Monday, 12 August 2013

Gift from Heaven Tilda

Aloha beauties!

I'm back with another card, this one has taken me a few days, my cousin kindly gave me a borrow of her mini sewing machine, I was going to buy one but she offered me hers to see how I liked it and I am loving it!  I tried a little sewing around the edges of the square background card to practice and I really like the effect it gave.  You can't really see it in these pics though.

I am going to be entering this card into the Simply Magnolia Challenge, this week it's a sketch, and a blooming good one, so here's my card . . . 

My lighting is pretty pants, I have a daylight that I use for taking pics but its always a little reflective!  I am using my latest purchase - Gift from Heaven Tilda, I'm in lurve! She is such a sweetie!  I have coloured her using TH distress inks.  I also put some white Frantage embossing powder around her, I added a little too much this time so I'll be more cautious next time.

My card blanks are from Craftwork Cards, I have seen loads of these shaped cards, but I know that many of them are created by the big go create dies, sadly I don't have a die cutting machine big enough for those dies so I had to improvise in order to get my papers the same shape and size.  So, I drew around the card blank on the back of my design papers and carefully cut it out and then stuck it to the card blank, it turned out great, well I think so!

Embossing // Frantage in white 
Card Blank // Fanciful Card Blanks 
Flowers // WOC & Stash 
Ribbon, Pearls, Butterfly Punch & Doily // Old Stash 

I ordered some more stash goodies from the Ribbon girl on Sunday night so I am hoping that they arrive tomorrow along with a few Tilda's that I won on eBay.  I love getting post but I really must stop spending or I will have no money left to put supper on the table!

Much love 
Kirsty x


  1. This is beautiful Kirsty, gorgeous colours and great colouring. xx

  2. This is AMAZING Kirsty! ♥ it!

  3. Oohhh this is beautiful Kirsty! Such a lovely Tilda and lots of delish embellies too!
    Glad your stamp arrived and found a good home :)

  4. Such a beautiful card Kirsty.
    Gorgeous colours and perfectly embellished. Love it ♥

    Big hugs
    Elaine xx
    PS and thank you for your lovely comment on my blog today xx

  5. Wow Stunning Card! Loooove the colours and Gorgeous Embellishments!

  6. OH WOW! This is so pretty!! Love the Frantage!! Hugs!!

  7. Sunning card, love the frantage!

  8. Lovely card, beautiful soft colours and perfect for the theme of the card. Thanks for dropping by my blog :) xx

  9. beautiful card kirsty,very pretty,lovely soft colours. sue xx

  10. Really beautiful, great image, lovely colours and embellishments.

  11. Beautiful card, love the design and delicate colours.

    Sandra x

  12. Lovely card, like all the detail

  13. hi Kirsty welcome to the Docrafts weekend blog hop, love your card, never seen a pregnant Tilda, the papers are gorgeous, love the shape of the card, and the butterflies, pearls and roses embellish your stunning card perfectly, happy crafting, Fi xx

  14. Gorgeous card, lots of little details to draw the eye!!
    Anne x

  15. Very pretty! Love all the little layered butterflies and the lace. Do you know, despite owning two sewing machines I have yet to use one in my card making! I just can't seem to be bothered to go to all e trouble of getting the machine out. Thanks for the inspiration. Maddy x

  16. Very pretty card love the layout and the image and the colours you have used. Stunning card. Love Alison xx

  17. This is beautiful I love the layered butterflies. I love the image that you have used and the colouring is beautifully done.
    Thanks for sharing
    Kelly- DC HOP

  18. Hi,
    This is so a lovely card. And i love the pearls arround the circle.
    Thanks for joining us at Simply Magnolia.

    Hugs Anja (DT)

  19. This card is absolutely gorgeous. It is so detailed and beautifully embellished.
    Heike xx

  20. Beautiful Kirsty...I love the way you have distressed the edges of the papers and your colouring is stunning. Sharon x

  21. stunning shaped card love the embellishments and butterflies and the frantage looks fine to me should have seen my two attempts just looked an accidental mess lol back in drawer now
    Carol DC hop x

  22. Beautiful!!
    I like the design and colors you chose.
    Thank you for joining us at the Simply Magnolia challenge. Hope to see you again soon!

  23. Stunning card Kirsty, so many beautiful details and so sweet and pretty, love it :)
    hugs Mandy xx

  24. gorgeous...wonderful papers the colors are lovely...
    lizzi simply magnolia

  25. Just gorgeous - loving all the delicate details :)

  26. Just gorgeous, lovely hues. Jane x

  27. Lovely card and awesome colors :)

  28. Totally stunning card Kirsty! Love to see improvisation in action....we can't all have everything lol! Much as we might like to ;-) Hope all is well with you xx