Monday, 2 November 2009

Simon Says - All That Sparkles.....


Good morning folks!

Yeah, we have some sunshine at last..... I believe it's going to get colder this week but that should mean bright, crisp days ;o)

My card today is for the Simon Says Challenge which is 'All That Sparkles'..... not a difficult brief at this time of year when we're all gearing up for Christmas!

I used one of the wonderful Henry Mouse images by Whiff of Joy, available right now at Michelle's Store and you'll also find these amazing sparkle brads for sale in the embellishment section.... I just love them!

My papers are Basic Grey Eskimo and the pretty pink felt border is Papermania..... I used a MS punch to create the zigzags and cut some snowflakes with a Sizzlit die, which I then embossed with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder. Finally, the lettering is from a Basic Grey sheet and I coloured my image with Poly and Koh pencils.

I'm pleased with how many Christmas cards I already have under my belt, far more than normal at this time of year..... I'm determined not to be in a mad rush this year and to get everything sent out early....... famous last words?!!!!

TTFN and TFL, hugs Tara xxx

26 comments:

Chris said...

Hi Tara! Your card is beautiful and Henry mouse is so cute! I just broke down and bought the one with the marshmallow, he's be calling me for ages :). Love the snowflake brad and little embossed die cut ones too. Your colouring and design are absolutely gorgeous. I'm glad someone is organised with the Christmas cards because I'm certain not and will very soon be panicking!! Hugs, Chris xx

Craftyanny said...

Fantastic card Tara, well done on making a good start on the Christmas cards too
Anne x

jenny said...

Sweet card!I love little Henry mouse! Gorgeous papers and layout and the sentiment is fab x

Jenny x

Lisa said...

Hi Tara, Great card! Henry is so cute and I love the bling.

Lisa x

June said...

Hi Tara as per usual the most scrumptious card, your work is always beautiful. Thanks for the kind words you left on my blog too they mean a lot huggies June xx

cats whiskers said...

Oh this is just fabulous dear, I havn't been able to get on your blog for days so pleased I managed today, what great creations you have posted since my last visit dear
Hugs Jacqui x

debby4000 said...

Oh Henry is looking fabulous, gorgeous card.
luv
Debby

Cheryl said...

WOW so beautiful,love all those gorgeous colours and your brads are so pretty!!!
Hugs xx

stephanne said...

Those papers are the best to use, there are so many colour ranges one could run with. Your Henry is just precious amoungst that snow flurry of wonderful snowflakes. Wonderful creation, now, off to catch up on Christmas cards... Have a great week!!
Stephanne

CraftyC said...

This is totally gorgeous Tara. Love all the elements you have used. In reply to your post, I love Ashley to, yes I am also enough to be his mum, but we can all dream aye!!!! LOL, helps keep us young......
Clairex

Kim Piggott said...

Oh my your card is amazing Tara!
Such a sweet image and gorgeous paper and detail!
So happy that you have joined us at Simon Says!
hugs
kim x

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

AWWW!! how precious!! I love this cute little mousey and all the pretty colors and details you've put into this is gorgeous!! HUGS

Dragonlady said...

Hi Tara,

This is so gorgeous. Those snowflakes are fab, love those brads.

Hugs Ali x

Sue Moone said...

Tara, this is so cute, Sue x

Mina said...

gorgeous card Tara, I love these papers and I had to choose between Henrys and this little Henry made my shortlist hes such a cutie
Mina xxx

Donna said...

Scrummy card Tara, love the little embossed snowflakes around the image....sweet :) Donna x

Julie said...

A fab card Tara, love it.

Sandra said...

What a cute and colourful 'Chrismouse!' Love the design of this card and the snowflake accents you have created are out of this world!
Hugs
Sandra x

Risa said...

What a stunning card Tara!! Henry is totally adorable and your details are fabulous!
hugs
Risa:)

Liz said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Love this one too they hacve so many entries over on that blog Good luck I am adding one tonight too late me thinks

Liz xx

Fryne said...

you used such a cute image!!!

thanks for joining Simon Says Stamp challenge!

Ila said...

Wow!!...this card is Amazing and So Cute!!..I love that mouse...and the embossed snowflakes look fabulous in the background!!...Hugs, Ila

gina g said...

gorgeous card Tara love the cute image and papers. luv gina xx

Michelle said...

Henry just looks so happy, we all need to feel that feeling, dont we? Wonderful card Tara, I love looking at your work!

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Oh dear, did I not comment on your card. I am so behind at the moment.

Your card is stunning Tara, I just love that cute image and the embossing on the image and the snowflakes which are gorgeous too. Adore the papers and all in all, its a fantastic Christmas card !

Hugs,

Jo xxx

Ruth said...

This is just gorgeous,The brad is fantastic!! Ruth x