Thursday, 25 November 2010

Tilda Under Mistletoe

Brrrrrr, it's freezing here and I absolutely hate being cold (I think I am at least part bear and should be hibernating the winter months away, lol).  The weather certainly thinks that it's Christmas already and I should be in full swing creating Christmas cards, and well I might be if I wasn't feeling so rotten.  I've had a really nasty tummy bug which just won't go away . . . but enough of the complaint. 
As I can't bring myself to make any cards at the moment (can't believe that this is the case !!!) I will just have to be content to blog one which I made a little while back.  She is Tilda under Mistletoe and I just love her.

The background paper is from Bearly Mine Designs, a Christmas digi set which I bought on the Internet.  It was printed onto some special paper in opalescent ice white, which gives a lovely blue sheen in the light (I think that my camera picked this up).  Tilda is mounted onto another piece of the unprinted opalescent paper
put through a snow embossing folder, can't remember who this is made by.

Tilda is coloured using Copic markers (as usual)
Skin: E000; E00; E02 and R20
Hair: E53 and E57
Dress: B00 and B02
T-Shirt: E43; E31 and E47
Shoes: E43; E31 and E47

Socks: C1
Mistletoe: G21 and G93
Pretzels and Biscuits: E50; E53 and E47

I've used copious amounts of Stickles 'Crystal' and I just love the little pearl beads on her shoes . . . small pleasures, lol.
I used a Martha Stewart punch 'Floral Scroll' to decorate more of the Kanban brown/gold matting paper.

The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, love the little blue cherry blossom flowers especially.  The foliage is punched out of Kanban brown/gold card using a Nellie Snellen punch.  I've decorated a couple of pins with beads to make an embellishment for the small arrangement at Tilda's feet.  Much cheaper than buying them ready to use.  I stuck the beads using Ranger Glossy Accents, I really like using this stuff, it's so versatile.

The 40mm brown organza ribbon is finished using a blue heart shaped button which has been in my stash for years. 
The base of the easel card is decorated with gold Paper Whispers from Mrs. Grossman's  
The sentiment is a seal from Cats Life Press in America.  I really enjoy using these but have also managed to buy the new Christmas seal sentiments from Lili of the Valley which look really good but I haven't had the chance to use them yet.
I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Creations #95 "Christmas is Coming"
ABC Christmas - "X is for Xmas"
The ABC Challenge - "I is for Ice and Snow"
Cute Card Thursday - "A Blast from the Past" - I chose Challenge #37 Snowflakes (designer paper)
Simon Says Stamp - "Let it Snow"
Top Tip Tuesday Challenge #11 - "Layer on Layer", thanks to Leanne for giving me the heads up on this one : )

Thanks for reading,


Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah WOW this is stunning, I love it. So sorry to hear you have been poorly. There seems to be a lot of things on the go just now :( Thanks for playing along on MAWTT this week Hazelxoxo

Lisa Jane said...

whta a beautiful card - Tilda looks beautiful in that colour combo
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
Lisa ;)

Claire said...

Gorgeous easel card - lovely Tilda image and great colour combo. Hugs, Claire x

Victoria said...

this is a gorgeous card beautifully coloured, unfortunately it doesnot qualify for our prize but i loved seeing your work

Leanne said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!

This would be a fabulous entry into the Top Tip Tuesday Layer Upon Layer challenge this week - you can enter as many times as you like!

Hope to see you there! Leanne xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Oh I hope your feeling better today hun!
Tilda looks gorgeous I ove those DP & your LO is fab!
Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous and so cute.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

Anonymous said...

Lovely easel card! love the colours too! thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas challenge, Samantha :0)

Anne said...

What a lovely card, love those pearl buttons on her shoes. Hope you're feeling better.
Thanks for entering the Top Tip Tuesday Challenge

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Hurry up and feel better, there are so many bugs around at the moment. Your card is beautiful, my fav colours. Good luck, thanks for entering our challenge over at MAWTT, Heidi x

Brenda Brown said...

What a fabulous card Julie, fantastic work. Keep well.
Thankyou for joining in our challenge at MAWTT this week.
luv {brenda} xoxox

Julie said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for joining us at Cute Card Thursday. I hope you will come join us again soon!


Annie said...

a fabulous festive creation! thanks for joining our challenge on Cute Card Thursday and the ABC Christmas blog too!
hugs, annie x

Nicola said...

Auntie Julie all I can say is WOW WOW WOW!
I would say I can't believe how stunning this card is but having seen it in the process of being made a little while ago I can believe it, yet I am always amazed by your creations. And I have to say if this card isn't a commission one I would be more than happy to be the recipient (HINT HINT) hehe.

Love Nicola x x x

Colleen said...

Love this! Please check the blog for Christmas Cards All Year Round and contact me at please!