I have discovered that it is very difficult to craft when you have a cold. I’m finding it very difficult to breathe, my eyes are streaming & my brain has been replaced with cotton wool. Anyhoo, one of my New Year’s resolutions was to make more challenge cards, but I can’t keep up with them. It takes me so long to come up with an idea, unlike everyone else who seem to be make a card in ten minutes. but, yesterday & today I actually managed to make three cards for Tilda Challenges that have been on docrafts.
This first one was ‘Animal-lover Tilda’ & I thought I would use the only animal stamp in memory of my cat. I tried very hard to get tabby markings on the cat, but the end result was TERRIBLE, so this morning I coloured over the body with a dark brown Whispers pen, it doesn’t look quite as bad. The papers & the flowers are Papermania.
Another recent challenge was ‘Victorian Tilda’. This one required a lot of research, ;). At some stage I had bought the sewing embellishments & as every little girl in Victorian times would have learnt to sew I thought that would be the subject of the card. I Googled Victorian sewing tables & saw this one. I also Googled Victorian children & found a picture of a girl wearing an outfit virtually identical to this Tilda. I kept the colours dark, because it’s meant to be daytime & children then didn’t wear colourful clothes during the day. The backing paper is from Laura Ashley’s Traditional paper pack by Dovecraft. The tag & the yellow flower are Papermania. Tilda is looking a little embarrassed because she has knocked her sewing things off the table! 🙂 Now, look at that metal flower, isn’t it lovely? Part of my Christmas present from my mum was a collection of beautiful metal embellishments – flowers, leaves, dragonflies & butterflies – each one individually HANDMADE by a friend of hers. I can only imagine how long it took to make each one. I am so thrilled with them, so look out for them on my future cards.
Unfortunately, I can’t show you the third card yet. It’s for the birthday of someone who reads my blog & I don’t want her to see it yet.
Right, I’m off to curl up on the couch with a mug of lemon & ginger tea & Dawn Bibby on QVC.
Love & light to all.