Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Just Magnolia # 2 - Pink and Green

Evening peeps!

Just finished watching The Apprentice, I do love that programme! I think Alan Sugar has the driest sense of humour I've ever heard, lol!

Here is my card for this week's Just Magnolia Challenge, where the brief is to use pink and green on your cards. A yummy colour combo methinks and surprisingly not one that we've had yet on Colour Create! The girls have come up with some stunning creations for us again this week and there's another fabulous prize, not to mention the chance to be guest designer for May!

I'm not going to say a great deal about my card because I don't like it! There, that was to the point, wasn't it, lol?! I'm not even sure why I don't like it really, I guess I just don't feel as if it's me. Anyway, I have no time to make another now and don't want to miss out on entering it this week, so I'm stuck with it.

One thing I do like is the way the card close-up photographed in the sunshine - the butterfly has a wee little shadow which looks kind of cute......... small things heh?

Image - Magnolia
Sentiment - Studio G
Papers - Scraps from my stash
Colouring - Polychromatic Pencils
Die - Nestie Butterfly
Embellishments - Tiny Flowers and Clear Dew Drops from my stash
Accents - Pink Gel Pen

A few peeps mentioned the flower on my previous card (the Hanglar one) so I thought I'd show you the set of dies it came from. I called it a Nestie but it's actually from the Wizard Shapeabilities range. Hope this helps and sorry if I'm making you spend more cash, but you lot do that to me all the time, lol!

Eek! I haven't managed to get round to anyone's blog today and I'm very sorry for that! Hope you'll forgive me if I hit the sack now and catch up with you all tomorrow ;o)

TTFN and TFL xxx


coldwaters2 said...

Oh my I love this card your layout is beautiful as is Tilda.

Lorraine x

joey said...

Hiya Tara, hope you are well, I have just watched it too, I was so hoping Ben was on his way lol. Your card is gorgeous I love tilda on the swing and the flowers you added to the twig haha I just read that back Branch is the word I wanted not twig lol.

Vicky said...

Well I like this card Tara, especialy Tilda on her swing, adorable! I've made a card tonight that I'm not happy with either tho! Dont you just hate it when that happens??!!
Take care
Hugs, Vicky x

Rica said...

Hi you... I like it!! Gorgeous colours and papers and I love that little Tilda sat on her swing.
But...isn't it horrible when you plan a card, make exactly as planned then look at it and think..ugghh! - I hate it when that happens (too often hee-hee).
You asked how I attached my twisted ribbon to the card - foam dots under the twisted bits - whether they'll last??? but OK so far.
hugs Heather xx

Tab said...

Ooooo love your card, hun! Fab image the Tilda sits lovely on the swing, and those papers are yummy! Thanks for showing us which Nesties your flowers were from, another thing to add to the ever growing wish list LOL
Hugs Tab xxx

June Houck said...

Your card may not be "you", but it is VERY pretty! I love that Tilda on the swing :)

Mina said...

fabulous this Tilda so much shes gorgeous...thanks for joining in with the Just Magnolia challenge xxx

Betty aka ZacksNana said...

I think she's very cute! And I love the photo being taken outdoors and in a plant. Gives a fab backdrop.

Danni said...

Oh such a sweet card! Love the butterfly!

Karen said...

Gorjus card Tara. It's really pretty. The image, the papers, the flutterby. EVERYTHING !

I love the Apprentice too. I would've filed all of them except James.

Love Karen xxx

Lisa said...

Hi Tara, Don't know what you are talking about lol! It's gorgeous. Pretty colours and such a cute Tilda. x

Saskia said...

Sweet, sweet card!!!


Kim Piggott said...

Such a gorgeous card Tara!
Love your sweet image and your paper and details are so lovely!
Love that butterfly!
So great that you have joined us at Just Magnolia!
kim x

Caroline said...

Great card Tara! I too love these colours. Caroline x

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

I think he sacked the wrong person but I'm not going to argue with him !!!

I don't understand why you don't like your card missus, its beautiful. Tilda is gorgeous on that swing and has reminded me that she and the swing are in the bottom of my drawer unused !

Cheers for spending my money - well, I've added them to my ever growing wish list too !

Have a great day and speak soon,


Jo x

Riet said...

What a beautiful card,l love the image and colours.

Hugs Riet.x

Cass said...

I think your card is fabby Tara.I adore those colours and love all the little flowers on the branch.
Cass xxx

Oh and I'm not looking at the nestie (honest!)

Rach said...

a fabulous card, love the papers that you have used and the butterfly is gorgeous, thanks for sharing the nesties that you used. think that i'm going to have to slip that one in my basket soon..
thanks for joining us at just magnolia this week sweetie. hugs rachxx

debby4000 said...

And why don't you like it, I think is fabulous, love the tiny flowers on the branch, the cute Tilda and all the papers work together and the butterfly is cute.

Donna said...

Pretty little card Tara and such gorge colours :) Donna x

Vicki said...

Tara I don't know why you don;t like it, it's is really beautiful, the papers are lovely the image is so cute and coloured in fabby. Thanks for the tip r shapeabilities, I'm off to find a place to buy them....your fault now for making me spend more

Thanks for the comments you left on my blog, always so very much appreciated. I had already entered two previous cards for the colour create challenge,(they're a few posts down on my blog) thought I'd better not be cheeky and enter a!!! xx vicki xx

Paola said...

I think you did a fabulous job. It's interesting how hard we crique are own work sometimes.
I think the card turned out fabulously. I love the little girl sittin on the swing. How cute is she? Thank-you for sharing the dies that you used for the wonderful flowers you make.
Good luck on the challenge.
Take care,

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Gorgeous card Tara, love the cute image and the wonderful papers and lo. Hugs Nikki x

Bev said...

Tara this is gorgeous!! That image is just so cute - delish papers and embellies too. Thanks for joining us this week hun x

Sandra said...

Hi Tara...i think your card is beautiful,lovely Tilda on the swing.and the colour combo is one of my favourites too,
Take care
San x

Lyndsey Marie said...

Fab card, I love the cute Tilda image and the papers look so fab and funky. Liking the cute little butterfly too.
Lyndsey xx

Di said...

Hi Tara
i've missed two of your posts its hard getting round is'nt it and you have just reminded me of the appentice i missed it last night arrrhhh!!! was watching a movie. will have to find a repeat.
Anyhow your two cards are fab. 1st love the flowers do cool, and your magnolia sketch is gorgeous whats wrong with it? its really unusual!I entered last week and guess what my card was pink and green but i dont know if i can enter the same again? Anyhow lovely cards

Hugs Di xxxx

Andrea, said...

Oh this is fantastic Tara, gorgeous colours and I love how you have tilted the swing slightly so it looks like it is moving. Great idea.
Have a fabby weekend

cats whiskers said...

What a fabulous card, I just love that cute image and your colouring is stunning the papers and embellies set the whole thing off to perfection, don't now why you don't like t. Thanks for the links fr the Spellbinders hun
Hugs Jacqui x

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

Now now..nothing wrong with this card!! It is so pretty. Love Tilda on her swing and the butterfly is a perfect accent!! sorry been silent this week...finally talk talk have pulloed the finger out and fixed me internet..I am a happy bunny!
Judy xx

Christine said...

I like this pretty card sweet tilda & love Pink.

Christine xx

Kelly Schelske said...

Fabulous card Tara!! I love the colors and Tilda onthe swing is adorable!!

Love those nesties too!!

Hugs, K