Thursday, 19 February 2009

A Belated Valentine.. For A Friend...

A while back my dear friend Carole sent me a gorgeous package of yummy stash which included the papers i used on this creation... so i thought it only fitting she should get the first card i created with them...hehe...I did actually create this one before the tag card, but didn't show it until dear Carole got it this morning... I was sending some yummy bits and pieces anyway so i decided to create a card to go with them..

There is a wonderful sketch by my dear friend Heidi over at Friday Sketchers, thank you sweetie it's wonderful, i decided to use her sketch to create this card... I'd got it into my head that i wanted to ruffle some tulle after seeing something very similar on Hanne's Amazing Blog.. but don't know if it quite worked the way i wanted it to..
I used the lovely Dovecraft papers Carole sent to me.. (see Carole i said i couldn't stop using them..hehehe) I started by taking a Dove Grey piece of CS scored using my Scorepal into an almost 6x6 card.. i used An SU Pink Ink Pad to stamp a flourish decoration around the outside of the card on all four sides..it's from the BG Flourish Edges Set.. I then cut the gorgeous papers Carole sent me into the mat layers, using a deeper grey CS to back them onto.. and used An SU Corner Punch on all of the corners... I stitched around the outside of the main matt. I then cut an oval using my Nestabilities and stamped again using the BG Flourish around the outside, i then matted it onto a Scalloped Oval cut from Pink Bazzill CS and again stitched around the outside, i used grey cotton to do all of the stitching.. I then used a small amount of Pink Tulle to create two sort of puffed up flowers, and attached hearts to it which were cut from Pink Bazzill CS and stamped using the same BG Flourish Stamp, then cut the hearts from a Cuttlebug Hearts Die My Dear Friend Moni sent to me... thank you so much sweetie... it's wonderful.. I used again my Unity Stamp to stamp out the Valentines greeting, and attached another of my favourite pearl loops, i also attached the pearl loops to the tulle puffy flowers and also one of the new pins i created, (I'll be creating a short post for the weekend.. i created 100 of them...most went to friends).. I've done a great job describing this haven't i....NOT...LOL finally on the front i used this cute Tilda coloured with copics to finish off...I used basically the same layout inside the card apart from the hearts which where stitched to the Scalloped Ovals... The back of the card has another of my puffy flowers..LOL with hearts in it... i actually do like the way this one turned out...although I'm not happy about the my description of this card or colouration of the Tilda... i coloured her before I'd learned to use the copics properly...boohoo... I have to get some practice, but i have a mountain of images already coloured so I'm going to have to use them... i colour when I'm not well enough to make cards, so i end up with a ton of images already coloured..OK your asking how do you get the colours right... i punch tiny squares of any DP i have come through the letter box, and staple any sets together, i have a big bag of them, i just go through the bag, Mark brings me what ever colouring materials i need, and i basically sit and colours images for hours... better than sitting vegging out in front of the TV, which isn't a bad thing, but i only really watch crime, and a little reality TV anyway... any how, enough of that.... I also wanted to show you this gorgeous card my dear friend Moni sent to me for Valentines... i think these colours are just so yummy..... and this is one of my favourite images of all time... WOJ are just so dreamy....( My kit still isn't here..boohoo ) she also added some lovely red sweets..she knows i love.... I can't eat chocolate.. it gives me flashing lights..weird i know... thank you so much my dear sweet friend... you are an angel.. Well that's all from me for tonight.. i have to go check on my candy...Have a great day tomorrow... it's Friday....Yayyyyyyyyyy

Ingredients: Stamps Magnolia, Unity, Basic Grey ~ CS Bazzill & From Stash ~ DP Dovecraft From Lovely Carole ~ SU Pink Classic Ink Spot, Punch, Brads ~ Pearl Loops & Hand Crafted Pin From Stash ~ MS Punch ~ Nestabilities & Cuttlebug Heart Dies From Dear Moni ~ Original Copics.....

26 comments:

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Wow Tina, I can't believe that you made this card for me...it's absolutely beautiful, thank you sooooo much my friend. My box was full of the most amazing stash, I can't get over the pins that you have made...man, you are mega talented.
Thanks for everything my friend....you are unbelievably kind and thoughtful.
Big Hugs
Carole xxx

6 wacky women said...

