Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Totally Tropical Tilda

The heatwave put me in the mood for making a Tropical Card. I won Hawaii Tilda stamp a few weeks ago in Bev's draw. Thank you Bev! and thank you Simon Says Stamp. When it came in the post,  it was inked up within a couple of hours. That's a first for me!! Isn't she gorgeous?!!

The paper is from a Kate Knight Totally Tropical Stack which was freebie with magazine. I have used about half a bottle of Gold Stickle!! I've had this bottle for about 13 months and never used it !!! But thought it would look gorgeous with the orange and I wanted the card to really sparkle like the sun!!! :-)) The orange border across middle was done by cutting strips of card with wavy scissors, stickling the edges and gluing them together. 

 Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

I've sprayed the Gardenias with touch of Pearl Glimmer Mist.

The gorgeous charm was a birthday gift from my daughter back in March. It's an unusual colour combo but when I put this card together I thought it would be perfect as it's orange and pink. 

The colouring I can't remember as I coloured the image weeks ago! but used Copics and Promarkers. I've dusted around the image with Bahama Blue Memento Ink.

For the 'Happy *World* Card Making Day' Challenge over at Our Creative Corner, I chose Hawaii, because it's a country that gives inspiration in so many ways:- Colourful, Friendly, Exotic, Flowers, Bright, Cheerful, Sun, Sea, Sand .... you get the picture (sigh). I have never been - but would love to!!

Also decorated the inside with paper from the same stack.

Having trouble photographing with the dull light. Just couldn't get it right today! I also really hope that I can get it right and enter this card correctly this time!!! as I've messed up with two cards on the run and entered too many challenges! The worrying thing is that I did read the rules!!! just my brain didn't absorb them!!! must be tired or the heat! glad it's gone a bit cooler - I can't take it now I'm an old woman!! :-))

Oh I nearly forgot! Remember the 'Iced Buns' from my last post. Suddenly remembered this really weird story in the newspaper back in February!! This might make you smile :-)  Iced Bun

I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges:-

Stampin' For the Weekend Challenge 17 - 'What a Cutie' (ends 6th October 2011)  
Our Creative Corner - 'Happy *World* Card Making Day!' Country: Hawaii!!! (ends 7th October 2011)
Paper Sundaes Challenge 89 - 'Lots of Layers' (ends 8th October 2011)  
The Paperlane Challenge - 'Glitz & Sparkle' (ends 28th October 2011) 

Take care!
Hope you all have a good week!
Love n Hugs
Sue xxx


Fabiana Strehlow said...

Oh, ula, ula!
Muito legal e bonito!


Kreatives von Andrea said...

Wow, Wow und nochmals wow, was für ein wundervolles Kärtchen und die vielen Details einfach traumhaftschön.

Danke auch für deine lieben Worte.

Ganz liebe Grüße von Andrea

Anonymous said...

Oh i love this card, it's so summery. Love your glitter too. Gorgeous!
The bun must have been frozen and no way it's a ford mondeo in the picture.
Weird stories going on, lol
Hugs xx

Vicky said...

Such a gorgeous card! Love the stickles and the pearl glimmer mist on the flowers is lovely.

Cheryl said...

oh hun this is really gorgeous oh just love love the colors on this and the detail is,briliant hugs cherylxx

Alessandra said...

Divine, Sue!! Love the bright colours of the papers u used and also the sweet hawaii tilda!
xoxo, Alessandra

Crea Astrid said...

What a beautiful card you made. Nice details.

Hugs AStrid.

coops said...

stunning card sue.i love your gorgeous colours and the image and details are fab :D

xx coops xx

Lisa Jane said...

feeling hot hot hot! lol.. looks fabulous .. i love all the elements and the totally tropical papers really suit that image
Lisa x

craftybirdlisa said...

Wow, what a sunny fun card. Love tilda in her grass skirt and the papers are fab. x

Susan Flynn said...

What a lovely card Sue makes you feel all sunny and warm - not like our weather at the mo! Love all the stickles and how you have shaped the paper at the back xx

Teresa said...

Hi Sue, what a fab tropical card, I love that Tilda, she has so much character and you have coloured her so perfectly. What a great idea with the glimmer mist on the flowers and what a gorgeous charm - yes, it goes really beautifully. I have entered challenges wrongly before I wish I knew how to delete my entry after I post it! I read that story...that person must have bought the bun from the same place as you Sue! Have a lovely evening, Hugs, Teresa xx

chrissy xx said...

Fabulous! LOve your colours Sue. Your embelishments are Gorgeous.
Your card is soooo pretty inside too!
p.s. LOve your 'slide'
p.p.s. Wonder if the 'Iced Bun' came from the same place as yours he! he!

Mummylade said...

This sure is a cutie! Thank you so much for entering this in the SFTW challenge this time and good luck.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic Sue! Love it! xx

Tui Nathan said...

Oh my b... this is super cute and ever so adorable ... i love this little Hula Girl Tilda ... love the colours - so exotic, bright and happy.
Thank you for joining us at Our Creative Corner!!!

Klare said...

Hi Sue, thank you for joining us at paperlane challenge this month, with your delightfull hula gal card. nice use of colours.

Lori Rider said...

great Hawaiian card - love Tilda doing the hula! Makes me wish I were there right now! Thanks so much for playing along with the OCC this week!

Anonymous said...

Very sweet, love the colors, Thanks so much for joining our 'layers' challenge at Paper Sundaes this week
Hugs Julie P

cotnob said...

Lucky you winning such a gorgeous stamp, I'm not surprised you inked it up straight away. Your card is lovely and your colouring perfect. Makes me wish summer was back as I sit here typing with freezing fingers this morning.
Have a great weekend.

Leanne said...

Your card is beautiful. Such a cutie image! I've finally posted the award you passed on to me.

Kerry said...

Thanks for joining in with us! Love all the sparkle - especially the gardenias. They are so pretty! Kerry :-)

Amanda R said...

Always so nice when someone decorates the inside of the card too and I love all the gold stickles, good choice! Thanks for playing along this week at Paper Sundaes!

SusanLotus said...

Very pretty Sue! Beautiful embellishments!
Hope you´ll have a wonderful week as well! Hugs!

Delphine said...

Totally gorgeous, Sue! The colours are fantastic and I love your Tilda, it is the first time I have seen her! And your embellishments are gorgeous too! I lvoe your card! Have a lovely evening! Hugs Delphine xx

Shannon White said...

Goodness Sue, this is So Adorable and So Pretty! Love your Darling image and wonderful coloring! And your embellies are so Lovely! Gorgeous hanging charm and love the Pretty flowers and dp's too! just Fabulous Lady!

Shannon 8-)

DesignerDiva said...

What a fabulous card Sue and perfect for the heatwave! It was really good for business but am I glad its cooled down!!
This image is coloured perfect and the gold behind the image is super - how did you do that? and you've used my favourite from WOC the carnations, they're not my favourite flowers in real life but I think these are fab. Gorgeous paper, gorgeous everyting really .....LOL Love it Sue Really really love it!

Hugs Laurie x

xxxtglxxx said...

Super card, love your dangly! Those papers are perfect for this image and it really has a tropical feel :)

I really like the gold edging too.