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Monday, December 8, 2008

Merry Christmas Tilda PLUS Blog Candy

First I wanted to share with you the card that I made a few days ago with one of Tilda stamps from the new Christmas Collection. She is just so adorable with the hollies and the poinsettia in her hair.





I wanted to create a look of Tilda sitting on the ornament. I cut out and embossed the circle out of gold cardstock with Nestabilites. The smaller cirlce was punched out with Pink Marvy cirlce punch, embossed with Textile Cuttlebug folder and then distressed with Gold Encore ink. I wanted to add something to the printed paper, but Gold Stickles seem to be too harsh for this card. So, I used new Tim Holtz stickles for the first time. They are very different from the original ones, they have more of a "glass" look. And, how about this ribbon!! It looks so luxurious!! I just LOVE it!! Tilda was stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento ink, colored with Copic Markers and then cut out.

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Now, onto the Blog Candy. A few reasons for the blog candy today:

- My Blog ratings are going up. When I had the blog candy last month, my blog was rated at 345. As of today, it is at 249!!

- My Blog has reached over 50,000 hits and that is since April of this year!!

Of course all of this could not have happened without all of you, people who come to visit my blog and leave all the wonderful comments.

Here is what I have for the Blog Candy this time:

- 5" x 7" wire-bound scrapbook from Marcella by Kay
- Chipboard Holiday Ornaments and Winter Rub-ons by Basic Grey
- two packages of Holiday Embellishments by MAMBI
- Best Yet stamp set from Stampin' Up
- and last but definitely not least!! Tilda with Wreath from Magnolia

If you click on the photo below, it will enlarge..


How to enter:

1. Please leave a comment under this post telling me what's on the top of your Christmas Wish List for Crafts this year.

2. Either Subscribe to my blog or sign up for the Follow Me feature, or both (if you have not done that already).

3. If you have a blog you can receive a second entry if you let your readers know about my Blog Candy. Then please leave an additional comment under this post.

I will draw the name using random.org next Monday, December 15th at around 8 pm PST. Everyone is welcome to participate, I will even ship internationally.

Good Luck!!

:) Irina

113 comments:

Candy said...

I can't believe I am the first one here!!! What a wonderful card!! Your colouring is just wonderful. The card design is awesome also - love the ribbon - can't seem to see the Tim Holtz rubbons :o(
Congratulations for all of the hits on your blog and for it to be in such a great place!!!
Thanks also for the chance at some fantastic candy!
I have signed up for your blog a long time ago too!

southernscraps said...

Very nice cards. I'm so glad I found your blog. At the top of my wish list is a Sizzix Big Shot!

perelka111 said...

I visit your blog regulary.You make a very very beutiful cards.you are inspired me.

Monique said...

Love your blog of course and visit it every other day. What I would like for Christmas is a set of Copic markers and/or more Magnolia stamps. I love your card and enjoy visiting your blog. I would love to win some blog candy.

Susan said...

Congrats on all the hits on your blog! I visit every day and have learned so much from you! Now on to the next 50,000 hits! The top of my wish list for Christmas is a rectangle set of nestabilities, but I'll settle for a quiet, restful holiday season! What's on yours? Love the card and the ornament is way too cute! Thanks for the opportunity to win. I'm off to put you on my blog. I'll be back!

Susan said...

It's been added! And how do you tie your bows so beautifully? I need to work on that!

Sally said...

Gorgeous card! I just love Tilda
Also wish I could tie a ribbon that beautifully. Do you have any Tutorials on how to tie a ribbon?
What I want for Christmas is not a gift that can be wrapped and put under the tree. I would like to have better health in coming year!

Marie said...

Gorgeous card! I love to see what you create!
Top of my list this year would be a storage system! My stuff is really getting out of hand!
Thanks for the opportunity for this great candy! I'm already on your list of followers!

Marie said...

OK, I have now left a post on my blog linking to your's regarding the blog candy!
What a great Christmas present this is going to be for some very lucky person!

catt871 said...

