22 February 2011

Introducing my new Maggie....

This is slowly becoming a habit... LOL   Whilst skype-ing and chatting this evening I managed to put a little card together for the challenge over at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog, where's its Pink, Brown or Baby-Themed.  As I don't have any baby maggies, I thought I'd go with the Pink and Brown theme...  I am also entering this card into the 7 Kids College Fund challenge, where they challenge you to make a Square card, now how easy is that! And... One Crazy Stamper's Challenge Blog, where the theme for February is Pink! At Bunny Zoe's Crafts, the challenge is to use Spring Flowers, so I'll enter this card there as well...


I am sure you all have your favourite Maggies or that one special Maggie that just steals your heart... yes ?  Right!  Well... this little Cross Stitched Tilda has been haunting me on my blog rounds... then I stop and stare at some of the beautiful creations I've come across and wonder 'should I or shouldn't I ?', that means 'should I BUY her or not'... and I think 'why is she so special?'  Heck, I have no idea, but she stole my heart ages ago and I am so pleased she arrived home safe and sound so that I could introduce her to you... so, without further ado, here's my little Cross Stitched Tilda... purchased from 7 Kids College Fund, my favourite online store...

In a previous post, I mentioned that I don't have any Magnolia backgrounds, but that it is on my wish list... I dug around in my storage boxes and found this background image from Whiff of Joy created by Elisabeth Bell and thought it would match my little Tilda perfectly.  Hope you think so too?

As I am waiting for my Momento Ink Cocoa to arrive, I used the Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Vintage Photo, to stamp my Tilda and it worked very well.  A softer look than the pure black.  She was coloured with Copics. I am still experimenting with the hair colour and quite like this paler shade of brown.

The base of my card is a lovely chocolate brown and I found some lovely bits and pieces of gingham and spotted designer paper to decorate.  The nestie is a Nellie Snellen... shew, so pleased I had it as it's the only one that I could use to fit in the background as well. Further embellies are some stunning flowers I have in my stash... I use them far too seldom and Kendall keeps telling me to 'use them Mom, so that you can buy some 'more... so I really went to town with them...LOL   Just added a few pearls for class and a pink bow and button.  As you can see, I decorated the inside as well, to give it that polished look...

My final photograph to show you how I used dimension glaze to accentuate some of the flowers and leaves, Tilda's little heart on her apron and the ribbon in her hair.

I am so pleased with the final result.  Thank you so much to all the Maggie-lovers over at the Magnolia-licious Yahoo Group that pop around and shower me with 'love' and of course all my other lovely friends... I so appreciate your comments.  They make my day!  If you are visiting for the first time and share a love for these gorgeous Tilda's and Edwin's, then this is the group to join.

Take care, I'll catch up with you again later in the week... Until then, happy crafting, hugs Sharon x

41 comments:

Peggie said...

Your background looks perfect. Tilda is adorable there. Beautiful flowers.

Rene said...

How PRETTY! Love your colors...that punch...I've never seen this Tilda before and she's fantastic...that bow with the button...guess that means I love the whole thing!!!!
Rene :D

lovingrammahood said...

So beautiful.....the background is perfect. Thank you for sharing :)

Becca Fabozzi said...

Beautiful! I love the background you used, so pretty.

Cricket said...

Cute card. Love the brown and pink.

Pink lady said...

A beautiful card!! Love the color combo!
Lovely WoJ background..perfect with Tilda infront:-)
My favorite internet shop is Wild Orchid Craft:-)

Wish you a great week Sharon! Hugs Laila.

Card Crazy said...

Sharon, you do lovely work and this is no exception. Your floral bouquet is exquisite, your background papers perfect,and that perky bow is too cute. Gorgeous card.
Sue S.

Judy K. said...

She's soooo cute Sharon and I love your coloring and your papers! Great job!!!
Judy K.

Christina C. said...

Sharon, your card is lovely...haven't seen that Tilda in a long time! Beautiful details!

Gabbi said...

Beautiful Sharon, I love the background you used, it looks great, and the card is adorable.
Gabbi

justme1972 said...

Sharon, your card is just cuter than CUTE!!!!! I've never used dimension glaze - that's pretty cool!!!!

justme,
laura

Dena said...

Haha! Sharon, she was my first Magnolia purchase! I think she is adorable and you have showcased her beautifully. Love how you put the Whiff of Joy stamp with her, it looks GREAT!
Hugs, Dena

LINDA W. said...

Great card the background is perfect for your sweet Tilda.
Hugs Linda

Candy said...

