Saturday, 8 May 2010

Once Upon A Time......

Hi there folks!

I've not been about since the beginning of the week because I've had the most rotten cold and sinus infection which has left me stuck in bed...... I'm slowly mending but I can't smell, taste or hear well just now ;o( I was determined to make a card today because I figured it would stop me feeling so miserable and sorry for myself, lol! Well I did find getting creative a bit of a tonic but I was a little on the slow side...... this card took me all afternoon, hee hee!

Before I talk details about the card I do want to say a huge thank you to everyone who commented on my last card....... wow, you are such a kind lot and really give me great encouragement...... and I'm really sorry I haven't been able to comment on your creations for reasons I've just explained.

So I had the latest Just Magnolia Challenge in mind today when I started my card and chose another of the Fairytale images because I just can't put them down! This week it's the special monthly challenge called 'It Takes Two'....... and the girls are asking us to use two or more images. Well as I'm getting more confident with masking multiple images that's just what I did..... and I used elements from the Fairytale Kit as well as accessories from the Safari release and last Summer's kit too. Oh and isn't little Tink just the cutest thing ever?!!!!

My papers are Webster's Pages...... YUM....... and I got to play with my new Tim Holtz Alterations die to create the huge latch. My flowers are Prima and I created the centres by winding some thick twine. Do you like the little twigs with mini cones? I spotted them a while back when I was out walking and knew they'd suit a rustic card....... so you see, we don't have to buy everything we use ;o)

Well I might just go for a lie down now as I think I've worn myself out today.......

Enjoy your weekend and have fun!

TTFN and TFL, hugs Tara xxx


Carol said...

Awww Tara, sorry to hear you're not well. Hope you get better real soon. This card is absolutely STUNNING, like only you could do. Really luv it. Lotsa luv xxxx

Sue said...

Hi Tara
aww sorry you have been poorly hun, hope you soon feeling better, hugs.
Gorgeous card, awesome colouring aw always, luv the scene you have made, gorgeous design luv them flowers, sue.x

Kerry said...

Oh Tara what a beatiful card. I love the Tim Holtz latch (want one!!!). Cute image and lovely colouring. Hope you feel better soon! Love Kerry xx

Lena Katrine said...

Georgous!!!! I love all the masking you've did, and the colours are beautiful!!!

Have a nice weekend, sweetie!
Hugs, Lena

Fleur said...

Wow this is just stunning, your colouring is fantastic and I love the flowers. Not got this stamp; but the more I see it the more I know I've got to get it.
Hugz Fleur xXx

Deb said...

fabulous card Tara, it is so beautiful, the papers are gorgeous! hope you are better soon, hugs debx

Mina said...

gorgeous card Tara and your so right those papers are it...thanks for joining in with the Just Magnolia challenge
Mina xxx

Danielle said...

Another outstanding card Tara! Your details are gorgeous and it totally feels like Edwin is in an enchanted forest!! I love the touch of twine in the flower centers - how creative of you! I hope you're starting to feel better!
Hugs, Danielle

Cheryl said...

oh hun sorry to hear you have been unwell this is one stunning card hun so love the layout and papers,hope you feel better soon hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

Bev said...

Tara this is just amazing sweetie, LOVE all the stamps you have used on your fabulous card. Hope you're keeping well x

CraftyC said...

Gorgeous card Tara and I love the stamps you have used. Hope your feeling better soon!

Dena said...

Wow Tara! This looks like it popped right out of a children's book! So many wonderful details and I love the combination of stamps you used!!!! Outstanding card!!!!
Hugs, Dena

Kelly Schelske said...

This is just fabulous Tara! Love the twine in the flower centres! I hope you are feeling better soon, I get sinus infections more often that I'd like, so I totally know how you feel!

Hugs, Kelly

Renkata said...

Wow Tara, your colouring is so beautiful I love the special efect on your colouring that coming from the Ink with which you colouring or is something special ?:) I love it.

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Hi ya !

So sorry to hear you have been so poorly, looks like we both need some sympathy at the moment ! Still, its been a good excuse to sit and relax for a couple of days.

Your card is just gorgeous and I love your "scene", very clever and very patient of you too !

Love your flowers and what a good idea for the centres. Great cones too !

Take care of yourself my darlin and hope you are tip top soon.

Gentle hugs,

Jo xxxx

Carole said...

What a beautiful card the sweet scene you've created...and the TH die is perfect.
Hope you feel better real soon!
Carole x

Diane said...

This is such a fabulaous card, Tara! I love all the elements you've used.

Here's hoping you soon feel better.
Diane x

scrappyjan said...

Tara this is just plain BEAUTIUFL!!! I love it!!! Your coloring is top notch!! Loving all of the images you have used. Hope you feel better soon..
hugs, Janiel

Pia said...

wow Tara what a beautiful card, lovely colours and cute image.
hugs pia

gina g said...

Hi Tara sorry to hear you've not been very well hun! hope you're soon feeling better. Gorgeous card i love the idea of the string for the centre of the flowers. luv gina xx

Craftypagan said...

Thanks for your lovely comments too! You definetly do have your own style-I can spot a 'Tara' card straight away in my google reader:) I think Creative Expressions have gone a bit cool recently haven't they?! The sewing stamps I got from Evandale Crafts on EBAY but it looks like she's sold out right now but craftie charlie has them here: on ebay. Hope that helps! Love love love this card-how cute is that teeny tiny Tilda! Adore your flower centres-such a clever idea!

louise said...

Gorgeous card, loving the mini Tilda.
louise xx

Rica said...

Oh Wowee, AWESOME!!! All that masking I can't get three right. Fabulous colouring and so many wonderful scrummy details. This should be framed it so picturesque.
Hope your sinuses are better - eeughh - painful!!
Guess what I found some of those metal corners - got you some - let you know when they're winging their way to you.
loads of healing hugs
me xx

Juls said...

gorgeous!! Love how you have created a scene, and all your added details are just perfect! Hugs Juls

Nicola said...

Oh my what a fab card so much detail. Just love everyhting about it. Nicky xx

Faerielore said...

WOW hun this is absolutely stunning !!!!! your detail, masking and colouring are so perfect, hope your feeling better soon xxxxx

Annika said...

Oh my, this is so beautiful I'm lost for words! And THAT doesn't happen very often, usually I suffer from major verbal diarrhea!
Your coloring is just so perfect it makes me cry!

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Tara,i love your image and the colours.

Hugs Riet.xx