Saturday, 6 June 2009

Just Magnolia meets Cute Card Thursday......























PHEW! Finally I've made a card I actually like. Less said about the last card the better, lol! I really enjoyed working with Rach's sketch for this week's Just Magnolia Challenge and used some of the new papers I've just bought from Charmed Cards and Crafts (great service and a fantastic range of papers)! I'm blaming Juliet for my latest shopping spree, as she spread the word about Charmed having new Kay & Co stash in stock - NAUGHTY! I'm supposed to be on a strict stash diet at the minute due to a serious lack of funds ;o(

I'm also entering my card into this week's Cute Card Thursday Challenge where the brief is to use punches and die cuts. The flowers are punched from a Woodware flower punch and the butterfly is a die cut from Kay & Co.

It's funny really, you wouldn't put grey, cream, blue and green together normally, but they really work. These paper designers so know what they're doing!!!

I'm off to get showered now (early for me at the weekend I know) - we're off to support a local village fete this afternoon. Can you believe the weather?! If only they'd arranged it for last Saturday instead. Oh well, brollies and macs at the ready I guess and in true British spirit we'll brave the storm, hee hee!

Have a great weekend and I'll be back tomorrow with my DT card for Dottie's World.

TTFN and TFL xxx

37 comments:

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

Gorgeous card! ove all the faux stitching. You are right these are beautiful papers. Love the flowers around the frame. Enjoy your fete! Hope you don't get too wet!
Hugs Judy xx

Tab said...

Love the card hun, gorge papers and the image is too sweet for words! Great take on the sketch!
Hugs Tab xxx

papercraftsbyrach said...

gorgeous Tara! love the card you have made following my sketch. the butterfly is fabulous and i love the papers that you have used, great colouring and colours.. gorgeous! hugs rachxx

debbies said...

WOW - this is too cute!!! Love all the details and those little brads in your flowers are adorable!

Sarita said...

Ooh this is soo lovely Tara, you're right about that colour scheme it's awesome!
I love your gorgeous little flowers and the li'l leafy stamp is a lovely touch,
Hope you're OK Tara,
Love Sarita xx

Vicky said...

Gorgeous card Tara and the colours look really good together. I'm going to make a card this afternoon with this sketch, I love it!
Hope you've enjoyed the fete and you didn't get too wet!
Hugs, Vicky -x-

Sue said...

Wow this is fab, love those vibrant colours, Happy Crafting Sue xx

Caroline said...

Stunning card Tara! Love the colour combo. Caroline x

Dena said...

Tara, great card! Your little Tilda looks fab! Neat color combo. Hugs, Dena

Kim Dellow said...

Oh Tara, I love this card. I adore these papers to bits. Your fabby ribbon, and butterfly and everything is gorgeous. Kim

Suzette said...

Great card Tara, love the Tilda image and the colours you have used.

Lyndsey Marie said...

Wow such a fabulous selecion of cards since my last vist and this one is just gorgeous. I love the cute Tilda image and the new papers are just delish,
Lyndsey xx

Cheryl said...

wow another stunning creation hun this is adorable fab layout great colouring as usuall and the papers are lush, know what you mean about charmed cards I have got nearly all my stash from there and its great service like you say. They are very helpfull too so quick on delivery too anyway hun take care lots love cheryl xxxxxxx

Sue Moone said...

Beautiful card Tara,
Sue x

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Hi ya darlin !

What a super fantastic card ! I love the papers you have used, will have to go and have a look at those as I love Kay & Co's. Tilda is coloured to perfection and I love your huge butterfly - fantastic ! Isn't it funny ? I've just made a card for Just Magnolia this afternoon and I'm waiting for it to dry. Thank's for the tip off about Cute Card Thursday as I've also used a punch and die cut flowers ! Great minds again hey ?!!

Have a great time this afternoon and hope the rain holds off.

Hugs,

Jo x

Kim Piggott said...

Tara your card is so beautiful!
Gorgeous image and colouring and I love your fabulous detail!
Have a great day!
hugs
kim x

Riet said...

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

Hugs Riet.x

Di said...

Ohhh Tara this is just gorgeous a really beauty!
I love the colours and Tilda is so cute , i love your circle backgrounds too and the butterfly. I alos love the stitching the flowers and the bow!! I love it all!!
Yes that is the liver building, i live in between Chester and liverpool.

Bye for noW, hugs, off to make my card for CC.

Di xxxxx

Shelly said...

A really lovely card, your layout is fab and the stitching adds an extra touch of loveliness!

sandra_w said...

Lovely card, Tara!!

Hugs,
San

Carole said...

Gorgeous card Tara, your colouring is wonderful. Gorgoeus papers and details...think I feel a K&Co purchase coming on...thanks!
Have a great Sunday.
Hugs
Carole x

Susie Sugar said...

Hi Tara (sorry long time since I dropped in to see your blog ) Totally stunning card darling the colouing is just perfect and its just so pretty
I love everything about it
Hugs Susie xx

Danni said...

Stunningly gorgeous card!! Love it!

Claudia Rosa said...

Hello Tara, i have been many times on your blog your cards are a true inspiration for my own designs. i love your coloring and style!!

Hugs, claudia

Karen said...

Came to look at your DW card and saw this beauty. Just gorgeous Tara, I love how you have used your K&Co Lotus products. Fab! xx

katy said...

Lovely work Tara :) gorgeous details, especially the butterfly, shall have to check out the papers...you're a bad influence, lol. Hope you had a lovely afternoon at the fete, love Katy x

Katy said...

Fab card Tara!! :) the colours are very bright and cheery

xx

ros said...

this is gorgeous tara. the colours are so lovely, its beautiful

Helena said...

Scrumptious!

Rica said...

This is gorgeous love, the colours, papers abnd that butterfly are stunning. I just love Tilda and those flowers are fantastic. I shall be looking at those papers - a girl can never have too many.
hugs Heather xx

deifen said...

Stunning card Tara-I have these papers too and use them A LOT!Love how you inked the little punched flowers-such attention to detail!

TaraG said...

Oh super sweet card, Tara! I love this Tilda! I really need to ink her up she has been rather neglected I think! You have coloured her so beautifully! Gorgeous papers and I love the big butterfly and flowers! Everything is so pretty!
Hugs,t

Naoual said...

Hi Tara, your card is gorgeous! I love the fab colour combo and the beautiful papers you used. You've coloured Tilda beautifully!

Thank you for joining us at Just Magnolia,

xx Naoual

Stacey said...

Simply stunning. Love these funky papers together and the lovely butterfly sets it all off a treat ~♥~

sylvia said...

this is a dream of a card
soooo beautiful
big hug sylvia

Chris said...

This is such a gorgeous card Tara, now you're the naughty one making me want these beautiful papers :D and I don't know if I can hold out, I've already clicked the link whoops! Love your sweet Tilda and fantastic colouring and that butterfly is superb! I've just realised after entering my Magnolia card that I've completely missed off the flowers, they're still lying on the table doh! Will have to rectify that later. Hope the fete went ok and you didn't get too drenched. Hugs, Chris xxx

Bev said...

Absolutley gorgeous card sweetie - such delish colours and papers, very yummy indeed! x