Tilda Trip episodes, the winners are ...

Hello readers!
This is my post to announce the winner from my last Tilda Trip episode, first I wanna say thank you so so so ..  much! from the bottom of my heart for all your supports, encouragements and all the spirit that you drop here on my blog space, and I am so grateful to have you all!
I will not be able to go this far without the support of all of you, on this blog I can practice to improve my writing skills in English, sharing my work and hoping to inspire many friends.
and all of that magically happened!
Summing up for my three Tilda Trip episodes, today I have the winners!
Please keep in mind that for the true I really wish I can mention all my readers as the winner, but  yeah anyway the three person was picked and they are :
Christy Design
Congratulation for all of you girls!!
and please send me an email at yulis.kartika77@gmail.com for the detail of your address so I can sent the goodies for you :)

Again, I thank you so much for all of you my dear readers, hopefully I can do another happy sharing in the future.
your visiting is the most I appreciate, so I always love to say, see ya!

Tilda trip - Round 3 (Time for giveaway)

Hi everyone!
I hope you're enjoying my blog post about Tilda trip so far, and having a good read when you stop on each post,
I apologize for my English if there is misspelled here and there, we speak Indonesian everyday so write in English on every blog post is such a challenge for me. But I want to learn more and hopefully I can improve my English.
I realized, there is no shame in being honest,  in being vulnerable. It is the beauty of being human (as I ever heard from one of my lecturer)

Oh yes, on this post I have a few things to update you including the information about the giveaway that I wanna sent to 3 of my dear readers.
So stay with me until the very end for all the news will you ? Because I would love to hear your thoughts.

so, here there are the last stop of Tilda trip, round number 3 :

Story 03 :

As it was known that Tilda and her friends had their trip during their school holidays, and when the holiday is coming to end they decided to return to the city. The rest of the last day they used to gather together in the city park, where they brought their  notebooks and complemented each other the missed stories they experienced while going together. In that park they also bought cotton candy and enjoyed it with laughing together ..
How happy the school period is especially when the holidays arrive. but after this they have to go back to school.
They must be serious and diligent in learning so that they will become successful people and make their parent proud!

The End

Tilda and friends see a roller coaster on the way home ... 
there might be another story about roller coaster :)
if we have another chance ....

This my note :)
I am using my Midori traveller's notebook from Travelers company to journal and write some ideas, I used regular size but for daily working I love to use a passport size which is more handy.
I love to write freely, because this is my journal I can do and write everything I want.
it is not easy at the beginning though, but nothing can change if I don't do something, I have to be brave,  have fun with all of the ideas and not be afraid of making any mistakes ..

I am featuring I am featuring an image from Magnolia Class Trip - Tilda with Cotton Candy
the gorgeous designed paper is from Magnolia.

Cotton Candy ..
 remind me about my childhood, the best and bright moments i wish could have lasted forever!

We all learn about life from childhood
and learning is always from the beginning
as well as my journey in painting, I learned from only use the basic colors ...
I hope I can share this gift and encourage you to keep creating!
so, these are the gifts I will sent to 3 of my dear readers,

all you have to do for the chance to get the gift is simply leave a comment on this post, and there will be more chance if you also willing to leave your love / word on the Round 01 and Round 02
I will pick the winner on September 16th at 07.00 p.m GMT+7
I cannot truly express my gratitude for you , and all your support for my work.
You are simply wonderful, Good Luck!

Tilda trip - Round 2

Hello again everybody!
Hope that you still with me, and today we will jump to the round 02 on this episode of Tilda trip :)

Because after I counted, I have been with you for more than 6 years on this blog, I want to share a little something for you, honestly I want to share with all of you ... like we'll hanging out together to enjoy ice cream? .. :)
I will choose 3 of you, my good friends ...and send that little gift from my desk in Indonesia :)

 it's simple way, just leave a small message of your love or thought on the round 01, 02 and 03 if you are willing and if you might want to follow me on Instagram it will give an extra cheers for me, let me know ..

