Monday, July 27, 2009

Christmas in July and YOU get the presents!

Good morning! The Magnolia-licious group is posting a Christmas in July challenge today! Suzanne has all the details on the Mag Highlites Blog! BUT, before you go take a look keep reading to see my 50,000 hit Blog Giveaway!!
BLOG CANDY BELOW!



This is Tilda #296 Tilda wearing Yule cap! She is one of my favorites. she is sitting another great image, #564, Large sled. Both are available in Diana's store! I used her for some holiday cards last year on the large ornament. See this POST
to get an idea of her versatility. This time I used her with Cosmo Cricket paper, Jolly by golly. I used Pink Pirouette (retired) from SU with some very old Mint Green that SU used to have and I think the colors worked well. The snowflakes are some I learned to make last year from Anna Wight, sweet Miss Daisy. I'll check for the directions and edit them in later.

Okay, now for my Giveaway for my Loyal, terrific, talented Blog Readers:



Here it is, or at least most of it.
THREE Basic Grey pads, including Lemonade!
Spellbinders petite oval dies
Papertrey Hibiscus Burst buttons and
TWO Magnolia images! (Tilda with basket of Lilacs and Cherry Tilda)
(Stone bunny is NOT included! He is guarding the candy until it is claimed!)
THE WINNER WILL BE CHOSEN RANDOMLY ON AUGUST 2 AT 9;00 AM EASTERN TIME!

ETA: I will ship internationally!
Then be sure to check back and see if you won or I'll choose someone else on Monday evening!

So please leave me a comment. No other links necessary, unless you want to (I hate extra requirements that take too much time!)
If you want to comment on something besides my card you could tell me your favorite embellishment or favorite time of day to stamp!
(I have to answer too because I'm sure you've noticed that I used limited embellishments- I love ribbons, buttons, flowers and that's about it! And I love to stamp in the very early morning!

Have a good Monday!

91 comments:

Maria said...
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Connie K. said...

Well, even though #1 never wins, I'll go first. Love your card, in fact, I love all of your cards - your coloring is great! I like to stamp in the afternoons, it just works out that way, I guess.

Connie K.

Maria said...

Beautiful card and wow getting started early on the Christmas cards. Thanks for the chance to win your generous blog candy. My fav embellies are flowers and jewellery/beading accents and my fav time of day to stamp is also early morning. It's so nice and quiet when the house is still asleep. Hugs, Maria

annemarie said...

waaauw what a great card an what a super candy. What I live of embellisch are buttons,brads,flowers and I love making scrapcards whole day but I don;t have the time whole day unfortunity.

hugs Annemarie

Pam Berrisford said...

Cheryl......love your coloring. Great card! Thanks for the chance of winning candy.....Pam:)

Kathleen said...

Beautiful card, as usual! I love checking out your blog each day. My favorite embellishment is ribbon. I like to do my coloring in the late evening, when I'm too worn out to do much else. I like to do assembly in the afternoon. Too bad I have to work weekdays! :-)

Kathleen W.

Danielle said...

What a stunning creation Cheryl - I love your choice of colours for this card! Tilda on her sled is really gorgeous - and thanks for the chance to win such fabulous candy! My fave embellies have to be prima flowers! I love to stamp in the afternoon but I stamp whenever I can!
Hugs, Danielle

Chris said...

Lovely card - I think these will be the new colors this season. Beautiful work, each and every post - congrats on hitting 50,000 hits! I read you via Google and just had to pop in - thank you for the chance for such generous and wonderful blog candy!!

Jacque said...

Cheryl, she is just darling!! Love those pastel colors too. Hugs..Jacque

marijke said...

oooooohh wow what a great card this is I love the colours and this stamp is soooooooo cute, and to be honest although I am not every time in your blog giving comments I do follow you so will take a chance on that gorgeous candy stuff you have here , if it doesn't matter I am from overseas? ( the netherlands)

megline said...

Beautiful card. You always have great ideas.

Leslie said...

Thanks for all the great ideas - love your cards!

