Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Tilda with Roses & Sketch n Stash

Happy Tuesday everyone.

Yea!!!! We are getting a very welcome dry spell, I was even able to get out and mow the lawn. Although the rain is due back tomorrow.

I have a big PRAISE to share with you all. My son in law struggles with severe back pain due to his disinegrating discs in his lower back. He is not able to work, it is challenging enough to keep up with farm activities and the kids while my daughter is at work. Today he had his disability hearing with the judge and it was approved... Praise God!!! This has answered many, many prayers. The next struggle will be surgery, they really want to have the disc replacement surgery but the insurance companies will not cover it... the only other option is disc fusion but this will cause him to have limited mobility. They are not sure just how much longer he can wait but God will guide them to the next step.

Today we went out to pick up a birthday gift for our grandson who will be '5 years' tomorrow. They have a large creek that runs through there farm and so we bought him his first fishing pole. I cannot wait to see him use it, the only challenge I see is whether he will have the patience to wait for the fish to bite - time will tell. His party is this coming Sunday, so I will have some birthday pictures for you next week.


Onto my card... I have been playing around with my colored pencils with a blending pen. It actually turned out really well.... the picture does not give it justice at all. The layout is from Sketch n Stash, stop over there to see all the great cards the DT made. I made the corner designs using a corner punch and snipped them out and layered to help them stand out. I used the same punch accent poking out from the sentiment. I used flowers, leaf punch and a teeny, tiny butterfly to finish it off.

Here is a close up of Tilda but it still did not bring out the true colors and details on Tilda.

Image - 'Tilda with Curls' from Magnolia
Sentiment - Unknown
Punches - Corner Swirls by  EK Success, Butterfly by Cutting Edge, Branches by Martha Stewart, Image cut out with Spellbinder die.
Others - Prima flowers, brads

Hope you enjoyed stopping by and would love to hear your comments.



  1. What a wonderful card, Karen! Tilda is beautiful and love the papers you used! Those corners look awesome!!
    hugs, Sharon

  2. what a super pretty card. Excellent job on the coloring!!!!!

  3. Such a cute card and really pretty design. Great job with the pencils!

  4. So sweet! Love your paper and your unique corners!

  5. Hi Karen...how delightful!! I love this little Tilda. She's so adorable. I'm practicing with colored pencils too...great job, hon!! Love the colors you used!! Great DPs too!! Hugs. Pat Frank

  6. nice card! love the paper and how it match with Tilda!

  7. Very pretty card!
    Hugs, Cami

  8. Beautiful card, luv the colours ~ Thanks for joining us at Sketch N Stash...good luck!

    xx Lizzy xx :)

  9. Keep the faith, we serve a Mighty God indeed. Wishing your SIL all the very best. A gorgeous card, love it! hugs Sharon

  10. Wonderful adorable card.

  11. Fabulous! Love the colours and papers you've used. Thanks for playing along with us at Sketch N Stash, Juliexx

  12. Beautiful card Karen. I am not good at using coloring pencils, but sure would love to try more :o)

  13. Adorable card! Love all the colors and your coloring!
    Hugs, Iulia