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Sunday, 8 May 2011

Magical Worlds

Apologies for delay between posts, I really must do some smaller projects and pick up the pace! The card I have just finished is a double twisted easel(I think!) and took longer than I'd hoped because I completely changed the background papers from what I originally had ready. I guess my mood changed halfway through and I didn't like the way it was turning out so did an about turn and started from scratch. I'm a lot happier with this version so it was worth it!

(Click on image to enlarge:)

The idea behind the images I chose is that the Fairy Godmother waves her wand and transforms Tilda into a princess - a story my daughter would approve of!

I love my newest Tilda- Hello Little Butterfly, but I ended up paper piecing her because I wasn't happy with how I'd coloured her in! Even the butterfly got paper pieced lol!
The other two Tilda's and the doily die behind them were borrowed from my friend Fleur(thanx soooo much!).

I admire everyone who is able to use their sewing machines and finish their work beautifully with some gorgeous stitching. I, however, STILL haven't managed to do this (very frustrating) so I've had to settle for second best and do faux stitching!

Other materials used:
Go Kreate card die
papers: Kaisercraft 'Le Chateau' and Magnolia Lace Flower
Magnolia Doo Hickey Antique Lace
Magnolia Tulips-other flowers from stash
SU- inks, hodgepodge buttons, leaf punch, scallop punch, little butterfly die
Sentiments- LOTV
Tim Holtz Distress inks
ribbons, pearls, embroidery thread, coloured buttons- from stash

Some wonderful challenges that inspired me:
Sir Stamp-a-lot - Magical Worlds
Magnolialicious Highlights - Sketch
Flutterby Wednesdays - Open challenge(add a butterfly, fairy or angel)
Just Magnolia - Anything goes (with real or faux stitching)
Paper Sundaes - Magical/Mythical Creations

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look, you make my day with your comments.
Love Nicola xxx


jackid said...

What a beautiful card Nicola loving the Tilda's and what a great theme love it
Jacki xx

Fleur said...

Looks fantastic now it's finished Nicola. Love the idea behind it all
Hugz Fleur xXx

angelwhispers said...

WOW What a "Stunner" Just superb love it the images and detail are just so fab and I love the double easel how cool is this!! Chanelle xx

coops said...

wow this is absolutely stunning nicola.i love the sweet tildas and your colours and details are beautiful :D

xx coops xx

Kristie said...

Wow this is so awesome! Love all the Tildas you used! Thanks for playing along with Flutter By Wednesdays!

chris said...

Hi Nicola this is a work of art, its fabulous. do I get to see it in the real world?
thanks for joining us in the Sir STampalot Challenge. hugs chris xx
see you very very soon!

pinky said...

Wow its absolutely gorgeous, love the thinking behind it:) Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.

brenda said...

Another lovely piece of work Nicola.

I am with you on the machine stitching, I can never get a straight line.

Thank you so much for sharing with us at Stampalot challenge this month, good luck and look forward to seeing you again.

B x

Clare *Littlebear* said...

Wow, this is fabulous! Thank you for joining us at the Sir Stampalot challenge this month.
Clare x

Iulia said...

This is absolutely beautiful Nicola! It would have never ocurred to me to make a double twisted easel card. No wonder it took you longer than usual! The result is outstanding and I'm happy to have found you through Just Magnolia thumbnails.
Love your coloring and the design of your card/s is fantastic!
Hugs, Iulia- new follower:)

Sally H said...

A fabulous card! Thanks for joining us in our magical world at Sir stampalot and good luck!

Francesca said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely card with us at Sir Stampalot this month and good luck!


Shana said...

Beautifully done! Thank you for joining us at Paper Sundaes -We hope to see you again soon!

Suzanne J Dean said...

So soft & pretty--love all the fabulous accents too! Thanks for joining in with us at the Magnolia-licious DT Challenge!


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