Sunday, 18 October 2009

Sunday Sketch and Stamp # 13 - Clare's Sketch....


Good morning fellow bloggers!

Hope you are well and having a nice Sunday....... I'm still in my PJs, YAY!!!

This is a card I made for the Sunday Sketch and Stash Challenge where I found a lovely sketch to follow this week. And I'm delighted to be able to showcase another wonderful image created by Alisa Ramirez for The Pixie Cottage, which you can buy as a stamp right now over at Michelle's Scrapbooking and More.

I felt that this image was just crying out to be paper pieced so that's exactly what I did, using some of the pretty papers from the Papermania Blueberry Hill collection. I pleated some of the paper for the panel running across my card and edged this with white card cut with the MS Doily Border punch. The flowers are Prima Hydrangeas (you can never have too many of these can you?) and the beautiful pearl centres are from Bev's candy. I finished with some faux stitching and a Melissa Frances rub-on and voila!...... a card ready to send to a close friend!



Before I go I must just share with you that I have made the difficult decision to step down from the Squiggle Stamps Design Team although I have really enjoyed working with Tracy and all the girls......... so there is now a vacancy and Tracy is calling for a new member to join the team, so if you're interested you can find details on the blog here. Good luck!!!

Sometimes the old mojo takes a hike but today I'm on a roll for a change so I'm off to get sticky........ see you later!!

TTFN and TFL, hugs Tara xxx

28 comments:

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

Hiya hun! this is gorgeous. Loving those papers and the flowers are stunning. Shame you had to step down from Squiggles but a girl can only do so much!! are you dressed yet?? LOL! Hugs Judy xx

Kellie Winnell said...

This is gorgeous Tara! Would you be able to email me kelliewinnell@yahoo.com.au regarding Magnolia Down Under.

Hugs, Kel

sandra_w said...

Waow! Stunning card, Tara! Beautiful papers and that image is so cute!

San x

Julie said...

This is very pretty Tara, love the pleated border.

Danielle said...

Another gorgeous card Tara! The centers of your flowers are wonderful and I love your paper pleating - great touches!
Hugs, Danielle
ps. Tara, if you like that branch stamp and can't get hold of one I will be happy to get one for you here in Canada and mail it on. Just let me know! x

Ruth said...

Hi Tara, I love everything about this,especially the doily. Speak soon,Ruth x

Cheryl said...

Absolutely adorable and so pretty,loev your papers and the paper piecing looks fabulous!!!
Hugs xx

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow Tara this is truly beautiful. Love the pink colours and the gentleness of the design.
Hugs
Desore

Sue Moone said...

Stunning card Tara,
Sue x

scrappyjan said...

Oh Tara this si darling!!!! love the paper piecing!
hugs, janny

coldwaters2 said...

Oh golly gosh Tara this is fabulous your design as always is perfect and that image.....awesome.

Hugs
Lorraine x

Cheryl said...

oh wow tara hun this is truly briliant stunning the detai is just top notch love and hugs cheryl xx

Nicky said...

Stunning card love the image and the papers really great

Dragonlady said...

Hi Tara,

I came here this morning to comment but got sidetracked to the Pixie Cottage. Here I am again, what a stunning card.
How do you get such a clear picture it is so fantastic.

Hugs Ali x

Anne said...

Hi Tara!
Your card is beautiful. I love the colours and your colouring is great! She is soooo sweet! =)

Hugs, Anne

Pia said...

wow what a great card

Mina said...

stunner Tara, how much would you give for lips like that, gorgeous stamp and your paper piecing is perfect for her...love it
Mina xxx

Maria said...

What an adorable image and the paper piecing adds the perfect touch. Love the layout and the DP as well. Hugs, Maria

Andrea, said...

Oh this is so sweet Tara, I love the image and your paper piecing is fab

Juls said...

just so sweet!! I love the paper piecing!! and the colour combo is just gorgeous!

Dena said...

Tara, this is soooo gorgeous! I really like how you pleated the paper!! Great idea! Very pretty papers too, so soft and elegant. Hope all is well with you! Hugs, Dena

Cass said...

Really pretty card Tara.Love how you've paper pieced that adorable image.Fab pleating too.
Cass xxx

CraftyC said...

Your card is just so sweet Tara, lovely combo. Sorry to hear your stepping down from the DT, but I have to say I dont regretting stepping down from mine. It was nice but became a chore and now I can play along at my own pace. Think you made the right decision!
Clairex

Faerielore said...

gorgeous card hun, your paper piecing is perfect xxxx

Chris said...

Hiya Tara! Absolutely gorgeous card and I love how you paper pieced her clothes, now they could be a very nice set of PJs I think :) Beautiful design and papers and that little bit of ruched paper is a wonderful detail. You cracked me up with your comment earlier, if you're not careful that might just be your Christimas card ROFL and no, you can't have twenty ;)!! Sounds like you had the perfect morning yesterday, crafting in your PJs can't be beaten. Hugs, Chris xx

cats whiskers said...

Wow what a fabulous card dear, I love the paper piecing of that cute image thanks for your kind comments yesterday
Hugs Jacqui x

Vicki said...

what a wonderful card, such pretty colours, the paper folding looks fab and I love the image placed upon the papers doily, absolutely beautiful. Thank you for playing along with Clare's sketch over at Sunday Sketch and Stamp xx vicki xx

Claire said...

I love how you have put this card together. Thanks for joining in with us over at SS&S