Sunday, December 5, 2010

Purple Tilda card for Nana!

Hi there, again! I hope you enjoyed my tutorial. If you like those types of tutorials please let me know I have a few more and if you all would like them I'd be happy to post them. It is all about YOU who read my blog!

I made this card for a special person in my life, my 91 year old great-grandmother, Nana. We lost our papa, her husband of 74 years. He died the Monday before Thanksgiving. She adores my cards and her face brightens up everytime I give her one. She keeps them on the table next to the chair she sits in all day. I hope I can bring a smile to her face. She's just lost without papa. :(  At the funeral I asked her what color Christmas card she wanted she said an Orchid color. She's so elegant! I love her dearly. I need to treasure every moment with her!

Have a great Sunday, everyone!

Challenges
ABC Challenge - Non-traditional Colors
Dutch Dare - Christmas
Paperplay - Monochrome










Supply List

Stamp - #3075 Tilda in Christmas Coat
Paper - Magnolia Paper Pack, XPress it Copic Paper, SU card stock,
Ink - Memento, Copics, Smooch Spritz, Chalk Cat's eye,
Accessories - Wild Orchid Craft Flowers, Cherry Blossom purple, purple floral foundations 15mm roses, Wild Rose purple,  Magnolia Doohicky Die, Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch, Zva Crystal swirls, Kaiser crystals, Large Snowflake Christmas tree ornament.


33 comments:

Beth said...

Mindy, this card is fabulous! Love the color and all the sparkle. Your Grandmother will love it!

Christina C. said...

What a phenomenal card....AMAZING!!!!
Tilda looks gorgeous in purple.

Lynne in NI said...

Beautiful card!
I'm sorry to hear about your Papa, it will be a hard time for your Nana.

joejoseph said...

trick or treat!

i hav no idea
but,
any way thanx for posting

Sandy said...

Ok Mindy -- she is glitzy gorgeous and I can only dream of the day when I can color so well! Never thought I would like purple for Christmas but you young whipper snappers are teaching me a trick or two. Thanks for the tutorial.
Sandy

Kelly Schelske said...

This is gorgeous Mindy! Your Nana will love it!!

Cheryl Walker said...

Awww Mindy this is BEAUTIFUL hun! I love the colors that you used and your darling Tilda! Awww your Nana is going to love this! Im sooo sorry for your loss, that is sooo hard. Sending hugs your way!
God Bless you sweetie!!
Cheryl

Cheryl Walker said...

Also wanted to say thank you for Joining us at ABC Toys and Crafts Non-traditional Holiday colors this time :) Love seeing your creations, keep them coming!!! :)
Hugs again!
Cheryl

CraftyC said...

Your card is beautiful Mindy, gorgeous colours!
Clairexx

Dena said...

Ok, your post made me cry! I have such a soft spot for grandparents! I adored mine and they are no longer here! Treasure her and all her wisdom!
She is going to LOVE your gorgeous card! The color is so pretty for her special Christmas card!
Hugs, Dena

Jennifer said...

Absolutely beautiful card and I'm sure your Nana will treasure it.
hugs

Kim said...

So sorry to hear about your Papa. Your Nana will love your card and she will treasure it. Your story sounds so like me and my Bushia. She lost her husband (my Dzia-Dzia) and she does like getting my cards, displays them next to her chair for all to see. Your card is beautiful, thanks for sharing.
Hugs,
Kim

Peggie said...

So beautiful. Love the snow with the purples.

Ageeth Holster said...

Hi there, I love your card and nice punch around the image! Wonderful done.
Have a nice day, Ageeth

Monique said...

Your card is absolutely gorgious !! I love all your cards :))).
I also loved your tutorial, so look forward to seeing more :)).

Hugs Monique

Lena said...

OMG!! Stunning card. Absolutely gorgeous and well done.
Thanks for playing us at DDCC.
hugs and happy X-mas.
Lena

Tineke's hobby said...

this card is fabulous! Love the color and all the sparkle.
Hugs Tineke

Angie said...

Hi Mindy!

This card is just lovely! I'm sure your Nana will love it. The soft purples are so delicate and your embellies are so rich. The big snowflake is the perfect little wintery touch.

Angie

Céline et Nathalie said...

Hi Mindy,
as usual, it's an amazing card that you share with us!
céline

Liz said...

WONDERFUL CARD LOVELY COLOURS AND SO WELL CRAFTED THANKS FOR PLAYING AT PAPERPLAY CHALLENGES
Liz x

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

WOW, WOW, WOW!! This is breathtakingly GORGEOUS!! Your coloring skills are phenomenal and every single detail just adds to the beauty of that sweet, sweet image. This is outstanding! Thanks so much for playing with us at ABC Toys & Crafts!

Riet said...

What a wonderful card Mindy,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers and the details.

Hugs Riet.x

Cordine said...

It's absolutely stunning!
HUgs
Cordine

Judi said...

Simply GORGEOUS!!!

Judi xx

Jacqueline's Weblog said...

What a beautiful card Mindy, super cute. The details are wonderful.
Hugs Jacqueline

Pattie G said...

What an adorable creation! Thanks for joining us this week at Dutch Dare Card Challenge.
hugs ♥

Pysselbus said...

I'm sure your Nana will treasure this gorgeous card dearly! It's stunning and the details are fantastic. I'm really sorry to hear of your Papa, it's always sooo hard to lose a loved one, at any age! Best wishes for you, your Nana and the rest of your family with hopes of a blessed Christmas!

Hugs
Linda

Sonja said...

So beautiful! I love that colour!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

What a beautiful purple card! Thank you so much for playing with us at Paper Play! :)

Susan ~ Killam Creative said...

Aww, Mindy. I'm so sorry about your Papa.{{hugs}} This is such a beautiful card and I'm sure Nana will treasure it as you treasure her. Thanks for joining our Beary Sweet sketch challenge once again. We *really* appreciate your support!

Cheers,
Susan

Jacilynn said...

soo amazing. love this girlie!
Thanks for joining us a ABC Toys & Crafts.
Jacilynn

Justine said...

Hey Mindy your Nana is going to LOVE this. I bet she frames it. This is PERFECT for the ABC Toys & Crafts Non-Traditional Color Challenge. Definitely one of my faves. Thanks for joining us

ABC Toys and Crafts said...

Congrats! you just won the ABC DT Challenge Check it out http://abcdtchallenge.blogspot.com/2010/12/winner-of-non-traditional-holiday.html

Thanks for Joining!