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Sunday 15 December 2013

Totally Tilda Challenge ~ 87

Good morning my lovelies.

I'm sorry I've not been on here recently...more of that later, but I'm back today with a card for the new challenge at Totally Tilda. This will be the last challenge for this year. The theme we have is a nice and easy one for you, "Anything Goes" with an optional added extra of "recycling" if you so wish.

(sorry for the very wonky photo!)

Winter Tilda has been coloured with the usual DI markers.
The papers are Maja Design Vintage Frost basics and the little sentiment is cut from one of the sheets, as is the Finland postage stamp.
I set a good example and added some recycled bits to my card.
The diagonal strip of lace was on a Christmas gift I received last year, I just had to dampen it and iron it flat again. The Norway stamp at the top was peeled off a parcel of papers from Papirgleder and the blue button I snipped off my PJ's. (It's very considerate of clothing manufacturers to be so nice to us crafters and supply spare buttons with clothes...that is why they're put there, right?)
Plenty of glamour dust on Tildas muff and hat pom-poms, a few pearls and a bow made from 15mm Ivory satin ribbon.

There are 3 very generous sponsors for this challenge, please pop on over to the Totally Tilda blog to read all about it, and to see all the fabulous creations from my DT sisters.

So, as I said at the beginning, my apologies for not being on here lately.
We went away last weekend to see Hal in London, travelling down on the Friday and coming back home on Sunday. Hal took us to his favourite places, Camden Market, Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park, Covent Garden and a stroll along the Southbank. 
We had a fabulous time but my poor feet were throbbing!

This week I started my Christmas shopping...a tad late I know! I think I'll need to give up sleeping to get on top of everything before the big day arrives. I also bought Christmas cards because I haven't got any handmade ones to send! 
I was asked a while ago if I would donate some cards to the Christmas Fayre, to raise money for the Salvation Army and of course I said yes. I did think I would have plenty of time to make some more but I think someone's been stealing the months and wham bam before you know it...Christmas is almost here!

I just have a few more gifts to buy now, presents to wrap and cards to write...I need one of Santas Little Helpers please!

Thanks for looking.
Love 'n' hugs


  1. What a beautiful card with a lovely stamp. Nice paper.

    Hugs, Astrid.

  2. I think your recycling looks fabulous! and glad the button was a spare and not a "necessary" one!

  3. Gorgeous card Elaine. Stunning colouring. Great idea using old stamps. I had two lots from Australia and they went in the recycle bin! Guess who is sorry now!! Hugs, Carol S.xx

  4. If I had a penny for every button or bit of ribbon I've snipped from my PJs...! Lovely card elaine, your colouring always delights, Jo x

  5. I knew that little time stealing Elf of mine had at least one cousin, if not a few brothers & sisters! Hope your minutes become hours in the coming week.
    I'm glad you had a good time with Hal. We've been herding sheep who were eyeing up my terrace plants & rapidly chewing our lawn - think the farmer's managed a solution!
    I love the way your stamps echo the little image in the paper diagonally opposite & how the image panel's edge also gives the semblance of a postage stamp. Your little clusters of 'snow' are delightful & your soft colouring of her works beautifully with the papers & images they bear.
    Paula (PEP)

  6. a stunning card as usual, love the little Finland stamp.
    I thought Hal would have come back with you for the hols......... nice of him to take you around his fave haunts....... if a spare elf passes by, I will send him up to you

  7. Fabulous as always hun....:o)

    biggest of hugs Vicky xx

  8. if you find any helpers, send one my way plesse lol! This is a beautiful card Elaine x

  9. Gorgeous as always Elaine and I love Covent Garden The first time I was there there was a shop filled with christmas ornaments,bought one always regrat I didn't buy more !!!
    XXX Heidy

  10. Adorable card and also gorgeous too.

  11. Hi Elaine, Tilda looks so cute and so delicate, your colouring is soft and gentle just like snowflakes. The wee bit of lace and the stamp looks gorgeous and I love the little dots of perfect pearls. At least your lovely cards will help some poor souls over the festive season, it's horrible to think some people don't have a bed to sleep in. So glad you managed a visit to Hal and see the sights in London, you must be pleased to see him settled down there. Have a good week ...Trish

  12. If I had A Little Helper I would send him right away! Think everyone needs a Little Helper at these busy times!
    You have done a terrific job with this Christmascard! So stylish, I think. Maybe a bit early but I already want to wish you very Merry Christmas, hope you have a snow-white one filled with lots of warmth, love and friendship! Hugs,

  13. Absolutely gorgeous of course! I never tire of looking at your amazing DI work.

  14. Gorgeous card Elaine. Love the papers and layout. Thanks for the lovely comments you've left on my blog lately. I have been so busy in the lead up to Christmas, I am so out of touch with blog land right now! So it's a little late, but thank you x
    Hugs, Wends xxx

  15. Oh wow Elaine!!!!! Another fabulous card!!!! I just love your style! The papers are always sublime and your colouring is AWESOme!!!!!!! Good luck with Christmas shopping. Hugs, Brigitte

  16. Another really wonderful card Elaine. I love the papers and fabulous little details.
    Luckily I had just enough cards which I've written and sent but still have to buy some presents xx

  17. so stunning Elaine.beautiful papers and tilda and I love your pretty colours ;D

    xx coops xx

  18. Awesome card Elaine. Tilda is so cute and your design is stunning.
    Merry Christmas,

  19. so darn gorgeous this Elaine!!!!!

  20. Gorgeous card! This actually has a lot of details on it, and I just love the stamps (go Norway!). ;)

    Yes, all the spare buttons end up in my scrap room. Every now and then, so does the tags, or perhaps the ribbons on the shoulders used for hanging sweaters and such. ;)

    Love the ribbon, all the pearls, the sewing, and your flawless coloring.

    Lots of hugs,


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