Friday 27 July 2012

Thank You Tilda

I haven't managed to use Tilda in a long while but I have remedied this today and whilst this cutie was designed as a Christmas image (So Jolly - Unwrapped Tilda), I thought she was perfect for any occasion where opening presents was applicable.  I reckon she has crafting goodies in that box of hers. LOL.  Anyway, she was coloured to match in with these gorgeous papers by Corrinne Silke using Promarkers and Trias. You might have to look carefully, but I tore the edges of my papers (very carefully!!!) and gave them a bit of a 'ruffle' - just enough to give a bit of a white texture at the edges.  I then got the sewing machine out and ran a wavy line over the main dp before adding a straight sewn border to the image itself.

I made the card base using my Cameo so that I cut out a 'Thank You' border (using the Eras Bold font this time). The base comprises of a square card front attached to a separate back piece which is slightly smaller in width than the front so that all the cut-work can be seen to full advantage. I then made the insert to match the shaping too. Although I made the sentiment lettering 'For You' myself, I set it into a fancy shaped tag from Bird's Cards. This tag is actually longer than the original so I adapted it to accommodate my lettering by welding a rectangle into it using the Silhouette Studio software but then did the exact opposite for the two little decorative elements to the side of the image, as I cut those down.

For the insert, I replicated the image but made it lighter so it was more like a watermark in the background before adding my own sentiment over it. The insert shape replicates the back of the card shape so doesn't reach all the way across like a regular insert.

Hope you like it (certainly hope the recipient does!) & thanks for visiting my blog today and taking the time to leave a comment.

Tine :)

Sketch Saturday - design sketch
Digital Tuesday - photo inspiration
Paper & Such - stitching, real or faux
Crazy4stitching, real or faux
CRAFT - stitching
Tilda's Town - name the techniques - tearing, creating cut files/using Cameo, layering, sewing
Sassy Cheryl - polka dots (very subtle ones admittedly in the dp)
Love to Create - spots & dots (see above...LOL)
Allsorts - distressing (tore papers)
Papertake - make your own (cut files to make card base)
ABC - use 2 (2 papers, 2 cut files for card base, 2 images)
Stamptacular Sunday - dies (digi cutter)
Digital Tuesday's inspirational picture.
Inky Impressions - dies/punches 
Aud Sentiments - sentiment on a tag
DYSU - for a friend
Card Makin' Mamas - recipe 1 image, 2 papers, 3 embellishments.
CMC - anything goes with a girly twist (& use markers to colour)
Jackson's Digital Expressions - anything goes
Crafts & Me - anything goes.


  1. This is just gorgeous,love the fab

  2. Lovely card Tine, one of my favourite Tildas! Jo x

  3. stunning card, I love the image and the colours. The border design looks wonderful

    I hope you have a good weekend


  4. This is a beautiful card. I love the boarder and the stitching. Thank you for joining us this week at Inky Impressions Challenge. Good luck and I hope you join us again soon. :o)

    Tonya Inky DT

  5. Gorgeous card love the image which is coloured so beautifully and I love the border design. Caroline xxx

  6. Ahhh...what a cute girl she is. The colouring is beautiful. Thank you for sharing and for joining the challenge at JDE.

  7. So beautiful card,I love the image and the colours.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  8. Noooooooo!!!! Say NO to Tilda! LOL Just put your hands in the air and back away slowly.......
    You can color anything GF! Even a potato. :D

  9. How cute, love the border. Thanks for playing along with us at Paper and Such this week!

  10. Tilda is BEAUTIFUL and so is your card. Loving the soft pastels. Gorgeous..
    Polka Dots are my FAVORITE! Thanks for playing along in the Sassy Cheryl's Challenge this week.

  11. That thank you border is so eye-catching! Love the soft colors you used. It's great to have you play along with us at Jackson's Digital Expressions.

  12. Thank you for joining us over at CRAFT Challenges this week - beautiful card and the image is so cute and beautifully coloured..

    Good luck with our challenge

    Sylvia x

  13. Tine, you make everything look amazing. This is one beautiful card!

  14. Just Beautiful! Thank you so much for playing with us this week at Love to Create Challenge!! Come Back and Play with us again really soon!!

    Many Blessings,

  15. Hi Tine, this is gorgeous, I am envious of your prowess with your sewing machine and your colouring skills.
    Thanks for joining us at Craft this week, hope we see you next time.
    Hugs Sheryl xx

  16. Your card is so sweet. Love the image & colours. Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.

  17. Absolutely Stunning. Beautifully colored and the amount of detail is fantastic. Thank you for sharing your creativity with us for our Tag It challenge at Aud Sentiments Challenges! Dee

  18. Gorgeous card thanks for sharing at Card Makin' Mamas hugs Susan x

  19. Gorgeous card Tine, love that Tilda and your design. Thank you for joining us at Abc with your lovely creation.
    Suzi x

  20. Gorgeous card, love the Design!

    Thanks for sharing with us this week at Love to Create Challenge, good luck!

    Jo xxx

  21. Oh - this is just adorable! The colours are just fantastic. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  22. Love your Tilda!! Your stitching and coloring are FABULOUS! Thanks for joining us at Paper and Such! Have a AWESOME day!

    Enjoy Life~Javablustamper/Jacquie

  23. Such sweet card Christine! Great coloring :)
    Thank you for joining us at Papertake Weekly!

  24. This is gorgeous Tine!! That border is awesome and I really love your colouring!!!
    Thanks for joining us at Tilda's Town this week with your beautiful creation!! Good luck in the draw!!
    Hugs, Tina

  25. Such a beautiful card Tine! I love the punched border and stitching. Thanks for playing along in the Sassy Cheryl's Challenge. ~jeni :)

  26. Wow! Love the color tone, gorgeous border and the fab coloring.
    Thanks for playing with us at Tilda's Town Challenge.

  27. Wonderful - thank you for joining us this week

    kitten - DYSU team

  28. wow this is so pretty - Thanks for playing at Inky Impressions xx

  29. Such an adorable card. Thanks for playing with us at Crafts and Me. Hugs...Mona

  30. Awww gorgeous card. Beautiful colours and coluring. Love the LO design, elements and the stitching.
    Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments. Hugs TC x

  31. She doesnt look xmassy at all does she!! :) Beautiful card Tine, love the pastels and the cutwork looks brilliant.

    Love your stitching too!



  32. Fab card, gorgeous colours thanks for joining us at Tildas Town
    Kat x