Saturday, 23 January 2010

Basic Grey Week 12 - Animals........


Afternoon peeps!

Welcome to another Basic Grey Challenge where the theme this week is animals..... as always there are some amazing cards for you to take inspiration from and a scrummy prize kindly donated by our regular sponsor Simon Says Stamp.
Well I took a step right out of my comfort zone for this card..... my inspiration comes from our lovely teamie Chris.... she creates some lovely shaped cards and I always admire the way she uses ribbons and ties bows..... so I thought I'd have a try and I'm quite pleased with how it turned out. I cut the heart shape out myself!!! I'll let you into a little secret..... shhhhhh..... this is the card I'm giving to my hubster for Valentine's Day! I used paper from the Blush range (spotty) and the Tweetie letters are from a sheet which came with Wassail papers. And do you see the fabric brad? Well it's by Laura Ashley and our lovely boss lady Martine sent it to me recently(thanks hun)......



The little birdie (my contribution to the animal theme) is an Autumn Leaves stamp and I picked up the gorgeous ribbon from my local market.

So go on, join us this week at Basic Grey...... I'm sure you all have some gorgeous animal stamps lurking around just waiting to be inked! I look forward to seeing what you create and hope you have lots of fun!!!

Have a super duper weekend ;o)

TTFN and TFL, hugs Tara xxx

36 comments:

Di said...

WOW i just love this Tara is gorgeous! Fabulous! awesome! i must have a try at something like this too. i'm sure hubby will love it!!

Hugs Di xx

Sandra said...

I think it looks wonderful Tara!! I am going to tell your hubby!! LOL!!!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOW Tara, this is really brilliant girl!! Love your pretty gingham ribbon and all of the accents to your heart creation!! Have a great weekend!!HUGS

coldwaters2 said...

Oh wow Tara this is stunning the shape, that ribbon....awesome and has a lovely rustic look to it.

Hugs
Lorraine x

xxsquigglesxx said...

This is really cute! I love how you didn't use a ton of red and pink like the usual Valentine's card.

scrappyjan said...

oh Wow Tara this is very very fun!!! Beautiful dear!!
hugs, Janiel

Sharon said...

Fantastic card Tara. I love the way it is so full of texture - really touchy-feely. Great sentiment and a fab shape.
Sharon xx

Littleted62 said...

This is fab Tara, I love the folksy look with the ribbon and twine, and the shape is great. It makes me laugh that crafters everywhere are sharing their Valentine cards on their blogs, while their partners are totally oblivious to it!

Nicki :0)

Janette said...

This is stunning and I LOVE that ribbon.x

Kellylouj said...

I love the shape of this caard fab xx

gina g said...

Wow Tara this is fab your hubster will love it, its brilliant. luv gina xx

Ruth said...

Wow!! This is really different! It's gorgeous and is sure to win you "brownie points"!...you old romantic!! Ruth x

Kim Piggott said...

Wowzers Tara!!!
I love your amazing creation!
Fabulous design and your detail is wonderful!
hugs
kim x

Anne said...

Your card is beautiful Tara!
Beautiful design and details =)

Hugs, Anne

Georgia said...

Mum, this is absolutely gorgeous! I love the shaped card and the shabby-chic effect looks stunning! I also love the newspaper effect round the edge and your sentiment and bird image are lovely! :)
Love, Georgia xx

Dragonlady said...

Hi Tara,

Gorgeous creation, your hubby will love it.

Hugs Ali x

Cheryl said...

wow simply stunning,love those papers just brilliant my friend,wow is not the right word but cant think of anything else,speechless will that do love hugs cheryl xxxx

Ewelina said...

I love the heart, the brown colors are wonderful.

Kelly Schelske said...

Love the heart Tara and that gorgeous ribbon!

Cheryl said...

Beautiful,love all your details,especially that gorgeous big bow!!!
Hugs xx

Deb said...

oh wow, love this, beautiful!

hope you are having a great weekend, hugs Debx

sandra_w said...

Woww! Such a lovely creation!

San x

Sarita said...

Your heart shaped card is fantastic Tara, love all the detail, all perfectly put together,
Fab stuff!
Love Sarita xx

Juls said...

so stunning!! Love the shaped card, the fab colours, your gorgeous tweety bird, and that fab ribbon!! stunning creation! Hugs Juls

Riet said...

Ohhh wowww Tara,what beautiful,i love your papers and details.

Hugs Riet.xx

Nicky said...

lovely card and I am sure that your hubby with love it too

Pia said...

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

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Good evening Tara, wow hunny this is simply gorgeous, i just adore birds on cards at the moment and i love the fact you've got a shaped card. Great papers too. Hope you've had a good weekend hunny big hugs Linda x

scrappyjan said...

Just me again.. hee heee heeeee

I have left a little something on my blog for you sweetie....
hugs, Janiel

Mina said...

this is stunning Tara, beautifully made and I love the browns
Mina xxx

Rica said...

Hi hun - you´ve mastered your shaped card beautifully and that bow is totally scrumptious. Fabulous colours and great little birdie and sentiment.
hugs Heather xx

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Your card is absolutely stunning Tara, just perfect for valentines day. Can I have the ribbon when hubster has finished with the card ? hhehehe

Have a good week and don't work too hard - you have been warned !

Big hugs,

Jo xxx

TaraG said...

Oh Tara this is absolutely gorgeous, hun! Chris is sure to love it to bits! Love the BG Wassail letters, that yummy ribbon and your little birdie friend is really cute too!!!! Such a great card!
Hugs,t

nenaKoss said...

ke lastima que no haya ganado :( jajaja pero felicidades a la ganadora!!!!!

tara tienes muy lindo blog, tu targeta me ha encantado!!!!

Chris said...

Oh Tara, this is the most perfect Valentine card, your hubby is going to adore it! I know how perfect your cards are IRL, so I can only imagine :). Thanks for your super sweet words, you make me blush, what a gorgeous girl you are. I love that gingham ribbon and the twine and papers, a really superb combo and your cleverly hand cut heart card too all beautiful. Well take care of yourself sweetie, hope things are easing off for you work wise but if not pace yourself! Big hugs, Chris xx

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow, this is gorgeous. Love the colours and its a great design too. Wishing you a wonderful Tuesday.
Hugs
Desire