04 December 2010

Silent Night

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Ohh - its the weekend! Yay! I hope you have something fun planned... we're putting our Christmas tree up later today. We usually try to follow a bit of a tradition, we put on the Bridget Jones movie (lol, yeah, I know, daggy huh?) and spend the afternoon decorating the tree. It is usually a bit of a laugh as our tree is 7 feet tall.. and well, I am not! hahaha. Nowhere near it! So I am assigned the lower half of the tree. My boys have discovered the joys of unwrapping presents - it is soooo cute! So there will be none under our tree until some time very late on Christmas Eve!

Anyway, onto my card!  I have been waiting for my Tilda with Violin stamp to arrive...and she did yesterday! I actually bought the stamp because I remember my mum loving it when she saw it a few months back on another blog when they were released to some stores early. So Mum - this is your Christmas card, lol.

I inked her up asap and made into a card as quick as I could. I actually stamped her in Memento Rich Cocoa for a change to give her a bit more of a vintage look. I think she turned out ok?  I then masked her and stamped the Silent Night background in versa mark and heat embossed that with gold powder. Heat embossing isn't something I do too often... I usually botch it up! But I managed to do ok this time....it went so well I decided to emboss the edges of my bottom layer of dp as well, hahaha. that didnt go so well, so the messy bits are covered in other layers.



I added crystal effect to Tilda's violin - so shiny! And stickles Diamond to her wings and dress. I'm not sure how well it shows in the photo, but the ribbon has gold flecks on it and the swirls (Whiff of Joy) as also gold cardstock. I actually really love the card...so maybe I won't give it away...we'll see :)




So challenges for this lovely are:
Totally Tilda -Glitz and Gold
Just Magnolia - Anything goes with Sparkles!
All That Scraps Magnolia Challenge - Christmas
Magnolia Stamp Lovers -Punch it out
Flutterby Wednesday - Anything goes
One Stop Crafts - Christmas Cuties
Top Tip Tuesday - Anyting goes


45 comments:

  1. OOOh Kylie, this is utterly gorgeous! I LOVE the embossed background, the colouring is fab, the lace is divine, the flowers heavenly... I could go on! Beautiful card. Hugs. KatyBoo. xxx

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  2. Ooooooo So GORGEOUS!! WOW The music background does look so good, especially embossed!! I love the swirls and the flowers and the ribbons and and and and and hahahaha
    Hugs
    Karen
    xxx

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  3. This really is beautiful. You're lucky your mum likes Maggies - my mum always says they look funny cos they've got no noses and mouths!! Marie x

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  4. Kylie, this is soooooo GORGEOUS. I love the heat embossing. Once again, you created a work of art!

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  5. This is stunning! Just beautiful! I love your cards :D
    Rene

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  6. KYLIE!!!!LOL me and you must think alike!!!LOL
    Guess what ive just painted!!!HA HA
    Still to make into a card though!!
    SO funny
    Gorgeous xxxx
    HUGS
    Debbie xxxx

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  7. Holy moley, if you don't use this technique more, you are doing yourself a disservice! This is amazing - breathtaking - stunning - gorgeous! I could go on and on. I just love it! You are so talented.

    XO,
    Chris Christensen

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  8. Beautiful card!
    I love those embossed details!
    Hugs!
    Sandra!

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  9. Wow, Kylie, This is absolutely breath-taking. It must be out of this world in real life. I will adopt you if I can have the card. lolololol
    rubber hugs,inky wishes,
    Madge

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  10. Gorgeous card, absolutely love it!

    Deb H.

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  11. Ooooo stunning as always Kylie, your mum will love it
    hugs Mandy xx

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  12. What a BEAUTIFUL card Kylie - I love it - great job !!!
    Hugs,
    Mo

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  13. Lovely, lovely card. Your embossing is fantastic, the detail just luscious. Not enough adjectives for me to describe it.
    Sue S.

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  14. Wow, wow, WOW Kylie, this is absolutely stunning hon!! I can completely understand why you don't want to give it away.....but your Mum will love it I'm sure!! :o)
    xxx

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  15. This is gorgeous - your attention to detail is fabulous!

    Hugs

    Kimmi x

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  16. Oh Kylie, your card is awesome, a real stunner. Have fun putting up your chrissy tree, My daughter and myself both love Bridget Jones we often sit down together for another laugh.
    I am sure your mum will love this card ( that's if she get's it ) ha ha ha .....

