Friday, March 25, 2011

The First Christmas Card of 2011

Has Christmas come early at Mama's?  Nah ... Mama lived through The Great Depression and she saw times when she didn't have two dimes to rub together; so she learned to do with what she had.  That is exactly what I did with my Christmas card - I made do with what I had  (after all it is called an INVENTORY challenge).  How appropriate that this is Inventory challenge #24!  My teammates and I have been asked to make a card with complimentary colors like red and green.  Now when you think about red and green, do you think of Easter?  Hmmmm . . . I thought not.





On the inside I made a Poinsettia with my Magnolia Doohickey.  It really looks purty good and I think Mama is gonna really like it causes she loves artificial flowers!


Now seeing that I didn't like how the right side turned out with that fancy camera ( I knew I should have used Mama's Kodak Brownie) - I have decided not to show that side!!!   After all, I am the editor.

Please visit my teammates as we play Inventory Challenge #24.

Danielle
Christina
Charlene
Rene
Jean

Thanks so much for stopping in for a visit and you know how I love your comments!
Hugs -- Sandy

43 comments:

Cricket said...

Sandy, she is darling. I love your paper.

Rosie said...

Awesome Christmas card! Reminds me that I need to start now if I'm going to have any chance of getting mine done this year. The layout and perfect and I love how you colored Tilda. The inside is gorgeous with that poinsettia. Great job! Hugs, Rosie :)

jamiegee said...

Sandy, love your card! As always, great job with coloring and paper choices. I have to tell you that it is ALWAYS a bonus when I view your blog. You are a real HOOT! You bring not only talent but personality to this wonderful group!


Hugs,
Jamie

Chris said...

Aww, what a cutie pie! I love the colors you used and your Tilda looks wonderful! The inside of the card is also really great! It's so nice to see insides of cards. So few of us show them, too. You "dun good!"

Xo,
chris christensen

Jacque said...

Sandy, she is as cute as can be!!! Love that fur treatment...and that poinsettia is beautiful!!! Gosh, pretty papers and details too...Love it...Hugs..Jacque

Candy said...

Hi Sandy,
Such a pretty card! Loving your paper.
Tilda is beautiful with the details on her coat!!
The buttons are the perfect embellishments.
Gorgeous poinsettia.
Hugs, Candy

angel4031 said...

Sandy I love your card xxx

Madge H. said...

Really sweet Sandy! and..one Christmas card for 2011 DONE. Clever girl!!
~ rubber hugs, inky wishes ~
Madge

Mascha van Dijk Zimmerman said...

Nice card sandy,simple but beautiful. Bye Mascha

Scrappinangler said...

Sandy, I am so imprssed you are already working on Xmas cards!! Beautiful job!

Kelly Neis said...

pretty card, I think Christmas may be coming soon to MN as we have 12 more inches of snow and only 9 degrees this morning, so your card fits right in here. I love the fur you used around Tildas hood and the DP work perfectly with her, very pretty.

Christina C. said...

Good morning, Hon! Hey, it's 10 degrees in Wisconsin, so your card is very appropriate!!!! Brrrrr!!!!
Mama should be proud of this card...it is absolutely gorgeous!
Love the papers and Tilda is stunning in red. Love the poinsettia! WOW!!!! Fabulous job!

Pat said...

Hey girlfriend...what a stunning little package of "gorgeousness"!! And (hehehehe) I am so tickled that I got to see the right side too...truly, the front is stunning...and the enture inside is just a stunning!! I'm liking the new colors for her face...and the fur on her jacket is PERFECT. I just got some of that stuff (can't remember what it's called!) and can't wait to use it! Gorgeous deep, rich colors...and the pointsettia is just scrumptious!! Love it!! Hugs...Pat

cathylynn said...

OH SANDY!!! WOW!!! I love what you created here. That fur is perfect and so is your coloring. AND.... Glad to see you made a wonderful flower too!!! I thought for sure that there was an Easter bunny inside for some odd reason. ???? With you all things are possible. HEHE!!!! Love it all!!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Danielle said...

Hello Sandy, this card is so very purrrrrrrrty. Love the fur around Tilda's hood & collar, such a nice layout. Gorgeous inside, and a very lovely pointsettia. Tilda would need her coat this morning in Montreal! Hugs. DAnielle.

Sharon Caudle said...

Girl this card is gorgeous! Love how you did her fur and she is colored beautifully! Fabulous poinsettia too! I love it!!
Hugs, Sharon

Myrna said...

Love the simplicity of your card Sandy! It's snowing outside right now so it could be Christmas as far as the weather is concerned!!! LOVE your poinsettia, it's beautiful!

*Vicki* said...

