Friday, 9 April 2010

The Sugar Bowl Challenge 33..........

Good morning to you all on this beautiful sunny day ;o)

Sorry I haven't been around this week but I took the opportunity to have fun with my hubby and the kids whilst we're all off together..... we've been swimming, visited the cinema, had friends round and been on lovely walks. Today we've decided to tidy up the outside of the house whilst it's so nice out there!

I did manage to squeeze in a couple of cards this week but I'm saving one of them until I know that it has arrived at its destination for a certain birthday girl. Here's my other card and I decided to follow the fab sketch over at The Sugar Bowl for this one. I did tweak the sizes of the layers slightly but I think you can still see that I followed the layout pretty well. I used this gorgeous Daisy stamp from Sugar Nellie and my papers are the new V&A collection from Papermania..... they have quite subtle colours and patterns which are perfect for a vintage style.

Do you like my flower? The added option for the challenge is flowers so I decided to make one. I cut out the shapes freehand and then embossed and scrunched them for definition. I added some stamens which I picked up at the NEC and have just been itching to use..... finally I sprayed the whole thing with some glimmer mist.

Well I hope you are making the most of this fantabulous sunshine today and have fun outdoors ;o)

Thank you so much for stopping by!

TTFN and TFL, hugs Tara xxx


Caroline said...

Gorgeous card Tara!! The flower looks amazing think i might have to try one myself. Caroline x

Christine said...

Hi Tara always love this image & it looks fab on this gorgeous card..stunning it all.

Hugs Christine xx

Chris said...

Hi T! You're safe the birthday girl has received her beautiful card :D, email you in a minute! This card is fabulous sweetie and your colouring is superb. Gorgeous papers, you're right, perfect for vintage and the freehand flower is amazing, the stamens look wonderful, could kick myself now for not getting some :D. Have a great weekend and glad you've all had a good week off together, love and hugs, Chris xx

Craftypagan said...

This is so beautiful Tara! I love the shabby chic feel you've got going on! Perfect!

Georgia said...

This is soooo lovely Mum, I love those papers together and the image is so cute, I love how you've coloured her! The DIY flower is fantastic and I love the filaments and leaves! :) Love, Georgia xxxxxx

Cheryl said...

This is beautiful,so much gorgeous detail and I just love your large flower!!!
Hugs xx

scrappyjan said...

Hello my sweet friend!!! I hope is all well with you and your family.

Your card is beautiful dear!! I love the tiny perals you have added it is a nice final touch!!

I came to thank you for entering my blog candy.
Hugs, Janiel

Tiets said...

the flower is gorgoues!! and your card is lovely! thanks for joining the sugar bowl challenge.
Hugs Tiets

Kerry said...

Hi Tara,

Just found your gorgeous blog through Georgia's (also found today!!). Your cards are so lovely and you are so creative. Will definately be back!!

Kerry xx

Juls said...

gorgeous!! the handmade flower is AMAZING!!!!! and I love the pearls in her hair! stunning creation!! Hugs Juls

Riet said...

What a beautiful cards Tara,i love your images and colours.
So gorgeous papers and details.

Hugs Riet.xx

Julie said...

Love your flower Tara, great card

Di said...

Oh WOW Tara this is fabulous i love all your details!!
Hugs Di x
p.s i have a Dt call over on my blog if your interested.

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my Tara this is a real little beauty I love how you have coloured Daisy and put pearls in her headband the papers are fabulous and your flower is amazing very eye-catching and very effective I love it.
Lorraine x

Michele said...

Oh such a gorgeous card Tara. Love the image you've used and the colours also. Gorgeous flower also. Hugs Michele x

Faerielore said...

Hey hun im in love with this card its stunning !!!!! the layout is fab and those new papers are gorgeous, i thought i was going to find these at ally pally but they were nowhere to be seen :o/ and your flower is so beautiful xxxx

gina g said...

Hi Tara this is beautiful i just love the image and your papers and that flower are gorgeous. luv gina xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Tara,
Loving your card hun and especially the oversized flower!! stunning
Thanks for joining in our challenge
Big hugs,
Marlene xx

Kathy said...

WOW Tara I love what you did with the sketch!!!!! It is just gorgeous!!! ALl your details are stunning and I never tire of this adorable image!!
Have a great week!