Sunday, February 5, 2012

Tilda With Lap of Hearts - Hooked on Craft Challenge #17

Happy Super Bowl Sunday!

Are you gearing up for the big game? Gosh, it seems like Super Bowl Sunday has evolved into a national holiday! I cannot wait to see the commercials! So far, my favorite one is for VW and features the barking dogs "singing" the Imperial March song from the movie, Star Wars. I think it is hilarious! I even have a favorite pooch! It's the black one on the right end of the second row from the bottom. He/she is so animated! Which team will you be cheering for - the Giants or the Patriots? I'm just for a good game! Both teams are where they are because they are that good! Are you preparing any goodies? I'm making cheese fondue for us to munch on during the game along with some crab rangoons. Yum!

Our new challenge at Hooked on Craft is a perfect one for this time of hear. It's all about HEARTS! What a perfect way to make a Valentine's Day card and participate in a challenge, too! Just make sure that your card uses hearts, cupids, or anything Valentine's Day related! This challenge runs from February 6 until March 3. So, you have TONS of time to get your project done! Here is the link for the Challenge Blog.

Here is my card to get your creative juices going. I hope you like it:


Here is a close up of Hooked on Craft's gorgeous flowers:


The following flowers may be found at Hooked on Craft :
White Rose
large dark pink roses
small pink rose
silver calla lilies
white chrysanthemum

I have colored Tilda using Distress Inks. I've also used shiny silver cardstock around the cut shapes. On the photo, it looks black. I did lots of distressing and machine stitching. Behind the upper mats is a hidden tag for journaling something special.


Here is a peek at the inside. Click on the photo below to see a larger one.


As you can see, I've used die cuts, layering, machine stitching, distressing, and more beautiful flowers from Hooked on Craft. Here is a close up of the flowers I used:


The following flowers may be found at Hooked on Craft :
Large layered flower uses three separate flowers:
1. http://www.hookedoncraft.com/flowers-and-leaves/mulberry-paper-chrysanthemum-aster-flowers/15mm-fuschia-mulberry-paper-chrysanthemum-aster-flowers-20-pack.html
2. http://www.hookedoncraft.com/flowers-and-leaves/mulberry-paper-chrysanthemum-aster-flowers/15mm-light-pink-mulberry-paper-chrysanthemum-aster-flowers-20-pack.html
3. http://www.hookedoncraft.com/flowers-and-leaves/mulberry-paper-layered-flowers/pink-mix-of-mulberry-paper-layered-flowers.html
Pink chrysanthemums
small pink rose

I hope you like my card and will join in challenge #17. Karen has a sweet prize for one lucky person!

Thank you so much for visiting! I hope you will return often! My readers are THE BEST! Have a great week!

XO,
Chris

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

Addicted to Stamps #23 - ends 2/18- Valentine's/Love
Let's Ink It Up#20 - ends 2/25 - Ribbons and Lace
By the Cute and Girly ends 2/29 - Love is in the Air

44 comments:

Madge H. said...

Oh WOW Christine, this is to-die-for gorgeous. Beautiful layering and flowers.
~ rubber hugz ~
M

julieprice3 said...

Oh Chris this is just beautiful! I love your softly coloured Tilda and the pretty flower embellishment. And that heart die cut is stunning! What is it? I just love it. Such a pretty card, Thanks so much for joining us at Just Magnolia this week
Hugs Julie P

Iulia said...

Hey sweetie! How are you? It's been a while but I'm glad I popped in:)
Your card is really special, you have a unique style of putting all the elements together:) I love the design here, the way you added the ribbon on the lil tag, that lace is to die for and your Tilda is so beautifully colored. Lovely flower arrangements and as usual you did a magnificent job decorating the inside! Love this!
Have a great week!
Hugs, Iulia

Monique said...

That is so beautifull.
I love it.

Hugs Monique

Crafteezee said...

Wow, beautiful on the outside and the inside, embellished beautifully with the spray of flowers and embellishments. Can you tell me where you got that Tilda from and the diecut heart on the left inside panel.
Hugs Tracy x

Sharon said...

Your card is absolutely stunning Chris, inside and out. What a feast for the eyes. Good luck with all those challenges, this one is a winner! hugs Sharon x

Debbie said...

Oh such a sweet "Tilda" card.
Thank you for calling in this week over at Sweet Stampin, good luck. Debbiexx

Paper Tails said...

Beautiful card! I love how you put it all together. And the silver Calla Lillie's are so pretty.

Karen

Linda said...

Wow what another stunning creation!!!! All of the details are just gorgeous!!!!! Wow spectacular work Chris!!!!

Becky said...

a really cute card ... love it!

hugs, becky

Karen's Fun Blog said...

Wow!! This is gorgeous!! : )

syllie said...

OMG Chris, this is awesome. The colorcombo is stunning. All the details on the front and inside are gorgeous. Totally beautiful.
xxxSylvia

Lisette Morris said...

She is precious! Beautiful card!!

Regina said...

Beautiful Chris!! I love the colors and your coloring is amazing !!!
Hugs and have a great week!

