Thursday, December 13, 2012

Christ Was Born

In the midst of this time of everyone
being very busy and preparing for
many different Christmas events.
Let us not forget to focus on the true
meaning of Christmas.

When Christ was born, shepherds
came to honor Him, wise men from
the East brought Him gifts, and the
earth rejoiced at His birth. These
people who came to worship Him
had no idea what Christ would
accomplish as an adult. But they
were right in traveling to worship
the King because His birth was the
most remarkable event in human
history. Wise men and women today
worship not only the Child of Bethlehem,
but the Christ of Calvary.

Have a blessed Christmas

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Jesus Birth Foretold

LUKE 1: 26-31

26 Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel
was sent from God to a city in Galilee called Nazareth, 
27 to a virgin engaged to a man whose
name was Joseph, of the descendants of
David; and the virgin’s name was Mary.
28 And coming in, he said to her, “Greetings,
favored one! The Lord is with you.”
29 But she was very perplexed at this
statement, and kept pondering what kind
of salutation this was. 30 The angel said to
her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; for you have
found favor with God.
31 And behold, you will conceive in your
womb and bear a son, and you shall
name Him Jesus.

I hope your all having a blessed time
in your preparations for our Christmas
celebration of our Savior's birth.

I am doing well and keeping up as
they say. Thinking of you all.

Blessings, Doreen

Monday, December 3, 2012

Tilda ~ Christmas Greetings

Hi everyone, wow this is a busy time
for me.

I bet it is for you too. I still have some
cards to make for family and friends.

I enjoyed this card as Tilda is a
ballerina dancing with sugar plums
in music.

How cute. Lots of reds and shades
of grey for her hair in Copic colors.

Background paper is all sparkley
and so shinny. The red branch is
red glitter and the white bow is a
satin edged style. CS from SU.

Sorry that this card is on the dark
side, had to take it indoors and my
lighting is not so bright.

But you can still see the card details.

Just a note to let  you know I will
be on the quiet side for awhile since
I have many activities that will
take my time.

I wish you all a wonderful Christmas
season and a great time with
family and friends.

Merry Christmas and God's
Blessings to all.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Red Colors Of Christmas ~ Tilda

My goodness I am getting busy,
many things to do.

I have made a few more cards
and then I will need to take a break.

This was a fun monochrome in
shades of red. I used a designer
background paper with lots of sparkle,
and used a glittery red leaf to add
some fun color, also put white sparkle
on Tilda's coat and hat.

Copic colors are used. Skin E00, E11 & R81.
Hair is C00 C3 & C5.
Tilda's coat, hat bell and gloves
are R46, R89 & R37. Boots C5, C7 & C9.
Shadow is W2.

Using my Copic air brush added
some Red to the white Rose. Also
enjoying using our Cuttlebug to
create a fun dotted swiss background.
CS and Merry Chritsmas from SU.
Ribbon and other items from my stash.

I will enter this card in these challenges:

Divas By Design Challenge ~
Glitter and Sparkle

Scrap-Creations ~ Merry Christmas

Crimbo-Crackers ~ Christmas Anything Goes

Marvelous Magnolia Challenge ~

Moving Along With The Times ~
Use 3 Elements That Begin With
The Same Letter = Red Card Stock, Ribbon & Rose

I know your all very busy, I thank you
all for coming by to encourage me with

Sending prayers and hugs to all.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Tilda Angel

I love all kinds of Christmas songs.
I am already enjoying my favorite
Christmas carols and hymns.

"Angels We Have Heard on High"
is a Christmas carol. The song
commemorates the story of the birth
of Jesus Christ found in the Gospel of
Luke, in which shepherds outside
Bethlehem encounter a multitude
of angels singing and praising the
newborn child.

 I love angels and this Tilda image
is so very sweet. And we can use her
for any time of the year.

This Christmas song is one of my

In A.D. 129, Telesphous, Bishop of

Rome, ordained that, "In the Holy
Night of the Nativity of our Lord and
Savior, all shall solemnly sing the
'Angel's Hymn.' " With that
proclaimation the 'Angels Hymn'
became the first Christmas hymn
of the Christian church. Its most
common English version was translated
in 1862 by James Chadwick, and its
most memorable feature is its chorus
Gloria in Excelsis Deo!, which is Latin
for Glory to God in the Highest.

