Monday, January 3, 2011

Secret Tilda Birthday Card

Wow!  I can't believe another year has come and gone - where does the time go?  It sure does seem to go faster and faster each year!  I hope everyone had a safe and happy New Years.  I spent it with friends and loved ones so it was a good way to start the new year.  Here's to health, happiness, and prosperity in 2011!   Here is my first card of the new year - a birthday and celebration card for a friend.  I used my favorite color scheme once again, pink and brown, and followed the sketch from Pixie Cottage which had the added option of a party/celebration theme.  I love how the sketch turned out!  The paper is Sweet Nothings from SEI  (I LOVE how glittery the paper is!) and the image is my new stamp that I just love, Secret Tilda.  She is from the Merry Little Collection and can be found at, but I love how versatile she can be.  She made the perfect image for a birthday card!  I used my Deckled Spellbinders to punch out the image and the classic circles spellbinders to cut out the sentiment and background piece.  I added a piece of brown satin ribbon and bow, a Tim Holtz adage ticket, and Prima flowers.  I also inked the edges of the image and sentiment with Tim Holtz Walnut Ink Distress Ink.  I added Cotton Candy stickles to Tiilda's lace around her shirt and pants, her hair bow, and the bow on her package. 

Here's another angle:

And one more:

Here's a picture of the inside - sorry about the shadow - I need to find a better way to take pictures!

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Pixie Cottage - Sketch and option of Party/Celebration
Simon Says Stamp - Time to Party/Celebrate
Totally Papercrafts - Time to Party
Reasonable Ribbon - Something New + Ribbon (Secret Tilda stamp)
7 Kids Challenge - Anything Goes
Just Magnolia - Anything Goes
Stamp Something - Something Glittery
Craft Your Days Away - Punch It Out
Totally Tilda - Ribbon and Roses
Simon Says Stamp and Show - New Stamp (Secret Tilda stamp)
Speedy the Cat - Use something New (Secret Tilda stamp)
Creative Inspirations - Use Something New (Secret Tilda stamp)


  1. Wonderful finished card! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

  2. Wonderful card! Thanks so much for joining our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.

  3. Beautiful card inside and out!!!
    Thanks for sharing it with us at Speedy's Friends.

  4. oh this is one super image love the colurs and papers you have used on this,thanks for playing at the pixie cottage this week,hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

  5. Wow this is a very pretty and cute card... Tilda hiding presents is so sweet! =)
    thanks for joining us at The Pixie Cottage

  6. Stunningly beautiful card the image, paper and design look wonderful thank you for sharing this with us at Creative Inspirations.
    Lorraine x

  7. she is precious....thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends

  8. This is beautiful! gorgeous colours and details! thanks for joining us at Just Magnolia, hugs, Jane xxx

  9. Adorable, love the layering and that sweet Tilda. Thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations and The Pixie Cottage this week with your lovely creation.
    Suzi x

  10. STINKIN' CUTE!! bet your friend LOVED her card!!

    Thanks bunches for playing along with Simon Says Stamp and Show!!

  11. A beautiful card, thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations, hope to see you again next time. Good luck! Hugs Christine x

  12. Gorgeous card Tiara, that ribbon is lush.
    Thanks for joining us at Totally Tilda for our "Ribbons & Roses" challenge
    hugs Mandy xx

  13. Great card and lovely image too, love the brown ribbon. Thanks so much for joining in with the Creative Inspiration Challenge this week.
    Jenni x