Saturday, January 16, 2010

It's Snowing! (Challenges that is!)

Happy Saturday,
This is one of those rare cards that I did just because I wanted to and not because of a Design Team commitment.
I love using my Magnolia stamps and there were a few challenges (19!) this week that just led me towards a new card with sweet Tilda as the star.

Everybody Art wanted Snowflakes
Stamp With Fun also wanted Snowflakes
Roses On Paper wanted Winter
Three Clovers also wanted Winter
Fussy and Fancy wanted Winter too
Stampin B's had a Winter Fun theme and I think the "punny" title makes this card a little fun :)
Stamp Something had a color combo of Blue and White
Basic Grey had a photo inspiration of a beautiful shades of blue room
Die Cuts R Us wanted you to use your Holiday Leftovers
Jacksonbelle wanted Bling!
Practical Scrappers wanted Bling too
Belli wanted Bling as well
Humblepie wanted 2 types of Bling and I used rhinestones and pearls.
Papertake had a great sketch
Tuesday Morning Sketches wanted to see Buttons and Bows
Creative Card Crew wanted to see Distressing
Creative Inspirations Callenge also wanted to see Distressing
Flutterby Wednesdays had an open theme as long as it is a Fairy, Butterfly or Angel
Stamping Vacation had a new Pick 3 challenge. I chose : An image with Wings, At least 1 gem or crystal, Any color you might see in the sky

I chose the super sweet "Love Tilda" but instead of traditional Valentines colors I chose a wintery color scheme to go with the themes from the challenges. I'm sorry I couldn't link her but my regular Magnolia sources don't seem to have her but she's from the Spring 2008 collection.
I colored her with Copic's and added a touch of silver Prismacolor to her wings and shoes.
I used scraps from both the Fruitcake and Eskimo Kisses collections by Basic Grey.
The snowflakes are Emagination punches, punched from American Crafts metallic cardstock. The ribbon is from Michaels and I printed out the sentiment in the Garamouche font.
All the panels are inked with Chalk Ink and the Rhinestones are Michaels $1 spot and the Pearls are Queen and Co.

The inside is more dp and a distressed message mat (that sounds funny!)

Here is a close up of Tilda in her Love sweater.

I hope you enjoyed this card as much as I did making it.
Be sure to come back next week for lots of new cards.


jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

gorgeous card Katie, that fabulous bow works so well and i adore your colour scheme. Very into tilda at the mo myself.
Do you have a blogging record with all the challenges covered. janex

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh this is absolutely ADORABLE! Love the snowflake brads!!! So Sweet! Thanks for joining us in the Belli Challenge!

Denise Clark said...

This is just darling! Tilda is ever so sweet! Ilove the sentiment with this! The snowflakes are gorgeous. Your coloring is terrific! And I'm loving that ribbon! Great card!

Thank you so much for playing along with the PICK 3 Challenge!

Tracey said...

I love this Katie! What a fabulously different Valentine card. Awesome! xx

Juanita said...

This is so cute, I love that image, the snowflakes and your sentiment.

Fussy and Fancy Girl Juanita

Peggie said...

What a pretty card. Love all the snowflakes and of course Tilda.

LINDA W. said...

I love your card,your Tilda
is so very sweet.
Linda W.

Anonymous said...

I love the sentiment and cute Tilda--such a pretty card! Thank you for joining us at Fussy and Fancy Friday!

Maria said...

Beautiful card Katie! Love your colouring of sweet Tilda and all your embellishments. Sentiment is the perfect touch. Thanks for participating in this week's Humble Pie Challenge. Hugs, Maria

cheryl said...

this is gorjus love the colurs you have used thanks for joining us at creative inspiraitons this week love cheryl xxxxx

Sharon Caudle said...

Katie, this card is beautiful! I love that you've got a different feel to this Valentine card and the colors are beautiful! I adore the sentiment!!! Very creative! hugs!

Danni said...

Awww, so sweet!! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

Suzanne J Dean said...

She's "snow" cute Katie! Love all the blingy embellies, colored fab, and that bow is just gorgeous!


