Wednesday 21 November 2012

In Dreams....

Hi everyone,

Here's a topper I've made using one of my favourite vintage images which I bought a while back on Etsy.

I have stamped and cut out some beautiful Anna Griffin flowers as part of the embellishments and have die cut the others with my trusted Magnolia DooHickey die.

The papers are Bo Bunny (including the little butterflies which I cut out)and the sentiment is Tim Holtz.

I was inspired by the following challenges for this project:

Deep Ocean - Pastel Colours

Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes

Let's Get Shabby - Colour Challenge

Daring Cardmakers - Just Because

ABC - B is for Butterflies

Thanks so much for stopping by today :o)

Hugs Tara xx

Saturday 3 November 2012

Fairy Silhouette

Hello everyone!

It's so lovely to be posting a card today.... it's been a while that's for sure! I have had so little crafting time for the past six months due to work commitments and being very busy with two kids! Not complaining about the latter though as they are growing up so fast.... twelve and sixteen now.... and every minute is so precious to spend with them before they become adults and get on with their own lives!

So I made a card using one of a set of pretty Fairy Silhouette stamps by Lindsay Mason Designs which I picked up a while back on Ebay. The dies are a mix of Memory Box, Magnolia and Joy Crafts and I think the paper is MME. The sentiment is also Magnolia and the cream and white flowers are from Wild Orchid. I added a touch of doodling to the die cuts and glittered the fairy's wings.

I noticed that the OCC Challenge today is silhouette's which is very convenient (smile) so I'm entering my card there.

I am also entering Cute Card Thursday where the theme is Fairies and Angels and Flutterby Wednesdays which has an open theme.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Hugs Tara xxx

Thursday 12 April 2012

Love and Adore....

Good morning!

Here is a topper I made using Tim Holtz Old Jalopy die..... created very much with a shabby chic theme in mind and perfect for a wedding card in the future me thinks! This is one of my all time fave TH Alterations dies I have to say and the topper came together without too much of my usual emebellishment overload, lol!

The flowers are WOC and the foliage is from a Cheery Lynn die. Those rose corners were created with a Fiskars punch and the sentiments are TH Adage tickets.

I'm entering the following challenges today:

MAWTT - Shabby Chic and/or Vintage

CCT - Spring Flowers

Crafts and Me - 3D

Deep Ocean - Song Inspiration (Going To The Chapel)

Thanks so much for your visit today.... take care ;o)


Hugs Tara xxx

Saturday 7 April 2012

True Friendship....

Hi everyone,

A very happy Easter to you all! I hope you are all enjoying the lovely break we get at this time of year and all that scrummy chocolate. Easter means more than just eggs to me, as I have a very strong faith and like to remember the real reason for the celebration, NEW LIFE!!!

Anyway, I thought I would do something a little different with this card and chose to make die cuts the focal point... these are of course from the Tim Holtz range. The flowers were created by cutting from Kay & Co design paper as this is a technique I really love. The sentiment is also by Tim Holtz.

Here are the challenges I'm entering today:

Simon Says Stamp - use your favourite tool (die cutting machine)

Papertake Weekly - Anything goes

Truly Madly Crafty - Handmade flowers

Creative Card Crew - Spring

CRAFT - Spring

Totally Papercrafts - BINGO (Blue, Diecut, Flowers)

That's all from me.... thanks so much for stopping by today ;o)


Hugs Tara xxx

Saturday 31 March 2012

LOTV Springtime .....

Good morning!

Hope you've all had a fab week in the glorious spring sunshine.... what a treat we've had in the UK!

I really felt in the mood to make a spring themed card because it's been so nice and have used another trusty LOTV topper, adding lots of glitter and a Fiskars punched corner.

The papers are Kay&Co, I've added a Marianne butterfly die cut and the sentiment is Stempleglede. The pretty pastels flowers are WOC and the swirly leaves are a Cheery Lynn die.

I'm entering these challenges:

LOTV - Anything Goes

Sweet Stampin Challenge - Spring or Easter

Totally Gorjuss - Swirly Whirly

Allsorts - Photo Inspiration.... (i chose the colours)

Crafts 4 Eternity - 3 Of A Kind.... (flowers)

That's all from me so take care and thanks for stopping by.....


