10 March 2011

It's Spring and It's Green at Magnolia-licious

Greetings dear blogfriends... It seems like ages since I've posted another card... Wow, is it good to be home?  I'm a real home-bird and love spending time at my craft desk, dabbling with all my lovely crafty stash... listening to Ryan Seacrest on KFM 94.5 in the background...  Such a sweetie on Idols hey! 

As my 3 new little Tilda's had arrived from 7 Kids College Fund, I couldn't resist stamping them with Momento's Rich Cocoa Ink, purchased from Paola and then colouring them with Copics... So, for the first time on Sharon's Kardz Korner, here is the gorgeous Tilda with Lace Hearts from the You Are So Special collection...  It took between 4-6 weeks for these to arrive from the USA...  I am not complaining, just damned relieved that they did not get lost along the way...

The base of my card is white cardstock. Onto that I layered some green and then grape coloured cardstock. I thought this combo was stunning and coloured my Tilda accordingly.  Cut her out with a Nellie Snellen die, thought this one suited our Tilda perfectly as it looks so lacy.  For embellies I've used a gorgeous diamant√© buckle, through which I threaded a piece of green ribbon.  Used some of my stunning flat-backed pearls, a few flowers and a heart charm.

I made a side-opening card for a change and decorated the inside very plainly by using the same DP as on the front of the card.

You can see that I added some dimension glaze to the hearts to make them pop a bit. And to end off a close up of our little Tilda...


Spring is in the air over at the Magnolia-licious challenge blog and they'd like you to celebrate with them by creating a colour-themed card in GREEN, so I am entering this card into their challenge.  I hope Random.org likes this little one...  I really had fun making this card.

It's almost weekend and that means I get to play some more... hope you've had a good crafting week... I'll catch up with you all later... hugs Sharon x 

p.s. It may be the beginning of Spring in the States, but here in SA and especially Cape Town, we got our first taste of Autumn today... a cool, breezy day... Just wonderful after our recent heatwaves.

25 comments:

Lia said...

wonderful card sharon I love the soft colors and tilda so cute
hugs Lia

Tab said...

Beautiful card, Sharon! Love the image and the colours you have used, just fabulous!

In time hun, you will be able to have a pic on your blog of your doggie. The pics I had were on there already, but to begin with I had to move them down the page, cos it was hard to see them....but know I love looking at him :o)

Hugs Tab xxx

jimlynn said...

So sweet and just adorable! Lovely card.
Lynn

Pink lady said...

A beautiful card Sharon!!
Love this cute image and the color combo!
Lovely green hearts:-)

We got 10 cm snow and -2..perfect for skiing this weekend:-)
Wish you a great happy crafting weekend!
Hugs Laila.

Hetty said...

Wauuuw wat een schitterend kaartje

gr hetty

Anita said...

Sharon, your card is beautiful. I love the green and grape colors and Tilda is colored beautifully. I can't image ordering a stamp and having to wait that long ... that's just terrible!

Tertia said...

She is a real cutie! Love that Melissa Francis paper, I think I have some, somewhere. I am going to look for them right now.
Hope our boys don't repeat the performance against England tomorrow. Have a great weekend.

Rosie said...

Beautiful! Love the color combo and all the embellishments fit perfectly. Hugs, Rosemary

RenateKreativ said...

Your card is so beautiful, The colors and papers, great job you done.
Hugs Renate

Cami said...

Beautiful card, Sharon! I like the soft green hues on this pretty paper and the double hearts and charm add that sweet touch!
Hugs, Cami

Sandy said...

Your card is beautiful - your papers are divine and I love the way you have designed this card. Tilda is so cute. The inside looks gorgeous too,
Hugs,
Sandy

Debbie Harris said...

Beautiful card Sharon! I popped your envie into the post yesterday, it has been in my car since Monday waiting to be posted.
Have a great weekend! xxx

cabio's craft corner said...

Sharon, your card is so adorable and sweet. Those metal hearts and the buckle are cool. Thanks so much for sharing :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

Dewi Hasan said...

So sweet and neat Sharon, I love your creation...

Hugs,
Dewi

debby4000 said...

Adorable cute card Sharon.
luv
Debby

Rose Petal said...

Hiya Sharon. What a stunning creation. Love the cute image and your design is perfect to show it off. I just adore the delicate colours on this wonderful creation. Happy crafting.
Lots of love, Sandra xxx

Catherine said...

What a beautiful and sweet card Sharon ! Lovely colours and your embellishments are so so pretty ! Will write to you soon, right now we are in the middle of decorating the lounge ! Hard work ! Hugs and love from Catherine

Candy said...

Hi Sharon,
I have to agree that your paper is wonderful!!!
So springy. Love your card.
Tilda is gorgeous. Your buckle and other embellishments are all wonderful. Your die is so pretty too :o)
Thank you so much for joining us at Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog.
Hugs, Candy

Mascha van Dijk Zimmerman said...

You made a wonderful spring card,love the colors. Bye Mascha

Christina C. said...

Such an adorable card, Sharon! Love the soft colors and Tilda is absolutely STUNNING! Beautiful job!

*Vicki* said...

This is really precious inside and out!! I love the papers and your fabulous coloring!! HUGS

Rene said...

I am LOVING all these green cards!!!! This is soooo pretty and soft! I love this Tilda and she looks stunning!
Rene :D

Leslie Anne Avila said...

Wow, Sharon,
You are on a card making roll! I love this one too! Such a soft color palette that you've chosen. Just beautiful~
Blessings,
Leslie

Angela said...

Ooo this is pretty Sharon! Beautiful job with the layout and those papers are gorgeous! Love it! Thanks for joining us this week at the Magnolia-licious Challenge blog. hugs, Angela

Pat said...

Hi Sharon! Another fun and beautiful card, m'dear! Love your design...and DPs...and your coloring is scrumptious!! So pleased to see you again at Magnolia licioud Challenge Blog! Hugs. Pat Frank