Thursday, 26 August 2010

Christmas Tilda



I didn't notice that this was a Christmas Tilda stamp when I bought it.  I have used it before but I've just covered the holly in her hair with a flower or a gem.  So this is the first time that I've used the stamp to make a Christmas card - any excuse to overload the glitter!  I've used my nestabilities (labels 4) to cut the main shape but I do find that some of the more ornate shapes don't really layer too well because the die sizes are too different.

TOP TIP!  I cut out the spotted paper with my largest die.  To get a perfect sized mat for it, I then hand drew around the same die onto my green card.  Cut this shape out by hand and it will then be the perfect size for matting and layering!

The papers are all from DCWV and the Tilda with Presents image is coloured with Pro Markers.  The lace, ribbon and pearls are all from my stash and I've added a little "Made for You" charm to the bow.  I have hand stitched around the card using DMC Cotton Perle as this is a bit thicker than normal thread and I wanted the stitches to stand out well. 


I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Totally Tilda - Stitching
Creative Card Crew - Sparkle and Shine
Crafty Ann's - Christmas in August

Thanks for looking and come back soon!

Amanda

27 comments:

Tine said...

Hi there Amanda. Great card. Your embellishments and layout work beautifully with your Tilda image. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers and I hope you will be able to join us again next week too!
Tine :)

Karen said...

This is lovely Amanda, thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers and DCD Christmas club.
xx

Vicky said...

Gorgeous job here...those papers were ment for the image....

Beautiful job!!!
x
vicky

Brenda Brown said...

Beautiful card Amanda, just love the colours and design.
Luv B xxx

Doreen said...

Just gorgeous Amanda,and a great tip.xxx

Ann Whitfield said...

Gorgeous card Amanda and thank you for the brilliant tip for the nesties! I have this set and love it but know what you mean about the sizes. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

~Jeri~ said...

Beautiful card!

Thank you for joining Sew Many Challenges this week!

Hope Jacare said...

Thanks for popping by mine! Really lovely cards - great colouring! Cheers Claire x

Lynne said...

Beautiful card - gorgeous colouring :o) great layout thanks for joining us at DCD Christmas Club xx Lynne xx

Christine said...

Gorgeous Tilda crimbo card ..I have this stamp & love it..lovely DP's fab colour combo..great take on the chall. thanks for sharing & joining us at Totally Tilda chall.

smiles Christine xx

My name is Wynneth said...

It's lovely Amanda - such pretty papers and this is a nice Christmas Tilda, beautifully coloured. Thanks for playing along with us on I ♥ Promarkers this week.
hugs
wynneth
x

kim.mom said...

SUPER CUTE card! Beautiful image! Love the lace and that gorgeous bow, too! TFS with us at SMC!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Sweet card!

Thank you for participating in Sew Many Challenges this week!

Rainmac said...

This is gorgeous Amanda, I love everything about it xxx

Donna said...

Gorgeous card Amanda, love Tilda with those colours. Great tip with the Nesties!
Hugs, Donna x

jackiescrafts said...

Love your Christmas card Amanda

Hugs Jackie x

craftykitten said...

Hi Amanda,
Love it, love it, love it. It's just so beautiful, love everything about it. Thanks for joining in with our stitching challenge at Totally Tilda this time.
Hugs
Dawn x

Nicki (LittleTed) said...

Gorgeous card Amanda, love your image and thanks for the tip about the Nestie, must give that a go.

I've also been through all your teddy posts and your hug is wonderful, I think they're all adorable.

Nicki, xx

Lorraine said...

Great card, A.J. It's really lovely and super papers.

An easier way of matting your label dies, hun..if you don't mind me saying. Cut your image and emboss it. Then cut your mat. Cut out your image along the embossed line and voila! also a perfect fit.

Lorraine said...

Ooops! Forgot to say..Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

lindyloo said...

Hi Amanda awww what a super cute card I love the papers you have used thanks for joining us at the creative cottage hope to see you next time lindyloo x

Susie Sugar said...

This is Totally Tilda-tastic Amanda I really love it your work is excellent darling, thank you for playing 2 of my 3 challenges this week
Hugs Susie & The Totally Tilda Team and the Die cut Dreams Christmas club Team xxxxx

Sue said...

Hi Amanda
gorgeous card, fabulous colouring, lovely papers & design,thank you for joining us at The Creative Cottage this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

WeirdCat said...

A DCWV set I don't have, will have to keep a look out! It's a lovely card,love all the different elements,thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers this week
Ruth x

Shelly said...

Lovely card, Tilda is so sweet! Thanks for joining us at The Creative Cottage! Shelly ;

Roberta Laliberte said...

AWEEEE what a cutie!

Thanks for entering Totally Tilda Challenges!

xooxox

Julie said...

Such a gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers.
Julie x