Sunday, May 8, 2011

Better late than never....


Some things are better late than never and this is just the case with my DT project for May. My hubby's brief set back with MRSA and two more surgeries left me a little short handed and out of breath for a while. But in the end, I've managed to snatch a few spare moments to get some crafting done. Our fabulous head designer, Suzanne Dean, (who is utterly amazing) is the host of the sketch this month. Even though I couldn't participate on time, I still worked away on my card. I hope you'll find the time to check it out at Magnolia-licious Highlites blog and join in the fun this month. There are always delightful prizes to win from our extremely generous Diana.

Okay, so on to my card. For my image I chose #275 TILDA WITH LACE JEANS and she is available here at Diana's online shop. She is also newly available in the Mini version! I used my brand new Marianne Designs Doily Die. I thought these two paired beautifully together.

Here is the front view of my card....


Even though I had only short spurts of creative time, it was pure delight to make a girly card with lots of flowers and pearls again...do you see those pretty cut away leaves on the top? This is also a new die I recently purchased by Marianne Designs. I'm so in love with it. The smaller leaf groups are a die from Joy crafts. Ohhhhh! I'm lovin' it!

Here is a closer view of Tilda. I paper pieced her bow and overalls and colored the rest of her with Copics. I didn't realize until I was putting it all together that the shirt should have been colored something other than an exact match to the dp. Oh well, live and learn...

If you'll also notice, I put a piece of cardstock behind the doily die to make it stand out better. All flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.


These are the artistic views...left....


and right...


I finished the inside of my card by repeating the doily and added a small flower cluster with a ribbon and bow and more of those yummy leaves. All the pearls are from my stash. The dp was a gift from a friend and is from Melissa Frances. I absolutely adore her papers.

Finally I used my Cuttlebug corner dies to fancy up the notation panel.

I'm so glad that you stopped by to visit today. I'm hoping that I'll be back on track very soon and jump into the arena with my DT stuff for June...

Hugs,
Barb

30 comments:

  1. Oh Barb, this card is gorgeous! As you said, better late. I love visiting your blog and viewing your creations, as well as following the children. God Bless!

    Deb H.

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  2. Stunning card so pretty!!!! Love the mauve color you did a great job!!!!!!

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  3. That is certainly worth the wait Barb!!! How adorable and pretty! Love your color selection and how you've paper pieced and colored Tilda! Cute doily and wonderful layout!!! FABULOUS work!!!

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  4. Barb, your card is so pretty and I love the doily with her. I will pray hard for your husbands recovery for MRSA. I wish I lived near you so I could help you out during this stressful time. Take care of yourself, your kids are so sweet.

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  5. Gorgeous card! Your coloring is outstanding =) I hope your DH is getting better and the other surgeries go well.
    hugs,
    Shell

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  6. Hey Barb...y'know...here's what I figured out, being prompt is highly overrated!! Your cards are always worth waiting for sweetie!! Gorgeous coloring and paper and paper-piecing! Love the doilies...another homerun, darlin'!! Hugs. Pat

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  7. Oh, this is gorgeous! I love each of the elements and even though I am no a purple person, this is just gorgeous! Thank you for showing the interior, too. It just shows the complete effect the front has.

    You and your family are also in my prayers. God bless your DH. Hang in there.

    XO,
    chris

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  8. So very pretty Barb - love the way you did her overalls - your cards are always beautiful. I enjoyed the video of Jordon - and the pictures of the kids are adorable. Glad you were able to get you some new dies - you really show them off nicely!
    XO Sandy

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  9. Oh Barb, this is absolutely gorgeous!!! I love the beautiful papers and your gorgeous flowers and leaves. And of course your coloring is always perfect!!!! That doily is gorgeous!! Amazing card both inside and out! I love it!!
    hugs, Sharon

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  10. Barb, your card is so adorable...love the all the shades of purple. The paper piecing is so cute too.
    Hugs~
    Corinne

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  11. Wow Barb, this is so so pretty, I love the design, that paper piecing is amazing and the colour combo you've used is so feminine. Love it to bits.
    Hugs
    Suzi x

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  12. WOW your card is stunning xxx

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  13. gorgeous card, Barb! Really love the color combo and the flower embellies!
    Hugs,
    Silvie
    xx

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  14. Wow your card is gorgeous Barb, I love the doily die, it is my favourite as well. I love how you have put the purple behind it, it really makes it pop and how you have repeated it inside. Love the tilda, and the DT papers
    A really amazing card.

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  15. Lovely card, Barb!!! Yoru paper piecing is so pretty and all of the many details you have added make this such a special card! I hope that things are finally settling down for you although sometimes it must seem that they never do!!! Have a great week...Big hugs..Jacque

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  16. Love that paper piecing on Tilda's overalls! Such a pretty soft card.

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  17. Oh goodness I love that girlie card! those two little girls must have brought out the femmine side of you! The card is simple gorgeous, love the purple and all the special details and the doiley. Goes so well with Tilda in her overalls.. Love your layout and the inside is as beautiful as the outside... one special card Barb!
    Hugs, Jean

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  18. This is a phenomenal card....beautiful job, Barb!

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  19. Gorgeous!!!! Love your colors...they're so pretty and soothing! And your layout is fantastic! And what an adorable choir you have posted below! Aren't they the sweetest?!?
    Rene :D

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  20. Oh, Barb!! What a gorgeous card! Your coloring is just perfect. Love the shirt matching the DP. The doily is a beautiful touch to pull everything together.
    Huggeroonies,
    Kathy

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  21. Hello Barb, This is a very delicious card. I love it's lavender color, so calm. Your paper piecing job is ravishing, and coloring beautiful. Gorgeous dies you used, OH!! how beautiful are those little leaves and the doily. The inside is just wonderful.
    Take care.
    Hugs.

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  22. Hi Barb! Hope your Hubby is feeling better and you could get back on track and have plenty of crafting time! I don't have time at all with my hubby away all day...lol... In exchange, I have my little one on my head (literally also:) all day!
    Now on to your card: it is beautiful and precious full of amazing details I really enjoyed observing. Love the Marianne Design dies you have used, those leaves are fantastic. Your coloring is gorgeous as always and the paper pieced overalls so trendy:) Also, love how you used a darker cardstock behind the doily to make it pop. Great idea!
    Love your card, it's sheer delight!
    Hugs and have a happy crafting week!
    Iulia

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  23. Barb, this is absolutely beautiful. I love the purple.

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  24. It's great to see you get sometimes to post a card Barb. It's beautiful and I love that die cuts. Very pretty layout design and delightful purple scheme :o)
    Hugs,
    Cabio

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  25. Late? Maybe...but so worth the wait! You card is just darling Barb!! I hope you're able to find more and more time to to play!

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  26. Gorgeous Barb! Tilda is so cute and I know exactly what you mean... every time I get done with something there are one or two things I wish I'd done differently! You are not alone! lol

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  27. Wonderful absolutely wonderful! At first I thought you stamped the Marianne die until I read your post. Gee Barb I love everything about this card and those dies are Fanatastic! Those DPs are delicious. Also I really enjoyed the video and all the pics of the children. Hope your hubby is mending well.
    Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

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  28. Barb your card is gorgeous. I love all the elements you used. And the coloring on Tilda is exceptional. Hugs, Fran

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  29. Your Tilda is looking adorable, so is your card. I love the out- and inside, great colors.
    xxxSylvia

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