Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Weeds and wildflowers... and candy?

Hello everybody!

Spring in Sweet November Land is a magical time of year. Sure, there is lots of play and good times to be had but there is also plenty of work to be done as well. And I know a few industrious denizens who love nothing more than to roll up their sleeves and get their hands dirty. Perhaps you will join me on a stroll down the garden path to meet these charming characters?


Did you catch that scent of fresh turned soil warmed by the morning sunbeams? It brings with it the promise of flowers and all sorts of growing things. There is a special group in Sweet November who dedicate their time to making sure that the gardens are immaculate... and they are the Garden Gnomes. Little miss Tilly is the first Garden Gnome we stumble upon during our stroll and she is busy, busy, busy! There is so much prep work to be done so that the seeds can all be planted in time and she is just the gnome to do it. Tilly takes a lot of pride in her straight rows and perfectly spaced planting mounds because she knows that once her little seedlings begin to sprout each one will have all of the water and nutrients that they need to grow and flourish. Now be careful not to trample on all of her hard work as we leave Tilly to her task and continue on down the garden path. 

Though Tilly did reach into her apron pocket to treat us with a bit of candy, take a look-see...      
The Tilly candy kit includes; one Sweet November Garden Gnome Tilly rubber stamp, twelve 6x6 sheets of Crate Story Teller paper, small Studio G acrylic stamp, Prima flowers, Kaiser Craft pearls, ribbon, twine, buttons, mini doilies, wood veneer birds, four envelopes, four card blanks and my card.

All you have to do for a chance to win the candy is leave a comment on this post. If you link to the candy on your own blog that is great and much appreciated but not a requirement... I want everyone to be able to play along. And when I say everyone, I mean everyone. I will ship the candy anywhere in the world so everyone is encouraged to play! :)

The candies will stay open through Friday, May 4th and I will announce the winners on Saturday, May 5th. And just so you know... all of the new May stamps will be available for purchase Thursday night at the ATS store.


Alrighty, now be sure to visit the Sweet November Gals' blogs! Kadie, Nancy, and Marion are each sowing the seeds of creativity today! :)
Once again... instead of using random generator I will be printing out names and tossing them in a hat SO if you leave comments for the SN gals on their blogs, you will get an extra name in the hat for each one that you do... this will up your chances of winning the candy... fun, fun, fun! :)

That's a wrap on day one of our May SN previews... I hope you have had fun meeting this new Sweet November cutie and come back tomorrow to see who else will be sprouting in the garden!

Supply list: 
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It 
paper- Crate (Story Teller
stamps- Sweet November (Garden Gnome Tilly), Papertrey Ink (Garden Variety and Garden Variety 2), Kraftin' Kimmie (sentiment) 
ink- Memento tuxedo black and rich cocoa, Colorbox chestnut roan, Tsukineko fresh green, Tim Holtz ripe persimmon distress 
Papertrey Ink Garden Variety die
Crate Storyteller die cuts
Divine Twine
Martha Stewart butterfly punch
Zva pearls
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, R00, R20, R21
hair- E30, E33, E35
clothes- R05, R08, E09, E40, E41, 0, BG70, BG72, Y21, Y26, G12, G14, E53, E55, E57

64 comments:

Heidi Brawley said...

Awe your card is very Adorable!! love the scene you have created here for Tilly!!! Awesome candy too!
Hugs, Heidi

kim.scrapper said...

Awesome card, love this super cute image. Who doesn't like candy? Hugz and tfs

KalySto said...

Such a bright and sunny card! Thanks for the chance ...

Marianne said...

Well, you did it again Amy, creating a perfect scene for today's heroine. I bet those papers were created especially for you, "our" very own story teller, LOL?
Love the seed envelope and sentiment, too.
Marianne x

Lorraine said...

aww this is so adorable what a fabtastic stamp and i love how you put all the elements together to make this super cute card and thankyou for the candy draw xx

Stephanie said...

Tilly looks so sweet! I love the story you painted too:) Thanks for the chance to win!

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Cute card and such a sweet image. Thanks for the chance to win!

Герцогиня said...

Cute card! Thanks for the chance to win!

Linda R. said...

Very cute! Yes it is spring and your card is insipring me to get out there are start planting!

Larisa said...

It is so sweet!!! Great job Amy!!

Hlora said...

Oh, love this image so much!!! Your card is so nice and beautiful)))

lora said...

It looks amazing) Great papers you used here0 Love all)

riliska said...

mmmm, super cute card! I am mad about this image) Love to take part in this candy. Thanks for the chance!

*Jennyfer L* said...

Oh how sarling is she? Love it!

Nancy Thomas said...

Beautiful coloring and a gorgeous design and scene. Tilly looks hard at work but manages to not work up a sweat.

SabLank said...

very nice! Love it!

Lau W said...

Oh it's me today, i'm in my garden héhé !!! :-))
Your card is lovely, love all these colors, so vibrant !
xxx

Cindy H. said...

I love this sweet image and she looks just darling on this cute card!! As always, your coloring is fabulous!

Dangina Martinez said...

