Tuesday, 7 December 2010

One sketch, two cards

Hello everyone :)  Two cards today, both using the Simon Says Stamp Challenge sketch.....have a look further down for the Tilda card which is the one I'm actually entering for the challenge.

First up, an Edwin image which is very appropriate for the weather we've been having in the UK, don't you think? I don't often make male cards, somehow I just don't get very inspired by them, but I had to have little Edwin make at least one appearance this Christmas.  The bit I like best about this image is colouring the jeans, I find that much easier than his hooded top.  The snowy backing paper is from the very first pack of paper I ever bought, back when I was a baby cardmaker, a Papermania Colossal pack. I just can't get through all this paper, I've used loads, given some away, wasted some and STILL there's a lot left.   Letters and gem stars are from my stash, and the image is coloured with Copics:
I'm entering this in the following challenges:
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge: Christmas Birthday
Cute Card Thursday: The Blues
Magnolialicious: Letters or Word projects


Secondly, yet another Tilda card, which I'm entering into the Simon Says Stamp sketch challenge.  You must be fed up of this image by now, but I just love her even though she takes a long time to colour.  The papers are Papermania again, and I haven't put a sentiment on this card, I quite often don't because I like it without. The gold stars are quite chunky and glittery and I think they pick up the gold from the mirri mats.

I loved making this one, wish I could give Tilda cards to everyone.


Happy crafting!
Carole x


Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful work again, Carole, and 2 lovely cards. Good luck with the challenges!

Bron said...

Need to know the name of this Tilda image, Carole! I went looking, but couldn't find her.(She might have to be added to my collection) Anyways, she's just lovely. And you're wrong - not tired of seeing her and the way you colour her yet :) Bron xx

chrissy xx said...

Oh!! They are both Gorgeous lol. LOve your papers and stars on Edwin's card. What can I say about Tilda!! Just LOve her to bits. Never never get tired of seeing her. Your colouring on both cards is Fabulous.

debby4000 said...

Wonderful, fabulous card.

Unknown said...

Fab entry thanks for sharing it with us at CRAFT Challenge this week.

Good Luck

Kerry x

Lorraine A said...

fabulous cards :-) the images are lovely and the papers and embellies are all gorgeous :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Both cards are stunning, that is one of my favorite tilda images, thank you for joining in with us this week at C.R.A.F.T Challenge
Kevin xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Carole,
Beautiful cards, Sue x

Joan Ervin said...

Your little Edwin is adorable all decked out in blue and I could never get tired of that sweet Tilda!!! Your coloring is outstanding on both images, Carole, and your sence of color and design is amazing!!

Trimgym said...

Lovely Christmas Birthday cards, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck! Don't forget to visit us again on Thursday for our new challenge and to check if you have won.

Jo and Tigerlover.

Jackie said...

Love them both Carole but the Tilda on is so beautiful :o)
Jackie xx

Renkata said...

Hi Carole, the Edin card is very cool.
Love this Tilda on your second card. I don't have her. but for sure I am going to :)
Beautiful card dear.

Gem said...

gorgeous cards! Thanks for joining in the Christmas Birthday challenge at CRAFT this week! Gemma :)
P.S. check out my yummy blog candy here, ends 12/12! :)

Vanja said...

Fabulous cards! I love the images.
Thank you for joining us at CCT! :)
Hugs, Vanja

China said...

It's true to say that I'm not very inspired by male cards either, but the Edwin on a sled is ideal. You have matched everything to perfection even down to Edwin's boot soles :)

Tilda looks fab and I just love this image. Great colours and colouring - love the matching papers. Well done.

Joanne said...

Adorable Edward! Love the coloring and papers you used. Such a lovely card! Aloha, J:)