Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Magnolia Down Under # 7 - Sepia

Hellooooooo peeps!

What a busy bee I am this week - time off work equals loads of crafting! YAY! The kids both have friends round and they're all busy baking in the kitchen as I type. Now I know I'm going to pay for my free time later when I see the mess they've left behind, but the bonus is that I've made some cards and I get to eat Victoria sponge after tea. So it's a fair trade I think, hee hee!

I had so much fun joining in with the MDU challange last week that I just had to join in again. This week's theme is Sepia and I think I followed it okay although I didn't go for the vintage look sometimes associated with these colours. I used another adorable Tilda from the Spring set and was sitting back feeling pleased with my creation when I suddenly realised I had her levitating again, lol! I have a habit of doing this - note to self...... when Tilda is in a sitting position you need to position her onto something! DOH! So out came my trusty Sizzix leaf die.... again, and I created a branch of sorts for her to perch on. That was a close one!!

Image - Magnolia
Sentiment - See D's Bug Set
Stamped Bugs - See D's Bug Set
Papers - Basic Grey Bittersweet and Mellow
Die - Sizzix Leaf
Embossing - Cuttlebug Folder
Colouring - Copics
Flowers - Prima
Embellishments - Roses and Buttons from my stash
Accents - Stickles Glitter Glue and Tim Holtz Distress Inks

I will be back later to check out what you've all been up to. Have a lovely evening and don't forget The Apprentice is on later ;o)

TTFN and TFL xxx


Ruth said...

Another stunner! I really love the way Tilda is sitting on the's given me yet another reason to use them again!! I ahve an award on my blog for you, Ruth x

Riet said...

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

hugs Riet.x

coldwaters2 said...

Ooooo doesn't Tilda look great and so does the card its a wow one the whole theme is gorgeous.

Lorraine x

Danni said...

Wonderful card!

Donna said...

Gorgeous little card Tara and a great save with the sizzix leaf lol! Hope you enjoy your time off work this week :) Donna x

Kim Piggott said...

Tara this is so lovely!
Such a gorgeous image and your design and detail are fabulous!
Enjoy that cake!
kim x

Anonymous said...

this is a gorgeous card Tara, love the way that you put the leaves for tilda to sit on, nice move!!
Enjoy your cake later and hope that there isn't too much mess to clear up. hugs rachxx

Dena said...

Oh I love it! She looks perfect on that sizzix leaf. Great job with the layout also.

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

oh you have been busy the last few days!! love this sepia card..great colour tones ...warm and rich!! Wonderful. I hope you enjoy your delicious cake!! I recommend an aquarium..we bought one a few months ago for our boys and I am loving learning all about it. Not as simple and easy as it looks!!
Judy xx

Vicki said...

gosh I think you busy crafting streak is rubbing off on me....what busy crafters we!!!

I love this card Tara, the autumnal shades are gorgeous and Tilda looks fab sitting on the branch. xx vicki xx

p.s. I went to post your goodies today only to find the PO closed half day....doh!!!.. sorry luvly, I promise they'll be sent out tomorrow morning....(((hugs)))

joey said...

Hiya Tara this is gorgeous, love your layout these colours are stunning. xxx

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Gorgeous card Tara, love the cute image and the pretty colour scheme. Hugs Nikki x

CraftyC said...

Beautiful card Tara, love the colours and scrummy embellishments!

Di said...

WOW TAra this is fabulous, i love it, love the flower distress embossing all of it FAB.

Hugs Dixx
missed the apprentice but recorded it going to watch it now, a bit late but who cares. bye for now
Di xxx

Debbie Pamment said...

Beautiful take on the challenge. Think those leaves were the perfect final touch!
Thanx for playing along again - glad you had some fun.

Christine Riley said...

Wow, what a stunning card! I love the colors you used and your coloring s fantastic.
Hugs, Christine

Kellie said...

WOWEE Tara I love everything about this card, it's just absolutely gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us again at Magnolia Down Under Challenges I hope you keep bringing your gorgeous creations back again.

Danielle said...

Gorgeous card Tara - your colouring of Tilda is beautiful and your colour tones and layout are fab!
Hugs, Danielle

Kristy said...

WOW! This card is fabulous and your colouring is AMAZING!
Thanks for playing.

Andrea, said...

Wonderful card Tara, great colours

Faye Butterworth said...

A great card and excellent layout.

Lesley said...

aww Tara this is stunning!!!! Ur cards are always gorgeous!!! Love it!!! Luv n Hugs Lesley xxx

Crissy Armstrong said...

This is fantastic! so cute! I love it!

pickle said...

ANother stunner from you Tara. Tilda looks very cute sitting on the leaves.

kerry x

Cass said...

Beautiful card Tara.Love the colours and your Copic colouring is fabby.
Cass xxx

Tab said...

Oh fab card, Tara! Love the image and the colours that you have used, just fab hun!Hugs Tab xxx

Christine said...

Wow love this colour combo perfect colouring love it.

Christine xx

Kelly Schelske said...

Tara, it's so beautiful!! Love the color combo, Tilda is adorable, fab embossing!!

Hugs, Kelly

Ramona Michaluk said...

Really beautiful card - I love all the 3D elements and Tilda looks just gorgeous with her little bee.
Thanks for playing along with us - hope to see you again next week.

Cheryl Joshua said...

A beautiful card,love the colours and such pretty flowers!!! Tilda is so cute sitting on the leaves!
Thanks for joining the MDUC.

Annika said...

Oh wow, it's a gorgeous card - and I LOVE the sentiment!

Julie said...

Tara - fab as always. Ive coloured in this image almost identically, apart from the colour of her hair! Not sure I could better this card!!