Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy Birthday!

Happy New Year everyone. I'm wishing you all the very best for 2011! I'm so looking forward to this year, to all the fun things that lie in store and to much better health!

It's the first of the month and time for the Magnolia-licious Highlites sketch challenge. This time around we are challenging you to make a card or project using 4 flowers, 3 different dp's, 2 magnolia images (can use sentiments as one of your images) and 1 ribbon! I'm looking forward to seeing what you can come up with and hope you join in this month long challenge!

I need a birthday card for my sister this month, so I thought #3060 Secret Tilda would be perfect here. She is available at Diana's shop right now and also available in the Mini version (which I used on the inside of the card) I had colored this image quite a while back and had to dig through my stash to find 3 designer papers that would pair well together.

Here is my card...

Here is Tilda up close and personal...

All my panels are sewn on the machine and mounted on SU Elegant Eggplant. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts

I repeated the same paper configuration on the inside of my card and made a little pocket of the bottom panel. Using the Magnolia Vintage Tag and Mini Secret Tilda I added some doodles around the edge of the tag and cut a piece of Vintage Lace using Elegant Eggplant. The sentiment is from JustRite Stampers.

On my notation panel I punched out another piece using the Vintage Lace die from Magnolia to match the pocket and doodled around the writing panel.

Card Recipe:

DP - stash
Cardstock - SU
Ribbon - stash
Chipboard Flourishes - from Suzanne Dean
Purple Stickles - stash
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
Bauble - from some gift wrapping I received
Glimmer Mist
Distress Inks - Tattered Rose, Weathered Wood
Copic Markers :
Skin - E000, 0000, 02, 51
Hair - YR24, Y21
Hairband/shirt/pants/socks - BV04, 08, 0000, B60
Present - RV34, 32, 10, C00, 01

Thank you for visiting my blog to see what I've created.



  1. Barb, what a gorgeous card! Love your coloring on sweet Tilda, and your combination of papers is awesome! Great job!


  2. Oh Barb!!! It´s STUNNING !!! I love all the papers and how you put all the elements together!!
    You´re such an inspiration!!!

    Happy New Year!!:))



  3. So beautiful Barb! I love how you tucked the matching tag on the inside. So creative!


  4. Blue is one of my favorite colors and this little gal is so cute. I like the idea of using the regular and minis to carry the idea through. Darling card.
    Sue S.

  5. I love the way you color, how do you get the outline and then a tint of color on their clothing. I love the look you do.

  6. WOW! WOW! WOW! Absolutely ravishing card my friend. Barb, this is a winner! I love all about it. The layout offers so much possibilities, and your paper selection is just so harmonious! I'm addicted to swirls, and just love how you placed this one behind the image with the flowers. Love the bow and the charm. I could go one with the inside, which is just as magnificient. The hidden tag with mini tilda is darling.

  7. gorgeous as always hun
    Happy New Year
    Kate x

  8. Hi it!!! I especially love the mini-Tilda on the Doohickey tag...I'm definitely going to "borrow" that idea!!
    Pat Frank

  9. Barb, you have created a winner with this card....I love all of your work, but I have to say, I think this beauty is my favorite! Everything coordinates so beautifully. You are my inspiration.

    Hugs, Jamie

  10. Absolutely gorgeous. I love your coloring. Great job.

  11. This has gotta be my all time favourite image ever! fabulous job on the coloring and love how you added the mini on the inside tag, fab!

  12. Just so adorable! You've colored Tilda so pretty and what a great design both inside and out! Perfect details added too! Another beauty Barb!!!

  13. Oh Barb, your sister is just gonna love this one.. your Tilda, is so perfect, pp is so gorgeous, the bow with the crystal is beautiful with the flowers and the doodles add just the right dimenson and the inside is so darling with mini Tilda hiding in the holder... Well thought out.. Love everything about this card..
    Hugs, Jean

  14. Love, love, love it! I need to learn your technique for highlighting as you color with copics.
    Sherry C

  15. Whoa, Barb! This is a beautiful project! Love your design, colors!, and images! Great job. How did you figure out the swivel part? Uber talented! Kathie

  16. Absolutely beautiful my friend!!! I love the colors you used and of course your coloring is always gorgeous!! Her blonde hair is perfect with the purple. Look at that gorgeous shading!!! Your sister is going to adore this card, Barb! LOVE that crystal you have hanging from the ribbon!!!
    big hugs! Sharon

  17. I really like this card. Your work is so inspiring!

  18. Barb, I love, love this card!! The colors are so pretty and I LOVE this Tilda!! I may even join in on this challenge... I'm going to try to do more this year and this one seems fun!!!! Darling card!!

  19. Barb, your card is gorgeous! I love this image, but do not own it. I see a purchase coming Diana's way.


    Deb H.

  20. I am out of words...SUPERB!!!!!!
    hugs, Diana

  21. Simply beautiful Barb, your creations never cease to inspire. Love the colors you have used on this cutie.

  22. Darling card. Everything about it is beautiful.

  23. Barb, your card is gorgeous!! I completely love your coloring and how you attend to every detail inside and out!

  24. Gorgeous!! Just love the whole card!! Hugs, Barb F

  25. What a lovely card! The colors are so rich - love that deep purple. Your work is always so lovely. This is an extremely beautiful card.

    Chris Christensen

  26. Once again BINGO another winner!!! What a delightful card inside and out. Your sister is so fortunate to receive this beauty. Hey Barb I think we're related somehow???!!(HAHA) Hugs, Cathy-Lynn


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