Sunday, 20 December 2009

The Sweetest Thing

Ok so I pretty much have all my crimbo cards out the way now, and i needed a little break from it all... What better way to do that than to pick a couple of challenges and and get lost in my paper and ink...

I finally caved in and brought a couple of Tilda's i've been hankering after for ages and ages.. Perfect for joining in with the Just Magnolia challenge this week and there fabby sketch.. I also just noticed that this fits in perfect with the Magnolia Down Under challenge too, as there theme is 'Stamp with another use' and seeing as i've used one of the new christmas Tilda's as a valentines/love card i think it qualifies!

The colour combo of Pink, Burgundy and Ivory was courtesy of Colour Create

And i managed to fit in Quixotic Challenge #7: Lace
I'm also joining in with the
Creative Card Crew #41 Anything Goes and using this chance to enter there DT call, wish me luck :)
I've used BG papers, old book pages cut using the smallest nestie ovals, and paper roses from stash, I also popped on a couple of pins and used a feather to pretty it up. I threaded a thin red ribbon through the lace so i was able to gather it slighty.
Tilda was coloured with copics and then highlighted with my new and totally awsome coloursoft pencils..
I finally invested in some new paper too.. I've been told the paper makes all the differance but as i'm still learning i'm a tad clueless, I was using just a text and graphic smooth 160gsm, but got myself some cartridge paper.. one smooth 150gsm and one slightly rougher 180gsm, i've used the 180gsm on this piece, and i have to say i am impressed with the results.. the copics are a little harder to work with, just because the paper wants to suck the colour from the pen, so time and a gentle hand are needed, but definatly worth it.
Thanks for stopping by, and a very Happy Christmas to all my Blog Friends and Visitors x
♥ HUGZ ♥


Milnie said...

ohhh GORGEOUS Nicky!!! Love the colors, the papers, the lace... everything!



Hels said...

Cute cute and treble cute this card :O))

Fleur said...

Beautiful card, coloured in lovely, I do like Magnolia stamps I think they're great to work with, very versatile. Hope you have a good christmas
Hugs Fleur xXx

craftypixie said...

Woa babe i love it!!
she looks so gorgeous in these colours
Roll on new year and i find time to fit in some challenges
Thanks for crimbo card etc
WE WILL meet up in the new year i hope lol
Happy Christmas to you both
Wendy xxx

sugar n spice said...

This is so lovely, beautiful layout and colouring. Thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week. Good Luck in the draw.

Merry Christmas.

Suzi x

Dawny P said...

What a gorgeous card chick. I love that image and it's a fabulous take on Mina's sketch :) Thank you for joining us over at Just Magnolia and a very happy Christmas. Hugs, Dawny xxx

Juls said...

so so gorgeous!! Just Love it!! especially the feather detail!!

Trimgym said...

Just such a lovely card, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge and good luck! Have a good Christmas.


Tracey Feeger said...

This certainly does qualify for the MDUChallenge. Absolutely stunning card. Love the colour combo and the image is coloured perfectly. Wonderful job with all the challenges. Thanks for joining us at MDUC.

Debra James said...

This is absolutely stunning. I love the colours and all the extra detail u have used on your card. What a great entry for the MDUC challenge. Hugs Debra

Debbie Pamment said...

How adorable is this!!!! I have resisted buying this sweet Tilda - but seeing fabulous creations like this is making my resolve weaken!
Thanx for joining us at MDUC and wishing you a Merry Christmas!

Kimba-Slydog said...

Wow, what a beautiful card. I think it's brilliant how you have used the stamp in that different way.

I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.


Anesha said...

Beautiful card, love the colours. Thanks for joining us at CRAFT.

Norma said...

Oh, this is simply gorgeous. Love the colours you've chosen here and ooh Tilda is so adorable and so beautifully coloured. Love the lace--added a very elegant touch. terrific job on the card. Love it.
Thanks for joining us at Magnolia Down Under.


CraftyC said...

Wow Nic, this is a gorgeous card. Glad you are getting in with the coloursoft, done q grand job there. Merry Christmas to you and Tony and will chat soon!

Hope Jacare said...

Great project! thanks for playing along at C.R.A.F.T. in our free for all Challenge. Have a wonderful Christmas. Cheers Claire x

Alex said...

Beautiful card! Just love it!!

Tanja said...

Your card is so beautiful! Love the colours, the lace and the Tilda!

Thanks for joining us at MDUC!

Merry Christmas, Hugs Tanja

Sue said...

Wow, this card is stunning. The color combinationis beautiful and your image is colored to perfection. The lace and the flowers are extra special touches. This image is a perfect fit for this challenge. Thanks for joining the fun at MDUC this time. Hope to see you back again soon.`

Kellie Winnell said...

Gorgeous card, I love your take on the sketch and your take on our theme, it has come out absolutely amazing! Thanks so much for playing along and joining us at Magnolia Down Under Challenges. Hope to see you back again next challenge. xx

Hugs, Kel
MDUC Site Owner.

Di said...

This is stunning love the Tlda and your colouring!

Thanks for joining Colour create this week.

Hugs Di xxxx

Chris said...

Absolutely beautiful card and such a sweet Tilda, I'm not surprised you caved in and bought her :D. Love your colouring, design and the pretty lace and feather too. Glad you could join us at CC this time. Chris :)

Paula said...

Wow this is just stunning i adore the sweet image and fabulous detail. Thanks for taking part in the CCC Challenge.
Paula xxxx

Elaine aka Quixotic said...


Thank you for joining in with us at Quixotic Challenges!

TaraG said...

Oh WOWZWES!!!! This is absolutely stunning,hun! I just adore how you used this Tilda as she is one of my faves too! Love all the flowers and beautiful cotton lace trim every little detail is just perfection!