Sunday, 27 May 2012

Birthday Card with Tilda Sitting on a Pocket.

Hi guys',

What a beautie of a day, I do hope it lasts. I'm starting my motor home search next week and would love for the weather to hold. It's my retirement present to myself :)
Today's card has been done in between reading a really good book in the garden and crafting.  I've finished the book now, so no more distractions

I've used one of my new Tilda images. I treated myself to a couple or three the other day and I've been colouring for the past couple of evenings, got loads now, ready for cards.  This one is Tilda sitting. Hasn't she grown up quickly, doesn't seem two minutes since she was a baby. I made this card with a couple of challenges in mind, both asked for a pocket, so here it is, with Tilda sitting on it. Isn't she cute, with her cherry wellies? The challenges are listed at the end of the post.

The pocket is made from a piece of purple Papermania card and then embellished with some lace, faux glitter stitching and a button with twine. Tilda is coloured with promarkers and mounted on foam. The button background paper is from Clipartfairy and the spotty background is again, Papermania, from their rich purple collection. The border pattern is the wild flowers around the page punch from Martha Stewart.  

All the flowers are hand made using MCS, they're just not going down!( see here,)and the floral flourishes are spellbinder dies. I used holographic silver and purple for these.

To finish I added cream ribbon from my stash, a Hunkidory sentiment and some card candy.

Hope you like it and thank you for taking the time to visit my blog.  

I am entering this card into the following challenges :-

Fab 'N' Funky Challenge - New Beginning ( new stamp)
I Love Promarkers - Use Diecuts.
ABC Challenge - P for Pocket.
Midweek Magnolia Challenge - Romantic and chic.
Allsorts Challenge Blog - Happy Birthday to someone special.
Oo La La Creations - Make it girly.


Jools.  xxx


  1. Pretty card, love the flowers.....

  2. Hi Jools. Gorgeous flowers to embellish a lovely card. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week.
    Tine :)

  3. Very Nice!!! Thank you for joining this week TOMIC Challenge. Good Luck!!!

  4. Beautiful card Jools. I love the colours, all your embellishments and your colouring of the sweet image. The flowers are gorgeous ! Have a great week, Shirleyx

  5. This is such a gorgeous card. I love the image you've used and the details are fabulous. Thanks for joining us this week at PFP. Hugs Michele x

  6. Wow! This is a lovely and precious card.
    Thanks for joining us at ABC-Challenges, a new challenge goes online 1st June.


  7. Hi Jools love this gorgeous card and your beautiful blog. The colours you have used are lovely and I love those flowers you have made (might have to find myself that flower punch!) Thank you so much for supporting us and playing along at Fab'n'Funky challenges this week we'd love to see you again next week! hugs judith x
    ps I just became your latest follower - look forward to seeing your projects

    1. Hi Judith, thank you for the lovely comments and thank you for becoming my latest follower. Welcome to my blog. I didn't use a punch for the flowers, I had a spell off work and had to rest and cut them ALL out by hand. :( Jools. xx

  8. Gorgeous girlie card I absolutely love the colour scheme it works really well Thank you for entering our Make it girly challenge at Ooh La La creations

    Alli xx

  9. gorgeous card jules.beautiful pretty colours and details and the tilda is so sweet.
    thanks for joining in our birthday challenge this week at PFP :D

    xx coops xx

  10. A great big thank you ladies for all your lovely comments. Starting to get the hang of these challenge blogs now ( it helps having more time on my hands ) Jools. xx

  11. This is so adorable, I love that sweet Tilda. your pretty papers and those fab flowers. Stunning card. Thank you for joining us over at The Abc challenge. Good luck in the draw.
    Suzi x

  12. Hi Jools, beautiful card! And those flowers! Hard to believe you did not use a punch! Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week and see you next week! judit x

  13. Wow, this is a great card Jools. Your new image is so cute and what a great idea to have her sitting on a pocket. Hats off to you for cutting out those flowers by hand!

    Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky Challenges. Our next challenge launches tomorrow - hope you can play along.

    Rachel x

  14. This is so pretty, love the sweet Tilda image and colours and detail on your card. Thank you for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week and good luck xxx

  15. Wow fabulous card so girly and pretty love the colours
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

  16. Gorgeous card Jools, just love the pretty flowers and the cute image, the colours are super too.

    Pat xx

  17. This is such a lovely card and the flowers are fab!!

    Thanks for joining in our 3rd birthday celebrations this week at Allsorts...

    Emma xxx

  18. Awww she's so cute Jools and she looks great sitting on the pocket! The lace is a lovely addition too :) Sarah x

  19. i just made a bunch of cards with the pockets, but never thought of something like this. Too cute. Thanks for sharing