Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Tilda for mum!

Morning all. I can at last share with you the card that I made for my mum's birthday! We had a lovely time on saturday at the garden party and fortunately the rain stayed away {until sunday at least!}.I used some of my favourites, pearls {as I do on most of my cards lately}, so I am entering in into this weeks stamp with fun challenge. It also meets with this weeks theme over at My Time To Craft which is 'floral frenzy'

I used a couple of the new magnolia stamps from the summer kit, masking tilda to stamp the flowers behind her. I coloured her with my distress inks and sponged some more distress inks below her feet to create a soil effect {hopefully!}. The butterfly I have stamped is from PB and I added a little glitter to it's wings. The papers are from the gorgeous apsparagus MME pack. The spotty paper is gorgeous, it is embossed and gives a lovely texture to the card. The scalloped edges at the bottom of the card were punched with my SU scalloped border pucnch which I got from the lovely Jules. The sentiment is from a See D's set and I have cut it out with some nestie labels. The flowers are from prima, the pearl brads and specers from my stash. The three pearls underneath the sentiment are from my gorgeous stash of pearls I got from Elaine!

The cards I show you over the next few days will be cards I made a while ago. I'm not having a very good week. It started on monday when my dad told me they had had to have our family cat put to sleep. He was 20 and hadn't been well for some time but it is still an upsetting time for us all. Then on top of that I am having the worst time at work lately and it is starting to get me down. Anyone who works for the NHS will probably know where I'm coming from! I've felt that worn out I just haven't felt like any crafting these past few days. Good job I have some cards in reserve to show you! Lol!

Well I only have 3 more days at work and then I have a whole week off. I can't wait for some R&R. Me and my mum are going to Ragdale Hall next week for 3 days and some much needed pampering. We went the other year and absolutely love it there!

Well I'd best shift my behind and go get ready for work!

I hope you all have a good day. TTFN.

Hugs, Vicky ~x~


Wendy said...

Gorgeous card and I love the sentiment
Wendy x

scrappyjan said...

Hello Vicki, Very very cute!! I so do love the half perals too! :o) I seem to use them on almost everything.

Your card is Gorgeous.......hugs and have a great day as I do think your is just starting right now and my in now ending. off to bed I go.. janny

Fern said...

Morning Vicki,
Gosh what a stunning card, i just love the colours and divine ppaers the image is adorable too. I love the fab embellishments and pretty details.
Great sentiment too. :O)

Fern xx

Lisa said...

Hi Vicky, Such a gorgeous card! This Tilda stamp is just so sweet and I love the sentiment.

I also work for the NHS so know exactly what you mean. I am always worn out when I finish work and it takes me the next day to recover. Luckily I only work 2 days a week now.

Lisa x

Tab said...

Oh sweetie your card is gorgeous, love the little scene that you have created, just adorable!

Sorry to hear about your troubles, I know how you feel on the pet front, we get so attached to them, he was a very good age, wow 20 and I bet he was loved lots too. As for work, well I you look forward to your hols next week and don't let um grind you down! Chin up sweetie!
Hugs Tab xxx

Rach said...

a beautiful card sweetie, love the sentiment you have added.

Hope things pick up for you soon sweetie. sending big cyber hugs.. Rachxxx

katy said...

Hi Vicky, this is gorgeous ! lovely colours and LO....hugs to you re the family cat, i've been there twice in the past few years, it's heartbreaking.

Hope the next few days fly by then enjoy your time off and Ragdale lucky thing ;) Hugs Katy x

Sue said...

What a fab card, love the scene you have created. The pearls are very pretty, a great embellishment.

Sorry to read you're a bit down at the moment, it always seems to be the way that everything is hurled at you at the same time. I know how hard it is to loose a pet, they are just so much part of the family.

Thanks for sharing the technique with the nesties, will give it a go.

Hope things get better at work, enjoy your time at Ragdale Hall, enjoy the pampering.x

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Vicky,i love the image and papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card Vicky, your mum will love it! You have coloured tilda beautifully, and i love the sentiment!
Erin x

Kim Piggott said...

Vicki your card is so adorable!
I just love this sweet image and your design and sentiment are lovely!
So sorry about you cat it is so sad when we loose a pet.
Hope things improve at work and roll on pampering!
kim x

Jills Scrappy Daze said...

Gorgeous card Vikki,love the pearls. I applied for my first job today. Fingers crossed.
Jill x x

craftyb said...

HI Sweetie...sorry to hear about all your sad news...good job that holiday is right around the corner! I worked in a Gp surgery for 15years and gets you down....but sunnier days are ahead!! Think of your lovely trip with your mum, maybe you'll squeeze in a lil shopping and your first SN DT package!!

Gorgeous card....very creative with the soil effect...looks great! bx

Julie said...

Hi Vicky, sorry to hear you've been having a rough time of it. Your card is beautiful, very nicely done. Thanks for all the comments you leave on my blog they are very much appreciated. The flowers were made with two sizes of EK Success Daisy punch. I got mine from

gina g said...

Gorgeous card Vicky love the image and the sentiment, fab papers too.

SO sorry to hear about your much loved cat its always sad to lose a pet as they are part of the family.
I do hope you enjoy your week off and plenty of pampering. luv gina xx

All Pink girl said...

Stunning card vicky xxx
fabulous colouring and detail
hugs Dawnxxxx

Julia said...

really lovely card!

Bev said...

What a fab cardVicky, delish colours and papers. Love the layout too x

Nicoline said...

What a great card!!! Just adorable

So sorry about your cat and your work.
Hang in there! Hope you'll feel better soon.


Anonymous said...

beautiful card !!!love the sweet tilda image. thanks for joining in our challenge.
big hugs tina46

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Cute, cute, cute and such a perfect image for the challenge.