Monday, October 5, 2009

My very first Tilda

After months of coveting all these cute Tilda stamps, I broke down & bought some from Simon Says Stamp. They were so quick with their shipping & the Tilda's are so undeniably cute, that I placed a second order too - I think I may need help! So today I proudly present to you my first Tilda card! My friend Trina just lost her favorite cat & I wanted to make something to let her know I was thinking about her & this is what I came up with.


Lollipop flowers:

A close-up at an odd angle:

I know the last picture is at a funny angle, but this one shows the true colors of the card much better. For some reason the other two kind of wash the colors out. You can also see the 3-D aspect of the kitty's head here.

This card fit the bill for a few challenges: first, I used the sketch from Sketch Saturday which had the added twist of a pet theme (quite fitting). The ABC challenge for this week was "E is for embossing" & the whole front of the card is embossed with birds & vines. I tried my hand at making lollipop flowers (I think that's what they're called anyway) which qualified it for Just Magnolia's challenge of handmade flowers. Magnolia Down Under challenge this week called for buttons which are there on my flowers. Crafty Cardmakers wants to see ribbons & fibers - don't know if they'll count my measly little white satin ribbon, but since it was there I figured why not? It's hard to tell from the pictures, but I've used a little foamie to make the kitty's head 3-D & Charisma Cardz theme for the week is decoupage - does that tiny kitty head count?

Usually, except for the sketch, I make the card & then see what challenges it may fit so it's fun to see how many I can squeeze in there. This week, though, the Just Magnolia challenge inspired me to try making these cute flowers. I've seen other people make them before &, although I definitely need more practice, I like the end result.

Paper: Lavender from my stash, DP from Basic Grey Wisteria
Stamps: Swing and Tilda with Kitten by Magnolia, sentiment from the $1 bin at Michael's
Ribbon & buttons from my stash
Other supplies: Marvy scallop circle punch, Cuttlebug and birds & vines embossing folder, colored pencils

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Stunning Janet,now something else to be addicted pretty,love the shades of purple and love those flowers!!! Haven't tried those ones yet,must have a go!!
    Hugs xx

  2. Hello Janet, love this Tilda - well done! Your flowers are gorgeous and I love the different angle of your card, it shows the dimension as well. Thank you for your comment on my Blog - my birds are tame, although not hand raised...they are always fairly tame as babies. I have one hand raised cockatiel who helps me cardmake!! LOL! God bless you!

  3. Hi Janet. Oooh, your first Tilda card! Warning, she is verrrrry addictive. I can't get enough of her. Your first Tilda card is gorgeous. Love the colour scheme and she is beautifully coloured. I like the embossed paper and just love the BG Wisteria. Great job with the lollipop flowers--I've never tried this myself.
    Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog. I read your profile. It's early season yet, by I think the Canucks are bringing home the Cup this season. It's our turn!!! LOL. Doesn't work that way, eh? Here's wishing anyway.


  4. Wow, your first Tilda card, and it's a beauty. Great coloring and embellishments, flowers are so pretty. And you managed to fit her into all those challenges....good job! Thanks for sharing yoour first Tilda with us at the MDU Challenge. Hope to see you back next challenge so we can see your other new stamps and what you created with them!

    Thanks for the comment on my blog and we are big time Buffalo Sabres fans here.....go Sabres!

  5. Oh wow oh wow. This is gorgeous. Love the colours and your colouring is fantastic. Love the handmade flowers and the buttons look great. Thanks for joining in the challenge at MDUC.

  6. Oooo I love the effect of the buttons in the hand made flowers, absolutely gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing along and joining us at Magnolia Down Under Challenges. Hope to see you back again next challenge. xx

    MDUC Site Owner.

  7. Great card. Thank you for taking part in our challenge this week at Charisma Cardz.

  8. OH very nice card !!!!
    fab papers and colours !!!
    Thanks for your participation to S.S.
    Hugs COCO

  9. This is gorgeous Janet, I love the circle flowers - they are so effective!
    Clare x

  10. Lovely card, gorgeous soft colours & your flowers are fab!

    Thanks for joining us at Charisma this week

    Jan x

  11. Lovely card!
    Thanks for joining us at the ABC Challenge!
    Helen x

  12. Oh wow Janet this is so beautiful!
    Tilda just looks adorable love your pretty colours and detail! Your embossing looks fabulous!
    Love your flowers!
    How cool would it be to all get together!
    So happy that you have joined us at Just Magnolia!
    kim x

  13. Hi there, this is sort of strange, but this was my first Tilda as well, also from Simon Says, is this the "Gateway Stamp?" Haha!! Your card is terrific, beautiful work with all of the challenges, and your flowers looks fabulous!! Thanks for joining us at MDU, I hope we will see you back next time around!!

  14. Such a beautiful card!
    Love Tilda sitting in her swing,so cute :)
    Hugs from Maya :)

  15. Love the way you've used the buttons - perfect finish for a gorgeous card.
    Thanx for playing along with us at MDUC this week

  16. Gorgeous card hun, love the sweet image and all the embellishments are perfect! Well done for fitting it to all those challenges!
    Hugs Tab xxx

  17. Lovely card, what a lovely friend you are. Thank you for joining in at Crafty cardmakers. Jenny

  18. LOL yes measly little white ribbon counts, ribbon is ribbon :D
    Love your lollipop flowers, they're fab. Thanks for joining us at crafty cardmakers x

  19. a very stunning card, love the homemade flowers xx judie - thank you for joining us at crafty cardmakers xx