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Thursday, 10 November 2011

Loving Christmas Wishes

Hello again, It's so cold and gloomy, that I don't want to go out of the house, so after a quick dash to Tesco to stock up my fridge and food cupboard, Now I'm tucked up indoors, chores done, spending my time either crafting or visiting all the lovely blogs I follow. I'm seeing so many wonderful creations and of course I have to have all the stamps, dies and embellishments that are needed to create them, as well as all the other 'essential' goodies that seem to find their way into my basket!! On-line ordering from all the various craft suppliers is too easy and I end up spending a fortune. I won't mention that I have loads of stamps and dies that are still unused!! - lol.

I wanted to enter the Christmas Challenge which runs until 19th November. The only requirement is to use a Magnolia stamp:

I finally inked up one of my many unused Tildas and coloured her in with Prismacolor pencils.
The doily was made with a Magnolia Doily die, the papers and card were from my stash, and I added a couple of die cuts that were sent to me free with an order from Dies to Die for - I loved the Memory Box Frostyville Border die so much that I've ordered myself one, though I'm still waiting for the postie to bring it. I used a McGill Multi Tickets punch to make the ticket and stamped a Magnolia sentiment on it, I also added a Prima 'Say it in Pearls' embellishment and finally I heat embossed some snowflakes to the doily and added crystals around the edge, and finished off with lots of sparkly.

Many thanks for coming by. Have a lovely evening.

Bye for now.

Vicki x


  1. Hi darlin thanks so much for popping bymyblog and leaving me alovely comment it means al ot. Yr cards ares stunning, I think prisma pencils are something like plychromos, if they are oil based they should be similar but im not one hundred percent sure, huggies June xxxx

  2. Oh I think we all have unused stash hun - we just don't own up to how much, lol! Gorgeous Tilda card, she really is a cutie. Thanks for signing up to Follow my blog - I'm up to my limit for following so have bookmarked your page so I can come back and have a proper nose round! Loving what I see so far. Hugs, Squirrel x

  3. Gorgeous card hun, lovely image and detail love that border at the bottom, hugs Liz xx

  4. what a delightful card ~just love this tilda and love the frosty border!!
    ps thanks for your kind comments on my blog

  5. now thats naughty not inking this gorgeous Tilda up Vicki, especially seeing how fantastically you used her...gorgeous card
    Mina xxx

  6. Beautiful card Vicki, so sweet and pretty :)
    When I started card making a couple of years ago I didn't get what people were saying about it being addictive, but many uninked stamps, mountains of paper & drawers & baskets full of embellies later I "get it" now lol.
    I'm so pleased my tutorial helped hun, I always worry that my waffle will confuse people lol
    hugs Mandy xx

  7. Beautiful card Vicki, love your border and doily dies and your ribbon treatment is so pretty.
    Nicola -x-

  8. Hi Vicki, fantastic card, its sooo pretty! I love the doily and snowflake border. You did make me laugh because I have loads of un-inked stamps and embellishments that I haven't used and I just love internet shopping and having it delivered, I can't wait for it to arrive! Glad I am not alone and I am sure there are alot of other crafters out there too! Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog and for becoming a follower. Tracey x

  9. Hello
    Thank you for the nice comment in my blog, it made me so happy.
    Your card is so beautiful ♥ and it was so nice to look at all your work. Thank you for a lot of inspiration. Cant wait to see your next creation.

    Hugs from