Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Tilda in the Forest Wishes You a Merry Christmas!


Hello Dearest Readers,

I hope this blog post finds you well this bright, sunny Tuesday! It's been very humid here in the desert southwest. We've had a lot of thunder and lightning, but, at our home, just a spit of rain. It's supposed to be this way all week long, so, hopefully, we'll get some much needed rain.

My sweet husband brought home five bags of DELICIOUS Rainier Cherries. Oh, they are so pretty. Here is what they look like:



Aren't they gorgeous? They are fat, sweet, and such a treat! Their "season" is very short, so finding them in the store is always fun! I sat and pitted three bags yesterday. I don't know what I'm going to bake with them yet. I know that whatever I decide, it'll taste great! I wish I had room in my freezer. I'd freeze some to enjoy during the winter.

Today begins a new challenge at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog! The new challenge is…

Christmas in July!


I really had a hard time with this card! I just couldn't get into the Christmas mindset because it was just too hot outside! I did manage though. Here is what I came up with.





If anything, just looking at the card makes me feel cooler! LOL My Tilda is Tilda in the Forest from the 2012 Christmas Story Collection. You can find her HERE

I also used some dies to create the forest. The large frame is a Memory Box Spring frame die. I did some trimming so it didn't look like Spring (or should I say branch pruning, LOL). I, then, backed it with some soft snowflake paper on which I built my forest and snow bank. You cannot see in the photo, but I've added Crystal Stickles to the trees, bushes, and snow. The birds are also a Memory Box die set. The green bushes are created using a branch punch. The silver foil sentiment is a peel off sticker. The small pine trees are from a Memory Box die as well. The snowflake dies are, I think, Cheery Lynn. I used a Fiskars crimper to make the textured snow.

That's pretty much the whole nine yards! I hope you like my creation and found just a little inspiration for you to join the challenge at Magnolia-licious! I hope you will leave a comment for me. I so treasure them and read each and every one! Thank you so much for leaving some love for me! Diana has a prize for one lucky gal who leaves a comment on the DT blogs. It could be you!



Have a wonderful week and thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you will come back again very soon.

XO,

Chris

15 comments:

julieprice3 said...

I Love your white background with all the pretty die cuts, just beautiful
Hugs Julie P

Scrapmumur said...

What fabulous card christmas!
I love it! the details are stunning.
Murielle.

Christy Designs said...

Your christmas card beautiful Chris!! Lovely scene and your coloring image gorgeous.
Hugs,
Christy

Karen said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous card Chris!!

stampingwithpeggie.blogspot.com said...

I just love this card! It is so pretty. The white just sets Tilda off so nicely.

Janie Printz said...

Beautiful card certainly makes me feel cooler just looking at it. Love the wonderful splash of color with those little birds.
hugs, Janie

Suzi said...

Wow!! Chris, you card is stunning my dear, beautiful colouring, die cuts and layout. Love it to bits sweetie. Those cherries look yummy too. Hugs Suzi x

Laura said...

So very pretty! I love this Tilda stamp and the background is gorgeous! This challenge is reminding me that Christmas will be here before we know it.

Big Hugs,
Laura C.

Elchi said...

Dear Chris,
your card is so amazing - I love it!
The Background with the trees and bushes looks so great! I really get a Christmas feeling right now, by looking at it...
Hugs Elchi

Candy said...

Chris,
Your card is amazing!! It does make a person cold looking at it :o)
Fantastic scenery with your die cuts. Makes a wonderful story. Tilda stands out beautifully. Love it to bits!!
Big Hugs, Candy

Mo said...

Chris, your card is beautiful...!!! And your coloring amazing...!!!
Be blessed,
Mo

Barb Hardeman said...

Honestly, sweetie, visiting your blog is such a hoot! I love your sense of humor. Really? You had a hard time with this card? It's exquisite! OMG! You're so creative! I bet you got the ideas for this in the middle of the night - you've always said that's when you get most creative. This is a stunner! Beautiful coloring. Bear hugs...Barb

charlene said...

So pretty awesome job

Paper Tails said...

Such a sweet card! Beautiful dies.

Karen

Nancee Purdum said...

Oh what a cute card! I love all those dies!!!! Tilda is a cutie! :) Nancee