Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Sweet Magnolia Family Christmas

Trimming the tree in our house is definitely a family affair. We like to set out all the ornaments, dad or one of our sons will hang the lights and then everyone pitches in adding ornaments until the family is satisfied that the tree is full of all our decorating personality. 

I created this Magnolia scene as kinda my homage to those bi-gone days. The kids are all older now, three of them are married and two have children of their own.  I think I might need to change up the Christmas decorating and ask all the grand kids over for a decorating party and start a new tradition.

This cute little Tilda is like my daughter, Liz. she is colored with Copics V04, V06, B0000, E01, E02, E15, E19, E35, White gel pen, and yellow and pink Spica pens.
Edwin is like my youngest son, Phillip. Always helpful and tall enough to add the star at the top of the tree. Edwin is colored with Copics - E01, E02, G17, G14, B05, B06, C1, C3, C7, E15, E19, E35, White gel pen and several colors of Spic sparkly pens.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Magnolia Edwin with Lights, Tilda with Present, Garland Tilda, Digital Delights tree from Christmas Accessories Set
Paper: Very Vanilla, Graphic 45 Christmas Past collection
Markers/Inks: Distress Tea Dye, Copics - listed with each Character
Embellishments: Paper pieced tree, Hero Arts flower pieces, Michael's brads, Stickles on Tilda's dress, Really Reasonable Ribbon tied with the Bow easy, Baby Buttons from Michael's, Spellbinders Holly Accents, Tim Holtz flourish die, Sparkly twine, Wild Orchard flower, Bo Bunny sentiment charm, Prima Pearls, Lovely lace

This little Tilda with a gift is like mom and dad who add all the Christmas presents after the tree has been setup. She is colored with Copics - R37, R39, Y06, Y08, B05, Stickles, C1, C3, C5, C7, E15, E19, E35, White gel pen

Challenges for this Stair Step card:

Well that's it for today.  Have a wonderful evening.


Jan said...

Wow, I am so pleased I saw this on MIM it's great! xx Jan

Sally said...

Saw your lovely creation on MIM.. It is truly a work of art. These little magnolia stamps are so adorable. Wish they weren't so expensive here:( Gorgeous creation.

Chrissy said...

Beautiful card Nancy..love the magnolia stamps and Tild and Edwin looks fabulous..gorgeous colouring and design.

Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’


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Unknown said...

WOWZERSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for playing at Digital Tuesday Challenge.

Glenda Atkins said...

Gorgeous card Nancy, love your colouring and the stamps are fabulous!

Dr Sonia S V said...

Nancy you are a pro at creating scenic cards-- I love this!!Saw it on MIM too

Shirley-Anne said...

Hi Nancy.What a special family scene you created with these images and you have made it all the more interesting with the story of the family connection .
Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday .

coldwaters2 said...

This is totally fantastic Nancy, the images all set out like that, the tree, colours and card shape are a recipe for the perfect Christmas card I love it.
Lorraine x

Miranda said...

wow adorable card Nancy, gorgeous with so many magnolia's
thanks for joining our challenge this week

Pat said...

What a wonderful creation!!! You must have spent a lot of time with this and it certainly shows. Your coloring is awesome and your composition rocks :0) Thank you for joining us at Paper Creations Ink - Pat

Vicki Romaine said...

The card is perfectly gorgeous. Your work is awesome. I love all the little people working to decorate the tree. There are so many details to your card. Thanks so much for joining my "Trees" on the Cheerful Stamp Pad. I hope you have become a follower and will come back soon an enter again. (You will really like my next challenge)

Jackie Thomas said...

Oh wow! What a truly wonderful scene you've created. thank you for sharing and joining us at Hooked on craft challenges.
Hugs Jackie

PatriciaKleijn said...

Verry beautyfull

Tnks for joining us at IAMC


Hazel said...

This is so sweet - thanks for joining in the Paper Creations Ink challenge (Hazel, guest designer) x

Anke said...

Beautiful card. I love the details.
thanks for joining us at simply magnolia.

BarbaraW said...

Great tree trimming project and story. Wonderful. Thanks for sharing your art in the Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge.

Unknown said...

So pretty, I saw your photo on Make it Monday

Bettina L. said...

Wow this is magnificent. Love that scene with those gorgeous looking tildas and edvin decorating this three. The three looks splendid as well. Thanks for playing at Totally Gorjuss this week and good luck. Hope to see you back tomorrow for a new challenge. Bettina xx

Unknown said...

WOW! What a gorgeous card!! Love your coloring!!

Thank you for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge! Hope to see you in the Boy Oh Boy Challenge this week too!

Hugs Tine

Maria Therese said...

Sweet card! Thank you for joining us at Bunny Zoe crafts♥

Cinzia C. said...

Gourgeous Christmas card!
Love the design and colouring.
Thanks for joining us at Deep Ocean
Cinzia xx

Tina46 Kreativblog said...

wow what for great card Nancy!! love it !Thank you for joining EAC this week.
hugs tina46

Karin said...

What a beautiful creation. Thanks for joining us at IAMC.