Oh wowzer Sandy!! This is just amazing girl!! LOVE the fun fur trimming and your coloring is gorgeous!! :) I LOVE IT!!! Thanks so much for sharing!!HUGS

Shelly said...

It's a really sweet card Sandy! I love the shine on her boots and the fur on her coat. Just precious!
hugs,
Shell

LINDA W. said...

Sandy...love your card..great coloring...cute trim for Tildas
coat
hugs Linda

Rene said...

Oh goodness...let's start with the fluff around her collar...perfection! Now let's move on to your layout...fabulous! Now the sweet buttons...magnificent! Just a beautiful card Sandy!
I'm out this week. The beginning of the week we were playing outside all the time and starting Wednesday Izzy lived up to everything a 3 year old should be! She's been a TERROR this week so no play time for me! But this weekend John is taking the girls to the circus so I can PLAY! Yay!!!!
Rene :D

Barb Hardeman said...

This card is awesome Sandy! I love the simple and clean layout, but at the same time it has a lot on interest going on. Your coloring is so pretty. I love the poinsettia on the inside, you have done a remarkable job creating a calm and serene Christmas Card.
Hugs,
Barb

Corinne said...

Very pretty card!
Hugs~
Corinne

Angela said...

What a fabulous Christmas card, Sandy! Love all the dimension you achieved on Tilda with the fur trim and buttons on her coat! Gorgeous papers and love that poinsettia flower! Wonderful job my friend! hugs, Angela

Peggie said...

Great card. Love the fur trim.

Pen to Paper said...

Ohh Sandy, she's a real cutie. I really love how you have colored her and I love the trim around her hoodie and the buttons!!! The buttons are so cool!! How did you do those? Are they brads? As always love the story behind this card. It brightens up my day!

Hugs,

Jackie

Eve said...

oh my, Sandy!! Christmas card... Good for you, and she is so darling!! Luv the inside too. I'm always impressed with you that you decorate inside Nice too :-)

Linda Palmer said...

This is a beautiful Christmas card. Love the coloring and love that Tilda.

Julie said...

Hey Sandy. Your card is adorable! I love the buttons and fur on her coat. Just darling!

Hugz,
Julie

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

Very pretty Sandy! You did good :O)

paola said...

A stunning little card my frined, you do so well with clean design lines, wish i could do the clean lines design, always feel i gotta add all my drek to my cards, you have done this beautifully, love the fluff around the hat, stunning!
smiles
Paola

Fran said...

Sandy you used my favorite shade of red to show off your pretty Christmas card. And you are so right Mama is going to love that poinsettia. It turned out beautiful! Hugs, Fran

Kathy said...

Beautiful as always Sandy. This is one of my favorite Tildas, you've colored her beautifully and the fur trim is the sweetest touch. Beautiful Christmas card.

Iulia said...

Hi Sandy! What a beauty this Chrissy card of yours is! I just love that fluff/fur on her hood and collar, those glossy boots and the fab buttons! This card doesn t need extra embellies because the attention has to focus on your sweet beautifully colored Tilda.
Love that poinsettia die too!
Well, I see you are one step ahead in Christmas cards. I bet I am going to panick this year too and start making them too late...
I loved reading your funny post again and still wait for that extra shot to come out right this time with the Brownie Kodak;))
Bisous, Iulia

Patricia Garcia said...

Sandy she is perfect, love the colors you used these look like Christmas, First Christmas card for you, I need to start on mines because I am always behind lol!! Pretty flower too, great inspiration my friend!!

Hugs,
Patricia

Janiel/ janny said...

oh Sandy this is very beautiful dear!! You are going to get a good start on these cards this year I see. I need to start also but just no time yet.. LOL...
hugs, Janiel

Cami said...

Very pretty Christmas card, Sandy! At least you have a head start!
Hugs, Cami

cabio's craft corner said...

Sweet and LOVE those texture you added on Tilda. So very cute. Thanks for sharing :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

Linda said...

Oh my Sandy absolutely beautiful!!!! I love Christmas and I love this card super!!!!

Pam S. said...

Thanks for making me laugh Sandy! The artificial flowers just got me!!!! I can't keep a poinsettia alive to save my soul! lol BUT, I think I know the reason why now, but I can't remember it! lol oh, cards, we're talkin' cards here! alrighty... LOVE this Tilda... I own her of course, she's one of the kids! lol She's beautiful in her fluff and deep red! Love Christmas and love your adorable, pretty Christmas card Sandy!
oh, I wish I still had that Brownie camera we played with when I was a kid... it'd look so cool sittin' round catchin' dust in this house while I stamp and type! lol Fun visitin' w/'ya!
Pam Going Postal

Christine aka blankiefinder said...

What a wonderful Christmas card, Sandy! I just love how you did Tilda's fur collar!

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