Sunday, 22 March 2009

Colour Create # 8 - Lime, Turquoise and Navy......























Happy Mother's Day everyone!

Hope you're all having a wonderful time, whether you're spoiling your Mums or being spoilt as a Mum...... or both!! I had a cuppa and some toast in bed this morning and was spoilt by my two kiddies with earrings, perfume and toiletries...... plus two handmade cards!! My Mum has just called round and now I'm off with the kids to have lunch with my M-I-L....... I'm lucky enough to have a really nice one, lol!

My card today is for the Colour Create challenge and I have to say I enjoyed this one soooooooo much. Our lovely Sarita came up with the colours and also the extra option of not using any design papers - you have me well and truly hooked on this now Sarita! You can get so creative when you have to think outside the box and not rely on using papers - check out the scrummy creations the DT have come up with....... all I can think of to say is 'Wow'!

I decided to use my Tapestry Peg stamps again, having just treated myself to some new ones. They really are a pleasure to use and I've found a brilliant blog, jam packed with oodles of ideas and inspiration here. I really am pleased with the way this card turned out, probably because the new Tildas are just too cute not to adore. These are my faves by far........ but I'll probably be saying that again when the next lot come out, lol! I must also thank Sharon for the lovely coloured wire she sent me as part of a birthday goodie bag, how perfect does that look as Tilda's little antenae?!



Materials:
Image - Magnolia
Sentiment - Autumn Leaves Tickets
Border - Tapestry Peg Set (Peppermint Petunias)
Papers - Basic Grey Sultry
Punch - Woodware Flower
Embossing - Cuttlebug Folder
Flowers - Prima Hydrangeas
Colouring - ProMarkers
Embellishments - Brads and Coloured Wire from my stash
Accents - Stickles Glitter Glue

Before I go I just wanted to share some piccies of the wonderful cards and gifts I received from my wonderful blogging friends........

These cards were from (top left to bottom right) - Hubster, Anthea, Georgia, Kim, Kathleen and Sarita



Wonderful card and goodies from Sharon



Wonderful card and goodies from Heather



Wonderful card and goodies from Jo



Wonderful card and goodies from Tab



Wonderful card and goodies from Chris



Wonderful card and goodies from Gina



Wonderful card and goodies from Tara G



Haven't I been truly spoilt? I received some gorgeous cards, images and goodies and I'm going to have a big sort out of all my stash later whilst I watch the Dancing on Ice final.

Enjoy what's left of your weekend folks ;o)

TTFN and TFL xxx

35 comments:

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

Such a stunning card Tara. Your border stamping is inspirational..must have a look at these stamps! i love this Magnolia and with the sparkle and wire it looks fabulous! I'm soooooooooo sorry I missed you b'day..must get meself one of these calendars that Jo made the other week. Looks like you got tons of wonderful goodies and so many beautiful cards!

Big hugs
Judy xx:)

Danni said...

What a truly beautiful card! Love it!! Amazing job!!

Zoe said...

Gorgeous Card, love the colour combination. The tilda image is really cute and I really like your tapestry stamping. You are very lucky to receive all these goodies!

Kim Piggott said...

Such a beautiful card Tara!
I love your sweet image and your background looks fabulous!
hugs
kim x

Stacey said...

This is a beautiful card Tara. I really love the fun image and the embossed background. Look at all those lovely goodies! Lucky lady! ~♥~

joey said...

Hiya Tara, wow is all I can say to your card, it is truly gorgeous, love it!. Sorry I missed your birthday enjoy all those goodies. Joey.xxx

Sharon said...

A fantastic card Tara - those tapestry peg stamps are amazing. The new Tilda is so cute and adding the wire was inspired - glad you made use of it so quickly. Glad you had a fab birthday; you sure did get some gorgeous cards and goodies.
Sharon xx

Chris said...

Absolutely beautiful card Tara! I love the border you made with the Tapestry stamps, it's so pretty and your new Magnolia, well it really is gorgeous and your colouring is gorgeous. Your birthday booty looks fanatastic, I hope you have loads of fun playing with it all. Hugs, Chris xxx

Donna said...

Hi Tara, it sounds like you are having a wonderful Mother's Day. Your card is beautiful and I love your choice of colours, they are stunning, such a pretty card. You had some wonderful goodies for your birthday, hope you enjoy playing with them all :) Donna x

Sarita said...

Thank you so much Tara for your lovely comments here on your blog and over at Colour Create.
Your card is stunning, so glad to have got you hooked you lol. The colours look really vibrant against the white background-gorgeous.
I am green with envy at all your lovely goodies, I hope you had a lovely day.
Love Sarita xx
PS: Really love the stamp Tara G used-do you know who makes it by any chance?

Kelly Schelske said...

Gorgeous Tara, such fun colors!!

Great goodies too, lucky girl!!

Happy Mother's Day!!

