Thursday, November 19, 2009

Merry Christmas! - Magnolia DT

Hello Everyone...I'm still here!! Life has been very busy. We had a houseful over the weekend...celebrating Hubby's retirement...lots of Fun!!. Yesterday we were in the city (4 hrs away) visiting my Mother. Her 91st birthday is on Friday. It was so nice to see her...and she is looking well. We also really enjoyed being able to make this trip during the week instead of on the busy weekend.

The weather has been just Wonderful. We still don't have any snow...Amazing!!..and this afternoon we were outside without coats!! It looks like it may even continue for a bit!!

Onto the card....I actually made this card in September. The beautiful flowers are from Magnolia. This Lovely Tilda stamp is - HV08 Tilda with Wood Basket (Winter Collection 2008), HV08 Ticket - A Merry Christmas (Christmas Collection 2008)

The image is colored with copics under the prismacolor pencils and a touch h20's to deepen the shade and add a little sparkle. *(Please remember.....do not use copics over prismacolor pencils or the wax from the pencils will ruin your copic tips!)*

I used Martha Stewart snow on the ground. Glitter on the wings and dress. The snowflake is cut from white glitter paper with a Cuttle bug die.

Paper: - Cardstock - Magnolia (green, gold) Bazill (red, light green for ticket), Georgia Pacific (white), Patterned Paper - K&Company - Christmas Cheer, Best Occasions - white glitter paper. Ink: - Memento black, Stampin' Up - creamy caramel, barely banana, cranberry crisp. Accessories: - Cuttlebug snowflake die, Martha Stewart leaf punch. Martha Stewart snow and fine glitter, Sewing machine - stitching. Prima holly leaves, Magnolia - glittered poinsettias and lace, gold eyelet, jute string, tiny rhinestone flowers on background.

Have a Great Day Everyone....Take Care!...and Thank You for the Lovely Comments!!

58 comments:

Anne said...

What a beautiful card Ila!!
Great details, the flowers are just gorgeous. Your coloring are perfect as always! =)

Hugs, Anne

Monique said...

Your card is wonderfull Ila !!

Hugs Monique

Sue said...

Hi Ila
a stunning card as always hun, beautiful colouring,luv the flower,sue.x

Tessa said...

Beautiful ♥♥

Sandy said...

Oh wow Ila this is delightful.
So darling card. Absolutely gorgeous my friend. Hugs.

Sue said...

Fab card Ila, wishing your husband a long and happy retirement, is he going to be crafting with you? and how amazing your Mother being 91 years young!! Happy Crafting Sue xx

Line´s world said...

wonderful card!
hugs Line

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card, love sweet Tilda.
Happy Retirement to Hubby.
luv
Debby

Desire Fourie said...

Just gorgeous, I love the flower arrangement.
Hugs
Desire

Danielle said...

This is just gorgeous Ila! Tilda is coloured in so beautifully and I love all the glittery flowers! The Christmas tag is such a wonderful way of adding the sentiment - I love it!
Hugs, Danielle
ps. I posted your parcel yesterday so watch out for it in the mail!

Risa said...

Hello Ila,
Your card is beautiful and full of gorgeous embellishments! Tilda is so pretty and I love all the sparkle!
Happy Birthday wishes to your mom and what a blessing...91 yrs. old! You are so blessed Ila!!!
hugs
Risa:)

Lily said...

Oh wow, Ila! Your card is so adorable, the coloring is fab, and thanks for the tip, I haven't try the copics under the pencil yet, your info is so helpful! Take care, Hugs, Lily

Sol said...

Great Card! Really cute image of Tilda! The colouring is beautiful! Love all the christmas flowers too! Thank you for the lovely comment on my conrtribution to the Stempelglede Handmade Card Contest! :)

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

Great card Ila!! I love the image..so much movement! your colouring is awesome as always! Great flowers and asentiment! Just love all your work! Hugs Judy xx

Sheena said...

Gorgeous card! It's so christmassy!

Sheena xx

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Norma said...

Ila, this is beautiful. Love the colours and the way you coloured Tilda here. Wonderful layout.

Hugs.
Norma

agnes said...

Great card,love youre coloring,Hugs agnesxx

Debs said...

Hi Ila, sounds like you are having a lovely week. Best wishes to your hubby on his retirement. The weather here is dreadful and the weather presenters have just promised us a months worth of rain in 36 hours, oh joy!! Your card is gorgeous, Ilove the glittery flowers. Debs xx

Jane said...

