Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Tilda on a log..............

I don't often use Magnolia stamps, I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with Tilda. This one is okay because it doesn't set me off thinking 'oh no, no mouth'. Did you know that the idea behind them is that they are all angels, and angels speak with their hearts not with their mouths?
Sounds a bit fanciful to me!
Anyway, here she is perched on a log (not sure who made this stamp, the image was given to me.) The base card and sentiment button is by Craftwork Cards , and the papers are My Minds Eye

I do love the way the artist puts them in the funkiest clothes though
I have been having a clear-out in view of the imminent arrival of the new carpet. So loads of books and old DVD's and VHS tapes are all sorted out ready to go to the charity shop. Then I got to sorting out old photographs - boy, was that a walk down memory lane. By the time I had discarded views of places I couldn't remember visiting, anonymous babies who refused to be identified, people smiling happily for me when I haven't a clue who they are, two great carrier bags had been decanted into one neat little box. very satisfying. I tell you what I did find lurking, two of the earliest cards I ever made. They are truly terrible, I can't believe I made them, and you won't either when you see them - yes, I will take photos, I can take ridicule.

24 comments:

Cathy said...

I love Tilda, she is so cute!

Terrie B x said...

Hi Enfys...your card is soo very `pretty` you know I love catching up with all your Gorgeous creations..so full of Inspiration!!!
Sorry I`v been very random lately but I know you understand,, :) XXX

Heather said...

Cute card. I always wondered why they don't have mouths. That bothers me about them too. TFS

Kristie Maynard said...

Very cute card! I'm sure the old cards aren't as bad as you think they are. We do tend to be our own worst critics! Would love to see them though.

Rufus said...

So that's why they don't have mouths?? Always wondered about that. I know exactly what you mean about them, that's how I feel too. Can't wait to see the "early" cards. Bet they aren't 1/2 as bad as you think! I'm trying to play catch up having been away.
R/

ursula Uphof said...

Tilda is so beautifully coloured. Would like to see those early "terrible" cards. Also having a major cleanout, does one good!!

Autumn Mist said...

I agree about the mouths, I do find them a bit odd, but love the way you've coloured this one. I was only saying last night about the very first card I made a year ago and now I don't know how I had the nerve to give it to someone! I've learned so much since then. Would love to see yours though (I bet it's brill!)

cotnob said...

I'm glad it's not only me that has a problem with the no mouth thing. Your card is pretty, I love the fresh colour scheme.
Pauline
x

Frea said...

Lovely card Enfys, I am into the Magnolia's myself but it's always the 1st thing my husband says, they have no mouth. I always reply to him I can't understand the problem, at least they keep quiet LOL!! To me its a matter of filling in the facial expression yourself depending on the figure. Anyway, you turned her into a lovely card. Hugs, Frea

Sewandthecity said...

I found your blog when I was looking for types of edge cutters...great post, thank you...I will make a cup of tea and have a good browse around :-)

Nannieflash said...

Yes well my hubby says the same why dont they have mouths, but they wouldnt look the same with them I fear. Fabulous card by the way. hugs Shirleyx

Margie said...

This is adorable! I love the edge of the card and the pretty colors!

Linda said...

Tilda is so sweet. It will be great to see how far you have come. I hate that kind of cleaning out but when it is done it feels so good.

Cheryl Winget said...

Oh, Enfys, you are so brave! I can barely even look at the first cards I made, and I blush with embarrassment when I think that I actually sent them to people!!! You are so talented and your cards are so beautiful. Maybe there's hope for even me. :) Now, back to practicing my card-making skills - or lack thereof.

Anonymous said...

Love Tilda. Can't imagine anything you created being terrible. Hugs Joan Murphins

Debbie said...

Great card, Enfys. I love the edge you added. I still don't understand the mouth thing. How do the angels say "Fear not!" then? Or sing? I would thing the Bible would have mentioned that in the description. You wouldn't notice that as they approached ;- ) Thanks for sharing you talents, as always!

Pinkllilac said...

Love the Tilda Enfys she looks so cute, so glad you got your pica sorted,I think we all need to do that lol.
Hugs Linda

Riet said...

So beautiful card Enfys,I love the image and the colours.

Hugs Riet.xx

Sandy from Ukiah said...

So cute Enfys.. I have a few of the Tilda stamps, but I am not a stamper..(just between you and me, I think angles have mouths...) I can't imagine you ever making a bad card... hugs from ukiah

MizMaryAnn said...

I have never cared for Tilda. The no mouth part has always bugged me! My angels have mouths and they are always trying to get me to not spend so much money on my hobby!!

Debbie said...

This Tilda looks a right country bumpkin.Lovely card with great papers.Love it.Hope you're okay.Love Debbie x

1CardCreator said...

Beautiful card, I always wondered why they had no mouths.

cricutalltime said...

she is so cute.love the overalls.i too dont like the way sometime these mouthless stamps look.it is a bummer when you have to clean so much but then you find so many things you wore looking for.

Kim. said...

I really don't care for Tilda's, the lack of a mouth really puts me off. However I see many around blogland that I think are beautiful.
This card is lovely and beautifully coloured and I really can't imagine your first cards to be that bad. Perhaps we should all dig out our first cards and we could all have a good laugh at each other!!
Kim xXx