Sunday, 26 October 2014

Cosy Christmas Tilda And New Challenge at Lovely Hanglar Or Sweet Magnolia.

Good afternoon, crafty bloggers
I hope you are well? 
Did you remember to put the clocks back one hour? Lighter mornings and darker evenings. This year is flying by!
Anyway. Today we have a new challenge starting at Lovely Hanglar Or Sweet Magnolia and this time around our challenge theme is
Autumn Colours.
We don't have a sponsor for this challenge but, we are hoping that you will enter for a chance of winning a position as guest designer.

I have made a Christmas card. It's the first of seven card that I am making for a work colleague of my husband's.

I used Cosy Christmas Tilda from the Winter Wonderland 2013 Collection.
The image is stamped with Memento rich cocoa ink onto Neenah cardstock and cut out using a Spellbinders floral oval.
I have coloured the image with Polychromos  pencils.

For my shaped card I used GoKreate large frame frilly #2 and Maja Design Walking In The Forest papers.
Other dies used are La - La - Land heart doily border, Cheery Lynn french pastry doily and snowflake 5. Marianne Design creatables ivy circle and Christmas tree 1. Joy Crafts Billes flourishes and Doohickey bloomy tag.
I have lightly sanded the papers and inked the dies with Tim Holtz frayed burlock distress ink. I added Frantage shabby white embossing enamel to the tree.
The lace across the bottom of the card is from Live & Love Crafts.
The sentiment is from Pink Gem Designs
I also added a little Frantage to the sentiment.
I have tied a bow through the top of the bloomy tag with and  tied a rusty jingle bell with some hemp twine through the bow. The lace, bell and twine are all from The Ribbon Girl.

A close look at the flower arrangement.
I used  pine cones, white stamens and kort & Godt white chrysanthemums from The Ribbon Girl.
White foam flower spray and apples from Live & Love Crafts.
The green 25mm rose and tan 15mm roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts
I have brushed the arrangement with white modelling paste.

A close up of the tree and sentiment.
I wanted to use strings of pearls to decorate the tree but, I couldn't find them on Friday.
Today I found them. Lol!!!

A close look at Cosy Christmas Tilda. Gorgeous isn't she?
I added Snow-Tex to give texture to Tilda's pom pom and  once it was dry I coated it with Ranger frosted ice stickles.
I used a Inkssentials opaque white pen to dot Tilda's cheeks and adhered 3mm white pearls around the image.

Inside the card is decorated with design paper and a Spellbinders floral oval.

6 more Christmas cards to make not including the ones I am going to make for my family.
Gosh! I am going to be busy but, I love it.

Our challenge is 2 weekly and we would love you to come and join in.
My teamies have designed some gorgeous creations. Why not pop over for a peek?

I am entering my card into the following super challenges;

Thank you for stopping by to visit today and big thanks for the lovely comments I receive.
Crafty hugs.
Donna xx


  1. This is absolutely STUNNING!!!! Love it! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Tilda's Town! Good luck,
    Rene :D

  2. so gorgeous love the beuatiful green, and gorgeous embellies
    thanks for playing with us at tilda's town

  3. Beautiful festive card Donna, love the muted colours and gorgeous details. Thank you so much for joining us at Allsorts for our Christmas challenge this week x

  4. Gorgeous Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at The Ribbon Girl, hugs, Jane x

  5. Oh it's just so gorgeous Donna! love the colours, and your wonderful design!!
    Fabulous Christmas card lovely.
    Mel. xxx

  6. Gorgeous card beautiful details.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Christmas' challenge and good luck x Susan x

  7. really beautiful card! thanks for joining us at tilda's town
    Helene DT

  8. Hi she is super love the shading and her pom pom... your flower arrangement is stunning with the paint and touch of red super inspiration as always :)