A Cricut or an OTT light are on the top of my wish list!!!!! Your card is GORGEOUS!!!!! She is such a cutie, that Tilda!!!! I will post on my blog later today - I am off to work!!!! Thanks for the chance to win some great blog candy!!!
Chris

catt871 said...

Ok, I posted your blog candy with a link on my blog!!!! :0)

Anonymous said...

Top of my Christmas list is being able to go to another of your Magnolia classes, that was the best !!
Your card is beautiful, I love that little magnolia, all your cards are beautiful.
Nadine Cunha

wendy peatross said...

love your blog and all of your fun ideas, so I am not surprised at all of your visitors. For Christmas I really NEED some more Copic markers. I think they are all ready under the tree.

Melissa said...

Congrats on the rating and all of the blog hits! Your blog is wonderful, so I'm not surprised!
At the top of my Christmas list this year are Copic markers. I need more colors! (and I happen to know Santa is bringing me some because I saw the box from Oozaks arrive the other day, tee hee!)

Melissa said...

I just added you to the Candy Jar on my blog. :)

Karen said...

What beautiful cards you've created! I haven't been able to make it to any of your classes for a long time, but I enjoy checking your blog regularly. My craft wish list would include a lovely gift certificate to my favorite craft store! Thanks for the blog opportunity, and have a wonderful holiday season!

michvan said...

Congrats for all the hits and for moving up in the ratings, Irina!!! I'm not a bit surprised -- you have a wonderful blog and such amazing projects!!!! The top of my Christmas wish list is probably more time to stamp! ;)

Hugs,
Michelle

Maylee said...

Congrats on all your hits and being on the Magenta DT, what an awesome honor. I love all your creations, they are beautiful. I got my wish early this year...Copic markers! Woohoo!

Nicole said...

When I saw you the other day, you were showing me papers and the Tilda stamp saying, "This is going to go like this and she's going to sit here." Now here's the card looking as beautiful and elegant as the others you do!

I don't know what crafty thing I want for Christmas. I just want to be able to organize and put away all my stuff! I know I have a crafting desk somewhere under all this paper and mess. I was also about the third person to follow your blog, and I check it at least a couple times a week. :D

carrie said...

I love checking your blog daily and seeing your wonderful cards. Congratulations on being a new Magenta design team member. Would love to win blog candy. On the top of my Christmas wish list would be a set of the Spellbinders nestabilities.

Amanda said...

Beautiful card, inside & out! Congrats on your rating increase and so many hits! On the top of my crafting wishlist is a Scor-Pal!

Kim said...

Irina what a gorgeous card! I am still in awe over it! LOVE it! And what fantastic candy! I am going to sign up for your blog right now...I already have you on my blog reader and I LOVE stalking all of your creations! You are so artistic!!! Thanks for the chance to win...I would love to get that Tilda in my inky hands! :) On top of my wish this this year is a sewing machine so I can add that element to my cards!
Hugs~ Kim

carlzcardz said...

Hiya hunni, your creations are absolutly amazing! well done on your hits!! I have linked you on my candy alerts (but would love to be the one who wins hehe) xxx

Valems said...

Fabulous candy! Thanks for a chance to win. I will follow you and put the link in my blog candy alerts!
Hugs Vanja

Valems said...

Forgot to say what's on my wish list. Well, more stamps!

Vanja

Brenda said...

Fabulous card. I had copics on the top of my list and have found out that my Mom is getting me 36 of them (what a wonderful mom), so now I have a ATG gun on the top. Thank you for the chance to win some yummy blog candy. Congrats on all the hits and the ranking. I have been a loyal visitor to your blog since last summer, but I am now an official follower.

Kerry Donovan-Casey said...

Beautiful card, Irina!!

Arlene Snyder said...

