Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Wishing You Happiness......

Good morning folks!

I was struggling to come up with a birthday card for my sister last night.... do you find sometimes that close family members don't always 'get' the whole cute thing we do with images? Well mine don't, so I knew I had to come up with something a bit different, but what?! When I'm blog hopping and I see something I love I always make a note for future reference, so I looked through my list and came across one which I'd named bird houses...... hmmmmm, intriguing!! So I checked it out and came across this amazing card here..... wow, what a talented lady!!! And I knew this would be perfect for my sister's March birthday.... pretty, feminine and very seasonal.

I obviously put my own mark on the card but would like to say a huge thanks for the inspiration! As you can see I made some more of these little torn roses.... I think they might become my trademark soon as I just love making them!! I also took lots of inspiration from the challenge over at Simply Create as they have a mood board to work with and the colours are just beautiful!

I added in a little fabric bird and used some scraps of Kay & Co paper for the houses.... plus more of my gorgeous fabric vine leaf ribbon..... not sure I'll cope when that runs out, lol!

I'm also entering the following challenges:

Cute Card Thursday - Signs Of Spring

Crafty Calendar - Spring

Crafty Cardmakers - Fabric

Have a wonderful day and enjoy the sunshine if you're lucky enough to get a little!

TTFN and TFL, hugs Tara xxx


Sol said...

WOW!!!... I love this!!!... Especially the home-made-flowers!!! they are Beautiful!!!... Stunning Colours!.. and I love the idea of the card!.. Theese small houses are so cute!!!.. And the Papers you have used is Great!... so many beautiful Colours!!.. :o)

Cheryl said...

OMG WOW this is GORGEOUS......I love it!!!
Hugs xx

Anonymous said...

This is so different for you,Tara.I like it as it is so simple.
PS They have the vine leaves at Garners .Bought some yesterday also have gold and silver too.

Simply Create said...

What a beautiful card, love all the papers you have used and all the details are gorgeous. Good Luck and thanks so much for taking part in the challenge.

Kirsti said...

Loving all the flower details...thanks for taking part in the Simply Create challenge!!!

Kirsti xx

Annette said...

This card is one of the prettiest I've seen for ages, and the blog you linked to is a real source of inspiration too. My favourite bit of your card is the genius bird's nest with pearl eggs. Too cute!

Lin said...

What a lovely card, and like you say perfect for someone who doesn't do cutesie.

Thanks for joining in with our fabric challenge at Crafty Cardmakers.

Lin xx

Sue said...

Hi ya hun
wow a totally gorgeous card, luv the bird houses, ya nest looks fabulous, pretty embelies, fab flowers, sue,x

Kim Dellow said...

Stunning Tara, just love it! Love all the details with the flowers and nest and everything! Kim

Julie said...

This is lovely Tara, and as you say very feminine.

debby4000 said...

Oh WOW Tara this is so gorgeous.

kath said...

gorgeous card tara...love those cute little houses and thanks for joining in the fun at Simply Create...hugs kath xxx

CraftyC said...

PMSL, you made my day Tara. yet Mr Sheen to keep my Craft Unit all nice and shiny and Sure - yep, I have to live with the smelly shoes - hehe.....Love this card also. Fab colours and so pretty, enjoy the rest of your day, I've still aload more sorting to do though doubt it will be today!

martina's kaartjes said...

what a fantastic card !!! Needs to be made by everyone I think !!! Love it very much. However I always forget where I've seen such a pretty card =(. Thanks for your link, she's indeed wowowowowo !!!!
have a nice day,
greetings, martina

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

So so pretty . . .and such lovely rich detail. That bird's nest with pearl eggs is inspirational!

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Tara

What a stunning card I'm sure your sister will love it. You've captured the colours of the Simply Create mood board so well. Thanks for joining us over at Simply Create and best of luck.


Pastila said...

Oh my god! Unbelievable!
Beautiful card! Love your handmade flowers!

Kat said...

Gorgeous card. Love all the little details and you've got the colours from the mood board just right. Thanks for joining us at Simply Create.

Kat x

Wrightboysmum said...

Lucky sister and you got the colours spot on. Thanks for joining in the fun at Simply Create. Sonja.

Jenni said...

Love your card and the soft colour combo you've chosen. Thanks so much for joining in with the Crafty Cardmakers this week!
Jenni x

Jenni said...

Thanks so much for joining in with this month's Crafty Calendar challenge as well.
Jenni x

Jane said...

OOooooo Tara I love it....all your little flowers are gorgeous!
Thanks for playing along with Simply Create!
Good Luck!

Shazza said...

this is beautiful x

Sarah (UKS Smelly) said...

Beautiful card, well done

Annika said...

cool...once again I am SO going to remember that twine flower!!

Kathleen said...

Kathleen Mc xx