Friday, 15 November 2013

Tilda Hiding Gift

Well I gotta tell you that todays card seemed to take an age to finish.  I had an idea in my head how I wanted it to look, but for some reason, it's nothing like I imagined lol, ahh well, never mind - I'm still happy with it - I think.
I made it specifically for the Live & Love Crafts current challenge which is a Christmas Inspiration Collage. Now then, as soon as I saw this piccie I just fell in love with the metalic looking Christmas trees, so decided to make my own to add onto the card - complete with star toppers and all.  I just cut a couple of different size scallop circles in core'dinations cardstock, then cut them right through the middle. I then folded them to form like a little clown hat, glued them, them popped one on top of the other, added a little star, and a generous helping of snowtex, and then voila - little trees, heehee.

I cut the glass looking baubles out of acetate with a spellbinders bauble die, covered them in crackle accents and edged them with snowtex, then added a cuttlebug snowflake and WOC grey rose in the center of each. All the other flowers are also from WOC.  I got the idea for the 3D stars, which are just covering my Whimsy snowflakes, from Create & Craft when I was watching an episode featuring LOTV products.  Dawny made a gorgeous star wreath using just a bog standard star shape but folded them to create the 3D effect.

I made my own version of the sticky out tag from a doohickey border die as I don't have a tag die atm, so I improvised with what I already own.  Think it turned out ok.

Gorgeous Tilda Hiding Gift (my most favourite Tilda stamp of them all) hasbeen coloured with my Prisma Pencils this time and then covered in Stardust Stickles.  No Christmas card is complete without that stuff, lol.

Well, I'm off to do the usual household chores, then a bit of colouring me thinks.  No workie for me today.

Thanks for your visit.

Challenges I'm entering
Live & Love Crafts - Christmas Inspiration Collage
Totally Tilda Challenge - Add a postmark (photo hasn't picked it up very well, but they are there next to the image - I promise


  1. Hi my sweetie wow this is an absolute stunner hun, pleeezzzze tell me you are happy with it now!! I lurve how you have made your trees they are lush.......may have to pinch....oops I meant borrow ;0) that idea lol. Love love love this hunni!!!!!!!!

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

    1. lol, thanx Vicky, and yep, I'm happy with the finished product, and 'pinch' away till your hearts content lol xx

  2. Wow this is gorgeous, so love those trees, might have to be like Vicky and borrow them lol, lovely detail and colours, thanks so much for sharing with us at Totally Tilda, hugs Liz xx

  3. What a stunning card!!! I love it! I love colours and papers!
    Details and Tilda are absolutely stunning!
    Hugs, Barbara GR

  4. Another outstanding card. Oh my....your blog is full of fantastic cards. I'm just cruising through them and am doing the ooooh and ahhhhhh over each one. the silver/gray theme of this card with the touch of purple...fantastic color scheme. And all those wonderful embellishments, placed oh so perfectly. Fabulous card...I love your blog. Hugs, Gail

  5. Hi Jo,
    Great take on our Christmas collage; the trees are spot on! Also love the circles with the roses, and the shabbyness of this card! Thanks so much for for joining us at LLC for our Christmas challenge.
    Hugz, Sandy
    Owner & Operator @ Live & Love Crafts

  6. WOZERS THIS IS GORGEOUS!! I love the shabby chic, all those embellie's and those tree's are amazing. Great coloring on your image too! Thanks so much for joining our Christmas inspiration challenge at Live and Love Crafts and hope to see you play again!
    LLC Designer
    PS - If you get a chance I'd love to have you come to my blog and add your link for my blog candy. There are no rules! :)
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