Thursday, 12 November 2009

Basic Grey Challenge # 8 - Glitz and Bling....

Good morning friends!
Welcome to another fortnightly challenge over at Basic Grey, where this week's theme is glitz and bling....... oooooh me thinks we might see rather a lot of Christmas entries, right? There is a scrumptious prize up for grabs so do hop straight over and check it out, somebody is going to be a very happy bunny if they win!

So, glitz and bling....... well this isn't a difficult challenge for me as I love both, so I added Sparkle Dust for the glitz and rhinestone gems for the bling. Don't you just adore Mo's snowman? I certainly do....... so much so that I bought him twice, ROFL!!!!! I think I must have downloaded him the day he was released and then put him to the back of my mind..... so then a couple of weeks later I saw someone use him on a card and thought to myself, hmmmm I think I need the cute little fella! What did I do? Purchased him again and then when it came to downloading the PC asked me if I wanted to replace the file which already existed!!!! DOH!!!! So now I'd better use him lots to get my money's worth!!!

Whilst I was at the NEC I spied a little stitching piercer tool that I had been after to help with my faux stitching attempts, so on this card I got to try it out..... not too bad for a first attempt I think ;o) The blue background paper is MME and this gorgeous festive paper is from Basic Grey's Figgy Pudding range..... I cut some circles from the pattern to create the embellies. I also used a Sizzix die for the mittens which are hanging in the corner and I coloured my image with Poly and Koh pencils. Ooooh, nearly forgot, the swirls are from a Woodware punch which I also managed to pick up at the NEC.

Well I'm off out today to take Georgia to the opticians as she's having a contact lense trial..... not sure how she'll go on as she's very squamish about touching eyes, lol!

Don't forget to check out what my teamies have been up to, there cards are amazing.... blingtastic in fact!!!!

TTFN and TFL, hugs Tara xxx


Georgia said...

Hi Mum,
This is absolutely stunning!! I think this has to be one of my favourites of yours! I love the way you've cut out the circles from the backing paper and your colouring is fantastic, I love the glitter on the snowman! :)
Love, Georgia xxxxxxxx

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Ooooh very sparkly ! Just love the image you have used, I've spied him once or twice now and just love him although I have a thing about Snowmen at the moment and have quite a few already !!! Love the BG papers and how you've cut the circles out.

Have a great weekend, keep dry and I hope Georgia gets on ok.


Jo xxx

June Houck said...

Blingtastic is a perfect term for your card, Tara. I love the glittery snowman and the peppermint candies. Very inspirational!

slinkycat said...

This is gorgeous! I love the colours and especially love the circles with the gems :)

Leanne x

mckinkle said...

Ooh he is super Tara, youve coloured him so beautifully!
Keryn :D

Vicky said...

Such a stunning card Tara. I adore this snowman. It's such a shame that I don't have a printer as I just love Mo's designs. I hope she brings out some rubbah! Love the figgy pudding papers too! Hope everything goes ok with georgia at the opticians. It's a bit fiddly at first but she'll get used to it! I've been wearing mine nearly 12 years and can take them out in my sleep now, Lol!
Enjoy your weekend hun!
Hugs, Vicky ~x~

Cheryl said...

wow this is totally brilliant great image stunning papers,and colurs too love cheryl xx

Cheryl said...

Beautiful,love your snowman and the circles at the front look fantastic!!!
Hugs xx

All Pink girl said...

Wow stunner of a card stunning and fab ,love the image with those papers
love it
hugs Dawnxxx

joey said...

Hi Tara hun

this is gorgeous, adore the snowman, love what you have done with the papers at the bottom.x

Hope the opticians goes ok, I have to say I am the same as Georgia squeamish ugh!


scrappyjan said...

Tara, VERY VERY stunning!!! I love how you have done the papers at the bottom of the card.. Coloring is awesome!!
have a great weekend, Janiel/janny

CraftyC said...

Gorgeous card Tara, fab papers and I love the image, he's a handsome chappy!!

Sarita said...

Ooh I do so love bling and glitz! You can really see all the sparkle on your snowman and on the gloves as well. Love the design of this card Tara, and of course all the bling!
Love Sarita xx
And yep I'm getting ready to swear and shout at the tele this weekend, and I'm normally such a rational human being!

~ Ali ~ said...

Ha is fab Tara, love it. Hope Georgiaw gets on ok at opticians. Enjoy teh rest of the weekend.

Kelly Schelske said...

Very sparkly, so pretty!! Love that snowman!

Kirsten Alicia said...

This is completely fantabulous! And I love all the bling.

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow this is fabulous Tara!
So beautifully coloured and your detail is perfect!
Hope Georgia got on ok!
kim x

gina g said...

Love this Tara fab image isn't it...fancy buying it twice lol love t your faux stitching too. luv gina xx

Dragonlady said...

Hi Tara

Another gorgeous card. Love the way you have distressed things.

Hugs Ali x

Anonymous said...

Hi Tara!! WOWZER!! This is just gorgeous hun!! LOVE the snowman and all those fun circles in the front!! Too cute!! :)

Sorry I've not been around this last week, it's been so crazy for me!! I've missed visiting with you!! HUGS

Rica said...

Awww... I'm missing you too!! You've got to take the lovely G next time - can't wait to meet her + we all have birthdays in March - we can have a joint celebration & spend lots of pennies hee-hee.
Love your card and how you used the paper. Brilliant colouring and glitzing of Mo's image and fab details. (Must check my stash of Mo's images - I'm almost sure I've got this one - don't want to do a Tara and buy him again Lol).
hugs Heather xx

Sheila said...

Tara he is just stunning! hun, fancy buying him twice :), love the gorgoeus green you've done him in.Also love those cute mittens you've got dangling down there, they are a bit lush.
Sheila xx

CreaRenata said...

This looks just great!

cats whiskers said...

This is just so perfect Tara love it
Hugs Jacqui x

Anonymous said...

Superduper gorgeous Tara, love it!
The image is just awesome! Have you got a thing for snowmen????
I'm getting worried about you, heeehe!

Hugs, Marlene xx

Pia said...

wow what a great card

Donna said...

Cracking card Tara, love the jolly snowman and the fab pin wheels :) Donna x

Riet said...

Wowww Tara,what a beautiful cards,i love the images and colours.
So gorgeous papers and details.

Hugs Riet.x

Rach said...

rofl. what are you like!!!
though he is a gorgeous looking snowman.. The glitter is a fab addition.
to be honest i just love the whole look of this card.. delish!
Hope that Georgia gets on ok with her contacts. hugs rachxx

Mina said...

ooooohhhhh love a bit of bling...stunning card Tara, love the snowman
Mina xxx

Risa said...

What a stunning card! Your image is beautiful and your detailing rocks! Especially the bling and distressing!

Ruth said...

Just beautiful! The little mittens are to "die" for!!
Hope Georgia likes the contact lens,I wear them and they are soo comfy.Ruth x

Tonje said...

Love it! The sparkle on the snowman... and gosh, that snowman is so cute, no wonder you bought him

Dena said...

Soooo glitzy Tara! I think your card is PERFECTAMUNDO! Love those little candy wheels!
Hugs, Dena

Simone said...

This card is great, Tara!!! I love this style and the colours and this awesome image! :-)

Anonymous said...

Yes it's me again. I just have to remind you how wonderful you are at this card making business!
This is such a wonderful snowman. It is worth twice the price. LOL! Good thing since you bought it twice huh? Funny girl. You should of never told anyone your stitching is faux. I would of never guessed. Another beauty Tara!