SuzanneK said...

Ooooo ever so cute, love the design and attention to detail is fantastic. Thanks for joining us this month at LIIU, good luck. Hugz Suzanne

Pam Sparks said...

Super sweet Tilda coloring and designing Chris! love that heart on the inside too! pretty!

Christina C. said...

WOW....Chris, this is PHENOMENAL!
Your coloring is awesome and the flowers and die cuts are amazing. Such a gorgeous creation, my friend!
You rock!!!!!!

Barb Hardeman said...

Oh, WOW, Chris! This card is just amazing! I love all the layers and the pretty gauze peeking out from behind. The flowers, ribbons and layers really take your eye around this card in a delightful way! Beautifully finished on the inside too! You really aced this challenge in a fabulous way! Hugs...Barb <><

Debbie said...

Very Sweet Tilda I love how she has a handfull of hearts!
Thank you for entering at Sweet Stampin this week. Debbiexx

Candy said...

Hi Chris,
My what a wonderful card!!
Lots of work making all the die cuts!
Love all your layers and decorations.
I can't believe Tilda is coloured with
re-inkers - she is absolutely beautiful!
Big hugs, Candy

Cordine said...

It's gorgeous Chris!
Hugs
Cordine

Elle said...

Both darling and romantic at the same time.

cathylynn said...

Hey Chris I can see alot of love went into this beautiful card. WOWZERS!!! So much to admire! Love your color combination too. I just finished a card using red, pink, gray & black. Similar colors to yours. Maybe great minds think alike???? I'll say sure do!!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Pam said...

Gorgeous card Chris....love all the flowers.
Hugs...Pam:)

Brigitte said...

Oh WOW, she's beautiful and your coloring gorgeous!!! I particularly like that gray lily. Thanks for joining us this month at BTC&G and we hope to see you again next challenge. Hugs, Brigitte

Jane H said...

she is beautiful and your coloring in amazing!!!!

Melanie said...

Such a stunning card! Love your cute image and the way you coloured her...
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Love is in the air" challenge over at Penny's.

Melanie
(DT Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges)

Karen Letchworth said...

Beautiful!! This really an amazing card. Thanks SO MUCH for playing along in our All Tied Up Challenge at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge. You did an awesome job, and we really hope you will play along in our next challenge as well.
Blessings,
Karen - Design Team Member
P.S. I'd SO love to have you as a new follower if you'd like to stop by and take a look. I'd also enjoy following your blog so that I can see more of your beautiful work. Hope to see you soon!
karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

Louise said...

Gorgeous card, love your choice of papers and colors, the flower embellishments are fabulous and lets not forget Tilda she is so cute and nicely colored
Louise

xxxtglxxx said...

Wow!! This is beautiful! :) Gorgeous image and wonderful colours!

Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week,

hugs

xxalisonxx

Suzi said...

Wow!! what a beautiful card you have created. The colouring , embellies and layout are amazing. Very very pretty.
Hugs
Suzi x

Linda Palmer said...

Adorable image and beautiful card. Your coloring is gorgeous and love all your beautiful flowers. Very Stunning card.

Christine said...

Beautiful sweet Tilda valentine creation, lots of stunning details..

Thanks for sharing with us at Totally Tilda chall this time.

smiles Christine x

Geraldine said...

Incredible. Fabulous detail and your hidden tag is brilliant.
Thank you for joining us at BTC&G's "Love is in the Air" challenge.
Geraldine

Jackie said...

I am so very happy to read your blog. I really enjoyed it! Thank you for sharing your idea. Keep up the good work.

- Jackie of web design

Kozmik said...

Great card - Thankyou for sharing with us at sweetstampin xxkozmikxx

cabio's craft corner said...

Gorgeous card Chris and love your attention to details. Lovely colored Tilda with beautiful layout design :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

Marlies said...

A gorgeous card!! I love all the beautiful details and the inside looks realy fab too!! I love the flower arrangements! Thanks for joining us at ATSC, hugs, Marlies

Kruemel said...

Oh wow, this is just amazing! Love the colors, your layout,the arrangement of all the wonderful elements.

Thanks for joining us at MDUC this week!

Hugs
Kathrin aka Kruemel

Danielle said...

Hello Chris, your card is most beautiful. gorgeous colors, and this cute tilda is wonderfully colored. I love your layout, and your flower arangement. Gorgeous.

kbrandy4 said...

Awesome Tilda creation!! Thank you for sharing with us at Totally Tilda this time!!
Hugs
Hazel xx

SnowflakeDreams1 said...

Wow what an amazing card. You are very talented. Thank you for sharing.

Tammy (LaDiva) said...

Fantastic creation!!!!! Tilda is lovely and your details are simply amazing!! Thanks for sharing in Let’s Ink It Up’s *ribbons and/or lace* challenge and good luck !

Hugzzz

Tammy, LIIU DT from Créations LaDiva :) xx

Mandy said...

Beautiful card, so sweet and pretty :)
Thanks for joining us at Addicted To Stamps
hugs Mandy xx