Thursday, 28 May 2009

ABC Challenge - P is for Pearls......























Good morning everyone!

Hope you are enjoying half term if you're off with the kids. I have to say I'm enjoying every minute of it...... no seriously!!! My kids are my best friends and I just adore spending time with them. Yes the house gets trashed a bit more and the washing seems to be double, but who cares about that! I think one big spring clean will do the trick when they're back to school. We went to see Night at the Museum 2 yesterday and I have to say it was superb - just as good as the first one if not better and there were some great special effects!

I made this card last night for my son to give to his friend Emma, as he's been invited to her swimming party which is tomorrow. I thought with it being a Summer (ish) birthday this Miss Anya stamp would be perfect. The stamps from The Greetings Farm really are fantastic to work with and you get a perfect image every time. I decoupaged the flower garland in her hair and added some sticky pearls to the centre of the flowers. I finally got my hands on some Bristol Board and I have to say it is the best thing if you want to blend your Copics, as it doesn't bleed and you can really work on the shading without ending up with a soggy mess.



















I cut the leaves and flowers with Sizzix dies and created the border around the image with a See D's Morsels set - these are a bit like the Tapestry Peg sets in terms of what you can achieve. The sentiment is 'Happy Birthday' in Hawaiian and I've added the same sentiment to the inside in English.

I'm entering my card into the ABC Challenge - this week's letter is P and the brief is to use pearls. I'm so pleased to be joining in with this challenge for the first time and will hopefully be back again.

As is normal for me during the hols I'm still in my PJs at lunch time, lol! I really must grab a shower now and get a bit of housework done - boo! At least when it's done I'll be able to concentrate on a bit of crafting without feeling guilty ;o)

Enjoy your day and thanks so much for stopping by!

TTFN and TFL xxx

35 comments:

torico said...

Hi Tara.So adorable card!The image is so pretty and colour combbo is beautiful.

torico XX

Pascale said...

This is just perfect Tara, wish my half term was as blissful I am constantly playing referee!!! All quiet at the moment thought they are playing well together. I am like that at the weekends PJ's till noon. I want to see NATM 2,hugs Pascale

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Oh this is very lovely!! I adore the fun pearls on the head band!! :) So cute!

Di said...

Hi Tara Glad your enjoying the hols my kids are starting to drive me mad my daughter wants running everywhere and my son is bored, i've tried to get him crafting but hes having none of it!! LOL. My daughter used to love scrapbooking but she doesnt do it anymore, teenage yrs her friends too important!! Any how enough waffling, your card is really lovely, really unusual, love the colouring.

Hugs Di xxxx

Danni said...

Awesome card!!

Faerielore said...

OMG i love this card !!!! miss anya looks soooo cute in her hawaii outfit and those orchid dies are stunning, oh dear i can feel another purchase coming on heheheehe i had white orchids in my hair at the wedding and they would be fab for my wedding scrapbook. hehehe

Riet said...

Wowwww Tara,what a beautiful card,l love the stamp and colours.

So gorgeous Papers and details.

Hugs Riet.x

Vicky said...

Ahhh. Love this card Tara! Great colours and cute image. I've always wanted to go to Hawaii!
Hugs, Vicky -x-

Michele said...

WOW gorgeous card Tara. Love the image and the beautiful colouring. Yummy papers also. Hugs Michele x

Danielle said...

This is fabulous Tara! Gorgeous image and colours - love it! So glad to hear I'm not the only one who hangs out in pj's 'til lunchtime, lol!!!
Hugs, Danielle

coldwaters2 said...

Oh wow this is so cute and colourful love it.

Hugs
Lorraine x

Mummylade said...

the colours are absolutely adorable!

CraftyC said...

Wow Tara, what a stunning card. I really must get my hand on this stamp, yummy!
Clairexx

Donna said...

This card is brilliant Tara its just perfect for theme of the party, such a cute image too :) Donna x

bente_me said...

beautifull card! I really like your style:) Have a nice weekend:)

Kim Piggott said...

Wow!
Super cute Tara!
Love your pretty colours and perfect scene for a pool party!
So glad you have loving half term I too hated it when the children went back to school!
hugs
kim x

Cass said...

Fantastic card Tara.Love the image and how you've decoupaged the flowers.Gorgeous colouring with your copics.I use Bristol Board too and love it.I just got the 2 sets of Miss Anyas.I'm always way behind,trying to decide whether I liked them or not....lol.
I'm like you and love having Louis at home although it's not a holiday here just now.They stop at the end of June for the summer.
Cass xxx

Julie said...

A really gorgeous card Tara, I love the colours and your colouring is just fab

Tab said...

Oooooh love your card hun, so bright and cheerful! Such fab colours too! Enjoy the rest of your hols!
Hugs Tab xxx

Cheryl said...

stunning card love all the detail love cheryl xxxx

Michelle said...

This is adorable...LOVE that garland in her hair!

Rach said...

this is gorgeous sweetie, fantastic colouring and i love the bright colours that you have used.x

Jennifer said...

Gorgeous card Tara. I love the 3d work on the image and the colours are perfect.
Thanks for joining the ABC challenge this week.
Hugs
Jen x

Helen said...

What a fun card! Love the image and those summery colours!
Thanks for joining us at the ABC Challenge this week!
Helen x

Sue Moone said...

She's so cute, Sue x

Sheila said...

Hi Tara.
She is just adorable, I'm certain Emma will love her too.
Enjoy those kids while you can hun, they grow so fast before you know it they'll be popping over with kids of their own to share with you :), which is wonderful too :).
Sheila xx

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

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

deifen said...

Brilliant card Tara-I love the pearls and the die-cuts cmpliment the image perfectly!
Dei x

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Oh wow, you have certainly excelled (?) yourself with this one my darlin. She is just fantastic and I love what you have done with her hair and flowers ! Totally amazing.

Enjoy your weekend,

Hugs,

Jo xxx

Sarita said...

Glad to hear you are having a fab time-I love it when the kids go back coz that's when I take my time off!!
Your card is so cute Tara, coloured beautifully as ever..and gorj colours too,
Love Sarita xx

Paola said...

Love this card. It's such fun and yes it's very summery. I love the hibiscus flowers that surrounds the image. Very pretty.
Have a wonderful day.
Take care,
Paola

Mina said...

great card Tara it reminds me of holidays...lush colours xxx

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Absolutely beautiful card Tara, love the sweet image and gorgeous papers.
Hugs
Carole x

stampingheaven said...

Stunning card Tara, love her blue eyeshadow! hanks for joining the ABC fun this week. Hope you are well honey?

Denise Clark said...

Tara, found you over at ABC Challenge blog. It's my first time doing a challenge with them too but it was fun!

I love your card! Perfect for a swimming party! Love the bright, beautiful, strong colors!

I hear you about the housework. It seems my best craft work is done in the mornings but if I'm not careful I can sit at my desk and then suddenly realize the day is almost over! So I try to get the housework done by noon. Sometimes I am successful and sometimes not!