Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Tilda with small gift....and some sweet stuff for one of you!

Hi there! How is everyone this week? I'm having a dandy time - much improved on the last few (apart from losing wii monopoly several times this week! Lol!).
Been catching up on some DVD's this week, the Imbetweeners - hilarious! Lucky number Sleven (awesome film - definately a must see) and Once - which is a bit arty but also very good. If anyone has any films they recommend I'd be very grateful for the heads up!
Apart from that this week I've also had the debate with my boyf about naming cars...He doesn't... I have named every car I've ever had (a short list of three including my most recent one). The first was Betty Blue, the second Roxy and my new car is Owen (due to number plate determination I'm afraid!). Is this a girl thing? If so just out of interest what do you call your car? And does your other half have a name for theirs too?

Well onto this weeks card. We were given the challenge of using "stripes" on our projects this week, and as you know I've had a few Magnolias in storage awaiting inking so had to give Tilda with small gift from the 2011 collection a try. Here's what I came up with...

I distressed all of the edges with a distressing tool and inked with walnut stain
and then stitched. The papers  in the background and stripes are from K and Co, the centre square is Old Book by magnolia.
The sentiment is from a whimsy sentiment set and reads "sending you a gift from the heart on your special day". The metal heart is from the Paperlane in Northallerton and is mounted with 3D foam pads.

Tilda as always is coloured with DI's. I used a blended combination of fired brick and black soot for her dress to match the backing papers. There's white gel pen on here too to bring out the little flowery spots. I've used diamond stickles underneath, but this isn't clear from the photo.

The large flower underneath the rose was part of a gift from the lovely Mona from CI - thanks sweetie! The other flowers are all wild orchid crafts, but I've distressed them with walnut stain (large rose) and fired brick (dahlias). I've also added diamond stickles on these. The pearls are made with salmon viva decor pearl pen.

I really hope you like her!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Anything goes: distressing
Just Magnolia: Love (mine is for a friend)
MDUC: distressing
Scrap Creations: Birthday
Party Time Tuesdays: Anything goes

Right onto the sweet stuff bit!

This week is a celebration for Creative Inspirations Wednesday Challenge Blog - it's the 100th challenge - whoopie! And to thank all of the people who participate each member of the design team is offering a little candy this week!

This is what I'm giving away to one of you!

My photography is RUBBISH so here's a list:
15 sheets of mirriboard cardstock (A4)
5 sheets of gold cardstock (A4)
5 sheets silver cardstock (A4)
2 sheets of die cut Christmas sentiments (one gold edged, one silver edged)
2 decoupage pointsetta sheets
5 sheets of peel offs
1 sheet of christmas image stickers by papermania
Posy card (by me)

  1. If you would like to be included in the draw of my blog candy please leave a comment below.
  2.  Entrants must have also entered this weeks Creative Inspirations Wednesday Challenge - "stripes" - please leave your entry number along with your comment.
  3. I will draw a winner at random from the entrants. Candy closes 9pm next Tuesday
  4. You do not have to be a follower of my blog to enter, but of course it would be lovely if you want to be or already are.
  5. Please post this candy in your side bar if you have a blog to spread the word!
If I get over 50 entrants I will add some more bits and pieces!

Please check out the other CI team blogs to find out what they have offered


  1. Hi Katy!
    I love your card. Tilda is colored so nicely.
    I love the layout and the flowers look great.
    Hugs Maz

  2. wow darling... your card is stunning, and the coloring just perfect!!!!

  3. Hi Katy
    A gorgeous card love the colour's,
    Hugs Dianne xx

  4. am loving the writing paper and vintage colours too, Luv Sam x

  5. stunning card katy.the tilda is so pretty and i love your fantastic colouring and gorgeous details. :D

    xx coops xx

  6. OH Boy!! Your card is so great!! I love your papers and flowers and Tilda is looking awesome:-) Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful card with us at MDUC this week

  7. Ahhhhh what a beautiful card, Katy! Tilda is so sweet and your colouring is just gorgeous! Love the beautiful flowers and that sentiment is so the metal heart too! Thanks so much for joining us at MDUC!

  8. Your card is gorgeous love the rich colours you have used. I have entered my card and it is number 50. Hugs Sarahxx

  9. this is just way too gorgeous!!!! Love your colouring! Hugs Juls

  10. Ooh nice coloring! I like the embellishments too!

    Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!


  11. Petty card and the image is beautifully colored! thanks for joining us at Party Time Tuesdays!

  12. Love your card! I have got to try to distress flowers and add stickles because yours look wonderful. I have posted my stripes card on the blog and thanks for the chance to win goodie.

  13. Hello Katy, I just came by your blog by chance by seeing your card in a challenge, I'm glad I found you, this is a stunning card and I'm now a follower of your lovely blog.
    Hugs Teresa xx

  14. Fabulous card Katy - love the rich colouring, and that flower is awesome! Northallerton is one of my favourite places to visit - particularly on market day, and I have been to that craft shop many times over recent years.
    x Sylvia x (#81)

  15. Beautiful card, thanks for stopping by my blog, just posted your blog candy, thanks for the chance to win

  16. Gorgeous card hun, luv the image and she's so beautifully coloured too.

    My entry for the challenge is 70 :D

    xx Lizzy xx :)

  17. Fabulous colouring. Tilda's dress looks Gorgeous. LOve your papers to.
    Thanks for the chance to win your yummy candy!
    (63) THAT'S not my age lol.

  18. Hello Katy,

    your card is fantastic !!! Thanks to win this great candy. O posted my card on the Creative Inspirations Blog.


  19. Katy, what a lovely card. I would love to be in with a chance of winning and I have entered the challenge (no 71). Best wishes, Kym xxx

  20. Ohhh so pretty ... your colouring is beautiful!

  21. Katy, beautiful card. Love this Tilda with the small gift image--she looks bashful to me..LOL. Awesome colouring. Lovely DP's and gorgeous flowers. Thanks for reminding me about your candy...I forgot..LOL.


  22. a lovely choice of colour and Tilda

  23. Oh my this is utterly beautiful!
    kim x

  24. what a cutie thanks for joining us at anything goes x sue x

  25. What a cute card. Love the image and the metal heart is a wonderful touch. I entered my card for the Creative Inspirations challenge (#96). Thanks for the chance to win.

  26. Hi Katy! What a marvellous blog... I'll enjoy coming back to visit for more inspiration and to ooh and aah over your gorgeous creations! I love your Tilda in this post... she is a delight... I don't have many, and those that i aren't used as much as they could be. I'm #90 in the challenge entries.... thanks for the offering of the candy!
    hugs and blessings from Australia,

  27. Super cute card! Thanks for playing with us this week at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations!

  28. Your Tilda is so pretty! I love all the embellishement and the colours you used are perfect!
    ~darling Ho~

  29. Perfect Tilda card, so lovely and the flowers are beautiful.xx

  30. great dt card. my card has been added and is on my blog

  31. what a sweet card dear Kathy.
    i love the vintage feel of it.
    your coloring is very, very beautiful

    hugs and thank you for your kind words today

  32. The little girl on the card looks so innocent! Adorable. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. I also hope I never have another experience like that!


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