Friday, March 25, 2011

Christmas All Year Long

Good morning and welcome to the Magnolia Licious Christmas All Year Long BlogHop. This group was created for Magnolia lovers who want to get a jump on the Christmas season by creating a Christmas card each month. I hope that we will inspire you to do the same. If you have arrived here from Barb's blog then you are right on track. If not, be sure to hop back to the beginning because you don't want to miss a thing.

This is my first shaped card that I have made using my new Grand Calibur machine and some large format dies from Spellbinders and Go Kreate. I can see that I will be using these more and more in the future.

I decided that this shaped card would be perfect to create a little scene. I started by masking the Winter Forest which is available here from Magnolia Licious with the Starry Sky background stamp from Hero Arts. I embossed the sky and used distress inks to create the evening sky.  The image Tilda with Fir appears to be out of stock at the moment but I am sure that if you contact Diana she will be more than happy to order it for you. She has been coloured with Copics and popped in front of the background using popdots for some dimension.

I hope that you will be inspired to join us today and start making your Christmas cards. Your next stop on the hop is Cordine who I am sure has something gorgeous to share with you.

Happy Hopping!


Gram's Treasures said... all the new shapes. The scene looks awesome too!

Peggie said...

Sweet card. Nice coloring. Great scene.

Kathy said...

Wow, this is fantastic, one of my fave Tildas, and I love the scene you've created. Beautiful shape to the card as well.

Corinne said...

Beautiful scene for your card. Your coloring is wonderful.

Cordine said...

Gorgeous card! Love the scene

Anonymous said...

WOW! This is really gorgeous!! Love your fun winter scene here!! TFS! HUGS

Danielle Champagne said...

OMG! Carissa, I love so much these shapes you used. Gran Calibur on my wish list...You hae colored Tilda wonderfully, and created such a lovely scene with the trees and the stars in the sky for her. Gorgeous card.
Hugs. Danielle.

Jess Willison said...

This is adorable! Love all the curvy shapes!

Beth said...

Gorgeous scene, and wonderful coloring! Love it!

Suzi Mac said...

Fabulous shape and scene, Love the red white and blue.
Suzi x

Chrissy said...

What a fabulous winter the colours and the shaped card is wonderful.

Barb Hardeman said...

Wonderful card Carissa, and love the mix of shapes that you used. Don't you just love those Go Kreate dies? I used one for my card this time too. I love the scene you've created with this darling Tilda and the forest in the back ground. Gorgeously colored...hugs...Barb

coldwaters2 said...

I love this so much Carissa that image of Tilda and the trees it all looks quite magical.
Lorraine x

Anonymous said...

Carissa this is soooo pretty! so perfect... your colouring is superb! hugs Samantha :0)

Julie said...

This is super cute! I love the scene you created. Thanks for joining the blog hop this month!


Robin said...

This is a wonderful card!! I love the shape that you picked for this. I love the colors you picked for this card and Tilda!

Monique said...

Beautifull card Carissa ! I love that image. And it's so cute with the trees in the back :)).

Hugs Monique