Thursday, March 25, 2010

Magnolia Christmas All Year Long Blog Hop

It's that time again!  On the 25th of each month, there is a Christmas card blog hop for the Magnolia-licious yahoo group.  It's great because I will have plenty of Christmas cards ready for this year!

I used Wilma from the brand new Raising the Ceiling 2010 Collection.  I get all of my stamps from Magnolia-licious.

If you want to start at the beginning of the hop, please click HERE.

If you came here from Kerry's blog, you're on the right track. 

The next stop on the hop is Leoni's Blog.

This is the sketch I used:

Front view:


My inspiration for this card, Daphne.  This is my favorite picture of her - she is wearing my necklace!

This is my first aperture card.  I made this card entirely out of scraps that I had in my bin.  I got the idea for making the tree out of punches from Norma of From my Craft Room - her blog is one of my favorites!

Patterned Paper - K&Co
Solid Cardstock - The Paper Co
Stamps - Magnolia Wilma with Rose, Studio G sentiments
Misc: MS Branch Punch, Nesties, Bic Mark it Markers, Adhesive Pearls, Adhesive Rhinestones, Marvy Mini Star Punch


3. Winter Wonderland - aperture
4. Pile it on - furry friends
5. HFOS - use old supplies (I have had this star punch for YEARS!)
6. ABC Xmas - G is for glitz


eiyiyi said...

WOW!!!! This card is amazing. It's all so beautiful but the tree is definitely my favorite (don't tell Daphne). hugs, eileen

Samantha said...

Awwww your dog is sooo cute! love your card too! thanks for joining us on the ABC Challenge this time!
Samantha :0)

Toucan Scraps said...

that card is so pretty and special

Angelwood said...

Oh how sweet this card is! Love how you created the Christmas tree and LOVE how you colored your image to look like your puppy. Beautiful job! hugs, Angela

Barb Hardeman said...

Oh Lauren! What an awesome card! I just love how you colored the dog to look like your own dog! That is so cool, and the Christmas tree on the inside is superb! Fabulous job...hugs...Barb

Milianna said...

oh wow you make a wonderful card... and a lot of work... wow

Pen to Paper said...

Lauren how cute!!!! You did a great job with the coloring!!! It really looks like your dog!!! Brings a smile to my face :)



Julie Case said...

Truly gorgeous! I love how you colored your Magnolia puppy to look like your own. Too cute! The tree is amazing and it's decorated just beautifully. Wonderful!!

Kathy said...

This is amazing Lauren! Looks just like your dog, you may have to frame this! Love the tree peaking through the front, then you can see it inside, very cool. Really creative, fun and beautiful.

Marcia said...

This is a wonderful and beautiful card!

Lindsy said...

This is so cute! I absolutely love that you used Wilma as a Christmas stamp =)

RubyM:) said...

LOL!!!!!!!!!YOUR TOOO COOL LAUREN LOL!I just love your ideas,He he he that dog sure looks like yours lol!Your tree is awsome great out take on that!Very cool awsome card!RubyM:)

Sue said...

Hi Lauren
gorgeous card, luv your scene,fantastic tree, thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland this week, sue,x

Robin said...

Wonderful card...that tree looks like a lot of work!!!

Monique said...

That's so cute Lauren.

Hugs Monique

Patricia Garcia said...

Hello Lauren, awesome card love the idea of the tree, and your colora are pretty, I'm hopping!!


downrightcrafty said...

wow Lauren this is great creativity and very inspirational. Love the tree, what a great idea and brilliant tree decorations which just show a snippet through the aperture. Thanks for joining us at Winter Wonderland this week, please do come back and join us again.
Hugs Kate xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous card, such a lot of work out into it. Thanks for playing along at Winter Wonderland. Hope to see you back next week. Marianne x

Nancy said...

Great job coloring Rufus. Love the Christmas tree.

Peggie said...

Cute card. Love how you did the tree. Very creative.

Danielle said...

Fantastic card Lauren! I love your aperture with the gorgeous christmas tree behind - beautiful work! Thanks for joining us at WW this week!
Hugs, Danielle

cabio's craft corner said...

You sure have fun with your punch, lol Very cute turned out on this X'mas tree. You colored Wilma adorably! Pretty card :o)

Tracey said...

A fabulous card Lauren! I love it!

Leonie said...

OMG that tree is amazing and so much work! Love how you have coloured Wilma like your sweet

Julie said...

I love how you used Daphne as the inspiration. We have two Cavaliers, and I had never thought about using a Magnolia dog as a Cavalier. Great job!

Thanks for joining the Magnolia-licious Christmas All Year Long Blog Hop!


hayward69 said...

Love your card and the dog looks really cute. Thanks for joining us on ABC Christmas Challenge Blog.

Jayne xx

Debbie Pamment said...

Wow – what a fabulous job you’ve done with the sketch. Love the window and the scene inside - the tree is awesome! Love your puppy too - I have a cavie - they are beautiful dogs!
Thanx sooo much for joining us at MDUC this week.

vikkithescrapjunkie said...

What a super card Lauren, i love how you have created the tree... you are a clever bunny and the detail is super. Thankyou for joining in Susie & Vikki's Christmas club challenge this week.
Love n hugs
Vikki & Susie xx

Anne said...

Amazing card Lauren, love it and thanks for sharing it with us at Susie & Vikki's Christmas Club. Hugs, Anne (GD for this week) x

Jodie from Oz said...

Lauren, Love your beautiful card.
The image is adorable, your colours and colouring wonderful. A fabulous take on the sketch. Thanks for joining us at Magnolia Down Under Challenges.
hugs Jodie from Oz

Lisa said...

fabulous card ! Love the tree.and Daphne is sooo cute.Love the stamp image.:)

Helen said...

Gorgeous card - your tree is fabulous!
Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x

Norma said...

Lauren, fabulous card. I'm such a Tilda addict that I never thought to make a card without her...LOL. You did a fab job with your aperture card, and especially colouring the dog to look like Daphne--she really does. Gorgeous DP's you have. Bless you for mentioning me.


Glenda said...

Oh what a super cute puppy! TFS

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card, love the images you've used.
Thanks for joining us at Winter Wonderland
hugs Mandy xx

Annie said...

fabulous card! thanks for joining in with us on the ABC Christmas blog.
hugs, annie x

Clarky J said...

Fabulous design thanks for joining WW this week x Janet

scrapcat 1 said...

What a stunning card, love the little dog stamp and the tree is so detailed it looks real!! Fabulous work


Trish Hughes said...

Both are wonderful and have great details!!! Thanks so much for playing along with HFOS.

Lacey Stephens said...

Wow! Fantastic card! And cute pup, too! I love the use of the pearls and gems on the tree. Thank you so much for playing along with the ABC Christmas Challenge. We have another fun one that started today: H for Holly with a bonus sketch. Hope you can play along again!
ABC Christmas Challenge DT