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Friday, 25 March 2011

Vintage Tilda - Magnolia-licious Christmas All Year Long Blog Hop

Where has March gone?  Hard to believe that it is the 25th of the month already and that means it is time for the Magnolia-licious Christmas All Year Long Blog Hop.  If you arrived here from Cordine's blog then you are on the right track.  If you happened to arrive here on your own, click HERE to go to the start of the blog hop where you will find a list of all the participants, you don't want to miss any of the fab projects.

Diana over at Magnolia-licious has a great selection of stamps and everything Magnolia. Oh and the service is wonderful too.  If you don't see what you are looking for just drop Diana an email, she will help you the best she can.  Diana also carries the Mini Magnolia Line of stamps...they are so adorable too.  The Magnolia-licious Christmas All Year Long is a part of the MAGNOLIA-licious Yahoo group, for more information on the group or if you are interested in joining click HERE

Once again I used a brown lunch bag for the base of my card...I really like the idea of making cards with these, not only are you sending a card but you put a small gift of photos, stamped images or even a letter with your card in the back pouch...duel purpose.

My card features Tilda With Vintage Roses (which is currently out of stock and on re-order).  I used Memento Tuxedo Black ink to stamp her on Cryogen White (available from Paper Temptress), this is one of my favorite card stocks for coloring images.  This paper has a beautiful shimmer to it that shows through your coloring mediums.  Hope you can see the shimmer the photo, it really adds a beautiful touch to your images and cards.

At the last minute I added a strip of White Satin Ribbon to the side of the card by the pearls, it really adds a nice touch to the card.  The diamonds are cut with my Spellbinders Nestabilities Dies then outlined with Crystal stickles.

The tag on the inside of the card is from a sheet that I picked up at our local scrapbook store.....the verse is from The Night Before Christmas!  The diamond is cut using my Spellbinders Nestabilities Die.  I haven't had chance to add a sentiment to the inside of the card, I am thinking I may just write it in myself at Christmas time, giving it a more personal touch.

The roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts with petals edged with Crystal Stickles.  They really sparkle nicely on the card.  You can never have too much sparkle.  The roses I used are 25mm, 20mm and 10mm.  I used MS Pine Branch punch for the greenery behind the roses.

I colored my image with Copics as follows:
     Skin:  E000, E00, E01, R20
     Hair:  E25, E35, E50
     Dress:  R35, R37, R39, R59, C00, C1, C3, C5
     Tilda's Tights:  RV000, RV10, C1
     Roses:  R81, R83, R85, G85, G94 it's time to hop on over to see what the very talented Danielle has to show you.  I am sure it will be fabulous.

I am also entering my card into the following challenges:
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Ribbon, Pearls/Rhinestones and Flowers
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Its A Mom Thing (or Just Be Girlie)
The Shabby Tea Room - BINGO (Gems (Pearls), Glitter/Glimmer (Stickles) & Ribbon (Satin Ribbon strip)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a wonderful day!



Kathy said...

So pretty and elegant. Love the colors you used and the gorgeous vintage feel to your card.

Peggie said...

Great card and great minds think a like. I used the same image but with completely different results. I love yours.

Jean said...

Corinne, I really adore your colors and your layout. Your choice of Tilda is so perfect for the vintage look of this card.. Love the flowers and the inside of the card... A great card..
Hugs, Jean

Cordine said...


Rene said...

So pretty! Love it!
Rene :D

Judy K. said...

Absolutly beautiful Corinne! Such rich colors and wonderful layout! Love it!!!
Judy K.

Rosie said...

Gorgeous Christmas card Corinne! I love this Tilda too and the colors are so rich and festive. Love the quote on the inside. Great job! Hugs, Rosemary

Anonymous said...

WOW!! This is so pretty!! LOVE your coloring and sparkle everywhere!! TFS! HUGs

Mascha van Dijk Zimmerman said...

lovely vintage colors, nice card, bye Mascha

Barb Hardeman said...

Such a pretty card Corrine! Your layout is gorgeous and your color scheme so vintage. Love how you finished out the inside!

Danielle said...

Hello Corinne, I love your idea of using a brown bag for the base of the card, very practical to insert a gift or a CD. Love your Tilda, so nicely colored. Very rich and gorgeous colors, Stunning.
Hugs. Danielle.

Beth said...

Beautiful! Love the colors!

Suzi said...

Very pretty, love all the sparkle.
Suzi x

Christina C. said...

Very creative and lovely, Corinne!
I love vintage and your Tilda is so pretty.

LINDA W. said...

Great vintage card love your coloring and your embellies.
hugs Linda

Linda said...

Wow what a beautiful card.

Sandy said...

Such a beautiful card. You have implemented a very clever idea here and there is nothing more exciting than a creative mind! You did a magnificent job Corinne!

Julie said...

So beautiful and elegant! I love the rich color! Thanks for joining the blog hop this month!


Carissa said...

Oh, this is pretty. I love your layout and the beautiful image. Hugs, Carissa

Robin said...

This is a wonderful Christmas card!! I think your Tilda is so lovely!!!

Danielle Therese Greenwood said...

Oh how cute! I love how you colored that sweet lil image. Thanks for joining us in The Shabby Tea Room this week.

Miria said...

Great decoration job, Corinne. Thank you for joining in Papertake Weekly, Miria GDT

Pattie said...

What a sweet little Tilda and the flowers are a perfect touch! So glad you could play along with us in the Tea Room this week!

Monique said...

What a beautifull card Corinne !

Hugs Monique