Candy said...

What a cute card and I love your different take on the Valentine colours. This is a Tilda I don't have ( EEK!!) I love her sweater :o)
Your snowflakes are great and that ribbon is fabulous!
Hugs, Candy

Nancy said...

Cute card Katie! Tilda is adorable and I love the ribbon.

Ann said...

Love your coloring. Super cute card.

Anonymous said...

I love this card! You did a beautiful job Katie,

The Crafty Den said...

What a pretty card. The image is adorable and the papers are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at stamp with fun this week. Hugs, Denise x

Jess said...

Great card! Love how you added the gems to the ribbon!

Kimberly S said...

A very sweet image, and some beautiful coloring! Thanks so much for joining us for Flutter By Wednesday! :)

Theresa said...

Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Sassytjw - DT

Angela said...

She is just precious! Love all the snowflakes too! Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

Amber said...

Katie you are an amazingly talented cardmaker! LOVE your creation this week and the bow is perfect!!!
Amber *DCRU DT*

Melissa Craig said...

This is a very pretty card!

Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Jacque said...

Katie, she is absolutely darling...I can't believe all of those goodness!!! That image is so darling and you have made her even more so with your beautiful coloring and all of those stunning details... Hope you are having a delightful weekend...Big hugs..Jacque

Monique said...

Soooooo cute !!

Hugs Monique

Ila said...

This is So Gorgeous!! this Tilda and the coloring, papers and details are Beautiful!!...Hugs, Ila

kris said...

Beautiful card!!! i love all the snowflakes and the beautiful ribbon!! Thanks for joining us at Flutter by! hugs!

Juls said...

love the sentiment!! such a gorgeous gorgeous card!! Hugs Juls

Tracy said...

Beautiful inside and out,gorgeous!!!
Thanks for joining us over at Creative Inspirations this week and good luck!!

Deb said...

So very creative to get all those challenges put together into one GORGEOUS card! Love it!

Nancy said...

Beautiful job on this card!! Thanks for playing the Flutter By Wednesday challenge with us this week!!

Ms. Jen said...

Great card. That ribbon is absolutely gorgeous!

cabio's craft corner said...

aw...Katie, this Tilda card is so cute and the ribbon is cool & awesome! Thanks for sharing :o)

Christine Riley said...

Very pretty card! I love the untraditional valentine's colors. So gorgeous.
Hugs, Christine :)

Leah l'Orange said...

this is SO pretty, Katie! love the image and your colours! thanks for playing in the Humble Pie kitchen! :)

Windy Robinson Life Handmade said...

Darling! Thanks for playing with us at Jacksonbelle:)

Lisa said...

Love the Bling, Bling Katie!!! Thanks for joining us at HP

Anonymous said...

Cute card--I love that sentiment and all the snowflakes! Thank you for sharing it with us at EAC!

Fern said...

WOW 19 challenges!! And it's adorable!! I love the Tilda image and the bow is gorgeous!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us in the Belli Challenge! We have another one this Wednesday. Hope to see you there!! :o)

Jackie Randolph said...

Adorable image of Tilda and your card colors are so beautiful! Love the pics of your kids on your blog banner.

Thanks for joining us at Fussy & Fancy.

Stampin Mindy said...

This is so cute, I love your papers. Great job fitting all those challenges.

Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy.

Karen Wilson said...

Hi Katie!! Holy Smokes!! WTG on all those challenges in ONE card!!! Wowzers! Gorgeous card!!

Thanks for joining us at FBW!

Liz Williams said...

Wow, your little Tilda has made the round to all these wonderful challenges. Thanks for including the Belli Challenge in the lot!!!She is adorable.

Patricia Garcia said...

Katie I love your card, the colors are super and I love the pretty ribbon!!


Unknown said...

This card looks really cozy. The ribbon on the bottom is beautiful!

Sue from Oregon said...

Wonderful winter scene! Thanks for joining 3 Clovers challenge!

Krista said...

Love the ribbon!! Thanks for sharing your whimsical card with us at Fussy and Fancy.