Saturday, 14 February 2009

Basic Grey Challenge # 22 Hearts

Yay, it's the weekend! Hope you're all having a nice one so far? We've actually managed to have the heating off today, that's a good sign that Spring might not be so far away!

Here is my card for this week's Basic Grey Challenge where the brief is to include hearts..... hmmmm, wonder why that is, lol? I hope you get chance to check out the creations made by my fellow DT members and to enter the challenge before this season of love passes us by.

I was wondering what image to use for my card and had a nosy through my Penny Black ones when I stumbled across the little mousie dangling from a Christmas ornament. Then a lightbulb pinged above my head and I thought 'I know, I'll change the ornament for a heart and Bob's your Uncle'! Okay, it wasn't quite like that but it makes the whole process seem a bit more dramatic doesn't it, hee hee!

As it happens this card came in quite useful because a colleague of my hubster phoned me with an SOS last night. He wanted to give his wife a handmade Valentines card and had forgotten to contact me about it. I said it's a good job I'm part of this wonderful blogging community and take part in lots of challenges because it means I've usually got spare cards at hand. I really hope his wife likes this one, she's been pleased with other cards I've made in the past. Apart from that she'll probably just be made up that her hubster has remembered, lol!

Image - Penny Black
Sentiment - Smirk (Studio G)
Papers - Basic Grey Infuse
Colouring - ProMarkers
Embossing - Cuttlebug Hearts
Embellishments - Heart Stickers, Ribbon and Gems from my stash
Accents - Distress Inks for card edges, Letraset Fineliner for faux stitching

I'll be back tomorrow with the Colour Create Challenge and my card, I really hope you can join in again as you have been doing already in your droves. I know I keep on but it really is deeply appreciated :o)

Before I go can I say a big thankyou to my dear friend Heather for this lovely award. It really means alot, I'll be back a bit later to pass it on....

TTFN xxx


Riet said...

what a gorgeous card Tara.

have a nice weekend.
hugs Riet.xx

Mina said...

a fabulous the cutie mouse...I have these papers and they are gorgeous arnt they xxx

Katy said...

Gorgeous card Tara :) love the sweet PB image


Kim Piggott said...

Tara such a gorgeous card!
She will love it.
kim x

Karen said...

love basic grey papers I keep seeing on other peoples cards must get myself some. Fab card I'm sure the recipiant will love it

Kirsten said...

It's really beautiful, I love the papers & the little mouse is so cute.

Bev said...

This really is brilliant Tara, how clever to pop the heart in place of the snowflake! Love it
hugs Bev x

Boots the Monkey (Jo) said...

Hi ya !

This is gorgeous Tara, as always. That little mouse is so cute and how "bright" of you to change the ornament into a heart ! These BG papers are lovely, aren't they ?

Have a great weekend and Happy Valentines Day hunny bunny !


Jo x

Chris said...

Fabulous card Tara! I love your light bulb moment re changing the stamp, very clever and it did sound ever so dramatic LOL! Love the papers you used, I don't have any Infuse and they look gorgeous. I bet your Hubby's colleague was relieved that you had a card made and I bet his wife loved it. I agree, at least he remembered. Mine has never been one for them at all!!! Chris xx

Sharon said...

Another fabulous card Tara. The way you changed the christmas ornament for the heart is inspired. Thos glittered hearts make it look extra special. Just to let you know there is a little something for you on my blog.
Sharon xx

Lesley said...

hi another stunning card!!! its gorgeous!!! take care huni!!! luv n hugs Lesley xxx

gina g said...

love the card Tara love the image see clever clogs now too lol. luv gina xx

see i told you springs just around the corner lol, enjoy your weekend Tara. xxx

sandra_w said...

Lovely card, Tara!

Hugs, San

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Gorgeous card Tara, love the cute image and the wonderful dp and ribbon. Hugs Nikki x

Georgia said...

Brill brill brill card Mum! I love the mousie! Did you do that stitching on my sewing machine or by hand??

kim-paperbabe said...

Fantastic card Tara, the mouse is adorable and so cute holding the heart! Very clever to change the image (love it when you get a light bulb moment)I'm sure your hubbies friend will love it!
Hope you had a wonderful weekend, HuGs Kim :D

Zoe said...

Lovely Card. My hubby rang me late on Friday afternoon asking for a Valentines card for a work colleague, Men! Talk about leaving it until the last minute!

Faerielore said...

great card tara brilliant idea changing the snowflake for a heart, i would never have thought of that ..... hmmmm wonder if i can change any of my stamps hehehehehe xxxxx

Alison said...

This is brilliant, love it.

Helena said...

So beautiful!! Such a cute mousie!!

... your word verification thingy is saying "GOONITY" LOL!! I don't think that's a word but it should be!

Helen said...

Fab card Tara! I love the way you've used that mouse stamp - I may have to 'steal' that idea! lol
Helen x