Saturday, 12 March 2011

Spring Has Sprung..... Yippee!!!!

Happy weekend to you all!

I'm here with my card for the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge..... and just in the nick of time too! It is a delish picture again this week and so full of the joys of Spring!

These aren't colours I normally opt for and this led me to have a really good root through my paper stash.... and I came up with these pretty lilac papers made by Papermania. I certainly don't think this is a 'less is more' card do you, lol?! I just couldn't stop adding to it!! I nearly threw it in the bin when I'd just started.... with just the papers and image on it looked mighty bare! But then it all started to piece together when I added the beautiful Prima Hydrangea blooms! I also added lots of my fave DooHickey dies.

Now you might be wondering what a bee has to do with Spring..... well they do start to grace our gardens during this season and then really begin their work in earnest during the early Summer months..... I actually think bees are rather beautiful creatures. They buzz around doing their job and rarely bother us at all..... then you know who takes over don't you?...... those PESKY wasps!!!

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

PaperTake Weekly - Lemon Zingy

Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes

Crafty Catz - Yellow and Green

Raise The Bar - G.R.E.E.N. Acronym (Garden, Reeds, Edging Stitch, Embellishments, Nature)

Have a fantastic weekend and make it a crafty one ;o)

TTFN and TFL, hugs Tara xxx


Kirsty-Anne (Kitty) said...

Hi Love this stamp.You have designed it so well. The intenae are such a cool idea ! The wings and colouring are amazing. Love the little ladybirds too. Gorgeous
Kitty :)

Janette said...

Hi Tara, wow, love your card, it's just packed full of things to see, fabulous.xx

Vera said...

whihoooo such a great card!
love the colours, details and the scrabble stones!
marvelous :)


Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Tara,
Beautiful bright spring colours. Gorgeous image and fabulous Scrabble lettering.
I wish Spring had sprung here we have heavy snow.
Fiona x

Rachel Hope said...

OH!!!! This is sooo adorable!!! Love the Yippee! :) Thanks for playing along at Cupcake Inspirations this week!

CraftyC said...

This is beautiful Tara, so colourful and beautifully embellished!

TaraG said...

Oh gorgeous card, my sweet friend! LOVE how you put your cards together and all the stunning embellies are so balanced and perfectly placed! Love Tilda such, beautifully coloured, as always, and sweet scene!
Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Challenge!


Hi Tara
A gorgeous card thankyou for joining us at CraftyCatz for this week's challenge,
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Riet said...

Wonderful card Tara,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers and the details.

Hugs Riet.xx

Ronnie said...

This card is beautiful with so much great detail, love it!! Thank you for playing along with Cupcake Inspirations!

Suzie said...

A gorgeous card and I love all the detail. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week. Hugs Suzie x

~*Joni said...

Oh how beautiful! Tilda looks adorable as a bee. :) What a sweet interpretation of our G.R.E.E.N. acrostic, thank you for entering in on our fun Raise The Bar theme this week.
~*Joni RTB DT

Kathleen said...

i love this tilda - she's super-cute!
love your card.
kathleen mc xx