Tuesday, March 29, 2011

First Christmas Card!


My first Christmas card this year. I struggled so last Christmas to finish all my cards. And I told myself I was not going to wait till December to do them this year. So, when a couple of challenges wanted Christmas cards, I said why not. I need to start on them anyway.

I used a very cute Magnolia stamp. She is colored with Copic Sketch markers and stickles were used on the wings and stars. My designer paper is Tinsel from Memory Box. My cardstock is Stampin Up. I used an embossing folder and sentiment from Stampin Up and the sentiment is punched out with a punch from Stampin Up. The sentiment is heat embossed to give it a little shine. I used several Spellbinder die cuts including the flower. The gem used in the flower is from my stash and the lace and ribbon are from Stampin Up.

I will be entering this card in these challenges:

Eat Sleep Stamp - Challenge #`13 - Sketchy Thursday

Just Magnolia - Week 99 - Eyes Down - Bingo (I chose diagonal - gems, flowers, and ribbon and lace)

Secret Crafter - Challenge #127 - Christmas in Spring

Speedy The Cat - Challenge #48 - Use Dry and Heat Embossing and have image popped up

Corrosive Challenge - #109 - Stars In My Eyes

Party Time Tuesday - PTT#9 - Anything Goes + A Handmade Flower

Anything Goes - Make Your Own Embellishment

CCEE Stampers - CCEE1112 - Christmas/Winter Holiday Card

Thanks for stopping by.

24 comments:

Cricket said...

Very pretty. Love these colors together.

Chris said...

Adorable! I love the poinsettia embossed background. You are so smart for getting a head start on those pesky Christmas cards! LOL Great job!

Cathy said...

So cute and pretty. Beautiful colors.

Louise said...

Beautiful christmas card, good idea to start early
Louise :)

Sandy said...

Very sweet - I love this image -- let's hear it for Christmas. There is no time like the present to get ready!!
Hugs
Sandy

Barb Hardeman said...

Oh the embossing background is so gorgeous and perfect with your beautiful poinsettia! You've colored Tilda very prettily. BTW her name is Christmas Angel, and she certainly is!
Hugs,
Barb

cabio's craft corner said...

Lovely dress color for this Tilda and the embossed flower background is so cute. Thanks for sharing :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

Shelly said...

Such a sweet Christmas card! The flower is beautiful and the embossing is gorgeous.

RenateKreativ said...

Beautiful christmas card, I love Tilda-angel.
Hugs Renate

Christina C. said...

Your Christmas card is beautiful! It's good to get an early start. I love the beautiful image and the details are wonderful. Love the embossing!

Rosie said...

Beautiful card Gale! I love the embossed background and the colors are gorgeous. You did a great job. Hugs, Rosie :)

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Thank you for joining us at Anything goes with your wonderful card.
Hugs
Tamara

Iulia said...

Beautiful card with such great color choice! Love this cute Tilda and the embossed panel too!
Hugs, Iulia

Teri said...

Love it! Your color choices work so well with Tilda!! Way to go for the head start on the Christmas cards!!!
Teri

sue said...

lovely card thanks for joining us at anything goes x sue x

Tracy said...

How can I not smile at this cutie! And that it's a Christmas card makes me even smile more!! Look at you getting a jump start! *grin* This turned out really great. The blue and reds look so elegant together and perfect for this cutsey image. Thank you for playing along with Sketchy Thursday!
Hugs,
Tracy

Harriet Skelly said...

What a sweet Christmas card! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Janet said...

great card! thanks for joining the corrosive challenge!
hugs

Nancy said...

Wow, you are way ahead of the game (or really behind!!) Beautiful colors!! Thanks for partying with us this week at Party Time Tuesdays!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Very cute card! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Good for you, getting a start on those Christmas cards! I think about 1/3 or 1/4 of the posts I've done so far this year are Christmas related, so i'm feeling good about that too! THanks for playing with Speedy's Friends this week. :)

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Very Christmassy!

Thanks for joining our "Christmas in Spring" challenge at SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

Hugs Jane x

Susan Raihala said...

Beautiful, fresh color scheme and lovely coloring of the image! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Renlymat's World of Family & Crafts said...

What a sweet image and your poinsettia is beautiful! I love your DP and the embossing too. Thanks so much for playing along with our challenge at Party Time Tuesdays! Hope to see you again soon!
~Renee
PTT DT