Wednesday, November 2

By The Cute And Girly - part #2

My second project for this month's theme 'Christmas Girls' over at By The Cute And Girly.
This card started out due to the beautiful big sleigh stamp from Papermania and as soon as I saw it I knew I had to have it for Tilda!  I've paper pieced it using Milton & Co and kraft paper, then coloured the remaining images with Distress Ink and a silver gel pen.  I have one of the new sitting Tildas on order to sit in the sleigh, but as she wouldn't arrive in time I used one of my older ones and coloured her with Copics.
The image is stamped several times and layered up.  Once it was all assembled the white background looked too stark, so to bring it into the picture I splodged some diluted blue Distress Ink around to colour it.
Once Tilda was done I was thinking about some ideas for how to make her up into a card.  In the chocolate issue of Magnolia Ink there was an easel card with cup cakes at the front and when I saw that I decided to go for the pile of parcels idea.  They're made from mini raisin boxes covered with the Milton & Co paper and some thin ribbon.

A bit of embellishing with punched shapes and a greeting was all that was needed to finish off except the parcels did look a bit bare.  I decided to copy the parcel Tilda was holding and took ages to find the right size hearts that had a bit of dimension.  In the end I found an old sheet of Paperchase stickers with a few hearts left on it in just the right colour.
I'm definitely entering this one at some challenges:
Just Magnolia #130 - Christmas is coming
Magnolia-licious Highlites - Santa's sleigh photo inspiration
Allsorts #127 - Christmas easel card
Try It On Tuesday - Unusual shaped card

Don't forget to check out the By The Cute And Girly challenge blog and share your 'Christmas Girls' with us.

** Kate **    


Hannapanna said...

This is sooo sweet. :) Love the little packages and Tilda looks fab. :) Hugs, Hanna

Meggymay said...

A real pretty card. Thankyou for joining us at TioT's this week.

debby4000 said...

Adorable, gorgeous card Kate

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Fab Card

Loving the little parcels great finishing touch!!

Thanks for joining in our Christmas Easel Card challenge at Allsorts

Emma xxx

Cindy Porter said...

What a wonderful Easel card, Kate. I just adore the little packages, such a super idea. Love it. I am a new follower of you sweet blog and would love to have you visit and follow me too! thanks for joining in the fun at TIOT!
Cindy Porter

Fleur said...

A gorgeous card Kate, those presents are a great idea. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
Hugz Fleur xXx

Clarky J said...

What a fabulous card! thanks for joining out Unusual card week at Try it on Tuesday x

Mina said...

wow what a fabulous creation Kate...those parcels are so so cute and perfect for the design...thanks for joining in with our Just Magnolia & hAnglar challenge this week
Mina xxx

Nicola said...

Oh my goodness Kate, I just love your beautiful Christmas creation! So much scrummy detail, love the sleigh and the parcel idea - very inspirational!
So glad that you entered our Christmas easel challenge this week and good luck in the draw!
Love Nicola xxx

melody said...

oh..i love your easel shaped card chickie! what an adorable image..with that funky sleigh! and those pressies...what a great touch ~ love it!

Kath said...

This is a lovely card, Kate. What a great idea with the sleigh. I have that stamp but haven't used it yet. You have inspired me to have a go.