Saturday, October 30, 2010

An Apple a day...they say...

I just couldn't resist this wonderful paper by 7 Gypsies called Gooseberry Patch - Farmer's Market. The wonderful green gingham pattern with the border across the top filled with all sorts of preserves and fresh fruits and veggies just drew me in. And I knew which image would be just perfect with this paper too! Every once in a while you just hit a homerun and I have to say I really love this card.

This card came together quite quickly, which is unusual for me, as at times I struggle for several days over every aspect of a card.

So here is the card I made with this delightful paper and wonderful #3053 Apple Tilda from the Cozy Autumn Collection available from Magnolia-licious. I used #390 Tilda Picking Peaches for the inside of my card but I colored the peaches red like apples.

Here is a closer look of Apple Tilda with her bright red apples...

I didn't want to waste the last 6 inches of that delicious border, so I simply zigzaged the piece to my cardstock for the top portion of the inside of my card. I didnt' have much left of the green gingham so I used it for my notation panel. The sentiment is computer generated and then I colored Tilda Picking Peaches (in this case apples) to match the front of the card. I popped her up on popdots so that her arm comes over the sentiment portion.

Here is a closer look of Tilda picking those luscious apples...

For my siguature on the back I matched the cardstock and the green gingham and added my signature stamp on top of it...

For those who are interested here is my card recipe:

Cardstock - I had some from my stash - sorry no name and then finished with Bravo Burgandy by SU
DP - 7 Gypsies Gooseberry Patch - Farmer's Market
Nestabilities - Scalloped Oval and Large Oval
Ribbon - stash
Charm - stash

Copics used:
Skin - E00,000,0000 Cheeks - SU Chalk
Hair - E55, Y23
Basket - E30, 34, 35
Apples - R22, 46, 59 G 20, 24
Dress - G20, 82, 94
Hat/Boots/Apron - B21, 95, 45
Socks - G20, 82, 94

Distress Inks - Tattered Rose, Weathered Wood
Glossy Accents (apples)
Sewing Machine and thread
Dimensionals, mounting tape, ScorTape

Thank you so much for stopping by to visit my blog today. Hope you have a wonderful day!



  1. What a charming card. I love the paper also and the way you incorporated it in you card it fantastic. Your coloring is beautiful.

  2. Another little masterpiece my friend, i love the dp you used and you certainly have opened my eyes to a new possibility of using peachy Tilda for Apples, i love this and i am now gonna search for the 7 gypsies paper
    P.S i do hope this post was scheduled and you are still in bed!

  3. Sooooo sweet, Barb! I love the colors you used. Tilda is very soft and looks amazing. It's a beautiful card.

    I hope you feel better!

    Chris Christensen

  4. really did a magnificent job on this one....phenomenal!!!!
    Love, love this wonderful paper! Very creative using peach Tilda and converting it to apples!

  5. soooo pretty, Barb.. i love it.. ♥
    Hugs, Katrin

  6. Homerun! Everything just goes together so beautifully!! Beautiful!

  7. Love this card. You do awesome work! The inside is as lovely as the outside! Great signature stamp on the back! Hope you are feeling better! LindaC

  8. Hello Barb, a piece of art and heart. So very lovely, I agree with you this paper is "delicious", I couldn't have resited either! Little Tilda surely agrees! I simply adore this little charm, that adds just the perfect detail with the gorgeous bow. Hope you feel better, take care.

  9. HI Barb,
    Hope you will be out of pain and feeling like yourself again in no time.
    Your card is beautiful. I love your colouring and the way you always pull your designs onto the the inside of your cards as well. This one is so fresh looking!
    Hugs, Candy

  10. Beautiful card. Tilda is colored to perfection. Love the background.

  11. what a perfect card! I can't believe that you thought to put up a card on your blog when you are not feeling well and having to take pain meeds. Feel better.

  12. Very sweet! I love how you finished the inside of the card.


  13. OMGoodness what a great card...I
    love your coloring and your color choices and DP's....I need!!
    Hugs Linda

  14. Gorgeous!! that border is just perfect with this sweet apple Tilda! Loving the green gingham against he rich burgundy too. you always put so much effort into all aspects of your cards. totally delicious!!!

  15. I love that paper. Isn't it just perfect for the Tildas? and of course your Tildas are adorable.
    Hope you're A1 perfect soon!
    Sue S.

  16. Oh I love this card too! It is gorgeous! Those are beautiful papers and your coloring of Tildas is fabulous! A masterpiece! hugs, Angela

  17. Oh wow, this is another stunningly beatiful card Barb!

  18. Barb your little card is just perfect I do love the paper and your coloring is always just perfect.

  19. Very cute, love the background paper and the coloring is great.
    Hugs, Line

  20. Beautiful card Barb. Your coloring is wonderful, great job coloring the peaches like apples!!!

  21. Dear Barb!
    Sorry to hear tht you are unwell. I pray you are better soon.
    your card is beautiful. the paper is so perfect and I love the red you have chosen to go with it.
    Hugs marion ...(Maz)

  22. What an absolutely yummy card Barb. That paper is fabulous and you have used it so well. Both Tilda's are colored beautifully and it all comes together perfectly.

  23. LOVE this card!! I think she is one of my most favorite of the new Tildas!! Not that I have her, but I do so want her!! Very beautifully colored, of course, and that paper is perfect!!!! Awesome!!

  24. Hi've been in my thoughts for the past several days! Just follow doctor's orders...and you'll be back to yourself in no time at all! Your card is gorgeous! I love the DPs and the way you changed peaches into apples. Sooooo clever! Feel better soon. Pat Frank

  25. Oh Barb, I hope you feel better soon! Gorgeous card and your colouring is superb. Always amazed how you beautifully finish the inside of your card as well. Hugs, Maria

  26. Hi Barbara Elizabeth!
    Gorgeous card ~ perfect choice of paper, images and coloring! Sure hope you are feeling lots better now. Thinking of you and sending prayers for a complete recovery,
    Barbara Mary in SC

  27. Love your card!! That paper is GOJUS!! Love how you used Peach Tilda too on the inside, very clever. Hope you get feeling better soon. Hugs!!

  28. Your card is sooooo sweet. Love the dp and your coloring is wonderful!

  29. Barb I just love visiting your cards 'cuz they are always so pretty and always full of something new! Very cute!



  30. Barb,
    Your cards just make me smile. Such clean design lines! Fabulous job on coloring, as usual! Thanks for always sharing your masterpieces and i hope you have a happy Halloween.

    Blessings to you~
    Leslie Avila

  31. Hello Barb,
    You mentioned home run but I have to disagree, IT"S A GRAND SLAM!!!" WOW what an awesome card. SO fresh and so beautiful. As always colored to perfection and your papers are perfect too. Hope you're feeling better. And I hope your hubby is getting better too!
    Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

  32. Get well wishes Barb!!!
    Love your new card! She is so sweet and you did a great job turning peaches into apples! Wonderful work!!!

  33. delightful and charming Barb! Tilda is adorably colored and designed inside and out! beautiful!
    Pam Going Postal


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