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Thursday 21 March 2013

Little Tilda's Christmas.

This card has been sitting in a drawer for the last fortnight.
I keep taking it out and sighing and then back it goes in the drawer. 

I love this very sweet Little Tilda image.
I adore the delicate Pion 'Silent Night' papers.

I do prefer my cards to be clean and simple...but this is just too darn plain even for me!

As always, the image has been coloured with DI re-inkers and markers.
The sentiment is from a PTI set.
MFT die for the snowflake with a little rose in the middle, a satin ribbon and a sprinkle of pearls.

I have tried every bloomin' embellishment I can think of...lace, buttons, more snowflakes, more flowers, swirls, charms, tags...nothing looks right.

I admit defeat.

Thanks for looking


  1. Elain!!!! leave it alone, it's beautiful as it is hon and doesn't need another thing to enhance it. I love it. Your colouring of Tilda is spectacular.
    Suzi x

  2. I can see what you mean, but I can't make any suggestions! carry on taking it in and out of the drawer until someone can help lol!!!!!!!!

    I hope you are a little warmer today as your hint of a quilt fell on deaf ears hehehehehehehe

    Have a good day
    Tilly x

  3. Blimey "rubbing eyes" think I'm on the wrong cheeky arnt I..haha now to your dare I say it TILDA creation mmmm me thinks your getting a soft spot for our Tilda ..hehe.. awesome colouring as your embellishments you havnt said you tried a maggy or similar flourish..mmmm yes/no? I do love it classy like this know me pile em on..

    smiles Christine the other one..X

  4. Elaine, this is absolutely gorgeous! Your coloring always amazes me. Actually you could just post your colored image w/o a card and I would still be happy stopping by for a look lol! I think your embellies are perfect and I'm so glad you took her out of the drawer to share :)

  5. I'm going to disagree - the rose with the snowflake is a lovely touch & I like the way the layered horizontal panel with the ribbon echoes the layering of her socks. Also I think that the angle in the patterned paper is where she should be: visible & your pearls echo the colour included in that image.
    Paula (PEP)

  6. No... I think its stunning as it is - love how you have coloured the image, beautiful xx

  7. Hi Elaine, you should only be sighing with pride, she is gorgeous as she is. Beautifully coloured as always with lovely elegant expensive looking papers. She is so cute, you must smile when you see her on the screen, I do. Have a good weekend with no snow I hope...Trish

  8. Beautiful card. I love these papers.

  9. This is so beautiful. Colours, papers, image, embellies are all super. Looks perfect to me just as it is xx

  10. I don't think it's plain at all - super gorgeous, especially with your beautiful coloring!

  11. That is because it its perfect as it is

  12. This is the design and gorgeous

  13. what is wrong with it??? I absolutely love it Elaine

  14. I think it's gorgeous and shows off your doesn't need anything else!!


  15. Hi Elaine, she's so sweet!!
    a big hug, Yvonne

  16. Oh Elaine your to hard on yourself,it's gorgeous!!
    It's so tender,love it!!
    XXX Heidy

  17. It is very pretty the way it is but I see what you mean, it needs just a little something. How about restamping the sentiment on a banner and popping it up? Maybe on a contrasting cardstock like white on blue to pick up the angel? You did ask and you know how I like to voice my opinion...

  18. Elaine, it's perfect in every way. Your pulled out a beautifully colored Tilda & some pretty paper & you can easily relax. It's BEAUTIFULL, it's DONE & I LOVE it !!!Still didn't hear what all you bought on your shopping craft day ... Fess up girl, I wanna see pictures !!!

  19. Lovely sweet card and its perfect.

  20. No way Jose!!
    sorry I mean Elaine lol x
    perfect just the way it is and lurrve the sentiment very smart x
    hope you are well my friend must chat v soon x
    Suzie qx

  21. Well I've ummmed and ahhhed, and ummed and ahhed... and come to the conclusion.... that it's FAB! What's the matter with you woman? Too self critical or what???

    But like Christine above, methinks that Tilda has wormed her way into your affections... LOL

    Big hugs
    Christine x

  22. Just wonderful work my dear friend, beautiful image and sweet details^_^
    Have a gorgeous day,

  23. simply gorgeous elaine.fab pretty tilda and design and i love your colours :D

    xx coops xx

  24. Elaine, I like paper, colors and your coloring is so beautiful. Adorable card!
    Have a wonderful day,

  25. Hi Elaine, just popped over to check out your lovelies!, the card is gorgeous the paper goes perfect with the image!.All your cards following this one are all the same "GORGEOUS" as usual!

  26. Another beautiful creation Elaine. Love the image and gorgeous papers. I think the embellishments are just perfect.
    Caz x

  27. Hi Elaine,
    In and out of the drawer? - It is a lovely card, yes it is clean and simple, but that is the beauty of it, it is gorgeous and as always beautiful colouring.
    Hugs SarahS

  28. Elaine I am so going to tell you off mrs! Your card is beautiful, anyone with your colouring skills needs nothing else to pretty up a card, I love it and I love that little Tilda, keep my addy safe I want it at Christmas lol
    hugs Mandy xx

  29. No way, this is just stunning! Its not plain, its clean, and it really shows off every detail and makes it seem bigger and prettyer. Love the single snowflake, and adorable and beautifully colored Tilda. :)

    Hugs, Anne.

  30. This is just stunning! I love Tilda's as you know and I only wish I could do a CAS card but I always go OTT, this is absolutely beautiful the way it is. xxx


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