Wednesday, 31 March 2010

ABC Challenge - R is for.....


This week over at the ABC Challenge the theme is "Red". The first thing that springs to my mind when it comes to this colour is Christmas, so I thought it would be a very good idea to get an early start with this years cards.
Last year I only made two Christmas cards for following reason. I really wanted Christmas Magnolia stamps for my cards and I didn't have any at all so I ordered the Winter Collection and waited for delivery. I was getting a bit anxious as it got nearer and nearer to December and there was still no sign of the stamps. Eventually, there it was on my doormat in the first week of December, my precious delivery from Sweden. I was really keen to get a move on with my Christmas cards by now as I normally make about 40 and I was cutting it fine with postal deadlines looming. Can you imagine my shock when I looked at the Winter collection and there wasn't even one Christmas stamp! Anyway I ended up using my trusty Tim Holtz stamps for the only two cards that I eventually made.
I've recently purchased some gorgeous Magnolia Christmas stamps from a very nice blogger and couldn't wait to get them inked up.
Tilda has been stamped with Memento ink and then masked. I've then stamped the tree over this using Ivy and Coffee Bean Brilliance ink pads. Tilda has been coloured with Copic markers and I've added glossy accents to the baubles. The wooden star and red gems are from my stash.
The papers are from Anna Griffin and I love these muted vintage tones.
The holly and heart have also been coloured with Copics and I've added crackle glaze to the heart.
You may also notice (and how could you possibly miss it?) the debut of my Martha Stewart deep edge Daisy punch. I was very impressed with how easily it cut through the very thick card.
Anyway, one down, only another 39 to go!
I hope you can join in at the challenge and enjoy using all your red stash, I certainly did.


Helen said...

Lovely card Jen - love the way you've got Tilda hnaging the bauble on the tree!
Helen x

debby4000 said...

Oh what a sweetie Jen, wonderful card and love tha punch.

Lorraine A said...

Fabulous card Jen :-) I love this Tilda and the papers and fancy border are fab :-)

Lols x x x

Anonymous said...

Lovely card Jen, love the image too so sweet, Samantha :0)

Cathy said...

Such a beautiful card Jen. I love Tilda and the boders.
Cathy xx

Ellephantastic Cards and Crafts said...

awww lovely card hun.

Happy easter! Hope you have a great weekend x x

Tasha said...

Oh this is stunning, such a beautiful christmas card
love tasha xx

Mel said...

love this, and that punch is a knockout! Mel