Monday, 5 September 2011

Special Delivery.....

Good morning everyone!

Managed to make a card this morning and I'm really pleased with the results because this is so far removed from my normal style and I managed to stay true to a sketch and hold back on adding too many embellies, lol!

I followed this fab sketch over at Card Patterns and I think it's the first time I've joined in with the challenge!! It was a gorgeous layout to work with too!

Having had a bit of a sale of some of my older crafting goodies recently, I've been able to have a little spending spree and bought a fab set of cameo/frame stamps from Waltzingmouse.... not my usual thing I guess but I think they're so classical and will be particularly handy for making cards for older ladies. This particular card is for a 70 year old and I thought she might appreciate the style more than something cutsie! I also bought some Bo Bunny papers and stickers and I've used a mix of the Timepiece and Et Cetera collections here. I added in torn roses, lace, a doily and a DooHickey swirl to finish.

As well as following the sketch at Card Patterns I was also inspired to use the pictures and colours provided by the girls at The Shabby Tea Room for their new challenge, although I hope I'm forgiven for making my card with a birthday theme rather than wedding! The above picture is where I took my main inspiration, hence the cameo theme.

I'm also entering the following challenges:

Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes With A Twist (Flowers)

Truly Scrumptious - Rocked Up Pink

StampARTic - Shabby Chic

Stamptacular Sunday - The Sky's The Limit

Thanks so much for stopping by today ;o)

TTFN and TFL, hugs Tara xxx


Gemma said...

Wow Tara, this is a very stylish and stunning card, just love your roses, and the lace. Hugs Gemma

yours truly said...

A really pretty piece! I love the simple elegance of it!

~ Ü ~ Hilda

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Tara,
Isn't it difficult to resist the urge to embellish cards. This card is beautiful and although not as many embellishments as usual I can still see your hand in it. Gorgeous.
Fiona x

Danielle said...

Beautiful card Tara! That backing paper is lovely and adds a really classy look to your card! Great job!
Hugs, Danielle

Georgia said...

Wow, this is such a pretty card Mum! I really like the silhouette image and doily and the colour scheme is lovely! :) Love, Georgia xxxxx

Kelly Schelske said...

Oh Tara, this is so very pretty!

Sue said...

Hi hun
a beautiful card,gorgeous embelies, fab paper, sue,x

Wendy said...

Fab card hun thank you for joining us at Truly Scrumptious this week for our rocked up pink challenge

Wendy DT TS

Kirsty-Anne (Kitty) said...

Hi Wow I love the colours and details never mind the older ladies I love it so pretty !! Kitty ;0)

Cheryl said...

Absolutely STUNNING and your flowers are so beautiful!!! Thanks so much for the card making kits,they are just fabulous.......we really appreciate your help!!
Love and Hugs xx

Nina said...

OMG!! This is totally stunning, and I just LOVE IT ALL :) I`m almost speakless... Gorgeus, gorgeus, gorgeus ♥♥♥

Thanks for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday this week.
Hugs, Nina.

earthspirit927 said...

What a lovely card:) Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Passions this week for our "Anything Goes Challenge". Have a wonderful week and good luck:)


Marlies said...

Wauw what a gorgeous card! I love the elgant look and the flowers!
Thanks for joining us at Truly Scrumptious.
hugs, Marlies

Julie said...

Lovely, elegant card Tara

lisbeth said...

Love your card. Thanks for joining us at Truly S this week

Sheri said...

Great rendition of the sketch AND the inspiration this week...just BEAUTIFUL! Thanks so much for sharing with us at The Shabby Tea Room ;-)

DAWN Braun said...

love that silhouette and you captured the sketch perfectly...I've got that one printed out but am still brain storming! Beautiful card!

Minna said...

Beautiful card:) I love the image and flowers you`ve made:) Thanks for joining us at StampARTic Shabby Chic challenge.

Sprytebyrd said...

Wonderful card! I love the silhouette, so striking!
Thanks so much for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday this week!
Hugs!! Dee Sprytebyrd's Sentiments