Saturday, 28 March 2009

Basic Grey # 28 - A Sketch

Good morning peeps - yay it's the weekend! Another week has flown by and the Easter Hols are well and truly in sight now.

Here is my DT card for this week's Basic Grey Challenge which is based on a sketch by our lovely Rica...... top layout matey! I've used my new Porcelain papers which are absolutely gorgeous! I love pink and green together - such a pretty, fresh colour combo. I replaced the vertical panels on the sketch with my beloved Sizzix leaves as I just can't leave them alone for too long, lol!

I hope you can join in with the challenge this week as there are so many beautiful papers to play with in the Basic Grey range, that's if you can actually stop stroking them and put them into use. My fellow DT members have produced some stunning cards again this week and I always spend ages just taking in all their techniques and styles. Oh and 'Happy Birthday' to our boss Martine who celebrated her birthday yesterday - hope you had a good one!!

Before I go I thought I'd just share with you a piccie of my beautiful Camelia growing just outside the front door. It only flowers for a few weeks so I thought I'd capture it's beauty whilst the blooms are fully open - amazing don't you think?

Image - Magnolia
Sentiment - Daisy and Dandelion
Papers - Basic Grey Porcelain
Embossing - Cuttlebug Folder
Dies - Sizzix Leaves
Colouring - ProMarkers
Embellishments - Mesh Ribbon and Pearl Beads from my stash
Accents - Stickles Glitter Glue and Pink Fineliner

Enjoy your weekend and thanks so much for stopping by!

TTFN and TFL xxx


Karen said...

Stunning card Tara. Pretty image and colours. Love the Camelia.

love Karen xxx

Riet said...

wowww Tara,what a beautiful card,l love the stamp and papers.

hugs Riet.x

Moni said...

Lovely card, lov the light colours! Hugs, Moni

Chris said...

Hi Tara, your card is beautiful! Love your cute Tilda and I love that Porcelain paper, I've used all mine of that design, may have to have another! The leaves are a very creative way of doing the two panels, love that idea. Such a gorgeous camelia and a lovely photo, you've really captured it to perfection. Hope you have a lovely Saturday, see you tomoz. Hugs, Chris xxx

Amanda's paper palace said...

Pretty card Tara!love that tilda and those paper's.hugs amanda xx

Tab said...

Oooh fab card, such a cute Tilda! Love the papers.
Have a great weekend!
Hugs Tab xxx

CraftyC said...

A lovely card Tara, have a great weekend!

Ruth said...

this is gorgeous..and a really cute image, Ruth x

coldwaters2 said...

Oooo Tilda is at her best here lol. What a great job you have done with the colour combo just that beautiful flower...awesome.

Lorraine x

Sarita said...

I adore Camelias-what a stunning colour.
Love your card too Tara, totally love these papers, and all your sissix leaves,
Really really pretty,
Love Sarita x

Georgia said...

Mum, I can't believe you aren't keen on this card! What's not to be keen about?! Take my word for it, it's ace!
The faux stitching looks great.
Love, Georgia xxxxxxxxxxx

Carole said...

Such a beautiful card Tara, what a sweet Tilda..she's just so pretty.
Your flower is gorgous..what a pity it only flowers for such a short time :-(
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Carole x

sandra_w said...

Woww!! Fab card, Tara and your Camelia is beautiful!


Michele said...

Gorgeous card Tara. Love the cute tilda image and the colouring is fabulous. Yummy papers also. Love the photo of the camelias, it's a pity something so beautiful only lasts for a short time. Hope your'e having a lovely weekend. Hugs Michele x

Donna said...

Gorgeous card Tara and such pretty papers. I love the way you have stitched the embossed square, it looks brilliant. Beautiful Camelia and what a stunning colour :) Donna x

Sharon said...

Wonderful card Tara. Those papers look so beautiful. Lovely Tilda image too.
Sharon xx

gina g said...

Lovely card Tara fab colours, love the Camelia my friend got me one for my birthday. luv gina xx

Rica said...

Hi Tara - love what you've done with the sketch and such gorgeous papers and colours.
Have to say this card is much nicer IRL.
How come your camellia is out already? - mine only has buds as yet - not fair!!
hugs Heather xx

TaraG said...

What a darling card, Tara!!! Tilda looks fantastic and I can see why you love your leaves...they are the perfect touch! The raffia ribbon is scrummy too!
Have a great week, hun!!!

Kelly Schelske said...

Gorgeous Tara!!

Gorgeous flower too...everything is still covered in snow here...I'm so jealous!!

Hugs, Kelly

Andrea, said...

Beautiful card Tara, love the papers and the cute Tilda