Monday, 16 November 2009

Just Magnolia Week 30 - Mina's Sketch


Good morning folks!
Hope you all had a nice weekend? Back to work for me today :o( but at least it's a short week as we're going away on Thursday night for a long weekend. We're staying in my S-I-L's holiday home in Wales and we're planning to tackle Snowdon!!! I just hope it says dry as I don't fancy getting half way up a mountain and then getting soaked through to the skin!!!

I made a card for this week's Just Magnolia Challenge this weekend...... thanks for the wonderful sketch Mina, it was a dream to work with! My lovely matey Jo sent me this sweet image from the new Magnolia range, she's such a cutie and was fab to colour in with my pencils. This scrummy paper is from the Basic Grey Dasher range and I cut out the Christmas flowers and leaves to create my embellies. The centre border was created with a MS punch and some red raffia and the gems are from my stash.

So I'll make a start on my paperwork now....... with a sprinkling of bloghopping thrown in for good measure, hee hee!

Have a great day ;o)

TTFN and TFL, hugs Tara xxx

31 comments:

Dragonlady said...

Hi Tara,

Lovely take on the sketch. Like the sentiment - always nice to try to use somethiing a bit different.
Hope you have a great break and fingers crossed you manage Snowdon OK.

Hugs Ali x

Risa said...

Wow...your card is total awesomeness Tara!
hugs
Risa:)

Julie said...

This is cute Tara, love the way you've used the patterned paper.

Danka Kareen said...

so nice and colorful card!

Bonne journée !

Danielle said...

Wonderful card Tara - love those big flowers - just gorgeous! Tilda is coloured in so beautifully too!
Hugs, Danielle

Christine said...

Hi Tara such a pretty card & those DP's are gorgeous fab image too. love it all.

Hugs Christine xx

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Hi Tara!! WOW!! So adorable!! Your coloring is so pretty!! Nicely done!! HUGS

Andrea, said...

Fab card Tara, I love those papers. have a good evening

Beth said...

This is fabulous Tara! I love how you've made your embellishments and the image is so sweet!

Love Beth xx

CraftyC said...

Beautiful card Tara, love the Magnolia's. Have fun climbing snowden. We did it on or Hols in the summer. Took me 9 hrs in all. Wrap up warm though, temp drops pretty quick when your 1/2 way up. We were well wrapped up and that was in August!!
Clairex

CreaRenata said...

Beautiful card Tara!

Kim Piggott said...

Such a beautiful card Tara!
So happy that you have joined us at Just Magnolia!
hugs
kim x

Sue Moone said...

Great card Tara,
Sue x

Danni said...

Such a sweet card!

Mina said...

gorgeous Tara, Im so chuffed you liked my sketch, perfect papers and I love all the new Mags dont you...thanks for joining in with the Just Magnolia challenge...oh I so envy you your weekedn away would love one
Mina xxx

amanda stokes said...

Oooh gorgeous card Tara!love it all
sound's like you've got a fab weekend to look forward to...enjoy!
:)
hugs amanda x

Kim Dellow said...

Fabulous Tara, just love what you have done with this sweet image. Hope you have a wonderful hols - Good luck with Snowdon LOL! Kim

Pia said...

wow Tara what a beautiful card again.
hugs Pia

Ruth said...

This is gorgeous! Those big flowers look super cut out like that. Enjoy your weekend !!Ruth x

Cheryl said...

wow hun this is really gorjus love those big flowers hugs cheryl xxx

Deb said...

fabulous card Tara, love what you did with the BG, the flowers look amazing! hugs Debx

Kelly Schelske said...

Gorgeous Tara!! Fun card, great image, lovely coloring!!

Squirrel x said...

Simply gorgeous Tara, Tilda is looking ace! Love the big flowers too (I'm never that brave with big things), so effective. Have a great Welsh weekend hun. Hugs, Squirrel xx

debby4000 said...

Oh this is gorgeous, love those flowers and sweet Tilda.
luv
Debby

Dena said...

I'm so jealous that you already got one of these cuties. I just wish they would hurry and come out already. ha ha!
Love your sweet card, the coloring is perfect and really great flowers along the side.
Hugs, Dena

TaraG said...

Oh Tara this is just gorge, Hun, and the large poinsettias cut from the pp is just divine! Tilda is a doll and I love your beautiful colouring with Pencils...I am useless with Pencils...your colouring is just so pretty and soft. Oh I haven't received my Magnolia Winter set yet I really hope that I am not having issues with them again...uuugghh!
Hope you are well sweetie and have a lovely long weekend and a will keep my fingers crossed for good weather for you!
Hugs,t

scrappyjan said...

OH Tara this is just STUNNING!!!!!! I love the BIG poinsetties (sp?) WONDEFUL coloring......

hugs Janiel

Debs said...

Beautiful card Tara, love the poinsettias. Good luck with Snowdon, but you'll be fine. I've climbed it twice this year, once in the rain. We went up the Pig track and down the Miners track. You could always cheat and get the train lol. The cafe at the top does a mean hot chocolate too. Best wishes Debs xx

Rach said...

A fabulous card Tara, so pretty.
love the poinsettia's.
thank you for joining us at JM.
Hugs Rachxx

Tab said...

Gorgeous card, hun, love this sweet image and all the detail you have added is fabulous too!
Hugs Tab xxx

Pam said...

Tara, I swear I can't believe I did not comment on all these cards before. See what happens after you hit 50? I am dead in the brain!
I just got this adorable stamp in the mail. You did a beautiful job with her. I so love that you use colored pencils. Can you tell me what Poly pencils are? I LOOOOVE my prismacolor and Lyra pencils. I would love to find another brand to try. You sure do a beautiful job using what ever brand you use! I also love how you cut out your flowers for embellishments. so clever girl.
Have fun at your SIL's. It sounds wonderful. Just sit by a fireplace drinking cocoa. Us Pixies don't need our fellow DT member to have any broken arms!LOL!
Hugs,
Pam