Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Distressing with A Spoon Full of Sugar

Happy Tuesday Everyone!  I can't believe I've been MIA for one week but we've had a lot going on here so it couldn't be helped.  Stay tuned as I have a few posts planned for the week.

This week's challenge at A Spoon Full of Sugar is distressing and our sponsor this week is Blackleaf Studio.  I am a recent happy convert to everything distressing and now I only cringe a teeny tiny bit ~ lol ~ when tearing into my pretty papers or sponging ink around them.  You have until next Monday, November 22 to submit a creation and I hope you'll get a chance to give it a try.  

I've inked up Magnolia's Tilda Wants a Hug from the Merry Christmas 2010 Collection, available at the Magnolia-licious online storeYou should see the rest of the fabulous stamps in the Merry Christmas 2010 Collection .  AND if you loooove Magnolias as much as me, then don't forget to enter my blog candy HERE for a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate to the Magnolia-licious online store.

This image is one of my faves because it reminds me of my youngest who still loves getting hugs and cuddles. I had a chuckle when I read the sentiment on the DP too because combined with this Tilda, I couldn't think of anything else but "All I want for Christmas is.......THIS MUCH".  Don't all kids just want it all at Christmas ~ teeheehee!  This card was super easy to put together because I used the Bo Bunny, Tis the Season, Cut Outs, available at Skribbles and Scraps.  I bought a few sheets so I can whip up some Christmas cards using various cut outs and then just pop on a different image on each.  I kept the card simple with the red pearls at the corners as the only embellishments so Tilda and the papers remain the focus.

I'm entering the card into the following challenges as well:
Have a great day and see you tomorrow for my Sundays with Chrissy creation.

Hugs,
Maria

27 comments:

Rene said...

I cannot tell you how much I LOOOOVE this card!!!! It is so darling! Just absolutely precious! The coloring, the layout (simple but gorgeous!), the PERFECT use of this Tilda...I could go on and on! Fantastic! :D
Rene

Auntie Em said...

She's so cute! It's like sending a hug. Your card is so sweet and festive.
Thanks for sharing! :o)

Teri said...

Oh I really, really love this card!! She is one of my favorite new Tildas!! Your design is perfect, such a cute card!
Teri

Pen to Paper said...

Maria, this is so cute. You are so talented. Can't wait to see who wins your blog candy!

Hugs,

Jackie

shelly said...

So adorable Maria, your coloring is beautiful!

Barb Hardeman said...

Oh, what a great card! I love all the layers and the distressing!!! The Christmas tree looks fabulous with the prezzies underneath and Tilda just waiting for her hug! Beautifully done...

Melanie said...

Maria...this is another fantastic card!! LOL, I'm pretty sure I distress almost EVERYTHING on my cards! I seldom make a card without reaching for my Distress Inks and I also love the texture of roughing up those paper edges.

Beautiful card...and great sentiment!!

Rosie said...

This is fabulous!! Just goes to show that you can create something beautiful with just a few items!! I love the simplicity of it. Sometimes I get so stressed trying to add all the embellies. This is definitely right up my alley! Hugs, Rosemary

Sharon Caudle said...

LOVE this Maria!! Yoour coloring is fabulous and I love the colors and design! Beautiful work!
hugs, Sharon

Danielle Champagne said...

Hello Maria, Very lovely card! Distressing is something I could not imagine stamping without!And I love those shades of brown (vintage photo and walnut stain***) Tilda is so so cute, can't wait to ink this stamp. Love it all.
Hugs.
Danielle.

Sandy said...

It's steal idea time! This card is wonderful! How bout lending me your girls so I can have some inspiration!
I also like the fact the card makes me laugh.
Sandy

Abbylicious said...

Adorable card Maria, nothing simple about it! Cute, cute, cute!
Judy K.

Only By His Grace said...

She's adorable Maria. Love your christmas tree with pressies under.
Hugs Maz

coldwaters2 said...

Absolutely stunning card Maria, the little scene you have created for beautiful Tilda is amazing, thank you for sharing this with us at Creative Inspirations Challenge.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Kelly Schelske said...

It's beautiful Maria! Love everything about it!

Sue C said...

Gorgeous card Maria, your shading is stunning. Thanks for joining us at ABC Challenge. Sue C x

Jean said...

Goodness Maria, this is so adorable. Love your coloring on Tilda and your Tree and the presents is just precious.. the whole layout is just too gorgeous.
Hugs, Jean

Christina C. said...

Maria, this is so stunning. Tilda is adorable and I love the setting. Wonderful card!!!!

Candy said...

Maria,
This is just adorable!!! Yes, the kids want everything LOL
But Tilda only wants a hug, like me.....
When I first looked at it I thought you had made it a framed picture to put up at Christmas time.
I love it - so sweet and innocent. Great papers. Great tree with the gifts underneath and wonderful font on the sentiment.
Hugs, Candy

Kristel said...

A really gorgeous card Maria! Love what you did with the presents!
Hugs Kristel

Suzi said...

This is utterly adorable Maria, love the design and that sweet Tilda. Gorgeous creation. Thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations with your lovely entry.
Hugs
Suzi x

Pat said...

Hey Maria...another gorgeous creation coming out of your studio!! I do so love your coloring!! And your design and paper-piecing are perfect!!! Love this new little work of art!! I haven't been in my craftroom since the weekend...so I know what you mean...I'm in withdrawal! LOL! Hugssssss...Pat Frank

Kim said...

WOW!! Beautiful card!! I just love this Tilda, she is fast becoming one of my favorites. You did a fantastic job coloring her. I love the tree with the presents and your sentiment too. Thanks so much for sharing!!

Cordine said...

Gorgeous card!
Hugs
Cordine

cabio's craft corner said...

Gorgeous distressing Maria. Love the cute tree & the way you made the presents. Lovely coloring on Tilda and this card is so sweet :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

Jenni said...

Just too cute! Thanks so much for joining in this week's Creative Inspirations challenge.
Jenni x

Lisette Morris said...

Adorable!! Just perfect!