Friday, January 14, 2011

Gift-giving Tildas

It seems that blogger has "improved" it's program yet it seems to be making it harder for me to post my photos where I want and the way I want them.  hhhmmmm....  more time tryiing to post and less time crafting.  NOT what I really wanted to be doing.  But I do want to share this really cute card so I'm going to muddle through.

Here we have two Tildas - they must be twins - and one is giving the other a very special gift.

 I used the sketch for this card from the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge.  Below is this week's sketch. 

I was going to do this card something like the image below except for having Tilda in the center of the doily but then I got the idea to add another Tilda to the inside!

I really like the seeing the cute Tilda on the inside opening her gift.  If I had thought of this before coloring the girls, I would have made sure that the gifts were the same - but oh well!  Live and learn, right?

Here is the inside of the card.  I thought it would be really fun to adhere the circle that I cut out of the purple dotted paper to make the window behind the Tilda opening her gift.

I'm also submitting this card for the Magnolia-licious Highlights challenge which is:

*4 Flowers
*3 types of patterned paper 
*2 Magnolia images 
(any image by Magnolia qualifies/ ie. accessory, background, tilda/edwin, animal, sentiment, etc.)
*1 Ribbon


Another challenge I'm submitting this card for is Just Magnolias.
Their challenge is to use a Magnolia stamp and all your favorite things.  Well, I did!  I love Magnolia stamps, ribbon, flowers (the ones I used here are gems), die cuts, copics, sewing machine, a button... I don't know what more I could have added to this card!  

Thank you so much for stopping by!  I hope you enjoyed your stay.


Cheryl said...

I just love your window card, Nancy! Perfect coloring choices and beautiful coloring!!
Love the paper and paper piecing!
Thanks for joining in our recipe challenge!!
Good luck!

Kathy McMahon said...

I love it when I first look at a card and simply smile. Your card did that for me. Such a lovely job of colouring and the use of the window. Well done.

Louise said...

Beautiful card, great idea using both images

Zoe said...

Love your card Nancy - the paper piecing looks fabulous and it's just so cute to have her peering through the window. :) hugs xxoo

Card Crazy said...

Very clever, very cute card. Love the paper piecing and the window technique.
Sue S.

Myrna said...

What an adorable idea Nancy! Wonderful job on your card!

Shana said...

Beautiful paper piecing! Love the purples! TFS!

Rosie said...

Oh Nancy, what a great idea!! I love it!

Barb Hardeman said...

I too just love the window in your card. I also love the paper piecing you did with the Tilda's - that's so cute! The scallops along the bottom of the card are fabulous! Great work...hugs...Barb

Rene said...

This is ADORABLE! I love it! Great colors...that sketch is wonderful...and you did a fantastic job!
Rene :D

Sherry said...

Oh I love it. The two Tildas are just perfect. Love the colors. Good job!

Linda Imler said...

I love your card!! Your coloring is beautiful!
Linda I

Chris said...

Beautiful! Your coloring is gorgeous. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, purple.

ScrappingDeb said...

Wow - very creative, and very pretty! Love it!

Unknown said...

Love your card! Color choice excellent. I need to learn how to do window cards! This is too cute!

Pam said...

Nancy....this is a really cute card.
Hugs from Indiana,

cabio's craft corner said...

This is too cute. love the peek in window and the two sweet Tilda images on the same card :o)

Anonymous said...

This is a really cute card Nancy, you have really put a lot of work into it and it shows. Your Tilda's are beautiful and I love the paper piecing. Great job..TFS

Shelley said...

Such a lovely card! Love the way you have used the two images. Beautiful papers and great colouring. hugs shelley

Leslie Anne Avila said...

Really great job on this card.
Loving the whole scene and your paper is just too cute.
Thanks so much for sharing.

Judy K. said...

What an awesome job you did on your card Nancy, I love it! Thanks for showing us how you did it.
Judy K.

Jane H said...

Way to pretty I just love it the colors are amazing and I love your coloring.

Jane H said...

Way to pretty I just love it the colors are amazing and I love your coloring.

Christina C. said...

This is just darling, those two Tildas. You showcased them magnificently.

Anonymous said...

Love your art... Linda Duke

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous.

scrappinpeg said...

WOW what a great scene you have constructed. This is gorgeous!

Lisette Morris said...

Adorable! Such beautiful papers! Both images are just precious!