I would like a deluxe scor-pal for Christmas. The one with the cutting mat on the reverse. I also saw a 12 x 12" paper organizer at Costco that would go a long way toward my getting organized. I follow all the feeds I get for your blog. I love the Tilda cards. Congrats on all the hits.

Anonymous said...

Hi! Congrats on everything - designer team, rating, hits, beautiful cards, etc.
At the top of my wish list is card classes by Irina (with babysitting included). Hopefully you'll have some really nice Tilda/Edwin cards in January! Hint, hint? - he he. ; )
I signed up after I took my first Tilda class!

Jana Weaver said...

Love your darling Tilda...she's beautiful! Top of my crafting christmas wish list? Nestabilities - still! One of these days I'll finally get some! Hope you are well!
Huggs,
-Jana

Amy said...

Congrats on all the hits and thanks for sharing such fabulous inspiration!

I've spent the last month trying to convince Santa that all he really needs to leave in my stocking are ribbon, ribbon, and more ribbon :-). And if he wanted to leave me a scor-pal under the tree, I certainly wouldn't complain!

Denise said...

I can't believe how fast Christmas is approaching. My hubby and I decided not to exchange gifts this year. We are focusing on the kids. Money is a bit tight this year. Hope you all get what you want and need.

marsha said...

Love your Tilda, the ornament and ribbon add such a beautiful touch. Congrats on such a successful blog. I would love an opportunity to win blog candy!

and...a craft sewing machine is on the top of my list this year.

Cami Hopkins said...

Many thanks for sharing your incredible talent with us ! Congrats ! Next stop, top 100 !

Oma said...

Beautiful card and so unique! Congrats on all the hits. I am now stalking - er following your blog but have had you in my google reader for quite a while now. I will post a link to your blog candy on my blog.

Oma said...

Oops forgot to tell you what is on my Crafty Christmas Wish List. I just bought a cuttle bug so naturally I would like some folders as well as some Nestabilities.

ILuvBNaMom said...

I love your cards! And a great blog candy you're giving away. Please enter me. I've added a link to your candy to my blog and will subscribe.

At the top of my list is a Cricut or a Cuttlebug. I haven't decided which. I know there's a huge price difference, but for me they'd serve two different purposes. Maybe I can just get both???

А@A said...

Congrats on all the hits on your blog! I've added your link on my blog...and I'm your follower
At the top of my Christmas list this year are Copic markers.

А@A said...

Here is My second post (I already added you).....

Heidi said...

wonderful blog candy- this card is beautiful Irina. I love the ribbon too! My top of the list is Copics and a sewing machine (not to really sew but to use on cards)

Brenda said...

first of all, that ribbon is so gorgeous. The card, amazing!!! How wonderful to receive something so special in the mail.
For Christmas, I would love an ott lamp. I need more light in my craft room. But really I have everything i need. I am so glad to have found your blog. I have signed up to follow your blog.

Julia said...

LOVE this card and the patterned paper!

My wish list is all about organizing my studio - new furniture, storage stuff, etc.

Great blog candy! I alread follow your blog and am on the mailing list. Thanks!

Julia said...

I included the link on my blog.

Meka said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting on my LO! I didn't know I would be in for such a treat when checking out BOTH of your blogs.

My Christmas crafts wish list is topped off with a bookbinding kit. I've been really interested in making journals and notebooks lately, but I'm not allowed to buy anymore stuff for new hobbie until I get rid of some of my old stuff! Good thing I have tons of materials for card making cause your occ blog has caught my eye!

Mary Jane said...

Beautiful card Irina. I added you to my Google reader right after I did the Make and Take with you at the Carson convention I think in November. And at the top of my Christmas list this year is Copic markers. The Make and Take was the first time I had seen them in person and actually used them. I'm hooked. Thanks for the chance to win the blog candy.

PUGMAMA said...

I guess at the top of my wish list would probably be a punch helper. My hands hurt after manually punching with some of my punches and I saw this really cool punch helper but was pretty pricey! Thanks for sharing all your wonderful cards & ideas. I took a make & take with you at the Carson Convention and it was loads of fun and great seeing all your displays for inspiration!
Terr

julialynn said...

