Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Christmas at the Belli Challenge

Hi everyone,
Hope you're having a good week so far.
....and will someone please turn the thermostat's TOO HOT!
On days like this I only go outside to water the garden, then run back inside to the air conditioning.
Thunderstorms are predicted so hopefully things will cool off a little soon.

Today starts a new challenge at the

and for the next 2 weeks Darsie has chosen the theme


For my card today I rummaged thru my boxes of Magnolia stamps and chose a cutie that's never seen ink until now.    She is Tilda with cross stitched heart and is from 2011 I think.

I really liked the wooden heart but needed to change it to match my design.  I first painted it with TH Tattered Rose Distress Crackle Paint, let it dry and then added Fran-táge.  
The sentiment is from LOTV, stamped in Versafine Sepia.
Gold lace is Websters Pages...not sure where the ecru lace is from
DP is MME, Lost & Found, Market Street
Base is Bazzill Walnut Cream
The lush seam binding is MemrieMare
SB Layered Elegant Swirl added at the bottom.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Artistic Inspirations Challenge #50 - Pastel Colours
Dutch Magnolia Lovers Challenge - Tilda, Edwin or Animal
Tilda's Town Challenge #61 - Anything Goes
That Craft Place Challenge - Add ribbon and or lace
Marvelous Magnolia Challenge #35 - Anything Goes (beginner)
Vintage Stamping Challenge #10 - Pretty in Pink
Loves Rubberstamps Challenge #61 - Christmas in July

Enjoy your day,
Pat K x


Stamps and Paper said...

Gorgeous cards Pat and love how youve got her sitting on the die cut, gorgeous colours


Lisa Lynn said...

Pat, your card is gorgeous. Love how you made the heart to match.

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Beautiful Pat, I love what you did with the heart and your stitching is so neat! Susan x

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is gorgeous Pat. I love the cute image, pretty papers and the heart and lace look so beautiful
hugs Sue xx

Debs said...

Gorgeous in every detail Pat - especially love the Frantaged heart and the scrummy bow detail.
Have a fab day
Debs xx

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the image and

Carol Willis said...

Gorgeous card Pat, love the image, papers and layout.
Caz x

Laine said...

Fabulous design and detail Pat.

Elena said...

wow! It's so cute! I love it!

Faith A said...

Fabulous card, love the ribbon and the heart and that image is too cute.

We have heat in the UK too, that's why I am indoors at the moment, but no air conditioning here, the heat doesn't last long enough (usually) LOL

Wendy said...

Adorable and so gorgeous Pat, love the heart.
Hugs Wendy xx

sue w. said...

Hi Pat, what a fab layout, love the wooden heart and Tilda is so sweet, coloured perfectly.
Hugs Sue W.

Pat said...

Gorgeous colours and such a sweet image with beautiful embellishments.

Pat xx

chrissy xx said...

JUst GOrgeous! What a cutie she is...FABulous colours and design..
LOve it.

Claire said...

This is really sweet hun. Hugs, Claire x

Anonymous said...

Soo gorgerous, love th image she is very cute and adorable, great colors, love the cross stitched heart. Thank you for joining us at artistic this week. Abbie xx

Joan Macdonald said...

Gorgeous card, i love the image its so cute. Thank you for joining us at Artistic Inspirations.

Joan x

Heather said...

A stunning card Pat, a gorgeous design and pretty papers. Tilda is adorable and I love those stunning embellishments!!!

Heather xx

Rene said...

What a gorgeous card!!!! Thank you so much for joining us at Tilda's Town! Good luck!
Rene :D

Vicky said...

So sweet Pat, and so organised for Christmas :)

hugs Vicky xx

Lorraine said...

This is gorgeous Pat. Tilda looks fab and I love all the pretty embellies.
Lorraine x

Pia S said...

WOW! Another stunning Christmas card! I love how you placed Tilda on top of a lace border and die cut, and the heart with frantage and seam binding ribbon are lovely details. A beautiful design!

coops said...

so stunning pat.beautiful pretty details and colours and your tilda is adorable :D

xx coops xx

cotnob said...

Such a pretty card Pat, fabulous design.

Dangina Martinez said...

Fantastic Design.You were really in the Christmas spirit. Love it. So glad you were able to join in this week at Loves Rubber Stamps. Please come back real soon. Good Luck and Tons of Hugs, Dangina

Donna Ellis said...

Gosh, Pat, GREAT use of the die cuts with your image! and love what you have done with the wooden heart! Wow! How do you make the bows like that? Is it a few different tied sections then all tied together? Looks wonderful. Your layers of lace are darling, and so are your colors. (as always) hugs, de

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous Tilda coloring Pat! So glad you linked up to Tilda's Town Challenges! Thanks for playing!

K8 said...

Stunning!! Love everything on it!! Thank you for join us at Artistic Inspirations this week, hugs Kate (DT)

HenP Produkties said...

Love your card, beautiful colours.
Thanks for joining our challenge at DML, but unfortunately your are joining too many challenges.
I hope to see you again at our next challenge, because I love your cards.

Lots of hugs,

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a lovely Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at Flonz Craft Vintage Stamping Challenges.

mixamatoasties said...

She is so lovely Pat, a beautiful card.

Thanks for joining in at That Craft Place this time.

Susan xx

Jacqueline Smith said...

Fabulous card, love the coloring and all the detail!! Thanks for playing with us at Loves Rubberstamps!

Shanna Shands said...

Fabulous pink. Thanks so much for playing with Loves Rubberstamps!