Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Bright Red Ladybird Tilda

Hi girls, thankfully today it is cooler and it has rained.... I know to some of you this may seem a bit odd but we have been having temperatures in the mid/high 30s and I have been soooooo hot. I have been finding it very difficult to get the energy to do anything...... even craft!!!!

So, this afternoon I have finally managed to do make a card. It covers four challenges; firstly Just Magnolia Challenge 12 where the theme is charms, secondly Secret Crafter Challenge 39 where the theme is three ribbons.... I have actually used four so I hope it is ok!, Creative Card Crew Challenge 18 also has a theme of ribbons...handy!.. and finally, I have followed the fab sketch from this week's Sketch Saturday.

The gorgoeus Tilda image is from a blog bud and she is coloured with distress inks. The papers are pebbles ink and it is lush double sided paper, and I have used my d'vine swirl folder for the embossing. The flowers are primas, the charm, brad, spacer and cute little ladybird are all from my stash. I have just got a white inkssentials pen for highlighting and I'm working on the less is more philosophy until I get the hang of it.... I'm just dabbing it about at the moment, so you will have to bear with me!!! lol!!

The inside is nice and simple and, as you can see, the MS punch has made an appearance.... you were warned!!!! lol!! The sentiment was computer generated and behind it I have made a little pocket where money or a gift card can be added.

Finally, a close up of the very cute Tilda.

Card/Paper: White and red card, Pebbles inc
Stamps: Magnolia - Tilda with Ladybug
Colouring: Distress inks - black soot, fired brick, tattered rose, weathered wood, worn lipstick. Inkssentials pen for highlights
Embellishments: Primas, PM brad, spacer, charm, ladybird embellie
Tools: Cuttlebug, nesties, d'vine swirl folder, water brush, MS doily lace punch, leone em branch punch

Thanks for looking and I hope you are all having a great week. x


  1. Ohhh Liza,what a beautiful card,l love the image and colours.
    So gorgeous papers.

    Hugs Riet.x

  2. lovely card

    thanks for joining us this week on SCSC :)

    Hugs Jane x

  3. This is beautiful, the red and white is gorgeous together and her little dress is coloured so perfectly.

  4. Ooooh such a gorgeous card, love the image and the colours are divine!
    Hugs Tab xxx

  5. This card is a real beauty Liza, I love the papers and colours and the image is so cute, I think I might have to treat myself to this stamp :) I'm glad its not just the UK that have had the rain, I'm glad it has cooled down for you a bit :) Donna x

  6. Beautiful card Liza - love your red theme and the little ladybug is fab

  7. Hi Liza

    What a truly beautiful card.

    I love it.

    Who would think you could use so much red and produce something so wonderful.

    Great layout and detail.

    Love Jules xx

  8. Wow this is stunning what a lovely use of beautiful papers and just the perfect image, I just adore that lovely bright red you have used
    Hugs Jacqui x

  9. Wow Liza, we've had such a cold summer over in Canada. Maybe I should head to Spain. LOL. This card is amazing. I just love the coloring. Are the Distressing Inks you use Markers or something else? We don't have them here that I've seen.

  10. Lovely card Liza, love the Tilda image, and the colouring is perfect. Louise x

  11. Fab card Liza, love the bright reds


  12. Oh this is so gorgeous, love the colour combo and Tilda is looking fabulous.

  13. Hi Liza,Wow what a fabulous card i adore the Tila, the vibrant red and the papers are brilliant and that MS punch is to die for wish i had one :0)
    Hugzz Val xxx

  14. Hiya Liza

    this is gorgeous, I love this Tilda and adore the red! gorgeous detail


  15. Wow!
    Wonderful card!
    So love your gorgeous colours and your beautiful design and detail!
    So happy that you have joined us at Just Magnolia!
    kim x

  16. Great card. Wonderful coloring. She is really cute

  17. stunning card Liza, I love that striking colour you used and of course stunning colouring as always...thanks for joining in with the Just Magnolia challenge
    Mina xxx

  18. Wow, such a gorgeous card Liza!! Thanks so much for joining us this week x

  19. Stunning card Liza, love the colours :-)

    Have a good weekend.


  20. gorgeous sweetie ,f abulous colours. hugs rachxx

  21. My gosh what a senstional card - i adore the colours and the wonderful layout and such wonderful rbbon you used! Your clouring is fantastic too
    love tasha xx

  22. This is a beautiful card, I love it. It is sooo red. The papers work really well with Tilda and I love your ladybird!
    Kat x

  23. Oh wow what a stunning card the colour combo is fab and i adore the image and such fantastic detail. Thanks for taking part in the Creative Card Crew Challenge.
    Paula xxxx


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Liza x