Thursday, December 31, 2009

Winter green Tilda

Do you have 'happy' and 'sad' stamps? I've noticed when I'm sad I reach for my Tildas. I've been paper piecing four of them the last two days and it soothes something inside of me. I seem to pull them out when I'm feeling a bit blue.

This fits a sketch challenge at Just Magnolia. I bought this gorgeous, wide ribbon at Michael's a few weeks ago intending to help use it to dress up a Tilda and went searching for a sketch this morning that would suit it. I know it is awfully large, but such a rich ribbon. You can see the sketch challenge here.

I used PTI's Damask Designs on gold cardstock from Gina K's, embossed in gold with gold tinsel embossing powder, to try to match the nature of the ribbon. Tilda is paper pieces with a piece of SU DP, sorry, don't know the type. It has tiny red dots in it, so part of her sleeve is red. Martha Stewart branch punch in two types of gold paper for some of the embellishments. If you look at the sketch there are five graduated circles on it, I used roses with a jingle bell to make a large cluster since I didn't have a large jingle bell and the height would make it near impossible to mail this card if I did. Then I used different sizes of rhinestones for the two smallest circles.

So what are your New Year's traditions? When the kids were younger we used to sit down and make a list of all the things we were thankful for from the previous year and what we would be praying for in the year to come. Its hard to corral them now that most of them are so much older, but I find today a good day to reflect on the blessings of the past year and there are many. Thanks for looking and have a safe, happy and health new year!

36 comments:

Joanne (jojot) said...

I just hope to be a better person in every way.....a goal for every year....lol

this is awesome and that ribbon truly rocks

One of the blessings I would count for 2009 was getting to meet you and spend some time with you, Lois, Traci, and Cindy.....a joyous weekend in Steamboat

Happy New Year

Becky said...

Awesome card, and the ribbon is shear fabulous..
I start every New Years eve with a new notebook to go through the bible. I study in the New Year, and read my bible cover to cover several times a year. When my son was 6 years old he had already been through the bible, and now studies the bible in its original language.
Happy New years

Karen Lynn said...

Wow, you outdid yourself on your card!

Traci M said...

Such a pretty card Peggysue! I love the rich brocade of the ribbon and the repitition of the gold brocade throughout your design!!
I am with Joanne, is was so special to meet you in person and have that time together in Steamboat.
I have no traditions for New Year's...when kids were home we would let them stay up late and play games.

I find this a time of reflection and goal setting and starting over, if only in my head.
Hugs to you!

Lovely Linda said...

Hi PeggySue!! Love your Tilda card - I colour images when I feel blue or uninspired...nothing specific, just images! I hope your heart is encouraged now! Gorgeous card PeggySue, love the brocade ribbon - it is beautiful! Thank you for your lovely comments on my Blog, I always look forward to your visit - I am ready for you to come and card make in Australia - you just let me know when! LOL! Happy New Year sister, God bless you - RICHLY!!!

Stephanie said...

Love that ribbon, Peggysue!!

Wishing you a year filled with blessing - happy 2010!!

BethieJ said...

I LOVE your card Peggysue..I dont have any Tildas but I sure LOVE when I see them... maybe I need to get Tilda in 2010! :)
Happy New Year!!!!

ashjoy said...

Beautiful card!

We really don't have any traditions, just eat and played a game. Then when family left I scraped until midnight. Now just hopping before heading to bed.

Grace said...

Hi PeggySue! Your Tilda is just adorable! What gorgeous ribbon! It almost fits the MMS too! :) Hope you are not feeling blue this week! I too reflect over the past year and count my many blessings and you are one of them! Your devotionals and beautiful creations and sweet self have blessed me so! Happy New Year!

Faith S. said...

This is just beautiful!! Love the colors and the paper piecing!!! That's one of my favorite techniques.

