Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Happy St George's Day


There is a thread over on the Cricut message board for UK crafters, and I set a challenge to make a card using red, white and blue. I spotted this little Tilda waving the Swedish flag, at the NEC and thought she could be waving the flag for England. So here's what I came up with. The papers are by Reminisce, border punch is valentine hearts by Martha Stewart, and she was coloured with copics. The lovely shaped labels that Tilda is mounted on are by Go-Kreate and were cut using my cuttlebug.

Now Tilda stamp collectors may be scratching their heads at the sight of her pigtails. It's true, she started life with bunches of hair, but then I coloured her in, cut her out, and after a lot of work saw that she looked as if she had a bad case of jaundice. By this time, I really couldn't be bothered to start the whole thing over again, so I cut the head off another Tilda and stuck it on. Now you would never have known if I hadn't told you would you? I like to think it shows a imaginative, resourceful side of my nature, but in my heart know that it shows a lazy streak!

28 comments:

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Oh wow Enfy another gorgeous card, lovely image and stunning papers! hugs Linda x

Jaspere said...

Adorable and such a fun card. Love it!

mar1ene said...

Gorgeous Enfy!!
and I'm gutted I missed that Tilda at the NEC! mind you there were soooo many :D

Have a great day!
Marlene x

Terrie B x said...

Fabulous card Enfys...Gorgeous eye-candy as always...Have a lovely Day:)♥

DonnaMundinger said...

Darling En! Very resourceful, but what are you gonna do with that poor decapitated Tilda? LOL

Sarah xx said...

Thanks for popping by my little zone - and for your comments. Your cards are super - very inspirational!
xx

Tawnya said...

very cute!! Love the resourcefulness! I do that too, when really i am just being lazy!

Cardmaking Galore said...

Lovely card!

all4sydney said...

Enfy it is just ADORABLE!! as always ;)

Justine said...

I love stopping by here Enfys, there's always something new and you never cease to amaze me!!! Such a beautiful card!!

Justine x x

pinky said...

Such a beautiful card, thats a really cute Tilda and the red white and blue ties in beautifully.
Pinky

Susie Sugar said...

What a gorgeous card Enfys , I love the colours and the Tilda is so sweet too
Love Susie xx

Deb said...

Lovely card but I have to wonder why you`re showing a card for St Georges day when its St Patricks day today lol.
My guess its not for today but for when its actualy St Georges day but it tickled me none the less

lisa said...

What a cute card. I love the hair change. Very resourceful.

Tonniece said...

Stelar card Enfys and I love your quick fix. LOL

Nannieflash said...

Well it works for me, the card is absolutely stunning, and so patriotic, she could almost be waving for GB. Well done love Shirleyx

scrapn_momof2 said...

Adorable card. I would have never guessed that the poor thing had lost her head.

Kath said...

fabilicious card En....love the red white and blue...but I thought this was St Patrick's Day or maybe I am wrong....Hugs Kath xxxxx

cats whiskers said...

ROFL thats the sort of thing I would do, well hun waste not want not. Love this card and what a great idea, about time we had a St Georges day card hope we see more of them now
Great papers BTW
Hugs Jacqui x

joey said...

Fabulous card Enfys, great idea, this is just perfect for my mum! lol. Joey.x

kisatrtle said...

LOVE IT!

Norine said...

so cute love how you cut her head off too funny
Hugs
Norine

Anonymous said...

Great card Enfys. I think it shows your creative side also. TFS
scrappingnana4@yahoo.com

Lana said...

OMG Enfys great minds must think alike....
I have just purchased my 1st collections of magnolia stamps and because I don't do much stamping my colouring is not too hot. Anyway if you check out my last post I have done exactly the same and scalped the head from another Tilda and layered it on top of my previously very jaundice Tilda (sounds gruesome) lol
I wouldn't have known unless you had said but it did make me laugh when I read this post
Hugs
Lana x

Tasha said...

Wow Enfys this card is super stunning i adore the colours
wowzer
love tasha xx

InkHearts said...

LOL! I have had the same experience, En! You start coloring and soon your little creation looks like they have hepatitis! hehehehe
I would not have known you had changed the heads if you had not told me!

Blessings!

Tip Top said...

Hehehehe!! Love the chopped up Tilda!

Kay said...

You cut the head of Tilda - I am shocked!! I'm fairly certain that is illegal in some places :)