Friday, July 24, 2009

Edwin at Christmas

Yet another Friday!
This ends my week of Christmas cards and I hope you've enjoyed it.
Todays card uses a stamp I've never made into a card before and if you are a Magnolia lover you'll know that poor Edwin often gets overlooked for his sister Tilda.
But I needed to use him for a challenge and I'm really glad I did :)
He covers 6 challenges:

Magnolia Down Under gave me the Christmas in July theme
Magnolia-licious Highlites wanted an Edwin card in celebration of their Blog Hop
Simon Says Stamp had a wondeful sketch form the talented Dawny P
Creative Inpirations asked us to distree our cards
Colour Throwdown gave me the color combo of Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip and Perfect Plum
and both
Tuesday Taggers
and
A Spoon Full of Sugar
wanted Swirls and Curls



This Edwin is Edwin with Lantern and I colored him with my Copic's. I matted him on y Nesties and distressed the edges slightly.
The background cardstock was embossed with the snowflakes Cuttlebug folder and then sanded and inked slightly. The poinsettia was colored with Copic's to match the papers and then sanded lightly too.
The swirls are a Big Shot die.




I left the inside fairly plain with a message mat made from the same Nestie as on the front.




A close up of Edwin. I find dark colors hard to shade with and I really don't have very many plum markers to work with.
I have a post tomorrow about a super container I found at Target on clearance that is perfect for my markers so be sure to check back.
Have a great rest of your Friday
Katie

25 comments:

Tracey Feeger said...

Wonderful card. Gotta love Edwin - he gets neglected so much but you have made him look perfect. Thanks for joining the MDUC challenge. Hope to see you next time.
mwah
Trace

Kellie said...

Gorgeous card, thanks so much for playing along and joining us at Magnolia Down Under Challenges. Hope to see you back again next challenge.
Xx

MDUC Site Owner.

Tracey said...

A fabulous card! Edwin is always adorable!

Barb Hardeman said...

Your swirls, your poinsettias, your Edwin all matchless. I love everything about your card - even the purple's, and I'm not a purple kind of person....

Pam S. said...

Your card makes me think of royalty and celebration! And after-all that's what Christmas is about! Wow on all the challenge combining....I think it's so fun to see what you come up with!
Pam Going Postal

Nancy said...

You did a fabulous job with Edwin. I love all the swirls and flowers. Fabulous card!
Hugs,
Nancy

itsabrt said...

This card is so wonderful! You shading is amazing...BR-T

cabio's craft corner said...

Very cute Edwin card, Katie! The flower is gorgeous and color of DP makes the lantern looking even lighter, cute!
Hugs,
Cabio

jo-in-oz said...

Gorgeous card Katie. Thanks for joining Tuesday Taggers this week. Jo x

Timcsoca said...

Gorgeous card! The colours, flowers and the picture are beautiful!

Thanks for joining the Simon Says Challenge!:)

Tímea and SSS Challenge DT

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card ! I love the Edwin image, it's true he lives in Tilda's shadow eh ! Beautiful papers and the swirl looks fab !


Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Lorraine x

Clarky J said...

Fab card! Lovely image of Edwin and the swirls work so well. thanks for joining in with TT this week x Janet

LeAnne said...

Wow, what a little sweetie--an awesome Christmas card! Thanks for playing with us at CTD this week with your pretty creation!

Anonymous said...

Your Edwin card is fabulous, as is the sentiment to go with it. Hugs, Christina C.

Tammy Hershberger said...

Fabulous card, and great coloring! (Love your blog template, too!) Thanks for playing the Throwdown!

Aunty Sue said...

Love the colours and the inside. Thanks for joining us at creative inspirations.

Handmade by Vivi said...

Adorable card Katie!
Hugs
Vivi

ljune said...

Hi Katie, Such a nice card your Edwin is so cute.
Linda from Texas

Sharon Caudle said...

Oh he's so cute, Katie! Love the colors and Edwin is just way beyond adorable!

Norma said...

Katie, wonderful card. I like this adorable Edwin. Lovely colours you used and wonderfully coloured. I love it that you decorated the inside also. Great job on the card.

Hugs.
Norma

Debbie Pamment said...

Fabulous card - love this little Edwin - he's super cute!
xXx

Michelle said...

A lovely card Katie and those swirls are great. Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Taggers
x Michelle

SimonSaysStamp.com said...

This is darling! I love your perfect placement of the flowers and swirls, it looks great!

Thanks again for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

<3,
Steph

Carolyn said...

Such a gorgeous card. You don't see Edwin too often. I love your coloring.
Hugs xx
Carolyn

dolcreations said...

Very nice card..Poor Edwin, he gets forgotten sometimes! You have done such a nice job using that image! Great blog!
Christine