Wednesday 24 October 2012

Angel Tilda

I made a number of shaped stepper card designs a couple of months back but hadn't actually got around to using any of them. I did, of course, create them using my Cameo and I thought this particular Tilda perfect for my fancy shaped card.  What I did find in constructing this kind of shaped card was that it was better to add an extra strip of card underneath as a retainer. I had kept the weight of the embellishing elements to a minimum so that the card wouldn't just collapse down but a restraining bar added extra security so that the finished card could definitely keep upright when stood on a mantelpiece.

I am sure by now, that most of you know that I always use my Promarkers to colour in my images and my sitting Angel Tilda is no exception - but I also paper pieced her little dress. She is surrounded by more of my own cut-files in the shape of the poinsettia and leaves. I made these with cut out veins down the centre for a bit of extra interest. I utilised the cut out leaf veins as decoration in their own right as I thought they looked rather like frosted twigs.  The design paper mats were created as print & cuts on the Cameo (but I also needed to change the alignment &of & re-scale the dotty dp image too, ensuring that the smaller pieces I wanted to cut would to exactly match those on the larger shaped elements). The circular sentiment was from Sentiments4You.

I wanted the back to be 'fit to be seen', LOL, as well as giving me a place to write the 'to' & 'from' using similarly created mats as the front for the shaped back.

So I had also added an extra layer to my image's mat before I had adhered to the front - cutting it to be the same shape as one of the front mats, (as a print & cut featuring a sentiment from Bizzy Becs Store) but positioning it so that it would be seen from the back peeping over the top of the shaped card.

Tine :)

Challenges I would like to enter are:
Creative Card Crew - fancy folds
Cupcake Craft - paper piecing (dress)
Magnolia Stamp Lovers - spots & dots (embossed as well as on DP)
Rogue Red Head - dotty
I ♥ Promarkers - Christmas is coming
Totally Papercrafts - Christmas
Tilda's Town - Merry Christmas
Sparkles Forum Christmas - traditional Christmas
Magnolia Down Under - inspired by a song (Angel Child - Oasis)
Crazy - handmade flowers (made poinsettia cut file & the leaves)
Pink Gem - flowers
Anything Goes - make your own embellishments (poinsettia & leaves)
Hiding In My Craft Room - die cuts
Perfect Sentiments - bingo +front sentiment (flowers, die-cuts, dry embossing)
ABC Christmas - U (up to you)
Challenges 4 Everybody - anything goes
Fussy 'n' Fancy - anything goes
Cards Galore - anything goes
One Stop Craft - anything goes.


  1. This is gorgeous Christine love the image which is coloured so beautifully and the layout is stunning. Caroline xxx

  2. Your flowers are amazing.
    Love the card's shape too.
    Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge!

  3. Wow Tine, this is fantastic, I love the shape, beautiful colours and paper piecing on Tilda's dress :) .. and yes thank you for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week. Hugs xxx

  4. Tine this is gorgeous, your promarker work is amazing, love your details and oh that fabulous color, hugs

  5. Beautiful card Christine, your paper piecing is fab! Thank you for joining in with us at Cupcake this week :) Donna ♥ x

  6. Beautiful card Christine, your paper piecing is fab and the design is stunning especially with all the polka dots! Thank you for joining in with us at Cupcake this week :) Donna ♥ x

  7. Wat een schitterende kaart.

    Liefs Riet.

  8. Great shaped card and fantastic colouring! Thanks for joining us at Challenges 4 Everybody and good luck!
    Hugs xx Cara xx DT

  9. Wowzers! Love all the details. She is simply beautiful! Thank you for playing along with us at Hiding in My Craft Room! ~Amber

  10. Absolutely love your cute card.

  11. This is a gorgeous Christmas card. Thank you for joining us at One Stop Craft Challenges. Good Luck xoxoxo

  12. Absolutely gorgeous card with fab paper piecing.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Cupcake Craft Challenges this week.

    Warm hugs

  13. What a lovely card Christine!! The layout is fantastic and your colouring is awesome!!
    Thanks for playing with us at Tilda's Town this week!!
    Hugs, Tina

  14. Gorgeous Christmas card Christine, thanks for sharing with us at Tilda's Town this week. Teresa x

  15. Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at AGOAC.
    Debbie x

  16. Gorgeous card, stunning design and beatiful colouring.
    Thanks for joining us at Tildas Town this week
    Kat xx

  17. Fantastic card, I really love the shape of it and the colours etc you've used a gorgeous too!

    Thanks for joining the Creative Card Crew challenge!


  18. Oh how Perfect I love it, you really have done beautiful work! Thanks so much for sharing at Magnolia Down Under this week:-)

  19. A brilliant creation!

    Thank you for sharing at Sparkles Christmas Challenges this time
    Good luck in the draw

    Shaz x

  20. Fab card and love the shape too :-)

    Thanks for joining us over at Fussy and Fancy for our "anything goes" challenge - good luck!

    xx Sazzle xx

  21. beautiful love the shape of your card thanks so much for joining us at MDUC this week
    hugs sara x x

  22. Wow, this is gorgeous, love the fabulous shape and great paper piecing...thanks for joining us at Cupcake!
    Helen x

  23. Tine, this is a precious card. Everything you make can be a keepsake. You are amazingly talented. Thank you for sharing your creativity and inspirations. xxx- Debbie

  24. Love your card, so pretty. Thanks for playing along with us at Creative Card Crew.


  25. Lovely card and Tilda is so cute! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge.

    groetjes, Ellen

  26. Tilda's dress looks fab! Gorgeous card. Thanks for playing at Cupcake this week. X

  27. wow Beautiful Project, Thank you for entering the Cards Galore Challenge xx

  28. Aaawww such a pretty card, such a sweet Tilda and a lovely design too!
    Thanks for playing at ABC Christmas :)

  29. What a precious card!! And I love Tilda, she is gorgeous:)
    Thankyou for joining us at Fussy and Fancy Challenges
    Lynn xxx

  30. Fabulous card - love the shape!
    Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

  31. Gorgeous shaped card! Love the cute Tilda too!
    Thanks for joining us at I Love Promarkers x

    Jenny x

  32. Outstanding Christmas Card! I love your poinsettias and paper choices. This beautifully crafted card will be a treasure for someone to display. Thanks for sharing your art with us at The Perfect Sentiments.