Sunday, 2 August 2009

Triple Tilda challenge!

Good morning all! The sun is shining and I hope it will stay that way! I think we had more than enough rain yesterday! The card I have to show you today is one I managed to make yesterday and it meets with 3 of this weeks challenges. Well I though I had better get my thinking cap on as I won't be here for 4 days this week so I want to get as many challenges done as I possible before I leave! I am entering it into this weeks Just Magnolia, whose challenge is distressing, Colour Create, where you have to use the colours Orange, Pink and Green and I have used the sketch from Friday Sketchers, although I have rotated the sketch clockwise {so I hope it counts!}.

I have used these gorgeous new stamps from the magnolia Summer kit, the first time I have inked these two up! I think she is just so sweet in her bathing suit, dipping her toes in the water! She must be somewhere abroad as we certainly haven't got the weather for it here in the UK at the minute!
I'm slowly getting used to this distressing technique {I'm usually more of a CAS gal} and have distressed around the image and paper edges with my sponge and distress inks. I also distressed the paper and CS lightly with an emery board. This is about as distressed as I can get! Lol!


Tilda and rubber ring from the Summer Kit, coloured with koh-i-noors and sansodor

Papers: MME Bloom & Grow

CS: Coredinations

Flowers: Acrylic Flowers from Making Memories, hand punched with retro punches

Pearls: Papermania brad, Hobby House pearl gems

Sentiment: Studio G

Tools: distress inks, sponge, nesties, retro flower punches

Misc: button, pink thread from my stash

Well I spent most of yesterday in my craft room, I had a lovely day in my own little world and got lots done! Unfortunately I also have a very sore left index finger this morning, lets just say there was a craft knife and lots of blood involved! It's the first time in 3 years that I've had an accident like this whilst crafting, it must have been because I was so engrossed in what I was doing! Lol!

I hope you are all enjoying your weekend! I'm planning on heading back to my craft room for a few more hours again today, although I do have a few house chores to get done today as well! Boo hiss!

Thanks for stopping by to say hi!

Hugs, Vicky ~x~


Jills Scrappy Daze said...

Beautiful card Vicky, I love this little Tilda. Great distressing and the flowers look fab. Hope your finger isnt too badly damaged and you are still able to make more great cards.
Have a great weekend
Jill x x

craftyb said...

Hi Vicky, how's the chillin' goin? Maybe not so good says your poor finger!! I love fresh and summery...and we had enough rain here yesterday to last the rest of this "summer"! bx

Rach said...

a fabulous card sweetie, love this tilda and how you have her sat on the rubber ring.. finger sounds sore!!
take care. hugs rachxx

Wendy said...

Gorgeous card that image is so sweet
Wendy x

Sharon said...

Lovely card Vicky, love the colours. Ouch! your poor finger, sounds like something I'd do lol!!
We missed the rain in Leeds yesterday. We set off for a day in Windermere expecting the same rain we had here but we had a glorious day. Such weird weather!!
Sharon x

Gina said...

Awww hope you finger gets better soon,
Gorgeous card, love the image you have used :)
Hugs Gina xxx

CraftyC said...

A beautiful card Vicky and I love those papers. Hoep the finger doesn't stop you crafting!

Annchen said...

gorgeous card and i love this image

gina g said...

Beautiful card Vicky love the papers. Hope your fingers not to sore today. luv gina xx

Cheryl said...

A fabulous card,beautiful colouring and DP!!! I hope that finger doesn't stop you from crafting!!
Hugs xx

Kim Piggott said...

Wow your card is adorable!
Such beautiful colouring and I love your distressed background looks fabulous!
Such pretty paper and detail!
So sorry that you injured yourself hope it heals quickly!
kim x

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

Great card, really cute and wonderful details!
Hugs Jacqueline

Erin said...

Stunning card, Tilda looks so pretty, you have coloured her beautifully!
Love those yummy papers too!
Erin x

Leann said...

Such a sweet card hun - love it!
Hope the finger's getting better :)
Hugs x

Oooooooh, you asked about a punch ages ago {sorry!} - it's an EK Success slimline one called Dotted Wave :)

Fern said...

Hi Vicky.
Wow super stunning card... i love the colours and pretty embellishments! :O)
I have something for you on my blog xx

Fern xx

Juls said...

gorgeous! love the colour combo

Sharon said...

Ouch! Hope that finger soon heals up. A beautiful card Vicky. Those pastel shades are gorgeous. Love the way you coloured the image. Thank you for joining the Colour Create Challenge.
Sharon xx

Stacey said...

Ooh, I love what you have done with this one Vicky! Gorgeous papers and I am so in love with your Tildas!

Please take care of your little fingers my lovely - how are you going to craft without those intact?! ~x~

Riet said...

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

Hugs Riet.x

Di said...

Hi Vicky this is lovely. Somehow i seem to have missed your blog recently! will visit again soon!
Love the Tilda and you have coloured her really well, thanks for joining C.C this week

Hugs Di xxx

Janet said...

A beautiful card! Your colouring is lovely X

Ria said...

Great Card, Vicky !
Distressing worked well !


Georgia said...

This is beautiful Vicky, I love the papers and Tilda is so cute, the colouring looks fab! :)
Love, Georgia xx

Nicoline said...

She’s gorgeous Vicky!

Hope your fingers feels better.
And uh.... be careful with your tools hey
We expect a lot more cards from you :p


scrappyjan said...

OH MY Gosh VIcki this is so cute!!!!!! Your coloring is wonderful!!!!

Thanks for joining the Colour Create Challenge

Roberta Laliberte said...

Hi Vicky! Love the colors on this card. I really like how you kinda used non traditional colors for a water themed card. Gives it punch!


cats whiskers said...

This is fabulous Vicky what great Tilda images and such fabulous colouring and colour choice love it
Hugs Jacqui x

Anjou Krelovich said...

So sweet! Love your colors!

Bev said...

Oh this is just fab sweetie, love those papers - they are so perfect for the adorable image you used x

Carolyn said...

What a great card. I love your color choice.
Hugs xx

Chris said...

Oh dear, hope you finger is better now, it's easily done, I agree when you get engrossed. Your card is so beautiful and that sweet Tilda is just gorgeous. Love your colouring, papers and design. Glad you could join us at CC this time. Chris :)

Dena said...

Hey there Vicky! I love your adorable card. The polkadot flowers are adorable. Wow, crafting is a dangerous hobby sometimes. Hope your finger is getting better. Thanks for joining CC this week! Hugs, Dena

Sue said...

Ouch, sorry to read about your poor finger. Hope it's better now. Love the card, like you I really like CAS but really like distressed look too. I've been having a go but need lots more practice.