I will return later on round 3 and this is round 2;

Story 02 :

After a few days, Tilda and her friends arrived at a very pleasant place. yes, they arrived on the beach! This beach not only has sand but also there is a fishing village there. Tilda and her friends learn how the fishermen live, they are enjoy some fresh young coconut water and the delicious grilled fish on the beach, it's fun! They didn't forget to write down all the practice they got during this holiday season ... and of course they do a must thing during on trip, taking pictures together!
Looks like they have to go back to the city, because the holidays almost over, so the next stop should be around the city park..
Ok let's follow their next trip!

  I started working on this card by stamping the image on Canson Illustration paper (it is 200gsm paper), coloring her using watercolor paint, and then I paint the background using Sakura watercolor paint, oh yes I have so much fun to trying this paint anyway ..

I am featuring an image from Magnolia Class Trip - Sightseeing Tilda

I cut the lace edge using Magnolia DooHickey and I used a layer of white fun foam to mount my main Tilda image onto my card
Lovely wording by Stempelglade

Follow Your Heart ..
The most words that really I love!
Heart will never lie, that is I believe :)

Celine Dion says heartily;

If you follow your dreams, it means you follow your heart. If you do follow your heart, I don’t think you can go wrong.

 while I also read this beautiful inspirational quote :

You can do anything as long as you don't stop believing. When it is meant to be, it will be. You just have to follow your heart.
written by, Keke Palmer

See you on the last round guys,
meanwhile I wish you having a great day with full of happiness.

Tilda trip - Round 1

Happy Monday y'all!
How are you doing ? I hope you're doing fantastic!

If you followed me on my Instagram, you should find that I have colored three images about the school holiday/ trip.
Since back to school would be as exciting as the school holiday (at least for me when I was at than ages) I wanna share how I kept the trip memories.
I'll have three blog post with this theme, so hope you will stick with me for another two post later on,

and this is the round number 1;

Story 01 :

 Once upon a time, a kind-hearted girl named Tilda, she and her friends went on trip together because they were off school, they got a lot of things when they were on the trip, one of them found a small pond and when they played by the pond, there a frog jumps up to them!
For a moment Tilda remembered one of the stories about the frog prince who was looking for a princess ... and she wrote about her experience that day on her notebook .
yeah, school holidays are fun ... there are a lot of things on the trip that are rare to find when we are busy with school lessons.
after this, they continue the journey .

I started working on this card by stamping the images on Canson Illustration paper and coloring them using watercolor paint.
I am featuring an image from Magnolia Class Trip - Tilda with Froggy

I cut the frame using Magnolia DooHickey as well as the other decoration.
I used a layer of white fun foam to mount my main Tilda image onto the center of my card, I do double layers for the camera and hearts
Wording by Whimsy stamps while the edge of the image panel was hand stitched.

Frog ...
sometimes I can't describe my feeling about this animal :D
I know he is as cute as another kind of animal, but really I daren't enough to touch a frog!
how about you guys ?
hmmm ..
anyhow, I remember there is a nice quote about the frog,
from Kim Young-ha , he  is a modern South Korean writer and he says;

Don't be a fish; be a frog.
Swim in the water and jump when you hit ground.

a nice motivational words indeed.

I wish you can find a little inspiration from this round number 01 and see you on the next round, bye!

Life's a Breeze | Another summer card along with my traveling journal

Good Day everyone!

So glad to see that you visiting my blog again, and I hope you have a good week wheresoever you are. Today is sunny day here in the country I live as well as the island that I was traveling last month and again last week :) yeah it seems like I really love visiting that country for several reasons :) The best destination whenever I seek an escape place to be :D
It's been really hard to find the time to do some crafty work on the busy life somehow, but I always looking the chance.
I couldn't wait any longer, so here is my card for sharing with you;

I am pretty sure that some of us still enjoy the summer, especially the beach! 

My card is featuring the summer collection from Magnolia company.

Again, the beach really eye catching when the summer is  happening, 
Brande Roderick says ; The sun shines everywhere, not just at the beach.
but, I ever find a fun fact :

Best Escape Anyone Can Have
that the Beach

so, let's enjoy!

