Friday, June 25, 2010

Christmas All Year Long--June

I am so amazed how fast this summer is going by! Yes, I know it's just the very beginning of the summer 'season'--but golly, it seemed like I just did my May card! But that might be because as of yesterday (drum roll, please!), I finished all the invitations for my son's wedding! YAHOO! Now that doesn't mean that I am done with my duties as 'vice-president in charge of paper items' for the wedding--I have a list of things yet to do. But the invitations were the biggest, and I'm so happy how they turned out! I'll post them in a week or two, after they've gone out in the mail.
BUT--you didn't come here for that! You came for the Christmas All Year Long Blog Hop! Hopefully you've gotten here from Cheryl's blog, and you've seen some wonderful creations already! If not, and you'd like to start at the beginning, hop on over to the Magnolia-licious Christmas All Year Long Blog, and you can follow the list from there. Amazing creations await you!
My card started out one way, then Tilda changed her mind midway through. She does that to me a lot. And doggone it--she is so cute, I'm a pushover for letting her have her way! Candy Cane Tilda jumped up to the front of the line this time, and requested a holly card--so I've used a Cuttlebug holly embossing folder on red cardstock, and highlighted the design with white Colorbox ink. I added peppermint stripe and red dot ribbon, layered to make a band on the background.
Tilda was colored with Copics (see the colors at the bottom of this post), and I did some highlighting and dotting with a Sakura Stardust pen. I 'hope' the picture shows the sparkle this pen gave the card!
The green layer was a holly border punch by Fiskars. I've had it forever, I think, but never used it much. I'm glad I remembered it, because I love this look!
Many thanks to Deb, who runs our Magnolia-licious Yahoo group, and to Diana, the owner of Magnolia-licious Store. Between these two ladies, we have tons of inspirations at our fingertips, and a fabulous source for all our Magnolia stamps. Thank you ladies!!!!!
I hope you enjoy the rest of the hop--your next stop is Jessica's blog, and her cards are simply adorable!

I love reading your comments on my cards!
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Pam said...

Beautiful card! I love the coloring and the shadowing...she looks so real! Can't wait to see the wedding invites!
Hugs to you,

Danielle Champagne said...

Hello Deb, very sweet card! Just love your story about Tilda changing her mind! Sheis so pretty, love your coloring and the embossed background. Beautiful bow, and super nice card.

Kylie said...

Oh wow - your ribbon matches the candy cane in your image! How cute. I love your DP!

nadyne said...

very nice card!
Nadyne xx

Peggie said...

Pretty card. Love the ribbons.

charlene aka scrappygma said...

OMG she is just to cute I love her ! Great job

Kathy said...

Darling card, I think I "need" this Tilda now. Love the fancy frame you used, too. Looks great.

Myrna said...

Cute, cute! I sure could go for some cooler weather about now! Hot and humid!

Anonymous said...

great inspiration here Deb! I have this holly border punch and have never used it...the embossing folder I have and I have used it once! lol Your Tilda is beautifully the shiny candy cane! So Christmasy!!! TFS!
Pam Going Postal

Candy said...

Oh You have done a great job!!! Love the lacquer you put on the candy cane :o)
Wonderful to hear your wedding invitations are finished. One huge job done and a hundred others to do LOL
Hugs, Candy

Robin said...

Fabulous card. I just love the colors you used for Tilda. And the bow is so perfect!!!

Julie said...

So adorable Deb. I really like the use of the ribbons on your card.

Thanks for joining us in the Magnolia-licious Christmas All Year Long Blog Hop!


Norma said...

Oh, beautiful card, Deb. Adorable Tilda and wonderfully coloured. Great work with the embossing folder on the red paper--looks fantastic. I have the Fiskars holly punch too--haven't used it much. Terrific job with card.


Tracy S said...

too stinkin' cute! I love how you used the striped and the polka dot ribbons.

Monique said...

It's beautifull Deb !

Hugs Monique

Lisette Morris said...

So Sweet!! I love the stripes and the dots ribbon! Adorable!

Maddie Kertay said...

deb... you are a winner over at popover to claim your fabric!


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Nancy said...

Oh this is just beautiful. I love all the elements - they work so well together and the colors are perfect. I must get started on Christmas cards!