Sunday, January 16, 2011

Princess Tilda

Shocking! Can you believe it? I made another Magnolia card... and added another face! I tried out a different style nose and smile on this Tilda but might like the other one I did earlier, however, I think she's still cute with a little grin. ;D

I made this card using Princess Tilda from Magnolia and another Love Carriage from Make it Crafty. This one is done in soft pastel colors suitable for a princess! I even added glitter to her shoes - every princess needs glittered shoes.

I kept the colors to a minimum but piled on lots of embellishments including buttons, brads, lace and even Dew Drops. The layout is a simple one, even though it's mostly covered, and I distressed the edges a little. As a final touch, I added a little bit of glitter here and there.

Challenge: StampFairy Challenges (Layers and buttons)
Challenge: Creative Cottage - Challenge #30 (new stamp)
Challenge: Tuesday Throwdown - Challenge #31 (background samp)
Main Stamp: Princess Tilda (Mag) and Carriage of Love (MiC)
Patterned Paper: Sweet Pea (TPS)
Copic Colors:
-face/hair: E000, E00, E11, E13, R12, E43, E44, E47, E49
-the rest: C00, C1, C3, Y32, Y38, Y38, R11, R12, B41, BV02, BV04, BV08, 0

Did you know? Barbie is a fashion doll created in 1959 by an American businesswoman, Ruth Handler, who credits her inspiration to a German doll called Bild Lilli. The Bild Lilli Doll was a German fashion doll produced from 1950 to 1964, based on the comic-strip character Lilli by Reinhard Beuthien. Reinhard was ordered to make a "filler" to conceal a blank space in the Bild-Zeitung (German newspaper) of June 24, 1952. He drew a cute baby, but his boss didn't like it. So he kept the face, added a ponytail and a curvy woman's body and called his creation "Lilli". The cartoon was an immediate success so Beuthien had to draw new ones each day.
[Bild Lilli Doll,]


  1. Hi Hon

    this is such a cute card. I love the colors you used and they look beautiful with the dp you have used.. I also love the pearls you have used, makes the card look soooooo romantic. Thanks for playing with us at Stampfairy Challenge this week.

    Hugs, Gerda aka Stampfairy

  2. Wow, this is so cute!
    Fun and unexpected with a detailed face on Tilda, its adorable. :)
    Love the rest of the card with the embellishments. :)

    Have a nice sunday. :)
    Hugs, Anne.

  3. I have always wondered what Tilda would look like with a nose and mouth but have never been game. She looks amazing as does the rest of your card. I love looking at your blog you are so inspiring, thank you.

  4. ohhh Barbara
    i just love her face, amazing work.
    Very pretty card.

  5. Beautiful card, so beautifully coloured. Thanks for playing along this week at Stampfairy this week.

  6. oh she does look so much better with an expression and what a great expression it is lol. Carriage is great too.

    Beccy x

  7. awww hun this is just soooo cute and your colouring is fantastic I have to say I do like her with a mouth lol thanks for joining us at the creative cottage hope to see you next time hugs linda x DT

  8. Cute card, I am I have to admit liking your version on tilda, I am not a huge fan of them your I really love yours with the cute grin! This is lovely and girly too.....Thanks for playing with us on the Stamp Fairy challenge, hugs Samantha

  9. What a sweetie! I love the face you put on her - she looks so adorable! Thanks so much for playing at StampFairy Challenge.

    Deanne :)

  10. So pretty

    Thanks for joining us on Stamp Fairy Challenge :)

    Hugs Jane x

  11. Adorable card and I love the Tilda with the nose and mouth you added - clever one! Really is very pretty all the way around. Thanks for playing in the StampFairy challenge - hope to see you return again next time too!
    Sharon SF-DT

  12. Such a sweet, pretty card. Very feminine. Thanks for joining us at StampFairy this week.
    Carissa xx

  13. Love the pastel tones hun. I am trying!! must admit though it's growing on me. Plus you are clever in your positioning... you might persuade those who don't really like them to like them with faces!! xxoo

  14. The carriage makes a perfect backdrop for Tilda! I really admire how you have given her features - if I'd attempted that she'd just look weird!!

  15. I never thought about using Tilda - as faces with no noses and mouths kinda freak me out. She is adorable with a complete face - good for you!

  16. Okay, I'm jealous. I want the carriage. Where do I buy that. I think I got the Princess. I came over from the other blog. Grandma's Pearl and before that from the yahoo group. Just traveling around through the ether. someday, I'll learn how to make a blog and then I'll really be dangerous. Your princess and her carriage are beautiful. Thanks for sharing and thank you for having some awesome blog candy on your challenge. Aloha from Hawaii.


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