Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Christmas All Year Long--May

Excuse me--have you seen the month of May? Mine seems to have come and gone so fast, I didn't realize it! All of a sudden, it's time for the Christmas All Year Long Blog Hop--even though it seems we just did this for April! Guess it is true that time flies when you are having fun--and I've been really enjoying the spring weather despite all the rain.
If you're doing the blog hop, you should have arrived here from Cheryl's blog . But if you've landed here purely by lucky chance, perhaps you'd like to start at the very beginning, at the Magnolia-licious Christmas All Year Long blog.
I gave myself some extra challenges on this--to use my new Copic air brush system, and to use my Cricut. I air-brushed the background of my circle with Y000--afraid to use too much color too soon, since this is the very first time I've used it. I left it in the Nestabilities die that I cut it in, so I could have a white rim to the circle. After I got Tilda colored, I added random dots with Sakura Stardust gel pen, and I used the Sakura Glaze (clear) pen to add some shine to the labels on the package.
The snowflake behind the image is cut with the Cricut using the 'When It's Cold Outside' cartridge. I outlined the circle and the edges of the snowflake with Stardust Stickles. Corners were added with the punch from Stampin' Up!, and gold pearls. My cardstock was from Georgia-Pacific and Prism, and the Christmas print was from Basic Grey. The Copic markers I used are pictured below.
Many thanks go out to Deb, who owns the Magnolia-licious Yahoo group, and to Diana, the owner of the Magnolia-licious Store --they keep us inspired, connected, drooling over new stamps, and set up with a great place to order them from! Thanks ladies!
Your next stop on the Blog Hop is Glenda's blog -- and she always has such beautiful cards!
Thanks for stopping by! Feel free to leave a comment or a question--I'd love to hear from you!

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Monique said...

Beautifull !! I love the snowflake behind the image :)).

Hugs Monique

nadyne said...

very nice card!
i love the big snowflake!! it's a great idea.
Nadyne xx

Astrid said...

Its a very lovely card,

Marcia said...

Fabulous card!

Angelwood said...

So pretty! Beautiful image and love that she's layered on a snowflake! Love it! hugs, Angela

Robin said...

Wonderful card!! Love the giant snowflake...I might need that cartridge...LOL. Love the colors you've picked!

ShirleyTACS said...

Isn't this one of our favorite Christmas Morning memories?

Norma said...

Deb, beautiful card. This is my favorite Tilda image from the So Jolly Collection. Wonderful details on your card. Love the colours and your beautiful colouring. Good job on the card.


Danielle Champagne said...

What a beautiful card! Love the coloring. Simply adorable.

Kathy said...

Great card, love the air brushing and the giant snowflake behind Tilda. Such pretty and fun details.

Leonie said...

Beautiful card1 really loving the effect of the big snowflake! Great job with the air brush too.
Hugs Leonie

Peggie said...

Just lovely. Great job.

Pam said...

What an adorable card! you have really given Tilda life with your coloring! It is fun to think about Christmas when the weather is so warm! At least it is at my house!
Hugs to you,

isu.alum said...

She has to be one of my favorites. Love her fun socks and your coloring is fabulous.


Julie said...

Just adorable! I love your snowflake frame.

Thank you for joining us in the Christmas Blog Hop!


Suzanne J Dean said...

So sweet & full of holiday cheer--love all the delicate details on this!


charlene aka scrappygma said...

what a great little card love this little image...great job

Patti Jo said...

She is so sweet! Great card design Deb! Adorable card!!!

Patricia Garcia said...

Love he setting and the pretty papers too!!