Sandra MacLean said...

Cheryl, your cards bring me such inspiration! I so enjoy looking at every square inch of your cards. I have a hard time leaving any highlights with my coloring, so I've been 'teaching' myself by studying your style. :) I loooove to create either late, late at night or first thing in the morning with a cup of coffee! And I couldn't create a card without buttons or ribbon. Thank you soooo much for the chance to win this awesome blog candy!! Have a great week!

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

Oh my goodness Cheryl...I love the colour combo on this precious card! I'm going to have to find that Jolly by Golly paper!! Thanks!!

Pam S. said...

I love your card Cheryl! So sweet and the colors are delightful!!! I purchased this paper last year and need to get into it!
I'm such a paper hoarder! I love the nestabilities dies and love copic markers!
Pam Going Postal

Lorri said...

I love your cards and just book marked you to help me with my newest obsession--these cute magnolias. I have not been stamping or creating lately and wish I could just get back into the area and just do it. I enjoy reading all the wonderful blogs and sometimes a card will just make me run to my table and start working. My friends really seem to enjoy receiving a made card from me so I try to never disappoint.

My favourite embellishment is ribbon. I think there is always room to add some beautiful color of ribbon on a card.

Thanks for sharing your talent.

stamphappy said...

Love your blog! Thanks for the great blog candy you are hosting! Hope I win! :)

I like to stamp whenever my child permits me to have a few minutes to myself.
Sarah

Jennifer Love said...

Aww...she's beautiful! Just found your blog from AngelsLanding stamps. :) Lovin' what I'm seein'!

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Cheryl,i love the image and colours.
So gorgeous papers.
So beautiful candy blog Cheryl.

Hugs Riet.x

PBrown9624 said...

Great candy! Thanks for the ooportunity to win. Your blog is an inspiration & I hope to be able to color as good as you some day!Pam Brown

Tanya said...

What a beautiful card. Thank you so much for the chance to win.

Kandi said...

Very cute Tilda! I love using pink with Christmas cards!

Thank you for the opportunity for the Blog Candy!! Even though you don't have extra requirements (they are a bit of work sometimes) I already have you on my blog roll anyway. Such great artwork each time you post!

I'm crossing my fingers!

dolcreations said...

Your cards give me such inspiration! I check it out everyday! Your blog candy is just so generous..wow..I can't believe we have a chance to win this!
I'll keep my fingers crossed!
Christine

gr8day2no said...

All your cards are great! I love flowers and sparkles and I'm usually making cards in the productive afternoon naptime part of my day!! Thanks for your generosity!!

Annie said...

Ilove your Christmas Tilda card. It's a reminder to me that it will soon be time to start on my Christmas cards. I have just recently discovered Magnolis and think that this year my cards will revolve around them.

I like to stamp in the morning, (it's a way to delay the inevitable housework).....but sometimes I just keep going ...oh-oh someone wants supper.

cheers annie

Cherry said...

What generous candy, Cheryl! Your blog and cards are lovely and inspirational. Love your Tilda on a sleigh - the colours are really different and zing. XXX

Sharon Caudle said...

Cheryl this card is so gorgeous!!! I JUST got that stamp from Diana and I'm dying to use her. I fell in love with her the first time I ever saw her. You did such an amazing job coloring (you always do) Love her sitting on that sled, and I really like the non-traditional colors. hugs!

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

What a wonderful Christmascard. I love the colours, super!
Hugs Jacqueline

Hysteri-CAL said...

Absolutely adore this card - its sooo lush .. however, I can't see myself taking the time to make 200 of them !!!

My fave embellishment has to be flowers and buttons, I just don't think I could live without them !!

My favourite time of the day for stamping is the afternoon because I find I get better lighting.

Congratulations on all the hits to your fabby blog - its a delight to pop on over to !

mycardz said...

Wow, that's an awesome milestone Cheryl! Congratulations. I'm sure this number will be increasing quickly - you are such a gifted artist!! Here's to many, many more! hugz, Mary

Sandi said...

