Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Sketch Saturday # 58 meets The Next Level # 6......

Good afternoon everyone!

Are you dancing in puddles today with your wellies on? Wow, we've certainly washed away all that gorgeous sun now haven't we?!

I'm entering my card into Sketch Saturday, where Gill has provided us with an amazing sketch. I have moved my flowers around as I felt they would be very cramped on my card if I'd copied the way they were positioned on the sketch layout - hope that's okay? I'm also entering The Next Level for the first time where the brief is to use Buttons and Bows. I've used chipboard buttons and string for the bows. My lovely friend Tara G sent me the buttons from Canada and I love them!

The gingham paper is some I picked up at my local market stall and the red spotty is from the new Basic Grey June Bug range. I cut the swirls with a Bigz Sizzix Die and the flowers are an EK Success Retro Flower Punch. This is the first time I've used this adorable Tilda (coloured with Copics) and I have to say she's one of the cutest and sweetest of them all! I cut my sentiment out with a Dymo and the lace and gems are from my stash.

We had a fab time at M-I-L's 70th party on Sunday which was held in my S-I-L's garden. They have a swimming pool (lucky or what?) and the kids had a whale of a time as the weather was so glorious. Hubster and I decided not to go in the pool, but after a few glasses of champers we both jumped in......... fully clothed, lol!!!!

I'll leave you with that image!!

Enjoy the rest of your day, whatever you're up to.

TTFN and TFL xxx


Faerielore said...

oh WOW Tara this is stunning !!!! LOVE IT sooooo much, you could also enter this into the just magnolia challenge which is red, white and blue this week !!!! Those heart buttons are just soooo gorgeous and the pocka dot flowers are scrummy i just love everything about it xxx

Lisa said...

Hi Tara, Gorgeous card! I love the colours and agree this Tilda is just so sweet.

Lisa x

coldwaters2 said...

Oh wow this is one gorgeous creation those colours just make this card pop I love it.

Lorraine x

Danielle said...

Totally gorgeous card Tara - such a beautiful Tilda image and the papers work perfectly with her! All your embellishment details are fabulous - great sketch layout too! Geez, amazing what a few glasses of champers can do to you, lol!! Glad you had fun .... :)
Hugs, Danielle

Danni said...

Love it!! Great job!

Rach said...

fab colour combo Tara, gorgeous card, hugs rachxx

Georgia said...

Hi Mum,
I love your card, it's stunning! The colours look fab together and I really like this image! I also really like the Dymo lettering you've done. I might have to pinch that soon! :)
Love, G xxxxxxxxxx

gina g said...

Hi Tara gorgeous card lovely and bright we need something to brighten up the day lol, anyway tilda is beautifully coloured as usual. Glad you enjoyed the party hope you've dried out now lol. luv gina xx

Riet said...

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

Hugs Riet.x

Kelly Schelske said...

Beautiful Tara, great job on the sketch and I love all the polka dots!

Hugs, Kelly

Elaine aka Quixotic said...

Gorgeous cards! I love the colours, and Tilda looks so sweet!

Julie said...

Really lovely card Tara, beautiful colouring.

All Pink girl said...

Wow Tara xxx what a stunning card fabulous colours and image xxx love it xxx
huge thanks for your surport xxxx
Thank you so much for joining this weeks challenge over at
The Next Level.
Hugs Dawn+Annxxxx

Vicky said...

Wow, love this card Tara. Cute Tilda image and love the colours!The spots and gingham combo is stunning!
Hugs, Vicky -x-

Kim Piggott said...

Tara your card is so very adorable!
Love your cute image and wow those colours are beautiful!
Sounds like you had a great time on Sunday!
kim x

Di said...

OH Tara this is just lovely! can you tell me how you get your photos so big?
And yes that button is sooo cute.

Hugs Di xxx

Faerielore said...

doh just checked and its not red white and blue this week its just charming hehehehe red white and blue is the penny black saturday challenge, what a plonker hehehehehe

p.s. thank you so much for your lovely comments darling i really do appreciate it xxx

Cheryl said...

oh this is just adorable love it great colouring as alawys lots love cheryl xxxxxxxxx

Tab said...

Gorgeous card hun, love the sweet image and the colours are delish! Sounds like you had lots of fun in the pool LOL!
Hugs Tab xxx

Kim Dellow said...

Oh wonderful Tara, love the button. Glad you had fun. Kim

Anonymous said...

Definitely a great image Tara...sounds like you had a fab day!
Love your card :-) Beautiful details and perfect colouring. Gorgeous colour combination.
Carole x

Susie Sugar said...

Wow this is so sweet , its one of my fav Tilda stamps and your colouring is perfection Tara
Hugs Susie xx

June said...

Tara these cards are fantastic!! sorry it has taken me so long to visit you hun, everything is wonderful on here and i will be back huggies and love June xx

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card Tara,
Sue x

sandra_w said...

Such a lovely card, Tara! Cute Tilda and your colouring is fab!


Kellylouj said...

Fab card I love the image and the colour combo

Ria said...

Gorgeouss card Thanks for joining us at Sketch Saturday.

hugs Ria