Friday, December 4, 2009

...the stockings were hung...

I am so happy it is Friday...the kids are both home for a PA day from school. I love when they are home...mind you I tend to be busy running my daughter to the mall and all her friends and then running my son off to there is never a dull moment when they are around. I think that is why I love when they are home. The house is busy! One day I am going to miss them when they go off on there own adventure into life!

My card today was a little experiment with some ideas I had lately. I took a sentiment and just kept stamping it over and over on white card stock just to make my own background. I am actually really liking the look. I then used my nestablities to cut out the opening of the card so you can see in the inside. Inside is a wonderful image of Tildas fireplace that my friend Carolyn let me borrow from her new order she received last week. How nice is that! The fireplace is coloured with lyras and Tilda holding her wreath is coloured with copics!


  1. What a great idea. Love the opening on this card. My card arrived this afternoon. Thanks so much Christine it is beautiful but you haven't converted me yet, lol. The stitching is very impressive and love the snowmen of course. Marianne x

  2. Oh Christine, this is one gorgeous card! Your colouring of Tilda is exquisite and I love how you stamped the sentiment background! The opening is a very creative idea too - awesome job my friend!
    Enjoy your PA Day - I'm off to take the boys swimming!!
    Hugs, Danielle

  3. This is sooo cool christine! I love how you made the background and well the whole thing is fabulous!!!

  4. Gorgeous Christine, I love how you have made the background and cut the opening in your card.

    Liza x

  5. beautiful card Christine the background looks amazng, I love it


  6. What a brilliant idea you had..this is wonderful! Love it!

  7. Christine, you make me giggle. You are so funny. Thanks for always leaving me lovely comments. I get a lot of inpirations from you, you know. Take this card for example. It's simply gorgeous--fabulous colouring as always. And your experiment with making your own background with the sentiment stamp turned out well. I love the window idea--must remember that one.


  8. Christine this is so pretty!!!!!! I am glad that you are back I have missed you for a few days.. :o)

    My sons played hockey foeever also. I LOVE that game!!
    hugs, Janiel

  9. Wonderful background! Great idea with the window opening too. Just a beautiful card. Enjoy your kids, you're right, time passes so quickly before you know it they will be off on their own.

  10. Wow Christine that card is absolutely gorgeous, I love what youve done with Tilda putting her of the centre like that it makes a really lovely scene. Well done with love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  11. Wow!
    I love your beautiful card!
    So very sweet!
    kim x

  12. Love this one Christine - I love the window through to the fireplace and the repeated sentiment looks fab.

  13. How creative, Christine!! This is really cute! Love how you did the opening in the card to the fireplace.

  14. Oh another work of art. I love how you're stamping the background on the cards.
    Hugs xx


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