I used Copic pens for my coloring.
Flowers from WOC. Ribbon lace and
pearls from my stash.

Gold glitter for her wings and halo.
CS from SU and designer paper from K&Co.

I am entering this card in
these challenges:

The Stamping Boutique Challenge ~
Inspired By Music

Party Time Tuesdays ~ Anything Goes

Shopping Our Stash ~ Odds And Ends
 ~ Used Pearls

Through The Craft Room Door ~
Anything Goes

Have a super great time designing
cards and enjoying listening to some
fantastic Christmas music.

Many thanks for your kindness to
come by and leave comments and
joining my blog.

Blessings to all, Doreen

Monday, November 26, 2012

Tilda ~ Birthday Blessings

Tilda is jumping for joy for a most
wonderful birthday time.
I made this card for my caregiver and
dear friend for her birthday.

I shadowed Tilda then cut her out for
the card. I used Copic pens for my coloring.

Papers and cardstock is from SU.
Flowers from WOC, ribbon, beads and 
paper trims from my stash.
MS leaf punch.

I am entering this Birthday card in the following challenges:

Pile It On Challenge ~ Anything But Christmas

Cute Card Thursday ~ Girls Only

Emergency Crafters Challenge ~ Anything Goes

Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges ~ Anything Goes

Many thanks for coming by, your all the best.
Have a super fun day.

Blessings, Doreen

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Tilda In Winter Wonder Land

Greetings everyone. I have been
away from my hobby room for awhile
and now back at it. I so enjoy
making cards to try all kinds of
layout designs.

Tilda is in a winter wonder land setting.
I love this image.
She is enjoying her little blue bird
and the snowmen in the snow drifts.

I used Copic pens to color Tilda. Card
stock is from SU. I used a torn paper  
technique and used my stipple brush
to add color to the snow texture.
Other items from my stash.

Are any of you having snow yet?  We
have none in the forcast for us.
Just lots of wind and rain.  And it is
cold, in 30's this morning. Burrrrr.....

I am entering this card in these

Creative Moments ~ Anything Goes

Midweek Magnolia ~ I'm Dreaming
Of A White Christmas

7 Kids College Fund ~ Anything Goes

Fussy And Fancy ~ Feeling Blue

Tilda's Town ~ Anything Goes

2 Sister's Challenge ~ Winter
Wonder Land

Addicted To CAS ~ Snow

Challenge Up Your Life ~ 1st Snow

Many thanks for coming by to visit
and share your comments with me.
I also enjoy visiting your blogs.
Your all the best.

Have a blessed week.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Packages ~ Tilda

This is indeed a busy time of year.

I  am needing to spend a lot of time
getting gifts ready for Christmas.
Plus I have many birthdays at this
end of the year.

So my card features on my blog will
be very limited.

I have quilts and quilted bags to finish
and table runners to make.
Also my Christmas cards to make
and send.

Being handicapped I seem to move
more slow than most of you, but still
enjoy the challenge of the projects.

This Tilda is a fun one for Christmas
or any winter Birthday card.
I used Copic markers to color my
image and for some fun accent I
used a dotted swiss template in my
Cuttlebug for a background paper.

I will feature this card in two challenges:

Krafty Hands Challenge ~ Christmas

One Stop Craft Challenge ~ Anything Goes

Do keep in touch and again I love
viewing your fantastic blogs.

Many thanks for coming by.

Blessings to all

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Pastel Christmas

Hi everyone, hope this finds you
all doing well.

I made this card for a Pastel Christmas
challenge but never got it submitted
in time. This image is one of my favorite
Christmas images, and use it
every Christmas.

Sometimes my days get busy and do
not get all things
you have days like this?

My card making will  be slowing
down as I need to keep making gifts
for Christmas. I am on a tight budget
and so need to use my fabrics and other
items for gift giving that I have here
at the apt.

This angel and CS is from SU. Other
items from my stash. It is hard to see
the glitter on the angel, it is really pretty.

I will enter this card in these challenges:

Hooked On Craft Challenges ~
Christmas No Red/Green

I Brake For Challenges ~
Brakin' For The Holidays

Paper Take Weekly ~
Anything Goes

Southern Girls Challenge ~
Thinking About Christmas

2 Sisters Challenge ~
Favorite Christmas Stamp

I love looking at all your wonderful
cards on your blogs, you all inspire me.

