Monday, 2 February 2009

A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge # 36



Evening folks!

I am totally in love with these images and I'm enjoying creating cards with them now that my friend Jo has kindly sent me some to play with!

This week's brief over at A Spoon Full of Sugar is 'Love is in the Air' and you are asked to make something for a loved one. I've made this card for my hubster for Valentine's Day. He was in the room when I was putting the finishing touched to it, but I'm sure he didn't notice what I was doing as he isn't really interested in cardmaking, lol!

I doodled around my image and had a go at faux stitching, I am quite pleased with how that turned out, looks quite real and it's a good job really because I really am so hopeless at sewing! You may also be able to pick up the glossy accents I added to the little dangling hearts, I love that stuff!!



Materials:
Image - Leanne Ellis
Sentiment - my own writing (can't you tell, hee hee) and inside is Studio G
Papers - Pink Petticoat, Basic Grey Granola
Flowers - large black one recieved in a RAK, medium white one Prima, small red roses Hobbycraft
Dies - Sizzix Swirl, Sizzix Scalloped Heart, Sizzix Row of Hearts
Punch - Martha Stewart Doily Edge
Colouring - ProMarkers
Embellishments - Pearls, Ribbon, Chipboard Corner and Pin from my stash
Accents - Glossy Accents on image hearts, Black Letraset fineliner to create doodled edge and faux stitching.



Just a very simple design on the inside, I don't always bother but thought I'd best make the effort for the old hubster!

How are you managing in the snow? I've seen some great pictures today when I've been having a nosy at your blogs. I love the fact that kids can get outside and get some decent fresh air. When my son came in from the garden a short while ago his cheeks were bright red! He had a whale of a time out there but he was a bit chilly!!

Have a lovely evening, catch you later.

TTFN and TFL xxx

27 comments:

Chrissie said...

I love these colours together, and you put them together so well!
There is a little something for you on my Blog.
I made a card for your new challenge blog today, but it was too dark to take a decent picture by the time it was finished, so it will have to wait until tomorrow!
Chrissie

Sarita said...

OMG! This is stunning, love the colour scheme, good job you're in charge of the new Colour Create blog I say!
Love the heart frame too,
Love Sarita xx

Sarah said...

I love all the details on this card, and the colours work really well together, its fab!

Sarah x

Michele said...

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

Caroline said...

Stunning! Love these colours so much. Must get my hands on these stamps soon they are such fun! Caroline x

gina g said...

oh wow this is so gorgeous tara i absolutely luv it. luv gina xx

Rica said...

WOW WOW WOW - Amazing card - it smacked me in the eye that's for sure. Love it, love it, love it.
Congrats on being featured on Inspirational you sp deserve it.
Huggles Heather xx

Bev said...

WOWZERS!!!! Tara this is fantstic sweetie, oh my goodness, I love it!!

hugs Bev x

Stef H: (Illinois, US) said...

This is super-fantastic! Love the look of the whole card!

Kelly Schelske said...

Gorgeous Tara!!

hanksmom said...

Congrats on being hi-lighted on Inspirational. Very cool!!!

Vicky said...

Fab card Tara. I am loving these leanne ellis designs as well! I'm sure your hubby will love it!
Hugs, Vicky x

Riet said...

what a gorgoues card Tara.

hugs Riet.xx

Kim Piggott said...

Just stunning Tara!
Love it to bits!
hugs
kim x

Rach said...

wow!
Tara this is gorgeous!!!
such fabulous use of colour and the way you have used the scalloped heart to frame your image..well i love it all hun, oh and gorgeous swirls...

congrats to you for being featured on inspirational hun, you so deserve to be there. Hugs rachxxx

Tab said...

Hey Tara, this is one seriously delish card! Love the colours and the heart frame looks awesome!

Congrats on being featured on Inspirational, sweetie!
Hugs Tab xx

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

Brillinat card! I love your colouring and fabulous scrolls and flowers. Stunning work. Going to go and check you out on Inspirational!! Congrats!!
Judy x

Lyndsey Marie said...

Great card, love the image and papers. The colour scheme works really well and love all the extra embellishments, they really finish the card off.
Lyndsey xx

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Tara, I absolutely LOVE this card. The colours, the image, the flowers, the heart, everything LOL!! Glad to hear your son is enjoying the snow - it's just taken me an hour to get home from work grrr... Have a great day. Lots of love, Denise x

Helen said...

Stunning card Tara! Love everything about it!
Helen x

debby4000 said...

Oh WOW this stunning.

Boots the Monkey (Jo) said...

I'm regretting sending those to you now - you are doing a better job than me !!!! LOL This is a stunning card, I love it to bits. I love the way you have put that heart over the image - very inspirational. Many, many congrats on your appearance on Inspirational - you truly deserve it and I am soooo proud of you !

Huggles,

Jo xxxxx

Amanda's paper palace said...

Hi Tara!This is just gorgeous love everything about it and the insides fab too!hugs amanda xx

Beth said...

This is amazing!! I love everything about it - especially the gorgeous stamp and swirly bits! XX

mar1ene said...

Wow Tara, this is so special.. love it to pieces :)
Hugs, Marlene x

Faerielore said...

OMG this is gorgeous, im sure your hubby would much prefer to pass it on it me for safe keeping hehehehe

TaraG said...

WOW!!! Tara, this card is super stunning! I love the colours...so beautiful! All the details are fabulous the scalloped heart frame is brilliant and I love the shape of the black flower!!! Such a beautifully designed card,hun!!!!
Hugs,t