Friday, 27 April 2012

Tilda Hula-hoop Birthday Rocker.

Good crafternoon crafters,

Who does that sound like? Anyway, hello to you all and a special hello to my new followers. Welcome to my blog, hope you enjoy visiting and thankyou.

Today's card is a tilda rocker. I felt like doing a bit of colouring, (one day I may grow up) so I stamped Tilda out several times and used different colourways to colour her in. I never know what colour card I'm going to make until the urge takes me, so to speak. The one I chose in the end is pink and lilac.

The rocker and all the layers are made with spellbinders grand large scallop, I offset each layer this time to make it a bit different. I stamped with memento ink and used promarkers to colour the image in. I just love these pens, even more since I bought some fine tips. They make it so easy to get light and shade. Some stitching detail was added around the smallest layer and Tilda was mounted with foam to give dimension.  The backing paper is from the tulip and friends range and the sentiment from cardart. The edges of all the other layers were distressed with Tim Holtz milled lavender and I added a bit of glitter, flowers and ribbon from my stash.

I had to do a variation on the design of the this rocker, my daughter said that the one I sent her wouldn't stand up. I told her not to stand it on a shiny surface, but she said it still kept laying down.

So I cut a piece of the same white card I'd used for the main rocker base and attached it inside the card to the front and back. It worked a treat. No more Bambi on ice.

Put a crease in the middle and fold it in on itself and the card lies flat for posting. Now the only thing I have to do is decide what to do with all the other Tilda's. I suppose I could make four more different coloured rocker's. :)

Aren't they cute.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges :-

Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Anything goes.
Passion For Promarkers - Cut it out.

Thanks for visiting, hope you like them. If you'd like to leave a comment I'll know you've been and then I can visit your blog. See you soon.

Jools. xxx


  1. HI Jools...firstly you asked who made the Daisy Embossing folder I had used on my card thats on my blog its a CRAFTS TOO one and the border punch is a Martha Stewart...
    Your card is delightful...such pretty colours and love the shape of your card and how you have outlines Tilda in glitter, very pretty.


    1. Nice to see you Anne, thanks for the info, will seek those out and glad you like the card, had a great time colouring. Jool. xx

  2. Lovely card Jools, super cute Tilda image and I love the colours and the flowers. Enjoy your weekend.

    Pat xx

  3. Great card and what a neat solution to that falling-over problem, I'll have to give that a try. Thanks for joining us at Glitter Geeks this week!

  4. Gorgeous card! Love your colour combo, and love the extra Tilda's as well! Thanks for joining us at Glitter Geeks this week, Paula :))

  5. oh what a pretty card , i love that cute image and the fab design
    Thanks for joining us at LCI this week for our Happy Birthday challenge
    Lisa x

  6. super pretty card jools.gorgeous sweet tilda and i love your colours and sparkle.
    thanks for joining in my theme this week at PFP :D

    xx coops xx

  7. Great card! thanks for joining us at Glitter Geeks this week, Nelly X

  8. Ooo this is fun .! .. Very pretty with delicate colours ... like wot I use lol lol lol ! So pleased to hear about the JS thingy ... well done you! Have a good Sunday xxxxx
    Eileen xx

  9. Hi Jools, what a gorgeous shaped card. I love the cute image and your colouring is perfect. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

  10. I don't think we ever grow out of colouring :D - beautiful card, really love the soft colours. Thanks for joining the Glitter Geeks challenge this week x

  11. Oh this is fabulous Jools, absolutely love it.

    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.



  12. Thank you everyone for all the lovely comments, and thanks for taking the time and trouble to visit my blog. Jools. xx

  13. Hi Jools what a gorgeous card! I love the stitching detail:) and the glitter around the edges. Sarah xx

  14. What a great card Jools! I love the circular cards and I love all the sparkle! Thanks for sharing with us at LCI this week, hope to see you again soon. Pami x