Friday, March 25, 2011

Christmas, twelve months of the year....

It's time again for the Christmas All Year Long blog hop! This is so much fun to make a card a month and have at least 12 cards ready for next Christmas. Perhaps you'd like to join in the fun and that's just what we'd like you to do. If your interested in joining in, please contact Julie Glasgow ( and let her know. She would be delighted to add your name to the list for next month.

Our hop this month begins with Jessica, so if you are arriving at my blog first, please pop back to her blog to begin the hop. From here you will hop over to Carissa's blog. If you get lost along the way, please head back to the Christmas All Year Long blog to find the order.

For this months card I am using an image I colored a few months ago, but didn't complete until this week. I decided to make my card an Easel card and use some pretty paper I purchased at my LSS. My card recipe will follow at the end of this post for those who are interested.

Here is the front of my card...I decided to use very non-traditional colors with a bit of a country theme. I was inspired by the DP to use brown checked ribbon...

Here is a closer look and Tilda and Edwin...

A couple of side views...

The inside of my card...

I kept this card pretty simple, with just a few flowers and pearls added here and there.

Card Recipe:

Image - #334 Brother and Sister available at Magnolia-licious
DP - Bo Bunny
CS - Bazzill White and SU Night of Navy
Spellbinders Nestabilites Labels 11 die
Go Kreate Square Frames Frills #2
Skin - Eooo,00,02,11 R20
Edwin's Hair - E35,34,30
Tilda's Hair - E34,31,30
Clothing - E40,41,42,43; B21,95,97; C00,0,3; B60
Edwin's shoes - E30,31,35
Stickles - Waterfall, Star dust
Pearls - stash
Ribbon - stash
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
Glimmer Mist - Gold
Linen thread

Now it's time to hop on over to Carissa's blog. Thanks for hopping by my blog to see my entry!



  1. Hello Barb, WOW,I love your non traditional card. Gorgous shape! Lovely coloring of Tilda and Edwin. Such a wonderful inside panel, love the idea of the tag wih the greatings, and the lovely swirls &pearls. Fabulous
    Hugs. D.

  2. Pretty card. Love the checked ribbon. Your coloring is fantastic.

  3. Barb, I really love this card.. reminds me of living out in the country with the milk cans on the wooden porch and the old washing machine sitting beside it with the sheets blowing in the wind.. oh what a fun times those were and this is reminding me of those time.. Love your colors and theuse of the ribbon and the coloring of Tilda and Edwin.. your choice of flowers are just perfect and the layout is so gorgoeus... love the swirls in the corner.. A simple but beautiful card.
    Hugs, Jean

  4. Fun card Barb! Love the nontraditional colors, and the gingham ribbon is such a fantastic touch. Beautifully colored as always!

  5. Barb, wow I love the blue and brown theme going on here. So gorgeous!!! And I love shape easel cards. Congrats on a beautiful card!!



  6. This is just beautiful I love it you want my addy? Great job as always my friend.

  7. Barb, your card is beautiful! Has a real country feel to it. I love the colors and the checked ribbon.


  8. Gorgeous card! Love the shape of the card! Need to have that one to!!!

  9. It's such a sweet Christmas card. Your coloring is gorgeous and I love the non traditional colors =) I hope you have a great weekend Barb!

  10. Oh wow!! This is so precious!! What an adorable easel style creation!! LOVE your coloring!! TFS! HUGS

  11. Absolutely fabulous girl! I love that image (it's one of my faves) and I love how you used non-traditional colors. You did an amazing job! Hugs, Rosemary :)

  12. Oh Barb your card is just BEAUTIFUL!!! Such wonderful coloring and detail!!!
    Judy K.

  13. Great job, it!

  14. Utterly adorable, I love the shape and that sweet image is coloured beautifully. Stunning card.
    Suzi x

  15. Oh, I really love this! It has such a clean look! The navy and white are so crisp! It is just lovely in every way!

    Chris Christensen

  16. WOW, Barb, this card is magnificent!
    Love your coloring...fabulous! The shape of your card is awesome.
    A totally stunning creation!!!!

  17. Hey there ladybug! LOVE this card! The colors are awesome and love how you've colored Tilda and Edwin! And of course you know I love the shaped card! :) Hope you're having a blast!
    hugs, Sharon

  18. How cute, Barb!!! I love your easel card. Just sooooo cute! Love Edwin & Tilda together. Darling card!
    Huggies ~

  19. I love this Barb! Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for your help with the blog hop this month!


  20. It is a beautiful card Barb - where in the world do you find the time! Are the kids in school and day care 5 days a week?

  21. Barb, I love this! The non-traditional colors work so nicely!! I think this is the cutest I've seen this stamp done!
    Hope your little family is doing well!!

  22. Barb, this is gorgeous. I do love those Go Kreate dies and after seeing your card I may have to try and easel next. Your colour combo is striking and the image is so beautifully coloured. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Carissa

  23. Hi Barb,
    Am absolutely in love with your card!!!
    Love the shape you have made. Can't get over your BEAUTIFUL colouring.
    Like the 'country' theme :o)
    Hugs, Candy

  24. WOW!!! This is such a beautiful card. I love the colours you chose to use in this one. What a cute Tilda and Edwin image!!!

  25. Love this shape and how you've decorated this sweet card Barb! T and E are colored so soft and beautifully with all the pretty embellies! Terrific card!!!

  26. How beautiful, Barb! I love this stamp! It's so versatile! You've chosen great colors and I just love the shape of your card and layout.
    Your coloring is fantastic, as always!
    I have a blog candy running these days if you happen to come by :)
    Hugs and have a great weekend!

  27. Your card is beautifull Barb !~Love the image and the shape :)).

    Hugs Monique

  28. Another exceptionally adorable card Barb!

  29. Absolutely stunning Barb! Love the shape and your colouring is fabulous. You have just enabled me to put this stamp on my wishlist. Hugs, Maria

  30. Very beautifull, Barb!

    Hugs, Ingrid


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