Sunday, 25 October 2009

Pixie Cottage DT Card meets Colour Create # 30 All White.....


Good evening lovely peeps!

It's dark already!!!! I know I'm weird but I soooooo love this time of year.... all cozy and warm in the house, yummy Winter meals and good TV to watch. Okay so it is a bit of a nightmare colouring images in artificial light and photographing cards is problematic to say the least, but even so this is still my fave time of year, especially as it now seems like Christmas is fast approaching ;o)

I've waffled enough so I'll get on with the job in hand! This card has been made as part of the Saturday Showcase over at The Pixie Cottage, where this week we bring you cards and projects with a Winter's theme. I've used one of Sandra's amazing designs which is Hannah pulling her sled...... if you hop over to Sandra's blog you can see more of her artwork and this will give you a taste for some of the new stamps you can buy over at Michelle's store.



I'm also entering my card into this week's Colour Create Challenge where the theme is 'All White'....... okay so my colours are definitely dirty white but I'm sure that's allowed. In colouring my image I did something different for a change, I took out a pallette of glimmer chalks, rubbed my finger into the colours I needed and then just smudged the chalk onto the design! I did use pencils for the sleigh and hair, but everything else is just a result of me getting messy with my fingers. You can't tell from the piccies but the image has a nice, soft glimmer when it catches the light.

The background paper is Basic Grey Wassail and then I used some glittered off white card to create my snowy layers. The sentiment is a Cuttlebug embossing folder cut into sections and the snowflake is a Cuttlebug cut and emboss die. The flower is Prima and the pearl brad comes from Bev's candy.

I hope you'll have time to check out what the other girlies have made over at the Pixie Cottage, as there are some fab cards made with lots of the latest releases and pre-releases, very exciting stuff I have to say!

I'm off for a quick blog hop now and then a candlelit bath..... if I stay in to soak for long enough then hubster might even make a start on the tea, hee hee!

Thanks so much for stopping by, it really is appreciated so much ;o)

TTFN and TFL, hugs Tara xxx

UPDATE: It worked!!! Whilst I sat back in the tub, hubster came up with a very tasty bowl of pasta thank you very much, wink! xxx

40 comments:

Anne said...

Your card is beautiful Tara!
I love it all white.

Take care!!

Hugs, Anne

June said...

Tara this is absolutely exquisite, oh i LOVE THIS CARD..............do you want me addy xxx

Vicky said...

Ooooh how fab Tara! I love this card, so christmassy! You've also reminded me I have this CB embossing folder with the christmas words!
Hugs, Vicky ~x~

Helen said...

Gorgeous card Tara!
Love the glittery snow!
Helen x

strawberry fields said...

fabulous card Tara! Love the sparkle!
hugs
fiona xx

Dragonlady said...

Hi Tara,

What a stunning card. That image works so well with the scene you have created. Love all the layers of glitter card. Brilliant.
Lucky you tea in the bath!!

Hugs Ali x

Caroline said...

Stunning card tara! Love the layering of the snow and that image is great. Caroline x

pickle said...

Hi Tara,
All your new creations are fab but I love this one and your bark the herald angels sing lol That image is adorable and the layout on this one is fab
Kerry x

Tonje said...

Absolutely delightful. Love all the glimmer!

Sandra said...

What a fantastic card. Love this weeks colour create challenge... am going to have to have a go at this one. Sandra's drawings are delish, just popped over and she is one gifted lady. Thanks for sharing!
Hugs
Sandra x

Donna said...

Stunning card Tara, love all the glitter and the torn paper effect! Hope you enjoyed your candlelit bath :) Donna x

CraftyC said...

Wow Tara, what a stunner. Gorgeous card and love all the sparkle. Bis thanks to!
Clairex

mckinkle said...

What a beautiful card, the off white and the glitter look so special.
Keryn :D

Sandra said...

WOW Tara! This is beautiful! Love all the layering, looks perfect!

