Tuesday 19 November 2013

A Cute Magnolia Christmas Card


The big freeze has arrived to the UK!!!!! (at least to the Scottish Highlands). It's freezing! This morning we saw the first snow of the season... it didn't last long though, by lunchtime it had almost all gone! If the weather man is not wrong, more snow is on the way! I just hope it doesn't snow so much overnight as we are flying to Dublin tomorrow!!!! So I will be a few days away from my cards and my blog (sniff).

Tonight I have another Christmas card for you! I don't know why, but I prefer to make Christmas cards in non-traditional colours... (I'll challenge myself to make a green and red card Christmas card soon!!!). 

This time I've used a rubber stamp by Magnolia called "Tilda with Dalecarlia coat". This is the first Tilda I got. I don't have a lot of Magnolia stamps (just three), but I'm slowly trying to buy more.... 

For this card I used the sketch provided for the Love to Create challenge this week.

It is a really fun sketch, and I gave a bit of my personality to it....

I used 3 different papers for this card, all of them freebies from a card-making magazine but from two different packs... (the Ultimate Christmas paper pack and the 'Tis the season Paper Collection).

I coloured the lovely Tilda with  my Promarkers. 
For the hair: raw sienna, sandstone and buttermilk.
For the face: coral, almond and Ivory.
For the clothes: lilac, lavender, duck egg, mint green, cornflower and blender pen.
For the boots: raw sienna and buttermilk.

Last week I treated myself to 2 new packs of Promarkers!!! one with skin colours and the other one with browns.... I'm trying to build my collection up, so many to have!!!! 

The doily border is a Sizzix die. The snowflake and tag dies are from Joycrafts.

The turquoise dots ribbon is from Dovecraft.

The rhinestones, felt flowers and silver thread are from local shops.

I created the sentiment on my computer.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Created with Love #67 - Anything goes Papercraft
Clear it Out challenge - Theme: Anything goes; Stash: put a snowflake on card
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Christmas

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So that's me now for the rest of the week!!!! Although I'm taking the card-making bug with me and see myself looking for Craft shops in Dublin!!!!!

Thank you so much for taking a look and until next time!!!


  1. Your card is darling love the Magnolia stamps. love the colors and the die cuts you used as well. Thanks for joining in the fun at Created with Love Challenges.
    Linda K. DT

  2. Your take on our sketch challenges is fabulous! Love your choice of colors and the image is adorable.

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this week at Love to Create.
    Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

    Hugs Mian
    Love to Create Design Team Member
    Mian's Crafty Corner

  3. Great looking card. Love Tilda and the die cuts. Your colors work great together. Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Created With Love Challenges


  4. Hi Mirella - this is a fabulous card. I love your image and your divine colouring! Such a gorgeous colour scheme too. Your card is perfect for our "Easel Card" challenge at Incy Wincy Designs this week - thanks for joining us!
    Helen x (DT)

  5. Beautiful Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at a gem of a challenge
    Hope the weather doesn't get too bad for you. Have. A great time in Dublin
    Hugs Kelly

  6. Oh this is stunning! This is such a gorgeous card! love your take on the sketch, the image is lovely and your colouring is fab! thanks for sharing with us at Love To Create this week! mo dt xxx

  7. Hi Mirella, hope you are having a great time in Dublin! You've been a busy bee making lots of beautiful cards! Your colouring is amazing and the way you put your cards together is very clever. lots of love, Emma x

  8. Mirella this is so pretty and love the colour combination. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments this week for our Christmas Challenge! Good luck in the draw and hope to see you back again next week, Susan x

  9. Love your christmas card Mirella !! The colours are wonderful and Tilda is so cute !! Thanks for playing at Crafty Sentiments Designs this week !!

    hugs Diane x

  10. Gorgeous card! Love how you used the sketch! Thank you for sharing your project with us this week at Love to Create.
    Ruza, LTC Designer
    Ruza's Craft Corner

  11. Very cute card. Thanks for joining us at Created With Love Challenges.


  12. Thanks for joining in this month at The Crafty Bloggers Network
    Hugs katie X


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