Sunday, 4 July 2010

Totally Tilda Challenge - or an excuse to play!

When I saw that the Totally Tilda Challenge Blog was running its first challenge I thought it was a perfect excuse to use Tilda as I don't use her nearly as much as I'd like too. The theme is chocolate and I have to say that despite my initial reservations, I think she looks beautiful in this colour.

The card base has been cut using nesties. I've distressed the edges of just about everything in sight and given them a rub over with distress inks. Tilda has been coloured with Promarkers and then her dress has been painted with pearlescent paints. Stickles have been applied to her crown, the bodice and hem of her dress ( unfortunately, I can't get the shimmer and sparkle to show very well). The shoes have had a coat of Glossy Accents.

The brown co-ordinations card has been embossed and sanded. I made the flowers using my new Sizzix flower die. The flowers have been given the stickles treatment too. The gold bow is from ribbon (it's just gold bows joined together and I've cut one off).

Roses Embossing Folder
Sizzix 3D Flower Die
X-cut Border Punch
Basic Grey Sanding Kit
Spellbinder Nestabilities Labels 8
Xyron Sticker machine

Brown Dot Paper - K&Co
Brown Stripe Paper - Basic Grey
Brown Card - Core-dinations Card
Lace - from stash
Pearlescent Paints
Stickles - Rock Candy
Glossy Accents
Distress Inks - Walnut Stain
Gold Bow Ribbon - from stash
Card Candy - Craftwork Cards

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Totally Tilda - Chocolate
Glitterbabe's Challenge - Make it Sparkly
The Craft Barn - Shaped Cards
One Stitch at a Time Challenge Blog - Lace, Ribbons & Bows
Cowgirls Sunday Challenge - Scallops & Embellishments
Crafty Catz - Distressing
Crafty Cardmakers - Inky Fingers
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays - Shaped Cards
La La Land Crafts - Something New (my new Flower Die)
The ABC Challenge - X - xtra dimension
Dutch Dare - Flowers
Stamp with Fun - Birthdays
Everybody Art - Birthdays
Shelley's Images - Anything goes
Craftalicious - Cute
Stampavie & More - Sparkling
Beary Sweet - Embossing
A Lota Rubber Stamps - Inside Out
Prairie Fairy - Anything Goes
Mark's Finest Papers - Die cut
One Stop Craft Challenge - Distressing
Pile it on - Favourite things (my new flower die and of course Tilda)
Basic Grey - Photo Inspiration (the leaves and spots)
Magical Crafts - Flowers
Crafty Cardmakers - First, Latest & Greatest


  1. That is a stunning, fantastic card - those flowers are completly lush

  2. Claire - This is a wonderful card! I love easel cards and yours is a great example of how to do it right! Your colors are great and the flowers are super! Thanks for playing in Cowgirl Up's Sunday Challenge!

  3. Wow wee! another scrummy card , you are amazing.
    hugs chris xx

  4. Wonderfully pretty card Claire! Thank you for sharing it with us at Cowgirls Sunday Challenge XXX

  5. That's just gorgeous - think I prefer Tilda in those colours - the flowers are so pretty - thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week
    Deb x

  6. Nice subtle sparkle Claire :) Thank you for joining in at Glitterbabes Challenge XXX

  7. Juat amazing so love this and thanks for joining in at crafty catz

  8. What a beautiful easel card. I love the cardstock you used and that is such a great shape. Fab colouring too. Thanks for joining us at Totally Tilda.

  9. wow that is stunning i love it.

  10. absolutely beautiful card, I love the colours, xx

  11. Stunning creation the colours, papers, flowers, lace and Tilda all a perfect combination thank you so much OSCC this week.
    Lorraine x

  12. wow xxx this is a absolutely glorious card, i love it xxx

  13. oh this is just gorjus,so love all the super detail on this,many thanks for joining us over at OSAAT love hugs cheryl xxxxxxxx

  14. A totally yummy, scrummy, gorgeous card. Who would have thought that brown could look this good. I totally envy whoever receives this!

