Saturday 16 June 2012

Wonderful Tilda

Good morning bloggers from a soggy Blackpool!  Well the weekend has arrived but unfortunately it does not look like the rain will be shifting anytime soon.  This is a shame because Emma and her friends are going to the Pleasure Beach today for her birthday party. I'm sure it won't dampen their fun but I feel sorry for her poor mum and dad!  Max is coming to stay with us all day and staying the night so we will be nice and snug and dry with lots of games and frolics going on I'm sure!!

For today's card I guess you can tell by the title of my post, I have dusted off Tilda.  I have coloured her with my Distress Markers following about three different tutorials on various blogs.  I think this was my fourth attempt - you should have seen the others!!

I have used Wonderful Tilda.  The papers are Raspberry Road from the Josephine collection - very pretty.  I have used my Sophia's Heart die again from Cheery Lynn and also the butterfly is a Cheery Lynn die which I have used on pearlised card so they have a lovely sheen.  The flower and leaves are a Marianne die and the banner heart die is Whiff of Joy.  I have used another hand made crochet flower and a resin flower from My Crafty Heart (very reasonably priced).  The image has been cut and matted with Spellbinders. I have added some Stickles to the image and butterfly and the pearls are from my stash.  The inside has been decorated to match and I have also added a birthday sentiment to the front but that was after I took the picture!!

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Crafty Ann's - Its A Girl Thing
Stamping With The Dragon - Anything Goes
Tilda's Town - Lazy Days of Summer
Crop Stop - Banners
Divas by Design - Summer Theme
The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
Craft Your Days Away - Bingo (Flowers, Pearls and Doilies)
Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia - Favourite Colour Combo (mine is pink pink and pink!!)

Well I had to go see my dentist at 6:30 last night and I am now on antibiotics for a gum infection so hopefully they should start to work and I can get rid of this blasted painful mouth and jaw.

A big welcome to Nancy my newest follower! I will be back tomorrow hopefully, until then try and stay dry and take care xx



What a beautiful card- I love everything about it.


mags said...

A beautiful card Susan. Love the image and the fab dies you have used. Mags

Caroline said...

Morning Susan yep it's still raining in Moreambe. Gorgeous card your colouring is brilliant and the layout is superb love the paper's and the dies are gorgeous. Let's hope the antibiotics kick in soon.. Take care. Caroline xxx

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Susan. I love the image and colours. Those dies look fab too!
It's still raining here as well:-(
Have a good weekend
Lorraine x

Claire said...

Such a beautiful card Susan - love the soft colour tones and pretty image. Hugs, Claire x

Teresa - My Crafty Heart said...

Hi Susan, Oh I hope the weather stays good for Emma - fingers crossed! I love your Tild card today and wow, those Raspberry road papers are beautiful, as is your Tilda. Love the way you arranged the flowers, your little crocheted one is lovely too, Have a good weekend, Hugs, Teresa xx

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card lovley colours. Hugs Sheila x.

Sue said...

Stunning card Susan, gorgeous image and lovely colours.
I hope the antibiotics start to work for you soon and you will be feeling loads better and lets hope the weather improves too.
All the best

Doreen said...

Gorgeous Susan,love the image and fab

Always with a Sentiment said...

Hello Susan. What a beautiful creation. Pretty colours, lovely image, fabulous design. You always add such wonderful embellishments that are just the perfect finishing touches.
Shame about the weather, its the same here too, so I think a day of crafting is in order.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Love Sandra xxx

chrissy xx said...

Oh! JUst Gorgeous..The cutest of Tilda's and I LOve your colours Susan...What Fabulous embellishments too...Everything is perfect....

Sarah-Jane said...

Beautiful card. I love the image and all the pretty details. Thank you for joining us at Divas by Design this week.
Sarah-Jane xx

sandy's crafty bits said...

ooo super little card ... what a cute little image ... and love your colours ... just doing a bit of blog hopping ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

Sarahshandmadecardsx said...

Your card is gorgeous Susan. I love the image and your distress marker colouring. All your embellies and details are great too.

Hope your mouth gets better soon and the weather brightens up for you.

Hugs Sarahxx

Chrissy said...

So pretty Susan, love this Tilda, and gorgeous colouring, love all the details, such a pretty butterfly.


Sue said...

Beautiful card Susan,fab image and layout.We have the same weather.Hope your poor mouth feels better soon.
Hugs Sue xx

Sonia said...

