Sunday, January 9, 2011

A New Year a New Colour Challenge

Happy New Year!
Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and I wish you all the very best of things in 2011 :o)

We have a new Challenge at Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog this week. Orange and Green. Please take a trip to the blog to see all of the cards the great girls on the Design Team have made. They are all so pretty :o)
Here is our picture for inspiration:
My card is for my Daughter-in-Law, whose Birthday is January 6th!! Obviously she is getting a 'late' card this year as per usual. I feel terrible that I do this to her every year and wish I would stop it.
I just never seem to get my January Birthday cards done in December as I should. I have 5 Birthdays in January and the first two are always late!!
I have used 'Tilda in a hurry' #3000 from Diana's Bon Voyage Collection. ( You can order your stamps etc. by clicking Diana's store in the top right corner of my blog )
My papers are from 'My Minds Eye' - Alphabet Soup Collection.
Here is Rhonda's card I hope you like it:
A little closer of Tilda in her Eyelet Nestie:
As you can see I have used orange rhinestones for the buttons on her blouse and tiny pearls for the necklace that is spilling out of her suitcase. I have put Crystal Lacquer on her shoes. I also put the same rhinestones all around the Nestie.
I used gold sticker letters and wrote 'late for your birthday' and tiny little sticker flowers in blue. Tilda has been coloured with Copics and cut out and attached with 3 D stickers to the Nestie.
I wanted to sew on this card as I have seen so many of you do. So I sewed mine by hand with variegated pearl cotton - size 12. Each piece inside and outside has been stiched.
On the inside of the card I made a pocket and used the Doohickey 'Vintage Tag' ( from Diana's store ) to attach my gift to. Both of the orange elements on the inside have been distressed with 'Tim Holtz' Vintage Photo ink.
For the inside right of the card I used the same Nestie Die in the orange this time. I used the same sheer green ribbon as on the tag and put it through the top two openings and tied a bow. I also added more of the blue sticker flowers :o)
I took a close up of the stitching for you to see it better, don't know if you can or not?
I hope you will try your hand at this Challenge. Diana will have a $25.00 Gift Certificate for the winner!!
Copics used:
Flesh - E000, E00, E21
Blush - R20
Hair - YR04, YR18, E13, E19
Hat, Shoes, Suitcase - YG93, YG95, YG67
Clothes in the suitcase - R85, R83, R81, Y11, Y13, Y15, BG11, BG23, BG32
Blouse - YR00, YR02
Skirt and Socks - E41, E42, E44
Latches on Suitcase - C1, C3, C5 plus Atyou Spica, silver
Leather strap on Suitcase - E11, E15

Thanks for visiting - see you next time - Love Candy


cabio's craft corner said...

That is a wonderful idea doing the insert for the tag inside. The cute pearls coming out from Tilda's luggage is so very cute. What a cute image to use for belated birthday card. Very smart idea and I love your interpretation of this color challenge Candy :o)

Patti Jo said...

Oh my your stitching looks terrific Candy! A very adorable card all the way around!!! Great job!!!

Sandy said...

You have the perfect name CANDY! I want you to know that you do not need a sewing machine - OMG! How long did it take you to sew this? I must say Candy, your hand sewing is just as picture perfect as you printing. Now that takes talent. You know this also looks like it could be a good St. Patrick's Day card. Love the pearls falling out of the suitcase - what great ideas to , well let's just say borrow.
Love your card Candy and you my friend!

Jacque said...

Candy...this is just much detail!!! Your coloring of that image is so the inside also...Beautiful job, sweetie...Sending hugs your way...Jacque

Sharon Caudle said...

She's going to absolutely love this beautiful card, Candy! She's perfect for your belated Birthday card, and you're very creative for thinking to use her! LOVE the pearls coming out of her baggage too! Fabulous card my friend!
hugs, Sharon

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful card Candy! Love that image - Tilda is so pretty and colored beautifully my friend! I love how you finished off the inside of your card and that sweet tag (I need to get that die!)

Have a great day, Candy! hugs, Angela

Glenda Mollet said...

Great card, Candy! All that sewing, whoa bet it took a while!

Cami said...

Very pretty card inside and out, Candy! You have a lot of patience to hand stitch your card! Hugs, Cami

Pat said...

Hi chocolate Candy girl!! Another fabby card, hon!! I love, love, LOVE the pearls spilling out of Tilda's suitcase. She's looking a bit frantic...but is oh so fashionable in orange and green!! Your DPs are perfect...and I love your stitching!! Pat Frank

Jodi said...

Very sweet!! I love the pretty colors, coloring and papers you used!! Looks like you have spent lots of time creating this card, she will love it!
Jodi =)

Norma said...

I'm playing catch-up here with my commenting, but you're probably not surprised...LOL.

Candy, you and me both! with the late birthday cards!! My own card is for my sister and her b-day is on Jan.4 and I am ALWAYS late with her card too. But she's a very understanding sister and she is okay with it..phew!!
Oooh, I love your card. Your sentiment is perfect to go with this adorable Tilda image. Gorgeous DP's you have. OMG you actually made those stitches by hand--they look fabulous. Love your embellishments. Candy, I bet your daughter-in-law was over the moon when she got this.


Christine said...

Wonderful card, Candy! It's very beautiful. Love that gold sentiment, it's perfect for your Tilda (she's one of my favourites!).

Thanks for the kind comment on my blog! I see we're practically neighbours!

Karen said...

This is so cute! I love the orange tag inside too! : )

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♥♥RubyM:)♥♥ said...

OH GOODNESS GRACIOUS!!!!!!! Candy how beautiful hun and a delight to our eyes.I love the choice of papers.Simply adorable sweetie,RubyM:)

Eulanda said...

5 birthday?!! holi toledo Candy!! That would be tough!! But your cards are well worth the wait!! This is so super cute and I just love your tag!! I just got mine in the mail this week and can't wait to play with it this weekend. Your image is so cute! Lovely colors!! I hope I have time to play!

Leslie Anne Avila said...

wow, your colors are so bright and vibrant! Love this card and it's just perfect for the orange/green challenge. Makes me wish I should've tried the challenge! Great job.

x laura x said...

Hi Candy, thanks so much for your lovely comment you left on my entry for the colour challenge.
x laura x

Alex said...

Hello Candy, thought I'd return the compliment of visiting my blog and have a look at yours :-) It's lovely and this card is a stunner! Wonderful idea to use rhinestones for her blouse buttons and the pearls are so sweet!
Will have a browse around your blog now, bye for now,

Cathy said...

Oh, Candy, I love your card. Your layout and colors are wonderful but the perfect finishing touches make this so unique. Wish I could play but I don't have any Magnolia stamps :( I will just enjoy your beautiful creations :)

Stella said...

Becca at is Sharing the Comment Wealth and I picked you!

I LOVE this card. The bright colors are so cheery! I don't own any of the Tilda stamps, but your card sure makes me want to. I also love the little tag pocket that you created inside.

Whimsey said...

Becca at is sharing the Comment Wealth & I picked you!!!!!!! :)

What a beautiful creation; I love the colors and that DP is fabulous! Amazing work!!

Hugs, Michele