  15. WOW thats stunning thank you for joining in our
    Lace ribbons and bows challenge over at OSAAT dont forget to pop by for new challenge up next Sunday and the winner of this one Stunning project so glad you joined us!
    Good Luck

    Liz xx

  16. Gorgeous easel card and i love the shape. Thanks for joining us at the OSCC this week. luv gina xx

  17. What a wonderful easel card! Thank you for playing with us at the Cowgirl's Sunday Stamp'en Challenge!! Hope you'll play again next week! Hugs, Val

  18. This is beautiful! I love it!

  19. This card is absolutely scrumptious. stunning. I absolutely love your colors. Thanks so much for playing with us at Glitterbabe's Challenge Blog.


  20. What a gorgeous card!! I am in love with this coloring and papers. Thanks for joining us at Cowgirl UP!

  21. OMG!!! I so need that sizzix 3d flower die!!!!!!! wow..this is just simply delicious!!!!

    Thanks for playing with us at Pile It On!
    -- dalis
    PIO Owner

  22. Wow! This is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at La-La Land Crafts this week

  23. WOW - your Easel-card is wonderful!
    An adorable image and lovely colors.
    Thanks for joining us this week at Stampavie and More.
    Anne :)

  24. What a stunning card you made. Wow.. I love the color combo. Great creative card you made.
    Thanks for joining us at Shelly's Images TTT. Hope to see more of your work next week,

  25. Beautiful card once again,
    thanks for playing with us @ The Craft Barn

  26. Gorgeous card, love the design and your colouring is fantastic. So so pretty. Thank you for joining us at Fairy Fun Fridays this week with your lovely creation.
    Suzi x

  27. Stunning easel card, Tilda looks just yummy in chocolate colours, thank you for joining us at Cowgirl's Sunday Stamp'en Challenge, take careX:)

  28. Wow - simply stunning. The colours look fab and the distressing gives it a vintage look.

  29. Oh my giddy aunt Claire - this is just divine! I love Tilda in Chocolate - she is delish! The embossing is a great touch too! Your easel card is out of this world - this is a favourite with me! Love it! Thanks for playing along at Cowgirl's Sunday Stamp'en Challenge! {{{hugs}}}
    Linda CSSC Guest Designer

  30. Wowzer.. your card is awesome, love the easel card and thank you for joining us at OSAAT for the Lace and Bows challenge.. Good luck xx

  31. oh for sure!!! tilda looks GORGEOUS in this color!!! thank you so much for joining us at glitterbabe's challenge!

    hugs :)

  32. wow hun i love this card and the colour scheme that you have used. Thanks for sharing your talent at OSAAT this week..Hugs Donna Lil Diva

  33. wow love chocolate paper on your card and you have coloured Tilda beautifully.Thankyou for joining us at CSSC this week and goodluck
    Lorraine xx

  34. Gorgeous card I love your colour palette gives your card a bit of a vintage feel. Thanks for playing along at Magical Crafts.
    Carol Ann xx

  35. Wow this is beautiful, those flowers look amazing! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz and OSCC this week xx

  36. What a gorgeous card, the chocolate colour scheme is lovely
    Thanks for joining in at Magical Crafts

    Jackie x

  37. Oh my goodness Claire, this is Tilda with all the trimmings! I absolutely love your card, it's totally gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at MCFC, good luck in the draw xxx

  38. OMG how Gorgeous is your card, i love it.....well done you.
    Thanks so much for sharing your FANTASTIC creation with Craftycatz, x carol

  39. Oh wow, this is amazing! Love every little detail!

    Thanks for playing with us at SAM this week. Good luck!

    Hugs, Kiki

  40. Stunning card. Wonderful job with the challenges. Thanks for joining us at Pile It On.

  41. Beautiful card! Chocolate totally works. Thank you for joining us at Glitterbabe's Challenge.


  42. Oh wow, Tilda looks beautiful in chocolate, this is just wonderful :)
    Thanks very much for joining in with our lace/ribbons/bows challenge at OSAAT this week, and good luck :D

  43. Love your monotone easel card! Very adorable! Thanks so much for playing along with us at La La Land Crafts!

  44. Wow, stunning!!! thanks so much for playing along with PIO!!!

  45. Wow - just gorgeous!! Love the browns and the flowers! Thanks for joining us at La-La's Weekly Wednesday Challenge!

  46. this is sooooo Gorgeouss :) thanks for joining us this time at Alota Rubberstamp Challenges. and thank you for joining us at the Craftbarn July Challenge :)
    hugs Ria

