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Sunday, 3 July 2011

Tilda's Swimming - Totally Tilda DT Card

Good morning peeps,
I was a busy girl in the garden yesterday I decided to get the jet wash out and clean the patio & decking as well as do some pruning & general tidying, I was that soaked & grubby I had a bath, slapped on loads of deep heat & got into my PJ's by 5.30pm & that was me done in lol.
It's beautiful here today, I had the patio doors open by 7am and sat out on the decking with a cup of coffee listening to the birds, hubby's waterfall in his pond & having a lovely day dream lol.

Today is new challenge day at
& this fortnight our challenge is

We loved your anything but a card creations last challenge I was actually pleased I was suffering a blogger blackout when it came to picking our favourites as we were spoilt for choice so thankfully my lovely teamies voted for theirs.

Ingredients -
Papers - Magnolia
Roses - Prima & Wild Orchid
Pearls - Hero Arts
Cheesecloth a pressie from my lovely friend Liz, thanks hunny xx

I used to be nervous of distressing but now I love doing it. My dear son is always a bit puzzled why I spend so long making a card & then in his words "trash it" lol.
I've distressed or "trashed" the edges and then slapped on plenty of lovely picket fence crackle paint not only to the papers but to the flowers and cheesecloth too.

I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
Secret Crafter - here comes summer, Moving Along With The Tines - here comes the summer, Just Magnolia - anything goes, Fairy Fun Fridays - pearls & swirls, Stampin' For The Weekend - my favourite things (Magnolias, flowers, lace, pearls, PATP), Allsorts - free and easy July, All That Scraps - punches or dies, Cooking It Up With Katie - my flag colours,  Divas By Design - die cuts & punches, Little Red Wagon - patriotic (colours), Craft Us Crazy - red, white & blue summer, Crafting For All Seasons - red, white & blue, Delightful Challenges - red, white & blue, Deep Ocean - flowers

I haven't showed a piccy of my naughty little model Daisy Mae for a while so here she is moving in for a piccy and sneaking in front of my card as usual lol.

She's even learnt to pose and smile lol

Before I go ATTENTION ALL MAGNOLIA LOVERS, pop over to the

 and find out how you could get to be a cover girl on the next edition of Magnolia Ink, how fabulous is that? I know I couldn't stop smiling and was chuffed to bits when our lovely Steph asked if I had a card that could be used for the Simon Says Stamp advert, have I told you that my card was featured in the ad, of course I have I think I've told everyone I know as well as lots of people I don't lol.


Next time it could be YOU so get your autumn themed entries in by 11th July.

Enjoy the sunshine if you are lucky enough to have it and thanks for stopping by


  1. Wow this card should be featured!!!!! Love the design and the stamp is so cute!!!!!Absolutely gorgeous card!!!!!

  2. hiya sweetie
    this is such a lovely card
    i just love how you make it round the cute image
    have a great sunday sweetie
    hugs angelique

  3. Wow, this is soo cute!!

    greets Lia

  4. oh wow hun this is just stunning the image the detail just love it,you sure had fun yesterday hope you take it easy today hugs cherylxxxxx

  5. oh the idea of sitting on ones decking at 7am listening to the waterfall and birds sounds idyllic just told the hubby that our ideas of creating the decking and the stream in the garden are not coming on, he said that is down to my crafting ?????? love the idea of the trashing of the card, speaking of which I am doing just that tell him at this moment. Love the surround to this lovely beautifully coloured maggie and stunning card as always
    enjoy the rest of the day
    Hugs Kate xx

  6. Wowzers, this is absolut stunningly beautiful. Love your sketch, wow.
    Hugs, Yvon

  7. awesome card how you surrounded the fab coloured Tilda...all details are fab...what a gorgeous pic of Daisy Mae....she's really smiling!!!
    xxx Margreet

  8. Oh my sweetie pie your card is gorgeous. I love the way you made a frame out of cheese cloth. I will have to store that fabulous technique away and use it sometime. Thank you for that inspiration. This Maggie is simply adorable.
    OMG Mandy image being a cover girl. I would go out of my mind from excitement! Congratulations on your card was featured in an add. Did you post the card here? I think I missed it. If not you should post it so all can be inspired.Not that we already are by each and every one of your creations!
    Your Daisy Mae was meant to be a model! She is gorgeous!.
    Have a wonderful day
    Hugs Bonnie

  9. Wow Mandy, this card is gorgeous love the distressing and the image so beautifully coloured with lovely background too!:) Sandra H

  10. Hi Mandy, Oh this is gorgeous and Tilda looks so the cat smiling, very funny.xx

  11. So cute card!And Daisy Mae is really adorable!

  12. A gorgeous card I love the design of the image in a window/porthole?! Beautiful details!
    hugs, Marlies

  13. oh wauw Mandy!!! its wonderful!!
    greetings, mandy

  14. What an adorable card!! That's so funny about the "trashing" it comment... My family is the same way! I absolutely LOVE that last pic of your cat posing!! What a beautiful picture, TFS!

  15. What an adorable card, so beautiful :o)
    Jackie xx

  16. Love the card as you know darling and I'm pleased as punch for you reading your news so proud and I bet you are too
    Well done Darling
    Hugs Susie xx

  17. Wow, what a stunner Mandy, gorgeous distressing and beautiful colouring and details xxx

  18. Love your pussy cat too xxx

  19. Mandy,
    your card is beyond gorgeous, the amazing details with the cheesecloth as a frame brilliant...
    Don't forget to add it to our linking party for our readers to discover your blog at

  20. A beautiful sweet card Mandy!
    Love the way you made the frame around Tilda with the cheesecloth. The charm is soo cute and I love the way you put the flowers, gorgeous!

