Saturday, 18 June 2011

Sneaky Tilda - Week 22 and an untraditional Christmas card

Good Crafternoon,

This is the first card I've made with one of the stamps I coloured on holiday. I was experimenting with ProMarkers and decided I wanted a soft effect on this one.

I forgot to note down the colours used but as far as I can remember I used blush, ivory, soft peach and possibly caramel. I edged the topper with gold pen and layered it onto the peach DP with small dimensional squares - attaching it at a 'jaunty angle' so the flowers on the DP weren't obliterated.

Hadn't a clue what I was going to do with her but found this lovely floral/lace DP in my stash and thought it was perfect - not strictly a Christmas pattern but I liked it so much I decided the throw the rule book out and just go for it! I teamed it up with a paper lace with snowflakes - a suitably winter touch, I thought. It does say that the lace is self-adhesive but I've had it in my stash for so long that any stickiness there might have been has long gone. So I used some DS tape which gave me the opportunity to sprinkle some fairy dust - well okay, iridescent glitter - over the lace which gave a lovely effect.

This little LOTV greeting is stamped in Memento Rich Cocoa - I thought black would be too stark and wreck the look I was aiming for.

I found these Prima flowers and buttons in my stash and thought they worked perfectly as an embellishment.

As usual, the back and front got decorated with strips of the two papers - I find it impossible to leave them blank now. So there it is, something a bit different for Christmas. What do you think? Does it work using the softer colours?

Here's a list of the materials used for those interested:

White card for base; Wilkinson C&C cream floral DP; Papermania's Henbury Lane Poinsetta peach print DP; Sneaky Tilda stamp coloured with Promarkers; Lili of the Valley greeting stamp; gold pen; Memento ink pad, Rich Cocoa; Siesta craft lace border; iridescent glitter; Prima flowers from Essential Flights of Fancy & Shabby Chic Solid packs; peach coloured buttons from stash.

I trust you are all well, your weekend is going well too, and the weather is rather better where you are than it is here in Ayr - we've had showers off and on all day :(  I was planning to go into the garden today and do a bit of tidying up - it looks a bit overgrown from neglect - but it's too wet. So I'm off to the garden centre instead to find something colourful for the auricular theatre which is looking a bit sad at the moment. I'll let you see it when I've prettied it up again.

Happy crafting,


  1. Hi Elizabeth what a pretty card and you did a great job with the coloring. Hope you have a better day tomorrow


  2. Another lovely christmas card Elizabeth - very dainty.
    Weather here was lovely this morning but definately turned to worms this afternoon with thunder and heavy rain from all directions. ES has managed to start digging out some deep rooted ivy though so hopefully he and OH will be able to continue tomorrow and then I can go to the garden centre to get some different shrubs to replace the ivy.
    x Tricia

  3. beautiful card elizabeth.i love the sweet tilda and your soft colours and details are gorgeous ;D

    xx coops xx

  4. Very pretty card, I love the subtle background :o)
    Jackie xx

  5. Lovely card , Elizabeth. I like the soft colours ; a bit of vintage. Great colouring with the markers. I also tried them yesterday....Love from Holland , Christa.

  6. card is fab! Love it with the muted colours, I am still trying to get to grips with promarkers but you seem to have it down to an art!

  7. What beautiful soft colouring Elizabeth x thanks for the lovely comments on my blog too x Janet


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