Sunday, July 25, 2010

Fond Christmas Memories...

It's time for Magnolia-Licious Christmas All Year Long Blog Hop and this month, I decided to focus on my favorite Christmas memories. One of my most favorite things to do over the holiday season is to enjoy a performance of the Nutcracker ballet. I rememeber the first time I went to a Nutcracker ballet performance, I think I was about 8. It was a school field trip and I was living in Charleston, SC. I loved sitting and watching in awe as the mice fought with the nutcrackers, as the tree magically grew to fill the stage and underneath, hundreds of tiny dancers pranced around in a snowstorm.

Now that I'm an adult, I celebrate the spirit of Christmas with my family and try to share my experiences. This year, I hope to attend a Nutcracker performance with my nieces...It is so heartwarming to see the wonder in a little ones eyes.

This month, I created a card for the blog hop that brought me back to the Nutcracker, and all the while I was coloring this adorable maggie, I was thinking of the show. So, for this months card, I present to you....The dance of the....Well, maybe not so much a sugar plum fairy....but heck, why not!
Copic Details:
Hair E53, 33, 35, 57
Skin E000, 01, 02
Dress: G0000, B000, 01, BV 20, 0000
Crown: R32, BV20
Background created by painting with acrylic inks, heat embossing stamped image (Fiskars) with clear embossing powder, painting again with acrylic inks, rubbing ink to reveal embossed image.
I took the photos at an inopportune time so I'll repost better pictures later. Sorry, they'll just have to do.
Thanks for visiting and please continue your Christmas All Year Long Blog hop by heading over to Lauren's blog.


  1. So pretty!! I love the Nutcracker now I have the little theme in my head! Lovely card!

  2. I LOVE your sugar plum fairy! Such a great idea!


  3. Very nice job of coloring Tilda.

  4. Hello Kerry! Such a good idea to make a link to the Nutcracker, I love non traditional cards! Your colors are soft and cool, love Tilda dancing under snowflakes.

  5. Oh, you've done a beautiful job! I just pops the wonderful music of the Nutcraker into my head and I think Ballerina Tilda was a perfect choice. This is a wonderfully delightful card...hugs...Barb

  6. A very pretty card. TFS

  7. I think she makes an adorable Christmas card.. Love the colors and the snowflake makes the added touch.. Perfect..
    Hugs, Jean

  8. Beautiful card. Love the ribbon. I wondered about making this ballerina into the nutcracker and you did it beautifully.

  9. eine sehr schöne Karte. Klasse Farben.


  10. Wow, your card is gorgeous. I am falling for this Tilda stamp and didn't think I would. Your coloring is very good and I love the design and materials of your card. Thanks for the inspiration.
    xoxo, Christine

  11. Your card is darling. I always love ballerinas for Christmas as I was raised around ballet and it always reminds me of the Nutcracker.

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


  12. Wow great card, thanks for sharing. I love the snowflake embellie.

  13. o loving yourtake on the Nutcracker!! What a great idea for your christmas card!! And she is so beautiful!
    Hugs Leonie

  14. What a great idea for a christmas card! Love this Tilda!

    Have a great day, Hugs Tanja

  15. Wow...It is such a wonderful set..looks cheery.

  16. I'm usually not a huge fan of the Tildas (I know, I know, string me up and beat me with a wet noodle) but this one is lovely, and you've done such a beautiful job on the coloring of her. Gorgeous card.