    Thanks for joining Allsorts this week and good luck
    Wishing you a good week sweetie :)
    Hugs, Jill

  21. This is awesome, Mandy!
    Love all the roses and Tilda swimming, so beautiful!


  22. AnonymousJuly 03, 2011

    This is really pretty and sooo cute card!!! Mandy you are so clever girl!

  23. Mandy, your card is adorable!
    Thanks for joining us at CFAS!
    Jani x

  24. Wonderful card as always Mandy.
    Your deigns just get better & better.
    Hope you are keeping well.
    Thanks for playing along with us at MAWTT this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  25. Hi Mandy, love this gorgeous card, I love the way you coloured the water as if you can sort of see a shade of Tilda under water. Hugs, Frea

  26. Oh Mandy, this is so pretty. I really must get round to using my round the page punch!

  27. Aww Mandy don't know which is the cuteest the card or the cat?! Love the frame you have created and fab image! Thanks for playing at CUC, Divas and SFTW hugs Rebekah xx

  28. What a cute & fun fun fun card, Mandy! Love it & love all of the distressing! Great job!
    Thanks so much for joining us in our "Summer Theme and/or Red, White & Blue” challenge at Craft Us Crazy and hope you will join us again!
    Huggies ~
    Craft Us Crazy DT

  29. Gorgeous card Mandy, love the pretty port hole and gorgeous details. Love Miss Daisy Mae, she's a little cutie.

    Donna x

  30. Stunning card Mandy and what a cute cat too, ahhh bless. hugs Teresa xx

  31. Wow! This is so gorgeous. Beautifully colored and I love the lace, pearls and flowers. Thank you for playing in the Divas by Design challenge.

  32. OH Mandy....what hasn't been said! Love your design.....not the usualy layer upon layer that we often see aroudn blogland. Perfect circular cheesecloth and pearly center!! YAY!! super cute kitty with the smiley pose!

  33. Amazing Mandy ! I don't know where you get your ideas but this card is just inspired !!!!

    Hugs, Sandra xx

    Love to Daisy Mae too !!

  34. Thanks for joining our "Here comes Summer" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE this week :)

    Hugs Jane x

  35. Hi mandy,
    your card is so adorable.
    Love the decoration around his cute Tilda.

  36. Awww your kitty is a cutie!!
    Fab card hun, love the cheese cloth looks fab!

    Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT & Delightful Challenges this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  37. Wow Mandy that looks stunning, love all the details youve added as well.
    And Daisy May is gorgeous. hugs Shirleyx

  38. Beautiful card Mandy! I love your kitty pictures.


  39. Wow pretty creation dear.

  40. hi lovely lady I have left something on my blog for you
    Hugs Kate xx

  41. Hi hun
    sounds like a perfect start to the day, totally gorgeous card, luv the porthole, beautiful embelies & design, luv the kitty sneakin in the piccie, sue,x

  42. Truly stunning creation Mandy, love the 'frame' around Tilda with all the little finishing touches, thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week and good luck!
    Love Nicola xxx

  43. such a fun image - love it xx thank you for joining in our 'favourite things' challenge over at SFTW xx karen

  44. oops forgot to say thank you for joining us at the SCSC
    Hugs Kate x

  45. It's wonderful!!! Your works are so nice and sweet!!!

  46. Hi Mandy,
    What a very pretty card!! I love it!
    Your design is wonderful.
    And so is your gorg cat. xx

  47. Stunning creation what a fabulous design love the frame and darling image, Gorgeous flowers--Your cat is adorable too--Thanks so much for joining the fairies at Prairie Fairy Fridays

  48. Gorgeous and beautiful card Mandy love your cat thankyou for joining us this week at Delightful Challenges
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

  49. this is such a lovely card!!
    Hugs Sas

  50. Oh absolutely gorgeous! Love the way you framed the image with all the flowers and swirls! Great job!

    Thanks for joining us this week for "Fairy Fun Fridays"-Swirls and Pearls challenge! Good Luck! :D

    xx Tracey xx FFF/DT

  51. Cute card and image!
    I love your cat!
    Thanks for Cooking It Up With Katie this week :)

  52. Love your card to bits. The seashell border is just perfect for your card :O)
    Hugs Laila

    check out my new candy on

  53. mandy this is adorable, just a stunning card
    I send you and email about Timbroscrapmania challenge
    please could you check in your spam
    thanks so much
    xoxo BA

  54. Cute image love the layout and colours.
    The posing cat just finish the pic off, cuter thankyou for joining us at Delightful Challenge for our "Red, white and blue" challenge!

  55. wow this is just stunning!!! the image is fab and I love how you've framed it, its all gorgeous

    thanks for joining in with the fun at Allsorts this week


    Amanda xx

  56. Love the frame you've created for the image on this card! x

  57. Wow hun stunning distressing, love the sky give me the deets on how you did it lol, hugs Liz xx

  58. Gorgeous card! Love the frame round the image :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

  59. This is just so fabulous!!! What a beautiful creation just love how you have framed the image is perfect and the colours and colouring so pretty. Love Chanelle xxx

  60. Beautiful card! Love the stamp, the gorgeous papers, flowers!!
    Thanks for joining CFAS this week!
    Hugs Gry


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