Saturday, September 25, 2010

Christmas All Year-Long--September

Welcome to the September edition of the Magnolia-licious Christmas All Year-Long Blog Hop! I am leading off the Hop this month--so you're in the right spot to take a wonderful tour of some fantastic cards! Many thanks to Julie for setting the Hop up, to Deb for running the amazing Magnolia-licious Yahoo group, and to Diana of the Magnolia-licious Store, for bringing us all these wonderful Maggies to stamp with!
When I was little, waiting for Santa was just about the hardest thing I had to do. And when my boys were little--getting them to go to sleep on Christmas Eve was a real test of parenting skills! But no matter how old I've gotten, the impending thrill of Christmas Day, and the presents from Santa--yes, I DO still get presents from Santa!--are a part of the holidays that I would never ever want to lose. Doesn't everyone turn into a 5-year-old at Christmas-time, even if only for a little while?

My card for the Magnolia-licious Christmas Year-Round blog hop brings back those memories, with Santa watching over little Tilda as she unwraps her presents.


The Santa and the wording is from a set I got last year from Flourishes, and Tilda is, of course, from Magnolia. I love using an easel card for this setting! It was a little hard to photograph, though--the printed paper is actually a little more burgundy than brown, but it just didn't want to show up that way.


The Merry Christmas panel was cut with a Nestabilities die, and all the pieces were edged with a Krylon Gold Leafing pen.


Thanks for stopping by! Please feel free to leave a comment below!


Your next stop is the beautiful card on Glenda's blog.



Supplies:


Stamps: Unwrapped Tilda (#3002, Magnolia); Santa--I Believe (#72, Flourishes) Paper: Ivory (Beckett Expression Candelight); Garland (Tis the Season Collection, Studio 8 Paper Co.); White (Beckett Expression Iceberg); scraps for greens Ink: Black (Memento); Latte (Adirondack); Gold (Krylon Gold Leaf Pen) Other: Gold Robins's Nest pearls; misc. punches; red metal jewel dots; chalk for cheeks and holly on Santa Copic Markers: as shown below:



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24 comments:

Lindsy said...

Oh goodness! I just love this ~ the DP is so perfect for that image =)
And yes, getting little boys (I have three littles) to bed on Christmas Eve is not a task for the weak of heart =P But the excitment and joy on Christmas morn makes it all worth it =)

Myrna said...

Deb what a cute card! Great job on your color choices and dp. Love that Santa head!

scrappyjan said...

Oh Dee this is a beautiful card...
tfs Have a great weekend...Janiel

Danielle Champagne said...

Hi! Deb, Gorgeous card, I love Santa's face in the background, Tilda is in beauty wonderfully colored. Beautiful DP
Hugs.
Danielle

Robin said...

Love your card!! The Santa is amazing. I really like how you colored your Tilda.

charlene said...

Deb I love how you did this card ! The Santa background just makes it....
Hugs

Corinne said...

Your card is gorgeous! I love how you have Santa looking in on Tilda unwrapping a present on Christmas morning.
Hugs~
Corinne

Corinne said...

Your card is gorgeous! I love how you have Santa looking in on Tilda unwrapping a present on Christmas morning.
Hugs~
Corinne

cabio's craft corner said...

She is so darling Deb and I love the way you use Santa as your background on this card. Very neat!
Hugs,
Cabio

Christina C. said...

What a gorgeous card....love the backdrop of Santa's face....perfect!

Sharon Caudle said...

What a beautiful card to start the hop! Your Santa is gorgeous and Tilda is colored Beautifully, Dee!! And yes, I surely turn into a five year old at Christmas too! :) Fabulous card!
hugs, Sharon

Peggie said...

Love the way Santa is peaking over Tilda's shoulder.

Nancy said...

What a beautiful card. I love the Santa image - it's the perfect addition. I also love the deeper Christmas colors - beautiful job.

Catherine Atkinson said...

It is a very beautiful card -- great color choices, and the Santa is wonderful.

Julie said...

Deb - Your card is beautiful. I love the background with Santa. Thanks for joining the Magnolia-licious Blog Hop!

Julie

Candy said...

Oh so such a beautiful card! I love the way you have incorporated your wonderful Santa stamp into your card. Very precious. Christmas is a wonderful time of the year for most of us.
Hugs~

Patti Jo said...

Beautiful coloring Deb! She looks so cute next to the Santa! Wonderful card!!!

Norma said...

Deb, your card is utterly gorgeous. I love those particular shades of the Christmas colours that you use to give a vintage feeling. Beautifully put together and coloured.

Hugs,
Norma

Stampin'Piper said...

Beautiful card, wonderful colours and such a cute Tilda!

Hugs Tanja

Monique said...

Your card is lovely !!!

Hugs Monique

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Astrid said...

Gorgeous, so very very beautiful.
Hugs Astrid

Pen to Paper said...

Wow Deb, this is absolutely gorgeous! I love everything about this! The big Santa looking on is awesome and your coloring is so pretty! I really need to get me some copics!

Hugs,

Jackie

Nancy said...

I LOVE your card. Thank you for sharing.