Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Tilda's Half Moon Shaped Card & Freebie

There is a new challenge today at Top Tip Tuesday, and the theme this week is "T for ......?".  Your creation should have as many things beginning with the letter T as possible !!!

We're sponsored by Simon Says Stamp who are offering a generous $20 voucher for their store and, as if that was not enough, Pizzazz Aplenty are offering a huge stash of crafting goodies to one lucky winner, so get your thinking caps on for T is for .....?


Here's my card.  My T's are :
Tilda
Thinking of You (sentiment), 
Two birds, 
Two flowers and 
Tried something new (making my own shaped card)



How I made the base card:
I actually made this shaped card by cutting two large circles: one from plain card which is folded in half to be used as the base card, and the other circle cut from pink patterned paper, which I then cut in half.  I then cut out 16 small circles and glued them around the edge of the two patterned paper half circles.

See the picture below which shows the reverse side of one of the patterned half circles with the little circles stuck around the edge, and also the finished result after the two semi circles with their little circle additions are stuck onto the base card.

Tip : Ensure that you attach an even number of mini circles on each half circle, so that the card stands up straight and does not lean to one side.  For example, there are 8 mini circles for each half moon on my sample below, ie 4 mini circles attached to each side of the centre point of each half moon.  The balancing point is therefore in between two mini circles so the card does not roll about, even if the embellies are weighted to one side.



Card Recipe:
  • Image - Magnolia Tilda and Magnolia Birds
  • Sentiment - One of my own Freebies (see below)
  • Papers - Summertime Designs
  • Colouring mediums - Promarkers and Copics (mix 'n' match, cos I don't have enough of each!).
  • Nesties - Lacey circles
  • 10mm roses - Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Embossing folder - Cuttlebug Swiss Dots
  • From my stash - Pearls, ribbons, Stickles, White gel pen
Please pop on over to the Top Tip Tuesday Challenge Blog to see the other creations by the talented design team, and to enter our challenge.  I look forward to seeing your creations this week.

Freebie:
As promised above, here is my Sentiment freebie that I've used above.  You're free to download it if you like it; click on the image for a larger version, then right click and 'save picture as' to save to your own computer. 

My conditions are as follows:
  1. Please become a follower, then you will see more freebies as they are posted,
  2. Please leave a comment on this post to let me know you've downloaded it, and
  3. Please don't share my freebies directly with other people.
I also adore seeing your creations using my digi sentiments, so I'd really love you to send me an email with links to your creations so I can pop over for a peek!

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Happy crafting.

50 comments:

Samantha said...

Beautiful card Annette so different! love this one! is the card folded in half or attached in to parts? sorry early and being thick! lol!
which ever way you did it I LOVE it hugs me xx

Chrissy said...

Fabulous card,beautiful image, love the wee birds and pretty colouring. and thank you for the tip,on balancing the card, and thanks for the freebie sentiment.
Luv CHRISSYxx

bettand said...

I sat and watched this card for a long time:) It's so beautiful. I'm going to download your sentiment as well and thanks a bunch for it cause it's beautiful:) Hugs Bettina

PaulaM said...

Annette, you have done a lovely job with your card. I love all the 't' inspiration. What a beautiful job coloring and thanks for the sentiment.

Lisa M said...

Annette,
This ROCKS!! Well, I mean it doesn't rock because of the awesome way you secured the circles, but you get what I mean..it ROCKS! Love the inventiveness of a new shape and the embellishments and Tilda! I have zero of them..I really need to get some.
Have a great one and thanks for the inspiration!
Lisa xx

Antonella said...

This card is terrific! I generally stay away from round shapes - I just can't get the hang of them, but this is beautiful! I am a regular follower and also linked over from Top Tip Tuesday! Hugs, antonella :-)

NancyD said...

Thanks Annette for the digi image. I have been a follower for a while and am collecting your great images. Nancy

Elaine Stark said...

A beautiful card. Great idea for a new fold card. thanks for the freebie too. Elaine

Christine L said...

