Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Go Confidently In The Direction Of Your Dreams.....

Good morning...... hope you are keeping well!!

Today I have a card to show you using one of Stempleglede's 'Just A Note' stamps as my focal point...... I made it for my Dad and his new wife who are just celebrating their first wedding anniversary together..... and rather than just say 'Happy Anniversary' I thought I'd go with this lovely quote instead. I followed the lovely sketch over at The Sweet Stop and I hope you can still make out the layout..... I'm not very good at sticking to the original design with a sketch but i think I did okay here, lol!I

I made the flower using the Tim Holtz Tattered Floral Sizzix die and added Doo Hickey leaves. Everything has been distressed and stained to give a vintage feel. I think the papers are DCWV and I used one of the sheets to create my butterfly embellishments.

I'm also entering the following challenges:

Let's Ink It Up - Focal Sentiment and 3D Flower

Sentimental Sundays - Handmade Flowers

Addicted To Stamps - Pink and Brown

Double Dutch - Vintage

Thanks so much for stopping by today and take care ;o)

TTFN and TFL, hugs Tara xxx


louise said...

This is just so gorgeous, love the flower especially.
Louise xx

Kristel said...

That is really a gorgeous card Tara! Love your work, looks great!
Hugs Kristel

Margarets designer cards said...

Beautiful card, Love the flowers made out of newspaper, I wondered when I first saw tyhe card and then thought of course paper is the first wedding anniversary, brilliant idea.

Riet said...

So gorgeous card Tara,I love your papers and the flowers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Laura said...

WOW darling this card is stunning, i love the image as the focal point, your flower is gorgeous and i love the pretty butterflies xxx

Claire said...

Another WOW from me! Your card is just beautiful. I love the sentiment and the butterflies and your flower is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at LIIU and good luck
Claire xx

Cheryl said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for joining our Handmade Flowers challenge at Sentimental Sundays .


Anonymous said...

Hello Tara
Lovely card .The image is a perfect choice and the flowers and overall vintage look is a very good choice.Stella X

debby4000 said...

Wonderful, gorgeous card Tara.

Nadell said...

Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at ATSC.

Hugs Nadell

Teresa said...

Hi Tara, love your card it's beautiful, great layers! Thanks for sharing with us at ATSC
Teresa xx

Shelby Goolsby said...

Gorgeous card!! Thant flower is absolutely beautiful. Thank you for playing at The Sweet Stop.

Shirl said...

Oooo Tara I adore this card, just amazing. Have read your summary and I swear you were I'm bonkers also.
Hugs Shirley x x
Off to become a follower.

Cheryl said...

Your card is gorgeous!

Thank you for joining our Handmade Flowers challenge at Sentimental Sundays .


Suzanne Brookfield said...

Tara, your card is just gorgeous and absolutely perfect for the Lets Ink It Up brief. Many thanks for playing along with us & good luck Suzanne B :)

Becca Fabozzi said...

really gorgeous. I love the embellishments you used, and the shabby look and feel of your card. Thanks so much for joining us at ATSC

Sharon Peele said...

Wow your card is wonderful, awesome job on the flower!! Thanks for joining us at LIIU and good luck!!

Helena said...

I love the newsprint flower!

Fliss said...

Wow Tara! What a stunning card. The sentiment is lovely and your flower and all the other elements just gorgeous.
Thanks for playing along with the LIIU sentiment challenge and good luck!
Fliss x

Juls said...

stunning work!!! Love all the text detail on the flower!!! Hugs Juls