Wednesday 28 March 2012

Tilda flies her flag

Hellooooo everyone, hasn't the weather been lovely? It's very spring-like here, and it's just the right temperature for me - warm enough not to need to wrap up all the time yet still cool enough for a hot water bottle at night.....perfect!

I have a Tilda card to show today, it's been a while since I made one. It's actually a gatefold card which is also a little image wallet and I thoroughly enjoyed making it, once I'd coaxed my mojo out from it's hiding place.  I chose very spring-like colours of pink, green, yellow, blue and white.

This little rubber stamped Tilly is one I've never done before, she was a gift from everyone's fave crafting gent, Kevin, so I'm not sure what she's called. I chose the spring colours and portrait layout especially for the TOMIC challenge (which had ended by the time said mojo would deign to make an appearance...doh!), but I managed to include some other challenge themes in there too.

Tied closed, but I havent pulled it tight so it's fallen open a bit

This is what the right side looks like, it's mostly covered when the card is closed
The 3 gorgeous papers are all from Prima's Annalee pack, there's the main green paper, some pink paper which I used for matting, and some floral paper which was actually a little scrap piece. I made a tag from the papers too which you can see on the front of the card. 

All the papers were handstitched, and because the card is a smaller one than my usual (C6 sized) I scaled the stitches down to a smaller size.

The inside is decorated too, and you can see I've put some ready-coloured toppers in the wallet for the photos.

The wallet contains some toppers

A Prima leaf, some roses, a butterfly, some pink ribbon and some white lace finish it off.

Even the back is decorated!

Not often I decorate an inside, let alone the back of the card!
A long project but I really like the finished result - I'm not usually one for pretty pastel colours, but I think that is June's influence rubbing off on me.

I'd like to enter my card in these challenges:
CES, Crafty Emma - Photo inspiration (I used the colours, butterflies and roses)
Creative Card Crew - Spring (spring colours and flowers)
Divas By Design - Stamp something (Tilda is a rubberstamped image)
Just Magnolia & hAnglar - More than One Fold (my gatefold card has 2 folds)
Little Darlings Challenge - Outside
Lollipop Crafts - Anything Goes
My Mum's Craft Shop - Stamp it (rubberstamped image)
Partytime Tuesdays - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Sweet Stamping - Anything Goes
Truly Scrumptious - Use Lace
Truly Madly Crafty - Colour inspiration

That's it for me today. I haven't got any work in progress to show any time soon, so my next post will probably be my DT card for Sundays With Crissy. So till then, enjoy the weather, and Happy Crafting!


Doreen said...

This is stunning Carole,love the perfectly coloured image and fab

McCrafty's Cards said...

Stunning card Carole,I like the tilda's and that fab black hair, beautiful design and I like the lace bow.
Kevin xx

CraftyC said...

Wow Carole, thought this was gorgeous on the outside then went and saw all those Tilda's. Its beautifula nd I bet you had alot of fun colouring them all!!

June Nelson said...

This is gorgeous me darlink it must have taken forever tomake, love it, and pleased your enjoyig the lovely weather, take care huggies June xxxx

Jackie said...

Oh wow Carole, what a stunning card, wonderful in every way. Love the stitched edges and as always, you colouring is exceptional :o)
Jackie xx

Michele Roos said...

This is such a gorgeous card Carole. I love the image you've used and the colours also. Thanks for joining us this fortnight at Truly Scrumptious. Hugs Michele x

chrissy xx said...

WoW! Not only a Fabulous front! One Gorgeous inside and you've even done the back Carole....Just Stunning! Fabulous Tilda's..Fabulous colours...Fabulous tag...LOve it.
You might not be doing much lol...but you sure do push the boat out when you do...Even your stitching is Fabulous......

Debbie said...

Very nice card, thank you for showing us all at Sweet Stampin this week. Good luck. Debbiex

Mel said...

Wowsers wowers!
this is just amazing honey!
the card is totally stunning and the image so so so bootiful! Plus the other wee images inside are just coloured amazingly!
Love it all!
Hugs Melly xxx

Teresa said...

Oh wow Carole I love this card great shape and so beautifully coloured, I love the little wallet with Tildas inside, brilliant! xx

Tracey T said...

This is just stunning, Carol. Love all the little details - you have put so much thought and care into this. Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

Mo said...

Your card is WONDERFUL Carole !!!
Thanks a lot for joining us at Just Magnolia this week !!!
Big Hugs,

coldwaters2 said...

Wow, wow, wow, Carole this is absolutely brilliant, wow, the card fold is excellent and so is that hand stitching, wow, the beautiful colours and Tilda's are superb.
Lorraine x

Stamps and Paper said...

Carole this is stunning and so adorable


xxxtglxxx said...

Stunning work! Beautiful colouring, layout and design - I love your adorable Tildas! :)

Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week,



Joan Ervin said...

WOW!!! This is a real show stopper, Carole....your coloring is incredable...especially the black hair!!!! I looove the design with the gate fold, little pocket on the inside, tag, and the stitching...drop dead gorgeous, girlfriend!!!! You even colored a few more Tildas for the inside....amazing!!!!!
Glad to hear your weather is warming up and spring is on the way!! I'll have to post some pictures of our Texas wildflowers...the bluebonnets, Indian paints, and buttercups are all blooming along the highways and in the fields...they just make ya feel good!!! Hugs!!

Joanna M. said...

OMgoodness, how stinkin cute is your card! Love it! Thanks so much for sharing your art on the Creative Card Challenge.


Anonymous said...

In the words of Craig Revel Horwood "

I love everything about it sweetie.

Huggles Storm

Julie said...

Hello Cobbly!! I'm so sorry I've not been by - lots of stuff happening! When I saw this in CES challenges entries I had to come and say how fabulous this is! Your colouring is amazing of all these gorgeous Tildas!! Stunning work!! Hugs, Juliexx

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous and adorable Carole love all the Tildas.

Creative Treasures said...

Wow what a stunning card, fab colouring and lots of lovely detail, thanks for joining us over on the Truly Scrumptious Challenge Blog.


Janette said...

Hi Carole, Sorry to have taken so long to get to this gorgeous card, blogger been a bugger, anyway, gone back to my old one and I DEMAND they leave me alone with

Your card is soooo gorgeous, love the way you coloured, her shoes are so cute....

Hope your well hun, have been busy trying to sort my little room out, no one would believe the sorting as we speak...well, kind of, on a break....wish I had a magic

Have a lovely day

Trudie said...

Just gorgeous Carole, so beautifully made. Thank you for joining us at MMCS this week. Trudie xx

Hazel said...


Such a fantastic card - love it all. You should definitely decorate the inside again - looks stunning.

Thank you for leaving some lovely comments on my blog - I really do appreciate it.

Toodle pip

Hazel xx

sara said...

beautiful card love the soft colours and the toppers popped inside are fab thanks so much for joining us at little darlings just magnolia and truly scrumptious this week
hugs sara x x x x

Delphine said...

WOW, Carole! This gorgeous! Fantastic colouring as always and the design and details are so beautiful! It must have taken so much time, but it was really worth it!!! Hugs Delphine xx

franzesjoi said...

absolutely gorgeous, carole!!!!! *clap *clap

Craftdee said...

What a beautiful project! I love the pastels, though I do struggle with them myself - always start with good intentions, then get brighter, lol. My Mojo is MIA at the moment, so I'm hoping I can get motivated by some of you talented crafters out there :-) BTW, I have Candy if you're interestedDonna ☺