26 February 2011

Introducing Secret Tilda...

Firstly... a very warm welcome to my new Followers... always a thrill when someone new feels they'd like to stay in touch, as it means they've seen something that they like... It also gives me the opportunity to pop around and draw inspiration from your creations, so thank you for joining!

As you know, Kendall and I went to see Riverdance this afternoon... we could not take any pics of the show itself (to prove that we were there... hehe), due to copyright protection, but I did manage to take this pic inside as the Arena was filling up... flip, I am scared of heights and our seats were second row from the back riiiiiiggghhhht at the top... I almost freaked out.  It was our first visit and I really had no idea what the layout would be like... now I know for next time!!!  The picture is slightly blurry because it was taken (sneakily) with my Blackberry...

The show was nothing short of FABULOUS!!!! and seeing these Irish dancers in real life, after seeing them on television, was an even bigger thrill.  Gosh... they are AMAZING!!  Their precision is perfect each and every time.  If you've missed out seeing the show this time in SA, you'd better get to see them when they visit again... You will NOT be disappointed!

Right... now let me share with you what I did after the show... As you know I received some new stash from Paola yesterday and I tell you, I couldn't WAIT to get my hands on my new goodies...  So, without further ado, let me introduce the gorgeous little Secret Tilda (purchased from 7 Kids College Fund) for the first time at Sharon's Kardz Korner...ta-raaaaa

The base of my card is white, layered onto that is brown cardstock and then some gorgeous pink, blue and green floral designer paper form W&M.  I HAD to use my new nestie from Marianne Design, as this little girl is quite big for her age, but she fits so nicely on this new die!  Don't you just love it????  It really goes through the cuttlebug quite easily  and cuts very nicely.

I've decorated the inside of the card as well and decided to use the Marianne Die again for the message.

I will be entering this card into the following challenges:

Just Magnolia challenge, as I have followed the wonderful sketch by Mina and
All That Scraps Magnolia challenge blog, where they are Celebrating Birthdays

As you can see, I've kept the inside very plain.  To end off, thanks so much if you've stuck with me so far, a close up of this gorgeous little Maggie, which I've coloured with Copics... The lovely cherry blossoms and pearls were also purchased from Paola.

Well, as they say in the movies... that's it folks!   A lengthy post I know, but I appreciate you bearing with me.

I hope you've had a wonderful Saturday.  Enjoy the rest of your evening and we'll catch up again tomorrow I'm sure... Happy Crafting, hugs Sharon xx


Rene said...

Oh how PRETTY! I loooove how you cut her out for the inside too! Such pretty soft colors :D

justme1972 said...

Sharon, your card is SO sweet! i just LOVE it!!!
I have been wishing Riverdance would come close to me so I could see it - i'm jealous!


Linda said...

that is so beautiful!!!! I love the colors and the way you scalloped the front. GREAT JOB!!!!!!!!

Carol said...

Awww Sharon this is really a lovely card! Sorry I've not visited you in a very long time but it's just been hectic my side rofl. Luv the new Marianne die, not seen it before but one that I'd luv to have, seems to be a little larger than her normal sizes which are quite small. Hope you're well Hun. Lotsa luv, hugs xxxx

Beth said...

Sharon, what a sweet card! Love it!

Madge H. said...

Sharon, Love your card. Love the soft colours. TFS
~ rubber hugs ~

Sharon Caudle said...

Adorable card, Sharon!! Love this Tilda and you've colored her beautifully! The flowers are so pretty! Glad you enjoyed River Dance!
hugs, Sharon

Anonymous said...

such a sweet Tilda Sharon! lovin' that die with your card design!
Pam Going Postal

Peggie said...

Pretty card. Love the die cut. Great colors.

Danielle said...

Hi Sharon, such a lovely card! gorgeous colors, and papers. Those dies are to die for... wowsers..
Love your delicate background paper and lovely ribbon
Hugs. danielle.

Vivi Casale said...

wow, that is really stunning!!
love your coloring!! awesome card!

RenateKreativ said...

Oh she`s very beautiful your card, I love the design and soft colors.
Hugs Renate

ursula Uphof said...

Love that Tilda, and like how you put her inside, might copy you on that if it's OK. Those Marianne dies are really lovely. Have a wonderful Sunday.

Candy said...

Very pretty card.
Tilda is lovely.
Great die cut :o)
Love how you put a picture of Tilda's head inside your card.
Wonderful papers and flowers.
Hugs, Candy

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

just goergous, she is a darling, the new die is fab , want one,such a wonderful card.
glad you enjoyed River Dance, my Dad saw it years back and said it was amazing.

Cassy said...

Soo pretty! I love how you cut Tilda out on that gorgeous die!

Catherine said...

What a sweet card Sharon ! Gorgeous inside and outside ! Love the die you have used ! Hugs and love from Catherine

Renkata said...

Hoi Sharon,
wat een prachtig kaartje toch.

Pink lady said...

A beautiful card Sharon!!
Love the colors, Tilda and layout!!
Thanks for your lovely comment:-)

Have a great Sunday and a nice week!
Hugs Laila.

Dena said...

Sharon, your card is beautiful! Love it!! All the embellishments and that wonderful die cut are fabulous!
Those dancers sound amazing, I wish I could have been there!!!
Hugs, Dena

Cordine said...

She is so beautiful!

cathylynn said...

I love the circle die with the embossing!!! And Tilda is colored to perfection! Great color scheme!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...


Anonymous said...

Oh wow!! She's so precious!! LOVE the darling die cute you've used and your coloring is amazing!! TFS! HUGs

Jane said...

Oh this is so gorgeous! Love the pretty colours and details! Lucky you watching Riverdance, I bet it was amazing! Thanks for joining in the Just Magnolia challenge, hugs, Jane x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sharon - I see I already commented once but I wanted to say...Thanks for linking up to the All That Scraps Magnolia "Let's Celebrate Birthdays" Challenge! So glad you did!
Pam Going Postal