Wow Ila this is so gorgeous! I love your colouring and all the flowers! hugs, Jane xx

CraftyC said...

Gorgeous card Ila, love your flower combo!
Clairex

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow this is so very, very, beautiful!
She is so adorable and I love your beautiful detail!
hugs
kim x

sandra's hobby cards said...

beautiful card ila !

The Rubber Room said...

Oh Ila this card is truly fantastic! Beautiful colouring, design, and great detail. I love the merry christmas "ticket"

cathy xxx

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

Gorgeous, so wonderful! Lovely colours and details.
Hugs Jacqueline

sandra_w said...

So beautifull, Ila!!

San x

Kathy said...

I just love this image and should break it out waiting for the new ones to come!!
Love this card! ALl your details are so pretty and your coloring always brilliant!!
Happy retirement to your hubby as well!
:)Kathy

Michelle said...

This is gorgeous!! Love the image....so glad you're getting to enjoy some fun time!!! Happy birthday to your mom!

Thea said...

This card is so gorgeous and cute.
Love your ticket.
Beautiful colored.

Greetings Thea

dawnmarieg said...

Oh Ila what a gorgeous card, love the image, you have coloured her beautifully. Gorgeous flowers too hun. Glad you have been having good weather, its been raining constantly here with high winds, there has been lots of flooding. Hopefully it'll get better soon. Hope hubby had a great retirement party. Hugs Dawn Marie.xx

Rosalee said...

Another Great Card, Ila. Just love the glittered poinsettias you used.

6 wacky women said...

Gorgeous card, Ila
Your colouring is so beautiful, love your design, such fabulous details too.

Karen x

Curt in Carmel said...

What a cute image! I love the card. The snow and glitter are so pretty! Also Happy Retirement to your husband and a very Happy Birthday to your Mom! That is so wonderful! Best, Curt

Kerry D-C said...

Oh my goodness!! This is GORGEOUS!!! The sparkly flowers are so pretty! and as always so beautifully colored.

Jeanette said...

Hi Ila,
Your card is just gorgeous! I am such a big fan of your amazing coloration skills! You make the images come to life.
We don't have snow either....we bought/rented skiis for the whole family this year....we better get some! LOL!
Hugs Jeanette

Rach said...

wow Ila,
What a fabulous card,
as always your colouring is first class.
I love the flower arrangement you have added to your card.
Hugs Rachxx

BA said...

such a fabulous card!!!love the tags and flwoers
xoxo BA

~ Ali ~ said...

Stunning as always Ila, your attention to detail is fabulous. Love it.

alina said...

congratulations on your husband's retirement, Ila, enjoy every moment together!
lovely card, very sweet Tilda!
hugs, Alina

Jodi said...

This is just adorable! Love the pretty coloring you did and the embellishments you added too!
Hugs
Jodi =)

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Ila,i love Tilda and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Summerthyme Studio said...

Such a beautiful card Ila!

Vicki

Amy said...

WOW! I love the colours. What a great card!

June Houck said...

I have not been by in so long! I've had a terrible head cold. I am finally feeling some relief and I had to stop by for some Ila eye candy. Thanks for the smile :)

Viv said...

LOVE this fabulous card Ila!! It's THE perfect Christmas card. Your colouring continues to be stunning and I love everything about it.
Here's to a happy retirement for your hubby!!
Hugs Viv xx

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Amazing card Ila, such a beautifully coloured Tilda and wonderful details.
I've not been around for a while either...I've bought a horse and have been busy getting into my new routine!
Going to drool over all your 'old' posts now ... lol!
Hugs
Carole x

Marcea said...

absolutely beautiful sweetie. LLove your fabulous colouring and attention to detail
-x-

Allison said...

Just lovely...all those primas are gorgeous!

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Mel said...

A lovely card ~ Mel x

Velta said...

Wow!!! My inspiration is YOU!! Beautiful!

Iren said...

What a beautiful xmas card Ila! So lovely coloring and the emblishments is so lovely!

Hugs

mueppi said...

Your christmas card is beautiful, Ila!!
Hugs Gisela

Tracey said...

WOW! This is just gorgeous Ila!! xx

Carrie said...

what a beautiful card. Such great colours!!

Jodie from Oz said...

stunning card Ila, love the beautiful soft Christmas colours and the glittery flowers are stunning. Thanks for the inspiration. Hugs Jodie from Oz

Kerry D-C said...

Another Dazzling BEAUTY!

dpkennedy said...

This is such a beautiful image! Love this card!