Wednesday, 6 January 2010

At last a card.......

Good morning friends and a very belated Happy New Year! It has taken me a while to get back into the swing of things since the Christmas break and I think the old mojo has been suffering from frostbite, lol!

I have enjoyed doing all things crafty this week and seem to be hooked on making easel cards now...... thought I'd share one of them with you today and I'm entering this week's ABC Challenge which is layering. I must say my mind is focused on making a few Spring and Summer cards just now because most of my family and friends celebrate their birthdays during the first half of the year, which is why I chose to use this particular Tilda image and the scrummy Basic Grey Wisteria papers.

I think the great thing for me about making easel cards is that it forces me to decorate more than just the front of a card. I know lots of you are dedicated to decorating the inside of your creations but I can never be bothered...... now at least I make the effort as it would look a bit daft it the bottom of the card was left blank!!! On the downside though, you do end up using more paper than you would perhaps have liked....... we all know how difficult it is to break into certain collections, let alone use multiple sheets, lol!

Whilst looking through my stash I came across some gorgeous Tim Holtz sentiment tickets which I haven't used in a while and thought these would look perfect on the card. Not sure who this one is destined for yet but you can bet it'll be someone special!

Right ho, I'm off ot make a start on my DT card for this week's Basic Grey Challenge which is due to be announced on Saturday...... don't forget to check the theme as it's another brilliant one!

Have a fab day and keep warm ;o)

TTFN and TFL, hugs Tara xxx


Anne said...

Hi Tara, and happy new year!
Your card is beautiful with adorable details!

Hugs, Anne

Dragonlady said...

Hi Tara

Glad to see you back, Happy New Year to you.
Beautiful card and I know what you mean about the insides - I never bother either but that is me just being lazy!!! I love alll your flowers and pearls.

Hugs Ali x

Karen said...


amanda stokes said...

Hi Tara!Happy new yaer!
Glad to see you back and wow what a gorgeous card!Love those paper's and where did you get that stitch effect stamp from???
hugs amanda xx

Sheila said...

Happy New year to you Tara hun, I hope 2010 holds lots of MOJO & other great things for you :-), your easel card is fabulous sweetie love the faux stitching too.
Sheila xx

Kathy said...

Hello Tara!! Happy New Year!!
Gorgeous card!! I love the colors and your mix of embellies are always so beautiful!! Love the sweet image too!!
Have a wonderful day!

Juls said...

wow!! this is just so incredibly STUNNING!!!! Just love EVERYTHING about it! Hugs Juls

Cheryl said...

This is just beautiful Tara,love the colours and all your fabulous detail!!! Happy New Year,was wondering when you were coming back!!
Hugs xx

Mina said...

its great to see you back Tara, stunning card and you have reminded me I have some doilies somewhere must fish them the flowers
Mina xxx

strawberry fields said...

Tara this is it! So much to look at!
Fiona x

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Tara, Happy New Year,
Sue x

coldwaters2 said...

Tara I just couldn't take my eyes off this truly stunning creation, the colours, embellishments, design and of course Tilda it is awesome...can I ask where you get those little doilies from everytime I Google I get dollies instead lol.

Lorraine x

stephanne said...

What a beautiful come-back Tara!! I hope you and your family had a wonderful holiday season!! I agree about the eisle card, I have such trouble decorating the insides of cards, I usually wait to send things til I do the inside of them, and it never happens, making the cards REALLY REALLY LATE!!!

This is beautiful, I love how you have used the wisteria papers and that delicious lace and doiley, sooo beautiful!!
Take Care,

~ Ali ~ said...

Simply stunning Tara. Happy New Year honey all the very best for 2010. Enjoy the rest of the evening!

Kim Piggott said...

Tara this is absolutely beautiful!
Such a sweet image and your detail and colours are gorgeous!
Happy new year!
kim x

Kirsten Alicia said...

Happy New Year Tara! This is a stnning card.

Di said...

Hellloooo! stranger!! lol! Happy new year to you and yours! hope you had fun!
Love the card its stunning back with a bang!!

Hugs Di xxxx

Carole said...

Happy New Year Tara ;-)
My mojo has had frostbite for the past few months I think!
Love your card, it's so pretty!
Carole x

Sharon said...

Happy New Year Tara. Great to see you back and with such a fabby card too! Love this to bits. Gorgeous colours and image and such beautiful flowers and details as well.
Hope you're keeping cosy in the snow.
Sharon xx

Kelly Schelske said...

Happy New Year Tara! Gorgeous card, love these papers and of course everything is so pretty!

Hugs, Kelly

Danni said...

Beautiful card!

Maria said...

Gorgeous card Tara and wonderful details make this easel card pop. Your colouring is super and the embellies fabulous. Hugs, Maria

Ila said...

Oh Wow!! this is So Gorgeous!!...the coloring and details are Wonderful!!...Hugs, Ila

debby4000 said...

Oh WOW this is stunning, love those papers and Tilda is looking fab.

Christine said...

Hi Tara happy New Year hun what a come back this is gorgeous loving all the colours feels spring like love the use of the doily..lots to look at love it.

Hugs Christine xx

Danielle said...

Wow - such a pretty card Tara! All your detail is amazing and the choice of papers is gorgeous! Tilda is so beautifully coloured and I love the TH ticket stubs!
Happy New Year!
Hugs, Danielle

Andrea, said...

Happy New Year Tara.
I love your card the image is lovely and all those scrummy flowers. Have a good day

cats whiskers said...

Ohhhhhhh Hun this is stunnign just love everything about it, especially those fab embellies
Have a wonderful 2010 dear
HUgs Jacqui x

Riet said...

Ohhh Tara,what a beautiful card,i love your Tida.
So gorgeous papers and colours.

Hugs Riet.xx

Julie said...

Hi Tara
Happy New Year to you and your family!! Gorgeous card - so much detail and yummy colours!!! Take care, juliexx

{Jane} said...


Thanks for joining us on ABC :)

Hugs Jane x

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Tara :-) I love this card ,,, everything is just perfect as always :-)

Thanks for joining the ABC Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Easel card, Love the flowers too! thanks for joining us on the ABC Challenge :0)

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LilyPuss Cards said...

lovely...thank you for joining us at ABC