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"Do it Nice or do it Twice !!."
-Clairee xx ;)

Friday, 15 October 2010

Tilda Sitting Pretty

I made this set for a few different challenges. At Magolicalicious Highlights (which I won last month- WOO HOO!! ), they are wanting to see a fall creation while incorporating a brown paper bag!  How fun is that! On MY BLOG  you can see I took pictures of the poor paper bag, before and well as a few more detailed pics for you to look at!

For my card, I colored Tilda up & realized she needs to be sitting on something, so instead of cutting her out, I just drew a tree branch under her & added some leaves that I punched out of the brown paper bag with my MS leaf punch. I then dapped the leaves in orange, yellow, brown & green ink pads before adhering them.

I also used the brown paper bag as the backing beneath the lace ribbons as well as for the homemade flowers on both the card & tote bag in the top right corners. I used my scallop punch to punch out 3 scallops & I squished them up after spritzing them with water. I tried to place them to it looked pretty, then added a button center & stickles.  

The buttons on the card & the bow in Tilda's hair allows me to enter my card in the Sir Stampalot Challenge of Autumn breezes with buttons & a bow!!

I added a little tag which is a Sentimental Sunday Freebie this week & cut out the other Tilda image and placed her on the tag. With this I can enter my card into the Magnolia Down Under Challenge of Tag it!

Card layout is from the sketch over at Creative Inspirations.

Thanks for stopping by and remember to check out my blog for more detailed pics and a link to the Tote Bag Tutorial!


AKA- Wheeza!!


  1. This is just a perfect little set. Love the gorgeous colours, and pretty flowers and ribbons. Thanks for sharing at Sir Stampalot this month.

  2. They really are Stunning. LOve them.
    p.s. Going to look at your Blog now.

  3. Wonderful work! I really love to use the sitting Tilda! She's so cute!

    Thanks for joining us at MDUC this week.

    Hugs Tanja

  4. Very clever drawing the branch in! Gorgeous card.
    Thanks for playing at MDUC this week,

  5. Lovely card hun, Great work with my sketch :) Thanks for joining us this week at Wednesday's Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog! xxx

  6. This absolutely exquisite Wheeza, you have truly outdone yourself. The paper bag flowers are gorgeous and well heck the whole card, bag thing is perfect!

  7. OMG This is a work of art darling that bag is fab , what a great gift and I love how you drew the branch thats a fab touch I'm gonna try that sometime if you don't mind
    Hugs Clairee xx