12 January 2010

Still on Christmas

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Hi everyone, hope you’re having a good week so far and keeping warm. A card today for the ABC Christmas Challenge with a theme of Angels this time. I didn’t manage to use many of my sweet Christmas Tilda’s before Christmas so it’s been nice to get some of them stamped and as I’m determined to have plenty of cards ready for next Christmas I’m going to be entering all the Christmas challenges I can :D. As all Tilda’s are angels I’ve chosen the lovely Tilda with Christmas Tree and water coloured her with distress inks and matted the image on some pretty Magnolia Mistletoe paper. I’ve used the nestability frame for the first time that I got at Christmas and I’ve sponged the embossed parts with walnut stain distress ink. The background is kraft card that I’ve faux stitched to look like quilting and inside the diamonds on the reverse side I did a bit of sculpting with a ball tool. Lots of stickles has been added to the image and liquid pearls in gold on the background and on the Christmas tree. TFL.


Nannieflash said...

Hi Chris thats a stunning card, I love the way youve created the feeling of its snowing around her, and the frame and embossing is fabulous and so is her hair. Well done with love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

WOW Gorgeous card, lots of love and effort has gone into you card I love the faux stitching! and the image is soooo cute too! love hte colouring.

thanks for joining the ABC Christmas Challenge,
Samantha :0)

Patti Jo said...

Magnificent!!! Just love how you color, it is so amazing!!! Great background too! Your work is so inspiring!!!

Shirley N said...

Gorgeous coloring on your adorable image!

Cathy said...

Gorgous card and I love the quilted effect on the paper.
Thank you for joining in the ABC Christmas Challenge.
Cathy xx

Georgia said...

This is just sooo stunning Chris!! Your colouring of Tilda is gorgeous! I absolutely love that background, so beautiful and striking! I love it! :)
Love, Georgia xx

Jane said...

Wow this is incredible! Your colouring is stunning as always and I love the quilting you've done, it looks amazing! hugs, Jane xx

Donna said...

Oh wow Chris, your card is so stylish and elegant and I love how you always put so much thought into your cards...your detail is amazing :) Donna x

Larissa said...

Very pretty card, Chris! Very sweet image and great colouring. The background is awesome, I thought you had used real fabric. :)


Thanks for your christmas card! :)


Hi Chris -
Absolutely adore this card, the faux stitching is so realistic, and Tilda looks magnificent. The gold liquid pearls and glitter just add the perfect finishing touch.
Love, Sylvia xxx

Fiona said...

I'm in awe of your faux quilting, so impressive, it must have taken ages. The liquids pearls look perfect too, I nearly always manage to put my elbow in mine!
Just beautiful.
Fiona x

Louby said...

Hi Chris, wow I love the quilted look- it must have taken you ages. I just made some Christmas cards too - am determined to make enough and not have to buy any this year.We must be mad {i love it though} Beautiful colouring and fabulous card as usual. All the best for 2010.
Hugs Louby x

Julie said...

A gorgeous card, beautifully coloured as always and I love the quilt effect background.

Helen said...

Lovely card!
Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x

Isabelle Norris said...

Beautiful card!! Please, please, please, can I have colouring lessons next time I come to the UK???

Sue from Oregon said...

Such lovely detail to this card! A great idea to get started on your Christmas cards...think I will do the same...my holiday stamps are so neglected! so glad you changed your google reader settings too!

Maya said...

Ohhh my!
That is just stunning!!
Love the papers, frame and colors!
And Tilda is colored to perfection!!
Hugs from Maya :)

debby4000 said...

Oh this is stunning, Tilda is looking gorgeous and love the faux stitched quilted card.

Suzie Q said...

Hi chris,
thank you for your lovely comments!
your card is an absolute smasher the details are so intricate and i love love love the background paper you have made i thought it was material!!
you go girl!
suzie Qx

Lorraine A said...

Fabulous card Chris :-) I love this Tilda ,,, one on my wish list :-) Perfect colouring and the papers and embellies are just perfect ! :-)

thanks for joining our first ABC Christmas Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Chris,i love your image and papers.
So gorgeous colours.

Hugs Riet.xx

Beth Norman said...

Hmmm, another challenge site I'm going to have to check out. I didn't get cards made this year so I could really use a Christmas card site on my plate. Your card is lovely. I could pick out your work in a grouping--your colouring and bg's are always esquisitly done.

Angela Toucan said...

that is absolutely beautiful

angelwhispers said...

Love the way you have coloured in the tilda she looks fab and the lovely frame really set her off!! Might use a few of my stamps for challenges as like you didn't use alot of mine!!! lol

Kim Dellow said...

Wow stunning Chris - love how the kraft card looks - it looks quilted - fabulous! Kim

Marimer said...

¡Uhau!, precioso, es realmente maravillosa esta tarjeta, el fondo es una maravilla y el sello coloreado como siempre una obra de arte, feliciddes.

Martine said...

oh wow this is gorgeous sweetie, that stitching is brilliant, i love the effect it gives of a quilt, such a clever idea, and of course your image choice and the colouring is fab :)



Alex said...

Beautiful card, love this stamp and great work on your faux stitching, I wouldn't have known!

Thanks for sharing.

Alex x

Caroljenks said...

Wow...........This is amazing Chris!

Such a gorgeous effect with the stiching and your colouring of Tilda is perfection!

Congrats on your ABC win and I'm so glad I've found your blog :)

Carol x

Chrissie said...

Simply beautiful card Chris. Congrats on your win at ABC Christmas Challenge, truly deserved!

Angelwood said...

So beautiful! Love the stitching details and your coloring is just amazing! Love the frame surrounding Tilda. Beautiful work! hugs, Angela

Sandra said...

Could not pass this one and not leave a comment. Stunning!! This card has got to be my all time favourite that you have made.... no joke!
Sandra x

Stempeltiger said...

WOW! What a beautiful card. A gorgeous quilt-look, an amazing image and wonderful colouring.
Hugs, Swantje x