Thursday, 26 November 2009

The Pixie Cottage # 4 - Getting Stitchy......


Good morning folks!

Hope you are all well....... I'm now back from my long weekend but I've been so busy catching up with washing and stuff, plus wading through the mounds of paperwork at my office, that I haven't been able to do much craft wise! And isn't it a pain colouring in with artificial light too?!

Thank you to everyone who left me lovely wishes for a good weekend....... we did have one very soggy day, but believe it or not, we were sat outside in a beer garden on the Friday!!!!

My DT card is for The Pixie Cottage and this week we'd like you to include stitching, faux or real! For me it is always the faux variety and I managed to pick up a new set of stitching stamps recently on Ebay so I put the zigzag to good use. I used Basic Grey papers from the Nook and Pantry range and the flourish has been created with a Bigz Sizzix die. I'm not really very pleased with how my card turned out..... can't put my finger on it but I'm just not sure it's my style. Ah well, they say we're our own worst critic don't they!!

There are, as always, some scrummy samples from my fellow teamies so do hop over for a peek....... and remember you can still play along even if you don't yet own any Pixie Cottage stamps.



Before I go I must thank my dear, lovely friend Janny for this award...... I did receive it a little while back so you can check out my answers here. Thank you so much for thinking of me hunny ;o)

Finally, just wanting to wish all you lovely peeps across the pond a very HAPPY THANKSGIVING....... may it be your best ever!!

TTFN and TFL, hugs Tara xxx

15 comments:

Lisa said...

Hi Tara, Great card! Love the faux stitching. Glad you enjoyed your weekend away.

Lisa x

Sheila said...

Love the faux stitching on this hun, gorgeous image too & fab layout.
Glad you had a good time away.
Hugs
Sheila xx

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

Glad you had a good weekend away! Always nice to have a change of scene :) A lovely card..just love this bunch of tulips..so lovely to see at this time of year! Great faux stitching!
Hugs Judy xx

Christine said...

Hi Tara fab card great stitching..love your paper pieceing ..love it all...

Hugs Christine xx

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Tara,i love the image and papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Ruth said...

Welcome back,Tara. Glad you enjoyed your weekend.The card is lovely especially the giant flower amd raffia ribbon,Ruth x

Mina said...

yyyooohhooo Tara Im so pleased you had a brilliant break...stunning card, so elegant and arty feeling, love the papers
Mina xxx

Danielle said...

Great card Tara! Love the big swirl - just beautiful! So glad to hear you had a good weekend away!
Hugs, Danielle

Pam said...

Oh aren't you the smart girl using faux stitching! That's the way I should of gone. It took me forever to get my tension set. lol! You card is gorgeous as always. I love all of the special details you added.
Wishing you and your family a blessed Thanksgiving.
Hugs,
Pam

Cheryl said...

hi hun great to have you back with us,and to see your stunning detail in yet another brilliant card love hugs cheryl xxxx

Kelly Schelske said...

Very pretty Tara!

Di said...

Hiya hun
Lovely card glad you had a nice time, a break is better than none and us brits do make the best of things dont we?! love those stitching stamps i had to look closer to check if they were real must check ebay out!
Love the colours too!

Hugs Di xxx

Donna said...

This is so sweet and pretty Tara, fab faux stitching :) Donna x

Andrea, said...

Great card Tara, I love the papers and colours. have a great weekend

Denise @ kc242 said...

What a lovely card! Beautifully put together. Very inspirational!