Monday, January 9, 2012

Gingerbread isnt' just for Christmas....

Hello, hello, hello sweet friends! I'm glad that you've come back to visit my blog again. I have a new card using a Christmas Tilda but dressed her completely for Valentines. Since she is carrying a basket of hearts I thought a new outfit all in pink would be appropriate! On this card I've used #3067 Gingerbread Tilda from the Christmas 2010 Collection (she is currently available) and combined it with #636 Lace Banner from the Raising the Ceiling 2010 Collection (this image is no longer in stock). Diana over at Magnolia-licious has the best service anywhere and she is offering discounts and in-store credits to help keep your cost down.

Have you made any New Year's Resolutions? I don't normally do that, but this year I decided to give my attention to trying out different folded cards. Although this isn't my first card of the new year, it's my first Criss Cross card and I love how it turned out.

Here is my card - and there is no inside to this card except for the salutation panel which pulls out - well anyway - you'll see from the pictures below.

Doesn't this Tilda look delightful dressed in pink? Here's a closer look at miss Tilda...

I have used the Magnolia Heart Die for the upper part of my salutation panel. Here's what it looks like when you begin to pull it out....

Here is the panel completely removed sitting next to the card...

As you can see, I added a pocket to the salutation panel. I will be putting a gift card for Lowes into it, but for now I have used a Hobby Lobby gift card. Guess who this card will be for?

And as always, one must show an artistic view of your work...

Here are all the ingredients I used to make this card....

Cardstock - SU Cherry Cobbler
Designer paper - Making Memories Love Notes (last years stock)
Spellbinders - Classic Ovals Large and Scalloped
Magnolia Heart border die
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
Ribbon and lace - stash
Pearls - stash
Heart pin - stash
Glimmer Mist - Pearl
Rhinestone Brad - SU (stash)
Baker's twine - stash
Distress Inks - weathered wood and tattered rose
Spica Pen - red
Sentiment - Whipper Snapper

Copics - Skin - E0000, 000, 00, 11, chalk for cheeks; Clothing/banner - R81, 83, 85, 0000; Hearts - R46, 14, 21; Shoes - E47, 23, 31; Basket - E35, Y26, 21; Hair C1, 3, 5, 7, 9

Well that's it for today. I love that you come by for a visit, and spread your love on my blog.

Blessings and hugs,


  1. oh Barb, she is too adorable and you have colored her to perfection!! I'm in love with this combination of R colors you used.. I'm gonna give a try!!! and the hearts you colored.. love them!!

    love your card!!!

  2. Gorgeous Barbara!! She's perfect for your special guy! I like your resolution I think I may have to add it to mine too!

  3. Beautiful card, love this stamp for Valentines
    Tilda is so cute in pink

  4. She's perfect for Valentine's Barb!

  5. What a beautifull card Barb! Have a great week!!

  6. A beautiful card! Thank you for sharing your recipe as I am still learning and need guidance for larger projects. Love the colors.

  7. How cute is this ! I love it Barb.

    Hugs Monique

  8. This is gorgeous Barb, love the idea of using a "non" valentine Tilda, great idea sweetie. The colours, embellishments and gift holder are amazing.
    Suzi x

  9. Oh so very cute, Barb!! She is perfect in pink!!! Let's see... who could that gift card be for???? Me!!!! LOL!!!! Have a wonderful week!!!!
    Love the criss cross card style, by the way!!!

  10. Very pretty Barb! I love the way you colored Tilda!!

  11. Barb, it's stunning!

  12. This is incredibly precious, Barb!!!! She is the perfect Valentine sweetheart...colored to perfection and showcased with such creativity.
    Spectacular creation!!!!

  13. Such a cutie beautifully presented and love the criss cross cards they are so cool.
    hugs Carolyn

  14. Barb, your card is spectacular so it must be for me? I love the criss cross design and Tilda is so cute in the center of it all. Your coloring is so perfect, I love how you color. Very sweet and a lovely card. Kelly

  15. You have colored Tilda so beautifully! I adore your card; great colors too.


  16. Wow! I love this criss cross shape card and Tilda sure does look good colored in pink. I love the red with it too. your coloring as always is lovely.
    Hugs Maz

  17. Gorgeous Card!! And how creative to use Gingerbread Tilda for Valentines, the way you have colored her, I think she is more suited for V-day than Christmas anyway! Great looking criss-card. And good luck on your resolution..can't wait to see what you make next :)

  18. Lovely coloring on this Maggie and the inside inserting just as pretty Barb!!! Pink Valentine is extra sweet :-)

  19. Aww! this is completely charming!

  20. Gorgeous card, Barb. Awesome coloring and I love all the sweet little details.
    Cathy Lee

  21. I always did think this stamp was more for Valentine than Christmas. AWeSoMe job on this lovely card!

  22. what a cute card, love everything about it!

    hugs, becky

  23. Barb you always just totally amaze me this is just gorgeous! I don't even no where to start!

  24. What a sweet card!! I would never have thought of using Gingerbread Tilda as a Valentine card - but it works! Great job on everything, Barb.

  25. Oh Barb!
    Amazing card!
    Love the criss cross design, your embellishments,
    and your gorgeous colouring!!
    Hugs, Candy

  26. Woo Hoo Barb your on a roll!!!!! What a roll this is !!!!! Stunning way to start the New Year!!!! Love love the design of this card!!!! It looks like an enveloppe!!!!!! Wow Spectacular!!!!!

  27. Great Card Barb! Love the way you colored Tilda and this cris cross card is GREAT!!!!!
    Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

  28. You did a wonderful job with this card Barb. I love to see this Christmas Tilda colored in pink, great idea. Also the panel is looking great. And your coloring is as always beautiful.

  29. This is adorable, Barb! She is perfect for Valentine's Day! Love your colouring, and that bow is gorgeous!

  30. Barb, your work is always so amazing! I love this red and pink combination. Beautiful Card.
    ` rubber hugz ~

  31. Adorable!! Love your card!! Tilda is grand!!! Lots of hugs!!

  32. Precious Barb! love this gingerbread Tilda anytime! Wonderful coloring, love her little nose...sweet creating!

  33. Oh Barb, I LOVE LOVE LOVE her all dressed up in pink!!! She's PERFECT for Valentine's! And look at your amazing coloring!! Your folds in her clothing are gorgeous!! Love everything about this! The type of card looks just like a love letter! The lace trim on the opening is perfect! Every detail is amazing! LOOOOVE it!!!
    hugs, Sharon

  34. Barb, this is simply gorgeous. Love that fold and your gorgeous coloring is amazing. Gorgeous card!!!

  35. This is gorgeous Barb! I love this little Tilda and she looks just perfect in her red outfit, Delightful! And your right I'll take gingerbread anytime..LOL
    Hugs Julie P


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