Sunday, June 12, 2011

Enjoy the journey my friend...

Here we are at the beginning of another week and I have to say, time is flying so fast. Before you know it the twins will be turning 3 and we have a birthday party scheduled at Peter Piper Pizza. I hope at least one child from their PDO program will RSVP!

So I've been busy making some cards from this newest collection from Magnolia called Sweet Rainbow Collection. They are just the most adorable images - but then I say that about every collection. *grin*

I have made an Easel card using #211 Explore Tilda and Colored her with Copics. The large flower I think is also Magnolia image, but I can't find it anywhere in Diana's shop. It was an image I received from someone a few years ago. Yes, I'm just getting around to coloring it up now!

Here is my card...

A close up of Tilda and her little bugs...the flower is attached with pop dots...

A side view of my card...

Finally the 'stopper' and sentiment...

I have to give Pam Sparks credit for the little circle stopper. She did this on a card some time ago and the idea has always stuck with me. It's so easy to do and what a great stopper it makes. The wording is from The Cutting Cafe - Everyday Greetings Set 2. I scored the circle in the center and attached a semi circle behind it then tucked the bottom half under my sentiment panel. When you close the card up it just lies flat. The sentiment is from Stampin' Up! It's a retired set call 'God's Blessings'.

My card recipe...

Designer Paper - Bo Bunny
Card Stock - Stampin' Up!
Copics -
Skin: E000,02,11
Hair: E35, Y26 & 32
Blouse/Shoes: Roo, 02, 12
Pants: BG10, 49, 72
Leaves/Grass: G94, 24, 40
Flower: YR14, 23, 30, E35, 55, 23
Bugs: Y13, E14, E42, Boooo
Spellbinders Labels 10 die, Fleur de Lis Square die
Pearls - stash
Butterfly punch - stash (no name available)
Double sided mounting tape

Thanks for your visit today, I love to share my creations with you...
Hugs, Barb


  1. What a fabulous design just love it and the image and colours just so lovely!! Chanelle xxx

  2. Oh BARB! This is GORGEOUS! I love the design and the color and, well, there isn't anything I DON'T love about it!!!!
    Rene :D

  3. Barb, what a beautiful card! Love the darling Tilda, and you've colored her beautifully! And that flower is such a perfect it! Love the "stopper"....will have to borrow that idea from you and Pam! :)

  4. Wow Barb! I love everything about this easel card. Fabulous colouring and that flower is perfect for Tilda exploring. Just perfect. Hugs, Maria

  5. A real little stunner, i love the way you've used your sentiment as the stopper for the easel, great idea, and your coloring is great as usual, gotta say that the sunflower popped up on the side is also a great idea girlfriend.

  6. Hi Barb.....I love your card. What a cute Tilda and you colored her so fabulous. Thanks for the hint on the half circle too. Everytime I go look at another blog, I get another new idea to use. Thanks for sharing your creativity. Life is good !

  7. This is wonderfull, love the card and design, very well done, bye Mascha

  8. Een schitterende kaart heb je gemaakt Barb. Geweldig mooi. Heel veel liefs en groetjes van Ineke

  9. Lovely card, Barb! I love how you did this easel card and colored Tilda beautifully!
    Hugs, Cami

  10. Love the design of the card!!!! Love the sentiment and the way the flower is positioned!!!Great job!!!!

  11. hi Barb!
    I love the way you have made this easel card with that gorgeous flower beside Tilda. One cute stamp. love your coloring and also the circle stopper. I always wondered how the cards folded down when the girls put all their lovely flowers on it. Squash ouch!! I love that sentiment too.
    I hope all is well in your household and that hubby is improving.
    Hugs Maz

  12. Gorgeous Barb, just gorgeous!! I love this easel card design...and the flower is perfect as a little embellie! beautiful coloring - as always!! Hugs. Pat

  13. Your card is adorable! I love how the flower edges out of the frame. Beautiful!

  14. Happy Birthday to the twins, we just celebrated my son's 3rd B-day today. Now he is getting interesting, he was under my feet while coloring a new Tilda, not sure if she is usable, you know how kids can add their own touches. I don't know how you can do it with twins. Hope your husband is doing better. Your card is colored beautifully and I love the design of it too. Kelly

  15. Oh Barbara,
    What an adorable card, and soooo much detail, luv the fold too.
    Barb in Texas

  16. Sooooo adorable, Barb! She's so cute and of course your coloring is beautiful! LOVE how you added the big daisy to it! Love the style of the card too! Awesome job, my friend! I love it!
    hugs, Sharon

  17. Super darling card Barb. Very cute and sweet Tilda :-)Hugs,

  18. It's absolutely stunning!

  19. Fabulous card Barb, love the colour combo, design and that fab sentiment as the stopper. Beautifull creation.
    Suzi x

  20. I love this card Barb!!! WOW you are tooooo
    clever. Your coloring and details are out of this world!! Fabulous as always!!!
    Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

  21. Love your easelcard Barb. Your coloring is as always beautiful also is the combination of your DP's. I like the way what you did with the flower. And to help you out, it is a flower from Magnolia.

  22. Oh my goodness, I LOVE your card! She is soooooooooo adorable!

  23. Adorable Barb! Delightfully designed and colored! I had to have this Tilda too... Home Education at it's best! lol

  24. Wowzer Barb. So so so precious. this tilda is my favourite in thi collection. Your card is wonderful, love this gorgeous flower you have incuded in front of Tilda. AWESOME.

  25. how cute. I like the card

    hugs Petra

  26. Oh I love this! I have got to invest in some dies! Too precious!
    On the sunflower card. A friend sent me some images and I think it is cryogen paper because it sparkles. I have never used it, I've been using Gina K specialty white cardstock, it is cheaper :O) I finally made a photo light box out of cardboard box, tissue paper and poster board, and it really shows off my coloring so much better. She sent me several images, the first one I did, it wasn't the greatest, but I'm getting use to the paper now. Oh the flower pot, I've had it forever, didn't have sunflowers so I had to make my own. I cute the stem by hand. Hugs! Leah Ann

  27. Love this and all your well thought out, technical details! I've tried the image going outside and I'm not too great at doing Also I love the way that little tag holds up the easel! I'm spying lots of creativity here. Wonderful job!

  28. This is such a fun card....absolutely delightful! Love this Tilda and you did an outstanding job coloring and showcasing her!

  29. Where do I start! I circle stoppers is absolutely a clever idea! I love how you added the glossy accent to her looking glass and all together this card is just fabulous!!

  30. Sweet card. Love the flower.

  31. Absolutely adore it, Barb. Love how you did the large flower. Truly unique.
    Sue S.

  32. Gorgeous creation Barb! Love the shape of your card and the beautiful colors you have chosen! Brilliant coloring as usual!
    Hugs and have a happy weekend!

  33. This is one spectacular card Barb - I absolutely adore it - sure wish I had that flower stamp -- I love this card. Your are a genius - so glad I knew you before you became famous!!!!!!!
    XO Sandy

  34. Barb, I wanted to buy this image too especially, but click on the wrong stamp when placing my order, so ended up with 2 stamps of one and none of this one...LOL. Oh well, she'll be in my next order for sure. Fabulous job you've done colouring the image and on the card. Love the design and the colours. Saw Pam's stopper too and keeping it in mind, for my next easel card probably. Love your card.

  35. Beautiful card, Barb! Thanks for telling how you made the little card stopper. Great idea!
    Your coloring is beautiful!
    Huggies ~
    Sharrahug’s Sweet Blessings


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