Monday, May 21, 2012

First is last

Actually this birthday was the first one in May, but my "policy" is not to post until after I give the card. I do have another to make and that's my own anniversary card.  So here is the card:
The copics I used are" RV10, RV13, C2, B00, R20, E00, E11, E31, E35, E37, E18, E21, E25, E29, RV02, RV04, YG13, YG17. I have been dying to use that cute "meow" ribbon and somehow this seemed the place. The butterflies are from the Hero Arts combo set (stamps and dies) That pretty light pink flower came from a Simon Says Stamp monthly kit. I hand delivered this card so I could do pretty much whatever suited me!  I thought Tilda's pants came out rather interesting to say the least! This image is from a kit exchange about 2 years ago from the Magnoliaicious (not so sure I spelled that right) yahoo group. I used some of the items in one of those exchange kits. Wasn't too sure of the paper I was coloring on so I didn't want to use too much ink.  I sure hope the ones I sent inspired whoever got them to use them. I just wasn't very good at making use of things someone else had picked out for me. When I looked at the kits not too long ago, I decided that they were just so nice I had to use at least some of them. As I colored this Tilda, I really enjoyed it. Think I might just have to add her to my ever growing collection! Here is the inside:
That is a border sticker over the ends of the front ribbon. I loved this pattern paper and figured I could showcase it on the inside. What do you think?

And you will never guess what I have been up to. I actually cleaned out my "sewing" room! Took me 4 days!!! I am getting rid of anything I am not or will not be using. I guess I have enough stuff to see me through the rest of my life!!! I still have a lot of needlework left and of course my papercrafts but have eliminated all my quilting stuff. I do still have a lot of sewing stuff but not nearly any next to what I had!! So now I can actually vacuum the floor and move my chair!! I am going to put a filing cabinet in a corner as I love storing my stamps that way. I am hoping that I can fit the 12 x 12 plastic containers that I keep the wooden stamps in the drawers. That would give me that much more "clean" area. But if not, I will find another way. Probably my next post will have a lot of cricut stuff on it as I haven't played with my new art philosophy cartridge yet - I had made myself a promise to clean out my stuff before doing anything else. It's way too hard to do that if you are in the middle of something. Guess that is what I love about card making - you finish them!!! Hugs to you all, Barb F

18 comments:

cabio's craft corner said...

Darling card Barb!! Cute Tilda colored and love the inside as well :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

julieprice3 said...

What a wonderful card, I love the die cut frame ,very pretty
Hugs Julie P

Shelley said...

So sweet! Love your card and love how you decorated the inside too. hugs Shelley

Ellis said...

Such a lovely card you have made and great details on it! =)
Hugs, Elenor

Chris said...

Wonderful card, Barb! Tilda is precious. I love the design of the front. The inside is so nicely finished. You did such a great job!

XO,
Chris Christensen

Rene said...

What a super pretty card! Love the butterflies!
Rene :D

Karen said...

This is so pretty! : )

Paper Tails said...

Beautiful card on the inside and out!!!

Karen

Danielle said...

Very nice! I really like how you colored those roses.

Sandy said...

Very, very pretty!
Sandy

Sheri said...

Beautiful Barb! Love the pinks! So happy!! :)

Kelly Neis said...

That is a cutie! very cheery and a great card to give. I have Art Philosphy and you will really enjoy it, it will be fun to see all the creations you come up with.

Christina C. said...

Beautiful card, Barb! Love this Tilda and you did a superb job coloring and showcasing her! The inside is also lovely!

Barb Hardeman said...

Such a sweet card Barb and beautifully embellished, both inside and out. I just moved all my sewing stuff out of my studio and now that the kids are gone I took over another bedroom for my sewing room. Lots of smocking stuff and a little quilting stuff. In fact I put a gorgeous quilt on the bed in that spare room that I made years ago and won 3 Blue Ribbons with. Glad to hear you can move around in your room at last...hugs...Barb <><

Sharon said...

A beautiful card Barb. Just love it! hugs Sharon

syllie said...

Lovely card Barb. I love the way you have colored Tilda. Also the inside is gorgeous.
xxxSylvia

Elle said...

Very nice! I love all of the details. Good luck with your organzing and most of all your purging. I just went through that very same process and am glad that I did!

ScrappySandie said...

Hi Barb! What a pretty card! Love that image of Tilda and you've colored her SO well! The butterflies too...so pretty! Hope your organizing is successful! Such a good feeling when its done!
Sandie