Friday, April 26, 2013

Christmas in April ????

So as you know I am contributing as GD at the Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog this past month and this week the theme is "anything but a Birthday card". So I decided, why not a Christmas card? I know it is a bit early, actually insanely early but then again, I am always running and trying to finish all the cards in December so head start is good, right?
Anyway, this is the card I came up with - my first Christmas card for the year 2013

 It may be hard to think of Christmas when the weather is just about warming up but how can one not fall in love with Jingle Jangle Tilda. At first I was planning to make her the focal point of the card but when I cut these stars from Memory Box dies and layered them, I knew they have to get the sweet spot. The topmost star is from Spellbinders.

 The papers are from DCWV and the sentiment is Justrite stamps. The three little ornaments are cut from Spellbinders die Heirloom Ornaments - the smallest die in the group. Tilda is colored using alcohol markers incl. Copic, Faber Castell etc. ( I really should start writing down the exact markers used).

 The inside of the card is lined with the same papers. The sentiment on the right is written on the computer and printed. I decided to add another Tilda stamped image inside - after all, it is my first Christmas card.
Here are a few close ups

And the other side

And before I end, I would like to thank the team at Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog. It was fun and so easy being a GD for them - so well organized and helpful too. Thank you, ladies.

Along with submitting this at Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog, would like to submit for the following

Christmas Stampin All year Long

Stampin For the Weekend

Crimbo Crackers

Addicted to Stamps and more

Simon Says Stamp Challenge

Thank you for stopping by.......


  1. Congrats on your first Christmas card for the year!! It is definitely NOT too early to start. I LOVE that star/snowflake focal, it is stunning! And your little Tilda is cute. Thanks for playing with CSAYL.

  2. The time passes so quickly. Definately not to early to start on the Christmas cards. Adorable card. Thank you for playing along with the Addicted to Stamps and More challenge this week.
    Regards Florence.

  3. That's a beautiful card Anu.

    Susan x

  4. Gorgeous card. I love the sweet image and the snowflake looks wonderful
    Thank you for taking part in the Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge
    Sue xx

  5. Very cute Card!
    Thanks for playing along with us at CSAYL!!

  6. Deine Karte ist toll. Ich mag die Farben und die Gestaltung - auch innen - sehr. Toll.
    Danke für deine Teilnahme bei CSAYL. Liebe Grüße Jenny.

  7. A gorgeous card, I love your design and colours, your beautifully coloured Tilda is adorable and fabulous details!!

    Thanks so much for joining Simon Says Stamp challenge,
    Heather xx

  8. Adorable card. Lovely design, image and embellishments! Very nice! --Gail

  9. Gorgeous card. Love snowflake and monochrome. Beautiful design inside as well.

  10. Gorgeous card....its all so pretty! Love the colours and the layout.
    Wedgie xxx

  11. Ohh such a pretty creation!! Love that you decorated the inside as well! Thank's for joining us at CSAYL - hope to see you for our new challenge that starts today!