Monday, 20 June 2011

My earliest one ever!

Good afternoon, peeps!

Yes, it's true - I've never made a Christmas card this early in the year before although I know that some folks are super organised and make them all through the year, I'm not one of them I'm afraid! So why, I hear you ask amd I starting now? Well, it's a class project and forms a half of the day's projects on 2nd July at Samuel Taylor's in Roseville Street, Leeds. The other half shall be revealed soon! I think that the colours look a bit 'bleached out' on this photo but it was the best I could do.

Maybe many of you have made Tri-fold Shutter cards before, but I do think it's an attractive fold and a great way to use your fabulous DPs. It's even possible now to buy the cards ready cut and folded but this one started out its life as a flat piece of card.

Tilda with Fir is still one of my fave Magnolia Christmas stamps - I wonder what they'll delight us with this year, peeps? All I can say is that I hope they issue them earlier than they did last year!

This is how the card looks when it's open:

Well, I hope the class members like it, it's not a difficult card to make but there's a fair amount of measuring and cutting to keep them busy and, by way of a departure, I decided to use a poinsettia cut from a Marianne die rather than use purchased flowers, even though I like them so much! However, this poinsettia is also very appealing and I can see it getting quite a few airings as Christmas draws ever closer. I expect that, like me, you can't believe that virtually half the year has gone already - scary! Please someone tell the sun to shine before we go into Autumn!

The image is coloured with the usual Copics, Promarkers and Prisma pencils and I was a good girl and kept a note of the colours for you!

OK, this is me leaving you with the card recipe whilst I go back to some more projects but I'll see you again soon.


Stamps: Magnolia 'Tilda with Fir' & Jolly Holly, Merry Christmas - Printworks, With love - Artifacts
DPs: Memory Box Mistletoe Collection
Dies: Nesties and Marianne die #LR0122
Distressing: Old Paper DI
Ribbon: from my stash
Skin: E000, E00, E01 E21, R11, R20, R30
Hair: E23, E27, E50
Coat & hat: RV32, Promarkers Antique Pink and Burgundy + Tuscan Red Prisma pencil
Fur on coat & hat: E40, E41, E42
Fir Tree: G40, G82, G85, G94 : Marine Green Prisma pencil
Tights/Mittens: BG70, BG72, Promarker Tea Green + Muted Turquoise Prisma pencil



  1. This makes me want to break out some Christmas images. This is stunning!!

  2. This is stunning. I've never mastered this fold and end up in a right mess! But you've inspired me to have another go. Tilda is gorgeous, love your colours. I haven't got a Christmas Tilda so will be looking out for the new ones this year! Take care Zo x

  3. That is really a gorgeous card Diane!!
    Hugs Kristel

  4. Diane this is amazing!! All those lovely folds simply befuddle me so I know your class will love learning how! Your coloring on this is some of the best I've seen you do (and that's saying a lot!!) Again, simply amazing! Hope all is well with you g/f!!

  5. What a horrid Midsummer Day we had here yesterday - I agree we need some summer before Autumn comes. Leaves are already falling!
    What a delightful card - yes, I like this shape of card too and you have done it just perfectly. A delightful image and beautifully coloured as always.
    Hugs, Neet x

  6. One of my faves Diane! LOVE your card! Beautiful!

  7. Hi Diane!
    I just became a follower! This card is stunning! I love this Tilda image and it was brilliant to use her on the tri-fold shutter card. It's gorgeous!
    I'm looking forward to working with you at Fussy and Fancy!
    I hope that you have a great weekend!
    Hugs, Sheryl

  8. Diane, you work is just gorgeous! I signed to be a follower. Your coloring is fabulous!
    marie, CMC DT


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