Sunday, 20 September 2009

A Spoon Full Of Sugar Challenge # 69 - Fall Into Autumn....




























Good morning everyone!

Well here is the card I made for this week's ASFOS Challenge where the theme is 'fall into Autumn'. I, like many peeps, love to make Autumnal cards and so this challenge was right up my alley as they say, lol! I was a bit sneeped when I finished making the card last night because my hubster started laughing!!! Now rarely do I get much of a reaction from him where cards are concerned so I thought okay, at least he's noticed my work for once. So why was he laughing? Well he knows I really dislike spiders with a passion so he couldn't believe that I'd included them on my card and then added the sentiment 'so pretty'! Well he does have a point about me including spiders when I'm so scared of them but I tried to explain that the 'so pretty' part was referring to our lovely Tilda and not the flippin' spiders!! He just doesn't get it....... he thinks Tilda is strange anyway, lol! I've said it before and I'll say it again..... men, what do they know!!!

So I chose to play with one of the gorgeous Tilda's from last year's Halloween collection, she really is something else and I love that dress! Don't you think it's amazing how different she can look just by changing the colour of her hair? I rarely colour it black but I think it gives her a much more grown-up look don't you? Anyway, the yummy spider paper is by MME and is double sided, so I embossed the reverse with the Spider's Web embossing folder and sanded some of the colour away. I cut out some of the paper to create the round spider embellishments and also added lots of doodling and faux stitching. The flower is a mixture of Flora Doodle, Prima and a Mulberry Rose and I punched out some black twigs too with a Woodware punch. Finally I added some black raffia ribbon. My image was coloured with Polys and Koh pencils and there is some Stickles Glitter for extra sparkle, although you'll probably only pick that up if you zoom in.

I'm off out with the kids in a while, we're going swimming. Me, I can't stand the water but sometimes you just have to go with the flow (sorry, no pun intended), like it or not!!

Enjoy your Sunday ;o)

TTFN and TFL, hugs Tara xxx

25 comments:

cats whiskers said...

Oh Tara this is fabulous hun love what you have done with little Tilda a perfect Autumn card. You have such a stunning eye for detail dear, I envy you
Hugs Jacqui x

Beth said...

This is such a fab card Tara! I love these colours and the spider web embossing looks great! My BF thinks she's strange too - he says 'Where's her face?' Ha ha! Oh well, like you say, men!
I hope you're having a lovely weekend!

Beth xx

gina g said...

Wow Tara i love this card and Tilda does look so pretty lol. I used to love swimming i used to swim for my school and county but hate it now lol, well i was a lot younger then.Hope you enjoy the rest of your day. luv gina xx

June Houck said...

I've never seen this image before. It is terrific how the bottom of her dress mimics a spider web. I didn't like Tilda for a long time, but after seeing so many cards made by you and a few other blog friends, I LOVE HER! So perhaps your dh will come around. My daughter, Kathryn, is not too sure about her either. When I ask her if she likes Tilda she answers every time, "She has no nose and no mouth."

I have not yet made a single Halloween card this season. It is time to get those papers and embellies out :)

Squirrel x said...

Fabulous card Tara! I have exactly the same problem with Him and Tilda - they just don't see eye-to-eye LOL! Love the spider detail, although I hate spiders, I can make an exception for your brilliant card. Squirrel xx

Rach said...

gorgeous card hun.. spiders and all... lol at your hubby...
Enjoy your swimming..hugs rachxx

Nixe07 said...

Another fantastic card Tara! Love sweet Tilda and your perfect colouring.
Hugs
Moni

CraftyC said...

Fantastic card Tara, love all the detail, fab!!
Clairex

Ruth said...

Hi Tara, this is so well coordinated in every detail ,it's fantastic.Tilda's hair looks great but I just can't master colouring black hair even though I love it..mm
Hope you enjoyed your swim,Ruth x

stephanne said...

Men, psssshhhh!! We have the same dilemma over here, Tilda is weird, no one can get over her anatomical short-comings, I can't figure it out, seems like a fella's perfect woman, as she can't talk without a mouth, lol!!

Well, this card is just terrific, one way to conquer your fears I suppose. The image is fab and love your gentle wash of colours, and your doodling and papers are lovely.

Kim Piggott said...

Wow Tara this is stunning!
She is so cute and your detail is perfect!
Love your gorgeous colours and fabulous design!
hugs
kim x

Cheryl said...

oh hun this is stunning you always come up with the perfect image and detail again is just amazing love comeing to see what you have created hugs cheryl xxxxx

Julie said...

This is a brilliant Halloween card, Tara! So many fab embellies!!!

Cheryl said...

OMG this is fantastic,love the embossing and spiders and perfect colouring!!! I love it!!
Hugs xx

Georgia said...

Hi Mum,
This is fantastic!! I love the layout and the flower looks really lovely! I really like the spiders too! :)
Love, Georgia xxxxxxxxxx

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card, love Tilda and fabby spiders too.
luv
Debby

Michele said...

Such a pretty card Tara. Love the image you've used and the colours also. Hugs Michele x

Pia said...

wow what abeautiful card

Faerielore said...

Oh i LOVE this card darling, this is one on my favourite tildas she is just soooo sweet and the MME papers are gorgeous !!!!

men !!! they know nothing, my hubby calls tilda 'hippo no face' cant you belive it !!!! hahahaha

Rica said...

Just gorgeous, love your colouring of Tilda it is just stunning and your details fabulous. Personally I like spiders they eat those nasty flies.
hugs Heather xx

scrappyjan said...

Hi girlie,

love the card!!! Fab job.......

I guess you are going to bust huh??? wink wink
hugs, janny

Sharon said...

Fantastic colouring! Yep, she does look more grown up with black hair. Hat's off to you Tara - making a card with spiders when you're so afraid of them. I love this one.
Sharon xx

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Hi ya ! Remember me ? Yes, I'm that person who used to speak to you ! hehehehe So sorry I haven't been in touch - just one of those week's but I promise I will be in touch soon ! Hope you are ok and feeling better now and back to the old "T" !

Fabulous card, love it all, very scary ! Love these Magnolia images, have you seen the new ones for this Halloween ? A must have even in my book ! Love your spiders although I'm not a big fan either - had to laugh at your fella - men, who would have them ?

Take care my lovely,

Hugs,

Jo xxxx

Sandra said...

Wonderful card Tara!!! LOVE IT!!!

Carole said...

Really love this card Tara...and I adore this Tilda (and her dress) too.
The embossing is just perfect!
Hugs
Carole x