Monday 1 October 2012

A Christmas Tilda - and a cute baby!

Good morning all and hope that you're managing to face Monday with a smile! The weekend always passes too quickly, but thankfully I have the house to myself for a while today so chance to catch up on a few jobs - and then hopefully do some crafting! Not sure I can survive the rest of the week if I don't get a quick fix of crafting - oh, the torment of being a craftaholic lol!
Just a quick card to share with you today. I bought this stamp ages ago and it is a Christmas Tilda - 'Tilda with ribbon' - but whenever I've used it it's not been for a Christmas card! So this is it's first outing actually on a Christmas one lol!

I've coloured her with promarkers and pencils.  The backing papers are from Dovecraft 'Vintage Christmas' and the ribbon and lace are from Cart-Us. 

I've added a LOTV 'grungy sentiment' - just love these! - and a Marianne die cut swirl and poinsettia. 
I know, it's another red & green Christmas card! - but I do quite like these muted shades. I promise to do better next time and make a few Christmas cards that feature other colours! 
I'm entering this card into:-
Amusing Challenges - anything goes
Dynamic Duos - colour challenges

As I mentioned in my post yesterday I was off to visit an old friend (although she'll thump me for calling her old! - I mean old as in terms of we've been friends for a long time!). I was staying with her when she went into hospital to have her daughter 24 years ago - and now her daughter has had a baby girl Grace. So I went to Manchester yesterday to meet baby Grace and have a cuddle! 

now isn't she cute? Grace is 10 weeks old now and just gorgeous. There were problems when she was born and she's had to undergo scans and all sorts, and still has more to face, but we're all praying and hoping that she's fine. And yesterday she was just perfect!  I took a few baby knits with me for her

and thankfully they fitted! Just thought I'd share such a cute little face with you to cheer a grey Monday! 
Hope your day goes well, 
Back soon, Kim x 


  1. Fabulous card Kim. Love the image, pretty papers and fab layout.
    Caz x

  2. Wow, that's a beautiful card Kim, cute image, but not as cute as that little bundle of joy, she's adorable! I'm sure your knitting will go down a storm. Lovely <3
    Thanks for joining us over on Fat Pages With Attitude.
    Hugs Alison x x

  3. Beautiful card Kim, I love the red lace!! Your friend's granddaughter is so cute, sort of makes me broody (new puppy time, LOL!!)

    hugs Vicky xxx

  4. Hello Kim. What a fab card, so beautiful and I love the border. Great job.
    Love Sandra xxx

  5. Hi Kim gorgeous card the image is beautifully coloured and the design is fabulous. Hugs Caroline xxx

  6. Your card is gorgeous Kim. I love the sweet image and the colours are wonderful
    Awwwww baby Grace looks soooooo cute!!


  7. Love this card Kim. Such a cute image and the papers are scrummy as is baby Grace.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  8. Aww Grace is so cute, lovely photos :o)

    Love your card. Fab papers and a very sweet Tilda! Hugs, Lisa x

  9. So lovely! You used such a sweet and darling image and colored her beautifully! Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos!

  10. Beautiful card and such gorgeous colours, Grace is so cute made me smile :O)

  11. Aww, what cute, cute pictures! :) Adorable and Grace is such a great name (my middle name - lol!)

    Beautiful card and great colours and papers!



  12. Good Morning,
    Ahhh!! how beautiful is little Grace, she is so sweet.

    Have had a look back at some of your cards they are all so stunning, all beautifully coloured and embellished.
    Happy Crafting

    Patricia xx

  13. Lovely card.

    And I love the knitted things you did for the baby - wish I'd known you when my boys were born!

    Susan xx

  14. Awesome card sweetie. Lovely knitted garments. Kissable baby.


  15. This is such an adorable Tilda card! I always love seeing Magnolia creations!! :) Your coloring is wonderful & I love the touch of lace you added! Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos!

    p.s. What a sweet little baby! :)

  16. Love the vintagy Tilda - and the poinsetta is perfect. So is that sweet baby! :) Thanks for playing along with my Amusing Challenges and I hope you'll check out the winners!


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Kim x