Sharon,
What a fab job you have done with your pretty card!
Great paper choices and love your embellishments. Those flowers are wonderful :o)
Tilda is gorgeous. That WOJ background is just perfect for her.
Love your NS die too!!
Thanks so much for joining in our Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog.
Hugs, Candy

Norma said...

Sharon, a beautiful card. Love the scene you’ve created. I need all the spring I can get, even if it’s only a reminder that it’s coming…LOL. Love this Tilda—she’s one of the first few ones in my collection. Wonderful layout. I like your frame die cut. Beautiful flower arrangement.
Thanks for playing with us at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog.

Hugs,
Norma

RenateKreativ said...

Wow....so very beautiful, I love this Tilda, she is lovely.
Hugs Renate

Shelly said...

Very sweet, love the soft pastel colors!

imotrust said...

Hi, Sharon! You have a gift with using these soft pastel colors! Your card is adorable and this cute Tilda looks fantastic with the lovely flower background. I love your soft coloring and the layout too!
Hugs, iulia

Lia said...

hi sharon,
such a sweet card I love the scene you made with the different stamps.
I also love your colors, they are so soft
hugs Lia

cabio's craft corner said...

It's a delightful card. Love the sweet Tilda. The button is a cute addition on the bow :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

To Grab a Crafty Moment said...

What an adorable card. I love the colour combo you`ve used and isn`t Tilda so sweet!. Hugs Val xxx

Renkata said...

Hi Sharon,
wow what a cute Tilda.
Such a delightful layout dear!

louise said...

Hi Sharon gorgeous card and thanks for the comment on my blog about what bunny was thinking it made me smile, love your blog you make lovley cards.
Louise xx

Catherine said...

What a great card Sharon ! I love those colours and your display of flowers is stunning ! Hugs and love from Catherine

debby4000 said...

Wonderful sweet card Sharon.
luv
Debby

cathylynn said...

WOW it's amazing in the difference of stamping with a color other than black. I love what you've done here. Tilda is totally amazing and I must say I've never seen her before. Your card is BEAUTIFUL!! Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Annie said...

she is a cutie Sharon and such pretty colours and embellishments. you asked about the daisy flowers on my spring card - they are made from Marianne dies so not bought at all!
hugs, annie x

Kelly Neis said...

Your card is awesome, I love the image and background you used on it. The colors and embellies are pretty too.

Benice Basson said...

Thanx for your lovely comments on our blog!!

Benice & Elna

Lins said...

Hoi mijn lieve vriendin,

wat een mooi maggie-kaartje, ik hou zo van deze kleurencombo. Heel mooi gemaakt!

Dikke zoen,

Lins x

paola said...

stunning layout and details my firend and beautifully put together, thanks for joining in our challenge on Magnolia-licious
smiles
Paola

Sandy said...

This is a precious card - the colors are so soft and petty together - you did a wonderful job coloring Miss Tilda. I adore the background stamp as well as the Nellie Snellen nestie.
Now let's look at that bow - very nice combo there.
Hugs,
sandy

Pat said...

Hey girlfriend!! Gorgeous card!! I love this little Tilda...she was in the first batch I ordered when I first discovered the addictive properties of Magnolia stamps!! LOL!! Your coloring is so pretty...and I agree, the background fits perfectly!! Love your DPs and those flowers are the perfect touch! So glad your joined in this month's Inspiration Challenge at Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog!! Hugs. Pat Frank

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

I also craved this Maggie, and now have her, she is quiet an old stamp but so very pretty , as is your lovely card. janex

Nina Macaulay said...

Hey Sharon!
Another super sweet card from you :O)
I think that the background goes very well, and can understand why you fell for that sweet tilda image :O)
Wishing you a good evening and a lovley weekend.
Hugs Nina xx

Leslie Anne Avila said...

Such a cute cute card, Sharon! The image is adorable and you've colored her perfectly! Love those flowers too, the pink one is gorgeous!
Happy Friday~
Leslie

Pam S. said...

Lovely Sharon! Tilda is so pretty in pink and the background just brings it all together!
Pam Going Postal

Michele said...

Such a gorgeous card Sharon - love the flowers and the colours. Hugs Michele x

Mina said...

stunning card Sharon, this is one of the first Tildas I ever bought and you have used her beautifully...thanks for joining in with the Bunny Zoe's Crafts monthly challenge
Mina xxx

Isbel Ahmad said...

Beautiful?

Teri said...

Beautiful card!!! I love the little background, it works perfectly!! I, too, have just fallen in love with this little Maggie, just something about her!!!! I must get her!!!
Teri