Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Inspiration Challenge at Magnolia-licious and A Winner

Here's my second post of the day and how often does that happen ~ lol!  Is anyone else panicking because Christmas is literally around the corner ~ 4 weeks yikes!  Well I hope my card and those of my uber talented and sweet teamies at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog inspire you to ink up those festive holiday cards.  We are so pleased so many of you played along with our first challenge and we hope you'll come and play with us for our Inspiration Challenge too. Deadline to enter is December 6 and Diana has generously provided one Magnolia Mistletoe Doohickey Die as the next prize for a randomly selected participant.

My card features Tilda with Fir, available at the Magnolia-licious online store but currently on re-order.  I stamped my Imaginisce sentiment happy Holidays right on the Bo Bunny Cut Out DP with Versafine Vintage Sepia ink.   DP and Copic colours were a challenge for me but I had an adventure playing with colours outside my comfort zone.  I made my first felt flower with one of my new birthday toys ~ Sizzix Bigz Die-Flowers 3D ~ and placed a lavender pearl in the centre.  Embellies including gauzy ribbon are from my stash but the rhinestone snowflake was purchased from my local dollar store. 

Copics used are as follows:  Face: E0000, E00, E11 & R20~ Hair: E30, E35, E25 & E29 ~ Hat, Shoes & Coat: V0000, V01, V12, V06 & V95 in that order & Icicle Stickles for the trim on Tilda's hat and coat plus her mitts ~ Stockings: V0000 & V01 with Blender ~ Fir Tree: Y28, E30, E35, YG11, YG03 & W3. 

I'm entering the following challenges:
Thank you to everyone who participated in my celebration blog candy.  Your lovely comments and good wishes warmed my heart.  Random.org has selected #25, Kathy Gerace, as the winner of the $25 Gift Certificate to the Magnolia-licious Online Store.   Congratulations Kathy!! Please email me so I can provide you with the info on how to redeem your gift certificate. 

Have a great day,


Leah the Orange said...

oh, Ree! this is absolutely BEAUTIFUL. the whole card is just lovely - i am totally swooning for that felt flower! a Sizzix die, you say? hmmm... i wonder if Santa will put one under the tree for me! :) hubbin was upset that i bought the MS Score Board that he was going to get me (but i had a coupon for 60% off and knew i couldn't beat $10). the pearls are fabulous, i totally love the charm, and YOU, my dear, are a sweetheart! i got your package yesterday and the card is so much prettier in person! can't wait to ink up that Tilda! :D thank you SO much! xoxoxoxox

NGCARDS said...

This is such a lovely card hun, very nice! Thanks for joining in this week with our theme of Winter Wood Land at Creative Inspirations Wednesday Challenge Blog! xxx

Debbi said...

What a gorgeous card, Maria! I just love the colors and the little charm. So pretty!

Angela said...

Oooo Maria, this is gorgeous! I love how you added the pearls and rhinestones to your background dp. Everything looks so beautiful on this card! Can I send you my address? ;) hugs, Angela

Corinne said...

Love the colors. Absolutely gorgeous...just gorgeous! Your coloring is very good.

Barb Hardeman said...

Oh, so beautiful! I love the colors in this card and all your special embellishments are gorgeous. Barb H.

Rene said...

This is SO pretty! Love that little girl and especially in purple!
Congrats Kathy!!!!

Tracy V. said...

This is beautiful, Maria! That particular paper is my fav, this season!! I just love it and the purple coat on your Tilda is awesome!! Love it

Sandy said...

This card is so pretty - I can't make a pretty card to save my life. Oh well - just saw the new challenge picture and I am off and running!

Ms. Jen said...

Great card Maria. You colored and glittered that image wonderfully. I love all the added bling you did too. That flower is so pretty. I love to use felt, just don't do it enough.

Benzi said...

OMG, this is so awesome! So many wonderful details and sparkle. Love your flower you made. Good for you. Thanks for joining the Stampin B's again...hope you'll be back.

Abbylicious said...

So beautiful Maria, love the blues, greens and purples. What a great combination and your coloring is WONDERFUL!!!
Judy K.

Rosie said...

Gorgeous card Maria! I love the non-traditional colors...your definitely rocked it!! Hugs, Rosemary

CHRISSY said...

Hi Maria, I just came from Normas blog. Your card is gorgeous.Beautiful.

Candy said...

Hi Maria!
WOW!!! Your paper and the baubles you have added to it is magnificent!
Tilda is utterly beautiful!
Love that you stamped your sentiment on your DP as well :o)
Your flowers are wonderful.
Great challenge card!
Hugs, Candy

Christina C. said...

WOW!!! This card is PHENOMENAL, Maria! A work of art!!!!

Bonnie - Really Reasonable Ribbon said...

What a wonderful Christmas card! Thanks so much for joining our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.

Cami said...

Very pretty card with non-traditional colors that I just love! Your coloring is always beautiful, love the embellies and bling! Hugs, Cami

Kelly Schelske said...

This is just gorgeous Maria!!

cabio's craft corner said...

Beautiful card Maria. Love the coloring on both the image and DPs. Those pearls are layering on this card beautifully. The cute X'mas tree charm is an awesome touch of this card ;o)

Only By His Grace said...

Hi Maria!
Love the colors you have used on this card. that purple is beautiful. What a cute Christmas tree charm. Super background.
hugs Maz

Leslie Avila said...

Wow, totally stunning. Loving the untraditional Christmas colors! Fabulous job.
Blessings from Georgetown~
Leslie Avila

Barb said...

Oh Maria, your Christmas card is as cute as cute can be!! I would never have thought to use that color combination, it's terrific and Purple is my favorite color, so I luv it all the more!!
Thanks for sharing.
Barb in Texas Ü

Ila said...

Oh Wow!! I love the colors...Absolutley Beautiful!!...Hugs, Ila

Norma said...

Maria, gorgeous card. Adorable Tilda carrying that Chrismas tree—love your take of Candy’s picture. She looks terrific in purple. Lovely DP’s and love all the pearls—one of my fave embellishments.

Now, don’t you go putting me more in a panic mode than I already am. That’s 4 weeks and 3 DAYS before Christmas…LOL. Every little bit of extra time helps. In our family , we take turns hosting the Christmas Dinner. This year it’s my turn…yikes!!! Too much to do!.


Pat said...

Oh Maria...how positively delightful!! I love your coloring...and this little Tilda is just tooooo adorable!! Pat Frank

Lorraine A said...

beautiful card :-) I love the papers and colours you used here ,, fantastic !! Tilda is coloured so perfectly too :-)

thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Dot said...

Fab card and I love your choise of colours. They looks great together.Thanks so much for playing along with us at ABC Christmas Challenge this time.
hugs Dorte