Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Cosy Tilda

Good evening, crafty blogger's.
I hope you are well?
The big day is nearly here! Yippee!!! Lol!
Today I  have made another Christmas card. This one is for my husband's work colleague Aana..
Aana is the lady who asked me to make lots of Christmas cards for her friends and family this year.I am very grateful to her because for at least two years I have struggled to sell my handmade cards. I tried Etsy, Ebay and Facebook but, I never had any real success. Now Aana's friends and workcolleagues are wanting one of my hand made cards which is great as my passion is making cards.
So this Christmas card is a little thank you too.

I couldn't resist colouring this little beauty so I have used Cosy Christmas Tilda from the Waiting For Christmas 2014 Collection.
The image is stamped with Memento rich cocoa ink onto Neenah cardstock and cut out using a CartUs oval and matted onto a Joy Crafts Noor Design oval.
I have coloured the image with Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils.

For my shaped card I used GoKreate large frame frilly #2 and Maja Design A Gift For You papers.
Other dies used are La - La - Land heart doily border, Sizzix on the edge snow flurries, Marianne Design Ivy circle, Christmas tree 1 and lamp. Joy Crafts Billes flourishes, Cheery Lynn pine branches and Doohickey bloomy tag. I put the bloomy tag into a canvas corp mini bag and tied a couple of bells to it with a piece of hemp twine from The Ribbon Girl. The bag and bells are from Live & Love Crafts.
I lightly sanded the papers and inked all the die cuts with Tim Holtz tea dye distress ink.
The lace across the bottom of the card is from Live & Love Crafts.

I finally got around to using the beautiful ivory & gold lush poinsettia from The Ribbon Girl I coated the poinsettia with a little Snow - Tex.
The Marianne Design Christmas tree is also coated with Snow - Tex and I decorated it with a string of 2mm white pearls. The lamp has been coated with Twinklets Diamond Dust and a little Snow - Tex.
The sentiment is computer generated in MS Word using a vintage digi stamp from Pink Gem Designs

Here is a close up of Cosy Tilda.
I added glamour dust to her collar, cuffs and pom pom and used white liquid pearls to dot around the image.
I have dotted Tilda's cheeks with a Inkssentials opaque white pen.

Inside the card is decorated with design paper and a Joy Crafts Noor Design oval.

I hope you like it?

I am entering the design team call at The Ribbon Girl and entering my card into the following super challenges;

Thanks for stopping by to visit today and big thanks for all the lovely comments.
Festive crafty hugs.
Donna xx


  1. so gorgeous Donna !!l Love the colors

  2. me again :)
    thanks for playing with us at tilda's town and i wish you a verry merry Christmas

  3. Like it??!! This is SO GORGEOUS Donna...I mean STUNNINGLY GORGEOUS!! I'll bet your husband's colleague was in AWE!! Wishing you and yours a most WONDERFUL Christmas!!
    Take care,

  4. This is so gorgeous...love all the details
    Thank you for joining us at Tilda's Town


  5. Gorgeous, fabulous, fantastic! Forgot to mention stunning :)
    Thank you for sharing with us at Tilda's Town.
    Gr. Samantha

  6. Beautiful Tilda coloring and designing Donna! So glad you linked up to Tilda's Town Challenges! Thanks for playing!

  7. I love it, it's gorgeous!!! Thanks for joining us at TFMC.
    Hugs, Diana

  8. Absolutly gorgeous.
    Thanks for playing with us at Stamp and Create With Magnolia. Happy New Year.
    hugs Dorte