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Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Surprise...A Little Tilda!

Well everyone knows how much I loves my Sugars and these stamps are used on 99% of my cards, but every now and again I think it's good to try something different.
I needed to make a card for my very sweet friend Gayle's special BIG birthday, and I was pretty sure she would be expecting a card made with my mostest favouritest stamp ever...Pippi Longsocks so I searched through blogland to see if any other rubber could possibly tempt me. 
And here is my first - and possibly last - Tilda.


The image is Summer Flower Tilda.
I've never coloured a Tilda before so it did take quite some time! She's coloured with a mix of DI re-inkers and  DI markers. I have been eyeing up the markers for a while, but just hadn't enough money to buy myself a set,  and I'm certainly nowhere near famous enough for Mr Holtz to donate any my way - though should anyone know Mr Holtz personally would you please ask him if the limited edition colours will be made available in the markers too :)
Since no-one was going to 'loan' me a set, and I had no luck winning any then I had to call on my knight in shining armour, who very kindly bought me them...thank you lovely husband of mine ♥♥♥
The divine papers are Inkido-Forever Collection (don't sell them all Astrid and Kees...I need MORE)
As always, the embellishments are meagre...I just can't add them so they look nice and not a pile of junk!

I did actually buy another Tilda, so there might possibly be a second stamp used in the future!

A-HA! I never enter any challenges as I always seem to be too late but I think I've found a couple I'm eligible to enter!
Simon Says Challenge asks for Clean and Simple...I'm always very simple :)
Die-ing For A Challenge asks for Dies...I've use the MFT butterfly and the Magnolia Heart Flourish.
Tilda Town is Anything Goes.
Bunny Zoe's Monthly Challenge is also Anything Goes, and I did buy them from Nikki.
Sweet Stampin' is Faeries and Angels.
Whoopee!! I've only ever entered one challenge before, when I first started my blog, and I got my legs slapped for not linking it correctly (as I didn't know how to!) Let's hope I've done these right!
Love

77 comments:

  1. Oh lovely sweet creation! So sweet and romantic:)
    And beautiful papers and cute image,this baby Tilda:)
    Hugs,
    Sonia

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  2. I had to laugh when i read that this was your first and last Tilda, NEVER! then lo and behold at the end of your post, ha ha ha, you had bought another, certainly the first two in a long line to come.
    You did a fabulous job of your coloring and i do like that you used minimal embellishments that didnt detract from your fabulous image
    smiles
    Paola

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  3. Hi Elaine
    A gorgeous and beautiful card love the image and fabulous colour's ,your friend will love this
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

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  4. Elaine this card is stunning. the colours are beautiful along with your very wondering colouring in and I love those papers. Gorgeous. Lee x

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  5. This is so very beautiful Elaine!!

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  6. Oooh, Elaine, she's gorgeous! Your coloring always amazes me and your embellies are always just perfect too. I'm sure Gayle loved it ;)

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  7. She's beautiful... love her sparkly wings. I too am pining for distress markers... but then they'd just sit, because I have no time to craft (nor e-mail, as you might've noticed!). Hope all is well with you and yours! We are knee deep in puppy training and getting very little sleep. P.

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  8. Had to look twice to make sure I was at the right blog! Beautiful card and I love those papers. Your embellishments are just right, not too much, not too little and I love the little sentiment tag, nice touch. And I just read your email and now have to go eat my lunch with thoughts of what you said you were gonna eat, yuck!

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  9. Whoooop whooop see that flying pig..pmsl..sorry Elaine I to come & see this one..am sure you cant say THIS Tilda is NOT a lovely fairy..lol stunning colouring as per usual..love the colours & clean design..me thinks you need more??

    smiles sweetie Christine x

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  10. Coloured to perfection as always!! Breathtaking, love it

    ali x

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  11. Oh my word!!!! Elaine. This is utterly stunning, please don't let this be your last Tilda, your colouring is perfect my dear as is your card. Gayle will love it. I certainly do.
    Hugs
    Suzi x

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  12. Hi Elaine...what a fabulous image and so beautifully coloured. So pretty.
    Debbie x

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  13. hihihi, you brought me a big smile on my face reading this blogpost Elaine:)
    Your card is absolutely amazing, Gayle must be verry prood for getting such a lovely card !
    Your colouring is as usual fenomenal !!

    hugs Astrid xx

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  14. Hi Elaine

    I love it - I may not be a Magnolia fan but you have made her look fab.

