Thursday 30 January 2014

Cosy Christmas Tilda & Apple Basket.

Hello, Crafty bloggers.
Welcome to my blog and  a big thank you to all my new followers.
I hope you are well?
I am feeling sad. My eleven year old Pug named George is very poorly.
To take my mind of things I have made a shaped Christmas card. My second one this year. Lol!!!
I have chosen Cosy Christmas Tilda and masked Cosy Christmas Apple Basket from the Winter Wonderland Collection 2013.

I have die cut a Spellbinders Nestibilites Opulent Oval with Neenah cardstock and stamped Cosy Christmas Tilda and Cosy Christmas Apple Basket from Sirstampalot onto the oval with Memento rich cocoa ink.
I have coloured the images with Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils.
For the shaped card I have used 300gsm white Conqueror card and GoKreate large frames frilly #2.
The papers are Maja Design Vntage Summer Basics from Live & Love Crafts. 
The doily is Cheery Lynn Nautical Wheeler. I have inked around the edge with Tim Holtz tea dye distress ink.
The pretty lace is from Ebay and can be found  HERE. 
I have used Doohickey dies. Spruce firs and lovely fence. I have inked the edges of the dies with tea dye distress ink and coated both with Snow-Tex from Live & Love Crafts. 
I stamped Magnolia Vintage Merry Christmas Postmark from Sirstampalot with Memento rich cocoa ink, cut around it and adhered it to the removable centre piece of the Nautical Wheeler doily.
I have also inked around the edges of both the sentiment and centre piece with tea dye distress ink.
The wooden stars on the bottom of the card are from Live & Love Crafts. 

I have used a selection of flowers for the arrangement.
They are blue Kort & godt rolled roses and chrysanthemums from The Ribbon Girl. 
A 25mm ivory wild rose from Wild Orchid Crafts and marshmallow frosted berries from
For the foliage between the arrangement I have used Cheery Lynn pine branches and Martha Stewart woodland branches. I inked the edges of the branches with tea dye distress ink.
I have adhered a 5mm white pearl to the centre of each of the rolled roses.

Here is a close up of Cosy Christmas Tilda with Apple Basket.
Do you think those apples look good enough to eat?
I sprinkled Frantage shabby white embossing enamel from  Live & Love Crafts and adhered a few 2mm white pearls around the image. I have used ArtDeco glamour dust on Tilda's pom-pom and dotted Tilda's cheeks with a Inkssentials opaque white pen.

Inside the card is decorated with Maja Design paper and a Spellbinders Opulent Oval.

I hope you like what you see?

I am entering my creation into the following super challenges:

Thank you for stopping by to visit today and huge thanks for all the lovely comments.
They make me very happy.

Crafty hugs.
Donna xx


  1. Beautiful Christmas card Donna, just love it, especially your coloring with the pencils. Thanks for joining us @ Tilda's Town this week.
    Riet xx

  2. Wow Donna, again a stunning creation! Everything's just perfect! Hugs,

  3. Such a darling card, wonderful colouring of Tilda and her fruit. Thank you for joining us over at Midweek Magnolias. Hugs Suzi x

  4. Beautiful card, Donna. Tilda looks fabulous, love all the pretty die cuts. Thank you for sharing it with us at Midweek Magnolias.

  5. This is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Magnolia-licious....hope to see you again next time!!

  6. Hi Donna wow she is brilliant... I always adore your colour the blue rolled roses and the stars are so cute ..hope your okay ;0) xxx

  7. STUNNING card!! Your coloring is perfect.
    Thank you for joining us at with the ANYTHING GOES challenge at Magnolia-licious. I hope to see you again for the next challenge.
    hugs, Janiel