Sunday, November 22, 2009

Magnolia Down Under Challenge # 27

Hi there,

Christmas is fast approaching - it's so scary, only a few weeks to go !!

I haven't even thought about Christmas shopping yet but I have started on my cards - I said 'started', have lots more to do but in keeping with this theme, here is my card for this fortnight's challenge.

The theme is 'Something for Christmas' - I made a card but if you would like to join us, feel free to make any project with a Christmas theme - a card, 3D object, scrapbook page, etc.

For my card, I chose this beautiful vintage paper as the background. It features some lovely flowers and text and I loved the colours in it.

I sponged around the edges of the paper with some ink to give it an antique finish then mounted it onto some dark green card and tied some gold glittery ribbon along the left side.

I then mounted this panel to the red base card. To highlight the flowers on the paper, I added some gold glitter glue to their centres.

The sleigh was one of two die-cuts I found in my stash of goodies - can't remember where I got them from but I had a gold one and a red one which I used for this card. I embossed it with an embossing folder then sponged around the edges with some brown ink to give it some definition.

I coloured in this gorgeous Tilda image with watercolour pencils and an aquabrush then added some gold gliiter to her buttons and the embroidery on her coat and also a little on the poinsettias in her basket.

For an added touch, I also put some crystalline glitter along the fur trim of her hood to simulate glistening snow - it looks beautiful on the card at night but as always, doesn't come up too well in photos.

To finish off the card I tied a sheer ribbon bow to the gold ribbon strip and then attached a little gold bell to the bow's centre.

To decorate the sleigh, I added a die-cut leafy branch and 3 red fabric flowers. I enjoyed making this card and I hope you like it.

Why don't you check out what the other team members have done for this challenge and join in the fun and create your own Christmas project.

Please share your creation with us by linking it to our site here. We'd love to see your work!!

Well, that's it for now. Drop in again soon to see what else I've been creating. Hope you're all having a good weekend.

'Bye until next time !


  1. Ramona, that paper is gorgeous and lends such a vintage Christmas feel to your card. Tilda looks so beautiful in her little red coat. Tiny flowers are a nice touch. Very pretty card, person who receives this one is going to love it.

  2. Ramona this is so elegant and vintage I LOVE the feel to it that you have created. And the red and gold just SCREAM Christmas and I love that! Your eye for detail is amazing! Thank you for a gorgeous inspiration to all playing along this fortnight.
    Hugs, Kel xx

  3. WOW Ramona - this is fabulous!!! Was hoping you'd know where the sleigh came from and had the die, would have borrowed it - LOL. The whole feel of this card is vintage elegance - just gorgeous!!!

  4. I really love the vintage feel you have created with this card,Your choice of colours make for a very elegant christmas card and I especially I love the way you embossed the sleigh. Hugs xxx

  5. Hi Ramona, this is one lovely project, that paper is a treat to look at and I love how you've added a little bit of sparkle to it, your Tilda image is precious, I sooo want that stamp and her coat!! Do you think they make one in my size, lol. Beautiful project!! Have a great week!!

  6. Romana, WOW! this is absolutely beautiful, I love Tilda! Your colouring is magnificent! What a great card and I just love your embossed sleigh so beautiful...with those stunning flowers, ribbon & bell, a wonderful inspiration for all joining the challenge. Hugs Jodie from Oz

  7. Ramona, this is gorgeous. I love the vintage look of the card. This adorable Tilda is one my favorite Christmas ones. I've never tried colouring with watercolour pencils, but you've done a marvelous job here. Love the entire design of your card. Love it.


  8. This is a wonderful card. I love the sleigh - so cute and Tilda looks fantastic. Makes me feel cold with her all rugged up like that. Great inspiration.


Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments about my creations - I appreciate every one. Cheers, Ramona.