Hugs Tara xxx

Thursday 15 March 2012

LOTV Happy Birthday.....

Hi peeps,

I had lots of fun making this card and as you can see there are butterflies galore! I'm so glad I got hold of the Tim Holtz Butterfly Edge die as its so pretty and versatile.

The sweet fairy image is a LOTV topper which I have glittered profusely. There are more gorgeous WOC flowers and those KaiserCraft leaves have made another appearance too!

I've added in a Memory Box die and some nice Kay&Co papers and the card is A4 size again.... enjoying doing these at the minute!

I'm entering the latest Lili's Little Fairies Challenge where the theme is Butterflies and Fairies and Deep Ocean Challenge which has a Butterfly theme too!


Hugs Tara xxx

Saturday 11 February 2012

If I Had A Rose.....

Good morning friends..... hope you are all well?

I managed to find a little crafty time this week and with Valentine's Day almost upon us it had to be something romantic.

Here are the challenges I've chosen to enter:

CES - Lots Of Layers
Totally Gorjuss - LURVE
Allsorts - Free And Easy
Tuesday Throwdown - Be My Valentine
Try It On Tuesday - Cards For A True Love
Tip Top Tuesday - Valentines
Stampin Sisters In Christ - Love
Stamp With Fun - Love


Image - Lunagirl CD
Papers - Bo Bunny 'Gabrielle'
Flowers - Prima
Stamp - Anna Griffin

Thanks so much for stopping by.... have a wonderful weekend!

TTFN and TFL, hugs Tara xxx

Sunday 29 January 2012



Sorry for being away for so long...... I've had so much going on and crafting has been taking a back seat...... until today that is when I was lucky enough to find a couple of spare hours.

Seems like forever since I coloured a Tilda image and this one is very fitting for the time of year. I sat in the dining room with my Prismas, a cup of tea and the Australian tennis final....... ahhhh bliss!

I've used Prima papers and they've been heavily distressed. I also got to play with my new favourite die from Memory Box.... this is the first of theirs that I've tried and it really cuts beautifully! I made the two pink flowers myself using various punches and the leaves are also punched out.

I'd like to enter the follwing challenges with my card:

Paper Sundaes - Valentines

Stamptacular Sundays - Diamonds or Pearls

Simply Magnolia - Hearts & Love

Allsorts - One Or More Hearts

Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes

Deep Ocean - Sparkle

Moving Along With The Times - Blooming Marvellous

Oldie But A Goodie - Have A Heart

Corrosive - I Heart You

Desert Island - 6,7,8 (Handmade Flower, Distressing, Sentiment

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today :o)

TTFN and TFL, hugs Tara xxx

Sunday 1 January 2012

Happy New Year and Top 12 of 2011.....

Hi everyone!
Wishing you all a very Happy New Year and here's hoping we all have lots of good things in store for 2012!

I have thoroughly enjoyed browsing through your blogs showcasing top 10 or 12 cards of the past year so I thought I would join with everyone in showing my top 12 cards of 2012. In no particular order, here goes:

Thanks so much for checking out my favourites ;o)

TTFN and TFL, hugs Tara xxx

Saturday 24 December 2011

Oh Come Let Us Adore Him......

Oh Come Let Us Adore Him, Oh Come Let Us Adore Him, Oh Come Let Us Adore Him, Christ The Lord......

God Bless you all this Christmas time.... hope you have a wonderful holiday and a very Happy New Year!

Hugs Tara xxx

Tuesday 29 November 2011

'Tis The Season.....

Good morning!

Sorry for not being around much but life is just so busy right now! Anyway here is a card I made recently in my usual vintage style.

I used Basic Grey Curio papers and Tim Holtz dies. The stunning image is by Tattered Roses available here on Etsy.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Craft Your Passion - 'Tis The Season

Stamptacular Sunday - Anything Christmas

Fun With Shapes and More - Cold As Ice

Well I hope you are all keeping well and thank you so much for stopping by today ;o)

TTFN and TFL, hugs Tara xxx

Saturday 29 October 2011

True Friendship....

Good morning folks!

