Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Gems May Be Precious But Friends Are Priceless.......

Good morning everyone!

I'm posting this card quickly before I fly off to work.... today is the busiest day of the year at the college where I'm based, as it's GCSE results day and we'll be enrolling new students. My feet probably won't hit the ground, lol!!

Anyway, continuing with my easel card fetish this week, here is a card I made using one of the new Magnolia stamps and some of the yummy papers from Basic Grey's Indian Summer collection. I stamped and cut out some flowers using a lovely wooden stamp by Dawn Bibby and the leaves were cut from a Marianne Creatables die.

Now I'm not normally a person who uses much gold when crafting but somehow it just seemed right on this card.... and along with the leaves I also chose gold to accent the image with a gel pen and some stick on gems.

Because Just Magnolia have focused on sentiments for this week's challenge, I had a good search for a nice friendship quote and was so chuffed to find this one because it ties in really well with all the bling on my card, YAY! So I'm entering JM and have also chosen the following challenges:

7 Kids College Fund - Strip It Down (no more than two layers of design paper)
Totally Tilda - Stitching

Have a great day then folks and I'll catch you later..... if I can stay awake after my busy day!!!

TTFN and TFL, hugs Tara xxx


Caroline said...

Wow!!! I just love this card Tara. Gorgeous colours and papers, Sweet image and the flowers look lush.
Caroline x

Julie said...

This is gorgeous Tara, love the colours.

Julie said...

This is so fabulous, Tara - I love the rich colours and your stunningly coloured image!! The leaves are brill too - I can feel another purchase coming on!! Hugs, Juliexx

gina g said...

Gorgeous card Tara i love the beautiful papers and colour. I hope you get to put your feet up at some point today. luv gina xx

Riet said...

So beautiful card Tara,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers and the flowers.

Hugs Riet.xx

debby4000 said...

Adorable card Tara, sweet Tilda and colours.

Kerry said...

Hi Tara,

I love this card.

The image is gorgeous and the stamp from Dawn Bibby is lovely.

Gold really does suit this card so well!

Love Kerry xxx

Deb said...

beautiful card and love that sentiment! hugs Debx

Sue said...

Hi Hun
wow a stunning card, beautiful colours, luv the papers & flowers, gorgeous creation hun,luv the sentiment, so true, sue,x

Pia said...

beautiful card

CraftyC said...

Its gorgeous Tara. I'm in gold mode as well atm. Beautiful stamp and the flowers are stunning!

coldwaters2 said...

Oh so beautiful Tar those flowers are stunning so is that image of Tilda this new range is such fun
Lorraine x

Maria said...

Very very pretty Tara! Love all the bling and the flowers are perfect. Hugs, Maria

Juls said...

stunning! The colours are gorgeous and I love how you have done the flowers! Hugs Juls

Manuela said...

Beautiful card, Tara! ♥

Thanks for joining us at 7 Kids College Fund Challenge blog. ^_^

¤ Manuela¤

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi tara,
This card is beautifully crafted. I love the colours and embellishments and the image is gorgeous.
Fiona x

slinkycat said...

Just gorgeous! Love the deep asian reds :)

Leanne x

Christine said...

Gorgeous creation fab papers, love the colour combo great Tilda & flowers...
thanks for sharing & joining us at Totally Tilda chall.

smiles Christine xx

Lisa said...

Very beautiful! Thanks for joining us at 7Kids Challenge!

Danielle said...

How beautiful Tara! Love this new Tilda and those BG Indian Summer papers are the perfect choice to use with her! Loving those flowers too! Hope you got through your busy day ok!
Hugs, Danielle

Jane said...

This is gorgeous Tara! perfect colours for this Tilda and I love the flowers you've made! thanks for joining us at Just Magnolia, hugs, Jane xxx

Julie said...

Beautiful! The leaves and flowers are perfect.

Thank you for joining us at 7 Kids College Fund!


craftykitten said...

Hi Tara,
Oooh this card is just delicious. Love the colours you chose. Thanks for joining in with our stitching challenge at Totally Tilda this time.
Dawn x

Annika said...

This is an incredibly lovely image and the colours on your card are so rich and luscious. It looks totally strokable and you have done the most amazing job capturing the ethnic skin tone - something I'm seriously struggling with!!!

Sarita said...

Stunning Tara, love the rich colours and Tilda's bindi's!
Really gorgoeus,
Love Sarita xx

Susie Sugar said...

Fabby card thanks for joining us at the Totally Tilda challenge this time hope you'llcome back tomorrow for the next challenge
Hugs Susie & the DT xxx

Roberta Laliberte said...

OH I just love the big flowers, they look fab with this Tilda.

Thanks for entering Totally Tilda Challenges!