Sunday, December 1, 2013

The Day Before Xmas Stocking Tilda


Hello Dear Readers,

I hope your Thanksgiving was filled with the joy of family and/or friends! I also hope your tummies were full and your blessings are many! I am blessed because you are here reading my blog. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

I have a new card to share with you today. I hope you like it. It took me quite a while to do this one. There were so many details (in and out)that just seemed to take hours to accomplish to my liking. Here it is:

Oh, this was my vision the second I saw this particular Tilda stamp! I combined her with two other stamps. Both are additional fireplace stamps. The mantle is a Magnolia stamp from a while ago, and I have no idea where I got the actual hearth stamp. I've just had it tucked away. I want to say Alota Rubber Stamps, but I'm not certain.

Tilda's dress has sparkles on it as does the green stocking hanging from the mantle. The fire inside the fireplace has also been finished off with various shades of Kindyglitz. I wonder if they still make Kindyglitz? Years ago, I bought a bottle of every color they had. This was way before Stickles came into being. So, the fire inside the fireplace looks so cool with varying shades from deep red to warm yellow.

I added Snow Tex, Puffy Paint, Fran-tage, die cuts, lace, velvet paper, pop dots (upper part of the fireplace as well as Tilda have been elevated to give dimension. I also used deep green velvet paper - afterall, Tilda needed to be standing on carpeting, right? The stars are also made from the same paper. A jingle bell, ribbon, green twine, flowers, berries, and a doily finish the front.

Here is a closeup of the fireplace:

The following have been used on my card and are available at Magnolia-licious:

The Day Before Xmas Stocking Tilda - (currently out of stock. Check w/Diana to see when it will be back in stock)

Tilda Lace Die It got buried, LOL, but it's just above the lace.

Medium Star

Poinsettia Doohickey Die - Out of stock right now.

Leaf and Swirl Doohickey Die

Scalloped Doohickey Tag - Out of stock right now.

I hope you like my card! I would so love to read your comment, so feel free to leave one!

Have a wonderful week!



I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Lovely hangar or sweet Magnolia Challenge Blog - #83 - Christmas is Coming - ends 12/7

The Ribbon Girl - Ho, Ho, Ho Christmas Challenge - ends 12/15

Marvelous Magnolia ends 12/4

Crafting by Designs - Christmas or Winter - ends 12/3


Anonymous said...

This is gorgeous Chris! I just love that fire place, what a beautiful card, just lovely
Hugs Julie P

Karen said...

So very beautiful Chris!! Perfect Christmas card!!

Cathy Lee said...

This is super, super, cute! Love the adorable Tilda hanging her stocking for Christmas. Fabulous design and love the fireplace, Hun. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving too.

Barbara (Jamie) Gudermuth said...

Chris, you can tell that this card took a lot of time to complete. The fire looks real. Your coloring and placement is just so gorgeous.


Suzi Mac said...

This is just adorable Chris, I love your sweet scene, colouring and all the fabulous details you've added. Gorgeous hon. Hugs Suzi x

Doreen Horats, Clayton said...

Chris, love the fireplace and Tilda is so cute, love all your details.
Hugs Doreen

Nicole said...

Ooohhh Chris, I just love your card. I've coloured this Tilda this morning and I wish I had the stamp rtbehind her as well, unfortunately I don't have it :-(. You masked her lovely!! Great card. Hugs, Nicole

Janie Printz said...

Simply adorable card Chris. So beautifully colored & the fireplace looks amazinlgy real with the stockings hung.
Hugs, Janie

NPurdum56 said...

Oh Chris, this is adorable! I love the fireplace! It is perfect for this image!!!!! :) Nancee

Kelly said...

Gorgoeus coloring and the scene is fabulous! I would make this my signature Xmas card to send out! Fabulous card, I love it!
Hugs Kelly

Karen said...

Very pretty card! Gorgeous coloring and scene.


Laura said...

Your card is just so lovely! The layout is fantastic and your coloring is spectacular! I love how you made a complete fireplace out of two different stamps. I have to try that.

Chris said...

Your card is so beautiful Chris,I can see why it took you so long to create and all the love and effort that went into it. wonderful work my friend. Hugs, Chris x

Cindy :) said...

WOW Chris, this is an awesome card, very time consuming for sure....but every detail was well worth it, its gorgeous, I love all the glittery effects etc, someone will be soo lucky to receive this beauty!!