Monday, 13 April 2009

A Win, a Toot and a Card..........

WOOHOO! Firstly I just wanted to say a huge 'thank you' to Vicki as I have won her gorgeous blog candy! I feel really lucky and it's thanks to her lovely girls that my name was picked out ;o) I can't wait to play with my new goodies - I really am so excited!

Secondly, a little hoot..... I made the top three in last week's Magnolia Down Under Challenge! What a privilege this is and I will certainly be back for more challenges as they are such fun and the cards made by the Design Team are wonderful! Just to let you know they are looking for a guest designer for May, so hop over and take a look at this week's 'Sepia' challenge if you'd like to be considered.

Thirdly, I have a card for you! Actually I've been naughty as I should have posted this one yesterday. I get so carried away with posting the actual challenge I forget to post my entry, lol! Plus we did go for a five mile walk yesterday afternoon, then came home to a lovely roast dinner and slumped in front of the TV - NICE!! I also went to church in the morning and the sun totally streamed in through the stain-glassed windows. It was the most amazing thing and made me feel totally at one with God and the world!

So, the theme at Colour Create is chocolate, coffee and cream, chosen by our lovely Tab this week. I did have to hold out my wrist for a little slap as a tiny bit of Aqua found it's way onto my card too, but I'm hoping I'll soon be forgiven, lol!

I decided to paper piece my image and you may need to zoom in to pick this up clearly. On this ocassion I kept my card fairly simple although I have to tell you I was itching to add more as usual! I also decoupaged Mr Ellie's ears as they were crying out to be made a bit more floppy! I hope you have chance to join in with us again this week and create something along the choccie theme.

Image - Daisy & Dandelion
Sentiment - Daisy & Dandelion
Papers - Offcuts from my Stash
Flowers - a lovely gift from Tara G
Embellishments - Brads from my stash
Accents - Brown Fineliner Pen

Okay folks, that's me. I still have lots of blogs to catch up with so I'm off for a nosy now.

TTFN and TFL xxx


Moni said...

Fab card, love the image and the layout! And congrats on the win! Hugs, Moni

Vicky said...

Cute card Tara. lOve the brown and cream colour theme, so scrummy!
Congrats on winning Vicki's candy, you lucky thing!
Hugs, Vicky x

Riet said...

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

hugs Riet.x

Cass said...

Gorgeous card Tara.Love how you've paper pieced the elephant.I love the little splash of aqua too.
Cass xxx

Betty aka ZacksNana said...

Tara what a cute elephant! you did a terrific job with the challenge.

Georgia said...

Hi Mum,
I love the simplicity of this card, it's really effective and I love how you've added the splash of blue into it! :D
Love, Georgia xx
P.S. Thank you for my Easter egg.

Ruth said...

I love this ..especially the ears!!
Congratulations on your win,too! Ruth x

Kelly Schelske said...

What a beautiful card Tara!! Congrats ony oru blog candy win as well as making top 3!! YAY!

Hugs, Kelly

Cheryl said...

Your card is very pretty !
There is something for you on my blog.


Bev said...

Wow what a gorgeous card Tara - fab design and great colour. x

Jules said...

Wow - what an exciting time you are having at the mo. Bet you can't wait for your goodies to arrive!!!

Really like your card.

Love Jules xx

Donna said...

Gorgeous card Tara and such a fantastic image, I love the way you have paper pieced this fella :) congrats on making the Top 5 too, you're cards are wonderful and its great to hear that has been recognised, sounds like you have had a wonderful weekend :) Donna x

Lynsey said...

Beautiful card Tara!
Hugs Lynsey:)

Nicky said...

Congrats' to you on the blog candy - great card love the elephants

Helen said...

Awwwww...your paper pieced heffalump is so cute!
Helen x

Kim Piggott said...

Tara so glad you had a great weekend!
Love your gorgeous card!
Lots of fabulous detail and love your stitching!
Congratulations on your brilliant achievement!
kim x

Rica said...

I could have sworn blind I'd commented on this card one - I'm fast losing the plot!!!
Love your paper pieced Elly. Love that paisley backing paper it's gorgeous.
hugs Heather xx

Debs said...

great card and the little bit of aqua finishes it off a treat, you rebel you. lol

debby4000 said...

Adorable sweet card, love the elephant who definetly needs flopping ears.

gina g said...

Fab card Tara love the colours this week even though i never think to use them, congrats on winning the candy. luv gina xx

PatR said...

Congrats on your win. Love the elephant and the stitching on this lovely card
Pat x