I like to make lists and lists of goals and plans for self improvement. I love the hope of a New Year! Last night, on New Year's Eve, I got out a new prayer journal called God's Gracious Invitation. You start with your dreams, so it's perfect to begin a new year with!! We don't have traditions for our kids, but I love what you do!!

(and I live on Lake Superior)

Happy New Year!

Melissa said...

Very pretty! Happy New Year!

Diane said...

Love the paper pieced dress. Your card is just adorable. Have a new year abundantly blessed by God!

Gina said...

This is gorgeous. You are right about that ribbon. Hopefully the blues have left you though. Our biggest tradition is just hanging out together, no big plans. I make lots of snacky foods and we watch movies and play games. Sometimes we invite people over, sometimes we just stay home alone. This year has been such a busy one and time together so little, that we just spent the night together.

Davi said...
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Davi said...

Peggysue, thanks for the well wishes. I think Im actually going to live. :) Your tilda is beautiful. You pieced herwonderfully and I love the way you used the bell, roses and jewels to follow the sketch. That ribbon is really fabulous and perfect!! I pray that your heart will be encouraged tonight and everyday this new year!!!

theneon said...

WOW -- I can tell this sweet Tilda loves her new clothes and especially that gorgeous ribbon! I am a born procrastinator (was expected in Dec and born two weens into Jan) so I don't put my "list" together until my birthday. LOL

IamDerby said...

This is simply gorgeous! We dont have any new years traditions in my family. not a one. weird.

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Jane said...

Gorgeous card, love that lush ribbon and the colours are gorgeous! thanks for joining us at Just Magnolia challenge, hugs, Jane xxx

Belinda said...

Hmm, I don't think I've ever noticied "happy" or "sad" stamps... but now I'm gonna have to think about it and get back to ya!

LOVE the big ribbon and hopw 2010 is wonderful to you!

Diana Crick said...

Every morning as the sun rises it brings joy that this is a NEW day and I can start fresh and free.

Your card is so elegant, the ribbon is stunning and suits Tilda to a tee. Wonderful job!

hugs, Diana

Barb Hardeman said...

This is just fabulous! FABULOUS! Your coloring is wonderful and that extra wide ribbon is stunning on the card. Gorgeouso!! hugs...Barb

LINDA said...

Your card is so very sweet.I love your paper piecing i need to do some more of that.Your Tilda is so very sweet.
I think the Lord for each day that
he gives me.For meeting such nice
people that has opened up a hole new world to me.
Linda W.

Patti.Jo said...

Fancy ribbon and love your paper piecing! Well done!

Nancy said...

What a beautiful card! Tilda looks adorable and the ribbon ,flowers and all the glitter is awesome!
Great job!
Hugs,
Nancy

Christine Riley said...

What a gorgeous card! I love the ribbon on the side, it's stunning and the flowers and embellies are perfect.
Hugs, Christine

siameseplease said...

Wow, beautiful card. I love that ribbon..it's so elegant. I really like how you did the opposite side of the image, too. Great paper piecing! The whole card is just lovely. - Gina

Candy said...

You have made a most beautiful card! With that ribbon as the starting point, you have pulled the card together with the paper piecing and the colours you have chosen for your flowers, leaves and bells!
GREAT JOB!!! That ribbon is super.
Hugs, Candy

Stampin Mindy said...

Very Cute, Love that ribbon and those roses. You have colored Tilda Beautifully!

Only by His Grace said...

Super card PeggySue.
terrific colouring and love that ribbon.
Hugs Marion

Phred said...

I love your card

Lv Vicky

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Very pretty peggysue! I love the colors and patterns as well. TFS!

Patricia Garcia said...

Adorable card love the pretty ribbon and flowers!!

Hugs,
Patricia

Peggie said...

She's gorgeous. I love all the detail. The ribbon is beautiful.

cabio's craft corner said...

Gorgeous and beautifully done card. Love the classy look and thanks so much for sharing :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

glowinshadow23 said...

It's been awhile since I've seen a green card! Thanks for keeping things fresh. Very nice!