Sunday 18 October 2015

Christmas Candle Tilda And A New Challenge At Simply Magnoila

Hello, Lovely blogger friend's.
I hope you are well.
Today see's our new fortnightly challenge at Simply Magnolia and this time our challenge theme is.............FAVOURITE COLOUR COMBO
Our wonderful sponsor for this challenge is Crafty Ribbons with a £10 voucher for one lucky winner!

I have made another Christmas card with my favourite colour combo blue & brown.

I used Christmas Candle 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 die.
I have coloured the image with Prismacolor and Polychromos pencils and matted the finished image onto a Joy Crafts Noor Design oval.

For my shaped card I used GoKreate XXL frilly frame #5 and Maja Design Enjoying Outdoors papers from LLC
Other dies used are Joy Crafts edge border 5, Christmas Winter, Vintage flourishes holly leaves and Ice crystal circle. Marianne Design Ivy circle. Sizzix On The Edge snow flurries and Cheery Lynn French pastry doily.
I have inked the edges of the die cuts with Tim Holtz tea dye distress ink.
The Marie 'Therese' white lace is from LLC and the white pearl trim is from WOC.

A couple of close up's.
I bought the wooden reindeer from HobbyCraft and embellished it with liberty bells & twine from LLC
I have given the reindeer an eye with a 3mm white s/a pearl.
The bow is tied with 25mm baby blue satin ribbon which was a gift from my very special bloggy friend.
The rusty jingle bells and hemp twine are from The Ribbon Girl

The flower arrangement consists of a larch cone, white flower spray and Vintage crystal star pin all from LLC
The 30mm 2 tone brown wild rose, Kort & Godt white chrysanthemum, 20mm baby blue open rose and blue beaded stamens are from The Ribbon Girl
The 30mm light Ivory wild rose and 15mm tan rose is from WOC.
I have coated the arrangement with Snow - Tex

A close look at Tilda.
(Sorry this picture is not very clear)
I surrounded the image with Frantage shabby white embossing enamel and adhered 3mm white pearl bead string from The Ribbon Girl around the outside.
The buttons on Tilda's coat, pom pom and the candle flame have had a sprinkling of glamour dust.

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

I hope you like my card?

We would love you to come and join in with our fortnightly challenge.
My teamies have designed some gorgeous creations. Why not pop over HERE for a peek?

I am entering my card into the following super challenge's;
Time For Magnolia Christmas Challenge #104..................Stars (A Vintage crystal star pin in the flower arrangement)

Thank you for stopping by to visit today and huge thanks for all the lovely comments.
Have a great week.
Crafty hugs
Donna xx


  1. Another stunner Donna. Love the image and the touches of blue. You have such an art for surrounding your image with so many gorgeous dies and embellishments.
    Enjoy the week to come.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  2. So many beautiful embellishments, shapes, textures and color. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 205th AG challenge!
    Blessings and Hugs, Carole

  3. me again ;)
    thanks for playing with us at midweek magnolias

  4. Love the shape of your card. so many beautiful details ♥.
    Thanks for playing with us at Magnolia Mania!
    Hugs, Andrea

  5. Donna, my sweet friend, this is beautiful beyond words. You have the sweetest Tilda collection and I especially love this one. The sweet heart detailing and her beautiful candle are gorgeous for winter. I love the colors, the sweet bells, precious bits of nature... everything is stunning. Thank you for inspiring me with your beautiful heart. :o)

    Hugs and blessings,

  6. Wowwwwww Donna, such a wonderful card! Love it so much! Do you want my address LOL? And your card is fine for our challenge, as long as you use a star and you did, so it is ok! Warm hugs, Chantal

  7. Such an adorable Christmas card Donna, perfectly designed inside and out, Tilda is coloured beautifully and the colour combo is awesome and one of my favourites too! That reindeer is so sweet and all those die cuts are perfect snow and ice detail!
    Thanks for joining us at Midweek Magnolias and best of luck hun!
    Hugs Nicola xxx

  8. Hi Donna love her outfit in blue and how cute is that deer!! Loving your background it makes her pip off the page and gorgeous winter florals as always :) x

  9. Wauwwwww wat een schitterend mooie kaart heb je gemaakt met leuke details.Bedankt voor je deelname bij TFM. Groetjes Marga.