Sunday, 1 November 2009

Sukkersott # 59 'Inches' Meets One Stop Craft # 53 'Newspaper/Text'....

Good morning everyone!

Is it wet and windy today where you are? It certainly is here and has been all night..... in fact there are very few leaves left on the tress now! Ah well, a perfect day to stay in and get inky..... then again I don't need an excuse really!

Whilst blog hopping on Friday I came across the Sukkersott Challenge which has a fabulous theme this week where you have to use 'inches' to present your image..... in other words the image needs to be split into one inch squares and then put together..... great fun and I love the effect!

Then I also noticed that the One Stop Craft Challenge is asking us to use newspaper or text on our projects.... well I found a lovely sheet of K&Co paper which has an aged newspaper style text on it and thought that would be perfect. I'm very lucky that my matey Heather kindly stamped me some of her Maribel images a while back and saw this as the perfect opportunity to present this lady in one inch squares..... no Maribel not Heather, lol! The beautiful gold and cream ribbon was also sent by Heather and I've just been itching to use it on a card. The design paper is by MME (I think) and I cut out some of the elements to use as embellishments too.

I did lots of tearing, sanding and distressing on this card and added a little gold gel pen to highlight parts of the image. I finished with a few flat back pearls..... these really are so versatile and if you don't own any yet, you can find them in heaps of colours over at Elaine's store..... and so cheap they are too!!

Well I'm off for a blog hop now as I didn't get much chance last night..... we went to a brilliant firework display with the in-laws and then came back to have hot jacket potatoes and mulled wine.......yes mulled wine!! Christmas can never start to early in this house you know..... oh and it took just one glass to make the M-I-L very squiffy!!!

Have a great day and wrap up warm!!

TTFN and TFL, hugs Tara xxx


Georgia said...

Hi Mum,
I LOVE this! It's absolutely fantastic! It's nice because it's something a little different to what you'd normally do, but it looks amazing! I love all the flowers and sparkles! :)
Love, Georgia xx

gina g said...

Gorgeous Tara i love the image and the newspaper looks great, love those flowers too. Jacket potatoes and mulled wine sounds yummy. luv gina xx

The weather is awful here too Tara.

Sharon said...

OMG! Tara this is absolutely stunning! You've really rocked the newspaper challenge. Everything on this card is absolutley perfect. Love the design and all the elements.
Thanks for the fab b'day prezzie and card (hoping to put card pics on my blog later today).
Thanks for joining the One Stop Craft challenge.
Sharon xx

Danielle said...

WOW Tara! This is amazing! This collage style card is so detailed and you've layered everything brilliantly! It's so great to see you do such a different style - fab work!
Hugs, Danielle

sandra_w said...

Woww! This is fantastic, Tara!

San x

Christine said...

Hi Tara love this gorgeous colour combo great embellies & the DP is very lush love it.

Hugs Christine xx

Anne said...

This is beautiful Tara!! Lovely details and colours!! PS Sukkersøtt don't allow to combine challenges!
I think norwegian is difficult to understand for you... like english is for me *LOL*

Hugs, Anne

Kim Piggott said...

This is such a beautiful creation!
kim x

Donna said...

Wow Tara, this is amazing, I love what you have done to create your inchies, such a beautiful piece of work :) Donna x

Dragonlady said...

Hi Tara,

What a fab card and so creative.

Hugs Ali x

Rica said...

Hi hun - SPECTACULAR!!! Love what you've done with Maribel - though I do feel like I've been chopped into 1" squares at the mo. Stunning embellies, love the stars and the flowers. I've just inked up some paper but have a feeling that's as far as it will get lol.
I've written you a book and have emailed it to you hee-hee-hee.
huggles Heather xx

Cheryl said...

Hi hun I totally love this hun brilliant or what you really amaze me each time I visit its always something simply stunning,bless you hun for taking the time to get into my blog please dont worry hun if you cant I will not be offended hun,as long as I Can get on here to see what you have made I do not care as love your detail,and weel wont go on hun just totally love your work there is nothing else I can say take care hun love and hugs cheryl xxxxxxxx

Mina said...

gorgeous card Tara, beautiful details and I love that stamp
Mina xxx

Chris said...

Well I'm glad Heather is still in one piece :)! Maribel is a real beauty and the inchie technique is just wonderful for her. Love the antiqued paper and colour scheme, it's the perfect Christmas card Tara, so beautiful. Your evening sounded perfect, mulled wine and everything, yummy! Hugs, Chris xx

Lenas kort said...

Nydelig kort :-)

Donna said...

Oh my goodness, this is so gorgeous, so much to look at. Thanks for joining in the one stop craft challenge. Donna x

Ila said...

Totally over the top Beautiful!!..Hugs, Ila..(doing a bit of catching up here....but just had to say something about this Incredible card!!)

milli said...

What a beautiful card! Love the details and the colours!


Shelley said...

Really nice card, the newspaper text looks great. Thanks for joining in with our OSCC.
Shelley xx

Ruth said...

This is so different,Tara it's amazing! I'd love to try something like this some time but I'm sure it wouldn't turn out anywhere near as good,ruth x

Julie said...

Wow Tara - how absolutely gorgeous!! Love this effect. Julie