Friday, 10 September 2010

Did you know !?

Hi all,
I was really excited when I popped into Sirstampalot Tuesday and found out that the new Christmas Magnolias where in stock.
I did wonder last year why did Magnolia launch a few stamps with the name Lucia in, well I had a look on the internet and lo and behold did you know that on December the 13th they celebrate St Lucia, she is the bringer of the light and to be chosen to play her is an honor. It is customary for the girl playing St Lucia to where a white dress with a red sash and to have a crown of candles on her head. St Lucia has hand maids and they carry either a single candle or a star on a stick. So after my ahhhhhh moment I decided I would stick to tradition when I coloured her in.

I used October Afternoon paper sing the carols
Hero Arts prisma glitter
Making memories Vintage findings gem pins
Spellbinders nestablilites labels eleven
Tilda as Lucia magnolia stamp
Copics I used are
For the hair E44, E43, E42, E41, E40
For shading on dress C3, C1
Reds R27, R24, R22, R20
Skin E02, E00, E000, E0000 and R20 for blush

I just had to have Sneaky Tilda she reminded me of when I was younger and I used to get caught looking at my presents trying to work out what they were before I opened them!!

For this card I used Sneaky Tilda Magnolia stamp
Nitwits Deer Friends paper - Stripe Red and Merry White
Martha Stewart Doily Punch
For the copics I used
Blues are B97. B95, B93, B91
Hair, Trousers E44, E43, E42, E41, E40
Skin E02, E00, E000, \E0000 and R20 for blush
I am working on my photography skills but I think you will probably see better photos at the Sirstampalot gallery!!!!!


Debbie Dolphin said...

Im jealous how you can just 'pop' in!!!lol lucky you.
saying that i would be pennyless!!!
love this tilda-im so going to have to get her xx
love debbie xxxx

chris said...


your cards are scrummy,can't wait to see them in the flesh so to speak.
back soon love chris xx

Fleur said...

Beautiful cards Mandy & stunning colouring.
Hugz Fleur xXx