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Sunday, January 24, 2010

Christmas ALL YEAR LONG blog hop!

To start at the beginning of the Magnolia-licious hop, please go here ~ if you came from Lauren's blog, you are on the right track =)
I thought that this sounded like such a GREAT idea ~ each month on the 25th we are doing a blog hop featuring a Christmas Magnolia image ~ here's hoping I can stay AHEAD of all the Christmas cards this year =)
So for the first card, I decided to use my favorite Tilda Christmas stamp ~ it is Tilda as Lucia. This is my favorite stamp because my grandfather came over from Sweden with his parents when he was 2 years old ~ and Lucia is a Swedish celebration is an annual festival of medieval origin, observed on the 13th of December. On this day, the darkness is brightened by Saint Lucia, a creature of goodness and light who opens the door to the Christmas season.



Sorry the picture is so dark ~ I take pictures outside and unfortunately it has been stormy here lately ~ but I'm not complaining too loudly because it was 48 (!!!!) degrees here today ~ for the middle of January in West Michigan that is pretty unheard of!
The red berries in her wreath are colored in with a red spica pen to make them sparkle ~ I also used a clear spica pen to add sparkles to Tilda's white dress.

Deets:
Stamp: Tilda as Lucia
DP: BG Eskimo Kisses, DCWV glitter matstack.
Ink: Memento Tuxedo black, Copics (E00,E18,E13,E17,E19,YR04,R37,G24,B21), Spicas (red, clear)
Embellisments: Doodlebug sugar-coated brad, CTMH pearls, Prima flowers.

Thanks so much for hopping by ~ next swing by Lori's blog and check out her beautiful Christmas card =)

26 comments:

Lauren said...

Adorable!

Lauren

Tracey said...

Such a pretty card! I love it!

Monique said...

It's lovely Lindsy.

Hugs Monique

Barb Hardeman said...

Oh, your card is really sweet. I love this sweet Tilda image, and she could be used for other occassions too. Lovely coloring and beautiful sketch...hugs...Barb

Barb Hardeman said...

Oh, your card is really sweet. I love this sweet Tilda image, and she could be used for other occassions too. Lovely coloring and beautiful sketch...hugs...Barb

Patricia Garcia said...

Oh my this Tilda Lucia id Beautiful, love your card. Your card is so nicely done, I had fun looking at your card... Super Job!!

Hugs,
Patricia

charlene aka scrappygma said...

What a cute little Tilda she is and thanks for some history on her ! Awesome job.
Hugs

Angelwood said...

This is one of my favorite Tilda's. So happy to see her used on the hop. You've done a lovely job showcasing this beautiful image! hugs, Angela

Marcia said...

This is a great card and a perfect representation of Lucia!

RubyM:) said...

OH WOW ! LOOK AT ALL YOUR GORGEOUS LAYERING! Your color palette is very pretty. I like this girl she is very cute right?! Thanks for joining the blog hop.RubyM:)

Sharon Caudle said...

Precious card, Lindsy! I love that Tilda and you've featured her beautifully! hugs!

Julie said...

Your card is darling. I just love Tilda as Lucia!

Thank you for joining us in the Magnoli-licious Christmas All Year Long Blog Hop!

Deb said...

She's lovely! And she truly does look like she's starting the Christmas season for us! Beautiful coloring and layering!

Robin said...

This is a beautiful card. I love the background paper you used and the flower too!!!

MrsRandMrR said...

I also love this Magnolia stamp. The card is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Jenn K said...

This is such a soft and pretty card!

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Darling card, Lindsy!
Huggies ~
Sharron ♥

Nancy said...

What a sweet card! Tilda looks so sweet. Love your card!
Hugs,
Nancy

LINDA said...

This is such a sweet Tilda,I love your card.I don't have a Blog yet I computer Duh.
Linda W.
from a little ranch in Texas

Jean said...

Such a sweet card Lindsy... love the paper and your coloring.. glad you had a nice day outside!! I think we were in the teens in the deep south then.. But seriously it is a beautiful card..
Hugs, Jean

Nancy said...

So sweet!

Kristie said...

She's so pretty! Great card!

Norma said...

Lindsy, what a beautiful card. I love this Tilda image. Beautifully coloured. I like the clean look of your card. Wonderful layout.

Hugs.
Norma

Lori said...

That is so neat that you have a 'family' connection to the home of these adorable little stamps. Thanks for sharing the story behind Lucia. Pretty card.

glowinshadow23 said...

Awww Tilda looks so cute in white with the red sash!

cabio's craft corner said...

Sweet & adorable card Lindsy!
Hugs,
Cabio