Monday, 23 August 2010

Vintage Easel - Sweet Wonderful You.....

Good morning peeps!

Hope you are all well and had a lovely weekend. We actually managed to sit in the sun a little bit yesterday!!!

I made a couple of easel cards this weekend for upcoming family birthdays and so I thought I'd show you the one I made with a gorgeous vintage image today. This isn't a colour combo I use very often as I don't use that much lemon, but I like how it works with the brown.

I used a Sizzix Bigz die for the swirls and some lace and bows from my stash. The paper is by Papermania and the roses were bought from Tab when she was running her online store. I don't make that many easel cards really and it's probably because I'm quite lazy and can't be bothered with the extra folding and cutting, lol..... so I made a dozen or so easel card blanks this weekend ready..... no excuses now!!

I'm entering the following challenges with my easel card:

Papertake Weekly - A Sketch (flipped from left to right)

Crafts and Me - Petals and Pearls (tiny pearls on the bows)

Crafts Your Days Away - With Wings (mini butterflies)

Create For Fun - Birthday Card

Well as the school hols draw to a close my mind is on shopping for uniform, so it looks like that's where we'll be headed this afternoon. As a sweetener to the kids I've promised that if we get the shopping out of the way first, I'll take them to our local museum for a treat afterwards. They love going there as it houses an original spitfire plane designed by Reginald Mitchell, who was actually born just up the road from where we live! And at the moment the museum is lucky enough to be exhibiting a huge gold hoard which was discovered very recently in Staffordshire..... I believe the gold is very old and something of an amazing discovery, so I'm looking forward to seeing what all the fuss is about!

Okay, enough waffle from me for today!!!

Catch you later and have fun ;o)

TTFN and TFL, hugs Tara xxx


Caroline said...

Stunning card Tara!! Love the papers ans the lace is lush. Very sweet.
Caroline x

Dazie said...

This is stunning I love it! The colours are gorgeous but I adore that image!

Thanks for joining us at craft your days away challenge this week!

Riet said...

So wonderful card Tara,I love the image and your papers.
So gorgeous details.

Hugs Riet.xx

Doreen said...

What an absolutely gorgeous card.Thanks for sharing this week with us at

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Tata,
I just love the papers on this card. They are beautiful. The image is so fitting for your colours. A stunning creation.
Fiona x

CraftyC said...

Stunning card Tara, I do love these vintage images. Got my uniforms sorted yesterday along with a few treats for me lol. Have a fun day out with the kids!

Margarets designer cards said...

Hi Tara, Lovely card and very pretty paper, the whole card is just beautiful Margaret

Pia said...

wow what a stunning card

Kerry said...

Hi Tara,

Gorgeous vintage creation. I wish I could do Vintage, but it just turn out like this.

Love Kerry xxx

Crafteezee said...

Wow, totally awesome. Love that image. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafts and Me.

Hugs Tracy
P.S. I have candy on my blog until tomorrow night if you want to pop over

TaraG said...

WOW! Tara this is stunning, Hun! What a great colour combo and I just adore the vintage images that you use on your cards. Such gorgeous flowers and details it to bits!

Julie said...

This is beautiful Tara,I've still not attempted an easel card myself,I love the vintage photo that you've used,it looks so special. I hope that you completed the school shop today,amazingly mine is now finished just the horrible job of sewing on the labels for me now.Have a great week,Julie.x

Sharon Caudle said...

oooo. I love, love, love this!!! Beautiful card! Thanks so much for joining us at PTW!

Cheryl said...

WOW this is a stunner,love those gorgeous papers and image!!!
Hugs xx

Juls said...

just the vintage image and all the gorgeous swirls and flowers! Hugs Juls

stampdiva said...

Such a gorgeous image of the child. Lovely. Lynne M

Donna said...

Gorgeous card and lovely image, thanks for joining us at CYDA this time. Hugs, Donna x

Annika said...

Wow, what a stunning swirl - absolutely gorgeous design! And that image is absolutely precious!