Saturday, 12 December 2009

Basic Grey Week 10 - Pink, Blue and Cream......

Good morning everyone!

Hope you are enjoying the start of your weekend....... bet there are lots of you rushing round the shops now as I write this!! So much to do heh...... mind you, I bet there are a few of you sat reading this with a slightly smug smile on your faces thinking 'ha ha, finished all my shopping for Christmas'...... hmmmmmm, I used to be organised like that but I'm not sure what happened, must be my age, lol!

I must thank everyone for their kind words too...... I've been having some bad migraines again and far too many of them for my liking, so it's lovely to know that peeps care ;o)

Right then, onto today's card for the Basic Grey Challenge which is a colour combo this week...... pink, blue and cream. These are such pretty pastel colours for a Christmas card and I think you'll love the cards and projects my fellow teamies have made, very yummy indeed. This is the last BG challenge now until after the New Year, so you'll have lots of time to get creative.

I'm also entering my card into the Crafty Calendar Challenge for December which is Winter Sparkle...... I think my card qualifies nicely for that, with glittered wings and stars plus some very shiny snowflakes. I used one of the new Lily of the Valley stamps I bought last month at the NEC and paper pieced her dress with the BG Eskimo Kisses papers that I've used on my card. In addition, there are Prima Hydrangeas, QuicKutz reindeer and Leone-Em punched fern leaves, plus the usual extra bits and bobs from my stash.

Well I'm looking forward to watching X-Factor and Strictly tonight, aren't you? I'm rooting for Ali and Brian in the dancing and Joe in the singing...... who do you want to win?!!

Have a great weekend and thanks so much for stopping by......

TTFN and TFL, hugs Tara xx


Sheila said...

Hi Tara, hun hope your migraines don't play up for much longer darlin... nothing worse then a really bad headache I find.
anyways on to your card hun, it's just adorable, that image is just so cute :) the colour combo on this.
Right now onto Strictly.....gotta be Ali & Brian for me too hun.
Sheila xx

Ruth said...

Hi Tara, You've made one really pretty card there! The image is so sweet and her little cheeks are pink with all that blowing!
I do hope you are getting some relief from your headaches.Do take it easy over the next few weeks.
As for Christmas shopping,I only started last night ..
Ruth x

Anonymous said...

Hi Tara!! I'm so sorry about your migraines! I know how they feel and can sympathize with you about that. I have meds to take or I end up in the hospital! I've missed you hun!! :)

Your card is just GORGEOUS!! What stunning details and coloring!! Love the layout too!! Hope you're feeling better and have a great weekend!! HUGS

TaraG said...

Oh Tara, I am so sorry to hear about your Migraine attacks, hun! I can totally relate, as you know! I'm glad to say that the nerve block injections I was getting have helped my neck pain that I had in conjunction to my Migraines. I hope this cycle your in breaks soon...are you affected by the barometric pressure? That must be a real problem with all the rain ya get, eh. Well, I'm thinking of ya, hun! Rest and take it easy!
Your card is just stunning, as always! I love all the detail you add to your cards they are just so joyous! This is such a sweet image and I love the paper's so beautiful!

Georgia said...

Hi Mum,
I love love LOVE your card! I think this is one of my favourites you've made! I love this image and your colouring is fab as always. I also really like the non-traditional colours, and the beautiful flowers! Thanks for joining in the challenge! :D
I'm with you on Strictly and X-Factor! :)
Love, Georgia xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Sarita said...

Love your card Tara, such beautiful colours, and you've used one of my all time fave leafy punches!!
I hope those nasty migraines go very soon,
Love Sarita xx
PS: I'm with you on Strictly, but I love Stacey!

stephanne said...

Ohhh, this is gorgeous!! You've layered those papers incredibly and I am loving all the flowery deliciousness and that dress is fab, do they make one in my size? That's a whole lot of paper, hahaha. I hope you are feeling tiptop soon!!
Take Care,

Sue said...

oh Tara this is totaaly gorgeous hunbeautiful colouring, luv all the embelies, sue.x

joey said...

Hiya Tara Hun

Gorgeous card, such pretty delicate details.x

I am rooting for Joe to win now too, I also like Ali and Brian in the dancing, lol its the first time I have agreed with anyone haha


Mina said...

stunning card Tara and I love the angel one below so pretty in sorry to hear your still suffering, I hope you will feel tons better soon, thinking of you
Mina xxx

Kim. said...

This is an absolutely outstanding card, I love the different colours for Christmas which really work with the perfectly paper pieced image and I now so need that leaf punch lol. Thanks for joining us this month.
Kim xXx - Crafty Calendar Challenges
P.S You have a very talented young daughter and I just hope she can live her dreams as there are few too few children with them these days

Fern said...

Hi Tara, love the card, the colours are gorgeous, i love the paper pierced fairy too.

Fern xx

scrappyjan said...

Hello Tara, I'm so glad to see you posting a card sweetie.. I have been a tad worried about you!!
I hope you get feeling better soon.

LOVE THE CARD sweeite...
hugs, Janiel

Di said...

Hiya Tara, I have missed your posts new something was up! hope your getting good treatment hun! take it easy worst time of yr to be getting them proberbly all the stress. I used to be ready in October but now i'm a week before person. It still gets done and i quite like the rush makes it more christmassy! although my kids are much older now so dont need all the latest toys etc. I watched xfactoe wasnt all the duets fabulous. I think Olly will win but Joe is the better singer.
Oh your card is fabulous!!

Hugs Di xxxxx

Cheryl said...

wow hun this is truly amazing brilliant stunning hugs cheryl xxx

Anne said...

Hi Tara,
Hope you feeling better!!
Your card is adorable, great details!!

Hugs, Anne

Chris said...

Hi Tara! Absolutely gorgeous card and the image is so sweet and beautifully coloured. Superb details as always, the sentiment is really lovely and what you've done with the flowers is wonderful. Hope you're feeling a bit better this weekend, resting and not overloading yourself is good although difficult at this time of year I know. I'm not one of the organised ones and I'll be dashing around at the last minute as always :D! Take care of yourself Sweetie and I hope the awful cycle of migraines lets up very soon. Hugs, Chris xxx

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Tara,i love your image and colours.
so gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Tonje said...

Such a sweet card. Love how you used the same DP for her dress and the background.

Pia said...

wow Tara what a beautiful card, love it!!!

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

So lovely to hear from you again yesterday and I hope your migraines take a Christmas break for you.

Such a gorgeous card, just love all the details you have added to it, its so fantastically sparkly !

Take care and hugs,

Jo xxx

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow this is such a beautiful card!
Gorgeous image and fabulous detail!
I hope those migraines let up soon!
kim x

Anonymous said...

Tara, this card is outstanding! I love your image and all the little details you have added, just beautiful!
Anthea :)

Faerielore said...

WOW this is so gorgeous, such a sweet image and your detail with all the embellies is stunning xxxx

Kathy said...

Hey Tara I hope all is well with you!!! It is has been a bit busy for me!! haha but that is what the season is all about right? LOL
Anyways your cards have just been gorgoeus!!! Love this one! The colors are so pretty together and that image is just darling! Love the paper piecing and all the rest of your stunning details!! Such a work of art this card is!!!
Enjoy your night!

Kelly Schelske said...

So beautiful Tara!

I hope your migraines have subsided!

Hugs, Kelly

Desire Fourie said...

Absolutely beautiful with so much detail to feast one's eyes on.