Christmas in February

You say, “Christmas again!” Hey, it’s still snowing everywhere, why not?

Seriously, let the fun begin! This is my first blog hop and this is your second stop if you started at the top. If you want to start at the beginning just go to our blog Magnolia-licious Christmas All Year Long. There should be a list of every one participating.

The next participant is Barb Hardeman. Be sure and check out her Christmas creation and blog. And, I want to say thanks to Barb for sending me the link to the tutorial on making easel cards. THANKS, BARB! She’s right...I am hooked on this design. It really adds something to the finished piece. The easel card would be great for Mother’s Day cards.

If you like Magnolia rubber stamps check out Diana’s online store. And talk about service, they are tops. They are also taking pre-orders on the Hoppy Easter Collection. Hop on over and check out all the new designs.

This is not only a blog hop for me. I am also participating in three challenges. They are:
Papertake Weekly Challenge #35 is this sketch

Magnolia Down Under challenge is to make an easel card;

Cooking it up with Katie’s challenge is something girly, paper piecing, and using two designer papers;

And Cute Card Thursday's challenge is ribbon.

Now my creation.

I used the stamps Tilda with Christmas Cracker and Poinsettia. Isn’t she adorable. I have never been one for cuteness in my art, but I am having so much fun with my cute and whimsical phase. They are also a lot of fun using Copics.

Other supplies are: distress inks in Walnut Stain, Peeled Paint, and Fired Brick, wire ribbon, paper poinsettia, The Wizard with dies, stickers, flat back pearls, scrapbook paper from Stampin’ Up!, gel and spica pens, Copic Markers, foam tape for the dimension.

These are the Copics I used.

If you have any questions or you just want to contact me email me at

Thanks for hopping over. Now check out Barb’s art work.



Katie said…
Oh my, I think you do Cute very well indeed!
She's such a sweet image and you made a wonderful card.
Thanks for Cooking It Up With Katie :)
Debbie Pamment said…
WOW - love your colour combo - how fabulous for Christmas!!! Your whole card is amazing.
Thanx for joining us this week at MDUC
Chelsea said…
Absolutely stunning card. Wow! love everything about this, your coloring is amazing. Thanks for joining us at MDUC. ~Chelsea
Deb said…
WOW! This is an adorable card!
Barb Hardeman said…
Aletha this is simply stunning! Your coloring is just amazing to start with and all the beautiful finishing touches make one "WOW" card. Love those Easel Cards, so easy but so showstopping. Great job...
Kathy said…
She is just beautiful, your coloring looks amazing.
Lindsy said…
What an amazing card! it is stunning!
siameseplease said…
Wow, your coloring is superb. Love the poinsettias! gina L
Myrna said…
Love your coloring! Just a great card.
Nancy said…
ohhhh wow!!!! This is simply stunning and soo beautiful!!!! Love the whole design and colors...

Nancy T.
Lisa Jane said…
what a beautiful card - the colours are gorgeous
Lisa ;)
Annie said…
what an adorable Christmas card, love how you have coloured Tilda and those goregous poinsettias. thanks for joining us at CCT.
hugs, annie x
RubyM:) said…
WOW! A very happy card.I like all these cute colors on the card and your maggies is colored very pretty.VERY CUTE.RubyM:)
Pam S. said…
Wonderful Christmas colors for Tilda!
She's so cute! I love that poinsettia stamp too! tfs!
Pam Going Postal
Robin said…
Wow...lovely card. What a cute Tilda to color and your coloring is awesome. Thanks for sharing!!!
Lauren said…
This is so cute! LOVE your coloring! And the poinsettias are a lovely touch!

Monique said…
It's gorgious !!! Love the colours.

Hugs Monique
Leonie said…
OMG I love this!! Love the colours and design! Just awesome!!
LINDA said…
Love your card,I haven't started my Christmas cards yet but I need
to.Love your coloring of Tilda and the flowers.
Linda W
Tracey Feeger said…
Absolutely gorgeous. Love the image. You have coloured Tilda beautifully. Love all the christmas detail. Great easel card. Thanks for joining us at MDUC.
Tracey said…
I love this!! Absolutely gorgeous Aletha!!
Julie said…
I love your card. The colors are so vibrant and the layout is fabulous.

Thanks for joining us in the Christmas Blog Hop!

Fran said…
Beautiful card, love the colours you have used and your colouring is fabulous. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Magnolia Down Under Challenges!
Lori said…
She's adorable! :)
Peggie said…
What a sweet card. Love your coloring. The poinsettias are great.
Candy said…
Your card is absolutely amazing!!! Both in colouring and sketch. All work is outstanding!
Hugs, Candy
Norma said…
Althea, your easel card is stunning. Love the colours and your colouring of this adorable Tilda is awesome. Great take on the sketch. Love the card!

Shelly Schmidt said…
Wonderful and sweet too! The coloring is outstanding!!! I love the easel cards- Love how you did the sentiment- beautiful!!!
Kellie Winnell said…
Gorgeous easel card, love all your details, thanks so much for playing along and joining us at Magnolia Down Under Challenges. Hope to see you back again next challenge. xx

Hugs, Kel
What an absolutely darling card! I love it!!!
Huggies ~
Sharron ♥
Jodie from Oz said…
Wow, your Easel card is beautiful, the colours are stunning. Love your sweet image. These papers and your detail are fabulous. A wonderful take on the challenge, thanks for joining us at Magnolia Down Under. Have a great weekend. Hugs Jodie from Oz
Absolutely gorgeous easel card Aletha! Love the beautiful coloring and the great layout design!
Marcia said…
Absolutely Fabulous!
Nancy said…
Alteha I love your card! Your coloring is beautiful and I love all the layers! The flowers are gorgeous!
steph said…
Fab card! It's gorgeous! Thanks for joining us for the Papertake Weekly challenge!
1CardCreator said…
Wow Aletha, this card is gorgeous! I love how you colored her in, the shading is perfect!
Take care, ~Diane
Rick said…
Copic Markers - I'm going to have to look those up. Your card artwork looks very well done.
Amy said…
this is stunning!! i wish i had copics!! lol! i love this soooo much! :) make a card for me sometime!! lol!
<3, Amy
Cissy said…
Just gorgeous!!!

Pam said…
Your coloring is amazing! I wish my copic coloring turned out like this! You just got a new follower!

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