Thursday, 27 August 2009

Stamp With Fun # 21 - At The Sea

Evening peeps!

I'm here to tell you my other bit of good news for the week....... I've been asked by my lovely friend Ruth to design using her gorgeous new stamps which are available at A Passion for Stamps. This is Ruth's first rubba adventure and I was blown away when she asked me to come up with some samples. The difficulty is what to start with as the designs are just so scrummy and I've so many ideas buzzing around in my head, but I decided to make my first card with Jenny at the Beach because it fits with the current season. When I saw this amazing creation by my friend Dena I just knew I had to attempt a stair fold card to create the beach theme, thank you so much for the inspiration Dena! I'm entering my card into this week's Stamp With Fun Challenge where the theme is 'At The Sea'! Everything on the card was made with paper and card scraps really, apart from the beach hut..... the blue stripey paper is a Pink Petticoat download.

I hope you will get the chance to hop over to A Passion for Stamps and take a look at all the new designs....... bet you'll be spoilt for choice, hee hee!

Well I apologise for a lack of blog hopping over the last day or so and I probably won't get to you all tonight. It's my wedding anniversary you see and also probably the busiest week of the academic year at the college where I work so I've been putting in all the hours I can! The only reason I'm allowed on here tonight is because I'm going to show you the cards and flowers I've had - plus my daughter Georgia has cooked a three course meal for us and I promised to show you the prawn cocktail. After I've finished typing this it's back to the hubster for wine and chocs....... what more could a girl want? Only downside is I've got to be up early for work in the morning so I'll have to go easy on the wine ;o(

Here is a piccie of my flowers and cards...... Georgia gave us the one on the left, I made the one next to it and have shown it on my blog previously, the next one along was made by Georgia for Chris to give to me and finally there is a card from his parents.

And here is the famous prawn cocktail and it was yummy! Georgia made a homemade pie for main course and followed that with homemade shortbread biscuits with ice cream...... I can barely move, lol!!!

Right I'm off back to the hubster then before I get in trouble! Thanks for bearing with me - I know it means a lot to Georgia that I'm showing you some of her hard work. I hope to catch up with you all very soon ;o)

TTFN and TFL xxx


Georgia said...

Yay, thanks for showing my prawn cocktail Mum! I'm glad you liked it.
I absolutely love your card Mum! Especially the swirly sea at the front with the dewdrops. The beach hut is fab, I like how you've embossed the door to look like wood! :)
Love, Georgia xxxxxxxxxx

Christine said...

Wow what a busy wk. your having Tara many congrats on your ana. could just eat the P/cocktail looks yummy.. & good luck in your new DT posts... your spreading yourself around girl...LOL well with your talent why not...fab card love it all.

Hugs Christine xx

Sharon said...

Fantastic card Tara. Love the fold and all the elements you added to it. Congratulations on the anniversary and on the new design work with Ruth.

Wow! Georgia sure makes a mean prawn cocktail!
Sharon xx

Donnas Den said...

I really like this card. I particularly like the different textures used to great effect.


Vicky said...

Your card is stunning Tara. This stair fold card is perfect for a beach setting! Your prawn cocktail looks yummy as well, sounds like Georgia cooked you a beautiful meal! What a wonderful daughter you have!
Hugs, Vicky ~x~

Beth said...

Ooooh, you lucky thing! Lovely cards and flowers and my boyfriend thinks the prawn cocktail looks yummy (I'm sure I would if I ate prawns - LOL) Enjoy the rest of your evening!
I LOVE your beach card, everything about it is stunning - especially the swirly sea!

Beth xx

Amanda's paper palace said...

Happy Anniversary!
Oooh what a wonderful daughter you have! :0)
Fab card very clever!
hugs amanda x

Ruth said...

Hi Tara,
The card is simply amazing,especially the sand and sea.I love the bunting ,too! I'm so proud of what you've done with my stamp!!
You're so lucky to have a thoughtful AND talented daughter,the prawn cocktail looks fantastic!
Hope you all have a great evening,Ruth x

Kelly Schelske said...

Oh wow, Goergia's prawn cocktail looks awesome, yummy!!

Squirrel x said...

Wow, the step-fold design is simply perfect for the beach scene. I just love what you have done with it, so very clever. Having seen the prawn cocktail, my mouth is now watering, even though it's only 6.45am! Squirrel x

Faerielore said...

first off HAPPY ANNIVERSARY hun xxxx second WOW what a gorgeous card i love the beach hut and the swirlie sea looks fab, and finally Oh my god i think i need a Georgia to come a cook for me, how scrummy does that prawn cocktail look !!!! hmmmmmmm

Kim Piggott said...

Happy Anniversary Tara!
What an amazing daughter you have! This prawn cocktail is just fantastic she is so clever you must be so proud!

Love your brilliant card and congratulations on your new dt position!
kim x

Andrea, said...

Wonderful card Tara, great images and congratulations on the DT position. Have a good BH weekend

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Tara.

Wowww,wat een heerlijk eten,mmmmmmm.

Hugs Riet.x

Julie said...

A very clever card Tara, fab work.

Anonymous said...

Fabulous stair step creation!! I Just adore the fun scene!! HUGS

Lisa said...

Hi Tara, Wow fab card! Congratulations to you and Chris on your anniversary and also to you on your DT positions. Georgia's prawn cocktail looks delish. What a lovely daughter you have.

Lisa x

June Houck said...

Precious little beach scene card! Congrats on your new DT position; she is lucky to have you :)

Mina said...

such a gorgeous card Tara and congratulations on your DT yummy does that prawn cocktail look mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm love prawns
Mina xxx

cats whiskers said...

Hi Sweetie and happy anniversaey, that prawn cocktail looks yummy what a lovely daughter you have dear. The card and image is just stunning must check them out
Hugs Jacqui x

Georgia said...

Hi Mum,
It's me again. Just wnated to let you know that Crafty Calendar Challenge starts today. The DT Call has just started. You can have a badge from my blog if you like! :)
Love, Georgia xx

Mona said...

Thanks for joining us this week at stamp with fun. Your card is wonderful.
Hugs Mona

Di said...

WOW this card is sooo clever well done you! i keep looking at these but have not got the guts to attempt one ! its FAB!!

How old is your daughter as this is just wonderful of her! Happy Anniversary HUN!

Hugs Di xxx

Sarita said...

Love the beach scene you have created Tara, you really have done Ruth's image justice.
And just look at Georgia's mouthwatering there no end to her talent!
Huge congrats on your anniversary,Hope you had a lovely time,
Love Sarita xx

June said...

Wow Tara these are all fantastic darlin, hope your keeping ok,huggies June xx

Carole said...

Wow have a very talented daughter...well done to Georgia! That prawn cocktail looks delicious!
Fabulous flowers 'n' cards!
Carole x

Anonymous said...

MMMMMmmmmm, your prawn cocktail looks delicious Tara!
What a fantastic card this is! Love everything about, so creative!
A Huge congrats on the DT!!! Yeh!!! We're DT Buddies now.
Erin x