I started to make this project by picking out an image from the Pool Party Collection - Bath Tilda 

Stamping them with Versafine Clair - Pince cone onto Canson ilustration paper and water coloring her,  I cut the dolphines and beach sparkling  with the help of Magnolia DooHickey dies The idea for this card was to imitate a beach scene that Tilda is doing Sun Bathing :)

Here is some of my pages, I love to use passport size when I am traveling, I write just a short note but it means a lot that the size!
 Singapore is simply amazing! A short vacation in Singapore is definitely not enough if you want to eat and breathe Singapore. There is much to see and do. From the famed Chili Crab and Hainanese Chicken Rice to Sentosa Island
I really enjoy every my visit here especially when my sons be there with me !
Hope you can find a little something that inspire you.

Enjoy your day!

Be brave, Seize (seas) the day! | Card and a journaling words of encouragement

Hi everyone,
I hope you are all having a good summer day (or maybe a beautiful summer vacation).
Today I am going to share with you a card with another summer theme and my spread pages about the words of encouragement.

sometimes, I find my self excited to make something and writing and get creative, but I was confuse.
Instead, I watch and saw other people's work and compare what I have not yet done to what they have already accomplished.
But I think .. this feeling not good, it makes me lose confidence in my self, doubt my abilities .. and I want this act to end.
I have to take a risk, learn a simply start and be brave ..

Seize the day!

so, here is my card :)

I am featuring an image from Magnolia (of course!) and I more than happy to find that I have a really nice word stamp for my card : Seas (seize) the day!

I use several kind of DooHickey - Magnolia dies from various set on my card; The heart frame was cut with Heart shape from Vintage Box while the sea things are cut with Magnolia dies from DooHickey Box

to complete the heart of this summer, here is my spread pages;

How I love that words, they give me a good boost and mood.
I use some stamps about navy and seas, and they are also Magnolia from the summer collection as well as the design paper.

When you find that you want to color or paint but you don't have any mood to make a card or something fancy, just try to use your colored image on your diary, journal or pages.
I find my self esteem getting better when I do a writing habit, so I hope it will help you too!

Have fun everyone, seize your days!

Miss you this summer | August inspiration with a hill scenery watercolor painting

Hi everyone!
I hope you are in well and having so much fun on July, and now we are welcoming the other month, the month of August,
for me, this month is particularly a special month , because one of my boy will accomplish his another milestones :)

Ok, that is my short story,
and today I have a card that I made for August inspiration featuring an image from Magnolia company while back ago, but I think she deserves to featured on a summer card

One fine sunny day in a village,
with a peace, calm and nice weather around, there is a girl with her cute giant flower .. she walks alone and she want to meet someone, someone far away, who she really misses a lot ...
she looked up at the sky, when there was an airplane ... she said, oh please take my heart to him and tell him that i miss him more than just a little!

I paint a background behind the image and I imagine about a hill when the Summer still around,
I know I am not an expert so I still have a little afraid when I paint on my card, but I remind my self; just being fun with all the idea and don't be afraid of making mistakes.

Making mistakes is a lot better than not doing anything.
 - Billie Joe Armstrong -

That was my favorite quote, and it always makes me more confidence when I am painting.

I cut some decoration with Magnolia dies from DooHickey box and Vintages box to get more interest, and the focal panel stitched manually.

I know I made mistakes here and there, but mistakes make me braver,and eventually mistakes make me even more happy to enjoy my painting journey :)

Have a day that means something, everyone!

Wings of a friendship heart | July inspiration

Hello everyone!

I hope you are all having a beautiful day  ...
I do want to say thank you in advance for supporting my work so far,
this moment, as the sun shines and the flowers are at their last breath (may be) of beauty, let's enjoy this summer!

I had a mystical imaginary  about the world that full of difference, harmony and simple wonder .. and above it all I am a person that appreciate a good friendship, and for me, a friendship not have to be being a neighbor because for friendship there is no a distance, as long as we have a united heart!

I love birds too, their whispers like a song from the heart, and I adore the word from Christie Brinkley, she says ..
Share your smile with the world, It's a symbol of friendship and peace

I have re-created my design using the same image but now I made this card with a friendship theme.
Image is from Magnolia : Le Fleur 
as well as the panel and heart shape dies, while the bird and feather are cutting with Magnolia DooHickey Vintage Box.

