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Sunday, 28 March 2010

Simon Says make something with Just Magnolia and put Roses on (the) Paper for Polly Craft

Firstly - a great big THANK YOU for being so understanding about my last post.  I was a little nervous about posting it but I see that many of you out there have also struggled from time to time with balancing blogging with other things and its good to know I am not alone!
Secondly - another thank you - this one to Lisa at Sophisticats for sending me some extra little somethings with my lovely prize for winning a recent Sophisticat challenge.  Lisa, you will see I have made good use of one of those extras here.
And now on to my card which is for a friend's birthday on Wednesday using the lovely "sketch" over at Just Magnolia and this adorable little Tilda.  I have modified the shape of the layers from the sketch because I wanted the pane in which Tilda (who is coloured with Copics and Promarkers) is standing to mimic the shape of the birdcage, and the sentiment to mimic the shape of the flowers but I think it still looks like the same sketch! 

I am also entering this card into Roses on Paper.  Their challenge is for "punches"  which I have used for the sentiment, some of the flowers and the leaves.  Simon Says wanted "glimmer" and Polly Craft wanted "sparkly things" - all of my layers, the sentiment and the leaves are edged in gold Spica pen and my birdcage has been gilded. All of the flowers have been glimmer misted (something I don't do very often on account of the fact that I have a cream coloured carpet in my craftroom which doesn't encourage me to use colourfull liquid sprays!).  Tilda is wearing a pink lame blouse (stickles) and has a sparkly ribbon in her hair and has patent (glazed) shoes on.  It's a shame that so much of my glimmer and sparkle fails to show up on the photo but I assure you it is there!
Papers are Wild Asparagus by My Mind's Eye.  This page comes with the dots already embossed. The sentiment is part of one made by Kolette Hall for Studio G and the flowers that were not punched are by Prima. 
Thank you for stopping by today! 

16 comments:

Dena said...

Lesley! Oh this Tilda card is toooo cute! I love the saying for her, it is just perfect! Really neat how you did the framing around her! I love it!
Have a wonderful day!
Hugs, Dena

dolcreations said...

Oh....Tilda is looking so cute! I love this card with all those gorgeous flowers on the bottom! Beautifully done!

Faye said...

What a totally beautiful card. Completely understand about the time thing. Hugs my gorjuss one. xxx

Julie said...

This is gorgeous Lesley, beautifully coloured - what a sweetie she is! Juliex

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow!
This is so beautiful Lesley!
hugs
kim x

chris said...

Hi lesley
perfection as usual.
its fab.
hugs chris xx

Martine said...

ooo this is gorgeous, thanks so much for joining in with this weeks challenge over at Simon Says Challenge :)


xx

Martine

The Wired Angel said...

You are so sweet to come by and leave me such wonderful comments.. I do appreciate that very much Lesley!! I hope to get 'round and about more often. Your work is beautiful and I'm glad you have such a beautiful blog. Hugs, Peggy
(another HR professional!!)

Mina said...

stunning Lesley I love the soft muted colour of the polka dot paper...thanks for joining in with the Just Magnolia challenge
Mina xxx

Dawn B. said...

This is beautiful Lesley. I love an Magnolia stamp.. Your goodies were put to good use.. Great card.. I do will miss you but wish you all the best..

Kathy said...

Such a pretty card!!! I love this sweet image and the colors that you have used are so pretty! Love all your layered flowers as well!
:)Kathy

scrappyjan said...

Oh you have apinted this Tilda wonderfully!!
I love your card dear.
hugs, Janiel

cats whiskers said...

This is just so perfect lesley dear, wonderful colours and one of my fav Tildas
Hugs Jacqui xx

Inger said...

Ohhh this is soooo adorable!!!!
Just love it! :o)

Best wishes to you Lesley,
♥ Happy Easter ♥

Hugs, Inger

Eisbärin said...

Oh my word Lesley, this is just adorable! Love the Tilda, never seen her before and she is so cute! And love what you've done with the sketch! Big thumbs up!
By the way, I got my cricut!! :-)
Love, Alex

Annie said...

what a darling card with cute Tilda and I love the sparkle!
hugs, annie x