Saturday, January 28, 2012

Winter Tilda Sends Happy Birthday Wishes!

Good morning sweet readers,

Happy Saturday to you! Can you believe that January is almost gone? Where is time going! It seems the older I get, the faster time flies! Do you think it's because when we were younger, we had so much to learn that time seemed to be slower, and, now, as we age, there are fewer "unknowns" and time seems to fly? Remember being in school and that last hour of the day just seemed to drag by? LOL

I have a new card to share with you today. It's a birthday card for my sweet friend, Sharon, who has a birthday this week. Her favorite color is purple, so I thought a truly purple card would be perfect! Sharon lives a bit more north than I do and is always cold. With that in mind, I chose to combine a winter feel with birthday and purple! How's that for getting a ton of themes into a card! LOL

This is one of my newest Tilda stamps. I think it is probably one of my very favorites. She's been colored with distress inks. There are touches of glitter on the ground, snowflakes, and ends of her scarf. I even used two different colors of purple glitter on the scarf ends! There is glittery cardstock behind the image mat. The snowflakes are all sparkly, too. I "dunked" the large purple rose into glass glitter to add a frosty feel as well. Inside, I kept the snowy theme and added some pearls, rhinestones, ribbon, and a Magnolia gardenia. The beautiful flowers are from HOOKED ON CRAFT

Here are the shots. Please click on each image to get a better, more color true image. I hope you like what I've created.

Thank you for visiting! I am so glad that you took the time to drop by.


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

My Time To Craft #171 ends 1/31 - My favorite embellishment flowers

Hotshot Crafts #3 ends 3rd Wk. of February - Flowers

Lily Pad Cards ends 2/23 - Patterned Paper

One Stop Craft Challenge #167 ends 2/2 - Stitching

Crazy for Challenges #121 - Layer it on


Linda Palmer said...

This is a beautiful card. Love the image. I've not seen it when shopping for Maggies. Love your beautiful coloring too! Everything about your card is gorgeous.

Naomi said...

WOW! What a STUNNING card! I just LOVE those sparkly snowflakes and the GORGEOUS flowers! Thank you SO much for playing along with us over at Paper and Such!


Paula said...

Gorgeous!! Love the inside and out! Purple may not be your favorite color, but it seems to like you very well, LOL. "Frosty Butt" is going to love this, LOL.

Anonymous said...

Beautifully done! I love the DP and your colour choice, absolutely gorgeous inside and out
Hugs Julie P

Rene said...

This is amazing! I looooooove purple! And that is one of my favorite Tilda's! Just beautiful!
Rene :D

Card Crazy said...

Beautiful purple card! It would be hard to hate snow when you have a card as lovely as this. Hope it helps improve her attitude!
Sue S.

Linda said...

Wow absolutely breathtaking!!!! Colors are stunning and so is the design!!!!! Love this purple color!!!!! Fabulous work!!!!!

Jean said...

Goodness Chris, I adore your purple and all your accessories. Your Tilda is colored to perfection and loving the glittery snowflake. The inside is just so perfect with your die's and your sentiment is so perfect.. Gorgeous card.
Hugs, Jean

Candy said...

Your card is so BEAUTIFUL - both outside and inside!!!
I love your dies and how wonderful you have coloured Tilda. Can't believe you don't like to work with Purple - you've done a magnificent job with it.
Hugs, Candy
PS I don't recognize Tilda either?
Highly unusual for me.

Kelly Neis said...

I love your card but the inside is sooo awesome. I love the big flourish and die cuts. Beautiful coloring too.

Only By His Grace said...

Hi Chris!
I love purple. In fact I love all colors. This is one gorgeous card that your friend will sure to be warmed by LOL.
I think this is one of your best.
Hugs Maz

Louise said...

Fabulous card! I love the colours

Regina said...

Chris!!! It´s adorable. What a sweet image. Your coloring is wonderful!!
Have a marvellous Sunday!!

Barb Hardeman said...

Wow Chris, this is absolutely amazing and stunningly beautiful! Every element on your card is just perfect - yes!!! even the purple! I too have a hard time with it, it seems to suck the life out of me but your card is beautifully balanced and gorgeously finished inside and out! Wow!!! You rocked this card...hugs...Barb <><

Karen's Fun Blog said...

Wow! THis is gorgeous!

Karen's Fun Blog said...

