Saturday, 10 July 2010

Basic Grey Week 24 - Gingham......

Good morning everyone!

I hope you are all keeping well and enjoying the warm weather we continue to have! Here is my DT card for this week's Basic Grey Challenge where we have the theme of gingham. Now I do think it's a bit surprising considering how many ranges BG have produced that they don't ever seem to give us gingham in their collections!!! So me thinks you might need to source your gingham from elsewhere and then add in some yummy BG paper to match..... that's what most of my teamies did for their cards and they've done an amazing job as always!!

For my card I chose to work with a Penny Black image as these have been neglected for such a long time! This teacup with the mice is my fave of them all and was such a pleaure to colour. I chose some lovely brown and cream gingham from my stash and I'm not sure who it's made by, but the patterned Basic Grey paper is from the new Cappella collection. I also added a gorgeous vintage sticker sent to me by the lovely Annika and how perfect that it refers to tea!!!!

I made the calico flower and added a Prima Hydrangea and some Sizzix leaves...... and the little twigs were collected from beside a small lake near where I live, lol!

Right I think I've waffled enough for today....... I hope to see some of your lovely creations over at Basic Grey so go check out that gingham!!!

Have a lovely weekend and take care!!!

TTFN and TFL, hugs Tara xxxx


joey said...

Hiya Tara

Gorgeous card I love how you have made the flower, the colours on this are gorgeous


Fleur said...

Gorgeous card Tara, really love the distressed edges and that flower is stunning. just love handmade flowers
Hugz Fleur xXx

Julie said...

Wow Tara,this is gorgeous,your colouring of those little mickeys is fantastic

Di said...

Lovely Tara, love gingham paper and i love your flower and vintage sentiment there is so much detail here its just lovely!
Hugs di xxxx

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Tara,
I love the papers you have used and the colours are gorgeous. What a fantastic image.
Fiona x

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow this is absolutely stunning Tara!
kim x

Riet said...

Gorgeous card Tara,i love the image and your papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

mustavcoffee said...

Gorgeous card Tara, love it, XXX

Sarita said...

Ooh I love these colours Tara! I adore this PB stamp and that flower is to die for. And I love your little pine cones too!
Love Sarita xx

Ingrid said...

Wauw Tara, this card is just art! It's terrific, I love it! Your coloring, the image, the fab flower and that "spencer's tea" are terrific.
Hugs Ingrid

coldwaters2 said...

Oh wow Tara this is stunning I am so loving the colours and papers also the flowers image...well all of it actually. It is one very beautiful card.
Lorraine x

Kerry said...

Hi Tara

Beautiful card - I love how you have mixed all the different elements together, they look fab and work so well together. You have a great eye.

My Penny Blacks get a little neglected too - it's nice to get old craft treasure out and use them again.

Love Kerry xx

Hannapanna said...

This card is adorable. Love the design papers and the cute image. Hugs Hanna

Juls said...

I do love this how you have teamed it with fab vintagey looking papera,,and the fabric flower is gorgeous! stunning creation! Hugs Juls

Anonymous said...

Hi Tara
Not such a good morning here.Bit grey and watery looking ! It is the weekend so what can you expect.Anyway love your card as always.You have inspired me to get out my pPenny Black stamps again.I have not been blogging much lately but perhaps I will enter some challenges again and make more me time Stella

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Owww and there was me hoping I would find out where you got that scrummy gingham paper from :o(

Just love your card, love all the details and the papers you used. The Capella goes so well with that gingham. Love your image too - sooo sweet !

Lovely to speak to you again the other night - I miss our chats but at least we still know we are there for each other hey ?!

Take care and have a fantastic Sunday.

Love and hugs,

Jo xxx

Alma said...

Dear Tara, your card is a DREAM! I love your creation so so much! Wow!!!!!!!!! Your colouring is soooo wonderful and the pbs are soooo cute :-)
Hugs from Germany

Pia said...

wow Tara what a cute card, lovely image.
hugs Pia

stephanne said...

This is such a sweet and tender morsel of cuteness, I love penny black, I just put up a shelf where all my PB cats are set right on top so hopefully they get to see more ink that way, so many stamps.... I love the colours and the flower you created is beautiful and those leaves, my oh my, I want!!! I want!!!
Hugs, Stephanne

Annika said...

Now that I'm thinking about it - I really CAN'T think of any gingham papers from BG! lol Love the wholesome earth colours of your card and you have done absolute wonders with the image again!! I KNEW those stickers were oh so you!!! :)

Julie said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!Juliexx