    Oooh what a nice husband you have - any chance of loaning him - I have a few nice things on my "want to buy" list?

    Take care

    Toodles

    Hazel xx

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  15. wow gorgeous card Elaine, love the papers and once again your colouring is amazing!!

    You could also enter Sweet Stampin this week.

    Fi
    x

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  16. I am so in love with your card and soooo jealous on Mrs G. for getting it ♥♥♥♥♥♥ It's gorgeous beyond words!!

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  17. hiya sweetie
    i think she will love this card sweetie
    it's absolutly gorgeous hunni, love all the details on it, so pretty hun
    hugs angelique

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  18. oh wow this is brilliant and love the colour she will love it. Happy Birthday Gayle

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  19. Hi Elaine, gorgeous card I love the way you colored Tilda!!
    hugs Yvonne

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  20. Wow Elaine this is stunning! Love these gorgeous papers and your colouring is fab!

    Lisa x

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  21. Superb card Elaine,love your colouring, there will be no leg smacking this time round lol, you've done everything right and I'm so glad you joined us at Tilda's Town first challenge with this little beauty!
    Hugs Teresa xx

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  22. I'm not a Tilda fan eighter Elaine lol,but your card is trully beautiful,your coloring is fabolous!
    You can also entering Cute Card Thursday,theme a sparkle of glitter!
    XXX Heidy

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  23. oh lol... she is a cutie and i think she is coloured beautifully.
    I prefer less embellies ... so this is just right for me
    Lisa x[

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  24. Beautiful Elaine..and I bet Gayle loved it sweetie..:o)

    big hugs Vicky xx

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  25. absolutly gorgeous ! fab coloring
    thanks for playing with us at tilda's town this week
    hugs
    céline

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  26. It's beautiful Elaine!!! Love that stamp!!!

    gr. arjette.

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  27. Absolutely gorgeous card Elaine !!!
    Thanks for joining in our first challenge at Tilda's Town.
    Hugs, Tina

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  28. Your coloring is absolutely INCREDIBLE! She just jumps off the page...such a gorgeous creation! Thank you so much for joining us for the very FIRST Tilda's Town Challenge! Good luck and I hope to see you back next week!
    Rene :D

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  29. Thought for a moment I was on the wrong blog! Your DI treatment of the image is quite something & I love the way you did her hair but it's her boots that really take my breath away. Your positioning of the paper with the rose where it is is a super piece of designing.
    Have a good rest of the week.
    Paula (PEP)

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  30. Oh, sweetie! She looks fantastic!
    Gorgeous shading, her hair looks perfect! Love it!
    The dies looks beautiful, adore the little star, and the pearls are a great tough. Pretty papers and the craft is gorgeous. :)

    Simply a stunning card, Elaine!
    Lots of hugs, Anne.

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  31. Oh my, Elaine, this is gorgeous. The way you colord Tilda's dress is absolut devine.
    Gorgeous creation.
    Hugs, Yvon

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  32. You are funny...this is gorgeous..fantastic colouring, beautiful papers, and embellished perfectly..beautiful card Elaine...

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  33. LOL, gorgeous card and a beautifully coloured Tilda. What a fab hubby you have buying you such a great pressie;o). Let me know what you think of the markers. I like the effect of DI but have never been very good at colouring with them - are the markers easier? Hope this isn't the last Tilda we see here and glad to see you finally got some 'you' time x

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  34. Such a pretty card Elaine. Love the image and your butterly and flowers - perfect for our challenge at Sweet Stampin this week. Thanks for joining us!