Wow! THis is gorgeous!

Chris said...

Cathy would also like her comment posted:

I LOVE IT, I love any kind of card that has to do with, I am in Canada so I know frosty lol


LINDA W. said...

Gorgeous card I love it your design and coloring is gorgeous.
hugs Linda

Julia said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at My Time To Craft. Hugs, Julia

Cami said...

Beautiful card, Chris, and I love the soft, soothing colors. Your card is pretty inside and out!


craftymum said...

This is stunning!!
A super card, Thank you for joining us at HSC.
Hugs Sarah
p.s. I have blog candy for old and new followers on my blog

Pam said...

Chris...your friend will love this beautiful purple card and I do too !!!

Danielle said...

Very beautiful card! I have been trying to find this tilda... special edition ??? and none left everywhere, called RARE, VERY RARE lol
YOu colored her to perfection, and using purple is just divine. Anyway, if you don't like working with purple, you did splendidly! totally AWESOME! hUGS.

Elle said...

Sometimes it is our least favorite things that turn out the best, don't they? This certainly is! Your frosty frield is going to LOVE it!

Angélique said...

Great card! Funny to see this Tilda on your card, as I just made one with it myself :)

Christina C. said...

Hi Chris! OMG...this is totally GORGEOUS, girl!!!!! You really outdid yourself on this one....your coloring of this Tilda is sheer perfection, my friend! Absolutely everthing about this stunner!

cathylynn said...

AMAZING!!! WoW what else can I say other than phenomenal!!! I love how you used purple to perfection on this gorgeous stamp. I love it all inside and out! Fabulous Chris!!!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Sharon said...

A really beautiful creation Chris. Wonderful layout and Tilda is coloured in so beautifully. Love your flowers in the corner. hugs Sharon

syllie said...

This is fabolous Chris. I love the colors and your coloring. Also the DP's, the inside and all the details are stunning.

Monique said...

What a wonderfull card !! I love it. Your colouring is beautifull and so many gorgious details on your card.

Hugs Monique

Kizzy said...

Hi Chris, I saw your card on the Deep Ocean Challenge and wanted to look closer so I follewed you to your blog, you create wonderful cards, this card for the challenge is gorgeous to. Lovely coloring.
Wish you a fantastic week.
Greetz Kizzy and nice to meet you.

Shelley said...

Wow! Just gorgeous, there is so much to look at and its all lovely. Great card. hugs Shelley

~ Kendra ~ said...

Wow! What a beautiful card, amazing!! Love all of the details inside and out!! Thanks for joining us at Paper and Such!!

Franz♥ said...

Gorgeous work, Chris, love it so much!

Thanks for playing along with us at Deep Ocean last fortnight, hope to see your lovely works again for today's challenge.

Hugs, Franz.

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous card, beautiful colours and Tilda
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

Cheryl said...

Holy cow, Chris, this is beautiful!! I have some of the snowflakes, but struggle with how to use them on a card! Love, love all the die cuts, too and your coloring, OH MY!!

Sandra said...

Wow stunning card inside and out!!
Sandra x

Sandy said...

You do such beautiful work Chris - your coloring divine! But you have been making out of this world cards for quite some time. Well ever since I have known you!!!!

Pam Sparks said...

Purple it is! So charming Chris! A friend was able to get this stamp for me too! I haven't even stamped it yet...boohoo! Beautiful coloring and designing Chris! TFS!

laney said...

super card absolutely gorgeous!!
Thanks for joining us at OSCC this time would love to see you next time too

cabio's craft corner said...

Love the awesome die cuts arrangement over the front and inside of this Tilda card. Beautiful Tilda card Chris :o)

Rica said...

Stunning card, wonderful details and colours, a sweet Tilda surrounded with beautiful flowers.

Thanks so much for joining us with the Simon Says Stamp challenge
Heather xx

Ribbon Girl said...

Fabulous card - love everything about it! and thanks for joining in with this weeks Papertake Weekly challenge, Mary G x

Christine said...

I just love your work Chris!! The card is designed just perfectly!! All of the details balanced just perfectly. Gorgeous coloring too!! Thank you for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog.
xoxo, Christine

Deborah said...

I'm rather late making the rounds - my life exploded - :~D Holy mackerel, what an extravaganza this is!!! Thank you so much for playing and sharing at the Lily Pad!. Hugs & Blessings....