Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Always There.....

Good morning folks!

Today I have a card which I'm entering into the latest Cardvaarks Challenge..... I followed the first of two sketches over there and managed to play with my new Hero Arts Clings Floral stamp. This definitely isn't my usual style and the same applies to the card I'll be uploading tomorrow..... just playing around and having a go at something a bit different really, inspired by all the wonderful creations I come across in blogland.

I had fun cutting out different layers on my stamp and then lifting them to give some depth to the flower. The leaves and dragonfly are Magnolia Doo Hickey dies and the papers are Basic Grey, a mix of Phoebe and Dasher. I used a Cuttlebug folder to emboss the leaf design on the white card. The sentiment is a Melissa Frances rub on.

I'm also entering my card into the following challenges:

Sentimental Sundays - Recipe (one solid paper, two patterned papers, 3 embellishment, plus sentiment)

Crafty Emma - Floral Frenzy

Papertake Weekly - Just One Of Something (Flower)

Creative Inspirations - Pastel Green, Pink and Cream (okay so it's white, but nearly there, lol)

Thanks so much for stopping by today for a peek...... you take care now!

TTFN and TFL, hugs Tara xxx


Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Tara,
This is gorgeous. I just love the layout and the detail. The whole thing is beautifully done. Brilliant work.
Fiona x

Sheena said...

Another wonderful card! Thanks for joining us at CES Challenge this week! Sheena xx

crafty amy said...

Tara this is stunning! It is so sad to loose you from the DT but I am sure I will still be poping to your blog :D


Amy xx

mustavcoffee said...

Pretty card Tara, lovely pale green flowers, Good Luck with the challenge:D xx

Julie said...

Fab card Tara, I'm into big flowers at the mo and I really like the colours you've used too.

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

love it hun, it always good to step out of your comfort zone every now and then, especially when you get gorgeous results like this
Thanks for joining us this week at CES Challenges!
hugs shell xx

mudmaven said...

WOW - spectacular card. I love your mix of colors, textures, layers - everything about this card is wonderful. Thanks so much for playing along in our recipe challenge on Sentimental Sundays. ~chris

Hanne said...

This card is so pretty! I love your flowerpot cards too:)

Riet said...

So gorgeous card Tara,I love the papers and the colours.
So amazing flower.

Hugs Riet.xx

Danni said...

So pretty! Love all the dimension!

Annika said...

You are never afraid to try something different - I love it!! It's so easy to only do things you've grown comfortable with!
It is a beautiful card - love the earthy colours and texture. What's the size of it, I wonder? Just curious because I always curse If I decide to emboss the background as the folders are always too small for my needs.

Tonje said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! It's fun to try somethin new now and then! Love the flower and the folded "ribbon"

kaylou said...

Hi hun,love the folding and the colours are just gorgeous.
Hugs Kaylou xoxo

CraftyC said...

Hello Tara, Firstly, sorry to hear you've stepped down from your DT, such a shame, but your card is gorgeous as always and will be stopping by as usual. Thanks for playing along the CES Challenge.

Cheryl said...

GORGEOUS......and such a beautiful flower!!!
Hugs xx

Katinka said...

Wow! what a beautiful card! I love the flower!


Kathy said...

This is so pretty and I love the big flower and your folded boarder. :)

Kimberly's Krafts said...

I love your card! Very pretty and your flower is amazing! Great take on the sketch!! Like your blog too!!

Emma said...

Wow such a stunning card Tara, gorgeous layout and colours.
Thanks for joining us at CES Challenges & good luck.
Hugs Emma x

Elizabeth (Beth) Moore said...

Wow this is fabulous... and I just adore that flower you created! we are really looking for talented crafters like yourself to enter the challenges over at Papercraft Star! http://www.papercraftstar.blogspot.com The challenges are posted way ahead of schedule to give you plenty of time to enter and you can win great prizes too!

Val said...

Wow - this is fab! Just love it.

Juls said...

I cant begin to tell you how much I love this, its just AWSOME!!! The colours are fab, I love the embossing, the paper pleating and the fabulous flower! Hugs Juls

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous card! I love your paper pieced flower.

Thank you for joining us for the Sentimental Sundays recipe challenge. I hope you will join us for our new challenge on Sunday.