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Sunday 3 August 2014

Totally Tilda and The Ribbon Girl Challenges

Good morning my lovelies.

I'm here today with a challenge card. I really don't like to make one card to cover two challenges but I've had very little time this last month to spend in my craft room. This year we have been plagued with illness's in the family and my mojo has been well and truly sapped. 
I've waited so long for my new craft room and now that I've got it I just don't have the time to spend in there, but I know things will turn around again.

So, today's card is for the Totally Tilda No 101 challenge where the theme for the next fortnight is "Mid-Summer Christmas" and The Ribbon Girl card challenge where the theme for the next week is "Anything But A Square". Two fabulous themes!

The circular card base was cut with a Lifestyle die.
The paper is from Pion Design "Swedish Lapland" collection and has been cut with Lil' Inker Stitched Circle.

This is my first attempt at colouring with Sennelier L'Aquarelle watercolour paints. You can blame my friends in the Netherlands for leading me into temptation!! 
I'm not so happy with the flesh colour on this Tilda but it's all part of the learning process, and I've since found a different colour combination that I think looks better.

The sentiment is from Stampin' Up, and all the embellies are from The Ribbon Girl.


For the Totally Tilda challenge we are sponsored by
Bunny Zoe's Crafts

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and one lucky winner will receive

And for the winner of the Ribbon Girl card challenge.

A £10 voucher from our lovely sponsors at Lili Of The Valley
and from Mary and Andrea

Two fabulous challenges that I hope you'll join in with.
(and it's the Ribbon Girls 4th Birthday so there is a gorgeous giveaway on their Facebook page )

I'll be back tomorrow with the winner of my candy for the Totally Tilda 100th challenge.

Thanks for looking.
Love 'n' hugs


  1. OMGoodness Elaine, for a first attempt that's downright fabulous! Nailed it! Love the circular card and the gorgeous colour gradient in the paper, looks fab. Beautiful embellies too. So nice to see some gorgeous makes coming out of that fabby craft room. Thinking of you during these tough days. Hugs, Wends x

  2. gorgeous all those little embellishments, I think I am going to have a wee spend at the ribbon girl.


  3. Hello Elaine
    I hope life is on the up for you now and I hope that Hal is feeling much better.I have been thinking of you all.

    A super card and water colours,???? don't lead me in to temptation!!!
    lovely lace
    Hugs Tilly x

  4. Beautiful card, the colouring looks so pretty with the watercolours. You make me feel quite tempted by this but as I already still have to practice with my Copics, Distress Inks and Inktense pencils I'd prolly leave well alone, lord knows where I'd even put them! Sorry you aren't getting to make the best use of your craft room at the mo (though at least it stays mess free and shiny!), but I'm sure that will change soon. So lovely to see your pretty cards appear again :) xx

  5. I think your watercolors look beautiful, and at a cost of $500 for a card they damn well should right?!! Hahaha

  6. Utterly adorable Elaine, Still love your card hon and of course that amazing colouring. Do you realise you have pearls, lace, ribbon, and a snowflake button on your creation. Wow!! you're stepping out Mrs L. Hugs Suzi x

  7. Hi Elaine,
    She's beautiful. Love your colouring & the gorgeous paper. Such a wonderful card design. Hope you're keeping well.
    Big Hugs,
    Andie xx

  8. Beautiful as always Elaine and love that snowflake!!
    Big XXX Heidy

  9. Hi Elaine, lovely card and painted beautifully with your new paints. The lace and the pearls give it that cosy feeling, the blue satin bow with the snowflake finishes it off perfectly. Thank you for taking time to keep us smiling. I must apologise for not being in touch, hopefully things are beginning to brighten up for you and your family...Trish

  10. Oh Elaine what a stunning card!! i love your colouring and you always make your cards look so pretty!

  11. Gorgeous ard with amazing colouring. Nearly missed this one, as it didn't show in my listing! Blimmin' Blogger. Hope you life will get back to normal soon. Hugs, Carol S.xx

  12. A gorgeous Christmas card - love the shape and how you've coloured this beautiful Tilda.

  13. Elaine! I am so sorry to hear about the illnesses in your family!
    Your coloring is so over the top AMAZING with those watercolors. I really like the skin color you used, it looks so natural!!!!! Gorgeous card as always sweetie!
    I'll email soon!
    Hugs, Dena


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