Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Cute Card Thursday # 52 - A Recipe

I'm so pleased to have managed to enter a card for the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week as I've been short of time to enter recently. Their challenges are always so much fun and I really enjoyed myself. I was lucky enough to receive some of the new Ketto images (Stamping Bella) from my lovely friend Tara G, so I chose to work with one of these little cuties on this card. I have ordered some of the stamps for myself now as I fell in love with them as soon as I saw them!

I have to say that I wasn't too successful with my colouring - the card was super absorbant and I went out of the lines a bit but heh, not worth stressing about methinks. The brief for the challenge was a recipe - to use 2 papers, 4 embellishments and something ripped. Well I managed the 2 papers and the four embellishments are 2 stick on gem flowers, 1 ribbon and the sticky pearl effect to the skirt. Hmmmmmmm, didn't manage the 'something ripped' in its literal form but I hope the punched edge counts because it does tear into the paper....... alright, you'll have to work with me a bit on this, lol!

Image - Stamping Bella
Sentiment - Scrappy Cat
Butterflies - Daisy and Dandelion
Papers - Basic Grey Porcelain
Punch - Martha Stewart Arched Edge
Colouring - ProMarkers
Embellishments - Ribbon and Sticky Pearls from my stash
Accents - Stickles Glitter Glue

I can't wait for tomorrow night's TV - The Apprentice makes its return and it's one of my fave programmes on the box. I wonder who will stand out this year....... and, more to the point, who will be the most annoying, lol!

I must say how much I appreciate you stopping by and if you choose to leave a comment then I'm always chuffed to bits. I also enjoy blog hopping so much and I'm continuously amazed by all that you create!

TTFN and TFL xxx


Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

This is gorgeous Tara, fabulous colours and I just love little pearls on her skirt, the sentiment is beautiful, Big Hugs, Nikki x

Danni said...

This is so pretty!! I love everything about it!!

Amanda's paper palace said...

Fab card Tara!love the image so cute and gorge paper's.hugs amanda xx

Kim Piggott said...

Fabulous card Tara! That image is so different love what you have done with the dress. Those papers are perfect!
kim x

Vicki said...

ooo i love this Tara, what a fabby lil image and you've coloured her in beautifully.....mmmm.....lovin those BG papers, yet another thing to add to my ever increasing crafting shopping list..lol! xx vicki xx

Sharon said...

Fab card Tara. Those pearls really add some oomph to the image. Love the sentiment and the stamped butterflies too. I wish I knew how you did that - stamp over 2 papers - I always mess it up if I try.
Sharon xx

scotspanda said...

fab card, love the image :o)


Amanda xx

Susie Sugar said...

Oh Tara what a Fantastic card you are so talented, it's Stunning darling
Hugs Susie xx

Karen said...

Oh Tara, this is gorgeous. I have had my eye on these for a couple of weeks now and may now just have to take the plunge and order some up. Love what you have done with this card.

Karen x

Kelly Schelske said...

So sweet Tara!! Love the colors and the dragonfly images look wondeful with it!!

LOUISE said...

Lovely card Tara, love the image, she is so sweet, also love the pearls on the bottom of her skirt. Louise x

Lisa said...

Gorgeous card! Fab layout and great colours. x

Riet said...

ohhh wowww Tara,what a beautiful card,l love the image and colours.

zo mooi.
hugs Riet.x

debby4000 said...

Oh she is fabulous, gorgeous card.

Deb said...

Wow, I so love this, how adorable is she? The butterflies are fabulous too!
Many thanks for joining in the CCT Challenge! Have a great day, hugs Debx

Michele said...

Gorgeous card Tara. Love the cute image and the perfect colouring. Yummy papers also. Michele

Karen said...

Beautiful card Tara. Love the image and those colours are great together.

LOve Karen xxx

joey said...

oh my gosh Tara I love everything about it! the little pearls on her dress, the papers, colours, everything! gorgeous card. Joey.x

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

Great card! Love this image too..really sweet and I especially love the fringe on her dress! Gorgeous colour choices :)
Judy x

Sarita said...

I think I actually let out a little squeal when I saw your card Tara, it's soo lovely!
I am drooling over this l'il image, it's so great to see something a bit different on the market. I love her sticky pearl skirt!
Gorgeous colours too and your li'l dragonflies are a great touch,
Love Sarita xx

Donna said...

Incredibly pretty card Tara and a great choice of papers, cute little image and I love the finished effect of her skirt, very pretty indeed :) Donna x

Katy said...

Gorgeous card Tara :) Love this image, your colouring is fabulous


Ruth said...

This is super..I really love the pearls on her skirt, Ruth x

Peggy said...

Hi Tara,

This card is awesome !!!
I just love the little pearls on her skirt and the glitter !!!!!



coldwaters2 said...

Beautiful card and lovely image no wonder you fell in love with them

Lorraine x

Sue said...

Love this, Tara. Fab layout, papers and image.

Hope you enjoyed The Apprentice tonight. It has the usual cringeable characters, don't you think? Can't wait till next week!

Sandra said...

Morning Tara....gorgeous card,how cute is that image and i love the colours you've picked to work with,the beads on the skirt finish it off perfectly,lovely work,
Have a lovely day
Take care
San x

Christine said...

Amazing card Tara I think you can tell we ALL love it.

Christine xx

Tab said...

Oh such a gorge card, love the image, tis sweet! I'm liking the colour combo too, just fab!
Hugs Tab xxx

Jackie said...

Fantastic card, love the colours and the stamp :o)
Jackie xx

Bev said...

Fabulous!! Love the colours you have used honey, just stunning. Think that image is a must have too - I've not seen these before (cos I've been on planet Bev for the past few months lol) x

CraftyC said...

This is so sweet Tara, love the colour!

Caroline said...

Oh my god! I feel aweful I have missed your birthday. I really do appologize Tara.I am so sorry.
I do really love this card and the one in the post below. They are both stunning. Caroline x

Mina said...

wow love it Tara...fabulous love everything about it xxx

gina g said...

Gorgeous card Tara love the image and the colours are great. luv gina xx