Monday, September 17, 2012


Hello!! Now this is the way to start a week! Welcome to the Magnolia-licious DT monthly blog hop!! This time we're really excited to show you a holiday stamp AND a second use for that same stamp! If you've joined me from Mary Giemza's blog, you're in the right place!! If not, maybe you want to start at the beginning and see the entire order of the hop in one place. You can do that HERE!
Below is the stamped and colored image that I used! I decided on #241 LITTLE TILDA from the 2012 LITTLE CHRISTMAS COLLECTION. It's in Diana's store RIGHT NOW for ordering.  The collection is a smallish (but beautiful) one .  The stamps are not small (or mini), they are full size!
 So, first I colored her with R22, R24 and R29 as well as G40, G24, G82, G03, and G05. (I just kept going until I got the green I wanted)!  Her hair is E31, E35 and  E47.
 My layout is a sketch that I took from MFT.  Kept it simple, so this is very mailable.  Just a bit of dimension in Tilda (she's curled and raised, then glued) and in the sentiment piece.  Below is a close up.
 Then I switched entirely and thought about baby girls!  Sugar and spice and all things nice, right?!! With this in mind I colored her in pinks, toned down with some Warm and E copics.
 Colors are R11, R30 and a little R22 on her wings.  He stockings and dress are shaded in E43 and blended with R11.  I added in a little W2 as well.  Her hair is the same as above.  I like the way it came out on the baby card better!  Below is a close up!
This is such a fun challenge and I know the other DT members will really have you thinking 'outside the box' to get creativity going!  One of those designers is coming up next. Please continue on over to Norma's blog, From my Craft Room! to see something to feast your eyes on!  Oh, and don't forget to check into how to play along and win prizes!! Details on the blog linked at the top!
My deep appreciation for visiting today! I'm STILL trying to give away my blog candy!  I haven't heard from my winner, so it's up for grabs again.  There's a couple of dies, a six by six pad AND a Magnolia stamp or two!  Please leave a comment below and I'll pick a winner on Friday before work.
Until next time, have a wonderful day!!
Hugs. Cheryl


cabio's craft corner said...

Love the rich coloring on your Christmas card and the precious looking baby card. Cool pick of this image for these two cards Cheryl :o)

Patti Jo said...

She is sweet as can be for Christmas or baby!!! Perfect choices Cheryl, love the coloring on both cards and the layouts are great to show off these cuties!!!

Suzi said...

Two beautiful cards Cheryl, love the traditional colours of your Christmas
creation and the delicate colours in your new baby card.
Suzi x

Christy Designs said...

Simply adorable ! Sweet for christmas and baby card. Love your coloring

Tracy Valure said...

These are wonderful Cheryl! Great job on thinking up different ways.....

Tracy Valure

lvtaz2000 said...

This is such a great idea. I love this image and how wonderfully you have colored it.

Cathy Lee said...

Darling cards, Cheryl. I love how you created two different cards with one stamp. Awesome!
Cathy Lee

Tertia said...

I love both your cards, but the girl one is just adorable.
Hogs from South Africa

Irish Eyes said...

Both versions are adorable, but I am partial to red and green. So cute!

Frances said...

Love both!! the image is so pretty, any color will do, and your coloring is wonderful. Thanks for sharing, hugs, Frances.

Norma said...

Cheryl, love this adorable little angel. Never thought to use her for a baby card, but oh yeah, she's perfect. Awesome colouring as usual.
Love the cards!

Candy said...

Hi Cheryl,
Two gorgeous cards today!
Love them both and can see how this Christmas Tilda can work wonderfully for other occasions too.
Thank you for the chance at Candy :o)
Hugs, Candy

Paper Tails said...

So sweet! Both cards are so beautiful.


Angela said...

I love this Tilda and I love how you've colored her with the different color schemes! This image is so versatile. Stunning cards Cheryl. hugs, Angela

Pam said...

Two awesome cards with the same image. Beautifully colored as always Cheryl.

Linda Palmer said...

Both of these are beautifully colored. Love the pale pinks with the added touch of brown. The bright colors are also beautiful so it would be hard to choose between them if I had to. Beautiful designs.

Chris said...

Wow, I love the way you showed us how changing the colors can change the actual theme! Perfect! I do love that pink version! Great job, Cheryl!


Doreen Horats, Clayton said...

Love your two cards, this is a wonderful image to use.
Blessings Doreen

Mary Lou said...

Wow this is so enlightening!! Just love the christms vs. baby difference!!! What marvelous ideas!!

cathylynn said...

You've created two gorgeous cards. Great work!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Sharon Caudle said...

Gorgeous coloring and cards, Cheryl! Love these precious little angels!!
hugs, Sharon

Mary said...

Both are gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

DJ said...

I love your two takes on the stamp. The baby girl card is so cute.

Leah Ann Gast said...

Awe so cute, love this image! GReat cards!

nancyparker55 said...

Hi Cheryl, Sorry I've been slow on the commenting just gets too crazy sometimes. Anyway I just went for a walk thru your recents posts and as always your work its absolutely beautiful. hugs & blessings on your day, Nancy

mgoll88 said...

Thats a wonderfull sweet image and i love both versions of you cards..looks fantastic, great idea!



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