Monday, May 3, 2010

A new Sweet Pea and Hot Pink Tilda

Hi everyone and Happy Monday! :) I'm so sorry it's been so long since my last post, work has been absolutely crazy and I haven't been feeling to well on top of that. Anyway, this is a new week so hopefully things will slow down a bit :) I actually have two cards to share with you today so I'll keep my chit chat short.




For my first card today, I decided to use this gorgeous new image from Sweet Pea Stamps. This particular image is called Purple Comfort. I think she's beautiful and I love the kittens :) I colored the image with copics (dress: R81, R83, R85, BG72, BG75; skin: E00, E01, E11, RV21; hair: E33, E35, E37; cats: W2, W4, W6). I added Stardust Stickles to her hair bows and the cats' wings. Next, I created my card base out of SU cardstock (the blue color is an old retired color, I can't remember the name, the pink is Rose Red). The design paper is from K&Co. The two corner designs on the upper corners of the card were actually cut with my Cricut from the Storybook cartridge. I'm determined to use my Cricut more, I love it! Finally, for some finishing touches, I added some pearls and roses from Wild Orchid Crafts. What do you think?




For my second card today, I made a birthday card for my grandmother in-law (the absolute sweetest person). I love this Tilda image, I think she's absolutely adorable. I stamped the image with Memento black ink onto PTI cardstock and colored it with copics (top: W6, W8; skirt and socks: RV21, RV23, RV25; hair: E33, E35, E37; skin: E00, E01, E11,RV21), cut her out, and then added some stickles to her hair bows and her belt and her lollipop. Next I created my card base out of SU cardstock (Regal Rose and Basic Black). The pink design paper is from SU, the black design paper is from DCWV. I then cut out some ovals using my nestabilities and I embossed the top oval with my Swiss Dots embossing folder. I then added Tilda to the ovals with dimensionals. For some finishing touches, I added pearls, a bow (tied with my awesome bow easy) and Primas and roses. What do you think?

Whew, sorry this was such a long post. Thanks for reading this far :) Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful day! :)

Big Hugs, Christine

28 comments:

scrapperdiane said...

Your cards are awesome,I love the colors

Barb Hardeman said...

Both cards are really pretty! I love Tilda in the hot pink and black! You've done a fabulous job on both!
Blessings,
Barb

Crazystamper said...

Beautiful cards Christine! Cheers Lora Sinkler-Lake www.onecrazystamper.typepad.com

jimlynn said...

BOTH are gorgeous - as always. So pretty. I know your grandmother-in-law will love hers. Great cards.

Teri said...

You did a really good job on Tilda. Love the card.

Dena said...

I think both of your cards are gorgeous!!!! Love the pretty bow on the Tilda one and that is a super sweet Tilda too!
Hugs, Dena

Pat said...

Love both cards...your colors are yummy! and your coloring is just lovely!! Pat Frank (VA)

Sharon Caudle said...

They're both beautiful, Christine!! That Sweet Pea image is gorgeous and your colorization of her is awesome! Love your color combo! And of course Tilda is soooo precious and love the pink and black together! Fabulous work!
hugs!
Sharon

charlene aka scrappygma said...

Both of you card are great hope you get to feeling better !
Hugs

Peggie said...

Wow! What pretty cards and in my favorite color - pink. The kitties are so cute.

Angelwood said...

Oh wow! These are both stunning images and your coloring so fabulous. Love the sweet pea image and the cute kitties. This is one of my favorite Tilda's too. She looks so adorable with that lollipop. Fabulous job on both! hugs, Angela

WickedPixie said...

These are both wonderful! :-)Traci

shelly said...

Both cards came out well. I see why you like this Tilda so much, she's a cutie and you did a great job of coloring her. I love the colors!
Hugs,
Shell

Jodi said...

Christine, both of your cards are gorgeous! I love the pretty color combos for both, and the layouts too!
Hugs
Jodi =)

kraftykylie said...

Absolutely stunning!!! I especially love love love tilda in black and pink!!!
Smiles to you
Kylie :)

Christina C. said...

Christine, both of your cards are stunning. I'm really liking those Sweet Pea images and you presented her magnificently.
Fabulous cards!

Leonie said...

Both are stunning! Love how you have coloured your Sweet Pea. I'm a bit intimidated by them. Your Tilda is super sweet in her hot pink and black!! Your grandma-in-law will love her i bet
Hugs Leonie

Belinda said...

Lovely! Fab job and love that you cut out the Tilda!

Linda S. said...

Oh my, you have done a beautiful job!! You have really got this coloring thing down to a "T". Your work on the first card is especially striking the way you have done the skin tones and of course the eyes. Love those kitties, too. Linda S. in NE

Lyn S said...

Wow, both cards are just stunning Christine!

marsha said...

Christine,
These are both absolutely gorgeous! Love the new Sweet Pea - just fabulous and the hot pink Tilda really rocks!

Hugs, Marsha

melissac said...

As a huge fan of pink, I LOVE your cards today!! Tilda looks wonderful!! Blessings and Hugs!

Jean said...

Both cards are absolutely adorable, but your Tilda is the cutest... the coloring is gorgeous and the bling of her dress and sucker in her mouth is great.. your layout is stunning and it is a great job..
Hugs, Jean

Patti.Jo said...

Terrific job on both your cards! Fun pink and black, so striking!!! Well done Christine!

Angela said...

Christine, I love both of these cards!!! I think we get our Sweet Pea Stamps on the same day. Sometimes you do get yours first. The funny thing about thsi card and the card I created with this image.. well it's not funny but the card I created with all the Fall colors is YOURS!! I went to mail it out yesterday with the stamped images on Neenah paper and I could not find the email with your address on it to save my life!! I am using my work computer at the moment, so could you please send me your address again. You have been waiting forever for me to get off my lazy bottom and send those to you!! Love the colors you have used on both cards. I really need to get some more of those adorable Tilda images!! I haven't bought any in awhile. Just wish my crafting budget had no limit. lol!!
Hugs:)
Angela

Cami said...

Both of your cards are beautiful, Christine! I'm starting to really love the chin-chou kuik designs and you have colored her beautifully. The pink/black for Tilda is perfect. Another fav combo of mine and again, your coloring is beautiful! Hugs, Cami

Maria Matter said...

oh these a incredible too!

Do you own ALL the sweet peas Christine! Shame it's not a publicly traded company! lol
You do such an awesome job with these images!!!

love the lollipop licking sweetie too! great colors and design!!!
Blessings!

cabio's craft corner said...

The Sweet Pea card is so cool and I love your coloring and the second one is such a sweet Tilda card and your coloring is so delightful. Thanks for sharing :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

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