Friday, December 30, 2011

My final post of 2011...

Hey darlin' friends!! I hope you had a great weekend last week...and, if you celebrated a Winter Holiday, I hope it was fabulous!! So...I must admit...Santa was very good to me this year!! My NOOK tablet is pretty cool...never mind that I don't know how to do much more than READ BOOKS on it! bwahahaha!! But, I suspect I'll figure it all out eventually! Ahem...have I mentioned lately that I still have a sewing machine that's never seen the light of day? True...electronics & machinery...arrggh!!! But...one of my New Year's resolutions is to get out my sewing machine so I can sew on cards...another of my resolutions is to organize my craftroom!! Hmmmm...365 days in a year, right?! LOL!!

OK...enough chatter...I have a card to show you! And it's NOT a Christmas card!! Whoohoooo!


I tell ya, I am not generally a fan of purples...but then I found these gorgeous DPs from Magnolia...and thought they'd go well with Almost Amethyst cardstock (Stampin' Up)...and...voila...a sweet little "thank you" card! Adorable, huh? I used "Tilda with Hellebores"...from the Sweet Christmas Dreams 2011 Collection. I tell ya, she was such fun to color...especially her hair!! The hellebores were fun too...do they come in purple? I don't even know. I've never seen a hellebore up close and personal! So, in my world, hellebores can be purple! hehehe!!


Oh my gosh...don'tcha just love that bow? It's made with "silky crushed ribbon" and is available HERE at The Ribbon Girl (my "go to store" for the most luscious ribbons ever!). Go ahead, check it out...it's OK...cuz I just placed a huge order...but I'm sure there's a little left for you! hehehe!! Tell Mary and Andrea I said "hi"!


I colored this darlin' with Copics & Prismacolor pencils...the sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps...and those yummilicious flowers and pearl brads are from Wild Orchid Crafts. I kept the inside pretty simple...just a few bows and a Martha Stewart lattice punched border thingie...and space for a personal note.


Here's an angled shot...kinda artsy fartsy, don'tcha know...


I'm entering this little card into the following challenges:

7 Kids College Fund #37: New Years Hopes & Dreams (does that include resolutions? hehe)
Totally Tilda: Thank You
Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes
Stampin' for the Weekend: #23 Anything Goes

And that's it for me, kids!! I hope you have a great weekend...please be safe...and let's ALL have the most fabulous New Year...filled with love and peace and lots of creativity!! Thanks so much for stopping by...see you in 2012! Hugs...

38 comments:

Cricket said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Kelly Neis said...

Soft and sweet, enjoy the New year's weekend.

Barb Hardeman said...

Your cards are always to die for Pat! Even in purple!! Hard color for me too - Tilda is adorable and so beautifully colored! Wishing you the most fabulous New Year, I'm sure you'll be kicking it off with some more crafting treasures.
Hugs, Barb

Cheryl said...

Oh Pat what a stunner! absolutely beautiful. I think flowers can be any colour we want them to be, cause they are all beautiful.
Happy new year!!!!
Hugs Cheryl

Cathy Lee said...

Gorgeous card as always, Pat. You are so creative and I love to come and drool over your creations.
Wishing you a safe and Happy New Year...
Hugz,
Cathy

Madge H. said...

Absolutely Beautiful card Pat. The best to you and yours for 2012.
~ rubber hugs ~

paola said...

I cannot do anything with lilac, i seem to have a major meltdown trying, this is fabulous, your coloring is positively sublime, how you manage to get every card so perfect is beyond me
smiles
Paola

Chrissy said...

Fabulous post Pat, really enjoyed it, as if you were right there chatting to me..lol..Gorgeous card.Love the lilacs and Tilda looks stunning.Superb ribbon and bow...

Luv CHRISSYxx

julieprice3 said...

Pat this is beautiful! I love the colours and your pretty DP, Delightful card
Hugs Julie P

Lisa Lynn said...

Pat this is beautiful, love the purple.

sue said...

beautiful card pat,happy new year. sue xx

cabio's craft corner said...

Lovely pastel scheme and sweet Tilda coloring Pat. The layout design is so sweet on this card :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

Debbie said...

Well, I don't know why purple isn't a favorite color to work with when you work it so well. This is gorgeous darling!!!!

TTYL..
Hugs
Debbie

Louise said...