    Wedgie xxx

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  35. Woah! A lot of firsts in this post, eh?
    You've still managed to blow me away with your colouring missus!! Total perfection!! I'm not a one for Tildas but this lady is cute!!

    Thank you for sharing with us - and I'm sure Gayle LOVED it! xo

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  36. Girl !!!! I am totally shocked !!!!! But a good shock lol
    I so love this image dear and you have colored her so beautiful !!!! Love your markers you used. Now HMMMMMMM I know someone is having a birthday soon !!!!
    Again this is just gorgeous dear. Hope you are well dear

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  37. WOW!! This is stunning..love your Tilda ..love those papers and your colouring is amazing ...I need lessons LOL!!
    hugs
    laney

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  38. Your colouring is just gorgeous, Elaine! The shading on Tilda's dress is amazing. Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

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  39. Wow Elaine!! Your card is gorgeous!! This Tilda is so sweet , you made a great choice for your first one :) You have done a really beautiful job with colouring her. Love it!!!!
    Fiona L x

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  40. This is absolutely gorgeous Elaine! Love this sweet Tilda and your colouring is stunning. Fab papers and details too. Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin' hun :o) Hugs, Lisa x

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  41. I was just about to log off and try and catch so zzzzzzz's and then I saw her :)
    Hunny I know I am repeating myself here but your card is stunning, a totally WOW card, such beautiful colouring and just 100% perfect I love it and Gayle will too :)
    love n hugs Mandy xx

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  42. What a great way to end my day by popping on here & seeing this adorable Tilda you've colored so beautifully ... You do such wonderful shading on everything you touch.
    Hugs, Janie

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  43. Wow, what an incredible card. I so love your coloring style. It is stunning!! The embellishments are so sweet too. Just an overall lovely card and I really wish you were my friend and it was my birthday!! Thanks so much for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog.
    xoxo, Christine

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  44. Absolutely gorgeous Elaine. Love the colours and the layout and all the details. Stunning!
    Hugs
    Caz x

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  45. Hi elaine,
    you need more of these lovelies you have coloured her to perfection!!!
    bighugs
    Suzie qx

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  46. she looks stunning the way you have coloured her!, papers just lush, lucky friend on her BIG birthday lol
    Tilly

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  47. oh wow this is so beautiful elaine.fab sweet tilda and omw to your colouring, i nearly broke my jaw when it hit my laptop.that is some seriously amazing colouring :D

    xx coops xx

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  48. you have coloured her to perfection Elaine, stunning card x

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  49. You already know what I think about your card Elaine,glad you can join us at CCT this week!
    XXX Heidy

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  50. Tis me - a little late, but better late than never..... Your card is stunning - as yours always are hon! Those hours of colouring make it perfection! Can I come over and have some lessons on using DI's please?? Also LOVE that layout....
    But, couldn't you have drawn a little smile on her (otherwise lovely) face????
    Big Hugs
    Christine x
    (Tilda outcast...... )

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  51. Such a sweet card. Love the layout too x

    hugs sally x
    sallysbitz.blogspot.co.uk

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  52. Sorry Elaine for my late comments chum, but me is here now :) your Tilda is a BEAUTY loving the colour choices you have done her dress is just Well''''Flipping'''Amazing but then your master colouring technique's have always blown me away chum, thanks for popping by my wee spot with you kind words chum..
    I love it Elaine stunning work and hope to see your other Tilda soon and your friend with treasure this always...
    Hope you are well and enjoying this gorgeous weather at last it's fabulous, and what a great hubby you have but then he has a wonderful lady doesn't he :) take care chum...
    Lots Hugs Sarah x

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  53. Beautiful card Elaine. I'm sure Gayle loved it!

    Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin' this week.

