Monday, December 13, 2010 favorite!

Oh, isn't this 2010 Christmas Collection just precious! As soon as I saw this sweetie, #3067 Gingerbread Tilda available from Diana here, I knew exactly what I was going to do with her. Last month, just after surgery, I got busy and stitched several cards in preparation for my order to arrive. So I chose the colors of the stitching on this card specifically for Gingerbread Tilda. I have to say that I love the flavor of Ginger anything - even Ginger Ale! I wanted to get inspired during the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday to make some delicious ginger cookies (the recipe which I've had for over 30 years and is from my dearest friend in Canada, Irene) But, I'm still not healed the way I would like to be and had to let that idea slide by while I spent time with my precious family.

So enough about that, let's get on to the card. Here is the front - and by the way this is a Christmas card which I will be sending out to someone!!!!

My Card Recipe:

Cardstock - Bazzill and SU
DP - Creative Imaginations
Copic Sketch Markers:
Skin - E00, E000, E0000 Chalk for cheeks
Hair - C7, C5, C3, C1
Hat/Pants - E18, E17, E19, E15, E13 Y15
Blouse - BG32, BG49, BG10
Basket - E30, E31, E33
Hearts - R89, R08
Flowers - All from Wild Orchid Crafts
Glimmer Mist
Rhinestones - stash
Nestabilities - Circles and Scalloped Circles, and Ovals/Scalloped ovals,
SU Slit Punch,
Sentiment - Computer generated borrowed from SU
Vingate Tag - Magnolia
Distress Ink for sponging
Machine embroidery Thread
Pop dots and ScorTape

Now here is a closer look at this darling Tilda...

On the inside I used the same Slit punch for each panel (notice I didn't stitch any of the panels on this card!!!) and I used the Nestabilities popping the sentiment up on pop dots. All my flowers and punched leaves are glimmered up with Pearl Glimmer mist and as you can see I've added a ton of rhinestones to my card.

Here is the sentiment panel up close...

I added another little Tilda to my notation panel...

I just had to find a way to use my new Vintage Tag die. So I stamped my siggy on to a piece of cardstock, distressed the edges and added the little circle cut from some matching designer paper...

I'd love to know what you think of my latest creation...
Blessings and hugs,


  1. What do I think?? It is gorgeous! I love the stitching around the shape with the blue beads! You do such awesome work! Do you need my address? lol

    Hope you are feeling better.
    Linda c

  2. Delightful colors and love the stitches around the scallop frame. Another beautiful creation Barb :o)

  3. It's such a darling card!! Whoever you send it to has to love it! I can see why Gingerbread Tilda is your favorite. Beautiful work, Barb!

  4. This is absolutely gorgeous Barb. I love Tilda and that embroidery around the card is amazing.

  5. Darling card. The stitching pattern is wonderful and the floral accents just beautiful.
    Sue S.

  6. It's absolutely beautiful Barb. What stunning colours you've chosen. Your colouring is superb. Sharon

  7. Barb, this is just about the prettiest little card I have seen in forever... I am in love with her even though I didn't order her with all the Tilda's and Edwin's I did order... You have done a marvelous job on her and love yourpaper, the flowers your coloring of Tilda, but most I love your embroidery... so precious and so time comsuming.. then we open the card up and see a gorgeous sentiment, more beautiful flowers nad there she is Ginger Tilda again... What can I say.. Glimmer mist, rhinestones, you went way above and someone one will be very happy... I absolutely adore the whole card and should have been put up for the special card... Just WOW!!!
    Hugs, Jean

  8. Hi Barb!!!! Your stiching is beyond
    words to express all I can say is I
    love your card. Great coloring and
    A Christmas Blessings to you
    and your family you are in my prayers.
    HUGS Linda

  9. What an amazing card, Barb! Your colouring is gorgeous, and I love how you've finished the inside so beautifully to match the beautiful outside!

  10. You always seem to have JUST THE RIGHT PAPER! i adore all your stitching, but this particulare one is just wonderful! the colors and flowers are absolutely gorgeous, love that you added another image to the inside too, STUNNING!!

  11. LOVE your embroidery you add to your cards!!!Beautiful Card Barb!!

  12. this is one of the prettiest cards you have made Barb - the colors are gorgeous!

  13. She's so stinkin' cute, Barb!!! Love the colors you chose and all of your fabulous detailing! Your stitching is gorgeous! I love it!!!
    hugs, Sharon

  14. Hello Dear Barbie,I second Sandy, this is precious. I love all of it, the colors are warm and rich, the embroidery is fabuluous,you have colored Tilda magnificiently, most of all with black hair... I love her with black hair. When I received my kit, she did not inspire me at all, after seeing a few cards with her I started getting some ideas. And your card is formidable!!!
    Hugs. Dan.

  15. Hi Barb...gorgeous!!!! I just love your stitching on cards...and your coloring is just beyond beautiful!!! This little Gingerbread Tilda card is definitely another work of art!! Hugs...Pat Frank


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