Monday, 14 September 2009

Squiggle Stamps DT card meets Tuesday Taggers 'Make a Bookmark'.....

Morning folks!

Firstly I would just like to say a huge 'thank you' to everyone who has left me messages this weekend whilst I've been poorly - if ever there was a great 'pick me up' tonic that was it! It was lovely to know that people were wishing me a speedy recovery and it certainly did the trick - I feel much better today although I'm not at work because I'm still a bit sore and the antibiotics have made me feel quite sick! I must have been feeling unwell - hardly even looked at my stash which rarely happens, lol!

I had made a start on this project before I started to feel unwell and I would like to thank the lovely Claudia for the inspiration she gave me here. I couldn't wait to have a go and when I saw the theme over at Tuesday Taggers I decided to slot bookmarks into the apron. I didn't follow a template for the design - just had a go at cutting it by hand and it seemed to work out okay. I have used another of the gorgeous designs available at Squiggle Stamps, this one is Cupcake Girl. Do check out what's available won't you - there are some adorable Christmas Elves which have just landed on the shelves looking very mischevious I must say!!

For the apron I've used MME papers and some Bazzill Just the Edge strips to edge the design (can't you tell I just love these)?! The ribbon and buttons are from my stash and I've coloured my image with Polys. I generated the sentiment on the computer and thought I could hang the apron by my cookbooks and then use the bookmarks when I see something yummy I'd like to cook up. Last night I made a scrummy fish pie with smoked haddock as I needed some comfort food - unfortunately the house pongs a bit today though, lol!

I'm off to have a huge hop around your blogs now - I must have missed loads over the weekend so I can't wait to feast my eyes on lots of beautiful creations!

TTFN and thanks once more for your kind wishes and cyber hugs!

Tara xxx


Judy's Crafty Moments said...

So glad you are feeling better. mastitis is big pain. I'v ehad it before..only blessing was it wasn't swine flu. Loving your gorgeous shaped card ..really stunning! Really cute image! Hugs Judy xx

Amanda's paper palace said...

Glad you're feeling better Tara :)
What a fab card i might have to nick that sentiment lol
hugs amanda x

Karen said...

Hi Tara,

This is fabulous - what a great idea, I just love this little stamp.

Sorry to hear that you have been a bit under the weather. I just got back from holiday last night, so am only now getting caught up with blog world.

Karen x

Juls said...

wow!1 this is so cute and creative! I love the little apron with the tags in it!! fab idea!!

jenny said...

Fab idea, I love the bookmark tags and sentiment!
Gorgeous papers and I love the cupcake cutie!

Jenny x

Teri said...

What a great way to present your bookmarks! Great idea!
Thanks for playing at Tuesday Taggers this week - glad you are getting better!
Teri x

June Houck said...

So cute, Tara! I have to get out MME Bloom & Grow again. I love those papers :)

Anonymous said...

OMG!! Tara, what a really gorgeous project!! SO CUTE!! :) HUGS

Mina said...

this is gorgeous Tara, it made me smile...such a cupcake cutie too
Mina xxx

sandra_w said...

Glad you are getting better, Tara!
Beautiful project! So cute!

San x

craftypagan said...

Hi hun! I love this project! Sooo fun! I adore the mme papers and these fit so perfectly! I do hope you're feeling a bit better now you've had a couple of days antibiotics in you. Love Rowena

Kim Piggott said...

So glad to hear that you are feeling a lot better Tara!
Love your great creation you are so clever fabulous design!
Love your gorgeous paper and gorgeous detail!
Such a cute image!
You take care your comfort food sounds delicious!
kim x

Di said...

Hiya Tara so glad your up and about, i love being off work sick as you can sit in your jammies and craft and blog hop all day without feeling guilty.!! (thats if your not too bad that is!!)

This is fabulous love your little image, sooo cute.

Hugs Di xxxx

Tab said...

Fabuluous, sweetie! Love the sweet image and the colours that you have chosen are yummy, fab design! Glad to hear that your starting to feel better hun!
Hugs Tab xxx

Sharon said...

So glad you're feeling more like yourself again now. This is brilliant Tara - love the shape and the papers and embellies make it look so pretty.
Sharon xx

Donna said...

This is so sweet and pretty Tara, gorgeous colours and papers! Great news to hear to you are feeling better...thank you for the lovely comment you left on my blog today :) Donna x

gina g said...

Hi Tara i'm so glad that your feeling a little better, i love this Tara cute image and fab papers. luv gina xx

coldwaters2 said...

I am so pleased you are feeling a lot better Tara. I love your creation it is a beauty and so unusual fab colours and that image is just so cute.

Lorraine x

Sheila said...

Tara hun this is totally fabulous!!, great idea to keep them by your cook books.. but yukk fishpie ..eww no thanks :)can't stand the stuff hubby loves it tho, so I'll send him round next time I get the faint whiff of smoked Haddock coming from your blog:)...
Sheila xx

Maureen said...

Such a creative idea for holding the bookmarks and love that image - what a cutie pie!

Rica said...

Hi You - glad you're feeling better. Have an email 1/2 written, but keep losing connection in the evenings ???
Still you know what they say - save the best till last!!!
Fab card - love your layout and those papers are just divine. Super cute image and simply wonderful details - inspired!!
hugs Heather xx

cats whiskers said...

Just adorable hun, what gorgeous image and papers that colour scheme is scrumptious
Hugs Jacqui x