Wednesday, 10 June 2009

ABC Challenge - R is for Roses.......























Good morning peeps!

What a horrible morning again, soooooooo rainy and wet!

My son has just gone away on a residential trip with school to Ludlow to study Tudor life and times. Why does it have to throw it down every time something like this takes place? They're all supposed to be outside sketching castles today - what a shame!! Oh and I'm really going to miss him...... shall have to go into his room and talk to him tonight, even though he won't be there, lol! I know what you're thinking - sad git, hee hee!!

I'm entering my card into this week's ABC challenge, where the brief is to use roses as we're on letter 'R'. This card is on its way to my friend Laura who got married abroad very recently and I wanted to make something as a celebration of her special day.

I used some lovely 'Just the Edge' Bazzill strips on my card to create the top and bottom borders and some yummy papers from the Basic Grey Stella Ruby collection. The image is Hanglar and the flowers and roses are from my stash. I really love the sentiments - they're from a Kay & Co sticker set.

I'm off to play now as I have to friends round for a crafting day - Julie has arrived with cartons of fresh soup, special rolls and then blueberry muffins for afters....... YUMMY! (No diet for me today Jo, wink).

Enjoy your day everyone and I'll be back a bit later for a blog hop and catch up ;o)

TTFN and TFL xxx

33 comments:

strawberry fields said...

The bazzill strips are really great! and I love the BG papers! Such a cute card. Your friend will love it. Hope your son has a good trip despite the weather!
Fiona x

Helen said...

Gorgeous card Tara - love those papers!
Thanks for joining us at the ABC Challenge this week!
Helen x

Jennifer said...

This is stunning Tara. I love the hints of black and that BG paper is so beautiful.
Thanks for joining the ABC challenge this week.
Hugs
Jen x

Kit said...

What a cute card love the design

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

Gorgeous card and I love the sentiments too! Gorgeous flowers!Have a fab crafting day!! Hugs Judy xx

Beth said...

Fabulous card Tara! I love the dramatic black accents and these images are cute!
Beth xx

Danielle said...

Oh Tara this is fabulous! I adore this image and the way you cut out the frame. Wonderful papers and details. I'm reading all the Philippa Gregory books at the mo about Henry VIII and the Tudors - would love to visit Ludlow Castle!!
Hugs, Danielle

Vicky (Angeldrummer) said...

a fantastic card adore the colours thank you fo rjoining us on abc this week x

papercraftsbyrach said...

fantastic,sweetie. hope the rain hold off for your son.. hugs rachxx

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Gorgeous card Tara, love the cute image and your beautiful colouring. Hugs Nikki x

scrappyjan said...

good morning Tara, well i have tried to post a message to you 2 times now and been booted from your blog!! UHGGGGGG!!! I love the colors and design that you have used!! FABULOUS card!!! hugz janny

Faerielore said...

OMG how stunning is this card !!!! and then I read further and found out its on its way to me YAY oh now im so excited I cant wait to go home incase its sitting on my door waiting for me hehehehe is it home time yet .... how about now hehehe

Nicole Bailey said...

Oh Tara I love those black accents! And your coloring is just so awesome...love the papers too. :o)

Vicky said...

Very different to the traditional wedding card Tara but I love it. Cute H&S image and great colours! Hope you enjoyed your lunch with friends. The muffins sound delish!
Hugs, Vicky -x-

brenda said...

Stunning card Tara, gives the impression they are on stage. Know just what you mean about your son, It's a Mum thing.

B x

coldwaters2 said...

Ooooo this is one delectable card love the colours and that image is fabby.

Hugs
Lorraine x

CraftyC said...

Your card is gorgeous Tara, love the stamp and beautifully coloured. Enjoy the blueberry muffins, sounds Yummy!!!!

Riet said...

Wowww Tara,what a beautiful card,l love the image and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Christine said...

Wow Tara this is a stunner great images & colouring, I have left you somthing on my blog if you would like to hop over to collect it.

hugs Christine xx

stampingheaven said...

Stunning card honey, thanks for joining in the ABC challenge this week.

Sue Moone said...

Beautiful card Tara, Sue x

Donna said...

Pretty card Tara, I love their matching outfits :) IKWYM about the weather, Sophie wnet on her school trip to Cambridge today and it chucked it down all day...Grrrrrrr Donna x

Cathy said...

Beautiful card tara. I love the black and the roses.
Thank you for joining in the ABC challenge this week.
Cathy

cmoh said...

OH your colors are fantastic...really gives the eye a lot to look at. The black is perfect!

Lovely!

Kim Piggott said...

Oh this is just so beautiful!
Love your sweet images and fabulous design!
hugs
kim x

cats whiskers said...

Fabby Card Tara love those two together and the colours are perfect
Hugs Jacqui x

Sandra said...

Beautiful card Tara,love the image you have used and gorgeous colour scheme....hope you had a good day crafting and eating!,sounds good to me...two of my favourite things...lol,
Take care
San x

June Houck said...

I have never seen that Stella Ruby paper. Ugh. I need it; especially if I could make cards like yours :)

Elaine aka Quixotic said...

Fabulous card, Tara! Love the colours and those border strips look great.

mueppi said...

Wonderful card, Tara with great colours!
Hugs Gisela

Di said...

Love this card Tara i really like the black borders and the Haglar images are just great, fab card!! Your son will have fun anyway dont worry, enjoy the peace he'll be back before you know it! just spend extra time crafting!

Hugs Di xx

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Oh Wow Tara, this is stunning ! I love the black with the pink and I love those borders too. Such yummy papers too - I haven't got these ones ! So many to buy !

I know how much you enjoyed your soup, rolls and muffins ! A girl deserves a treat every so often so I will let you off !

Huge Huggles,

Jo x

Cass said...

Stunning card Tara.Love those papers,they're scrummy.Gorgeous borders too.Hope you enjoyed your crafty day.
Cass xxx