I hope you're enjoying your weekend so far? Yesterday hubby and I took the day off to go out with the kids and we ended up at Cadbury World.... I will have a few pictures to show on my next post. I'm not really a chocolate lover but everybody else is.... and we really enjoyed seeing the history and workings of such a big and famous company.

Anyway, I'm here to show you a vintage topper I've made.... in pretty blues and greens this time as I do love this colour combo. I was really pleased with how the flowers turned out... made using DooHickey dies and my own rolled roses. Hopefully you can see tucked behind all the layers that I used Basic Grey Curio papers and the lovely sentiment is Tim Holtz. Everything has been sanded and distressed as always. Oh and I nearly forgot the most important thing.... this stunning image is from an Etsy shop which you can find here.... the quality of these beauties really is something else!

Here are the challenges I'm entering today:

Basic Grey - Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes

Sweet Stampin' - Anything Goes

Charisma - Anything Goes

Totally Gorjuss - I Remember

Have fun and stay happy ;o)

TTFN and TFL, hugs Tara xxx

Tuesday 25 October 2011

Once Upon A Time....

Good morning folks!

Hope you are keeping well and happy! I've managed to fit in some more crafty time and cut into these scrummy new papers from Prima which are called Printery.... they're right up my street and perfect to use with vintage projects. I printed the roses from a Joanna Sheen CD and cut them out.... the sentiment is Magnolia and there's some Tim Holtz film strip ribbon hiding in there too.... oh and the scrummy metal frame was a great find on Ebay. Of course everything has been sanded and distressed as much as possible ;o)

I have made this card topper with a number of challenges in mind:

Paper Sundaes - pick at least two choices from the following - Black, Sparkle, Flowers and Distressing (I've used Black, Flowers and Distressing).

Stampin' Sisters in Christ - incorporate time into your creation.

Crafts 4 Eternity - Use at least one metal embellishment.

Moving Along With The Times - Vintage

Our Creatice Corner - Fabulous Faces

PaperPlay - Use Black

Well that's me for today.... thanks so much for checking out my creation!

TTFN and TFL, hugs Tara xxx

Friday 21 October 2011

You Are Fabulous....

Good morning folks!

Here's a card I made which has a nice Autumnal feel.... and I think Autumn has definitely arrived now in the UK..... chilly or what?!

Over at EAC this week the theme is 'Mushrooms' and I remembered this cute Joanna Sheen stamp from the Messy Rabbit collection. The papers are My Mind's Eye and I've used various dies.... Cheery Lynn, Marianne Creatables, DooHickey. The other bits and bobs are from my stash.

I'm also entering the following challenges:

Top Tip - Layer It Up

Stamptacular Sundays - You Choose

Stampin' For The Weekend - Colours of Autumn

Paper Sundaes - Halloween or Fall

Oldie But A Goodie - Forever Autumn

Deep Ocean - Fall Colours

CES - Forever Autumn

C.R.A.F.T. - Autumn

Thanks so much for stopping by today.... have a great weekend ;o)

TTFN and TFL, hugs Tara xxx

Wednesday 12 October 2011

With All My Love.....

Good afternoon..... and happy 'hump' day!

I've made a card for the latest Paper Sundaes Challenge where the girls are asking for our favourite colour combination.... well I have many favourites really; pink and green, green and blue, pink and brown..... but I really love blue and brown together.... in fact let's make it sound more gorgeous by saying teal and chocolate in this instance!!

I've used Basic Grey papers and a Magnolia image with lots of Doo Hickey dies...... and everything has been sanded and distressed because that's the way I like it, lol!

I'm also entering the following challenges:

Craft Your Passion - A Card For Any Occasion

Crafty Cardmakers - Anything Goes

Just Magnolia - Anything Goes

One Stop - Anything Goes

Saturday Challenge - Anything Goes as Long as it Sparkles

Stamptacular Sunday - So Distressing

ABC - Anything Goes

The Emerald Faerie Garden - Punches/Dies

Tip Top Tuesday - Use Designer Paper (option of handmade flowers)

Thanks so much for stopping by today and enjoy the rest of your week ;o)

TTFN and TFL, hugs Tara xxx