Monday, July 27, 2009

Tilda with Candy Cane for Christmas in July



Happy Monday and Welcome to Magnolia-licious Christmas in July Challenge!! I hope you have had a marvelous weekend and are ready to start a fantastic week and will join us in this fun challenge over on Magnolia-licious Highlites.

For my card I used Bazzill CS for the base, Prismatics Herbal Garden Light and SU Real Red CS for the matting, and Daisy D's Snowflakes and Holly DP. I stitched the first layer on the front, then made a square of Cryogen white, edging it with MS Corner Loop and Wing Edger Loop punches, and propping it up on dimensional tape. I then added a square of coordinating DP. I stamped Tilda with Candy Cane from the Christmas Collection 2008 twice and colored her with Copics and a touch of Spica on the bow and Diamond Stickles on the wings. This little girl (along with many from the Christmas and holiday collections) is now available over at Magnolia-licious. I also propped Tilda up. I added 3 layer poinsettias and holly by Prima and made the centers from MM Vintage Findings pearl flowers. I also added a polymer clay candy cane which I colored with Copics to match the one Tilda is holding. Finally I added larger pearls to the remaining 2 corners.

I used the same DPs on the inside of the card. On the first panel I used a simple olive organza ribbon and a mini Tilda with Candy Cane colored with copics. And on the jotting panel I used another punched square for the message and trimmed it with another triple poinsettia. Finally all corners were softened with small pearls.

Thank you so much for your visit. We always love to see you drop by and hope that you will leave us your thoughts. Remember it is not too early to start thinking about your Christmas cards and how cute those Maggies can be for the holidays! You may also want to drop over and see what Diana has in stock and start thinking about which Maggies you may want for the winter holidays. Have a wonderful week and come back soon!! Hugs...

41 comments:

Handmade by Vivi said...

Absolutely fabulous Jacque! I can't wait to join the challenge too!
Hugs
Vivi

Heidi said...

What a great card you have made. I really must get started with my christmas card too. I have so many to make.
Thank you for the inspiration

Hugs and love
Heidi

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card, wonderful papers and beautiful images.
luv
Debby

cabio's craft corner said...

It's always nice to see a Christmas card in the summer. Jacque, I love your card, besides the wonderful Tilda, your flower embellishments and the MS punched edges frames are awesome! Beautifully done!
Hugs,
Cabio

Anonymous said...

And again such a cute card u made.
Really lovely one.
greetings from holland
Linda Schreur

Gunilla/Nilla said...

This is a stunning card. Love the cute image and the warm colours.

Have a lovely day/Gunilla

dragon said...

Wonderful, Love everything about it....
The image, the papers,the flowers. That frame is fantastic..

Lynn xx

Rosette said...

Yay!! she's so beautiful Jacque hun!! such a Christmassy feeling it gives!! And that candy looks just yummy! As are those papers and flowers! You rock!!

Big hugs xxx

Elaine said...

This is stunning, Jacque! Gorgeous frame, and love those flowers.

Angela said...

Wow, beautiful card, love those colours!!
Hugs Angela x

Cheryl said...

Wonderful card, as always, Jacque! Love the pretty color of her dress and all the papers and embellishments! Just lovely!

Nancy said...

Jacque this card is gorgeous! I love the DP, MS punch that is really cool and the flowers beautiful! Tilda is just precious! Love love love your card!
Hugs,
Nancy

Pam S. said...

Jacque - love your Candy Cane Tilda and I'm so jealous you have the new punches!!! The store I was at Friday was out already, but I did pick up a couple others. I love Christmas and your card is truly delightful!
Pam Going Postal

Katie said...

Super card and like Pam I'm jealous you have the new MS punches!
Wondeful work.

Cami said...

A very beautiful, elegant Christmas card...beautiful DPs, lovely Tilda colored to perfection, wonderful embellies, just as beautiful on the inside, Wow! I love this card. Where in the world do you get a tiny Tilda? Have a wonderful week, Jacque! Hugs, Cami

Barb Hardeman said...

This is stunning Jacque. She is so perfectly colored. Love the small wee Tilda on the inside too...

Malin said...

I don't know what to say. I have never seen so beautiful christmas cards ever! Everything is perfect.

Laurel said...

