Monday, July 13, 2009

A Magnolia Christmas

I hope you had a wonderful weekend. I hope this week goes better for me than last week!!Today's challenge over at Maria's Christmas Stampin' All Year Long blog is hosted by the wonderfully talented Debbie. Her challenge for us today is to make a card decorating the inside and the outside. I love decorating the insides of my cards, I jsut don't always take the time to do it.

For my card today I used the Just Magnolia Sketch Challenge #13. I used this adorable Magnolia image and the ticket is also a Magnolia stamp. I used Basic Grey Wassail papers for my card, Prima flowers and pearls to decorate the inside and out. I used my nesties to cut out my Magnolia and the writing block on the inside of the card. I used chalk ink to distress my image and my little ticket which I stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa. I used pearls for my flower centers and on the pretty flower on the hat she is wearing. That's about it. I like the way she turned out. I hope you do too.

Sometimes, it's nice to have a sketch to use for our card so if you would like to have a sketch to play around with, visit the Christmas Stampin' All Year Long blog to see one. But remember, the sketch is not the challenge this week.



Inside - top

Inside - bottom

Be sure to visit the Christmas Stampin' All Year Long blog to see what the other challenge divas have created. I also have them listed on my sidebar. We'd love for you to play along, just leave a comment and a link to your creation on the Christmas Stampin' All Year Long blog or if you upload to SCS or PCP, use the keyword CSAYL. Thank you for stopping by my blog. Be sure to come by tomorrow to see what I have to show you.

10 comments:

Rach said...

a fabulous christmas card Cathy, lovely papers and choice of image. you did a fabulous job with mina's sketch. hugs rachxx

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my this is simply beautiful inside and out love it.

Hugs
Lorraine x

Bev said...

What a gorgeous card, the colours and papers are so pretty. x

Risa said...

Hi Cathy,
Your card is a stunner! Tilda is colored in beautifully and your layout is beautiful!!! I love the rich colors...so pretty!
hugs
Risa:)

Mina said...

Fabulous Christmas card Cathy...its never to early to get a head start on Christmas...thanks for joining in with the Just Magnolia challenge
Mina xxx

Summerthyme Studio said...

Sweet Tilda is looking fine here! Great card!

Jodi said...

Love your card both inside and out!! Very pretty!!
Hugs
Jodi

Maria said...

Hey Cathy! Wow, splendid job on your outside and inside card. Beautiful job coloring Tilda! I love that image.. . love the colors you chose! Very pretty!

Maria

Kim Piggott said...

Wow!
Fabulous creation!
Totally love your colours and beautiful detail!
So happy that you have joined us at Just Magnolia!
hugs
kim x

Michelle said...

sorry I'm so late in posting - your card for this week is awesome. Great job! The frames on the inside is a great idea.