Monday, 10 May 2010

Happy Birthday To Someone Special.....


Hiya folks!

Once again a huge thank you for all the lovely comments you left on my last card..... and especially about my colouring..... but I have to come clean, I just can't take all the credit! You see it's all thanks to the wonderful tutorial posted here this weekend by the super talented Moni. I found it so useful to read through what she said and I certainly think it has moved my colouring up a level.... who would have thought of using black to add definition like that. So a huge thank you must go to Moni but I am delighted that you noticed on my card too ;o)


For the card I'm showing you today I've used a wonderful technique showcased on Norma's blog here, where she reveals how you can create doily mats for your images using various Martha Stewart border punches..... another talented lady at work don't you think? I'm entering this week's Sketch and Stash Challenge and have followed the fabulous sketch which Lols has provided...... my new stash is the Greetings Farm image which I treated myself to recently using a Craft Emporium voucher given to me by my sweet friend Chris. I've used Basic Grey Lemonade papers and Prima flowers. Once again I've added some paper piecing to my card which I always love to do. This card is for my hubby's aunt who has a birthday very soon.

Well I won't stay and waffle on any longer as I'm still off work with the lurgy and trying to get plenty of rest.

Thanks so much for stopping by to see what I've been up to ;o)

TTFN and TFL, hugs Tara xxx

31 comments:

Margarets designer cards said...

Wow what a beautiful card lovely set of card well done Margaret

Carol said...

WOW!! Tara, you're definately too talented - think you could send some my way lol!! This is absolutely stunning as always!! Luv your lo and colour combo. Everything is just too beautiful. Lotsa luv xxxx

Christine said...

Hi Tara wow this colour combo is gorgeous & you always were good at colouring I remember your DC gallery..love this image not got her yet another on the never ending wish list..sigh.. awesome creation love it.

Hugs Christine xx

Rach said...

gorgeous honey, fantastic colouring, hope that you are well again soon.x

Riet said...

So beautiful card Tara,i love your image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers and details.

Hugs Riet.xx

Sue said...

WOW, a really stunning card and so beautifully embellished,thank you for joining us at sketch and stash

sue
xx

Sue said...

Hi Tara
wow stunning card hun, luv the colour combo,awesome colouring, gorgeous papers & embelies,luv it,sue.x

Kerry said...

Beautiful card Tara. I love the papers and the colourin is just amazing once again (I wish I could colour like this!!). Love Kerry xx

dolcreations said...

wow this card is gorgeous! Just love all the added details. Love the doiley look around the edge of your image. I am definetly going to check out that link! thank-you for the link to Normas! Love your card!

Mina said...

wow amazing card Tara, I love the black and green together and the banner is fabulous...Im off to check out the doily tutorial now thanks for the link
Mina xxx

CreaRenata said...

Hi Tara, your card looks lovely!

Georgia said...

Mum, this is fantastic, wow! The colours are lovely, I love the bright green and the papers are sooo pretty! I absolutely love the image too, I'll definitely have to pinch one of these images from you some time! :) Love, Georgia xx

louise said...

Wow beautiful love every detail.
louise xx

Cheryl said...

wow this is a beauty hun so love the colurs you have used and those flowers are just gorjus hugs cherl xxxxxxx

Chris said...

OMG, what have you eaten or drunk or dreamt, your cards since my last visit are incredible Mrs and I love your cards anyway as you know :D, fabulous every one of them! If it wasn't so late I'd have to ogle them for a few hours so I'll have to come back again later to take them all in, they're little pieces of art! Sorry you've got the lurgy and I hope you're over that very soon, take care of yourself and speak soon. Lots of love Chris xx

Kelly Schelske said...

This is gorgeous Tara!! Totally lovin' the colors!

Faerielore said...

WOW Tara this is stunning !!!!! xxx

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous,what a beautiful colour combo and your attention to detail perfect!!!
Hugs xx

debby4000 said...

Adorable, gorgeous card Tara, wonderful colour and details.
luv
Debby

CraftyC said...

Its gorgeous Tara, love your colouring and so beautifully embellished. Hope that lurgy goes soon!
Clairexx

Annika said...

Well, the tutorial alone won't color the card so you are certainly due a lot of credit! you are doing AMAZING job!
I love the way you have used the flourish to frame the flowers and that crystal spray is drop dead gorgeous!
Get better soon!
Hugs
Annika

~Christina~ said...

So lovely :) :) :)

Becky said...

Oh wow Tara!
Your card is so amazing!! I love the paper piecing on the image and your colouring is gorgeous!!
Thanks so much for joining us at Sketch and Stash!
Love Becky xx

coldwaters2 said...

OMG Tara this is breathtakingly stunning those colours and papers the embellishments and that image it is just wonderful and such a pleasure to see.

Hugs
Lorraine x

Di said...

Hi Hun WOW this is just stunning!!! your colouring rocks! i must take a peek at the tutuorial! hope you are better soon!
Big hugs Di xxxx

JAN said...

wow i just can not get over how beautiful this card is..it really took my breath away and has the wow factor hugs JaN

Karen@CCC said...

Wow! What a stunning card! Fantastic work Tara!
Hope you are well x

Lorraine A said...

oohh this is just gorgeous Tara :-) The image is one of my fave Anya's and your colouring is fab :-) Love the papers and embellies too ,,, perfect ! :-)

thanks for joining in the Sketch and Stash Challenge :-)
Luv
Lols x x x

Michele said...

Oh WOW Tara this is just stunning. Love all the layers you've created and the colours also. Hugs Michele x

TaraG said...

Hiya, hun! Me again...just catchin' up on all that I've missed! This card is absolutely beautiful, cute and sooooooo sweet...I just can't even express how much I LOVE it! Oh you did an absolutely fabulous job, Tara! You've colours and pp this sweetie perfectly and I love the Lemonade papers my fave and the all the details and flowers are so scrumptious! Stunning!
Hugs,t

Jill said...

gorgeous card Tara I just adore your colouring it's wonderful! love the layers on the flower and that image is so cute thanks for joining us at sketch n stash hugs Jill xx