Tuesday, 21 July 2009

A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge # 61 - Swirls





























Good evening peeps!

Well after a very long and very boring day at work it was nice to come home and finish the card I made a start on last night. I do try not to leave cards half finished because sometimes I don't have the motivation to return to them, do you know what I mean? Anyway, all I managed to do was colour my image and add some faux stitching last night, so there was still quite a lot left to do.

So for this card I've used the gorgeous Heidi Swiss Pixie image by CC Designs and coloured her with my new Koh pencils. I used papers sent to me by my matey Katy and I think they're MME Asparagus. There's a heck of a lot of distressing and grunging going on with this card - I added some faux stitching to most of the papers, then distressed the edges with a scissor blade and sponged them with Distress Ink. The sentiment is a Tim Holtz ticket and I've used a few mini brads from my stash along with some strips of paper lace.

You'll see I've included some punched shapes........ I do love working with punches as they're so quick and easy. I have quite a few on my wishlist which I'm hoping to get really soon. The flowers are Woodware Cherry Blossom and the stamen is also by Woodware although i don't think it's called that! I've added a few twig like thingybobs, lol, which are a new Woodware punch I bought fairly recently....... must find out the real name!!! Oh nearly forgot, I also stamped a few swirls onto my papers too and this is allowing me to enter this week's ASFOS Challenge which is Swirls, YAY!

I'm off to finish tea now........ we're having spag bol tonight and the smell is making me very hungry!

TTFN and TFL xxx

32 comments:

Katy said...

Gorgeous card honey!! Love the distress feel its fabulous

xx

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

Gorgeous card and your colouring is wonderful with the pencils! Love all the faux sitiching anddistressing. Looks fab. Funny..we have just finished our spag bol..delish it was too!!
Hugs Judy x

Erin said...

Wow Tara, this is sooooo stunning!!! Love all your distressing, beautifully coloured image too! Love it!
Hugs
Erin x

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Oh your card is fabulous Tara, I love your colouring of this cute Pixie and the distressing looks awesome, Big Hugs, Nikki x

Sue Moone said...

Beautiful card Tara,
Sue x

Kellylouj said...

Fabulous card I love it!! Please take a look at my latest post on my blog there is something there for you.

Kim Piggott said...

Wow Tara this is stunning!
Fabulous design and wonderful detail!
hugs
kim x

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Fabulous card Tara, what a beautiful image. Love your distressing and grunging.
Your flowers are gorgeous...twig things and all...haha!
Spag bol sounds delish!
Hugs
Carole x

Kim Dellow said...

Oh wow that is beautiful Tara, love the distressing and the fab folds. And of course I love the stitching! Wonderful. Kim

katy said...

Oh wow Tara this is stunning ! Love the real grungy look, you've done a fantastic job...fab colouring ;) I NEED to know where you got all those punches and the TH ticket is perfect...did you say it was a stamp ? Great to catch up today...my ear has just about recovered, lol....oh and my expected delivery arrived so watch for Mr Postie...Love Katy x

Danielle said...

Wow, beautiful card Tara! All that distressing is fabulous - it adds such wonderful detail to the card! Such a cute image and beautifull coloured!! Enjoy your spag bol!!
Hugs, Danielle

Tab said...

Wow fabulous card, just adore the colours and image! So pretty!
Hugs Tab xxx

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

AWW!! How sweet!! This is just as cute as a button!! :) I love the fabby papers and the coloring is so beautiful hun!! HUGS

Vicky said...

This is just gorgeous Tara. Love the distressed grunge look of this card. These MME Asaragus papers are yummy! I've used mine tonight as well! Love all the spotty/dotty one's.
Hugs, Vicky ~x~

Kelly Schelske said...

Gorgeous Tara!! Fabulous papers and such a cute girl!

Hugs, Kelly

Cheryl said...

gorgeous caolurs in this and love the disress look its great love cheryl xxxxx

cats whiskers said...

Wow Hun just love this now I am going to have to get those punches your flowers are abslutely breataking as soon as I opened your page they took my beath away
Hugs and thanks for your inspiration dear
Hugs Jacqui x

Lena Katrine said...

Wow! Great card! Awsome details - love it!

Have a nice day! Hugs, Lena

gina g said...

Gorgeous card Tara i love the flowers and the sweet little image fab distressing mine always looks a mess lol. luv gina xx

Michelle said...

Very nice job, love the distressing

Riet said...

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

hugs Riet.x

CraftyC said...

This is gorgeous Tara, so much detail and gorgeous papers
Clairex

Rach said...

oooooo Tara!
I am in love,, this is so gorgeous, lovin all the distressing that you have done..lots of lovely detail.. love it..
lol@ your comment about the hangler image needing to go on a diet.. rofl.. think that you are right though.. haha.
take care. hugs rachxx

Michele said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh stunning card Tara. Love the image you've used and the distressing also. Pretty papers and details to. Hugs Michele x

Rach said...

haha,,, thanks for the song Tara!! people are gonna think that i have gone round the twist humming christmas songs in July!!!
rofl.. hugs rachxxx

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous card, beautiful details and fab papers, not forgetting the cute image.
luv
Debby

Faerielore said...

WOW Tara this card is stunning i love all the distressing it looks brilliant !!! and this pixie is such a little cutie xxxx

Kathy said...

This is another beauty Tara! I love MME papers ~ my fav I think!! Such pretty colors and love your distressing!! I cannot wait til this stamp hits my doormat!! She is adorable!! Love this card
:)kathy

simplyfairies said...

How beautiful this is I love it...

Sarita said...

Another gorj card Tara, love all the layers and distressing. Love how you've folded your corners and your die cut flowers are fab too.
Love Sarita xx

Juls said...

this is amazing! I love the colours you have used, the collage effect you have created and the distressed feel. Just stunning!

Elaine aka Quixotic said...

Gorgeous card, Tara!!