Oh my, Tina...what a gorgeous card. Your coloring is awesome and I love the grey/pink combo.
Stunning!

Karen x

iReneM said...

Gorgeous as usual:-)
I think the tulle 'flower' has worked well and I just adore your pearl loops.
x

DebsCraft said...

Just LOVE your creativity! Beautiful work :) ... It's all yummy scrummy, Lol's ...

Hugs Debs x

Scrap Cris said...

CUUUUUUUUUUTE things...
hope things are better now.
take care,
hugs, Cris

Ila said...

Wowzers!! this card is So Beautiful Tina!! I love the way you colored Tilda...the papers are lovely and your accents are Gorgeous!!...the care you recieved is Beautiful too!!....Big Hugs to you and the fur kids...Ila

Rach said...

Beautiful Tina, love the paper again and the tulle and the pin and well i love it all hun.xx

Cheryl Walker said...

Awwwww, this turned out sooooo darling!!! I love all the details on this card!!!! You did an AWESOME job!!! And how sweet to receive your goodies in the mail and be able to use them on your card. That is sooo fun I love that :)
Have a wonderful day hun!!!!
Hugs,
Cheryl

Teri said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Tina : )

I have left you a little pressie on my blog .... check it out when you can.

Teri xx

josefa laura said...

Wow, your work is always spectacular,thank´s for your visit.yes i have some rubberstamps of my imagens.love jlaura

Sue said...

Oh wow Tina
two stunning cards they are beautiful, lucky friend receiving that in the post, sue.x

josefa laura said...

Hi,have a wonderful weekend too.Your entering your blog it is so so beautiful the flowers and every thing are fantastic hugs jlaura(i love you visiting may blog it makes me happy)

Steph said...

Your friend Carole is very lucky to recieve such a beautiful card - I love the card you recieved too, both so pretty :) Hugs, Steph xxx

Aud said...

WOW, Tina! Your cards are totally stunning! You are so creative, and you know how to use a sewing machine!!!

So many beautiful cards and project you have made lately, I'm lost for words!

Hope you'll have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs,
Aud

Lillemor said...

How nice to see your lovely cards! I like your romantic style, I will certanly come bach for more inspiration!
Hugs Lillemor

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Oh so pretty Tina and Carole must have been so happy to receive this stunning creation, Beautiful colouring and such gorgeous details as always, Hope yo have a great weekend, Big Hugs, Nikki x

Scrapmumur said...

This is absolutely STUNNING, Tina!
I love your composition.
Fantastic colours and details.
Marvellous Look!
Hugs Mumur

Zoe said...

Hello Tina, I bet Carole loved the card you made her.
love
Zoe
xxxxx

Frances said...

Aww, this is beautiful Tina - love how Tilda's just peeking from beneath that gorgeous tulle. The pearls and pins are gorgeous. Bet Carole was thrilled with it. Love the card you received too - hope you get your stamp kit soon. have a great weekend. hugs, Fran xx

Marte said...

My friend! Your card is super cute, and I love the combination of colors! :)

Thank you so much for your heart warming words, and you are to kind to use time to get all this information about the chest for me! Thank you so much! :)

Good night sweetheart!

Bev said...

Oh my goodness! Tina this is sensational!! Love the colours and details - absolutely gorgeous!

jennyv said...

Beautiful work. It's better late than never.I just love the color paper you use.Hope your enjoying the rest of your weekend.

Jenny

Nixe07 said...

OMG another stunning creation Sweetie! I love the colour combo and the great papers you´ve used. Tilda is such a cutie and coloured perfectly as always my friend.
Please pop over here, there are two awards waiting for you hun.
Have a great week and take care!
Big Big Hugs and Love
Moni

Kirsten said...

Oh, this is gorgeous, Tina! Beautiful colouring, and lots of lovely details! I love it!!
I hope you've had a great weekend!
Hugs, Kirsten

Heidi said...

Beautiful card Tina!

Nancy said...

wow, your card is soo wonderful!!!

/nancy from lelo :o)