Monday, 5 December 2011

Snowflake Tilda

After 'Snowball' Tilda, and the disaster with the green snow, I thought I would have another go with this gorgeous image 'Tilda with Fir'. I think the snow is an improvement on my last attempt!

The delish paper is My Mind's Eye 'Lost and Found Christmas' and was part of the Candy that I won in the Ladybug Crafts Ink Blog Hop. Sue also included this gorgeous gold ribbon and also some Tim Holtz Distress Ink 'Chipped Sapphire'. Thanks Sue! - it really was yummy candy.

You might be able to see better on this photo. I've distressed the edges and gone all round with gold stickle. So it's all sparkly in real life. Also there is Star Dust stickle on the tree to look like frosted snow, but doesn't show up!! The wooden snowflake and tree are from Handy Hippo.  The snowflake has been dusted with 'Wild Honey'. Pearls are from Stash. Sentiment is a Peel Off stuck on some card.

I've cut Tilda out to create a 3D effect. The Distress Ink background is one that I did when I was laid up with bad back. I got some practice in ;-) It's Tim Holtz 'Wild Honey' and 'Chipped Sapphire'. I used Liquid Pearls - Silver to create the snow.

I have been SO busy this weekend! I had to parcel up my camera ready to send for repair. I used a whole roll of bubble wrap!! Just hope that they can actually find my camera in amongst all that plastic !!! Quite a bit of paperwork had to be scanned and sent.

My Christmas Tree fell to pieces last year as I was packing it away. It was a bit big and a pain to put up and decorate. So I've ordered a tiny little one - 2ft !!! Wanted a 3ft one but they all sold out in the ones that I liked. It's fibre optic - so hope it's a nice one!!

So poor Robbie did go in Strictly! He has done well, considering. I can't imagine who will go next week!! Holly and Jason were my favourites this week. Then Harry. I wasn't keen on Chelsee's Jive!!! and everybody shouts me down when I say it !!! LOL Alex has improved so much, thought she would be out weeks ago. But I think maybe she should go next? Oh I don't know - I might change my mind next week! I'm so fickle hee hee.

If you are still with me after waffling .....

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

Crafty Creations - Challenge 146 - 'Photo Inspiration' (ends 7th December 2011)
(inspired by the wood features)
Just Magnolia - 'Anything Goes with Option Sparkle' (ends 8th December 2011)
Totally Papercrafts- Challenge 95 - 'Let it Snow' (ends 9th December 2011)
One Stop - Challenge 160 - 'Let it Snow' (ends 9th December 2011)
Sweet Stampin - 'Snowmen, Snowflakes or Just Snow' (ends 9th December 2011)
By the Cute & Girly  - 'Let it Snow' (ends 14th December 2011)

Hope you all had a great weekend!!
Love n Hugs!
Sue xx


Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous Sue,lovely image coloured

SusanLotus said...

Your card is so beautiful!
I hope to see a photot of your lovely Christmas tree later. :)
And I am sure your camera will arrive safely to the repair now with all that bubble plastic around it! LOL
Have a nice evening!

Lisa T said...

Your card is beautiful! I love the your dp and accents. Thanks for joining us this week at Totally Papercrafts!

Susan Flynn said...

Gorgeous Sue. The image is beautifully coloured and your bow is fantastic!! Loved Strictly Robbie was quite sad on the football program (whatever its called) later, felt quite sorry for him. x

Tracey T said...

What a gorgeous card, Sue. It's got a lovely vintage quality to it that I really like. Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

Kreatives von Andrea said...

Wunder,wunderschön liebe Sue, was für ein tolles Motiv und du hast es so perfekt coloriert, eine wirklich ganz bezaubernde Karte, die gefällt mir sehr gut.

Einen ganz lieben Gruß von Andrea

Jules said...

Hi Sue

This is so lovely.

Great backing papers and a very delicate touch of gold sparkle. You must have a very steady hand!!

Your image is coloured beautifully with a great background .. .. and your embellishments are gorgeous!

Your makes always look so special.

Love Jules xx

jo said...

