Sunday, 18 August 2013

Lilac and Cream Vintage Florals

I'm trying to catch up with posts as have neglected blogger in recent months; so hopefully I will squeeze in two posts today... if all goes to plan! I'm now officially on for a week and we are spending a few days away near Berwick. HB found this wonderful re-built Victorian boathouse after watching a television off we go on Monday, it's a part of the world we've not yet explored and we are really looking forward to it...we are planning lots of R+R and some sightseeing ...I dont even mind if it rains every day; we have had a pretty good summer and as a native Scot I'm not a sun lover by any means so will enjoy myself whatever the weather brings!We don't usually have 2 holiday in the summer so this is a bonus indeed.
Lovely in lilac 

This is one of several cards which I finished  a few weeks ago and still waiting to be posted...I'm still working on the wedding card for next far have two finished and another two I'm working on,which means I will be spoiled for choice of what one to use !

Close up Tilda
I'm really pleased with this card I think its one of my best yet I still need practice with blending the edges with ink as its a bit patchy but overall I like the design and the colours I used so a's not earmarked for anyone as yet but I'm sure it will make it to someone eventually...and as I've attached the sentiment with a peg its easy to change into whatever I need . 

lots of flowers 

I do love colouring Tilda's and this one I wanted to keep quite light which I didn't find easy... it's not the exact colours I wanted but as its all I had in this colour range I'm relatively happy.Putting the pearls around the frame was bit time I'm going for ready to stick pearls!.. although it was worth it for the result and to finish it off you cant beat some pretty flowers. As usual the papers are magazine freebies 90% of my paper stash is I've actually only bought a handful of 6x6 and 12x12 pads since I started card making and have hardly used them some I haven't used at all yet!
another close up 
I like vintage look ive created,the papers led me in this direction.The die cuts behind the flowers are from my new Christmas dies which I haven't used as yet.. it makes a  pretty flourish and works with the vintage look I think found some cute die cut corners in my stash which I haven't' a clue where they came from ...which is  a shame as I  only have one set of these ones let and one much smaller set...they are made out of a very thin balsa wood; I think and I've lightly coloured them using pale pink chalks...not that you can see it !
Time for some ironing and packing and if time permits a bit of card making later.Thanks for visiting and hope you have a great week ahead hugs ...Andrea X 

I used the following:-
6x6 base card 
purple cream card - die cuts and layering
Tilda-with cherry basket coloured using copics and promarkers 
die cut scalloped oval inked using 
From stash:-
mulberry paper flowers and roses
fabric flowers 
lilac organza ribbon
cream lace
die cut floral heart corners 
pearl brad (on bow)
peg, for you sentiment 


  1. Wow! Was für eine wundervolle Karte. Danke daß du bei der Stempelsonnenchallenge mitmachst.
    LG Dreja

  2. What a BEAUTIFUL Tilda creation! Your holiday sounds so wonderful! Enjoy every moment! Thanks for linking up at Sister Act this week!
    Trisha-DT Member

  3. Eine großartige Karte ist das geworden. Herzlichen Dank für Deine Teilnahme bei der Stempelsonne
    GLG Tamesis

  4. Eine ganz phantastische Karte.
    Vielen Dank für die Teilnahme an der Stempelsonnenchallenge.
    LG Tina

  5. What a beautiful card! I love the color combo and love how cute Tilda is! Thanks for joining us at Jo's FFC;-)

  6. Your card is adorable! Thank you for entering in the Sami Stamps DT Call challenge!

  7. Awesome card Andrea, love this Tilda and colours used...good luck with my candy too.xx

  8. Gorgeous card, love the image and fab colours.
    Caz x

  9. This is gorgeous Andrea, such a fabulous design and beautifully embellished.

  10. Adorable TFS and for joining us at Jo's for Funday Friday

  11. Such a sweet creation. Love your colour palette.

  12. You Tilda is just gorgoeus! Thank ;you forjoining us for our CMC Challenge!
    Marie XX

  13. Absolutely beautiful, great image. colours and design. Thank you for joining in the Just for Fun Challenge, good luck

  14. Such a cute card with well thought, beautiful details. Thanks for joining the Sami Stamps DT Call! Nonni/Sami Stamps DT

  15. Great work, thanks for joining us for our first challenge at "Just For Fun!"

    Elaine xx


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