Saturday, 3 October 2009

Basic Grey # 5 - Martine's Sketch

Good afternoon peeps!

Welcome to another challenge from Basic Grey and apologies for the lateness of my card which I will explain later in the post! We have an amazing sketch to work with this week created by the boss lady herself Martine and I loved working with it! I used papers from the Wisteria range and a stunning image sent to me a very long time ago by the lovely Gina....... sometimes when you're sent an image you just have to sit on it a while until the right day comes along. I have to say I was a bit worried about colouring her in but really enjoyed it in the end and I think the glitter (part of the candy I won from Kath) looks really pretty!

The girlies on the DT have produced stunning creations for you as always and would be so pleased to receive a visit on their individual blogs I'm sure ;o) And don't forget that if you enter the challenge you may be picked to go into this month's drawer for another amazing prize!

So, why was I late uploading my card today? Well I had hoped to post it this morning before going out but overslept, so then everything was the usual mad rush and there was no time. I took the kids all the way to Altrincham, just outside Manchester, as they were invited to an ice skating party. As I was driving them there anyway I thought I might as well have a skate......... big mistake....... I was RUBBISH!!! Took me twenty minutes just to do one lap and that was with both hands firmly gripping the side barrier the whole time, lol! That's the longest two hours I think I've experienced for a while!!! Then on the way back we got lost, arghhhhh!

Never mind, I'm home now and just about to have a nice soak in the bath to relieve my poor old feet........ there's a chicken in the oven and X-Factor and Strictly are on TV tonight, so all is good with the world really. Plus it's windy outside and the leaves are falling rapidly from the trees, my kind of weather I have to say when you're all cozy indoors!

Papers: Basic Grey
Image: received in RAK
Flat Backed Pearls: Quixotic Paperie
Colouring: Polys and Koh Pencils
Sentiment: K&Co

Have a lovely evening and don't forget to batten down those hatches if it's windy near you..... I love that expression, hee hee!

TTFN and TFL xxx


Ruth said...

Ha,I wondered why you hadn't posted yet.This is super ,the colours are so classy! I'm excited to be part of this for a few weeks as guest DT.You are all so professional,Ruth x

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous creation sweetie!! Such beautiful details and sparkle!! Love all the pearls and your coloring!! Have a lovely weekend and happy WCMD!! :)

Risa said...

Oh My Gosh...Your card is stunning Tara! Your image is beautiful and your coloring rocks! Awesome embellishments too!

Kim Piggott said...

Wow Tara this is stunning!
Absolutely beautiful!
I love everything about this!
Glad you are home and cozy now and enjoy tonight's viewing!
kim x

Anonymous said...

Gorgous card, so beautiful!! Stunning.. Wish you a wonderful weekend!;D
Hugs from Ida:o)!

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Hehehe you do make me laugh, I can see you now holding on for dear life !!!

Your card is absolutely gorgeous Tara. Love the BG papers you have used and that fairy is just so pretty, you have coloured her beautifully.

Enjoy your chicken and if you think you ache now, just wait until tomorrow morning !

Speak to you tomorrow !


Jo xxxx

Cass said...

Beautiful card Tara.What a gorgeous image.Love the BG papers too.
Hope you had a lovely soak.Enjoy your evening.Wet and windy here too.
Cass xxx

Lyn said...

Beautiful card Tara - very pretty :)
Lol at your skating, it looks easy enough when they do it on the TV !!
I too have "battened down the hatches" as it is "blowing a hooley here" as we say in the Isle of Man lol !!

Lyn x

Danni said...

So pretty!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Tara,
Sue x

Kim Dellow said...

Gorgeous Tara, glad you enjoyed your skating - erm? Hope you are nice and relaxed now! Have a fab evening recovering. Kim

Cheryl said...

this is so gorgoues hun love those papers and the iamge is just briliant great detail as usaull enjoy your chicken hun I shall be watching x factor tonight just love that show hugs cheryl xxxx

Mummylade said...

The glitter just makes the card hun. Very pretty!

jenny said...

Stunning card Tara! I love the image with the touch of glitter x
It's blowing a gale here too!!
Happy Cardmaking Day!

Jenny x

Christine said...

This has the WOW factor Tara love the soft colours on the image & fab BG DP's love it,.

Hugs Christine xx

Julie said...

Your colouring is just gorgous, a really lovely card. Had to laugh about your skating adventures but I'd have been worse.

Sandra said...

So funny, holding on for dear life!!!I can just picture that now! ;)

Very lovely card Tara!

Kelly Schelske said...

Gorgeous card Tara!

scrappyjan said...

what a beautiful card!! It's up and beyond beautiful!! You have done that image PERFECT!! I have it and I have tried to color it and I can't do it any justice. :o(

hope your weekend is great! janny

kim-paperbabe said...

Gorgeous card Tara, just love how you've used the image, stunning!!! and the BG paper complements so beautifully! Fun skating adventures not sure I'd be any good, hope you had a wonderful soak and a relaxing evening all cosy inside! Really hope to see you in November can't wait it will be so fabulous to meet you, HuGs Kim :)

Cass said...

Sent you an email about the Cutter Bee bugs Tara.Hope you got it ok and it's not landed in your spam
Cass xxx

Chris said...

Hiya Tara, well I hope you're all rested up today after your little skating adventure yesterday :D but it sounds like you had the most perfect cosy evening to make up for it. Your card is so beautiful and what a superb image! You've coloured her so delicately which is perfect for this little beauty and the touch of sparkle is so pretty. Love the BG papers and gorgeous embellies too. Hugs, Chris xx

Cheryl said...

WOW another stunning card,love those papers and your beautiful image!!! The sparkle is a perfect finishing touch!!
Hugs xx

Kim said...

WOWSERS Girlfriend! This is a beauty of a card! Amazing work sunshine!
Hugs~ Kim

Anneke said...

what a lovely stamp and card

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card, beautiful colours and wonderful sweet fairy.

cats whiskers said...

What a fabulous colour scheme you have used on here, a stunning card dear I just love that image
Hugs Jacqui x

Juls said...

wow wow wow!! what can I say, this is just so incredibly beautiful, love the gorgeous soft colours! the image is beautiful, especially her sparkly wings!! as you may have guessed, I just LOVE this!! Hugs Juls

gina g said...

Hi Tara This card is absolutely beautiful you've done a fabulous job colouring and glittering her wings. luv gina xx

June said...

Tara I dont know where you get the inspiration from but everything you do is just amazing darlin, This is another stunning creation, love and hugs xxxxxxxxxx

Sarita said...

This is so lovely Tara. The image is gorgeous and I love her glittery wings. The blues and browns are fab and I love the sentiment too.
I tried skating once...never ever again lol.
Aah yes, watching X Factor and Strictly all cozy you're talking!
Love Sarita xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Tara,
How gorgeous? love that Image and the sentiment goes perfect with it!
Hugs, Marlene x

Enfys said...

This is so delicate and ethereal looking, I just love the whole thing... you made me smile with the ice skating story as well..
En xx

Faerielore said...

WOW this card is so stunning darling, this is one of my favourit farie images she so lovely. HAHAHA you made my laugh reading about your skating trip hehehehe

Sandra said...

Wow! Beautiful card, just love it, it's so dreamy.
Sandra x