Fabulous card, the lace and pearls adds such a delicate touch to the card and your coloring is fantastic. Happy New Years
Louise

Donalda said...

Girl this is just gorgeous !!! I so love this card and your colors you used are just gorgeous too, Purple is my favorite color and I tell you I just love this card. All the detail. Just beautiful. Hugs

Dotty Jo said...

Totally fabulous - what a great way to end the year! Jo x

Sharon said...

A wonderful card Pat and so beautifully coloured. Your work is amazing... yes, that bow is gorgeous. Happy 2012 to you too. hugs Sharon

Karen's Fun Blog said...

What a beautiful card!!

Molecraft said...

Just gorgeous Pat!
Helen x

Danielle said...

Adorable and more! Pat, I do love this tilda so much. and I love how you placed the bow, and the cluster separately... I will have to experience that, soooo beautiful. tilda is magnificiently colored, and those dps are fabulous.
Have a beautiful New Years day! and keep inspiring me with your wonderful creations.
Hugs.

cathylynn said...

Now Pat this is FANTASTIC!!! All of your cards are so special and this is no exception. Beautiful inside and out! Have a Very Happy New Year!!!
Hugs,Cathy-Lynn

fairysparkle said...

Hi hunny thank you for your always sweet comments on my blog .Pat you are an inspiration to me and i love all of your cards .May i wish you a very Happy healthy and loving new year from your friend the fairy .xx

Elle said...

Your card is beautiful. I love the colors.

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie this is very pretty, loving the colours too and the image is adorable perfect in every way hugs pops x

Jo said...

Hello, Thank you for taking part in our Sketch Saturday challenge, your card is stunning! *claps*
I already chose a winner for the challenge, this was a genuine mistake. I'm sorry about that.

By way of an apology I have decided to give another prize. All entrants from #61 onwards will be entered twice.
ALSO you can receive a FREE download from my other blog Jobo Designs.
Please read the post on Sketch Saturday for details of how to choose one (if you want to)

Jo xx

Christine said...

Well you may not know how to use your Nook, but you certainly know how to create a gorgeous card!! Wow, yours is stunning!! I love that image but you have really wowed me with how you colored it and designed the papers and embellishments around it. Love the soft purples too. Just an incredible card!! So glad I got to see it!!
Thank you for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog.
xoxo, Christine

Christina C. said...

This is absolutely spectacular, Pat!
Tilda is gorgeous and she is surrounded by such luscious details....simply breathtaking!

Candy said...

Hi Pat,
What a beautiful card ( as always!)
You did a great job with the purple and Tilda's hair is just awesome. I have a lot of trouble doing hair :o(
Happy New Year.
Hugs, Candy

Pam said...

OMG Pat this is gorgeous. I love any shade of purple and you did a fantastic job coloring with it. LOVE that bow!!!
Hugs...Pam:)

Jean said...

OMG Pat, this is just too adorable. I just love this little Tilda and your layout is just fabulous and youe the lavender is tooo perfect.. love the colors and the plaid pp is just right for this darlin girl. she is quite the good looking and your have done her good and the inside is just as perfect as the outside.. a beautiful card... Happy New Year.
Hugs, Jean

Only By His Grace said...

WOW!! Beautiful Pat. I love this card.
your coloring is lovely and so is your design.
Have a wonderful Happy New Year.
Hugs Maz

Linda said...

Wow!!!! What a way to end the year!!!!1 Gorgeous card and yes I love the bow!!!!! Happy New year pat to you and your family!!!!!

The Wired Angel said...

Always such a masterpiece and a work of art, Pat! You put so much of yourself into your creations.

I'm wishing you a wonderful, healthy, happy and crafty new year! And, I'm looking forward to playing along with you on the Sassy Cheryl design team. Peggy x

Norma said...

Oh, Pat, another fabulous card. And I always love the way you colours your images--awesome. I think I have her too, though haven't used her on a card yet. Love your layout.
Hugs,
Norma

Bente said...

Such a stunning card, love your coloring. Thanks for joining us at Sketch Saturday.
Hugs, Bente

Sarah said...

Gorgeous card, love the DP and sweet colour combo, hugs, Sarah x

kbrandy4 said...

Absolutely Gorgeous Pat!! Thank you for sharing with us Girls at Totally Tilda and a Happy New Year to you!!
Hugs
Hazel xx

Sandy said...

Pretty, pretty colors and coloring and the inside is gorgeous!
Sandy