Sunday, 23 August 2009

Basic Grey DT card.......
























Evening peeps!

Here is my DT card for this week's Basic Grey Challenge. I purposely held back from posting this yesterday as I had sent the card with some images to my lovely teamie Chris and wanted to make sure she's received it........ but thinking about it now that was daft because she would have seen it on the challenge blog yesterday anyway, doh! A blonde moment me thinks, lol!!

There was an amazing response to our first challenge last week and so many amazing entries. Hopefully you'll enjoy this week's theme just as much..... we have a colour combo for you -













My teamies have all made beautiful cards again and used a gorgeous selection of Basic Grey papers. For my card I used one of Chris's beautiful digi-images which you can find here. They are so beautiful to work with and you can take elements from the designs and play with them - in this case I printed an extra flower and layered it onto the vase. I must apologise for the shocking pink you see in the piccie, it really isn't that bright IRL but sometimes the light plays havoc. I was going to take another photo this morning but of course I've posted the card to Chris...... another blonde moment, lol!! So put on your shades and you'll be fine ;o)
















Before I go I just wanted to show you this elegant lady....... isn't she a beauty?! This is my Nan, she is my only remaining grandparent and she turned ninety yesterday! Yes ninety!!!!! I hope there's something in the genes because if I look this good at ninety I'll be a very happy person. We took her out last night for a meal and when the cake was brought in the whole restaurant joined in to sing happy birthday......... and guess who was sniffling..... MOI!!! Such a lightweight I am! Happy Birthday Nan!!!!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you've had a lovely weekened ;o)

Big hugs, Tara xx

34 comments:

Georgia said...

I absolutely LOVE your card Mum! These colours are scrummy together, tee hee!
I really like Chris' image and the bow looks really pretty!
You're right, Nanny looks GREAT for her age! :)
Love, Georgia xxxxxxxxxxx

Kim Piggott said...

Wow!
Tara your card is sensational!
Such beautiful colouring and that ribbon is just wonderful!
Happy Birthday to your Nan how amazing does she look!
hugs
kim x

Amanda's paper palace said...

Gorgeous card Tara!And wow how good does your nan look!
Btw have you thought about purchasing the CCSR The big one stack as the paper's you've been loving on my card's lately are all from that stack lol
hope you've had a good weekend?
hugs amanda x

coldwaters2 said...

Oh Tara this is just fabulous those colours the image and that bow are just perfect. Your nan is looking wonderfully well doesn't she and certainly doesn't look her age.

Hugs
Lorraine x

Faerielore said...

What a lovely card hun and happy birthday nanny, shes looks fab for ninety !!!! she definately doesnt look her age, hope your having a lovely weekend xxx

Vicky said...

Fab card Tara. Love the bow! Your nan looks amazing! Glad you had a lovely birthday celebration!
Hugs, Vicky ~x~

June said...

Wonderful photograph of a wonderfully elegant lady, may she have many more happy years looking glamorous. Your card is stunning too darl, thanks for commenting on my blog your so kind xxxxxxxxx

Juls said...

gorgeous! Love the stitching detail!

Helen said...

Gorgeous card Tara - love the layout!
Your Nan certainly looks like she enjoyed her birthday!
Helen x

Lisa said...

Hi Tara, Gorgeous card! Such a fab image and love the bow. Your nan certainly is a very 'young' 90 year old. Looks like she enjoyed her birthday celebrations.

Lisa x

Sheila said...

Must be in the Genes hun coz nan is as beautiful as her Grand-daughter :).
Love the card sweetie & I miss you over on DW too:).
HUgs
Sheila xx

Cheryl said...

one stunning card again hun,and wow your gran looks brilliant love cheryl xxxxxxxx

Jane Wetzel said...

what a cool blog , lovely cards and your Nan is GORGEOUS! Too bad u r so far..my fil in 93 and looks great too! ha ha!! :)

Kort og Søm said...

Gorgeous card you have made!!
Your gran loock great!! :o)

Fredrikke :o)

Ruth said...

