Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Tilda's First Christmas!!!


Yes I know it’s a strange title, and it clearly is not the first Christmas for Tilda herself, but for me, this is the first Christmas card I have made ever!!!!!!!!! Well I say ‘ever’ perhaps I did make one or two for my Mom all those years ago, but I cannot remember. I am just sooooo loving this card making, I am obsessed by it. I know my productivity levels are low, but I enjoy the planning and creativity side of the computer imaging as much as putting the final card together.
I have been working this week on the adorable Magnolia stamp from the Christmas collection I decided to use with the Fir tree branch, again from the new collection. However the branch is quite large, so I stamped it, scanned it, and then reduced it to a size to fit well with Tilda. I also added the baubles to the tree to match the one she is holding in her hand. The papers are from a download called Fraise by Kate Pertiet from Designer Digitals, the ribbon is from the Raspberry Ribbons October kit. I coloured Tilda with Pro Markers, with a few touches from Sakura Stardust pens and a little glitter here and there. Dawny’s sketch created a lovely layout for the prepared image, but I did have to increase the card size to get everything in!!!!!!!!
Thank you for looking, your feedback is very inspiring and I love to hear your thoughts. xxx

26 comments:

Dawny P said...

It's absolutely gorgeous Ann, and now I know how you do it, I'm even more imporessed!! Beautiful background and Tilda looks so sweet. Love it xxxxx

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Wow Ann, what a beautiful christmas card, and what a lot of thought gone into it. I would never of thought of doing what you did with the branch. You are indeed a very clever lady. Just adorable hun. Hugs Linda x

Ann said...

oh this is just gorgeous. Your first!!! OMG I wish my first Christmas cards had been that good.

wow

Ann xxx

Desire Fourie said...

This is just gorgeous with so much attention to detail that went into it. Tilda has been coloured beautifully. Well, if this is your first Xmas card, I can just imagine your awesome second one coming up soon. Warm regards

Sue said...

oh wow, this is stunning, love the papers and colours,well i love it all it's brillaint:)

sue
xx

Hazel said...

What a beattiful card, simply stunning. Well done on your first christmas card ever. Yuo have a great talent, my first christams card was rubbish!!! Hazel xox

debby4000 said...

Stunning card, wonderful colours and love the that cute Tilda.

steph said...

Gorgeous card Ann! Love the image - love the colours - love the papers! Fab! Thanks for joining us for the challenge! x

Chris said...

Your first Christmas card Ann and how beautiful it is. Perfect colouring on the gorgeous image, lovely papers and such great creativity in re-sizing the branch to suit. I look forward to your next one! Chris x

Kim said...

Stunning with a capital S......

Lyn said...

Brilliant card, love it

Beth said...

Aww, this is so cute! Great colours too xx

All Pink girl said...

Out standing card ,your cards get better and better ,love it ,Dawnxxx

Sharon said...

What a beautiful first Christmas card! I love the flower punched from the same patterned paper that you have used.

Gayle said...

Hi Ann
It's really lovely, i'm sure you'll enjoy making every single Christmas card this year!
Luv'n'Hugs
Gayle x

Michele said...

Gorgeous card. Love the image and the colouring is fab. Michele x

Kimberley said...

Very tasteful card - love it.

Sarita said...

WOW-this is really stunning, I absolutley love the colours. A really gorgeous card,

Love Sarita xxx

Jilli said...

gorgeous card, stunning background and adorable Tilda. Jillix

LOUISE said...

Great card Madge. Love the way you have added another element with the fir tree branch into the card. Louise x

Calv said...

Amazing Madge, love how you've made this card. Really nice. :)

lola rose said...

It's Gorgeous Ann. My first Christmas Card didn't look anywhere near this good!
Liz
xx

stampingheaven said...

Oh just adorable, love the rich colours you have chosen. Fab card!

CRAFTERESA said...

well errrrr if this is your first Christmas card whats your next ones gonna be like!!!!! this is absolutely beautiful, you really have found your gifting
well done, a fantastic creation

The Artists Resource said...

wow this card is spectacular!

Leona x
www.artistsresource.co.uk

mueppi said...

What a wonderful card, Ann!!
I love this image and your colouring!
Hugs Gisela