Friday, December 30, 2016


I only have the one Tilda stamp (thankyou Jules for letting me have ) and here she is. I just felt like doing a spot of colouring with my Derwent Water Colour pencils whilst waiting for the drainage contractors to turn back up today.
'Big Bertha 2 ' spent 3 hours yesterday finally clearing the blockage out on the main road.  The Doc requested them back today to make sure that the two drains on our property were completely clear which thankfully they were.  So we can  now enter 2017 flushed with success  so to speak!
Now onto my card.
Coloured using my pencils and a water filled pen brush.  Base card is made from green cardstock and the papers are from my stash. I have no name for the backing sheet with the bird on but think it was a gift sent by a fellow blogger when doing a swap. The paper peeking out from behind Tilda is a freebie from Making cards Magazine Aug 2012 the Nancy Watt collection called 'Summer Ladies'. All the embellishments I found when sorting out a box of  oddments  of this and that.
The photo above was taken using flash but it has just caught the tip of her bow and is not showing the true colours. The photo below is without flash but is a lot duller. Can't win at the moment taking photos inside. 

Entering into the following challenges :
Simply Magnolia # Anything goes using magnolia products.
Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia Challenge #141 Anything goes.


brenda said...

Another lovely creation Valery.

Happy New Year and a crafty 2017.

B x

Margreet said...

Great coloring of your sole the ribbon with roses!
Happy New Year!
xxx Margreet

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

This is one more Tilda stamp than I have Valery. Such a beautiful card, I love the greens that you have used. Glad that your blockage problems seem to be over. Happy New Year.

Sue xx

cuilliesocks said...

Pleased to hear your drainage problems are sorted. Beautiful card, lovely design and colours, have a fabulous Hogmanay, and all the best for 2017, Kate x

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

I'm glad to hear that your problems seem finally solved before the end of the year!! Lovely card, and the ribbon roses stripe is a delight!
I wish you a fabulous 2017!

Mac Mable said...

Wanted to stop by to say here's to a Healthy, Happy and Crafty 2017 x

KandA said...

Super card Mrs A and gGlad Big Bertha got the job done. Hope you have a happy and healthy new year xx

Createology said...

Always good to begin a fresh new year with proper drainage. Uber cute card and your coloring is beautful. Happy New Year and lots of Peace and Health. XO

Kathleen said...

Well that is one more than I own, never been that keen on them but my Sister loved them and she had and actually still has ever though she gave up card making a couple of years ago.
Lovely colouring and a great design.
To colour my peel offs I use either Sharpie pens or I have some very old peel off marker pens but they are hit and miss now I have had them that long
Hope the Doc has found his hard hat.
Happy New Year.

Kath x

Diane said...

Super fun design Valery and best of the New year to you.

Hugs diane

Nicola said...

Thanks for entering your beautiful creation at Simply Magnolia, good luck and Happy New Year!
Hugs Nicola xxx

Darnell said...

What a lovely layout for showcasing your one and only Tilda, Anne! The colors and coloring are great! So glad to hear you are flushed and flowing! A fine way to start the happy new year!! Hugs, Darnell

Greta said...

Oh what a sweet card, Mrs. A! Wishing you a wonderful 2017!

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

She's so sweet Mrs A, great layers, I'm wishing you all the best for 2017!

Love and hugs

coldwaters2 said...

Happy New Year Mrs A and I am thrilled to see that you have used your Tilda stamp, I have this one and she is a beauty, I love the colours you have used for her also the amazing background, FAB make
lorraine x

Stempelhexe said...

Such a beautiful project! Love the design and gorgeous colours. Thank you for joining us at LHOSM, good luck and I hope you will join us again.

aussie aNNie said...

Cute oh no where are the mischievious two....hope you had a lovely Christmas Day and peace to you and yours in 2017. xx{aNNie}

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

I love the blush on her cheeks, that is gorgeous. Don't be afraid to take your shading a little deeper. It can get lost otherwise, especially in photos. This is a fab card, I think you did a great job xx

Donna said...

Hi Mrs A, Happy New Year to you and the Doc! Your little tilda card is too cute and adorable and I love your pretty added detail with the lace! Donna ♥ x

MagsB said...

So pretty, what gorgeous, soft colours! I'm glad that Big Bertha 2 managed to clear up your drain problem, the workmen must be flushed with pride that they finally succeeded!!!

Happy New Year!

love Mags B x

Happy New Year!

MaryH said...

Superb pencil coloring - and I love the color choices. The background bits are just so pretty with this little Tilda, and I am loving all the texture. Glad that the drainage issues are handled properly, and hope the rain has subsided. We did drive in a lot of heavy, hard rain and when that eased up, then we had a 'fog' of some sort, that impaired visibility. Then about 2 hrs south of home, got in standstill traffic for about 1 3/4 hrs, but at least prior to that, traffic was not bad, since it was a Holiday Sunday. Thankful to arrive home safely, after a lovely time with the kids, and some terrific weather. Gloomy & chilly in SC today. Happy New Year, and hope the Elves are either back at their home, or behaving properly as you'd have them to do! Hugs & TFS

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Happy New Year Valery, hope 2017 treats you well.

Beth Brovold said...

Glad to hear that you've resolved your plumbing issues...YIKES!! Always nice to have a colour and create beautiful cards when you need a pick me up...thank you for sharing your talent with us at Lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia...good luck and I hope that you will share with us again next challenge!
Take care,

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Mrs A so glad that Big Bertha 2 was able to finish what Big Bertha could not. Never a dull moment your way, even minus two elves of a doubtful helpful nature.
Lovely use of Tilda. Would you believe I've two Magnolia stamps, have watercoloured them but never ever carded them that I can recall. Love all your snippets.
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Donna said...

Great design and coloring Mrs A. Happy New Year to you and hubby!

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Mrs A
Happy New Year!
Very pretty card. She reminds me of an Irish dancerlol!
Best wishes.
Ang x