Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Tilda with Lilacs

This is one of my favourite Tildas, my gran loved lilacs and when I used to visit her as a child we would walk through an alley way into town together and one of the houses that backed on to the alley had a lilac tree that overflowed into the alley. The smell of lilacs was so thick in the air, every time I smell lilacs now it takes me back to that time and makes me think of my lovely Gran who I miss dearly.

I have coloured her with distress inks and cut the circle out around her by drawing through a nestie and cutting free hand, ( inked edges hide a multitude of sins ! lol)
The baking papers are DoCrafts " Henbury Lane " very pretty papers which I`m nearly out of as I`ve used them so much. The swirly die is Tim Holtz and the tag is an old Sizzix original die. The scallop border punch and sentiment are both SU.

The mesh bow is from ribbon mesh available from Ribbonbox ( click for link )which I purchased from the NEC last year, it`s fascinating stuff, you just pull and twist it into any shape you need and it stays in shape ! it`s available in a variety of colours and I wish I`d bought more of it.

Well, while the sun is shining and I have plenty of natural light I`ll get on with some more crafting, I should be doing housework but there will be plenty of dull days for that ! bye for now, thanks for stopping by and happy crafting xx


  1. wow!!! this is just gorgeous! Hugs Juls

  2. Hi Sara, wow this is SPECIAL , love the rich warm pastely colours, so perfect.
    It was great to see you yesterday, hope to catch up again soon.

  3. An absolute beauty Sara, So very pretty & waht a lovely memory to share.
    It was lovley seeing you yestrday,
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  4. Hi Sara love love love your card and I want some of that mesh ribbon NOW lol.
    Louise xx

  5. Hi! Sara this is soooo lovely,gorgeous soft colours and Tilda looks so pretty sitting there.
    thanks for my very lovely card,see you soon.
    hugs Lou.xx


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