I am a follower of your blog. Your cards are amazing! I stamp in the morning, which sometimes takes me all the way to bedtime. *smile* What fab blog candy.
Thanks,
Sandi

TracyG said...

I really love the colours on your card! Thanks for the inspiration. Favourite time of day would probably be the evening.
Thanks for the chance to win!
Tracy G

Nancy said...

Hi Cheryl, I love your style of card making and I visit your blog every day to get great ideas and inspiration. Since I'm a workin' girl I stamp whenever I get a few minutes and I'm known as an embellishment nut! Hope you have a great day, Nancy Parker

Angela said...

Beautiful card, love the colours you have used, so cute!!
I love stickles stardust glitter glue!!
Hugs Angela

Tracey Feeger said...

wow what a great candy. thanks so much for your generosity.

My favourite time of day to stamp is at night when my kids have gone to sleep. I have some 'me' time and that is always so precious when you have 3 littlies running around.

Great card. Love the colours. You always do such an amazing job with your cards.
mwah
Trace

Kerry D-C said...

Cheryl, this chill-alicious!! Love this little scene and your snowflakes are fabtastic!

Tricia said...

What a beautiful, beautiful card!!! I am just starting to love buttons, although it took me forever to get over my fear and start using them! Thanks for the chance to win!

KanataNewf said...

Love your card - I like lots of different embellies but ribbon is a definite favourite. And I seem to do most of my stamping on Saturday or Sunday afternoons.

Rachel F said...

wow what yummy blog candy - thanks so much for the chance and THANK SO much for allowing us international stalkers a chance.

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

What a darling, darling card! Very cute!
I love to stamp in the afternoon when the lighting is good in my room or in the evening when all is quiet.
Thanks a bunch for offering the yummy candy (even though the bunny isn't available...LOL).
Huggies ~
Sharron

Anonymous said...

Your card is gorgeous. I love your delightful color combinations. They are always so fresh. I know I won't win, but had to give it a try anyway. Sandy Andersen

Norma said...

Cheryl, stunning card. Gorgeous colour scheme--love that mint green shade. Awesome colouring as usual. That sled is just perfect for Tilda to sit on.

Congrats on reaching another milestone. 50,000 hits, WOW.

Hugs.
Norma

Jean said...

What a gorgeous pretty soft card! I love it and also your beautiful shading! My favourite embellishments are brads and ribbon though I do love to use flowers too. Most of my stamping is done in the mornings - never at night!! I admire all your work!

Robyn said...

Wow great candy. Love the card, as I do all your cards. You are very generous with your time and sharing of your craft. Thanks.

Handmade by Vivi said...

Cheryl, your card is so gorgeous! charming!! and great candy you are giving away!
I love to make my card in the evenings and I cannot make it without a brad, ribbon or a bling!
Hugs
Vivi

Irene L. said...

Great card! I would never have thought to use pink but it works really well - I love when you give me new ideas!!!

Julia Aston said...

Thanks for the chance to win this great candy Cheryl and congrats on the hits! I just love checking out all your Tilda's and to see how wonderfully you color them!

Carolyn said...

Wow, congratulations on 50,000 hits. Probably half of them are mine. I can't believe we have the chance to win such amazing prizes.
Hugs xx
Carolyn

Rialeen Kotze said...

You make beautifull cards. Congratualtions on the 50 000 hits, and thanks for some awesome candy. I love ribbons.

Anneke said...

What a nice Christmascard, I like the colours. Thank you for the chance to win such a generous blog candy. Anneke.

Maria said...

Thanks for the chance to win!
I like wintery themes and soft colors, that is why I love this card.
My favorite embellishments are flowers and brads and I use both quite a lot.

Myrna said...

The light and airy colors remind me of Christmas candy. She looks good enough to eat. Great job, beautiful card.

Candy said...

