Sunday, 4 July 2010

Sarah Kay for Mum......


Good morning everyone!

It's very rare for me to make a card larger than 6x6 because I just find them hard to balance and always feel like there's too much empty space. However, when I'm making a card for a close family member I often think 6x6 is too small...... in the days when I bought cards I always went for something big when it was for a relative. So I decided to bite the bullet with my card and 'go bigger'! And it wasn't easy I can tell you!!!


I used a wonderful Sarah Kay image from Stampavie and coloured her with my Polys. The papers are from DCWV and were sent to me this week in a RAK by the lovely Annika.... I was thoroughly spoilt and she's such a sweetie for thinking of me and being so generous!! She also sent me some tickets and you can see I added one to my card, I really love these. I included my usual mix of flowers and leaves plus a pretty butterfly from Papirloftet.... then I went totally overboard with pearls, lol!

The card is for my M-I-L and it's her birthday today..... yesterday we had a party for her in the garden with lots of yummy summer food, more than a couple of jugs of Pimms and lots of chatter and laughter..... I hope she had a special day!

Well I must dash to work now so I'll wish you all a good day and catch you later ;o)

TTFN and TFL, hugs Tara xxx

19 comments:

Caroline said...

WoW!!!! Tata this is just so beautiful. Gorgeous image, lovely papers and the flowers look stunning. Caroline x

Carol said...

WOWZER!! Tara this is absolutely amazing! Your work is just too gorgeous. Doesn't look like you struggled with this one hehe. I absolutely luv it. Lotsa luv xxxx

Aunty Sue said...

stunning Tara mum will love this

debby4000 said...

I think you've done a fabulous job with the large card Tara. Its stunning, sweet image and gorgeous, gorgeous details.
luv
Debby

Kim Piggott said...

Oh she must adore and love this Tara!
Such a beautiful card!
hugs
kim x

mustavcoffee said...

Smashing card, Tara I think your Mum will love it:) xxx

Julie said...

What an absolutely stunning card,I just love everything about it,the image/colouring is prefect and the choice of papers is just perfect,brilliant!!!!.x

Julie said...

This is very pretty Tara, I don't do big cards either, to me they usually overwhelm the main image but you've managed perfect proportions. Beautifully done.

Kathy said...

Hello Tara!!!
This is just gorgeous!!! I am so sure she loved it!!! WOW what a way to take up the space!! It is really perfect! Love all the details that you popped in there and that image is the sweetest!!
Sounds like you all had a wonderful day!!
:)Kathy

Riet said...

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

Hugs Riet.xx

Margarets designer cards said...

Wow what a beautiful card, love it Margaret

Di said...

fabulous Tara your MIL will love it!

Hugs Di xxx

Danni said...

Beautiful card! I love all the embellies you added, they really add so much to the card!

Inger said...

Wowwwww..I so love your card Tara!!! :)
Super BEAUTIFUL!!
Have a lovely day.

♥ Hugs, Inger

Annika said...

I know what you mean about bigger cards, I always pull my hair out!! Certainly doesn't show on your card though! I REALLY should get my Prismas out more often and practice, your colouring is just fabulous!!!
HUgs
Annika

Danielle said...

Oh Tara this is gorgeous! You did the bigger card so beautifully and I love this SK image! Your details are always so captivating!
Hugs, Danielle

Juls said...

so so gorgeous! Love the layout, the colours...just everything! such a beautiful creation! Hugs Juls

Faerielore said...

WOW hun it may not have been easy but its amazing !!!! i too stick to 6x6. This card is stunning and the embellies are gorgeous xxx

Stella said...

Hi tara love this card for your Mum she will love it.Thanks for your comment by the way.Havent done much for ages as so much going on at home at the moment.My crafting has had to take a back seat!I may have some news for you about a new craft shop openeing nearby by the end of the year. Will let you know when I found out more info Love Stella X