  47. She certainly does look fab in brown, a gorgeous card and I love the flowers you've made
    Thanks for joining us at CSSC,
    Claire xx

  48. AWESOME - what more can I say apart from "I need nestabilities!!!!" (do you think my hubby heard that lol x) Anyway good luck in all of the challenges and thanks for joining us here at OSAAT
    Sam x

  49. Wow, what a lovely card! The colors are just great. Thank you for joining us at SSDS this week.

  50. Gorgeous card, want that sissix die, your card is simply stunning x

  51. Absolutely stunning !!!
    Well Done on getting it in sooo many challenges too.
    Thankyou for joining us at OSAAT this week, Good Luck !!
    Choccy xxx

  52. This is a beautiful, beautiful card! I just love the coloring!

    Thanks for joining us this week at Shelly's Images for our TTThursday Challenge.

  53. Gosh this is stunningly beautiful!
    Thanks for joining us at magical crafts

  54. Wow congrats on entering ALL these challs..a's self..this is one awesome Tilda creation great shaped ALL the distressing & not forgetting your adorable Tilda &&& your gorgeous DIY roses..thanks for sharing &
    joining us on our 1st Totally Tilda chall..

    Hugs Christine xx

  55. Fabulous Tent Card! Love the DP and how the paper is on all sodes! Very well done and lovely flowers! Thank you for joining us for "COWGIRL’S SUNDAY STAMP CHALLENGE"! I look forward to seeing more of your SUPER FABULOUS crafty works in the future!
    Rach ~ Queen La Rubba

  56. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at CSSC this week.
    Love sarah W XXX

  57. beautiful Card!!! thanks for joining us at CSSC.

  58. Oh so very pretty! Thanks for playing along with us at DDCC!

  59. I love this! The vintage feel and the flowers are outstanding! Thanks for playing at Cowgirl Up!

  60. Sweet card! Thank you for joining us at Glitterbabe's Challenge.

  61. Fabulous card, my favourite colours. Gorgeous Tilda and wonderful details.
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at Basic Grey.
    hugs Heather xx

  62. Wow this is STUNNING - love everything about it. Thanks for sharing with Cowgirl Up

    Beccy x

  63. Fab easel card, beautiful Creation, so sweet!!! Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Big Hugs Jo xxxx

  64. This is beautiful, I love the colors and what great details! Thanks for joining in our challenge!

    Jamie from The Beary Scrap DT

  65. This is so cool love the card. Thanks so much for joining us at The Beary Scrap Good luck.

  66. Oh this is BEAUTIFUL!!! Thank you so much for playing with us at The Beary Scrap!!

    big Hugs,

  67. That's a really lovely card! Thanks for joining the Dutch Dare Card Challenge!

  68. What a gorgeous card! Love the great image and the flowers! Nice colors and the easel opening looks great. Thanks for playing along with us at DDCC

  69. Wow this is absolutely stunning Claire, love the colours and the flowers are stunning!

    Thanks for sharing this over at Cowgirls Sunday Stampen challenge.

    Sarah x

  70. OMgoodness this is Beautiful,DARLING,SWEET, I love this card youve designed!!!! I Love the colors,flowers,and your layout! Of course I LOVE the flowers tooo :)

    Thank you for joining us for Alota's Inside Out challenge!!!

  71. This is just a stunning creation! Thanks for joining us at the Beary Scrap! Good luck.

  72. Everything is simply perfect! Fab card! Thanks for joining us this week at PIO, OSSAT, and SI! Hope you’ll be back to join us again soon!

  73. Gorgeous easel card and perfect take on our challenge. Your papers and soft colouration of Tilda are so pretty.
    Thank you for joining us at Totally Tilda.
    Nicola -x-

  74. Goodness me, you have managed to enter so many challenges with this card. Well done with them.

    Love your creation, such a lot of detail and the chocolate colour makes it look very vintage.

    Thanks for joining us in our latest challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers :)

  75. What a beautiful card. Love the chocolate colour, it looks so lush. Jaqui x


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