Monday, July 20, 2009

Well it wouldn't be July without a Christmas card would it!

Hi and a Happy Monday to y'all!
If you've been anywhere on the challenge blogs this month you'll have seen many have the "Christmas in July" theme.
Well I was holding of doing any Christmas stuff yet as it's not very condusive weather here but I can't wait another longer and so I'll be doing Christmas cards for you to see this week!
I have at least 4 blogs on my list with the same theme so I'll be fixed for links this week :)
Today's card works for:
Three Clovers - Christmas in July (and Hanukkah too!)
Stamp with Fun - Sketch
Just Magnolia - Buttons
Dawn McVey Favorite Things - Color combo, Moss/Celery, Cream, Bright Pink and Dark Red

I know you've seen me use this Tilda before as she is one of my very favorite ones to color. But she comes from the Holiday 2008 collection and this is the first time I've used ger on a Holiday card! She is called Well Dressed Tilda and I can't find her any where to link to but I'm sure Diana at Magnolia-licious could order her for you.
She is colored with Copic's and is sitting in a Nestie oval.
The dp are KI Memories (the striped background) and some from a Christmas stack I got at Walmart (I shop for paper everywhere! LOL)
I added Making Memories Glittered Chipboard flowers and topped them with Paper Studio buttons.
I used the Apron Lace border punch on the angle and added tiny Jesse James buttons. The ribbon is the $1 spot from last year at Michaels. The sentiment is Tiny Tales Vellum by My Minds Eye.

The inside is more KI paper and another cute Tilda! I added an additional Paper Studio sentiment.

I just wanted to show a close up of my favorite Tilda.
Be sure to check back all week for more Christmas cards, if I get working on them of course!
And finally I have some exciting news that I'm bursting to tell but you'll have to checking back to see what it is! LOL


Tracey said...

Such a pretty card! Love the colours!

Vivi Casale said...

Adorable card! you did a very great job!
Love the inside too!!!

peggie said...

She is so precious and i love the colors not the basic red and green.Not that there is a problem with that but it is so nice to see something differen than what you would expect.Great Job...

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

What a darling card! Tilda just looks adorable!
You do very nice work!
Huggies ~

Sharon Caudle said...

What an adorable Christmas card, Katie! I just love that Tilda and your details are awesome! Great card! hugs, Sharon

Anonymous said...

I love your card I think your Tilda is
Linda from Texas

Barb Hardeman said...

Katie, you ARE the girl!! Isn't this just precious. I love the sketch, the buttons are so cute (and I just happen to have those ones too!) and your Tilda is wonderful. Such a creative and talented lady...

Anonymous said...

sweet card katie !!!! love all the wonderful details. thanks for joining in our challenge.
hugs tina 46

Helen F. said...

Ohhh how cute is Tilda? She is dressed so pretty for your Holiday card. Great card for all the challenges too.

Nancy said...

Love the pink and green really makes for a sweet card! You did a fabulous job inside and out!

Jane said...

so adorable! love it!

Sandra said...

Hi....stunning card,love the image and colour scheme you have used and a great take on the sketch....thanks for joining us this week at SWF,
Take care
San x

Terri Trotter Earley said...

Those are really fun pink polka dot buttons. Great job on the color combo.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Norma said...

Katie, gorgeous card. Ooh, you're right about Tilda, she's so adorable. Hmmm, maybe I can get Diana to order me one. Wonderful colours and beautifully coloured. Love those buttons, especially the really tiny ones--haven't been able to find ones that small.


Jodi said...

Love this card and all the pastel colors! You did a great job fulfilling the requirements for all these challenges!
Jodi =)

Candy said...

Hi Katie,
LOVE your card. This Tilda is very precious.
Hugs, Candy

cabio's craft corner said...

Katie, what a precious Christmas card to make in July. The buttons set on top of the little flower cuts are very cute!

Laurel said...

Katie - What an adorable card! I love the non traditional Christmas colors - they are my favorite colors! Great details and coloring. Hugs

Eulanda said...

Wow what a great job Katie!! Makes me want to go and make an xmas card. Maybe that will help me cool off this weekend! Gonna be a scorcher!!

Mona said...

wow really great take on the sketch.
Hugs Mona

Elena said...

What a precious Christmas card!

Bev said...

Fabulous card, love the colours. Thanks for joing us at JM this week x