March 16, 2009

Tilda, my wee Irish Colleen....Happy St. Patrick's Day, Crafty Friends!!!!!

Just a quick post here to wish everyone of my blog followers and crafty blogging friends around the world a very Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!!!!
I made this card really quickly yesterday evening while watching Dancing with the Stars!!!! I just wanted to post it here for all of my visitors to let you know I'm so lucky to have "meet" many wonderful crafty bloggers and I have received so may kind and supportive comments and I really appreciate all your kind words of support and encouragement!!!!!
I hope you have a wonderful day and get to celebrate today with a pint or two,he,he,he!!!!

Edit: In my haste to get this posted and out the door this morning, I forgot to mention, that I'm entering this card in challenge # 7 over at the Colour Create Challenge blog! The colour combo is red and green!!!!

I was inspired by this beautiful ribbon (the picture doesn't do it justice really) that I picked up at Micheals. I love the basket weave pattern of the ribbon and the sheen...fabulous! I made my card base 6X6 out of white Dotted Swiss Bazzill cardstock! I cut the shamrock border on my Silhouette and tucked a few extra shamrocks in and around Tilda and pop-dotted her. The papers are a mix of My Mind's Eye, Bohemia Collection and Scenic Route. The sentiment I typed up on my computer and printed it on Bazzill cardstock.
This is my favourite Tilda right now. I think she is called Sweetheart Tilda and she is just that, a sweetheart....I think she looks sooooo Irish too,smile! I stamped her on Georgia Pacific paper with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured her with my Copics and Twinkling H2Os. I wanted her hair to be dark brown, like mine, something, I don't usually do, as, I am not that good at colouring the hair dark. I think it it is easier just to make her a blond, smile! I used my Maroon Copic marker and I really love the warm reddish brown that it turned out! Tilda's slouchy socks remind of my Irish dancing socks that I use to wear...I think Tilda just kicked off her hard shoes to rest her weary feet after doing a jig or two,lol!!!!
Well, there you have it! I am quite happy with how this card turned out! Hannah and Kieran are on March break this week. I'm taking my Dad to the train so he can head into Toronto to celebrate St.Patrick's day! I am sure that he will be wearing green when I pick him up,lol!!!! I think he might even have his funny hat on, so, I will take a pic and maybe post it for you to all see my crazy Irish Dad,lol!!!!
Well, I better get a move on, got to get my Dad to his train and get to work!!!!!

Hope you all have a very
Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!



Anonymous said...

oh, your card is so cute and beautiful, your Tilda is really a sweetie.
Wonderful card.

Sandra said...

Happy St.Patricks day to you too!
What a beautiful card. I love that ribbon, I can see the weave and the sheen on it, can only imagine how beautiful it must be in real life. This little Tilda looks so sweet, you've done a great job with her dark hair.
Have fun celebrating with your dad.
Sandra xx

Kathy said...

What a gorgeous card Tara!! I love that ribbon and all your shamrocks are fabulous!! I could have used them ~ I was looking for something like that!! Gorgeous coloring and I hope you have a lucky day!

Sharon Traynor Designs said...

Sensational card Tara. That Tilda sure is a sweetheart. Your ribbon is so deeeelish! No wonder it inspired you. Fantastic work. Thanks for joining the Colour Create Challenge.
Sharon xx

Annika said...

Do you by any chance have Irish roots? :)
Well, either you have or not, but Happy Paddy's Day for you from the depths of Ireland here!

The card is gorgeous, envy your Silhouette...remember teh time I needed loads of shamrocks for a card and was hand-cutting them for ages ... brrr.

Ribbon is yum. I mean - YUM!


Joey said...

Hiya Tara this is one stunning card, love the tones of green you

Tracey said...

WOW! This card is absolutely fantastic Tara! Love it!

Kelly Schelske said...

She is adorable, ebautiful card Tara, teh ribbon looks just gorgeous!! Love all the shamrocks too!

Hugs, Kelly

Who's your fav on DWTS???

Georgia said...

Aww, I love this! I like how Tilda's sitting in the clovers and the ribbon is lovely!

RubyMay said...

What an incredible card...such a great design. Love it !

Nicole Bailey said...

Oh Tara! What an absolutely stunning card! All the layers and distressing and details! Wow! And then your coloring is just so unique and beautiful! I love how you go back and highlight with white!

aardvarkpest said...

Cute Card. Love the lucky clover and that huge bow.


Heather said...

Hi Tara - absolutely stunning!!! Fabulous papers, gorgeously coloured Tilda and that ribbon - well - it's just so delicious.
hugs Heather xx

COCO said...

Gorgeous creation. Love the image and the perfect colouring.
Hugs coco

Tara said...

I'm lovin' Tilda with the dark hair T, she really looks so pretty. This is a fab St Patricks Day card and I love the little die cuts - are they clovers of shamrocks I wonder?

Lori aka Lo Lo said...

What a fab card!. I really like the ribbon. I may have to stop by Micheal's and pick it up. It looks great on the card. Luv the colouring on Tilda.

I wanted to let you know that I am now a Canadian Stampin' Up! Demonstrator so if you want any SU goodies you know where to get it from. My site is I've also made a post on my blog and have the link on the side of my blog.


Ellen said...

Hello Tara,

Amazing card. I like the Magnolia's very much. Have a nice weekend!


Tab said...

Hey sweetie, what an utterly scrumption card! Love that little Tilda and you have coloured to perfection! Hope you had a happy St Pat's day!
Hugs Tab xxx

Kim Piggott said...

Tara this is so beautiful!
Love your sweet Tilda and your beautiful paper and detail just looks wonderful!
kim x

Kim said...

Tara this is AMAZING! That ribbon looks delish!!! WOW! And the clovers are so the border you have made...makes me want to whip out my Circut and actually use it! ha ha! Hope you are enjoying your weekend hun!
Hugs~ Kim

Chris said...

Fabulous card Tara, everything is so perfect for St. Patrick's day, hope yours was a good one. She's the most adorable Tilda, your colouring is stunning and the clovers and that lush ribbon are all perfection. So glad you entered it for CC Sweetie as I think I missed this beauty. Hugs, Chris xxx

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