Monday, July 16, 2012


Our hop this month is called ROUND OFF-meaning that to enter we want you to make anything but a square or rectangular shaped card. I just love making shaped cards with my Grand Nestabilities!  Fun challenge!  Another thing I love is when new Magnolia stamps arrive in the mail!!  Here is #283 TILDA WITH A GIFT FOR YOU from the new Turning Leaves Collection!  Diana has them in stock and shipping now-including MINIs!!
 Before I go further, I want to say that you can find the whole darned hop order HERE at Magnolia-licious Highlites..  If you arrived at my blog from the FAB-U-LOUS Angie at Scrap-girl you are doing great!!
On with a few details-The card base is Spellbinders Labels four in the grand size.  The increments are 1/4".  I cut two of the largest size then on the yellow one I trimmed off the embossed edge to get the die cuts closer in size. My paper is My Mind's Eye (Nostalgia) and Webster's pages (Tell Your Story).  i used a Memory box die for the leaves and an MFT die for the roses. The die behind Tilda is from Marianne designs, I think.
The star of the show, though, is the beautiful Tilda!! She is colored with copics.  I used E000, E11 and R30 for her face.  Once in a while I like to add shading to create a 'nose'.  Her hair is E50, Y21, E97 and E99. Her shoes are E31, E35, E25,  The gift is BG10 and 11 with Y21 and E31 for the raffia.  Her dress is R30, R21 and  R22.  I added some Star Dust stickles to the gift, tilda's bow and to the roses.
Dave and I just returned from our week on the Maine coast.  We just love it there and had a week of amazing weather and good times.  We found some new hiking places, a couple of new places to visit and a couple of new places to eat lobster!!  I will show a couple of pictures soon.
I was in such a packing craze before we left that i forgot to choose my blog candy winner, so I will do that in the morning and post it on Tuesday (July 17).  My sincere apologies on that!
AND, now off you go to visit my buddy Sharon's blog for some super EYE CANDY!
When you finish, we hope you'll start planning your shapely project to join in our challenge!!

Thanks for coming by today!!
Have a great Monday! Hugs, Cheryl


Leah Ann Gast said...

Pretty card and I love the shape! Hugs! Leah Ann

Suzi said...

Hi Cheryl, Wow!! this is so very pretty, I love the shape and those papers are gorgeous. Fabulous colouring and embellishments. Love it to bits.
Suzi x

..Karen said...

This is so gorgeous!! Love the colors!! : )

Durvina said...

The shape is stunning, i love the complete card.

hugs, Durvina

angelwhispers said...

My word just love your shape and such wonderful papers and image! Superb Chanelle xxx

Cathy Lee said...

Darling card, Cheryl. Tilda looks gorgeous and love those awesome flowers. Glad to hear you enjoyed your vaca in Maine. I love it there.
Cathy Lee

nancyparker55 said...

Hi Cheryl, Another simply beautiful card. You always amaze me with the wonderful things you create. Sounds like you had a great time while away, looking forward to seeing your photos. hugs, Nancy

Only By His Grace said...

Lovely card Cheryl. Love the shape and the design is great.
hugs Maz

Frances said...

Very pretty Cheryl! Love your coloring and design. hugs,Frances.

Anonymous said...

Very pretty, I love shaped cards, nicely done
Hugs julie P

Paper Tails said...

I like the shape of this card! Beautifully done.


cabio's craft corner said...

Good evening Cheryl. Finally I get to sit down and come check out your card closely. Not only the shape of this card is awesome, but I also had a fun time checking out the DPs you pick. Cool and beautiful card :o)

Nicolchen said...

WOW...your creation is just gorgeous...the shape is fantastic and wonderful colours you´ve used :0)))

Hugs Nicole

diane (cookiestamper) said...

gorgeous card! Tilda is so sweet!

Laura said...

I love the shape of your card, especially since I'm using a similar Cricut shape on the one I'm making now. LOL! Your coloring of Tilda is gorgeous and I absolutely love the colors you've used! Beautiful!

♥ Laura C.

Francy said...

Fantastic card and lovely layout. the colours are fantastic and the stamp is lovely.

scrappinpeg said...

awe this is adorable

Sharon Caudle said...

Well look who finally made it over to your blog! LOL! I've been just a tad slow lately...but better late than never, right? :) Love your card, Cheryl! The shape is fantastic and your coloring is always gorgeous! Beautiful papers and LOVE that ribbon and bow!! Tilda is, as always, absolutely adorable! I really love this new collection! Hope you're enjoying your summer!
hugs, Sharon

Leslie Turner said...

This is beautiful! Love that shape and that bow! And of course your Tilda is darling!

paperpapier said...

Love this Label 4 shape pretty!

Liz's creative corner said...

Gorgeous card, love the shape and fab image and colouring, hugs Liz xx


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