Your card is beautiful, your rating is up b/c we all like looking at your purty designs!!!

julialynn said...

Linked you on my blog!!
http://www.inspirationeveryday1@blogspot.com

Rachel Azarnoff said...

I just LOVE LOVE LOVE your Tilda card!! I am one of your dedicated blog readers. You inspire me all the time. The blog candy looks wonderful. The top two items on my Christmas list are more copic markers and some type of organized unit to keep all my craft items. Keep up the wonderful work. I look forward to taking more classes with you in the near future. Congratulations once again to be a part of the Magenta DT. I can't wait to see what kinds of cards you will create using Magenta and of course, more Tilda in the near future!

stargazeramy said...

wow!!! 50 000 HITS!! That is amazing!! I deffinitly subscribed to your blog! The top of my wishlist is new stamps!! (I am a huge sucker for stamps) Thanks for the Chance to win some Awesome Items!! I especially Love That Tilda!

Bev said...

I have your blog in my favorites. I visit it daily. I do not have a blog to post about your blog candy.
WOW that is a bunch of hits. Congrats!
I wish for a couple new cartridges for my cricut and of course magnolia stamps.
Your card is beautiful. Love the coloring. I need just a bit of that talent.

Anonymous said...

The top of my list is peace!
then to improve my card skills
and of course more magnolia stamps

hugs
JoAnne

Ila said...

Gorgeous card Irina....Your blog and creations are all Fabulous!! now wonder you have all these hits...Congratulations!!...Hugs, Ila

Ila said...

I've linked your lovely candy on my sidebar!..Hugs Ila

Marcia Luisa said...

Beautiful, Beautiful, card.
Each time I visit, my eyes get a treat! Thanks for the "eye candy", and for the opportunity of some blog candy
Marcia Luisa

Krista said...

Congrats on your rating. The top item on my list is a scorepal. I see all the beautiful cards made with them, I know I have to get one. Thanks for the chance to win.
Krista

Krista said...

I have placed a link on my sidebar for your candy. Thanks again for the chance to win.
Krista

PattiM said...

Our top of the wish list item was Guitar Hero, World Tour for our x-box. DH and I got that eary for each other....I subscribed through my email just now. And will be back after I post on my blog.... Thanks for the chance to get my hands on all the goodies....

Hugs,

PattiM
(Pattie's passion)

I Scrap So All Moments Are Remembered!!

JessicaK said...

I love the 3D-like perspective with this card and the Tilda is adorable! I'm now a follower :). My wish list, oh, wow - at the top right now is probably copic markers. I keep seeing the beautiful results but am leery about buying a whole bunch for myself just yet. So on the wish list for now, along with the other holiday Tildas.

PattiM said...

Here's where I posted your blog candy on my blog...HERE IS MY ENTRY.

Hugs,

PattiM
(Pattie's passion)

I Scrap So All Moments Are Remembered!!

paru's_circle said...

for giivng us all the chance, Irina.. i will post about your giveaway on my blog
regards
P

Moni said...

First of all. you made gorgeous card, and second, candy that you give away is awesome! My wish is to have some stamps! I linked you on my blog! Hugs, Moni

Jingle said...

Thanks for such a great giveaway! I am hoping for some Sassafrass Lass goodness! I NEED it! LOL!
jinglesells at gmail dot com

TheLittleFrog said...

Love your cards Irina! At the top of my wish list for this Christmas is Cricut machine:)). Greetings from Lucia

TheLittleFrog said...

I already posted about your blogcandy on my blog (left-hand side)

Claudia said...

Love your blog, so much inspiration!
I really would like a new paper cutter.
Claudia
scfranson@charter.net

Rosetta Jenkins said...