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  17. Love the touch of gold on this beautiful festive card Kylie!!
    Hugs,
    Cabio

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  18. Very beautiful card this is. Love it and love the way you colord her.
    Hugs, Yvon

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  19. this is gorgeous Kylie, and your embossing looks stunning! I love that you embossed the music notes... gorgeous!! love it!
    Have fun doing the tree!! Oh, and if you ever come accross an old playpen.. keep it for around the Christmas tree! Ours has santa bags and decorations... looks just as pretty as the tree itself.. and little fingers cannot reach the presents ♥♥

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  20. Stunning and fabulous for the holiday season--wonderful work!

    hugz,
    Suzanne

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  21. My goodness, this is gorgeous! I love the embossed music. Just lovely!

    Julie

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  22. Wow this is really beautiful! I love the background you've done. What a great idea. My goodness!! I would keep this on my mantle!!!


    Hugs,

    Jackie

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  23. Totally stunning, and cute, and elegant all rolled into one. Beautiful
    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  24. She's beautiful. Love the card.

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  25. What a GORGEOUS card, Kylie! Tilda looks absolutely beautiful. Great idea stamping her in brown versus black. Nice effect (that I'm going to have to try myself.....thanks!).
    Huggies ~
    Sharron♥

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  26. Hi there Kylie. I think your Christmas card is absolutely STUNNING. I have yet to learn the technique of embossing, have never tried it myself. You've done a fabulous job and this is your first go? Wow! Overall a beautiful vintage card, I'd probably want to keep it too (sorry Mum ;) ). Am going to browse around whilst I'm here to see the rest of your cardies. Hugs Sharon, South Africa

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  27. Absolutely GORGEOUS! Your Mum's gonna love it!

    Hugs

    Judi x

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  28. Oh my, this is stunning!
    Looove the beautiful colored image. :)

    Hugs, Anne.

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  29. Outstanding. Obviously you should heat emboss more often. Thanks for sharing at the MSL challenge. C2

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  30. This is a really beautiful card, Kylie and I love the mainly gold and white combo!
    Diane x

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  31. Beautiful card!!!
    Have a nice weekend!
    -hugs-

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  32. Lovely card Kylie, love the music sheet background. Thanks for joining in our Glitz and Gold challenge at Totally Tilda this time.
    Hugs
    Dawn and the Totally Tilda DT xx

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  33. Wow this is beautiful Kylie
    Thanks for joining us at the Totally Tilda Challenge
    Hugs Susie & the TT Team xx
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  34. Wowie, it's stunning!
    Hugs
    Cordine

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  35. So wonderful card Kylie,I love the image and the colours.
    So gorgeous papers and the details.

    Hugs Riet.x

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  36. No fair, Kylie...you are too dang talented! I need some of your creative talent to be running off on me!! hehe! This card is just stunning!! I love the DPs and the added glitz and glimmer! And, as always, your coloring is just gorgeous!!!! Pat Frank

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  37. Totally gorgeous! Love the details and your coloring is to die for! PS I have big candy posted at my blog!


    Thanks for joining us at Totally Tilda challenges!

    xoxox!

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  38. This is absolutely gorgeous Kylie - you are so very talented.
    Sandy

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  39. Wow love it! Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday @ http://toptiptuesday.blogspot.com/ Please come back on Tuesday for another brilliant tip! :)

    Maggie

    xx

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  40. I think you will have to grow a few feet so you can reach the top of your tree Kylie lol...your card is stunning, beautiful Tilda perfectly matched with the papers...thanks for joining in with the Just Magnolia challenge
    Mina xxx

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  41. Isn't she lovely?!!! beautiful creation Kylie! Love the gold embossed music...inspiring! Thanks for linking up to the All That Scraps Magnolia challenge! So glad you did!

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  42. Beyond beautiful!Kylie you are inspiring to say the least!
    Blessings to you girlfriend~
    Leslie Avila

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  43. Hi Kylie, Wowser, this is breathtakingly beautiful, the colours, design and colouring are stunning. I am sure your Mum will love it, or even if you decide to keep it, she can admire it when she visits. Your tree trimming tradition with the BJ Movie sounds like so much fun. Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas, hugs Jodie from Oz

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  44. Oh wow - she is gorgeous!! Love the colours, stunning! Jaqui x

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  45. OMG Kylie - when I grow up I want to create just like you!!! This is AMAZING! I love the embossed background, stitching, embellies - it is perfect!

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