Sunday, January 12, 2014

Ribbon Dancer Tilda Birthday Card


Hello Dear Readers,

I'm baaaaack!!!! I have been slacking on my blogging but not my card making. I've just been so busy with things at home that I haven't been able to set aside time to blog! Where to start - OK, we had to go car shopping. I finally gave up and left the choice to my sweet husband. In early December, a woman wasn't paying attention, ran a light and slammed right into our car totaling it. The Lord was with my husband as he didn't have a scratch! He was just shaken up as anyone would be. We were so blessed. Fortunately, we also have a Navigator SUV and were not without a car. Hubby wanted to put closure to the issue so we got a new car last week. I was sick for a week. Ever since I had pneumonia a little over a year ago, it seems that there is a little respiratory issue that keeps coming back like an unwanted guest! Breathing becomes hard, and the coughing is constant. I finally got cough medicine with codeine in it to suppress the cough. I keep Delsym cough drops at hand. That brand works very well for me. But, I still have managed to make some pretty cards which you will be seeing in the near future! It felt good to sit and create.

Today's card features Ribbon Dancer Tilda from the Moscow Collection. She's so cute! I got my stamp at Magnolia-licious. Diana is currently out of this particular stamp, but if you contact her, she'll let you know when they will be back in stock. I made it a very girly girl type card. The front sparkles both with the Frantage and Stickles I've added to her outfit. She has been watercolored and accentuated with both Derwent Inktense and Prismacolor Watercolor Pencils. Here she is:

There is a Doo-hickey heart tag in the upper right as well as a Doo-hickey tag tucked behind the raised image at center left. The inside panels are completely finished as well. I used Maja papers for this card. Here are the inside panels:

I hope you like my little girly girl creation. For some reason, I am really into pink!

Thank you so much for stopping by. I really love reading your comments and hope that you will share your thoughts with me. XOXO

I'll be back on Tuesday with my design for the new Magnolia-licious Challenge! Hope you will come back soon!

Love to you,


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

Midweek Magnolias - #80 - New Stash (My Ribbon Dancer Tilda is new) - ends 1/21

Lovely hangar or Sweet Magnolia#85 - Anything Goes - ends 1/17

Time for Magnolia Challenge #43 - Inspired by a Song (Tiny Dancer by Elton John) - ends 1/15


Carol T said...

Very pretty card with such soft coloring and shading.

Carol T said...

Very pretty card. Nice soft colors and shading.

Carol T said...

Very pretty card. Nice soft colors and shading.

Barb Hardeman said...

OMG! This card is so gorgeous with all you layers and shapes and pretty little embellies. I love the Shabby Chic look, but have such a hard time bring it off. You have done it excellently! Your coloring of this precious Tilda is beautiful! What a wonderful creation...hugs...Barb

NPurdum56 said...

Oh what a gorgeous card! I love the pink! The coloring is so pretty! I love the inside of the card too! Such details! Love the "girly, girly"! Nancee :)

RenateKreativ said...

Very pretty card, love your colors.
Hugs Renate

Doreen Horats, Clayton said...

Your card is fantastic, and so pretty, great design and love the colors.
hugs Doreen

Janie Printz said...

Gorgeous card, lovely as always with your special touches. I'm so happy your husband wasn't hurt in the accident, also not happy to hear you've had pneumonia a year ago & are still having problems with it. I have had it for over a month & just when I start feeling a little better I start coughing until my ribs feel like they are broken.

Karen said...

This is stunning!! I love it!! : )

Suzi Mac said...

I simply love your little girly card Chris, beautiful colouring, frantage and all those stunning little details you've incorporated. Love it to bits my dear. Hugs Suzi x

cathylynn said...

I love this card! Beautiful inside and out. Fabulous colors and design.
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Christy Designs said...

Pretty card with beautiful coloring and design. Love it !

Louise said...

Wow!! Love your card, such pretty details and colors
hugs Louise

Karen said...

WOW! Gorgeous. I love all the lace and your flowers.


Anonymous said...

This is stunning Chris, I love all the lace and dies, so delicate and pretty, Thanks so much for joining us at LHOSM and Midweek Magnolias this time
Hugs Julie P

Unknown said...

wow I love all about this card. The colours and the embellishments are fantastic and the stamp is lovely.
the insiede of the card is stunning.

Cathy Lee said...

Beautiful inspiration, Chris. Love this card to bits. I have to get this adorable Tilda. Thank you for sharing it with us at midweek Magnolias.

Laura said...

This is really super pretty! Your coloring of Tilda is fantastic and the whole rest of your card is so sweet and feminine. Beautiful!

Kelly said...

Beautiful card, so pretty and girly. I love those papers with the new Tilda, she is gorgeous. Sorry you had some problems, but glad it is working out and you are feeling better.
Hugs Kelly

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful card! Love the soft pinks and the shape and the layers and shabby chic look. So pretty! Thanks for joining us at the Midweek Magnolias! Hugs, Elizabeth x