Dear Santa: Please bring me a Zutter DreamKut. Imagine all the straight cuts...OOOOOOOOOOO! A fine companion to the early Christmas gift I gave myself. Forgive me Santa for not waiting for you. I've been soooo good this year. And I promise to leave you another piece of sweet potato pie and a glass of milk. Thank you, dear Santa!

jules p said...

At the top of my craft list?!? uumm... that is hard. I guess I would like a big box of new rubber stamps and or punches. There are so many new stamp sets that I would LOVE to have. And then there are new paper punches-that I would love to get my hands on. :)

And I have "followed" your blog for a while now.

mochamama said...

oh my gosh your site is awesome, so glad I found you! Congrats on the success of your site! I am now following you!

mochamama said...

I've linked you!

Heather "Hev" said...

Congratulations on so many wonderful achievements this year :)
Will probably double next year!!!

Top of my wish list.... ummm a scallop punch - think you can do loads with them (well imagine so)

I am already a follwer and I have added your name to my candy store on my sidebar.

Merry Christmas
Heather

Whimsical Creations said...

I would love a motor for my pasta machine.

=D melanie
http://melaniescrafts.blogspot.com
melanieadey at hotmail dot com

Whimsical Creations said...

I have you linked here.
http://melaniescrafts.blogspot.com/2008/12/blog-candy-giveaway.html

=D melanie
http://melaniescrafts.blogspot.com
melanieadey at hotmail dot com

-Agnes- said...

On top of my Christmas wish list for crafts are 220mm x 220 mm envelopes - I have made the cards already...

-Agnes- said...

I have linked to your blog here:

http://statemint.blogspot.com/2008/12/trying-to-make-hat-making.html

Ava said...

Congratulations with your hits! I'll link you at my blog and become a follower!
I'd love to have some real stamps for Christmas, just love the Magnolia's..
Thanks for offering such nice blog candy!
X, Ava

jude said...

What a stunning card love tilda.Thankyou for giving us the chance to win this stunning blog candy.I am follower.
Have also added to my blogg link is on rt hand side bar
thanks jude

Karen L said...

Your card is so adorable! What could be cuter than Tilda sitting on her ornament?!! Thanks for offering up such incredible blog candy!
My craft wish list year includes refills for all my worn out Stampin Up inkpads, and a scallop punch, which is impossible to find anywhere locally!

SHartl said...

At the top of my Wish list?? Stamps, stamps and more stamps of course!

ribenaruby said...

Congratualtions on sooo many visitors Irina! Brilliant blog and candy too, glad i found it,following now and at the top of my list is some nestabilities. Love these stamps that sit, gorgeous card by the way! Off to put on my blog now.

ribenaruby said...

I've put post on the right side bar. Thanks for a chance to win!

MoooooN said...

Hello! My congratulations to you... What's a candy! I'm the follower and the reader of your blog! Thanks for a chance to win!

Tanya

MoooooN said...

Hello! It's me again! I've linked your candy on my sidebar under the section "Blog Candy". Thanks for a chance to win!

Tanya

Rose Fletcher said...

What a cute card. You are a very talented lady and I love your classes. I want some Copic Markers for christmas, now that you have hooked me on them. Hope you get everything you want for Christmas, if nice people win you will get lots. Thanks also for a chance to win, what great fun! Rose

dale said...

I've just been blogging for about a week now and have been following yours for awhile. I have enjoyed every minute. The top of my wishlist this year is some Magnolia stamps. Several of my scrapbook friends have them and I love them. I just clicked to follow your blog. Wishing you a Merry Christmas!

dale said...

Just linked the blog give away on my blog! Thanks for the chance to win this awesome gift!

Karen Lee said...

Gorgeous card! I must put some Magnolia stamps at the top of my list!

Karen Lee said...

I have added myself as a follower of your blog.

Karen Lee said...

I will now add a link to your BLOG CANDY to my blog!

mom2triplets04 said...

