Saturday, November 28, 2009

Holiday Wreath...

Just Magnolia has a great sketch to follow for their challenge! I just received some new additions to my family of Magnolia stamps so the timing was perfect for this little Tilda to
make an appearance on a card! Actually I was dying to colour up this one! I took a Merry Christmas stamp and just stamped it on white card stock for my background and then coloured Tilda with lyras, cut her out and placed her on my background. Has anyone ordered the Winter/Christmas 2009 Magnolia kit? I have and I am very anxious to receive it.

For the berries on the wreath I did some French knots using embroidery thread. I really love doing that, I think it gives the wreath a little dimension.


  1. Adorable!! Love her and how you did the background!

  2. lovely card you made, it is really stun
    hugs andrea

  3. Stunning card, Christine! Now I have to try these knotting! The wreath looks beautiful as do Tilda! Hugs Nilla

  4. Oh Christine, this is one gorgeous card! Tilda is coloured so beautifully and I love the knots on the wreath for added dimension - just fabulous! Love the Merry Christmas stamped background too!
    Hugs, Danielle

  5. Hi Christine,
    This is a beautiful creation. The image is adorable and you have coloured it beautifully. The French knots make it really stand out.
    Clare x

  6. WOW! This is beautiful! And french knots, you really did it up! They look great and make perfect little berries! And I love the new Tilda Christmas stamps! You did a SUPER job, she's adorable! Aloha...

  7. Your card is very beautiful. I love pattern papers and colors used.


  8. This is absolutely adorable, Christine! I love the french knots on the wreathe...brilliant! Your colouring is just so beautiful I love that Christmas word stamp!

  9. Your card is stunning! I love the new sketch by Magnolia and your card looks so different - but GREAT!!!! I would love to play with my Christmas Magnolias 2009 as well, but like you I am still waiting for my Winter-/Chrstmas kit!!! :(((( I think I can't make my new cards in time, as I have to mail out most of my cards worldwide!!! Magnolia is always sooo late...sigh! If their stamps wouln't be worth waiting I would have given up....

  10. Oh she is fabulous, stunning card you've made with. I believe the winter kit is beening despatched on the 30th November.

  11. Love the traditinal colours on this and the stamped background. Marianne x

  12. What a beautiful card Christine,i love the image and colours.
    So gorgeous papers.

    Hugs Riet.x

  13. Hi Christine

    This is just gorgeous - I love it.

    Great idea with the french knots too!

    Love Jules xx

  14. A fabulous card Christine, you have coloured the image beautifully and I love how you have made your background. The french knot detail on your wreath is stunning and a great idea for added detail and dimension.

    Liza x

  15. Oh Christine thats a stunning card, love the image and all the details are gorgeous. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  16. Oh, how cute is this! Absolutely darling, and those french knots really make it pop. I ordered the kit and I'm really anxious to get it. Last I checked it said "shipping soon." Thanks for the kind comments and the tip on the paper. I've been using a paper from Flourishes which works very nicely. I've also used Neenah and PTI's CS. I hope you'll share a picture of the quilts you're making. I've done some quilting in my day and I loved putting all those gorgeous fabrics together. Ever read the books by Jennifer Chiaverini? They're neat stories, all quilt-themed. Well, had to say I love your card!

  17. Wow, how cute is this. French knots on the wreath with embroidery thread (in between making dozens of cookies?), girl you are
    very creative. It looks wonderful. Love the mix of papers too. Very nice.

  18. Danielle, mygoodness this is GORGEOUS!!! I feel like a broken record but i don't know what else to say ALL your creations are soooo GORGEOUS!!!!
    Big Hugs,

  19. OH This is simply gorgeous!! Everything is just Lovely..Love it..
    Hugs, Linda

  20. Christine, another stunning card!!! Love the colour combo of those shades especially the deep rich red. Adorable Tilda--I must get her out soon. I like your punched-leaves-and- berries embelishment. Hope you don't mind if I borrow that idea. Thanks for inspiration.


  21. She is just too cute. I need some time to get my images into cards. I'm running out of time. Great card again.
    Hugs xx


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