Anything is possible when you have the right people there to support you
Misty Copeland 

True friends are never apart, maybe in distance but never in heart

Have a great day, friend!


Summer series July inspiration | Hello Sunny!

Hello everyone ..
I hope you're having a good warm sunny days where so ever you are!
Let me share something on my blog today, and I am hoping so much you'll like it as much as I do, my big wish that you will read until the very end because I would love to hear your thoughts.
On this month, the month of July where the Sunny and Sunlight overwhelming most of us, I still believe in a balance within the mind and the surroundings, otherwise we start to feel overwhelmed and uncomfortable, as if there is no relief.
and within so many hings in my mind, I am so inspired by an old Swedish proverb, it says;
Fear less, hope more
Whine less, breath more
Talk less, say more
Hate less, love more;
and all good things are yours

When you have one day on a beach, do you ever hear the wave sound from a seashell ?
can you hear it ... echoing the wave ..
I have a favorite quote about the seashells, it from  Anne Morrow Lindbergh,
she says ..
One cannot collect all the beautiful shells on the beach. One can collect only a few, and they are more beautiful if they are few.

When you miss somebody, so far away ...
write something, express your mind and feel your own wave :)

I made my card for today with lots of inspiration from the sea, the wave, it breeze and those beautiful seashells.
I use some DooHickey dies from various collection to cut out the paper, while the main image is Sunny days Tilda from Magnolia latest release ; Pool Party
Until this point, I hope you'll find a little something from here to inspire you.
Have a Sunny day!

Summer series - Pool Party with Hello Weekend Tilda

Hi everyone!

I am back with another blog post, it has been such a whirlwind of a month with so many busy days over the June but overall it's been a good one, and I hope that you had a great one too!
 This weekend, I’m sharing yet another card for Summer! Magnolia has a brand new series named "Pool Party" and it's all about Summer!

I constantly feel inspired by Sonia Gandhi, she says:
 Together we can face any challenges as deep as the ocean and as high as the sky.

Card Details;
I started to make this project by picking out an image from the Pool Party Collection - Hello Weekend Tilda along with the word "Hello Weekend" from the same collection.
Stamping them with Ranger dye ink - black tie onto Canson ilustration paper and water coloring her, I also paint a beach background with watercolor. I cut a Polaroid shape out with the help of Pretty Pink Posh dies The idea for this card was to imitate a beach scene with the trendy Instax photo and some monstera leaves for more interesting, those leaves cut with DooHickey dies.

Thank you so much for reading,
Have a great day!

I appreciate you more than just words can say | June Inspiration

Hello everyone ..
I hope you're having a good weather and warm where so ever you are.

In the few weeks, the spring will be go by and soon we'll arriving the border of the summer as we are already hop right into June.
This month particularly a happy month for me because my sons get their holiday, that mean we can have a time to be nestle together.

You may be knowing me, that I am so love with beautiful quotes, and they are always being my good boosters,
I pick the words from Hans Christian Anderson for today; he says ..
"Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower."
while Gerard De Nerval says;
"Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature."

Before I go back to my real activity, let me share a little something with you and hope you will find some inspiration from this post;

I made a card featuring an image from Magnolia stamp company; Flower Shop Tilda is one of the latest release Le Fleur and she is adorable all the way she is!

Card Details :
First, I started working on all of my cards by stamping the image on Canson Illustration paper and coloring it with my most favorite medium; watercolor. I use both Distress ink and Winsor and Newton watercolor to color the image.
I die cut the frame and all flourish decoration with DooHickey Magnolia dies. For the focal panel I did a manual stitching around the image, and I combine the image with the word from Pretty Pink Posh. Around the image I stamped some beautiful vintage flourish word also from the Le Fleur collection with Dessert sand Memento ink.
For an extra interest, I embossed a tiny word "roses" on the cute little sign with white embossing powder (tiny word and sign also from Le Fleur collection)

Thank you so much fro reading,
Wish you the most beautiful month too!