My wishlist for crafting would be the score-pal.

mom2triplets04 said...

posted on my blog http://creativetripletmom.blogspot.com/2008/12/blog-candy.html

gmistudio said...

your cards are so beautiful
ok this is a special Christmas in my house, with this economy, I can only think of my 2 children and what can i buy, I would like a cricut or a camera (mine was broken) but I know, my gift will have to wait until next year..

gmistudio said...

hi,
i blogged about your candy!! good luck everybody !!

http://gmistudio.blogspot.com/2008/12/blog-candy.html

Shirley said...

You always have such great templates and ideas...... My wish for this year is to get all the things I need to be a better stamper, and card marker.

lainocrafts said...

Great cards - such inspiration to draw from them. Top of my christmas list is some decent storage systems and some magnolia stamps.

Lynne in NI said...

Congratulations on your 50,000 hits! I've only just came across your blog and your cards are amazing!
Top of my Christmas list are some copics and a daylight crafty lamp (but I doubt I'll get both!!)

dolls123 said...

Rolling stamper

luckydolls123[at]verizon[dot]net

Becky said...

Oh, I have asked Santa for a few crafting items this year. Hopefully I will get a few snowflake punches and maybe a Big Shot. I just love your white on white cards. They are absolutely beautiful. I really love to visit your site.

Mrs. Hauff said...

Wow! What can I even say. Your blog is awesome. I love the stamps and coloring. What tools do you use for coloring in your stamps. Do you sleep? This is awesome. I am speechless.

Mrs. Hauff said...

I forgot to answer the question. On my wishlist is cricut cartridges, paper, and a new table for my crafting area.

Donnas Den said...

Absolutely wonderful card and wonderful blog candy. I've began following your blog and put a link on my blog candy at www.donnasdenofcrafts.blogspot.com

My crafting christmas wish is for a cuttlebug. But it's unlikely. Hope I win!!!

Heike said...

Hi Irina, congratulation for so many Hits. The Blogcandy is wonderful. Thanks for the chance to win. I link the candy on my Blog......

Hugs
Heike

Lisa W said...

I love your cards! The blog candy is wonderful too. I love this Magnolia stamp and would love to win it!
The item at the top of my wish list this year is Copic markers but I'll probably have to buy them myself after Christmas since my husband doesn't use a computer at all.
Merry Christmas
Lisa
lnlwhitt@aol.com

Andrea said...

Hi Irina, congratulations for so many hits. Great candy, thanks for the chance to win. I post it on my blog.
On the top of my wish list is a Big Shot.
xAndrea

jude said...

forgot to add my wish list .is a lovely cabinet by makinh memories which would fit lovely on my wall.To hold my jars and reels ribbons.
thanks again judex

Anonymous said...

I think your cards are just the cutiest!!! Hummm what is my #1 want in the crafting relm for Christmas, that is a very good question. I think it would be a set of copic markers. I keep hearing such wonderful things about them and do not have any yet. Thanks for your wonderful site keep up the good work. Oh and everyone good luck on winning the blog candy. It looks soooo yummy !!! LOL
Rockin' Robin
akarockin robin @ embarqmail dotcom

Tanc said...

Your cards are beautifull, so I wolud like to be noticed when you have new card to show. I subscribed to your blog.

Tanc said...

I also linked you to my blog. So others can see your gorgeous cards.

Jerrold said...

Love the candy offer. My wife would enjoy it!! jerroldbeck@yahoo.com

Tracy B. said...

Congrats with your blog hits!! I enjoy your cards. Thanks for offering the blog candy. jerryb17011@yahoo.com

michelle said...

I love your blog..you're so inspiring.Congrats on having such a fan club. At the top of my wish list is/are Tilda stamps with copic markers. I was first introduced at a make and take and now I'm hooked on your classes. And thank you for offering the blog candy.

Jezz79 said...

Great candy!! The top thing on my wishinglist is a shapecutter,hope i´ll get one:-).. Put a link on my blog!!

julialynn said...

This is so yummy!
I put a link on my blog and
subscribe!