Sunday, September 12, 2010

Hang in there.....

Hi everyone! I'm back again with a new card. This is the last of the cards I colored while recovering from my foot surgery. Actually I got quite a lot accomplished while I was laying around.

Just a quick update on my hubby and I. I am at last out of the brace and wearing my tennis shoes (which are brand new)! I'm doing well in Physical Therapy and for the most part I walk without a limp. We went back to the surgeon this past Thursday to see how DH is coming along and to his great disappointment they have left him in the "leg irons" (that is our term for the external fixater) until September 21st. Then they will take more Xrays and hopefully he be able to move into "the boot". It will be a milestone for him.

So onto my card....

I hadn't had a chance to use this little Tilda before, when she was fresh and new, and I was looking for a way to ink her up and show her off. This lovely stitching pattern just seemed to lend itself so well to her. She is #317 - Dangling Tilda - from the Raising the Ceiling collection available from Diana at Magnolia-licious.

My card recipe is listed at the bottom of the post, if you're interested in what I used to create this card. I was really trying to match the pretty teal color in the dp. I scored around the edges of my stitching panel for a little interest using my Score Buddy.

Here's my card...

Here is a closer view of how I colored can click on any picture to get a larger view...

The inside of the card is pretty simple. I didn't have enough of my dp left over to cover both sides so I just made a panel and added ribbon to the top side.

Here is my card recipe...

DP - Stash
Cardstock - Bassill, Rose Red (SU), Whisper White (SU)
Skin - E00, E000, E0000 and Chalk for the cheeks
Hair - Y32, 35 and 38
Pants - BG96, 72 and Y91
Shirt - BG72, W00, 01, 03
Socks and Heart Holder - RV34, 13, 00, W00, 1
Sewing Machine and Thread
Stitching Pattern - from my growing stash
Embroidery Floss - from my growing collection
Silk Ribbon - Stash
Kitty charm - stash

Thanks for visiting my blog. I hope to see you here again soon!



  1. This pattern IS perfect for Dangling Tilda! Beautifully done Barb! Love the coloring and isn't that Scor-buddy so handy for those accent lines?!! Glad to hear you're recovering from your foot surgery and hope your hubby's keeps improving better too!

  2. Barb, I just love this Tilda and your card is gorgeous. I love the way you have done your inside. Simple yes, but elegant. Great job.

  3. OMGoodness what a beautiful card
    all that stitching is out of this world........I could never do that
    and it goes with out saying that
    your coloring is great as always
    HUGS Linda

  4. She is SO pretty. I like all the branches scattered around her too.Very pretty background paper as well. TFS

  5. I am so glad to know you are well Barb. Hope you will get even more better.
    My, your embroidery is so amazing and that added a perfect touch on this Tilda card!!

  6. Barb!!! What great news!!! Sept 21st is so close (I know that not so close for your hubby) and I´m very sure he´ll be well and you too!!!

    Your card is bsolutely amazing!!!!:)))) I love how you did the embroidery and the Tilda colors are adorable!!!

    Have a great week!!



  7. OH Bard I am so glad to hear a bit about you and hubby. It sounds slow but better!! Keeping fingers crossed for both of you that all is well very soon.

    I LOVE the card!! One of these days I am going to try this stitching thing. It is so beautiful!!

    hugs, Janiel

  8. This is just stunning Barb! Your stitching always blows me away its so intricate and gorgeous! Tilda looks great Danglling from the 'branch' just perfect! Love it all.
    Many hugs Leonie
    PS great to hear you are getting around better.

  9. Hi word...STUNNING!!! I seriously love how you sew on your cards...and your coloring is just gorgeous!!! Beautifully, beautifully done!!! Pat Frank

  10. Barb, love your stitching and your Tilda! Awesome job on coloring Tilda.
    Glad to hear both of you are doing better. It always seems like forever when you're wanting to be back to normal again!

  11. She's absolutely lovely. I really like the rich and vibrant colors matched with the soft dp background paper and, once again, your stitching is gorgeous.

  12. Barb, this card is so very beautiful, your embroidery is stunning and your coloring of Tilda is outstanding as usual.. love your choice of papers, layout and embellishments... just a gorgeous card... The inside is also magnificent....
    Am so glad you are doing so much better and hope the same for hubby real soon..
    Hugs, Jean

  13. Barb, the embroidery on your card is lovely. Is that one thread with variegated colors? So pretty! Perfect for dangling Tingla. Gorgeous work!

    Glad you are healing nicely! Hope you and your hubby are back to 100% real soon! hugs, Angela

  14. Beautiful card. Love how you incorporated the embroidery into a hanging branch for Tilda. Beautiful colors.

  15. Barbara I always love to see your beautiful cards! Your stitching is lovely and your colouring most beautiful. Love that you have Tilda dangling from the branch. Your DP is awesome. I am always looking for small prints for my Magnolia cards. You also always do the insides so pretty :o)
    Hugs, Candy

  16. Oh how I love this card, Barb!!! Tilda is colored to perfection and your stitching is amazing!!! LOVE that paper and the ribbon and charm are fabulous! I love it!!!
    hugs, Sharon

  17. Oops! Forgot to say that I'm glad you're back in your tennie runners., but sorry hubby has to endure a couple more weeks of his contraption! Big hugs to you sweetie!!

  18. What a gorgeous card! I love the colors and your coloring is beautifully done!

  19. Barb, this is gorgeous. I love how you made it look whimsical. I'm glad to hear that your progress has improved. Chin up for hubby. Thanks for the update.
    Hugs xx

  20. Your card is absolutely stunning! Your embroidery is so elegant and the colors are awesome. Also I'm delighted to hear that you and hubby are coming along in the healing process. God bless. Hugs sent your way! CathyLynn

  21. Your card is absolutely stunning! Your embroidery is so elegant and the colors are awesome. Also I'm delighted to hear that you and hubby are coming along in the healing process. God bless. Hugs sent your way! CathyLynn

  22. stunning is this!!!
    Love the embroidery and the beautifully colored Tilda! The inside is just as stunning as the outside. Beautiful work!

  23. Barb this is just beautiful ! You amaze me :) Glad you are doing better and hope hubby is back on track soon also.

  24. Gorgeous Barb! Beautiful coloring and so festive!
    Pam Going Postal

  25. Barb, glad to hear that you are getting more mobile--slowly but surely--your DB too, though it will require more time for him.
    Your card is beautifully done. Wonderful colouring of Tilda as usual and a fabby job with the stiching. Love it.


  26. Hi Barb, glad to hear you are getting about OK now, won't be too much longer for your DH either.

    Your card is just amazing, the embroidery is totally gorgeous as is your colouring!

  27. This is so pretty, Barb! Your coloring is amazing and love the papers!
    I'm glad to hear you're doing better! Hope you and you hubby are back to 100% really soon!
    Silvie from France

  28. Love this card, the stitching is so pretty.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, I got my Sneaky Tilda Stamp from Sir Stampalot (a UK Company) you can find her and some other Christmas 2010 Maggies at



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