Cheryl said...

wow hun another amazing card love visiting your blog as there is always something to inspire me love and hugs cheryl xxxx

gina g said...

Hi Tara Gorgeous card, sweet image, Terry cooked our dinner today too what a result lol. luv gina xx

Danni said...

Stunning!! Wow! What a gorgeous piece of artwork!

Cheryl said...

OMG this is stunning and your scene is fantastic!!! I love all that sparkle,so pretty!!
Hugs xx

Kelly Schelske said...

Beautiful!

Michele said...

Gorgeous card Tara. Love the image you've used and all the glittery snow. Hugs Michele x

Cass said...

Gorgeous card Tara.Love the glittered snow effect.Fab how you've used the chalks too.
Cass xxx

Mina said...

beautiful card Tara, beautiful papers and love the image and your chalk method worked fantastically...I love this time of the year too...thanks for joining in with the Colour Create challenge
Mina xxx

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Holy Smokes Tara!! THis is just stunning!! I really LOVE all the details in this, the sparkle, the stair step and images!! Beautiful job hun!! HUGS

strawberry fields said...

scrummy card!
love the white and glitter
hugs
fiona xx

Dena said...

Tara, love, love, love the design and the image. Gorgeous. White is soooo hard to photograph, I know! All the glitter is gorgeous! Hugs, Dena

Pam said...

OH TARA! This is drop dead gorgeous! I love all the shades of white. Just beautiful! So proud to be included in a team that you are on!
Hugs,
Pam
http://stampsinc.blogspot.com/

Di said...

THis is just fabulus Tara love the snowy hills the image and the chipboard its a brilliant card.
Thanks for joining Colour created this week!

Di xxxx

Juls said...

gorgeous! Love the all white, makes for such a luxurious card! Love the step card and all the glitter! such a stunning creation!

Pia said...

Gorgeous card

stephanne said...

I want to try your bath trick!! It will never work, dangit!! I love this time of year too, out here it is cold but not tooooo cold, a chill to the air, the leaves are changing colours, good time to cozy up with a warm blankie and a mug of cocoa. Now now, I can't help but ramble on about it, lol, waffle.... LOVE the card, what a cute image and love the gorgeous piles of snow.

Desire Fourie said...

This is gorgeous Tara. You did wonders with the difficult challenge of all white. Feel like I am also walking with her in the snow.
Hugs
Desire

Andrea, said...

Beautiful card Tara, I love all the sparkle

Rica said...

Gorgeous hun - you did a great job of this challenge. Love the gently colour image (chalky fingers are better than inky finger lol), your swirls 'trees' are inspirational, your ripping and tearing fantastic and I love your BG snowy sky.
huggles xx

Chris said...

Fantastic card Sweetie, I love your creativity on this one, it's all amazing! The image is so sweet, I love her and your colouring with the chalks looks wonderful, perfect for a snow scene. I think the swirl trees are a master stroke, another amazing detail. Can you tell I love this card? I think it would look very nice on my shelf at Christmas ;) ROFL! Well done to hubby with the pasta, I could lie in the bath until I was blue and no tea would be made :). Hugs, Chris xx

Faerielore said...

such a beautiful card darling, i love all that sparkle xxx

Ruth said...

You've managed to actually make glitter look classy!! Wish I could do that,lol.I love the snow "drifts" Ruth x
Hope you enjoyed your pasta,and your candlelit bath..

Risa said...

Oh my gosh....Your card is stunning Tara! I love the white on white theme, such beautiful details! Hannah is beautiful and your coloring is fabulous!
hugs
Risa:)

Tammy said...

Wow, Tara!!! This is stunning!! I love everything about this!!!

Deanne said...

This is just gorgeous Tara! I love the snow on the ground, and what a cute image! Thanks for joining in at Colour Create!

Great Job!
xx-Deanne

JanJay said...

I absolutely love your card, I think it's stunning!

Jan x