Hugs, K

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Your card is so pretty Tara and I just love the wonderful colours and sweet image, Wow so many goodies from your friends.. you lucky girl. Hope you had a great Mother's Day, Big Hugs, Nikki x

Pascale said...

Beautiful card i love the hues you have used. Can you pop around and sort out my stash when you have you fininshed, hugs Pascale

Tracey said...

Love your card Tara! I absolutely adore that Tilda image!!! Enjoy all your yummy goodies!!

TaraG said...

Oh Tara, YOU make me happy!!! This card makes me happy! It's so super duper beautiful, hun! love the stamped border and the embossed panel but most of all I love darling Tilda and your gorgeous colouring and brilliant use of the wire...so love that idea! Just might have to borrow that if ya don't mind,smile!!!!
I am glad you had a happy b-day, sweetie! WOW!!! look at all the stunning cards and fab loot you got too! Enjoy it!!!
Hugs,t

Ruth said...

I love that card,and the tapestry stamps are fantastic! I put some photos of my Mother's Day on my Docrafts gallery if you want a peep (you know where to find me!) Ruth x

Boots the Monkey (Jo) said...

Fandabbydosie card Tara and I love your tapestry stamps and the colour of the inks. Gorgeous Tilda too, so fun. It was a good challenge this week wasn't it ?

Wow, so many wonderful goodies - enjoy playing with them.

Huggles,

Jo x

Tab said...

Wow, stunning card Tara, love the background that you did with those peg stamps, goes well with your cutie Tilda!

Wow look at all the goodies that you have, they will keep you busy for a awhile!
Hugs Tab xxx

CraftyC said...

Love your card Tara, the colours are spot on. Well done on receiving so many fantastic cards, there all gorgeous!
Clairex

Christine said...

What a stunning card these colours are brill together, hope you had the best of B/days?? lots of new stash lucky Tara.

hugs Chruistine xxxx

Andrea, said...

Gorgeous card Tara, I love the colours. have a good day

Carole said...

Wow, what a beautiful card Tara, just love your stamping detail. Adorable Tilda...with antenae, coloured perfectly :-)
What fabulous card and gifts you've had...lucky you...have fun with everything!
Hugs
carole x

pickle said...

Gorgeous card Tara. love it all. Kerry x

cats whiskers said...

Oh this card is just so stunning dear I love it all those coloirs are beautiful and love the tapestry stamps around the outside
Hugs Jacqui x

Dawn said...

Hi Tara

What a beautiful card - love it - it looks sooo fresh...

Gorgeous cards and goodies you received too..

Dawn

Vicki said...

What a beautiful card Tara and a fab colour scheme, I really must join in soon with your Colour Create challenge blog, as I've seen some fab creations from the DT and all who enter.

Sounds like you were spoilt on Mother's Day, glad to here you had a lovely day.

Belated birthday greetings to you Tara, so sorry I missed your special day, but WOW!!!! you've had some truly gorgeous cards and goodies, lucky girl. Take care luvly (((hugs))) xx vicki xx

Georgia said...
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Georgia said...

Hi Mum,
You were right to say that this is one of your favourite cards that you've made in ages. I love it too! The wire is a really nice touch and I love the glitter you've put on the wings. You were right about how 'less is more'. Remember when I had just started cardmaking a little while after you and I wasn't that into it, unlike you, and I used to absolutely adorn my card is sloppy glitter so it would be all messy and curled-up when it was dry! Tee hee!
Love you,

Love, Georgia xxxx

Cass said...

Gorgeous card Tara.Love how you've used the tapestry stamps.Happy belated birthday.Looks like you got lots of fabby stash.
Cass xxx

Kathleen said...

I love this card Tara. The colours are beautiful and vibrant. I'm regretting not getting the Magnolia stamp club set too as I've seen so many beautiful cards using this stamp (maybe I'll just get this one - and a few others of course!!)
Glad you liked the card - I wanted to make you something special as you've really influenced my cardmaking over the last year and wanted a way of saying thank you!!! (Mine are still not a patch on yours mind!)
Kathleen xx

Lisa said...

Hi Tara, Gorgeous card! I just love the gorgeous colours and cute Tilda. So sorry I missed your birthday but you certainly received some gorgeous cards and goodies. Lisa x

Bev said...

Tara your card is just exquisite babe, LOVE the stamped border (I don't use my RST's nearly as much as I should so huge thanks for the inspiration link xxx). x

Chrissie said...

Happy belated birthday Tara. What a load of lovely things!
This card is realy lovely, I must have a go at those borders, I think that they are a lot harder to do than they appear. Yours looks fab!
Chrissie

gina g said...

Gorgeous card Tara, glad you had a fab birthday. luv gina xx

sue said...

Oh Tara I love what you have done with the border! Your work is wonderful!!! I have added your blog link to my site. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous work :)

Susan
Rubber Stamp Tapestry