Friday, April 29, 2011

Inventory Challenge #29

Good morning everyone and a very happy Friday! I'm just sitting here, as I am posting, and enjoying the the sights and sounds of the royal wedding. Ohhhhhh, my goodness, those hats!!!!!!!!!!!! The bride is absolutely breathtaking!

Danielle and I welcome you to a very special challenge this week....the first stamp we ever purchased or a stamp we would never part with.
Well, that was an easy one for me because this precious Homespun Tilda from the Winter/Christmas collection 2007 caught my eye and there started my total infatuation and addiction with all things MAGNOLIA! This cutie should be available at Diana's Magnolia-licious Store and if not, she will most certainly get it for you.
I have accumulated a huge collection over the years and would not part with any of them. They have really evolved over the years and have attained worldwide stature among stampers. How could one not fall in love with these cuties?????
For this card, I used papers designed by Gudrun Loennecken, dies by Marianne and lovely lace from my dear friend, Danielle. Thanks, Hon! On the inside of this card, I also used a Magnolia tag die. Tilda is colored with copics.

I would like to invite you to visit my friend and teammate, Danielle, and view her beautiful work of art and then swing on over and visit our other friends and teammates, Charlene, Rene and Sandy.
Thank you so much for visiting and leaving a comment. I appreciate each and every one of you. Hugs, Christina


  1. Christina I love visiting your blog to see your creations! This again is no disappointment. I love that stamp and also your card is Wonderful!! Of course your DP's and details are also great. Beautiful inside and out!!! I tip my hat to you!
    Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

  2. Very pretty!! That is a cute stamp! : )

  3. Hello Christina, This is a BEAUTIFUL Christmas card dear!!! I love the little pull out tag!!
    huga, Janiel

  4. So cute Christina! Love seeing some of the older Tilda's being used and this one is just too cute! Beautiful work! hugs, Angela

  5. This is a gorgeous card, Christina - inside and out!! Love the pocket idea with the tags. All done beautifully - your memory is better than mine, as I have NO idea which stamp was my first !!

  6. Wowzers, this is gorgeous! You did an amazing job! I remember when I first saw Maggies I didn't really care for them....I think it was the no mouth thing. But then one day they worked their way into my heart & now I've gotta have them!! I know my hubby is like, how many more stamps do you really need? My answer: Duh....all of them!!

  7. This is simply beautiful, Christina! How sweet of you to have grown so fond of these cuties. I also love them very much although I have but 3 or 4 from the first collections. I agree with you, yhis cutie patotie here is simply adorable and your card really cries the magic of Christmas.
    Love it!
    Hugs and have a great week-end sweetie!
    PS Yes,I agree, Katie lookes awesome!

  8. Ohh Christina, she's such a cutie! Everything looks so pretty!



  9. Hello Crissy! How Fabulous! LOve your card, and your story! Your choice of paper and lovely colors accompany this Tilda so nicely. Love the written background so much. Such a precious and delicate style. Love it all! Pure magic!

  10. Oh Christina, what a darling this oldie but goodie is!!!! All of the details you have added really make her special in every way!!! Beautiful papers and the pocket on the inside is just too sweet with those precious tags!!! Beautiful job, sweetie!! Big hugs..Jacque

  11. Christina this is just to is it that one little image could have started all this for us...I love your card

  12. WOW!! This is really precious!! I adore those gorgeous papers and the little tags on the inside!! You are way ahead of me girl!! :)

  13. What a beautiful Christmas card. Another one for your stash. I can't remember which one was my first because I got several from Diana C. before she even had her shop online. Those were the days...hahaha.
    I love all the details and the gorgeous DP.

  14. Oh meine Gott, Deine Karte ist traumhaft schön, meine Liebe! Absolut wundervoll!

    Ich wünsche Dir ein schönes Wochenende, Knuddels Tanja

  15. Love your card, Christina! You did a FABulous job on the outside as well as the inside. Love the tags too. Very nicely done.
    Huggies ~

  16. idd the bride was so gorgeous the dress ooooo amazing !!!

    and your card is also amazing love the christmas Tilda you coloured her so beautiful~!!

    hugs Cora

  17. Hi Dear Christina!!! Yes yes yes! I agree! I could NOT part with any of my Maggies either! hehe! Well, your card you've created is simply MARVELOUS! Your colouring of this Tilda ... just GORGEOUS! And the inside is just as BEAUTIFUL as the outside! I looove it!

    Much Love,

  18. This lace trim goes very well with the elegant DP. The combination of the minis and Reg Tilda makes this card extra delightful :-)

  19. Your card is absolutely stunning Christina, Just love the inside too. hugs Sharon

  20. Christina! Were you just lovin Fergies girls hats? OMG! That peach one was HUGE!!! hahahaha!
    Kate's dress was awesome too!
    Anyhow, you card is super cute. Love, love the green and red flower and how you did the inside with the tags!!! Great card!
    Hugs, Dena

  21. Lovely card. Love all the glitter.

  22. awww..... Crissy... what an amazing card.
    this is soooo beautiful.
    you used one of my most favorite images.
    gee... you really made me think to start with christmas cards as well.
    seams we just had Christmas to me :-)

  23. Hi Christina, thank`s for your nice comment in my blog:))
    Your cards are beautiful and it is very nice to have look at what you make "over there".
    I put you in my bloglist.

  24. Oh Christina - how gorgeous! The paper is so pretty - love the holly with that cute little bird - The lace too is gorgeous with that old world feeling that this Tilda image definitely has. I have always loved the backgrounds with the writing. The flower - glorious glittery tree and the swirl really move the eye - design perfection! Tilda is colored beautifully. Did you hear me? I just released one big sigh!!