Thursday, 5 May 2011

Live, C'est Ci Bon!........

Good morning!

A second card this week from me, woohoo! I decided to use the gorgeous new papers by Kay&Co again as I can't get enough of them! And I picked out one of last year's Tilda images for a change; this one's such a sweetie!! Do you like the calico I used?..... right on trend just now! I've seen it cropping up all over the place but haven't been able to find any to buy anywhere..... so I improvised big time..... I bought a roll of bandage for 28p from Tesco and then set about stretching and moulding it to shape, LOL!!! Quite pleased with myself for coming up with that idea and so cheap too as there's loads on the roll!!

I decided that, instead of paper piecing my image, I would paper piece the flowers and leaves which are from a gorgeous Marianne set..... makes a change from normal flowers doesn't it?

These are the challenges I'm entering:

Crafts and Me - Swirls

Simon Says - Paper Piecing

Totally Gorjuss - 1, 2, 3 (1 image, 2 flowers, 3 papers)

Just Magnolia - Buttons, Bows and Bling (one or more)

Oldie But A Goodie - Say It With Flowers

Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes

Stamp With Fun - Lace or Ribbon

Tip Top Tuesday - Open

Try It On Tuesday - Something Old, Something New (Old is Tilda image, New is papers)

7 Kids - Showers or Flowers

ATS Magnolia Challenge - Marvelously Magnolia

Desert Islanders - Distressing, Sparkle, Words

Well I'm off to work now so I'll catch you all later and thanks for stopping by ;o)

TTFN and TFL, hugs Tara xxx


mustavcoffee said...

Totally gorgeous card, love it! Hope that you're well:0) xxx

tiggertastic said...

such a lovely card, really like the papers you have used too

Sarah x

Margarets designer cards said...

Gorgeous card, and lovely image,
Good Luck with the challenges.

Kathy said...

Oh this is absolutely gorgeous Tara! I just love your style and when I see a card I know it is yours!! So pretty ~ all your details and this image is beautiful!
Hope all is well and have a fabulous day!

Dena said...

My friend, how are you????? Your card is totally adorable! You have used so many wonderful textures and details! Love it!
Thanks for joining in the Just Magnolia and Hanglar Stanglar Challenge this week!
Hugs, Dena

DesignerDiva said...

Oooh this is one gorgeous card Tara, your colouring is devine! Thanks for joining us at Oldie but a Goodie for Tracy's Say It With Flowers challenge
Hugs Laurie x

Jill said...

gorgeous card Tara and wow I just love your colouring thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

Georgia said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Mum! Using the bandage was a great idea and it looks perfect! I love the papers and colours too and the cut-out flowers are really pretty! :) Love, Georgia xx

Meggymay said...

Totally gorgeous card. The bandage is a super idea, thankyou for sharing it and for joining us at TioT's this week. Yvonne

Juls said...

fabulous!!! I love your colouring!!! and the flowers you have layered up in the background are just fabulous!!

Hugs Juls

debby4000 said...

Another stunning card Tara, just love all the details and of course Tilda is looking fab too.

Cardarian said...

Lovely card and very good idea using the bandage!

Anonymous said...

Hi Tara
Love the card and the 'calico' is a great idea !!Hope you have a good weekend.
Stella X

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Lovely vintage look to this pretty card. Thanks for playing along at Totally Gorjuss. Hope to see you back on Saturday. Marianne x

bettand said...

What a lovely card. Love the vintage look with the colours and the layers. Thanks for playing at TG this week. Bettina

Mona E said...

Wow!!! This is totally amazing! Love the vintage feel of it. Fantastic colouring! Hugs...Mona

Teresa said...

wow! Tara Georgous card looks beautiful in the colours you have chosen and I love all the added embellies.
Thank you for joining us at crafts and me this week.
Teresa x

Tracy said...

I love your choice of image and the design and finishing touches, thanks for joining Oldie But A Goodie challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Riet said...

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

Hugs Riet.xx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card, love all the different textures and fibres you have used, thanks for joining us on the Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

Francesca said...

Beautiful card

Thanks for joining us at OLDIE BUT A GOODIE CHALLENGE this time and good luck!


Anonymous said...

Hi Tara!! Such a lovely creation with your colors and papers!! So happy to see your beautiful creations hun!! HUGs

Alison said...

This is so pretty! I adore all of the little elements you used, and the haphazardness of the placement. Thank you for playing along with the Desert Islands Crafters Challenge!

Christine said...

Absolutely stunning card!! Love the paper pieced flowers. Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog!
xoxo, Christine

Anonymous said...

so sweet Tara! love this Tilda and your sweet, charming designing! So glad you linked up to the ATS Magnolia Challenge! Thanks for playing!