Tuesday, 31 March 2009

DT call for Creative Inspirations Challenge....

I think I am just in the nick of time as tonight is the deadline for entering this week's challenge on a new blog Creative Inspirations. The prize could be one of two design team spots on offer! The sketch for week one was fantastic and I found it really easy to work with - if this sketch is anything to go by I'll definitely be back again! I hope you can support this new challenge and check out the fabulous creations from the existing team, they really are inspirational! Good luck to everyone who has entered the DT call ;o)

For my card I inked up this fabulous Farming Anya, she's so cute and I just love her headscarf and matching neckerchief! I chose some paper from the scrummy PM Cool Shades set that Sharon sent me for my birthday and matched it up with some Basic Grey Offbeat scraps. I had a brainwave to use the natural raffia instead of ribbon as it reminds me of straw and there is a bit of a country theme going on here don't you know, lol!

I added Glossy Accents to Anya's buckets and lots of glitter to her clothes - you may be able to pick this up better if you zoom. Oh no....... if you do zoom you'll realise that all my stitching is faux! Ah well, I can't lie because me and sewing machines just don't cut it! Good job there are so many fab fineliners out there these days!!

I've just realised something - two posts in one day! Wow, that must be a first..... think I need to go and have a lie down, lol!

Image - The Greetings Farm
Sentiment - The Greetings Farm
Papers - PM Cool Shades, Basic Grey Offbeat
Dies - Spellbinders Tag Trio
Embossing - Cuttlebug Folder
Flowers - Prima
Colouring - Polychromatic Pencils
Embellishments - Raffia and Brads from my stash
Accents - Stickles Glitter Glue, Rangers Glossy Accents, Tim Holtz Distress Inks and Brown Fineliner

What a difference it makes being able to take piccies in the garden - much brighter with a natural light! It's my day off tomorrow and I'm looking forward to getting creative! Just hope my mojo doesn't decide to have a lie in, lol!

TTFN and TFL xxx


Joy said...

Hi Tara,

Thanks so much for entering our new challenge and just in the nick of time too. Your card is absolutely fabulous as are all your creations hun. Your faux stitching is fab, I thought it was real lol and love the raffia you have used.

Joy xx

Ruth said...

Tara, this is gorgeous!! I love the raffia, too, Ruth x

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my word Tara this is sooo cute and lovely. The colours and embellishments are great.

Lorraine x

Kelly Schelske said...

Oh wow Tara, this is fabulous!!

Love the colors and the raffia is awesome!

Hugs, Kelly

Pascale said...

Hi Tara this is brilliant I love the faux stitching and the rafia. Love it! Hugs Pascale :)

Riet said...

what a beautiful card Tara,l love the stamp.

hugs Riet.x

Naoual said...

Congrats on making it as a DT member, you deserve it our cards is just GORGEOUS!!

xx Naoual

debby4000 said...

Stunning card, beautiful Anya and wonderful colours and the raffia is a perfect finish.

Aunty Sue said...

Tara well done i am sure you are going to be a true asset to the team. Sue xx miss you on DC

Andrea, said...

Fab card Tara I love the colours and image and the raffia looks wonderful, great idea

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

fab card! love the embossing and the raffia! The orange flowers look great! Enjoy your day off and hope you get lots of crafting done!
Judy xx

Tab said...

Fab card Tara, love th image and colour combo! Enjoy your day oof tomorrow!
Hugs Tab xxx

Donna said...

Scrummy card Tara and such fab papers you've used, even by zooming in your stitiching still looks real but then I haven't got my gogs on lol! Such a cute little image too :) Donna x

Sharon said...

Good luck with the DT call Tara. Love your card - that country theme going on is super. Brilliant idea to add the natural raffia.
Sharon xx

Rica said...

Fingers crossed for you - though I don't think you'll need it with this as your entry - it's fabulous.
Brilliant colours and papers, fab Anya and superb embellies.
I'm saving my Anyas till my mojo returns - it got lost in the decorating frenzy!!
hugs Heather xx
oops - something funny just happened - actually nothing?????

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Gorgeous card Tara, I love this Anya and you've coloured her beautifully, love the little touch of sparkle, gorgeous papers and great idea to add the Raffia, Big Hugs, Nikki x

gina g said...

Love this Tara gorgeous image aqnd fab colours, the stitching does look good though Tara lol, perfectly coloured too. luv gina xx

Kim Piggott said...

Such a fabulous card Tara!
Good luck!
kim x

Christine said...

Wow Tara she is gorgeous loving the colour combo.

Christine xx

Boots the Monkey (Jo) said...

You didn't tell me you had had a roll in the hay !!! ;o) What a fantastic card, I adore the country feel to it, very Dolly Parton. Many congrats on your DT position, well deserved.

Take care,


Jo x

Paula said...

Wow Tara this is beautiful love all of the detail in the card and what a great image. Good luck with the DT call.
Paula xxxx

Di said...

THis is just fabulous love it. I love these stamps they are so cute.
Hugs Di xxx

Stacey said...

This is so wonderful Tara! Love the rich colours and the CB folder adds such depth, I really love it ~♥~