Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Ballerina Tilda the Star of the Nutcracker

Happy Wednesday,

I hope you are all having a good week! I just started a new job yesterday which is closer to home and I feel like I have gained so much time to do the things I love to do. Yes, the most important crafting....

Today I would like to share with you a criss cross card with a Christmas Flair showcasing beautiful Ballerina Tilda. I am totally obsessed with some of the Graphic 45 paper and I got the Nutcracker paper a couple of weeks ago and well this is the first opportunity I have had to use it. I thought she was perfect for the Graphic 45 Nutcracker Collection paper. I used Memory Box Dies Frosty Border and Crystal Snowflake and Marianne Snowflake Die. To add richness to the color scheme I used Seedless Preserves Distress Ink on the edges of the paper. Ballerina Tilda was colored with Copic markers. Her crown was decorated with glitter and some bling. To complete the card I added bling, gold ribbon and the ballerina slippers. Inside the card I used Spellbinders Scallop Label one and the sentiment is "Christmas Ticket" from Memory Box.

A view of the inside and out:

A closer view of Tilda:

A closer view of the card:

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Just Magnolia- Challenge #176 - Pearls and Diecuts/Punches
Tilda's Town - Challenge #20 Choose Your Passion CAS or Fussy and Fancy
Simon Says - Glimmer and Sparkle
2 Sisters Challenge #111 - Favorite Stamps
Sparkles Christmas - Challenge #21 - Traditional


  1. I love the little ballet shoes, what a beautiful creation Karen, nicely done
    hugs Julie P

  2. That is such a gorgeous Idea. I luv it. so cool. Pretty coloring too. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Karen, what a lovely idea, showcasing the nutcracker suite! I love this tilda, she looks soooo pretty, and you colored her wonderfully. Gorgeous details. Hugs.

  4. Beautiful card ! Love the tiny ballet shoes

  5. Lovely and darling card Karen. Cute Ballerina Tilda and those embellishments are super sweet :o)

  6. Love this! Glad your job is closer to home now so you can have more crafting time! : )

  7. Your card is a great tribute to a beautiful show. I love the ballerina shoes and paper, goes perfectly.

  8. Hi Karen!
    your card is gorgeous. I love the little ballet shoes. That paper is perfect for this Tilda. lovely design and colouring.
    Hugs Maz

  9. What a pretty card ;o)
    Thank you for joining us at Tilda's Town this week.

  10. This card is gorgeous love the tilda and g45 papers with the ballet slippers on. Great Job! Hugs Rita

  11. Hi Karen
    what a beautiful card. I like your shoes. Great idea.
    Hugs Renate

  12. Hello Karen,

    Wow what an awesome job!

    Pam Adcock

  13. Oh Karen, this card is fantastic! Love the papers and all the embellies, definitely makes the card Pop...great card.

  14. Fabulous creation! Thanks for joining us at Just Magnolia this week.

  15. Beautiful! Lovely colors and fabulous embellishments. Great creation.
    Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

  16. Darling creation and such beautiful colors used. Love your embellishments and beautiful papers.

  17. Your card is wonderful but that is no surprise is it!!! What I want to know is what kind of job you started. Are you happy? Love your work Karen!!

  18. Beautiful ....... magnificent creation!! Tilda is colored to perfection and all those stunning details make this a truly extraordinary card!

  19. This is gorgeous. Love the ballet shoes. Love the bodice of Tilda's dress.

  20. Precious card, Karen. Tilda looks lovely and those papers are fabulous.
    Cathy Lee

  21. Karen, a gorgoeus card. I love criss cross cards! Beautiful colouring of Ballerina Tilda. The designs of your Nutcracker DP's are wonderful. Love your fab embellishments.

  22. Your right, the paper is perfect for this sweet image. I LOVE the ballerina slippers. Too cute!

  23. Gorgeous card Karen :-) such a cute Tilda and the details are so pretty :-)

    Hope you have a lovely weekend :-)
    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  24. Ooh wow!! I love the shapes on this card! And the colors are lovely!!

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  25. stunning card love all the detail thanks for sharing with us at 2 sisters good luck with the challenge Tracy x

  26. The tiny ballet shoes are so cute on this lovely card, Karen.

  27. Karen, this is so beautiful. Those shoes are an awesome addition.

  28. A very pretty card!

    Thank you for sharing at Sparkles Christmas Challenges this time
    Good luck in the draw

    Shaz x

  29. Very cute card! Thanks for taking part in Sparkles Christmas 'Traditional' challenge xx

  30. Love the cute little shoes. so sweet
    great card
    hugs Doreen

  31. Lovely card, very pretty

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Challenge


    Jo x


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