Monday, 8 November 2010

A good time to get started...

      Well, my blogger journey starts here, 'cause it has to start somewhere I guess. Since it's November already and Christmas round the corner, I made a few Christmas cards with high hopes that someone will someday have a look at them lol.
      I mainly use digital stamps and paper as they are more accessible but also easy to resize, and also because  there's a limited offer in the scrap stores in my area. Still, I'm in love with Magnolia, LOTV and Elisabeth Bell stamps for which I have enough patience to wait long enough to be shipped.

      So, this is my first card with one of my dearest Tildas,


    Stamp - Silent night Tilda from the 2009 Magnolia Christmas Collection
    Papers and sentiment- My Mind's Eye, Colourful Christmas
    Flowers, swirls, frame and snowflake are Marianne design creatables
    Other- Papermania ribbon and mini polka dot buttons, sewing machine, cotton lace from my stash

    Tilda is coloured with copics. I'm a beginner at this so I may have not used the proper color combination but I like the way it turned out eventually. I used E50, R20, E51 and R22 for the face (I like cheeky Tildas lol), E47,E57 and E33 (hair), BG10, BG13(coat), R27, R29,G14, YG03 (poinsettias and leaves), E57,E33, E37 (boots) and some C1 for shadows. I added some ultrafine green glitter and sparkles on the coat and snowflake.

    My second card  is a Mo Manning Digi. I love Mo's illustrations; they remind me of childhood and make me smile.

    The stamp is called Christmas Mourn, I colored it with copics and added some white glitter. The leaves are McGill pine branch punch and a spellbinder die. The flower- which I wanted to look like a poinsettia- is made from a maple leaf punch and a dew drop from Robin's Nest.
The cardstock is impressed with Snowflake Impressabilities and then sewn to the card.

    Well, that"s about all for today! Thanks for taking a look!



LindaC said...

Both of your cards are beautiful! Welcome to Blogland! I love Magnolias and Mo's Designs also.
Linda C

Candy said...

Two great cards!!
Your Copic colouring is wonderful.
Love your embellishments -especially the Poinsettia you have made with the leaf punch!
Excellent sewing and papers :o)
Hugs, Candy

Cami said...

Welcome to Blogland, Julia! Both cards are very pretty and your coloring is gorgeous! Can't wait to see more of your wonderful creations! Hugs, Cami

Barb Hardeman said...

Welcome to blog land! You've done a fabulous job setting your blog up and getting things in order. Both of your cards are wonderful. You would never know that you are new to Copic markers because your coloring is so pretty. I love both the images you have chosen. Fabulous embellishments!!! Hugs, Barb

Only By His Grace said...

Hi Julia!
you are doing a super job on your new blog and your cards. Both of them are made beautifully. I thought I would be your first follower.
Hugs Maz

Myrna said...

Wonderful job on your cards! You've picked four wonderful companies for their images. I haven't ever tried digi's yet. Love Mo Manning's images though. I can't wait to see more of your work. Super job!!!

H said...

You did a wonderful job on your new blog I love both cards

Linda Imler said...

The cards are wonderful, I love your blues in Tilda's clothes.

Welcome to blog land.

Linda I

charlene said...

Great card both of them...welcome to the addiction of Tilda :) Your coloring is great and I really like the papers you used and the sewing just tops the card off.

Barbara (Jamie) Gudermuth said...

What beautiful cards! You would never know that you are new to this. Welcome to the wonderful addiction of card-making!

Hugs, Jamie

Judy K. said...

Hi there and welcome to blogland! Your cards are beautiful! I love your coloring and all the details you put into them.

Happy Stamping
Judy K.

Sandy said...

Your cards are delightful and I love the colors you have used. You will love belonging to this group of talented women. Welcome!

cabio's craft corner said...

These cards are so beautifully made. Both layout design and coloring job are awesome :o)

Leslie Anne Avila said...

Welcome to the blogging world and to the Magnolia group! Your coloring is fantastic. Thanks so much for sharing your creations. Keep them coming.
Blessings to you from Georgetown~
Leslie Avila

Deeanna said...

Very nice cards:}

ScrappingDeb said...

Both of your cards are very pretty. And that doggie in the stocking - so, so sweet! Great job; looking forward to more.

Anne said...

Congratulations on starting a blog! I haven't been "brave" enough! Your cards are wonderful and I love your style! Keep up the good work! I look forward to seeing more of your creations!

Cordine said...

Congrats on starting a blog! Your cards are gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Your cards are beautiful! Welcome to blog land!

Anonymous said...

adorable cards Julia! Look forward to seeing more from you!
Pam Going Postal

Deb said...

Julia, your cards are stunning!! Such wonderful use of colour and shading - I look forward to seeing more of your work here in blogland. There are some VERY talented people here who are an amazing source of inspiration.
Deb T.

Rene said...

How did I miss this post?!? I am so glad you stopped by my blog so I could find you! Tilda is fantastic...your coloring is wonderful and those papers are adorable. And do NOT get me started on your stitching! Are you kidding me? INCREDIBLE! Wow!
Rene :D

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