Friday, June 17, 2011

Hang in there....

This is just a very quick post. The twins are three today (woohoo), and we're having to make the decision as to whether to put our dog down or not. UPDATE: Our dog is home and I'm having to infuse fluids just under the skin for the next couple of days, plus give him a couple of injections. He has Pancreatitis. I'm so glad we didn't have to put him down, though it's costing an arm and a let to treat him... Tomorrow we're throwing a birthday party and our grandson is coming tonight for the weekend. And Father's Day is Sunday, so a very full plate and much emotion around our house.

Yesterday I did make this little Easel card using #298 SCARECROW TILDA from the Sweet Rainbow collection. She is available from Diana at the Magnolia-licious store so your won't have to wait for her to be yours.

When I first saw this image I just wanted to do her up in pink and brown, and I had the dp that I wanted to use on hand. It's my Pebbles called New Arrival. So I made my easel from that and used a chocolate Bazzill cardstock for the shape behind Tilda.

I have a few pictures to show you... The card folded closed...

A close up of Tilda...

My card recipe...
Copics used -
Skin - E0000,000,00,11 Chalk
Bees - Y35, C7, B0000
Hair - Y32, 21, 26, 28
Dress/Mitts - R81, 83, 85, RV0000 Blender
Straw - E43
MS Punch around the page - Cherish
Buttons and floss from stash
Linen thread - stash
Distress inks - tattered rose, weathered wood, tea dyed
Go Kreate die

Here is my card opened up...

A side view...

Thanks for stopping by today...I appreciate your comments and encouragement...


  1. Barb, I love her! This darling image is on my "wish list", and the way you've done her up makes me want her even more! Love your coloring, and the pink/brown combo!
    Happy Birthday to the twins....3 is such a fun age! :)

  2. Hello Barb this is so beautiful. I love the colors you used.

    Gr. Ineke

  3. Oh Barb! She's so cute!!! Happy Birthday to the twins, Happy Father's Day to Bill, and hugs to you all for the difficult decision on the dog. It's the hardest thing in the world... and I feel for you!!! Hope your weekend will turn out wonderful!!

  4. This is such a sweet card!!!!! Love the image!!!! Great job!!!!

  5. Hello Barb, you know when I first saw this Tilda, I did not like it. I'm not keen about scarecrows... but dressed in pink with your delicate coloring, she is very tempting, and looks like fun to color! your card is wonderful. OH! my, this is THE decision I just hope I won't have to take, as Tommy is 11 years old. I'll be thinking of you, and wish you hubby a Happy fater's day.
    Hugs & Love your way.

  6. Oh Barb! This is so cute! What a great sentiment! And kiss the twins for me! Yay for birthday parties!!! :D
    P.S. Kiss the dog too...poor baby!

  7. I am so in love with the new Sweet collection and this little image is one of the cutest! Love her darling dress and this great card that shows her off so prettily.
    Happy b-day to the twins. Hope your weekend is 'happy' busy for all the right reasons!
    Sue S.
    Good luck to the pooch. Hope he gets well soon.

  8. Hey sweet pea!!! She's beautiful! Love her all dressed in pink, and the sentiment is perfect! A big Happy Birthday to the twins! I'm sure they're having a blast!
    love and hugs, Sharon

  9. Oh Barb, she is SO cute and I love how you colored her! What a pretty scarecrow she is all dressed in pretty pink!
    Hugs, Cami

  10. This is the only image from the new collection I didnțt buy. Frankly I really didnțt know how and where to use it. We do not have Halloween here:). But now I see a gorgeous card with this image and I think she looks amazing colored so beautifully!
    Happy Birthday to the twins and have a great time this week-end!
    Hugs, Iulia

  11. Hi Barb!
    Your card is darling. I love it in pink. I love your coloring especially her hat. Lovely design.
    Have a super day tomorrow with all the joyful kiddies. sorry to hear about your poor doggie.
    Hugs Maz

  12. You did an awesome coloring job on this one Barb. Beautiful and sweet pink & brown combo and those buttons are so cute. Thanks for sharing :o)

  13. luv the easel card - awesome card...

  14. Great saying to go with this image. Hope all goes well with your dog.

  15. Barb you've colored this stamp brilliantly. I never dreamed a scarecrow could look so adorable! Your easel card is a pure delight. I hope your dog gets better real quick and also Happy Father's Day to your hubby!
    Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

  16. Your card is so pretty, love the saying...bye mascha

  17. I love this image and you colored her perfectly. Great composition, too!

  18. Hi Barb, guess it's working now. Like I said in my email, adorable card!!!
    Judy K.

  19. Wow, I must say that is the prettiest scarecrow I have ever laid eyes on!!!!! You colored and showcased her magnificently!

  20. Boo!!!!!!! Don't tell anybody but I am peeking!! She is so cute Barb!! Hey - if you did not have something to infuse I think you would not know what to do with yourself!!!! Cute card Barb - you know you are my hero!
    Big Hugs - Sandy

  21. Hey dang adorable! Gorgeous always! Hope you had a great weekend with your family! Hugs. Pat

  22. So cute, Barb, probably because of the way you colour her. I didn't get this one as I couldn't think of the occasion to use her...LOL. You did a beautiful job though.
    Hope you had a wonderful birthday celebration.


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