Gorgeous, Sue, your colouring is sooo good! Love the ribbon, too, and the snowflake. Think it was time for Robbie to go and maybe Alex next week? Hmmmmm, not sure!
Jo x

DesignerDiva said...

Love love love your gorgeous Tilda card Sue, lucky you winning such a lush paper pack and ribbon, congrats on your win last week too, saw the tiger card and recognised it straight away!
Loved Jason on SCD this week and was gutted he was in the bottom 2, I didn't think Chelsee was bad but there is something about her that puts me off!
Hope we're going to het to see your new tree when it's up!
Hugs Laurie xx

Vicky said...

This is so gorgeous the cute tilda and the snow looks fabulous hun...!

Loved strictly this week....but my fave was Chelsee (sorry!!), then Harry and Holly was brilliant! I cannot wait till saturday but I have to catch up with it Sunday cos' I have my Xmas party that

Take care....and thanks for joining us at tpc too...big hugs Vicky xx

chrissy xx said...

Fabulous! LOve your colours and Adore those embelishments Sue...
Awesome 'snow' lol...But your last ones were sooooo much more fun! he! he!
I thought Jason was Fantastic this week!!!! Could not believe he was in the bottom two????

Lisa Jane said...

Oh this is gorgeous Sue.. i love the little image, the ribbon, the papers and the wooden embellies
I guess i love it all!
Lisa x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, this is a gorgeous card. I love the paper you've used and your colouring is beautiful.

I have a tree that's 7ft and far too big for the room. It's days are numbered, lol, as next year I want a small one!

Cheryl said...

Hi Sue, WOW what a gorgeous card , this image is gorgeous. I love your little silver snow drops, oh I love everything about it!
I hope your chissy tree turns out ok , we have a small one now too, much easier to handle. hope you have a great week.
Hugs Cheryl

Vicky said...

Hi sweetie love your gorgeous card the snow looks fabulous & I absolutely love that lush ribbon.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Sandy's Stamping Scene said...

Mighty impressed with the soft distressed background, and it looks fab together with the liquid pearls. Need to buy some of that stuff myself...silver you said?!

Have fun decorating your new mini tree!

Teresa said...

Hi Sue,
Just caught up with your beautiful card! She looks gorgeous and I love your snow, it looks so pretty behind her and I love the gold and red outfit she has on too, goes beautifully with those papers. Great idea with the sentiment, I think I will dig out my peel-offs now...what a palava it sounds with your camera having to scan all your paperwork too:( at least it's all done now..have a lovely day Sue, Hugs, Teresa xx

Jenni said...

Gorgeous card, some of my fave Christmas paper too! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Crafty Creations this week.
Jenni x

coops said...

so stunning sue.the tilda is so sweet and i love your fabulous colours and design :D

xx coops xx

Cathy said...

Fab card. Thank you for joining in this week's Sweet Stampin' and Totally Papercraftss challenges.
Cathy xx

sara said...

beautiful card love the little wooden embellies thanks so much for joinng us at just magnolia this week
hugs sara x

Anonymous said...

This is a gorgeous card Sue! I love your stickles around the card and the snowflake. Lovely distressing too.
Have a great day.
Hugs xx

Janneke said...

What a amazing card ;o)
Thank you for playing with us at Sweet Stampin'

Janneke XO

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Really beautiful card - you colouring is fabulous.
Thanks for joining our 'snow' challenge at Totally Papercrafts this week.
Caroline xxx

Cheryl said...

oh hun this is simply stunning just love love your cards and you deserve to win,lots of goodies,as your work is always stunning,and you are a wonderful lady too love hugs cherylxxxxxxxx

Alessandra said...

loooooovely, Sue! It's a fantastic card.
hee hee, I don't wanna get my xmas tree out, but if I don't do it I'll never get into xmas mood... :)
Huggies, Alessandra

KraftyKoolKat said...

Simply gorgeous sweetie.


scrapperjulia said...

I love this card with Tilda on it! Very pretty! Thanks for joining us at The One Stop Craft Challenge!

xxxtglxxx said...

Gorgeous Sue - love the wooden ornaments and beautiful gold ribbon.



nnalorac said...

Such a gorgeous card Sue, love the colours. Thanks for joining our challenge this month BTC&G. Carolxx