Monday, April 20, 2009

Naughty Tilda?!


Stamps: Flower Jeans Tilda
Paper: My Minds Eye
Ink: Memento Black; Copics
Other: Prima flowers; Nestabilities; Unknown White buttons and ric ra
c; Stardust Stickles; CB embossing folder.
Card Measures 5x7



Happy Monday, Friends! Thanks for coming by today! How was you weekend? The weather was lovely here. So Pat and Orla went down to the Cape house to do yard clean up and a couple of other things. Well, Pat does yard clean up...Orla plays with some of the local kids around. So that left me, Declan and Maeve at home. I was totally out numbered. Declan is big enough to climb over the baby gate. Maeve is just a tin one, but smart enough to get a chair and call out for Declan to help her over. And he does. They are like partners in crime! Then he usually just goes upstairs to his room (because I have my bedroom and the bathroom locked) and gets his blanket off his bed to bring down...However, Maeve is a hunter. She looks for things like Easter Baskets with candy in them that were put out of her reach and starts stuffing her face with chocolate covered marshmallow bunnies, while Declan (who does not eat food) sits by and giggles. Then I notice how quietly it suddenly got and find them...shoo them out and the whole story repeats. Funny? Are you getting a kick out of this? Because this happens over and over again! all Saturday...all Sunday! I am about gone bananas! LOL! It is spring break week for the schools this week....boy, it's going to be a loooooooong week! :P

Today's card was made for Mary Jo's Monday Sketch Challenge. Hop on over there to see the original sketch and to participate! Last week I received some stamps from Magnolia-licious! This image was one of the stamps. I call her Naughty Tilda. She makes me laugh. Why? Why does Kerry refer to this sweet little girl as naughty?! A few months back, a fellow group member, Deborah (who just gave birth to her 7th child!!), did a series of cards using this Tilda....but in all the cards she was being very mischievious! Climbing on dressers...torturing cats....they made me laugh and I've always thought of this Tilda as "naughty Tilda" since. Here's a link to get your own naughty Tilda....maybe you can teach her some manners! LOL! Remember that you get FREE SHIPPING (in USA and Canada) and extra goodies (worldwide!) when you order from Magnolia-licious! In fact, the white ric rac was one of the surprises in my order!

So after reading through the comments from Friday about more info on my cards, I have been thinking about it. I am not into fancy-schmancy techniques or anything...so I am not quite sure what info you would like. I just color my images and start sticking stuff on there. Usually, new supplies will dictate the embellishments of my cards. LOL! For example if I get a new punch, you will suddenly see a bunch of cards in a row that use that punch. heehee....sometimes it was something that I saw on someone elses blog that I "borrow" and tweak to meet my needs. Sometimes I try things that don't turn out quite as I had imagined. Today's card is one of those. I wanted to make a "frame" for Tilda to sit in. However, because I put a circle behind the frame...it doesn't really look any different that if I layered the plain circle inside the scallop circle. Anyhooooo, I took a couple of different pics to show you what I meant. ;)


In the pic below I am showing that I cut out the center circle first. Whether you use nestabilities or Punches (especially if you use punches!) cutting out the center first makes it easier to make sure that it is centered properly. Otherwise, you will likely end up with the center not in the center....clear as mud? LOL! I used repositionable tape to make sure the scalloped circle stayed exactly where I wanted it while I ran it through my Cuttlebug.



Below shows the frame before I used "pop dots" to adhere it to my card.



Finally, a close up of the finished project.
I think I should have used the thicker pop dots to get the effect I wanted.


Was this helpful for you? Hope so! :)

Have a Rapturous Monday!

40 comments:

Julie said...

Kerry, your card is beautiful, so simple yet so effective. Im going to try this technique with my nesties. Your posts really do make me smile. Have a lovely day. Julie x

PS. The sun is shining in the UK and Im at work !!!

Cheryl said...

Lvoe your card, Kerry! can't get enough of those colors! Great tips for the frame, too!

Moni said...

Fab card, love the colours and the Tilda is so gorgeous! Hugs, Moni

Tracey said...

A fantastic card as always Kerry! You always rock the Tildas!! Have a great day and enjoy your Spring break! xx

Lisa Bohler said...

Absolutely darling!

Velta said...

Thanks for sharing that little technique with the circles...fab card and love your coloring. Your children are adorable :)

Jacque said...

Kerry, she is such a cute one...those are two colors I have never used together so thanks for the idea...verry poretty...Hugs..Jacque

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

Gorgeous card! And I like the short tut! It sure helped me - no honestly, it helped. I can never get my circles cut like you do. Now I can!

And "rapturous"? You're starting to sound like Bill O'Reilly! WAIT! That's it! How about a "word of the day" contest!!!!! There are some really weird words just in the word verifications on Blogger! LOL.

Hugs,

Sally said...

Kerry
Your card is gorgeous. I just love the color combo. Also loved the story of your 2 little ones. All too soon they will be grown and those will just be precious memories.

