Friday, April 1, 2011

The best thing in life....

Hello blogging friends! Today I have a card to share for the Magnolia-licious Highlites April challenge. Our very talented Sharon has challenged us to use both Edwin and Tilda on our card/project. What a wonderful challenge Sharon!

BUT! Before we get to my card, please let me remind you of the Spring/Easter Extravaganza going on at Magnolia-licious Highlites. There are three categories from which you may chose to enter from and Diana is giving away some sensational and very generous prizes to the top three winners.

Well now, back to my card. I chose to use #334 Brother and Sister for my card.
I had done the stitching on this card quite some time ago, but had put off making a card with it because I couldn't seem to find an appropriate image. Then I pulled out this image and colored it to match the stitching. Still the card sat off to one side until this challenge was put out. Then I knew exactly how it had to be used.

Here is my card...

Here is a closer look at Edwin and Tilda...still experimenting with Zoe's wonderful method of coloring folds in clothing...definitely a work in progress!

How I finished the inside of my card...

A couple of side views...

My card recipe...

Image - #334 Brother and Sister in regular and mini available here
CS - Bazzill white, SU Cherry Cobbler, More Mustard
DP - Magnolia

Copics used:
Skin - E000,01,11; R20
Tilda Hair - E30,33,53
Dress/Socks - YR23,Y21,Y26; G20,40,82
Shoes -Stardust Stickles
Edwin Hair - E30,35,25
Shirt - C00,01,03,05; B0000
Dungarees - R22,29,59
Shoes - R30,34,25
Nestabilites - Small Ovals, Scalloped Ovals, Romantic Hearts Border (Magnolia)
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
Seam binding - Wile Orchid Crafts
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist - Pearl

Thanks everyone for stopping by my blog today. I hope you will join in the fun at the Highlites Challenge Blog and make your own card using both Edwin and Tilda.



  1. This is adorable, I love the papers and the design. This is one of my Favourite Edwin & Tilda images. So so cute.
    Suzi x

  2. Just adorable. Love the stitching and the flowers. Your coloring is fantastic.

  3. Ahhh . . . you are back to your beautiful sewing - such a beautiful card Barb. It could not be prettier. Do you know I actually like this one better than the Christmas one I now have in my Barb Hardeman collection. And I never thought you could do any better than that, but you did!! These colors are gorgeous.
    Hugs to you Miss Barb!

  4. Okay - I just had to revisit you!
    I went back to really examine your card and laughed - why you might ask. Because you have used the color scheme that I have used in my home. And my home is my sacred place. Maybe I do have a little talent. Love your card Barb.

  5. It's gorgeous, Barb! How sweet is that stitching! Gives an extra touch of elegance and makes it so special!
    I also love your amazing coloring and the gorgeous colors you chose (I'm a red-lover).
    The inside is just as beautiful.
    Hugs and have a great week-end!

  6. I love your card, the colors are great...

  7. Gorgeous as you stitching...your work in progess
    on folds are right on...I need
    hugs Linda

  8. Hi Barb,

    What a beautiful card inside and out! Love the pretty papers and heart borders. You have a fab weekend!


  9. Hi Barb!
    Your embroidery on this card is stunning. Such a lot of work. your coloring of Tilda and Edwin is wonderful. I love the colors you have used and your stitching around the edges is perfect. The inside is beautiful too with that lovely heart border.
    Hugs Maz

  10. Hello BArb, this is one of my favourite Tilda/Edwin stamp. And you showcased it beautifully, the stitiching around the image is so precious.and the inside stunning!
    Love your colors and your coloring is wonderful.
    Hugs. D.

  11. I love the clean look of this, Barb. Edwin reminded me of DS when he was little. I always dressed him in Oshkosh B'Gosh overalls and he had a red pair! I think he finally stopped wearing them in first grade. It just reminded me of him. I love the stitching. I love the whole card. Thank you for showing the interior.

    Chris Christensen

  12. Such an adorable card, Barb! Perfect pair to use for this challenge, and beautiful coloring!
    Hugs, Cami

  13. Barb, this is gorgeous. I love the colors.

  14. Most beautiful Barb!!!
    Both the stitching and the colouring.
    Hugs, Candy

  15. Feels like i been waiting forever for you to put this card on your blog my bff. I LOVE THIS!! the way the stitching almost forms heart shapes around them and the fact that your flowers didnt over power your beautiful stitching is just beautiful! Another little masterpiece of love!

  16. Wow what a beautiful card and thanks for your coloring tips !!!!

  17. How sweet! I love that image...and I think that heart die is how you showcased it! Fantastic! And what a handsome birthday boy in the post below! Too darling!
    Rene :D

  18. Love this fabulous creation! Wonderful stitching...gorgeous colors and the image is colored magnificently. Beautiful!!!

  19. I love your embroidery on this card and your coloring of this stamp is awesome!! Wow girl I don't know where you find the time but Thank Goodness you do and then share with us too! Oh and I love the birthday pics too! What lovely children you are taking care of. God Bless You!!!
    Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

  20. The embroidered card was just waiting for this perfect fit! Gorgeous work Barb! Love the whole combination!!!

  21. Oh my gosh, Barb! I LOVE this! I know I say it about all your gorgeous creations!! When I first saw it, I couldn't believe you had the time to stitch with the little ones there, but whew... ya already had it done, I feel a "little" normal now!! hahaha!! Seriously, this is just tooo adorable!!!!
    and thank you so very much for the sweet comments you left about my Easter Egg project... it made my day!!!!!

  22. Barb,

    I love the design of the stitching you did and it is a perfect frame for your Edwin and Tilda image. The flowers mirror the colors of their clothing perfectly, and you always create such wonderful "insides" to your cards. Great card!

    Love and blessings, Martha

  23. Barb,
    I'm finally getting around to do some serious blog browsing. I'm glad I dropped by your blog. Your card is super adorable. Especially loving the beautiful embroidery that you've done. Keep them coming.
    Blessings from Georgetown~

  24. Oh Barb! I'm lovin;' this! Akthough...tell me how Tilda & Edwin here are brother and sister...and in Sharon's card Edwin's daydreaming of Tilda. I'm pretty sure my brothers have never daydreamed of me! Nor have I ever blown heart kisses to any of my stinky brothers!! LOL!! Seriously...your card is just heavenly!! I'm so thrilled to see your embroidery again! It's just stunning!!! I actually purchased some patterns...but haven't yet had time to even give it a try! hahaha! I'm keeping plenty busy at work...opened our Developmental Follow-Up Clinic...and it's taking off! I'm thrilled! Gotta get to bed. Someday I'll figure out how to make my workweek shorter than my weekend! hehehe! Hugs. Pat

  25. It's so cute Barb. I love it :)).

    Hugs Monique

  26. This is so beautiful, Barb! Your colouring is gorgeous! I haven't managed to figure out how to do the folds yet.

  27. Your card design is darling Barb, but the coloring on these perfection! I'm going to have to look more closely at those Zoe's tutorials! :)

  28. Beautiful coloring and the front of this card looks like an expensive elegant handkerchief. It's so pretty both front & inside Barb, you really did a great job :o)

  29. OMG, Barb, this is fabulous. How long did it take you to embroider this? Every time I see one of this type of cards of yours, you make me want to do one too. Maybe I should make a belated New Years resolution...I will do one of this card this year. Yikes...I have 9 months to create one...LOL.
    All kidding aside, it's stunningly gorgeous. Beautifully decorate inside also. Love that shabby chic heart border.



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