Sooooo sweet Suzie!!! Fabulous card and fabulous sweet Tilda:) I like pink and every single detail:)
Big hug,

julie_woolston said...

This is so sweet Susan, I love the die cuts very effective, gorgeous papers and image.

Hugs Julie x

Tina Makuc said...

Your card is gorgeous Susan!!! You used so many die-cuts..
Thanks for playing with us at Tilda's Town Challenges this week..
Hugs, Tina

Sue B said...

This is gorgeous Susan! I love this cute Tilda and you've coloured her so prettily - love the soft tones! The papers and embellies are stunning! Love the gorgeous butterfly.. flower… and heart banner!!
Oh the weather here is terrible too! quite depressing. I hope Emma has a fab time at the Pleasure Beach - I always think the fair brightens even the dullest day - so fingers crossed she has a great day!
Aww sorry to hear that you've got a gum infection - how awful - hope the antibiotics kick in soon!!
Take Care
Huge Hugs
Sue xx

judit said...

Beautifully coloured with the distress markers, I was thinking about getting them as well! Are they much different to use than other markers? Love your card, very pretty! hugs, judit x

Vicki said...

Gorgeous card and details. Thanks for joining our CropStop Banner Challenge.

Carol said...

Beautiful card Susan, thanks for sharing it at Crafty Ann's. Hope your antibiotics kick in soon. It's very wet and soggy here too! Carol x

The Crafty Blonde said...

Gorgeous card, love the sweet Tilda image and such pretty papers. Beautiful die cuts and love the flower.
Lyndsey xx

pinky said...

Wet here too Susan:( Hope your mouth is feeling better by now! Love your gorgeous card. I forget to use my magnolias a lot but always enjoy them when I do. Love the soft colours on this one.

Vicky said...

Such a pretty card Susan...:o)

have a lovely weekend hun...big hugs Vicky xx

Elaine said...

Beautiful card Susan.
You did a great job colouring with the DI markers...I'm still learning how to use them, some images turn out better than others!

It's been raining so hard here today, and I hope the weather in Blackpool was better!

Hugs Elaine xx

amanda stokes said...

Hi Susan,
Gorgeous card,lovely tilda and papers :) x

coops said...

so beautiful susan.stunning pretty image and design :D

xx coops xx

Hazel said...

Hi Susan

This is so stunning - I love everything about it - just fabulous.

Hope the weather didn't spoil the pleasure beach too much!

Thanks for dropping by and enjoy the rest of your weekend.


Hazel xx

May said...

Beautiful card Susan... love the colouring with DI's fabulous job!! great design and colours... Hugs May x x x

♥Gemma♥ said...

Wow Susan, its stunning & very pretty colours you have used..gorgeous detail too :D

hugs and xxx

Cards By MI said...

What a super sweet card. I totally love it and the design is to die for. Thanks for playing wuth us over at the Paper Shelter this week. Good luck with the challenge.
Love n hugs

Anonymous said...

Oh this is just so pretty and so delicate, gorgeous!
Helen x

Katie said...

Very pretty card! The lacey touches are so sweet & feminine. Thank you so much for joining us at CropStop this week!

Glenda Atkins said...

Gorgeous Susan, so soft and refined and so fabulous to look at!

Unknown said...

Oh my she looks beautiful, thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous work with us at Tilda's Town Challenges this week

Jen said...

Beautiful papers and die cuts to make a lovely card. Thanks for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's.
Jen x

Ann Whitfield said...

Stunning card Susan, Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Tracey said...

This is so pretty Susan, I love the soft colours :)
Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter & Good Luck!

Julie said...

This is so beautiful!

Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Days Away for our Bingo challenge.

Julie x

Sandy said...

Beautiful - absolutely gorgeous! Are you going to remember me when you are rich and famous!!!!!!

Becky said...

Gorgeous card, so many pretty details, you're making me want more dies. Your colouring is lovely, I love my markers :)
Thanks for joining us for this challenge at
Tilda's Town Challenges
Hugs, Becky x

I've got candy on my blog if youre interested

Delphine said...

Beautiful! I love the soft colours of your card and the dies you have used! Thanks for joining us at Tilda's Town and good luck! Delphine xx

Andrea said...

Lovely card, thanks for joining us at Lovely Hanglar and Sweet Magnolia