This is a fab card,I must get some BG papers and join in!
Well,your nan does look fantastic..wish her a very happy birthday from me! Ruth x

cats whiskers said...

Morning Dear, this is fabulous as are all the other creations you have posted since I went AWOL had a great time looking at them all. Your dear Nan looks very Galm and you would never believe she was ninety hope I look like that if I reach that age
Hugs Jacqui x

CraftyC said...

Gorgeous card Tara, love the colours you've chosen. And your nan looks fab. I look after my hubbys grandparents, they are both 94 and still on their feet. amazing isn't it!!
Clairex

Karen said...

Absolutely Stunning ! Love that image and the colour combo is scrummy.

Love Karen x

Kit said...

Beautiful card

Chris said...

Hi Sweetie, well for all your blonde moments that make me smile, I'm grateful and also for this beautiful card that you sent to me, even more stunning in real life. Thank you so much, yes I'd seen it on the BG blog, but to actually receive it was lovely surprise. You've done wonders with those daisies, all that layering and cutting is amazing and the depth and dimension you achieved with your lovely colouring can only be seen properly IRL. Huge congrats to your Nan on her 90th, she's so pretty and elegant. I had the great privildge to make the 90th birthday cake for my Nan so I'm hoping that I have that long living gene too :). It's definitely worth a few tears for these precious times. Hugs and thanks again for my lovely RAK, Chris xx

Rica said...

Hi Tara, fab card - love your colours - especially your pale yellow (hee-hee). Fantastic job with Chris's digi image.
Your Nan looks fabulous for ninety and you've certainly got her features, so fingers crossed you got her longevity genes as well.
hugs Heather xx

Dena said...

Oh Tara, your Nan is so pretty! I miss all my grandparents sooooo much!
Your card is very pretty girl! I think those colors work well together. Love it! Hugs, Dena

Stephanie said...

Your Nan is a beauty - I can't believe she's 90!

Stunning card Hun, the design is amazing :)
Hugs xxx

scrapnnMO said...

Tara your card is GORGEOUS and I love it! Thanks for the inspiration! :)
♥Dawn♥

Beth said...

Ha ha! Your post made me laugh, that is just the sort of thing I would do, us blondes need to stick together! Such a beautiful card too and I quite like the brightness of the pink! Woot woo to your nan too, she looks amazing! I hope you enjoyed the weekend!

Beth xx

Sarita said...

I love this image by Chris, and you have really done her beautiful design justice.
Your nan looks absolutely amazing Tara, so glad you all had a lovely time,
Love Sarita xx
PS: Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog,

Sharon said...

OMG! (Picks jaw off the ground). STUNNING card Tara. Wow! I'm speachless.
Your Nan is so elegant and she certainly doesn't look her age. Congrats to her on her birthday.
Sharon xx

TG said...

Hi Tara, thanks for popping by my blog, i'm so looking forward to working along side you on the Squiggles DT, your cards are gorgeous.
Your Nan is a stunner, she doesn't even look 70, although 90!, what's her secret?
Hugs T x

kim-paperbabe said...

Wow, Gorgeous card Tara and wonderful to have your Nan with you and she looks stunning for Ninety!!!



Tfs ♥ HuGs Kim :)

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Tara, your card is so stunning hun!! I love that big beautiful ribbon and the colors are WOW!! :) Your Nan is a very lovely lady!! Happy birthday to her!! HUGS

Andrea, said...

Oh this is fab Tara, I love the colours and the big bow. It was lovely to meet you yesterday. Have you managed to find the punch, they are in stock at Dies To Die For. Hope to see you again soon, have a good day.

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nice blog..

Michell said...

Hi,Tara!!
your card is sensational!
Such beautiful colouring and that ribbon is just wonderful!

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Simone said...

What a wonderful little work of art! Really fabulous!
And your Grandmother looks so beautiful! Unbelievable that she´s already ninety. Respect!
Simone