Thursday, December 16, 2010

Santa's Helper on a Sleigh Ride

Just had to go back to adding some flowers for this one!  Love the petal shape on these dies!  Finally used this pretty Sleigh stamp that I got from Diana a while back!  Added some DooHickey die flowers and mistletoe along with #3003 Santa's Little Helper.  Not hard to believe this cutie Tilda is out of stock right now, but check with Diana if you are interested.  Otherwise #173 Santa Edwin, #3069 Reindeer Tilda or #3058 Jolly Tilda  from the 2010 Merry Christmas Collection would also be perfect for sitting on this #527 Sleigh and are available at this time.

Used the smaller of the two dies from the DooHickey die #15 Poinsettia Flowers to make the flowers and the larger die for the leaves.  Put a drop of Crystal Lacquer in the center of the flowers and added gold microbeads.   Also used the #17 Mistletoe die along with a 1/8" circle punch for the white berries.  The flowers are red card stock sponged with a deeper red ink around the edges.  The flower leaves are sponged with blue/green ink on medium green card stock.  Sleigh and Tilda are colored with Distress Inks and accented with white glaze pen and Flowersoft.
After getting to play with the minis for a while, these Maggies seem large, but sure have fun with both sizes.  Huge selection of both sizes at the oh so kind Diana's Magnolia-licious store!
Thank you to all who have left your wonderful comments.  I've so enjoyed them and it is nice to know I'm not alone in my addictions!!

Enjoy every day!
Patti Jo


KarinsArtScrap said...

this christmas card is very beautiful patti, your poinsettia are great too.

greetings karin

Jane said...

Oh my goodness this is so beautiful! I love love the dotted swiss blouse! amazing work.

Peggie said...

Pretty card. Love the coloring on the sleigh. The poinsettias are great. Love the fur on Tildas cap.

Sandy said...

Patti Jo this is drop dead gorgeous - absolutely beautiful -- I sure am gonna copy this one ( for private uses only you understand). Back to Diana's I go - I NEED these die.
Beautiful card and that is putting it mildly.

Barb Hardeman said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Patti Jo! I think this is the first time I've seen the flowers made from the doohickey dies! These are so pretty. Love the Swiss dots you gave her blouse...hugs...Barb

Only By His Grace said...

Wow and wow again. I am gobsmacked.
(Is it okay to say that?)
I love your coloring of Tilda. Love her blouse with the spots and the sparkles on her hat.
those Magnolia DooDickeys are terrific. Love the idea of putting the micro beads in the center and using the bigger petals for leaves. I also like how you have the little dots on the Mistletoe. You are so clever. I need to save for those Magnolia's as I just love them.
Hugs Marion...aka...Maz

Rosie said...

Gorgeous card! Your coloring is amazing and I love your poinsettias! Great idea with the microbeads in the center (I've got some to use up). Hugs, Rosemary

Sharon Caudle said...

LOOOOOVE this, Patti Jo!!! That sleigh is so beautiful and you make me want to pull mine out right now and use it! Gorgeous coloring and oh those flowers! Fabulous!
hugs, Sharon

cabio's craft corner said...

Not sure why I didn't get this image yet. She is so cute and what a fabulous match on the handmade flowers Patti Jo!!!

Candy said...

Oh Patti Jo,
This is one of the best cards I have seen! Your colouring is beautiful. Your design is fantastic and your flowers are as well. Excellent job!!!!
I LOVE IT!!!!!!!
Hugs, Candy

Angela said...

This is a beautiful card, Patti Jo! Your poinsettia is lovely and embellishes this sweet scene perfectly! I really love this card! hugs, Angela ;)

Nágela said...

I loved it!

Pat said...

Hi Patti Jo...Hope you're keeping warm up there in MN!! Looks like you're keeping busy crafting!! Love this new card!! Another gorgeous creation, lov!!! Great DPs and design...and your coloring is exquisite, as always! Hugs...Pat Frank (former Minnesotan!)

cathylynn said...

This card is great! I love how you did your poinsetta flowers and leaves. Actually I love the whole card!! Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Anonymous said...

fabUlous Patti Jo!!!! I'm lovin' this for sure! Love your Tilda but the poinsettias and how you added the mistletoe are divine! hehe I still haven't used this flower much stuff...never enough time! So back to the desk! TFS! LOVE It!!!
Pam Going Postal

Janie Printz said...

Patti Jo this is super cute with that adorable Tilda & the cute sleigh. Gee how did I miss that one & your coloring is amazing!!!
Oh My !!! And you call ME an enabler !!! Everything on this card is just beautiful. Your flowers are oh so pretty & there's ANOTHER die I don't have ...
Hugs, Janie

LINDA W. said...

Your card is the flowers and leaves that you made
your coloring is great.
Wishing you and your family a
Christmas Blessings.
Hugs Linda

Christina C. said...

Love your card and the flowers are absolutely divine....will have to get those dies!!!!

Cami said...

BEAUTIFUL card, Patti! Love how you have her sitting in the sleigh and your poinsettias came out so pretty! Hugs, Cami

Leslie Avila said...

Oh Patti Jo,
I love browsing your blog. Enjoying all of the tiniest of details that make a big difference. ( the polka dots on her dress). Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

Blessings from Georgetown~

Jean said...

Patti Jo, this is so adorable.. love your coloring and love your flowers and the leaves and adore your Maggie... simply gorgeous card, but LOVE the sleigh.. gotta get it... don't remember seeing it.. but am looking for next year. We will see... Been a great year of cards and you did great...
Hugs, Jean

Jennibee's Cardspot said...

Aww she is so adorable, love the whole are so talented
Love Jenni

Stampin Mindy said...

Patti!!! This is GORGEOUS! I have never seen that sleigh, it's beautiful. I love the flowers and mistle toe dies. AWE! This is stunning!

Have a Merry Christmas with your loved ones. I am looking forward to another year working with you!

Hugs, Mindy


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