Some cards are fun to make; partly the image, or the paper, or even great embellishments. This card was one of those where it was fun for every reason. This card is for Lillian, and Happy Valentine's Day to her, across the miles!
This is my favorite style card. I love girly. Lock me up in a room with lace, ribbon, flowers, rhinestones, pearls and pretty flowery paper and an image anytime! I wasn't girly when I was growing up and learned how to bait my own fish hook, plant my own gardens and I wore jeans every day. As I've gotten older, I have found my groove in the world of cardmaking. And when I stretch out of my comfort zone, THAT'S a challenge!
Everyone knows Tilda. And guess what, I just realized this picture is a little crooked. Sorry about that. Tilt your head a little left, please. Tilda was colored with Copics (and I love how she came out--especially her hair--now if I could only do that again!). The flowers are from Wild Orchid (big surprise, heh?), and the leaves are a punch from Martha Stewart and the embossed leaves are a punch set by Nellie Snellen. The doily die is by Stampin' Up, the die behind the image is by Spellbinders, the pearl swirls are new from Prima, and that little round frosted acrylic wafer which I stamped on was purchased at a convention years ago and that's a little heart pearl glued on the wafer. The cheesecloth adds such a nice touch to soften this card and make it even more feminine.
Now, Lillian's favorite color is pink, but she's decided that peach may be the new pink..so this year she's getting peach and teal ... just because her birthday card was pink pink pink. You can see it a couple of cards below this post. Oh, and I sewed on this card. Yep...and I see it's not real straight, but heck, this is NOT a Hallmark card...this is a handmade piece of art that will be worth tons of money when I'm famous even if the sewing isn't perfect. Hahaha.
Well, Happy Valentine's Day, Lillian!
This card is entered in the following challenges:
As You Like It, You, Me and Magnolia, QKR Stampede, Crafty Catz, Cute Card Thursday, Craftitude, Crafty Little Fairies, Crafty Ribbons, Lovely Haenglar or Sweet Magnolia, 4 Krafty Girlz, 7 Kids Challenge, Divas By Design, Inky Impressions, Paper Pretties, Rhedd and Rosies, A Creative Romance, Brown Sugar, Cut It Up, Fussy and Fancy, Get Inky, Jelly Park, Stamplorations, Cards Galore, Feeling Crafty, Natalie and Amy, Whimsy Inspires (pearls are new), Wags n Whiskers (pearls, heart, ribbon)
This card is beautiful, love the stitching on it, thanks for sharing it with us in the brown sugar challenge, karenReplyDelete
I love the sweet little sentiment button, and the pearls and pretty paper, a very sweet card I'm sure Lillian will love itReplyDelete
Hugs Julie P
That's the great thing about hand made cards the wonkiness lol beautiful detail and who can resist Tilda and I am sure you will do just a good a job on the next lot of hair you colour so don't be so hard on yourselfReplyDelete
Wow, what a lot of detail on this card. Very feminine, Gail!ReplyDelete
Thanks for linking to our Valentine challenge at Cut it Up!
Very pretty! I love the pearls and the flowers. Beautiful design.ReplyDelete
That’s a lot of colors!! The pink/turquoise combination is super cute for girl cards!ReplyDelete
Great card thanks for joining us at Feeling Crafty and good luck xReplyDelete
Hi Gail. This is a really cute card. Great colouring. Love the little tag! Thanks for joining the 'Stamps & Stitches' Challenge at STAMPlorations. Good Luck! Monika (DT)ReplyDelete
Gorgeous card love the colours and great design loving that little tag just fab Love Carole xReplyDelete
It's gorgeous, Gail! Love the colour scheme, pretty design and yup! that's fab colouring on the Tilda!ReplyDelete
Love the sweet color combo and adorable image with such wonderful coloring!ReplyDelete
Thank you for joining us at Cut It Up Challenges.