    Susan x

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  54. Hi sweetie this is stunning, so gorgeous, thanks for joining us at Die-ing for a challenge this month, hugs Pops x x x

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  55. OMG Elaine, this is so scrummingly gorgeous. Are you sure you didn't do this for my birthday, or maybe your going to knock another one up tonight, lol.
    Awesome my friend.
    Tracy x

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  56. Hi Elaine
    WOW! WOW! WOW! Elaine this card is O.O.T.W., love the papers & as I've told you many many times your colouring is FAB-U-LUS & as for the sweet Summer Flower Tilda she is just so cute, (she just happened to drop in to my basket at Craftsulove last week), even though I'm supposed to be on a stamp diet lol. What a lovely Hubby you have to buy you the DI markers. I asked my (normally) very generous kind Hubby if he would buy me them, his answer was a VERY loud NO, he told me that I had enough colouring inks/copics/water colour pencils/DIs/inktense pencils to start my own shop & if I couldn't colour my images with what I had already had then possibly I needed to take up another hobby. I am going to show him your blog post later (to try & appeal to his nicer side)lol.
    I hope this is going to be the first of many Tilda cards from you, as your card is lovely, I bet Gayle was over the moon with it & will treasure it for ever.
    hugs
    Sandra (craftynan)

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  57. Wow! This is stunning, I really have to get this gorgeous tilda stamp she is soooo pretty. Gorgeous papers and layout too. I must admit I was a little surprised to see Tilda making an appearance on your blog hehe, really beautiful as always
    Lindsay xx

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  58. Elaine Elaine This is Wonderful!!! Cute, sweet, and beautiful!!!
    Hugz

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  59. well Elsaine, you know how I feel about the moomins, BUT can I just say, you've made this one looks so pretty
    Debz
    xx

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  60. Wow Elaine, I nearly fell off my chair with you using a Magnolia - what an excellent job you have done of it. It looks absolutely gorgeous coloured like you usually do. Yes - never say never !!! video???? !!
    Hugs SarahS

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  61. Wow Elaine, I nearly fell off my chair with you using a Magnolia - what an excellent job you have done of it. It looks absolutely gorgeous coloured like you usually do. Yes - never say never !!! video???? !!
    Hugs SarahS

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  62. Aw! What a sweet husband! Beautiful card!

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  63. Hi hun

    I think you have probably gathered that we don't want this to be your last. I agree, with the quality of your colouring any embellishments would only be a distraction. I look forward to seeing the next one!!!!

    Hugs Ali x

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  64. I bet you surprised Gayle with this image, but youve done it justice for sure, its just stunning. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

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  65. Stunning card!
    Your coloring is beautiful!

    Hugs
    Paola

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  66. gorgeous card and your coloring is really fab
    Many thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week
    Hugs
    Doreen

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  67. Awww, she's such a cutie! Your card is beautiful! The papers you used are awesome. Hugs! xx

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  68. Wow Elaine I thought I was on the wrong blog! a Tilda never thought I'd see the day lol,

    love your colouring of her hun, awesome! I do love this Tilda she's one of my faves,

    have fun! hugs Liz xx

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  69. This is Gorgeous Elaine love your colouring and the papers are beautiful........ I love Pippi Longsocks though.....lol
    Hope you are both having a lovely weekend.
    Huge Hugs Mau xx

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  70. Gorgeous card Elaine, love this cute Tilda!!
    Hugs Hazel xx

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  71. Well you are going to have to color more, because this card won at Sweet Stamping and oh, they did say some lovely things about your card....HA! Go get your prize!

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  72. I love her Elaine, your colouring has really done her justice x

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  73. This is absolutely stunning Elaine! Your colouring is gorgeous! Laura x

    I am having a DT call at my new challenge blog http://songbirdchallenges.blogspot.com if you are interested .. x

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  74. You've done a fantastic job of this Tilda, I don't like them much but I love to see others using them. You've made her look really sweet. Gorgeous card Elaine.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  75. Hi Elaine, your colouring is fabulous and I think you should absolutely do more Tildas. Saying that, I have never had a Tilda stamp before, and one I ordered just arrived in the post this morning so you have spurred me on! Thanks kx

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  76. Wow an amazing colouring!I just can't stand looking at her!

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