Sunday, July 18, 2010

Card for Connie, Sketch Saturday Week #112

I found this sketch at Sketch Saturday's Blog. I liked it and thought I would give it a try.
I really needed to get out my Tilda for some good coloring therapy. I find a lot of comfort in coloring Tilda and I don't know why. This Tilda, which is Sweet Tilda, is my favorite Tilda that I own.
This card is for the radio announcer of the radio station that I listen to at work. Each morning at 6AM they have Jump Start Trivia. The radio announcers ask bizarre questions and we, the listeners, call in to answer the question. The question might be something like: 45% of woman do this each day. What is it? (this is a made up question so don't try to answer that!) The first person to answer correctly gets a small prize.
Okay so that is the first part of the story. The second part of the story is that there are a few of us listeners who call in with "call names". There's Trucker Jeff, Quality Colleen, Jackless Jill, Mother Theresa, Mini bike Mike and Cardmaker Karen (That's me!!) There's more of course, but I can't keep tabs on everyone's name. Well, Trucker Jeff had a hat made with his name on it. Then Quality Colleen had a hat made and now I have one too. When I call in I say, "Good morning, this is Cardmaker Karen!" and they now know who I am and I have nice quick chats with the radio announcers.
The third part of the story is that I was in the final running for Midnight Madness Priscilla Award (Which I won!!). I called into the radio station and mentioned it on air. The DJs gave me a few moments to talk about my card and make a plea for people to go to Midnight Madness's blog and vote for my card. How sweet is that?
So, in August it is Connie, the DJ's, birthday. I made this card for her.
Whew, that was a long story, wasn't it??

Thanks for looking!

I would give you the deets on this card, but I have no idea what papers I used. Thanks to PS for telling me to add the grass on the ivory panel. It helps break up that piece.


  1. very pretty, I love the color combo you used.

  2. I got to see the hat in person! What fun! And this is an adorable card, your coloring skills with Tilda are fabulous. Great balance in the embellishments too.

  3. What an adorable card! Great story behind it too :)

  4. Oh, it's a sweet card!! I love how you colored Tilda.

  5. Aww this is a gorgeous card xx

  6. Hi Karen...abdolutely darling! I love this sweet little Tilda...and pink and green is the yummiest combo of of my faves!!
    Pat Frank

  7. What a lovely card Karen. Love the colors you have used !!
    Hugs Sylvia

  8. So pretty! I love the colors you chose and just the right balance to the card

  9. She is a sweet Tilda and one that I don't petite and pretty all adorned in pinks and greens...adorable card, Karen!!

  10. Oh wowsa! this is so beautiful, I love pink and green together :)
    your colouring is fantastic!
    Thank you for joining in with us this week over at Sketch Saturday
    Jo xx

  11. Very pretty card! Excellent job with your coloring.
    Kathy Gerace

  12. Karen, it is a sweet card and lovely color scheme. Beautiful Tilda. Thanks for sharing :o)