Thursday, 16 July 2009

Colour Create # 23 - Blue and White.....





























Howdy folks!

This week at Colour Create the combo is blue and white with the extra option of vintage. Okay, I hold my hands up! The white on my card doesn't look very white!!! Well it was white before I started distressing to create a vintage look, so I hope that passes, lol! I really like these colours together - simple yet very effective and perfect for a baby boy card. One of the teachers at my work has just had her first baby so I made this card for her.

I received a gorgeous image wallet yesterday from my lovely pal Chris and she sent me some cute images and shaped cards which I think she cut out on her Cricut....... I want one of those please Father Christmas, lol! I used one of the card blanks for the base of my card and one of the images which I think is by Elzybells, is that right? I picked up the doily in a local craft store and the brads and ribbon are from my stash. Hopefully you can pick up all the embossing - the sentiment is taken from part of a Cuttlebug folder and the hands and feet background is a Fiskars plate which I forgot I still had until I went rummaging for baby stuff. There has been oodles of distressing with Old Linen, one of my Distress Ink pads.

Thanks for stopping by today...... I'm at work (yawn) but it'll soon be the weekend and I'm working less during the school hols, yay!

Catch you later then ;o)

TTFN and TFL xxx

38 comments:

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

Gorgeous Tara, love the embossing and distressing..just beautiful!! You know me so well...I laughed at your comment. I have been doing just that..looking at the made beds and lack of dirty clothes lying around...must be SMS (Sad Mum Syndrome!)
Have a great day Hugs Judy xx

Rach said...

gorgeous Tara,
love the distressing and embossing that you have done.. brilliant. hugs rachxx

cats whiskers said...

Morning sweetie, this is just fabulous love the colours, and your colouring and the great distressing and use of the doiley.
Hugs Jacqui x

Cheryl said...

this is stunning again hun love how you have used your inks to create the disress look love cheryl dont forget to come to my blog and pick up something love cheryl xxxxxxxx

Sarita said...

What a fab fab design Tara, love the scalloped circle and the use of the doily. Fab distressing too.
Love Sarita xx
PS: The Sizzix leaf I used is called "Sizzlits 3 Dies Flowers, Branches and Leaves, which you can get from the Glitterpot or Sir Stampalot. Happy buying!!!

Michele said...

Such a gorgeous card Tara. Love the image you've used and the beautiful colouring also. Hugs Michele x

Di said...

This is just lovely Tara, love the embossing, and the sentiment, just lovely.

Hugs Di
Thanks for joining in with C.C.this week, seems funny that !!

P.s. did you know your piccies are only 3/4 showing on my screen everything else is ok but piccies are cut off.

scrappyjan said...

Tara what a beautiful card! Love your design of the card. That image is so cute. And as for your white...I understand just what you mean. Mine was all white also until I inked it up or tea dyed it. :o) Thanks for joining us at CC. janny

Kim Piggott said...

Wow Tara this is stunning!
Love this gorgeous shape and embossing!
Such a cute image!
Beautiful!
hugs
kim x

Dena said...

Hey Tara, I love how this turned out. Very pretty distressing and darling little bear. Have a wonderful day at work. ha ha! Hugs, Dena

sandra_w said...

Waowww! Beautiful card, Tara! Such a cute little bear and your distressing is fab!

Hugs,
San

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Good afternoon Tara, wow this is such a stunning card hunny i absolutely adore it. I love the distressing and the round shape youve used, i love circles, so its particularly appeals to me.

This is one of my favourite elzybels images too! hugs Linda x

Pascale said...

Fantastic card for a baby Tara beautifully distressed too. Hugs Pascale

Christine said...

Ohhh this is sooo pretty Tara love the distressing, love the shape fab card.

Christine xx

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOW!! This is so very sweet!! I love your fun shaped card with the pretty lace and your coloring is fabulous!! TFS! ;) HUGS

Riet said...

Ohhhh wowwwww Tara,what beautiful,l love the image and colours.
So gorgeous details.

Hugs Riet.x

Peggy said...

Hi Tara,

Love the distressing that you have done!!!So great !!

Hugs Peggy

Sue Moone said...

So cute Tara,
Sue x

Danni said...

This is precious! What a wonderful job you have done with the distressing!!

Susie Sugar said...

What a beautiful creations Tara, l love the images and colours you have used are simply stunning so is the detail what a great Idea to use the doily it looks great
Hugs Susie xx

Sandra said...

Hi Tara...gorgeous card,love these circle cards cut on the Cricut...this machine's on my Christmas list too!.Such a cute image and beautiful colour combo,love the vintage feel.
Take care
San x

Tab said...

Delish card, so sweet! Love these colours and that doily is so pretty, love it!
Hugs tab xxx

Cass said...

Gorgeous card Tara.Love the shape and the colour combo.Cute little bear.My Cricut is sitting in it's box since I bought it in April.I think I've used it a couple of times.Never have enough time to really see what it can do.
Cass xxx

Sharon said...

Brilliant card Tara. That little doiley is perfect and what a gorgeous image. Love it.
So glad you got the chance to join in with CC; it must be so strange for you. I hope we're doing you proud.
Sharon xx

Erin said...

Gorgeous card Tara, love your distressing, so adorable!
Erin x

Karina said...

Hi Tara, I occasionally landed on your blog and like what I see here. You do wonderful artwork! And so I will make a visit again on your place from time to time to see what's new.
Love from Switzerland,
Karina

CraftyC said...

What a special card some one little person. Its beautiful Tara
Clairex

Jilli said...

Gorgeous card Tara, love the cute image and the embossing and distressing look fab. Jillix

Ruth said...

It's fantastic! The shape is great and I love the cute little buttons, Ruth x

Georgia said...

Hi Mum,
This is really gorgeous, I love it! I really like the embossing and the distressing and this is one of my favourite images! I'm glad Chris sent me some! :)
Love, Georgia xxxxxxx

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Gorgeous card Tara. Love the cute bear and your distressing is just fabulous!
Great card too..I have this cartridge and have yet to use it... :-O ...thanks for the inspiration!
Have a great weekend.
Hugs
Carole x

Chris said...

Hi Tara and my goodness that was quick work :) I'm so glad you liked the cards and images and yes they were cut on the cricut (I hope FC brings you one, you'll love it) and the image is an Elzybells. I think your distressing is gorgeous as is your colouring and what a great idea to use parts of the embossing folder for the words. The doily looks gorgeous and it's perfect for a baby card with texture plate you used, I'm sure your friend will love her card. Hugs, Chris xx

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Fabulous card - the colours are stunning together. Love everything about it!
Sylvia x

Georgia said...

Hi, it's me again Mum! Just to let you knw that there's something on my blog for you!
xx

hastingshall2 said...

Tara, this is adorable. I'm sure the teacher who is having the baby will love it. It's so original and creative.

Faye

Danielle said...

What an awesome card Tara - your distressing looks fabulous and works perfectly on this card! I just love the image and the shaped card is truly fab!
Hugs, Danielle

Kathy said...

Oh Tara this is just adorable!!! I love the color combo that you have used and the shape of the card is fabulous!! Love the embossed sentiment as well!! Sooo cute!
:)kathy

Faerielore said...

ohhhhh Tara this is lovely, such a sweet card