Hi Cheryl!
Oh my goodness do I love this card you have made and the paper!!!!
Have you made the circle in the front of the card or is it placed over the pink?
Cheryl - I always tell you how much I love your colouring - but I have to say it again!!
Thank you for the chance to win your great blog candy!!
I love to stamp and make cards at any time of the day :o)
Love Candy

Gisele said...

I'm new to your blog and I love your work. I now have new stamps on my 'want' list.

Gisele

Cariena said...

PLEASE PLEASE LET ME WIN A MAGNOLIA STAMP!!!!!!!! I LOVE ALL THESE CARDS - they are so BEAUTIFUL. I am all left out of the loop here in South Africa, and I don't even own ONE!! I am so desperate to also make a card like this! On a serious note, LOVE it! I am absolutely amazed!

Ginny said...

Hi!! Great work on the card. I love how you coloured it =) I love to stamp at night because i'm a night owl. Keep up the fantastic work and thanks!

Jane Wetzel said...

love your work and LOVE to work with Copics! stamping any time of day is good!! thanks for the chance to win!

Anonymous said...

I love all your cards. I follow your blog every day.

Sharon

debbies said...

WOW - great candy for some lucky person to win! My favorite embellishments are hearts - it's kinda my "thing". Your card is beautiful!

Teri said...

Love the card - I think my favourite part is that it's non-traditional colours. I'm all for using anything but red and green this year :)

As for when I like stamping, it's really when the mood strikes. A lot of times it's later in the evening though.

dcorder said...

I'm starting to get in a mood to do Christmas cards! This is great inspiration. :D

Kelly Bee said...

Mmmmm, Lemonade...I've been wanting this paper for a while now! I do most of my stamping on the weekend as I work full time and don't always have time in the evenings. My favourite embellishment is probably prima flowers but I don't always have the right colour to match my project. Thanks for the chance to win some yummy goodies!

Jen said...

Cheryl, What type of paper do you use for the copics, and where do you get it? I don't have a LSS near me. Thanks for the chance at some awesome blog candy!

Stamping Mutt said...

Cheryl: You just amaze me with your coloring and how you put all of the elements of a card together! They all fit so perfectly together! I want to be you when I grow up!

Favorite Embellishment - ribbon
Favorite Time of Day to Stamp - when the kids are napping and after I've put them down for the night (I have no choice unless DH offers to watch them during the day! LOL)

Alma =)

kat9 said...

Wonderful candy and I love your blog. I visit it almost everyday. I am not a big commenter because of time. That will come when I get internet at home and can play....soon. I love to stamp in evening mostly. I seem to need time to warm up. I love all embellishments and use ribbon, brads and charms mostly. I will not be able to check till Monday but will then.

kathy

Penni said...

Fab Candy. I'm a follower of your lovely blog, so don't know how I nearly missed this lol!!!

Hugs
Penni
x

Diana said...

Hi there-
I am very new at this:
All I can say is that I find myself drooling on my computer (I hope it doesn't ruin it)
LOL
I love, love, love your work!
Diana
:O)

Diana said...

Hi there-
I am very new at this:
All I can say is that I find myself drooling on my computer (I hope it doesn't ruin it)
LOL
I love, love, love your work!
Diana
:O)

dragon said...

Thank You for the chance to win some wonderful candy without having to do a link etc as I'm not sure how to do it yet...

I love your blog and hae been following for a while now...
I love to craft sat in my bed, I get up many a morning with glittery bit stuck to my very voluptuous body..Lol..

Your card as always is fantastic..The colour combo is wonderful...

Lynn xx

Ina said...

What a beautiful cards you show on your blog. And a lovely candy, who wouldn't want to win that? My favourite embellishments are flowers, flowers and flowers. And my best time to stamp/craft is as late as possible. During the night I get the best ideas!

Laurie said...

Am a new follower of your blog...love your samples!

Mary Ann T said...

I love your choice of pink for a Christmas card. I never would have thought of doing it, but when I look at it I definitely get the cold, wintry, feeling from it. I love everything Magnolia and your "coloring" (I hate to call it that, it really is so much more) is beautiful.