Kristen said...

Great card, and some of my FAVORITE DP. I love the frame look. I did it last week with my digi shack image, and then decided it wouldn't have looked that much different had I put he circle on top. Oh well. Great card. You're a pure inspiration!

Lisa Somerville said...

Funny about your kids Kerry! Beautiful card, great opening for Tilda to sit.

ittybittyinkspotstoo said...

Gorgeous card!!! And thanks for the tips! I always love learing new tricks!!
Beautiful card!!
hugz
deb

Lorie said...

So, so cute Kerry! I do like your pictures of how you layered your circle. Thanks for being so willing to share your techniques! :o)

Til said...

I have to laugh, my name is Tilda and When I read it I was thinking how funny to finally see my name on something!!! For years my brothers and sisters could find mugs and trinkets with their names on it, but me...Nope! And now here is this cute collection of stamps!!! I should get myself some! Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards!

Respectfully,

TILDA!

Ashley Rv said...

Naughty tilda hehehe! makes me laugh! Im so going to have to get that stamp! love this card! love everthing on it! love the story about your kids sounds like my two youngest "partners in crime" definately!

Kathy W said...

she looks to angelic to be naughty but it sounds like you had your hands full this weekend

MJ said...

Cute cute cute! I love it. Great job on the layout. And the circle cut out is so cute. Love the way the blue background is in the circle. Thanks for playing.

Suzanne J Dean said...

Absolutely adorable! Love that dp & her sitting in the circle frame--so cute!

hugz,
Suzanne

Sharon Caudle said...

Awww...such a SWEET image, Kerry! Naughty Tilda looks like she's being very good at the moment. Makes me wonder what kind of ideas she's got rolling around in that little brain of hers! Cute, cute card!!

hugs
Sharon

Danni said...

YOur posts make me smile. Amazing how kids can be so helpful to each other when they want to be, huh?
Very cute card! Love the whole naughty story.. fun!!

Julie said...

Your card is super cute. You can double up on pop dots as well to give it more lift. However, I love it just the way it is. Adorable!

Kristine B. said...

Fabulous card! Love the way you cut out that large circle and your colors are so springy--awesome!! :)

LOL...sounds like you had a really Looong weekend!! (although it IS kinda funny! at least Maeve didn't get out the block of cheese, put it directly in the middle of the kitchen floor, get out a butter knife and start into it, smearing the whole block of cheese into my lanoleum!! Grrrr :) Are kids so precious??! LOL

Sheri said...

Beautiful card...and thank you so much for posting about the frame...I've been wanting to give that a try and now I'm confident I can do it too! Thanks again

Anonymous said...

Love your naughty Tilda card. Puts a smile on my face!! Hugs, Christina

Cami said...

Aaaawwww such a cute card and a beautiful color combo! Love the ric-rac and boy that circular frame really makes Tilda pop! I love this card! Hugs, Cami

Elena said...

Very beautiful card, Kerry! Thank you so much for sharing pictures on how to make the circle! I love this!!! It was very helpful! I am looking forward for more mini-tutorials!

Christina said...

WOW thanks for the glimpse into your weekend, BUSY! I love the card and when you see it from the side it looks like the frame. LOL

Laurel said...

This is just darling! I love how you did the frame! Your coloring is beautiful!

Barbara said...

I'm loving what you've created lately with all those adorable Magnolia stamps....and this one is fabulous as well, even if she is a bit mischevious!! Thanks for sharing the frame idea.....GREAT card!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

Love your card AND story Ü

Lynne in NI said...

Beautiful card and thanks for the instructions. I know I'm being a bit thick, but how did you attach the Tilda? - did you stick her legs down and then mount the rest on dimensionals?

Michelle N. said...

This is super-duper cute. I love how Tilda is sitting on the edge of the circle!

ladydiana said...

Naughty Tilda is so, so cute. I love the colour combo and of course the ric rac...lol
hugs,
Diana

Handmade by Vivi said...

Gorgeous card Kerry!
Hugs
Vivi Casale

Mary C said...

What a cute card. I love the halo that you made for her to sit in.
Funny I am smiling about vacation and counting the days I have off and your counting the days til the kids go back to school!

Sue from Oregon said...

Fun card...love what you did with the sketch...I just made one too!

Penni said...

Hi

Great card. Love the colours. Thanks for the tips on cutting a frame - brill!!!!

Best Wishes
Penni
X

Mima said...

Kerry,
This is a lovely card. Love the color combination. Gorgeously done.
GB, Mima

Rebecca Ednie said...

I definitely noticedthe frame she is sitting in and it definitely is better than typical layered circles! If you want thicker foam dots, just double up on the ones you have! You can still adjust this card if you want, just separate your layers, the dots will probably rip but the new dots will stick everything back together.

Kimberly Gajewski said...

These colors are fabulous together Kerry! They even remind me of the Cape in the Spring! You are the Queen of Copics! Your coloring with these markers is just so amazing, and you learned so quickly! :D

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