Saturday, 19 November 2011

I'm back again!

Well, what can I say?  Blink and a fortnight disappears!!!  I really don't know where this last 2 weeks have gone and we are scarily hurtling towards Christmas at an alarming rate - and I haven't even started my shopping yet!?!  I have been busy doing other crafty things for our village school - I did two after school clubs making paper and bead Xmas tree decorations (you wouldn't believe how much prep work there is to keep 15 kids occupied for an hour!) and have been making boxes and adding inserts to all my challenge cards to sell at our school Xmas Fair.  Plus, helping find costumes for both the school play and church nativity and making gifts to sell at the church fair at the beginning of December...so I haven't been idle!

So, at last, I have a card to share with you all - I thoroughly enjoyed making it and am rather pleased with the end result too, so that's a bonus!  It's another card made with Christmas Party Tilda, although I have done her as a Birthday Tilda....
...I tried to challenge myself with the colour combo and pick out papers that I wouldn't particularly use together and was quite surprised at the result - I used First Edition Desert Blooms as the main paper, the dotty from Summer Breeze and the blue tile effect paper was one that I picked up in Llandudno and has no name!  I coloured Tilda with my Promarkers and tried to get a bit of depth to her dress...not bad, but I think I need a bit more practice...
...I added some WOC roses, just because they are fabulous and filled in with a couple of silk flowers from Hobbycraft (need more of these) and 2 stunning hat pins from an outing with my wonderful Auntie Di...
...the butterflies are a Martha Stewart punch - I punched them from the blue tile paper, then caught the edges with Victorian Velvet Distress Ink and glittered with Glamourdust!
...I decorated the inside of the card with the same papers and an outline image of Tilda with a couple of tiny butterflies cut with an XCut punch and the Nellie Snellen rose corner in gold...

...the card is another easel card on it's side...seems to be a favourite at the moment!  Hope you like my creation and thanks for popping by despite my absence!  Many thanks, Lisa X
I'm entering this card into the following challenges :
D is for...Dazzle
(I have glitter paper, glittered buterflies, glitter on Tilda's dress, shiny pearls and pins)
Female Birthday
Mix and match it...

9 comments:

coops said...

so stunning lisa.beautiful colours and details and the tilda is really sweet ;D

xx coops xx

Shelby said...

Wonderful coloring. Love the little pops of gold in this design. Thanks for joining us at MMCS for our mix and match challenge.

Shelby

Diane's Card Designs said...

Wow this is such a beautiful image and coloured perfectly! The layout and detail are are gorgeous.
Thanks for joining us at MMCS challenge this week.
Diane xx

Lin said...

Gorgeous, such beautiful detail and carried onto the inside as well!

Thanks for joining in with our Dazzle challenge at ABC.

Lin xx

Poppet said...

A beautiful card Ella, your colour combo and papers look fab and your images is beautifully shaded to give depth.

Thank you for sharing your wonderful work with us at Crafting When We Can Challenges. :-) xx

Sarah said...

Hi Lisa, have just been and commented on your latest post as part of the Divas DT - but have stayed and wandered around your blog on my as lil' ole me! Your cards are just lovely, wonderful how you get such depth in your images and your colouring is so pretty. Am off to become a follower now, Sarah

cebelica said...

Very beautiful card. The papers you used are awesome! Thanks for playing with us at MMCS this week! Hugs!

Carol said...

Gorgeous card Lisa, love the pins and charms. Thanks for joining us at CWWC this time. Carol DT x

kyanos said...

such a sweet card!!! love the coloring...thanks for playing with us a ABC Challenge
hugs