Have a great weekend.
Blessings Doreen

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Sing A New Song ~ Tilda

Hi everyone, hope you all had
a fun day.

This is a sketch challenge for
Twist of Faith Challenge.
I love this Tilda image, in pink shades
for her dress and ribbon, using Copic
pens.I used grey shades for her hat
and boots.

CS from SU and ribbons and papers
from my stash.

I am entering this card in
these challenges:

Twist Of Faith Cards ~ Sketch Challenge

Through The Craft Room Door ~
Anything Goes Challenge

Paper Take Weekly ~ Anything Goes

Bearly Mine-Challenges ~ Anything Goes

I do not do many sketch challenges,
but this one seemed to peek my
interest in trying it.
It was fun to do. Hope you like it.

Have a super great day and enjoy
your time crafting. Many thanks
for coming by.

I also love looking at your cards,
your all so creative.

Blessings Doreen

Winter Forest

This is a fun winter forest scene.

I used the dotted swiss folder from
the cuttlebug.
CS from SU and design paper from
my stash.

I used my blue stipple brush to add
color to the forest and sparkling glitter
to the trees for some shinny snow effect.
You can not see the sparkles too well, but  
it is really pretty.

This is a fun layout and will be easy
to mail.

Many thanks for coming by. Happy
stamping to all.

Blessings Doreen

Monday, November 5, 2012

Pumpkin Pie ~ Tilda

Yes this is Pumpkin Pie season,
Oh I love Pumpkin Pie. So Yummmmy.

I am currantly working on card designs
that can be easily mailed. So for this
card I colored a stamped pumpkin.
I used 2 Nesti dies to add some design
quality. I air brushed them with my
Copic air brush.

Then added some fun stickers to
enhance my card theme. CS from SU.

Tilda is colored with Copics. A fun
image to work with.

I am entering this card in these challenges:

The Shabby Tea Room ~ Shabby Autumn

Scrap Bitz Copics ~ Anything Goes With
a Twist of Orange

Card Makin Mamas ~ Anything Goes

 Joyful Stamper ~ Anything Goes

Many thanks for coming by and
love your encouragements to me.

Have a great Monday and enjoy
your card making.

Blessings Doreen

Saturday, November 3, 2012

All That Glitters ~ Tilda


Hi everyone.

Say I want to share with you all that
I am enlarging my stamping base to
include other  company images other
than Tilda. I would like to use a lot of
my other stamped images and create
a broader style of card creations. Of
course I will mostly use Tilda.

Do continue to visit my blog to see
other cards.

There are some other blogs I want to
be active on and they require certain
elements to the card creation. I hope
you will enjoy my new cards as they
come along.

Today this is All That Glitters with
Tilda. Copic pens for shades of blue
and browns and pink for the poinsetta
in her basket.

Glittery snowballs and coat with hood.
Glittery blue/silver snowflake ribbon
and rhinestones from my stash.

I am entering this card in these challenges:

Basicgrey Challenges ~ Anything Goes

Sweet Stampin Challenge ~ All That Glitters

Hope your all having a super great weekend. Happy crafting to all.
Blessings, Doreen

Friday, November 2, 2012

Merry Christmas ~ Tilda


Hi everyone, it has been awhile since I have posted. I am feeling
fine and all seems to be going well.

I have had some fun times creating new cards. This one is a sweet
Angel Tilda.

I used Tempting Turquoise CS and Dots paper with Whisper White CS from SU.
Bow & Glitter trims from JoAnn's

Colors from Copic pens, Skin E11 E00 & R83
Hair E33 E37 & E79.  Halo/Wings Y32 & Y35
Gown B00 & B04.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Magnolia Down Under ~ Birthstone, Dec.

Magnolia Stamp Lovers ~ Spots & Dots

Card Makin Mama's ~ Anything Goes

Stampin For The Weekend ~ Anything Goes

The Crafty Pad ~ Christmas Is Coming

Just Keep On Creating ~ Christmas Is Just Around The Corner

I have missed you all and hope your all doing well. I am doing Christmas cards and putting them into envelopes and addressed, so they will be ready to go.

Let me know how you are. Blessings to all.