Tuesday 20 December 2011

Tilda is on a journey

I found out recently that my sister who emigrated to New Zealand 8 years ago is coming to the UK in March & furthermore is flying out to Cyprus with me to spend a week together there with our baby sister. I am so excited I cannot tell you as I have not seen her apart from webcam in all that time. She is coming without hubby & family, so we can have some girlie time.
Anyway it is her birthday in January & I thought this was perfect for her. I started off with paper from stash, I think the top one was Lifes Journey by K & Co. The corners I cut out using my Craft Robo (using a template from UKScrappers) & gilded with gilding flakes.
I am quite pleased with how they turned out. All papers have been distressed with Distress Ink Peeled Paint. The word travel I cut out again on the Robo & distressed them to match the colours/tone already used.
The flowers again were distressed too & a metal charm saying journey was added.
Lastly the stamps used were Airplane in the clouds. Suitcase with signpost. Sitting Tilda, all from BonVoyage 2010. I have coloured with a mixture of Distress Inks & Prisma pencils.
You can just see the flourishes that I cut out using Cuttlebug  (Sissix Die)
Entered into the following challenges
Craft Your Passion Things with wings (aeroplane)
Fashionable Stamping Travelling around the world
Emerald Faeries Flourishes/Swirls

UPDATE I won a spotlight place in the Fashionable Challenges for this card


Lisa Jane said...

sounds like you have a wonderful trip to look forward to - don't blame you for getting excited
LOve this travel inspired card so pretty
Lisa x

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous.Thanks for sharing with us at Craft your Passion.xxx

Berry said...

Fab make Dawn love the vintage styling hugs Rebekah xx

Anonymous said...

A fun take on the FSC Around The World challenge theme.
Thank you for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenge.

Brenda Brown said...

A fantastic card Dawn and perfect for your sis.
Have a wonderful Christmas and wishing you all you wish for yourself in 2012.
Have a good week.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

the80sme said...

What a lovely card! ♥ Thanks for your comment, I wish you and your loved ones a wonderful holiday and a super new year! Hugs!

Unknown said...

This is gorgeous Dawn.. love all the colours and detail on your card. Yes I don't blame you for being so excited about seeing your sister after such a long time xxx

Vicky said...

Gorgeous Dawn....and how very exciting about your sister coming over...I bet you cannoy wait hun :o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Cathy Lee said...

Sweet card, Dawn...I'm sure your sister will love it. Enjoy your time with her. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion "Things with Wings" Challenge this week.
Cathy Lee

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a lovely card, thanks for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

Shirl said...

How fabulous for you and your sister Dawn, this is such a perfect card for her birthday and I particularly like the corners which you added the gilding flakes.

Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

Hugs Shirley x x

downrightcrafty said...

such a sweet creation just love the flourishes and swirls used, thank you for joining us at the Emerald Faerie Garden
Hugs and Merry Xmas
Kate xx

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Dawn this is gorgeous what a lot of fabulous detail, the papers, flower, swirls and Tilda, wow, it look wonderful. Have a lovely Christmas and New Year.
Lorraine x

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

What a lovely way to celebrate your sister's visit! Love your card and the sweet Tilda stamp ;). Thank you for joining us at the Fashionable Stamping Challenges ;) x

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Dawn, I love the little aeroplane ! What a fabulous time you will have with your sister, I'm sure you will be counting down the days until your trip! Thanks for joining us at the FSC. Sue C x

Meggymay said...

A lovely sweet card, thankyou for joining us at FSC this time.

Fliss said...

What a pretty card Dawn. Love the bright colours.
Thanks so much for joining in over at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
Fliss x

Mona`s Bittelille Scrappekrok said...

Such a lovely card. Thanks for joining us at The Emerald Faerie Garden. Hugs...Mona