Monday, 12 November 2012

The Reason for the Season..

.. is because Jesus Christ our Saviour is born ..
I have received my DT package from Magnolia this week and I was very excited to do a lot of coloring and card making with the new Nativity Collection stamps. I absolutely love this collection so much - being Catholic - as the nativity scene is a big part of our Christmas celebrations. In Manila, Philippines majority of households always have a nativity scene included in their Christmas decorations. And of course we have a nativity play as well :)
I'd like to share a card with all of you today to showcase Tilda as Mary with the baby Jesus. This image just warms my heart :) This card is also especially made for the Magnolia fans from Japan - did you guys know that our dear Tilda and Edwin are so loved in Japan? Isn't that just cool :) I also love Japan! I hope I can go to this magical place in my lifetime.

Tilda With Holy Baby
Materials: Cardstock: Bazzill and American Crafts; Patterned Papers: Aspen Frost Basic Grey; Sparkles: Kaiser Crafts; Flowers and pistils: iamroses; pearl string, pompoms, lace, ribbon; Liquid Pearls & Stickles; Distress Inks
Stamping: Magnolia Stamps: Nativity Collection; Copic Markers; Memento Ink; Xpress It Blending Paper
Tools: Spellbinder dies

Thanks for dropping by and have a great week ahead :)

Friday, 9 November 2012

The Nights are Getting Longer

.. because Christmas is coming :) ..
Preparing for Christmas is always enjoyable. I love doing my Christmas lists, wrapping gifts and doing handmade cards and such. I've never volunteered to cook for Noche Buena (which in our culture is a feast celebrated on Christmas Eve to welcome Christmas day), only because I am not a good cook so I usually just buy something from the bakeshop like cake or pastries .. lol ..
But if I did know how to cook, I would most probably prepare a roasted suckling pig, just like the one my sweet Tilda is cradling in her arms :)

Tilda With Pigling
Materials: Cardstock: Bazzill & American Crafts; Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye; Flowers and pistils: iamroses; Rhinestones: Prima; Transparency: Hambly; Liquid Pearl, Distress Ink
Stamping: Magnolia Stamps Tilda with Pigling from A Christmas Story collection, Memento Ink, Copic Markers, Xpress It Blending Paper
Tools: DooHickey dies, Spellbinders

I am loving all the new Magnolia Stamps :) And how precious are the new Nativity Stamps?
Thanks for dropping by and have a great weekend..