Wednesday 7 November 2012

With Love Secret Tilda

I needed to make a card for my MIL's birthday which is coming up next week and opted for Secret Tilda, hiding her present and a medley of soft pinks for my colour palette.  I coloured her as usual, with Promarkers, giving her a pretty, lacy mat and used a combination of papers from Celeste Knight to bring all my elements together. I chose the layout over at Totally Tilda for those delish floral based papers and cut my 3 flowers from them too. They were cut using my Cameo & both designs of flowers were the roll-up variety - which means too, of course, that I did battle with my glue gun! LOL. The pearly highlights were not actual pearls this time around but Cosmic Shimmer Pearl glue dropped into half spheres to give that illusion. I was quite pleased too, that I managed to get them of uniform size & shape.The white lace running along the top of my cut horizontal border is by Offray & which is also suitably subtly floral in design.  Having cut myself an extra banner sentiment when I made my last card (to use all my available space on my card as it went through the printer & Cameo, LOL), I utilised that on this occasion though I needed to cut it's mat to match this one's colour scheme.  This banner, along with Tilda's lacy mat, were attached to the card using Pinflair glue-gel to raise them up & add a bit of dimension.

For the inside, I went for a regular paper insert with chosen verse, but I emphasised the lacy, girly theme by adding wavy edges on 3 sides and by punching along the bottom with a Martha Stewart punch.

Thanks for visiting my blog today.

Tine :)

Challenges I wish to enter this card for are:
Totally Tilda - design sketch
I ♥ Promarkers - pretty in pink
Bunny Zoe - pink, pearls & lace
Pink Elephant - favourite colouring medium (Promarkers!!!!)
Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia - girls only
Brown Sugar - pearls & lace
Fussy 'n' Fancy - pearls & flowers
Card Crafter's Circle - patterned paper
Ladybug - monochrome/tonal
Inky Impressions - birthday
Stamping with the Dragon - birthday
Magnolia Mania - 3d
Technique Tuesday - 3d punched/cut elements (flowers)
Sentimental Sunday - dimension +sentiment
ATCs & Cards with Attitude - sentiment/anything goes
Raise The Bar - anything goes
Stampin' For The Weekend - anything goes
Catch the Bug - anything goes
OSAAT - anything goes
Papertake - anything goes.


  1. This is a gorgeous card the image is beautifully coloured and the layout is fantastic. Caroline xxx

  2. How pretty and such lovely colouring! It looks so soft and delicate and I love the layout.

  3. A beautiful card with amazing coloring! Darling image, too!!! Thanks door joining us at Technique Tuesday! :)

  4. Such a little sweetheart! Love the gentleness of your card! Thanks for sharing with us at Card Crafter's Circle!

  5. such a pretty card, your MIL is going to love it! Thanks for joining us at Totally Tilda.

  6. A beautifully coloured Tilda it is gorgeous ,thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers Pretty In Pink challenge this week and good luck Ginny X

  7. What a darling card! Your image is so sweet and colored beautifully. I'm sure your MIL will love it! Thanks for joining us for Mynnette's Technique Tuesday challenge!

  8. This one is so sweet!
    Thanks for joining us at LHoSM.
    Hugs Nicolet

  9. Very pretty card ...fab flowers, Thanks for joining in our sketch chall @ Totally Tilda ...good luck!

    xx Hugs Lizzy & TT team

  10. Love this cute Tilda, and I really love the gorgeous flowers, thanks so much for joining us at Totally Tilda for our sketch challenge, good luck!

  11. Awww....what a darling card. Tilda melts my heart with all of her cuteness. As always, you did a fabulous job.Thank you for sharing.

  12. Simply Stunning, I love it so cute.

  13. Beautiful card!!!!! I love all the details you added!!! Thanks for joining us this time at Totally Tilda and we hope to see you again next challenge. Hugs, Brigitte

  14. This is such a cute card, Tilda is lovely in pink. Thank you for joining in with our Sketch challenge over at Totally Tilda. Good luck!
    Suzi x

  15. Hi Tine,

    I love how 3 dimensional your card is, it invites one to touch it. You always color your images so beautifully! Your Mother in Law is one very lucky lady. Your sentiment is so moving, the perfect finishing touch.

    Have a wonderful weekend,

  16. Awww Tilda looks so sweet. I love the delicate shades of pink and your flower are gorgeous

    Thank you for taking part in the Ladybug Crafts Challenge this month

  17. This is so sweet! Great colors! Thank you for joining us at Technique Tuesday! :)

  18. Your card is darling. Thank you for joining us at Inky Impressions. Good luck.

  19. Lovely soft Tilda card - great colouring - thanks for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy Friday
    Debbie xx

  20. What a sweet birthday card. Love the flowers and colors, and the sentiment is beautiful.


  21. wow, das ist eine superschöne Karte, die Papierauswahl und die Coloration sind sehr stimmig! Danke dass du damit bei MagnoliaMania mitmachst!!

    LG aus der schweiz

  22. This is so cute Tine, love the flowers, thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers this week
    Ruth x

  23. Absolutely gorgeous Tine and such amazing colouring too! Love your design and the pretty flowers and colour scheme, your MIL will adore her card. Hugs, Chris x

  24. the PINK!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Pink Elephant this week!!

  25. Beautiful card for your MIL Tine with gorgeous soft pinks and such a sweet Tilda, I adore your insert too!
    Thanks for joining in with our sketch challenge over at Totally Tilda and good luck!
    Hugs Nicola xxx

  26. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining the Sentimental Sundays Challenge!

  27. A gorgeous card, thank you for joining us at Inky Impressions with our Birthday challenge, good luck!!

    hugs Vicky xxx

  28. Oh wow this is beautiful!! Thanks for playing in our Birthday challenge over at Inky Impressions xx

  29. Hi Tine, this is soo lovely. Love this Tilda and love the colour and wonderful flowers.
    Hugs Sue W.

  30. Your card is just wonderful :0)))

    Thanks for joining us at Magnolia-Mania ;0)

    Hugs Nicole

  31. Hi Tine! Your coloring is outstanding on this soft and pretty pink Tilda Card!
    Simply Lovely! Thank you for joining us at Fussy and Fancy!
    Warmest Hugs, Sheryl