Wednesday 3 October 2012

Midsummer Tilda


Totally Tilda (56) - Bingo (Lace/Distress/Gems)
Magnolia-licious - Buttons
Totally Papercrafts (136) - Pastels
A Gem Of A Challenge (56) - Girly
Magnolia Down Under (166) - Sketch
Cupcake Craft (212) - Pink
Papertake - Anything Goes
Divas By Design (141) - Texture
Paper Shelter (84) - Distressing
Simon Says - Glimmer/Sparkle
Natalie & Amy (2) - Birthday Bling

Well, so much for my holiday!!!  I was supposed to be away on holiday with friends this week.  Unfortunately I went down with a gum infection on Friday which suddenly sent the world spinning at 100 miles an hour making me very nauseous.  There was no way I could travel in that state.  After two trips to the doctors Sunday and Monday was spent in oblivion, thanks to the strong drugs.   Yesterday I was starting to feel a bit better and was not spinning quite so much.  Today I was determined to try and do something other than lay around feeling sorry for myself.  Although I am still having bouts of spinning I am going stir crazy not doing anything.  It has taken me all day to make this card and I am now shattered but hopefully tomorrow will be better.  Anyway, enough prattling on...

Following the lovely sketch I layered my card with these pretty papers  and attached some gorgeous lace.  I coloured the image with promarkers and added a touch of glitter to her clothes.  I then distressed and glittered the edge of the image before layering it using a nestie.  Having stamped the sentiment I punched it out and added a flower button using silver cord.  I then distressed and glittered the edge.  My fanciful flourish has also been distressed (with ink) and glittered.  As it was a bit big I cut some of it off and placed it under the sentiment.  I placed some gorgeous roses on the larger piece.  A few gems in one corner finishes the card off.  Hope you like it, thanks for looking. 

Card Recipe

Stamps - Magnolia/Woodware
Roses - Wild Orchid
Lace/Button/Gems - Stash


Shari said...

Lovely card - the colors and embellishments are fantastic! Thanks for playing with us at The Paper Shelter.

Laine said...

Hi Christine. Wonderful card, Tilda looks fabulous. Lovely soft colour tones. Thank you for joining us at TPC.

Donna said...

Lovely card Christine, love the flowers and your sentiment circle.
Thanks for playing along at Natalie & Amy's challenge.
Donna xx

Kim said...

gorgeous card. do hope you're feeling better soon,
Kim x

coldwaters2 said...

Oh Christine I do hope that you start to feel better soon. I absolutely love this beautiful card Tilda being my all time favourite is a winner with me she looks stunning so does the design, papers, colours and flowers, awesome card.
lorraine x

Zoe said...

What a beautiful card Christine - you did a gorgeous job considering you were feeling so miserable! Such a shame to miss out on holidaying with friends too! :(
Thanks so much for joining us at MDUC. Big Squeezes! xo

Unknown said...

Lovely creation, the glitter is such a nice sparkly addition. Thanks for joining us at Totally Tilda, good luck!

Carol Willis said...

Very pretty card Christine. Love the image and all the beautiful details.
Caz x

debby4000 said...

Adorable sweet card Christine.

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great card, love the papers & flowers!

Thank you for sharing with us at Natalie & Amy's this month, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Lori said...

So pretty, I love the glittery leaves and the flowers are perfect, thanks for joining our bingo challenge at Totally Tilda and for joining our sketch this week at MDUC, good luck!

Jingle said...

Very pretty card! The sparkle is great! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

Unknown said...

Such a lovely and adorable card! Love the glittery details!Thanks for joining my Think Pink Challenge over at Cupcake Craft Challenge this week! Good Luck! Hugs and sunshine

Debbie said...

Sweet card Christine. Love Tilda. Thank you for joining us at AGOAC.
Debbie x

Angélique said...

Hi Christine, thanks for joining The Paper Shelter challenge. Your card is very sweet!

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Beautiful papers and embellishments! I like the hints of glitter and the swirls with leaves!

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Donna said...

Super sweet card Christine and absolutely perfick for our Think Pink challenge this week. Thanks for joining in the fun at Cupcake and good luck :) Donna ♥ x

Jane said...

This is so soft and pretty! Thanks for joining us at Magnolia-Licious! hugs, Jane x

Andie's Space said...

Hi Christine,
Can't believe you were able to make this so pretty while your head was spinning. It looks gorgeous, & I love all the fabulous embellishment. I didn't know a gum infection could be so bad. I hope you're feeling much better now though.
Andie xx

Joy said...

So pretty and dainty, love all the details on this card... thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog