Thursday 7 March 2013

Christmas Tilda - well it is cold today!

Good Morning guys, as promised yesterday I'm back today with a card I made for FUN! Remember that's what this craftin' thing is all about! No DT deadlines, set images, themes to follow etc etc..... lol And it doesn't get much more fun, for me, than my lovely Magnolia stamps (maybe Saturated Canary is up there too)! So out came the old stamps that I still hadn't played with from years ago and this little cutie forced her way to the top of the pile!

This card has all my favourites on it! maybe a few too many on one card lol I can't decide, as much as I love this style, I'm not convinced I can actually do it! 
I adore the curly embellishments from Kort et Godt  my lovely Jill sent me when I couldn't get them (I have since bought 4 more packets from Ribbon Girl) the little berries from Magnolia I have in every colour (I just can't bring myself to part with them normally) The La La Land heart banner (couldn't get it anywhere it was out of stock, so I sent to America for it like you do!) The gorgeous paper is from LOTV,  I've been dying to use it and I think the natural jute from Ribbon Girl goes perfectly with it and all my WOC flowers.

So there you have it, a card made for fun, my first this year and hopefully not my last as it was FUN making it!
I've decided to give up trying to get on a Magnolia DT or even GDT and just enjoy my Maggies!!

Thank you for your lovely comments,
blog friends are the best!

Love 'n' Hugs Laurie xx

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges
Tilda's Town - F&F or U&E (2nd entry)
Time For Magnolia - An Old Christmas Stamp
Magnolia Down Under - Especially For You
Midweek  Magnolias - Lots of Layers
Inky Chicks - Magnolia Image


debby4000 said...

WOW adorable, sweet card.

Janice said...

Ah yes, roast pig, the traditional Christmas dinner! Seriously though, I love your card. Colours and colouring are just brilliant and I love all those bits and bobs to decorate. You really do have an eye for coordinating things together. And so nice too that it was a card just for you. Love it, Jx

sue w. said...

Hi Laurie, this is an absolute stunner hun, I love it. The colours and image is fab and so much wonderful detail. Just gorgeous!!
Hugs Sue W.

Mary J said...

What a gorgeous card, Laurie - love the shades of brown with kraft and the white really makes it pop!

Margreet said...

Stunning, have used beautiful embellishments and your colouring is brilliant as always.
I know what you mean with having no time to create a card for 'fun'...but I think I am also a bit addicted to being a DT...
xxx Margreet

Christine L said...

Morning hon...

You're so right... I think we tend to lose sight of the fact that this should all be fun, and not for all these deadlines!! We should start a 'just for fun' blog... where anyone can enter anything, anytime... hmmmmm..... LOL!

Now onto your fab card... love it! Gorgeous embellies and layout... and I personally think that the little porker had something to do with you choosing the image.. definitely wanted to be picked! Love how you've done an oval shape in the DP behind the image too.. very effective!

Big hugs
Christine x

Sonia said...

Wonderful card my friend,fantastic design and colors used^_^
Big hug,

Chantal said...

Ohhhhh this is really a stunning card!!! I love your colors and your coloring! Thank you for joining us at Time for Magnolia Challenge! Good Luck! Hugs, CHantal

Sue said...

WOW!! Your card is stunning Laurie. I love the cute image and you have coloured it so beautifully. The papers, textures and embellishments are totally gorgeous too.
Hugs Sue

Berry said...

I love this Laurie! I saw it on a couple of inlinkz and had to come over to check it out properly and you can tell it was made just for fun as it's perfect so pretty and lovey colours! Hugs Rebekah xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW this is amazing, what a brilliant card, I love EVERYTHING about it. Stunning creation. Those curly embellishments are up there on my wish list too but dont think I would be using them, just looking!!! What we like.

I must try and make a card just for fun again soon, forgotten what that feels like,

Love Hazelxo

Sue B said...

Aww you can tell you had lots of fun making this Laurie - it's absolutely stunning!!! what a cute Tilda… and you've coloured her to perfection!! LOve the gorgeous papers and embellies… everything has come together beautifully on this hun… nothing looks out of place… I love it to bits!! :-)))
Hope you have a lovely evening hun!
Big hugs
Sue xx

Brenda Brown said...

Oh Laurie this is so you and I love it. Lots of gorgeous embellishments and great colours.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Pami said...

I agree with Sue, you can tell you had so much fun making this card! It's fabulous, I hope you get to play just for fun more often!

Hope all ok, email me soon, I am feeling unloved!!!



Wow - this is absolutely stunning i love it.


Kim. said...

Wow wow wow absolutely stunning, love everything about it. You so deserve a place on any of the Magnolia design teams.
Kim xXx

Kathleen said...

Well I'd like to see you get this in a 6 x 6 envelope?
Not usually a fan of kraft but it looks really great here with the white, Fabulous colouring and are you sure that you couldn't get anymore fabulous embellies on here?
Superb card.

Kath x

Debs said...

What a stunner!!!! So many amazingly beautiful details.
So glad you had all the FUN you wanted with this gorgeous make.
Take care
Debs xx

pinky said...

I just love your card Laurie, so beautifully colours and embellished. You have so much detail on there.

Claire said...

And it looks like you had fun making it hun - absolutely lovely card, love the image, gorgeous floral arrangements and that bunting is fab too. Hugs, Claire x

Sue U said...

Wow Laurie, just LOVE this one... as you well know I'm a more-is-more girl, and i you can't bung it all on a Christmas card when can you?!

Love that bunting (well worth the postage from the US I say, going to keep my eye out for it though!), and the paper is lush... can you tell I like this one!

Sue xx

Delphine said...

Gorgeous! I just love everything about your card! Thanks for joining us at Tilda's Town and good luck! Delphine xx

Lisa Minckler said...

Good grief, good grief, good grief....It's like Heaven on a card! Every single beautiful thing coordinated perfectly. Absolutely amazing Laurie. GORGEOUS card!!
I noticed in the post you forgot to ask me for my address....bwahahahhaha.
Lisa x

Camilla said...

So beautiful card you made for this week's challenge at MDUC.
Thank you want to join us and play.
Good Luck!
Hug Camilla

Lisa Jane said...

simply gorgeous .. love the colours and the papers..

Tammy said...

WOW Laurie this is stunning!! That image is adorable and I love all of your gorgeous embellies!
Hugs, Tammy

Unknown said...

What a stunning looking card Laurie, love the fab colour combo and how you've embellished everything, so beautiful! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog, hugs, Ira xox

Jayne A said...

Beautiful card Laurie. I love everything about it.

Kathleen said...

Hi Laurie,
This is a long shot but you don't have a Sister-in-Law called Sandy or maybe Sandra do you?

My e-mail address is

Hope you have had a fab Mother's Day.

Kath x

Kathleen said...

Hi Laurie,
This is a long shot but you don't have a Sister-in-Law called Sandy or maybe Sandra do you?

My e-mail address is

Hope you have had a fab Mother's Day.

Kath x

Unknown said...

Hi Laurie, ooh making a card just for yourself - can't remember what that's like!!! I will have to try it one day!

Gorgeous card - I think you completely nailed this style of card. Love the colours and swirly flower/pearly things and if I could do this type of card - I'd use them too!!