Thursday, 19 February 2009

Cute Card Thursday # 48 - Signs of Spring

What a lovely theme for a challenge on this grey and dreary day in February. As far as cardmaking goes I am thoroughly in the mood for Spring type cards so I dived in for this Cute Card Thursday challenge. When I saw one of Bev's recent cards I noticed she had used a set of Tapestry Peg stamps to create a border and it immediately reminded me that I had a set unopened in my stash. To be honest I'd been a bit scared of what to do with them! Nothing like a bit of inspiration from a fellow crafter to get the creative juices flowing so thanks Bev, you're a diamond! If you zoom in close you can get a better idea of how the stamps work.

As you can see I decided to create my border around the edge of the card and go nude in the middle! That is to say that I've left some of my card white again, something I wouldn't have dared to do until Sarita gave me the inspiration.... oh these peeps help me out so much!!!

Whilst I'm in the mood to acknowledge the help friends have given me I'll mention Tab too! This lovely lady first highlighted me to colouring with Polychromatic pencils and I have used them to colour my lovely Tilda this time, instead of my trusted ProMarkers. Does you good to get out of your comfort zone occasionally after all! Tab is most certainly the Polys queen I think!!

Image - Magnolia
Sentiment - Studio G Stamps
Dies - Bosscut Vine
Colouring - Polychromatic Pencils
Flowers - Prima, Flora Doodles
Embellishments - Ribbon and Brads from my stash
Accents - Liquid Pearls

Stop press! Have you noticed I haven't used any design papers..... no, not one! You see, it can be done, hee hee!

I'll apologise in advance because I have a feeling I might be using these Tapestry stamps again and again now that I've seen what can be achieved.

Have a lovely evening!

TTFN and TFL xxx


Debs said...

Love this card Tara, I didn't even notice that there was no designer paper. I have the little See D stamps so might have a go at this myself. Love how you have coloured Tilda. Best wishes Debs x

kyllimarjaana said...

Wery pretty card !

Kim Piggott said...

Oh your card is so sweet and love
your pretty colours!
Those flowers around your border are wonderful! Love your cute image and your ribbon and paper flowers are just perfect!
kim x

Katy said...

Beautiful card Tara, perfect for the challenge honey :)


Riet said...

woww Tara,what a gorgeous card,l love the colours.

hugs Riet.xx

Sue said...

Oh Tara
what a very pretty card, your tapestry stamps look brill, ive got some somewhere!! lol, Tilda is coloured lovely,sue.x

Stacey said...

That is so effective. And no DP - seriously impressive! ~x~

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card Tara, I have some of these stamps too, and never used them. Love Sue x

katy said...

Gorgeous card Tara :) Ta for the text, hope you got my email :) catch up soon, Katy x

Sarita said...

Ooh this is soo lovely Tara, I have never seen these tapestry stamps used in this way before, what a fab idea.
Love all that white flesh on your card and your fab stamping, maybe between us we could start a bit of a craze lol.
What a fab spring card though, just so fresh and absolutely beautiful,
Love Sarita xx

Tab said...

Hey sweetie, super duper delish card! Love the colour combo and those little stamps are sweet as sweet can be! Can't believe that you have not used any DP's well done you LOL! Thanks for the little shout out, glad I can be of help to you sweetie, love the colouring by the way you'll be a Poly queen before you know it too!
Hugs Tab xxx

Chrissie said...

She looks a real cutie in this one! Love the stamped border!

Helena said...

And thanks for reminding me- I have some of those tapestry peg stamps!!! I last used them to make wreaths on Christmas tags :)
I'll have to dig them out. Yours make a lovely border!

Michele said...

Gorgeous card Tara. Love the tilda image and the colouring is fabulous. Yummy papers also. Michele x

Karen said...

I've been playing with tapestry stamps too today, love the card and the way tilda is sitting on the ribbon. x x x

Boots the Monkey (Jo) said...

Absolutely stunning, those stamps are amazing. I've seen them around and always put them back down afraid I wouldn't know how to use them. Now I seen the master at work, I might reconsider !

Such a gorgeous, Spring card - well done matey !!


Jo x

P.S. Do I spy a new leaf ?

Christine said...

Very pretty & spring like, great idea with the stamps Tara, love the image too.

Christine xx

Rach said...

love this Tara, the effect that you got with those little stamps is awesome.. can't wait to see what else you create with them.xx

Karen said...

Gorgeous card Tara, love this little Tilda and what a fab job you have done with these little stamps. Love the colours also.

Karen x

Sharon said...

Stunning! Those tapestry stamps look amazing on this card - so pretty and delicate. Oh! now you've done it - I need those stamps and some poly's too. Please stop making beautiful cards with new things because my purse hates it when I visit your blog. (just kidding). Tara, this really is fantastic.
Sharon xx

Deb said...

fabulous Tara, I love the pretty little flower border you stamped, such a sweet Tilda too! Thanks for joining in the CCT challenge, Debx

CraftyC said...

Really sweet card Tara. I've oodles of these stamps somewhere, you've inspired me!

Faerielore said...

stunning card it must have taken ages to stamp all those little flowers, gorgeous affect xxx

sandra_w said...

Beautiful card, Tara!!

Hugs, san

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Oh so gorgeous Tara and that border is just so pretty, Tilda looks so pretty and beautifully coloured, Big Hugs, Nikki x

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

ooooo how wonderful! your stamping is stunning! well done..i am always afraid to stamp direct onto the card incase i ruin it. Your is truly beautiful!
Judy xx

Kirsten said...

This is lovely, it's great to see spring colours.

TaraG said...

Oh Tara, this card is soooo sweet! I saw it earlier this week when I sneaked a peek at work but called away so didn't get a chance to leave a comment! I love the stamped floral border, so fab!!!! Tilda is adorable and I love the all the white space...brilliant!
Big Hugs, t

Bev said...

Absolutely gorgeous with the yummiest of colours!

Kelly Schelske said...

So pretty Tara!! Love the flowers and leaves and the heart centers, Tilda is adorable!! Gorgeous border too!!

Hugs, Kelly