What a fabbie card Annette.. Lovin the shape and the mini-tut on how to create it.. Thank you!
Hugs
Christine x

Debs said...

Beautiful card Annette. Thanks for the tip about the circles so it doesn't roll over to one side and thanks for another fabulous sentiment. Debs xx

Nikbee said...

A gorgeous card. I love the shape.

Nikki x

Larissa said...

Such a sweet card Annette! Love the shape of the card and yu=our colouring is so gorgeous.

Hugs,
Larissa

Carissa said...

Netty, this is gorgeous. Love the beautiful colouring and the interesting rocker card. Hugs, Carissa

maryr917 said...

your beautiful card caught my eye on the top tip tuesday challenge- I love it-beautiful colroing on your tilda image and I love the card shape you made-creative

Kathleen said...

Thank you for the sentiment, enjoyed the card too.

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

Thank you very much for the circle sentiment. I love your card to and admire all the steps you did to get there without using a die cut machine. I have to see it up but once image is saved I have it always. Yes, a beautiful job you did.

Anonymous said...

I loved your card and appreciate the free sentiment. Thank you!

Stephenie said...

beautiful card! Thank you for the sentiment!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card!! Thank you for thwe sentiment. Pat K.

Anonymous said...

I certainly appreciate your art work. Thank you for sharing with us.

Moments by Marla said...

I love our beautiful card. I don't think of making a card like this. I hope I can remember it tomorrow!!!

Sarah said...

thank you

Regan said...

Gorgeous card! Love the half-moon shape!Sweet image and lovely coloring! Great sentiment too (and so generous of you to share as a freebie)! Thanks for playing along @ Sassy Studio Designs! :)
XX
Regan ~ Design Team

Crafty Patti said...

thank you this is super. you always make love sayings

BlackBird said...

Thanks for this fabulous freebie.

debby4000 said...

Oh I love your gorgeous, adorable card Annette.
luv
Debby

krearia said...

Thank you for the lovely sentiment

Judi said...

Thanks SO much for the digi.

Judi x

Elaine L. said...

Cute Card! Love the fold! Thanks for the great sentiment!

Dee said...

This card is absolutely beautiful. Thanks for sharing the "how-to" as well. I can hardly wait to try making it! I love circle sentiments...Dee

Chris (catt871) said...

Oh wow! This is SO PRETTY!! I love the fun shape and Tilda looks gorgeous!!!!
Hugs,
Chris

Anonymous said...

thank you very much

Kelley said...

I like cards that are different shapes. Thank you for sharing yours and the sentiment.

mamichelle said...

Wow, your card is gorgeous! I'll have to try this one. Thank you for the digi as well!

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Such a beautiful card, Netty! Thanks so much for the beautiful sentiment & for the great TUT. Such a blessing!
Huggies ~
Sharron♥

Anonymous said...

Thankyou for the great sentiment!
Donna

jperr said...

I love the sentiment iy is beauitful.
I tried to find an email sign up but I didn't see one.
Thanks again,Jocelan

Jane Duselis said...

thank you for the sweet sentiment. Jane

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this freebie. Also, your card is absolutely adorable.

Kathleen said...

thanks for this. it's great!
Kathleen Mc x

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That is beautiful, thanks for sharing!
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Theresa said...

I love your card. Thanks for sharing the great digi.

txexperiment said...

Love your card and the image. Thanks so much!

Charlene said...

Your card is stunning!! Thanks so much for sharing it and the wonderful sentiment with us.

Viv said...

Gorgeous card and thanks so much for the digi!

CTgirl said...

Lovely!!
Thanks!

rosieb said...

thanx for great image

Jacqui said...

Thanks for the great sentiment.

Margrit said...

Lovely card and thank you for the freebie.

Margrit

busybusyhoneybee said...

Just wanted to let you know I've used this image!
http://busybusyhoneybee.wordpress.com/2012/02/04/thinking-of-you-3/

if you'd like to see it! :)

Thank you for sharing your creative talents!
Hugs,
Karen C

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