Jacque - Truly beautiful - How I love Christmas- This is my favorite image! I just love the light olive green of her dress and the DP. Where did you ever get the mini Tilda - just too cute! Your insides are always as joyful as the outside. Thank you for a glimpse of Christmas! Hugs

ljune said...

Hi Jacque,Well it's Christmas in July and it's
beautiful.I love the card.
Linda

papersunshine said...

Just beautiful! What a cute Tilda, I had never seen her before. The poinsettias and the paper are so pretty too! Lovely job as usual :)

Lori

Suzan L said...

Hi Jacque, What a sweet Christmas Card!! You have colored in Candy Cane Tilda perfectly!! And I love the DP's and all the accents. . . the poinsettias and the pearl centers, the MS loops and the ploymer clay candy cane. And the inside of your card is just wonderful. I love how you used the ribbon, and the mini Candy Cane Tilda is soooo cute!! I love this card!!
Hugs, Suzan

Danni said...

Another simply gorgeous creation!

Mindy (Scrappy and Piggy) said...

Gorgeous card Jacque! I have that Tilda, I hope I can make something half as great with her.

Lorri said...

Do you sell your cards, I would love to own this one. It would be a great background for a christmas page in my scrapbook.

Tracey said...

This is just gorgeous Jacque! I love that Tilda with the candy cane and you have coloured her beautifully!!

Lisa T said...

What a beautiful card! Those punches are so dainty and pretty! What a beautiful border they make. TFS!

Sheri said...

Happy Holidays Jacque! This is just sooooo sweet. Love the poinsettias with the vintage pearl centers and the stickles and the little polymer clay candy cane and the stitching and the edging....I could go on and on...Such a delight!

Anonymous said...

Jacque, your card is resplendently beautiful--inside and out. Love the papers and especially that MS punch. Fabulous presentation!!! That mini Tilda is soooo sweet.
Another gorgeous creation!! Hugs, Christina C.

Scrapstampnmama said...

Oh my! This is absolutely beautiful!!

Eulanda said...

Wow you get serious with making your Magnolia cards. But I LOVE IT!! They are just gorgeous and this has got to be one of my favorites. Love that you made the candy cane as well as all the other detailed work!! Great job! Phenomenal (sp?) LOL!

Angela said...

Beautiful card, love the colours you have used, so cute!! I have love this stamp, she is on my card too!!
Hugs Angela

Kerry D-C said...

So pretty Jacque! LOVE that paper! ANd love what you did with the loop punches, I thought it was lace. I I was looking at buying the loop punch and now I definitely need it....you are such an inspiration...to SHOP!!!! LOL! hahahahahahahahahahaha! Fantastic cards!

Pam said...

OH Jacque now I really must have those MS punches. They go perfect with your Christmas card. I love your work. It is ALWAYS beautiful and flawless. If you get a chance email me and tell me the color you used on Tilda's dress. I love how it looks on this card.
You are quite the seller girlfriend. You should be in TV commercials. LOL!
Again this card is stunning,
Sending you a big ole' hug and wishing you a wonderful week.
Pam
http://stampsinc.blogspot.com/

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

What a gorgeous card, Jacque! OMGosh......you are amazing! Every little detail is just beautiful!
Huggies ~
Sharron

Suzanne J Dean said...

Just beautiful Jacque--very holly-jolly indeed! Love the candy cane accents & beautiful border!

hugz,
Suzanne

glowinshadow23 said...

The background paper is so nice! I also really like the detail in the socks!

Candy said...

Oh Jacque!!
What a gorgeous card!!! I can't get over the work you do on all of your cards and your imagination. This one is beautiful ( as always ) LOVE the loop border punch - have been looking for it. Did you use it for the corners as well or did I read you used something else for them??? Your use of it it is inspiring.
Love you, Candy

Jessica G. said...

Gorgeous Christmas card, Jacque! I have that DP, but never thought to use it for a holiday card -- it's perfect for that theme!! Love those pointsettias and border punch, too; you definitely know where to find all the best toys!

Jodi said...

Very pretty card! Love the punch you used as a border, and the pretty coloring you do!!
Hugs
Jodi =)

Dawn B. said...

I would have never thought to use this paper for a Christmas card. I love the little embellishments. So sweet. Hope you are doing great. Hugs.

Carolyn said...

This is so unbelievably beautiful! You are so talented! I just love your card, inside and out!

Hugs,
Carolyn