I love to stamp mid-morning. I'm an eary riser and do alot of paper work over coffee, read the blogs I follow, do some morning chores and then, with a clear conscience, head down to the basement to my "space" to stamp or scrap.

Linda S. said...

Hi Cheryl, Well it is plain to see why you need a vicious Bunny Wabbit to guard this candy. lol I only hope you ran his credentials through the FBI!! :) I so need some oval dies to use on my Magnolia's. Thanks for the chance to win some. Contratulations on your hit count. Linda S. in NE

Yo Glenn said...

Love your work! I'm jsut the opposite - my favorite time to stamp or do anything crafty is late at night. Thanks for a chance at the candy.

Maryvel said...

First of all, CONGRATULATIONS!! 50.000 hits, wow! that is amazing, I can only dream on something like that! LOL!! Beautiful card of course, love that soft pink and green combinations rather than the traditional bright red and green! I am not into embellishment much either! I like ribbon, brads, love my dew drops, and now I have started to use flourishes! I do my stampin in the evening so I don't wake up anyone in the morning with the tapping! LOL!!!

diane (cookiestamper) said...

Fab Candy Cheryl! Love the card- great cutting on the sled! I stamp whenever I get a chance and I don't really have a favorite embellishment...I just need to use them more!

scrappyjan said...

good morning Cheryl, Love all of the cards you have put up this week!! I just can't get enough of looking at your coloring! :o)

Congrats on hitting 50,000 hits! That is great.... thank you for the chance to win you yummy candy.
hugs janny

Lisa (lakind) said...

Congrats on the 50,000 hits! Great blog candy, too! I like to stamp in the evening! I cannot function in the very well and the creative juices start around 7:00 pm! Oh, your card is soooo cute, too! TFS!

Becky said...

Love this card, but then, I love all your cards, thanks for a chance to win.

Anonymous said...

Congrats! I love your blog!! The card is beautiful!! I keep you on my favorites, so when I need inspiration. . . Thanks, Christar

chawk8 said...

Wow!!! I came to your blog via Lisa's (Kind Creations) and I love it. I just put you on my blog list via Google. I love your work! The copic coloring is great! I'm still trying to get the hang of it (lol). Thanks for the opportunity to win such fab and generous candy!

Annie said...

Hi Cheryl!...I am new to your site and fairly new to stamping!...I truly love and enjoy your inspiration and creativity!...Thank you for offering this generous contest...Hope I can win!...May God Bless you and yours...LuAnn

Rene' Sharp said...

I have just discovered your blog from Copic Creations & it is awesome. Wow, what a generous giveaway!! I have been SO wanting some of that Basic Grey paper, so to win would be FANTASTIC! I create in the mornings when my 2 biggest kids are at school, in the afternoon there is just to much to do with homework etc.

Rachel said...

Amazing work! Your blog is inspirational!

Katarina said...

What a great candy - thanks for the chance. I like to stamp in late evening/middle of the night. I get most ideas then. If I go to bed early I sometimes need to get up several times to write down my fab ideas, lol.

Jamie said...

You are an artist with a lot of fans. Thanks for the inspiring cards which I see on your blog or favorite on splitcoast....janestamps

Heike said...

Congrats for 50,000 hits, your Blog is wonderful love all the creations....Thanks for the chance to win, i've linked you on my sidebar and i'm a follower. I love my Nestabilities Dies so much.

Hugs
Heike

Bizzi Hands said...

I love your cards and your blog... just found a link, and i dont think its too late. Have a great day.
Sally R (Aust)

Mary Jane said...

Lovely card. I like the non-traditional winter colors. Thanks also for the chance to win your blog candy.

Eva said...

This is the first time all week that I've felt good enough to sit and read posts. Naturally I almost missed this, I hope I slid into base just in time. Anyway, I LOVE your work and hope that one day with lots of practice I can color like you. Maybe when I grow up! lol. I love your blog and you are an amazing inspiration for us. Thank you so much!

Janet said...

Lovey card! I love the pink!! Thanks for a chance to win.
Janet

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