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Christmas in February

Friday, February 25, 2011

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Hello and Happy February 25th.
Yes, it's time for my February Christmas card for the Christmas All Year Long Blog Hop--thanks to Julie for organizing it. Our group is part of the Magnolia-licious Yahoo Group--thanks to Deb, the owner. A group within a group, dedicated to producing Christmas cards on every 25th of each month to ease the mad rush to get everything done around Christmas time...LOL.

A list of the participants and the start of the blog hop can be found at the Magnolia-licious Christmas All Year Long Blog. If you're taking part in the blog hop and have come here from Nadyne's blog, then you're in the right place. The next blog to visit after me is Peggie's.

So this is my February Christmas card.

I didn’t know what I was thinking when I started this. I just chose a Tilda image that I wanted to colour and started colouring her in whatever colours I felt like it at the time. This is not the way to do it—at least not for me!!! I had the hardest time determining the colour scheme for the rest of the card and the DP’s to match. Much, much, much easier to pick out your papers first and then pick out your colours from them. But I knew that, you know…. like I said, I didn’t know what I was thinking!!! LOL. And that’s why I ended up with this non-traditional Christmas colours.

For the card, I used this Skecth # 103 from Inspirational Card Sketches, designed by Stacy. An added/optional challenge is to make it an easel card...woo hoo my fave!

Other challenges:

Top Tip Tuesday - Bling it on challenge

Creative Inspirations - Challenge 100 - Stripes!
Paper Play Challenges - Week 8 - Let's Get Sentimental

Fussy and Fancy Friday - Week 31 - Embossing and/or Paper Piecing

This is Tilda in Winter Light from Magnolia's A Merry Little Christmas Collection 2010. She is available from Diana's online store Magnolia-licious.

I have lots of glitter on this card: all the snowflakes, TIlda's white fur trimming, lantern and to outline the label die cuts. LOL...I have lots of glitter all over my craft room table and floor too.

I can only found one DP in my stash that would work for this card, the striped one. The other one, I took a plain coloured paper and just stamped some flourishes/swirls on it. For the embossed one, I took one of those card stock sheet that is surfaced-coloured only, You know, it’s coloured on the front and back, but the middle is still white. I embossed it using a snowflake embossing folder. Then by rubbing a piece of sand paper all over, took some of the colour off so that bits of the white shows through.


Here's a view of the entire easel card.


Other than the recipe for this card, not much more to say. Thanks so much for taking the time to drop by. I appreciate your visit very much. Enjoy your weekend!

Okay, from here, please go say hello to Peggie.

Stamps: Tilda in Winter Light, Inkadinkadoo clear stamp set Sketchy Flourishes.

DP: Keeping Memories Alive Simple Expressions Lavender Stripe.

Tools: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Ten, EK Success border punch, Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Snowflake embossing folder, Magnolia doohickey die Swirl, Martha Stewart Snowflake punches large and medium, Marvy Uchida Snowflake punch small.

Misc.: Jewel Glitter Ritz micro-fine glitter Lilac Pink and Cool Highlights, Martha Stewart Crystal fine glitter, Tim Holtz distress ink pad Walnut Stain, Rhinestone/bling stickers and pearls from my stash.

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