Have a wonderful day,
*Crafting With Creative M*
very cute card. I love your Magnolia. Thanks for playing with us at Fussy & Fancy challenge.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous and beautiful card Gail thank you for joining us this wek at Crafty CatzReplyDelete
Hugs Dianne xx DT
Such a gorgeous card! So beautifully colored. I love your stitching that is one thing I need to learn. Thanks for joining us at www.7kidscollegefund.com.ReplyDelete
What a really beautiful card Gail. Those colours are fabulous and I love the image and all the super details xxReplyDelete
Lovely card. Thanks for sharing it with us at crafty catz this week. Naomi xReplyDelete
Oh Gail, not to be too sappy, but my heart sparkled brighter than ever when I saw this sweetness over the weekend. At last I am here to leave you some love (I've not been feeling well). Lillian is truly blessed to receive such thoughtful (and gorgeous) cards from you. This is lovely! The colors are beautiful and you colred Tilda so beautifully. Pearly flourishes are one of my favorite things and it looks wonderful on this delightfully girly creation. Fantastic work, as always! Thank you for sharing this precious creation with us at 7 Kids College Fund!ReplyDelete
Hugs and blessings,
Such a gorgeous, girly card, Gail.ReplyDelete
Love the green and peach colour combo, and the pearls and blooms are beautiful.
It's not MY fault for being so far down on the comment list, cause Gail ordered me NOT to peek, since she posted my card before it arrived at my house - which was today !! OMG, Gail, your creations just get better and better, not that they weren't ALWAYS just lovely !! Actually, the peach and teal are very complementary to each other and you always seem to have the most perfect coordination of embellishments - it's no wonder our craft tables are so crowded and such a mess when making that ONE special card . . . choosing just the "right touches" to add here and there. Lovely, elegant card, which graces my computer desk - thank you, Gail, and Happy Valentine's Day to you, also -- good luck on some "wins" in the challenges -- you're very deserving !!ReplyDelete
Love the colour scheme - peach definitely is the new pink in my book! Beautifully coloured image with a perfect selection of embellishments! Thanks for joining the Crafty Girls Challenge, hope to see you again soon.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous card - beautifully coloured sweet image and I love the colour combo.ReplyDelete
Thanks for playing along with The Divas this week.
Very, very sweet! Love your image & coloring; love the pretty color palette, the beautiful design, your textures and all the fab details! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Jellypark Friends. Hope to see you again soon! :^)ReplyDelete
oh it looks so very pretty. Thank you for joining us at As You Like It Challenge. hugs! MOjcaReplyDelete
A beautiful card GailReplyDelete
thanks for joining the Crafty Ribbons Challenge
Great card. Thank you for sharing it with us at Divas by Design.ReplyDelete
Hi, Gail! What an AMAZING card! Such a GREAT image . . . and an AMAZING job with the coloring! And so many details . . . I see something new each time I look at it. Thanks for joining us over at Get Inky! Challenge this past week . . but if you want to be eligible for the prize, you need to have a DIRECT link to the Valentine/Love challenge, NOT just the blog. (Here's the direct link if you would like to correct it: http://getinkychallenge.blogspot.com/2014/02/challenge-6-valentineslove.html) Thanks again!! Hope to see you join us again soon.ReplyDelete
Kathy Get Inky! DT
Lovely card, I love the colour comboReplyDelete
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Beautiful card Gail. Love the gorgeous pastel colours and pretty flowers! Wish I was in the middle of the desert now the wind is howling around and the rain lashing down!! Susan xReplyDelete
Hi Gail, I love your image youve coloured it so beautifully to, the card design is stunning, and the layers youve added are just fabulous. hugs ShirleyxxxxxxReplyDelete
Such a beautiful card I love the Tilda you have used & all the gorgeous girly bits.ReplyDelete
Thank you for playing along with us at CLF, hope you will join us again.
Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx
Love these colours! Thanks for joining in our Show Us Some Love challenge at A Creative Romance :) xxReplyDelete
A gorgeously girlie card, Gail. I love the colour combination and the arrangement of pearls and flowers is simply stunning. Thank you for playing at Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia! Hugs, Tracey xReplyDelete
Beautiful card Gail thank you for joining us at cards galore challenge 2ReplyDelete
This card is an absolute delight and I'm not girly. I love the amazing layers and texture, the gorgeous flowers, and pretty swirly pearls. The colouring on the image really brings Tilda to life. Your friend is very lucky to receive such a treat. Thanks for joining our Anything Goes/Valentine's/Love Challenge this fortnight at Craftitude. I hope we see you again soon.ReplyDelete
This is such a stunning card! Just love it!!! So many fabulous details!!! Love Tilda! :) And yup I'm with you it would be heaven to be in such a room lolReplyDelete
Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Wags ‘n whiskers. Hope you will join us next time DT Crafting Vicky. I’m doing a little giveaway to celebrate 500 followers come and join in http://crafting-vicky.blogspot.ca/2014/02/woooow-celebration-in-order-its-500.html