Well Done. This has to be the best ATS post by far. I enjoyed reading the post. Your card looks amazing too.
Tons of Hugs, Dangina

Betsy said...

Awww ... Tilly is so stinkin' cute! She's perfect for spring flower planting! I just love your card ~ the colors, the design, and the embellishments!
Thanks so much for the chance to win!!!

Maria Therese said...

So cute ♥ Love your card!

Moni said...

Stunning card and fab papers, lovely image. Hugs,Moni

Sandra said...

Super cute card!

Elizabeth Cooper said...

What a fabulous card! Your coloring skills blow me away, as always. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win!

jan farnworth said...

love your coloring.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so adorable, love the cute image and the great card design. I would love to win your blog candy, thanks for the chance to win!

Bhawana said...

Thats a beautiful card. n Thanks for the chance of winning. Fingers crossed.

Niki Estes said...

Oh, Amy, this is so cute!!

Uta said...

Your card is so beautiful and the image is so lovely. I love it!
Hugs, Uta

Mette said...

Everytime you have a new release I am always loving it Amy. For some reason (maybe cos you love fairy stories) you always bring the right stamps. Gorgeous :).

Hugs, Mette

Priyakumar said...

Lovely card. I am yours new follower. Would love to win. Thank you dear.

Hugs
Priya

Bhawana said...

Commented on SN girls blog. Have not found any tilly related post on Maron's blog.

Is said...

Hi Amy, gorgeous card! Love the coloring, so sweet!
Greetings from one of your encouraged followers from Spain :)

kadie said...

Amy, your card is stunning! You always know just the right way to combine embellishments with texture and papers to accentuate your image. Fab job and BEAUTIFUL new stamp!!

Dos Lunas said...

Thank you so much for the chance, i went to your teamis, left them a comment and joined them!!!!! Good luck everybody!!!!
Hugs from Argentina!!!!

Vipera said...

What a beautiful card! Love the colors!

Thank you for the chance to win your wonderful candy!!!

Olga

Amy E said...

Gorgeous card, and fun candy! Now that's a winning combo!!

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Trista said...

Thanks for the chance to win this adorable stamp! Tily is adorable and so is your card. I love the cork ground. :)

Rhonda Miller said...

Your card is so cute. I just love that image. TFS.

lati said...

Great card, thanks for the opportunity

ifaa said...

As usual an amazing card
love your work
ifaa

Georgene said...

What a cutie! She gets me all excited for spring!

Diaan said...

Hi Amy, always love your adorable Sweet November creatures! Your card tells a story of its own, with your great colouring and the layout... Lovely!!!

Fiołeczek said...

Great job! :D

Michellena317 said...
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Michellena317 said...

Love this stamp, it reminds me of my grandmother, always tending to her flowers and garden.

Jacilynn said...

soo cute! I love the colors. I'm just getting some things planted in my garden...feels great

Jennifer J said...

I love the gardening scene of your card Amy. Tilly is so adorable. Another great addition to the Sweet November family. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!!

Jenn said...

Adorable! I love gardening with my mom. You chose great spring colours for this card! TFS :)
xxxhugs, Jenn

Missy Owen said...

Love it! I wish I had the green thumb Tully has!

Lindsay said...

I love that paper that you've used, looks like little rock... great card!

Evinrude said...

Beautiful card Amy! What more could a girl want, flowers, butterflies, seeds and some dirt...hmmmm, maybe a bird or two! ;) ♥

sunflower sue said...

Great card - love the gardening theme. ;)

Tracy said...

As always, another adorable collection from Sweet November. Love the fun spring card you created. Thanks for the chance to win.

Rosa-kreattiva said...

;-) adorabile come tutto quello che realizzi ciao rosa.kreattiva

Fairy Lora said...

So adorable. Love everything about this one.

Alina said...

Lovely card! The stamp is very cute!

Laetitia said...

How sweet!!! It is nice to see some bright colour to remind us that summer will eventually come!!! Love what you did with the seeds packet, such a great idea.
Thank you for the inspiration,
Laetitia xx

Suvenkorento said...

Such a sweet gardener! Thank you Amy for your lovely images :)

Craftyanny said...

cute as a button Amy, love it!
Anne x

Lisa said...

She's so sweet! I love the detail on the apron!

gobeagirl said...

Ok, now I am really not sure which little girl I must have. I think they are all just adorable and I love Tilly and how she is smart and wears her little red hat while she is busy outside making her garden look just fantastic! You always color so great and I would love to see how you have done all three of your little darlings. Great job as always my friend. I can not wait until tomorrow and I have my alarm set early so that I get the chance to see day 4 before I head off to work. lol. Have a great night. Thanks for watching my video. I have all this fun new products to work with and I have had NO TIME at all this week. I am hoping that after work on Saturday I can sit down and get busy with it. Hugs, Lisa

RiNNE said...

Hee hee, your 'soil' is perfect! Love the envelope and of course, this little scene! Thanks for the chance(s) to win!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

I love this card and the cute design the best. Thanks for the chance to win the fabulous candy!