Wednesday, 25 February 2009

A card for Julie's Blog Candy!

I noticed yesterday that Julie is giving away some yummy candy to celebrate her first year of blogging and has set a card challenge for us all. How fast time flies Julie, well done for passing the first year milestone - you have the most amazing blog and your cards have inspired me on many occasions!

To be in with the chance of winning the candy, here are the details of Julie's mini challenge in her own words:

All you have to do to be in with a chance to win is make an elegant card that includes a flower you made yourself. I've asked my crafty but non cardmaking friend Teresa to judge the entries. The deadline for entering is Saturday 7 March. To make it easy for her to see your entry please put it in a post by itself and add a link directly to the post not just to your blog. Will mail anywhere so you don't need to be in the UK to enter. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with.

Well I couldn't resist this one as I am flower mad and I jump at making anything with a spring theme at the moment so daisies came to mind. This is a little bit different from my normal style but then different is good right? And I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed creating this one. I used a scrap of paper from the Paper Adventures range as it had tiny daisies on it. For the flower I created my own petal templates in two sizes and then drew round them and cut them out several times. I embossed the larger petals with the Swiss Dots folder and the smaller petals with the Leaves folder, then I chalked the edges with shimmer chalks. For the centrepiece I cut out flowers with my new Woodware punches in two sizes and then drew in a stamen with a pink gel pen, adding tiny pink pearls to the ends. The leaves behind the flower were made using my trusty Sizzix leaf die, I hope this never breaks as I really would feel lost without it! Finally, I stamped out the little butterfly from my See D's 'Cute as a Bug' set and added the lemon colour with my ProMarkers.

Sentiment - Studio G
Butterfly - See D's
Papers - Paper Adventure
Punch - Woodware
Die - Sizzix Leaves
Embossing - Cuttlebug Swiss Dots and Leaves
Chalks - Dovecraft
Colouring - ProMarkers
Embellishments - Pearls and Brads from my stash

Phew! Sorry for waffling on about this one but I thought you might have wondered what I did to create the flower. This was a great idea for a challenge Julie, thanks.

Hope you have all had a nice day? Mine was sweet as I had a rather nice delivery of some rather Gorjuss stamps today!!!

TTFN and TFL xxx


Ila said...

Your card is Gorgeous ...and the flower is Beautiful!!...Hugs, Ila

Pink Dandelion said...

Wow this card is gorgeous Tara, well worth all the hard work that went into it. Debs x

Georgia said...

Ace card Mum! It's nice to have something a bit different and it looks so professional! I love it!

Kim Piggott said...

Tara this is just so beautiful!
Love your embossing and your colours are so pretty!
kim x

Ruth said...

Hi Tara, this is fantastic...I don't stand a chance now!!! Ruth x

Julie said...

Wow Tara your card is fantastic, a really work of art and I love it. I shan't have any influence over who wins but I do wish you luck.

Riet said...

woww Tara,what a beautiful card,l love the colours.

hugs Riet.xx

Heather said...

That is absolutely gorgeous, my love.
I'm still thinking about it - great sigh!!!
Tried to leave messages yesterday but your word verification wouldn't let me.
hugs Heather xx

Jo Nevill said...

Oh my good golly - I'm sure I've visited the wrong blog ! No, I shouldn't have said that 'cause your makes are always stunning but this, well, its more than stunning ! If you hadn't already made it I would say they need to reserve you a spot on Inspirational ! This is totally awesome as they say and I wish you all the luck in the World in the draw.

Love it, love it, love it !


Jo x

Helen said...

Fabulous card! That flower is incredible!
Helen x

Bev said...

Absolutley fantastic!! Tara you are so clever, that flower is amazing and if I was the judge you sure would be the winner lol

hugs Bev x

Dawn♥ said...

Wow beautiful card. Love the pretty flower! ♥

The Crafty Blonde said...

WOW this is just gorgoeus well done. Dont know how anyone would be able to compete with that.
Lyndsey xx

Sparkle and Flourish said...

I was going to enter but I'm not going to now!!! Your flower is tooooooooooooo good! it is stunning, fabulous gorgeous etc etc
Judy xx

retiredheather said...

What an absolutely fantastic card. I love it. So very crafty.

Dawn Wheeler said...

Gorgeous card ,love the embossing detail ,stunning ,hugs Dawnxxx

Rach said...

wow Tara, what a fantastic flower, you are so creative. I wouldn't have had a clue as where to start!
Thank you for sharing how you made it hun.
oh and enjoy your new

Andrea, said...

Gorgeous card Tara, the flower is stunning. have a good evening

Lexxie said...

I think this has to be one of the most spectacular cards I have ever seen-OMW the flower is a show stopper, really really beautiful. I love the large floral punch you've used, something else to add to my wishlist now lol,
Love Sarita xx

Kathleen said...

Lovely card Tara - as always!!
Good luck with the blog candy!
PS There's a little something for you over on my blog!

Nikki Fairbairn said...

Gorgeous card Tara, the flower is so pretty and i love the colour scheme. Hugs Nikki x

Christine said...

Whtas not to like about this creation simply stunning.

Christine xx

ps. big congrats on winning candy over on Jaqcis blog.

Lesley said...

oohh wow this is stunning...luv n hugs Lesley xxx

cats whiskers said...

This is truly mind blowing dear, what a fabulous flower and all made by you it is just so stunning and I am in awe of your talent
Hugs Jacqui x

Laura (Faerielore) said...

wow tara this card is stunning i love how you have made your flower it is gorgeous xxxx

Julie said...

That flower is to die for! I've been meaning to ask you who made your leaf die, so I can hunt it down now! Good luck with your entry! Juliex

Sue said...

Wow Tara, this this is fantastic, well done you drawing your own petals, I wouldn't even attempt it, they wouldn't have looked like petals at all. The colours are so fresh and spring like. Love it, you would be a very worthy winner.x

Caroljenks said...

Hi Tara, This is stunning - the flower is fantastic, and the colours you've used are gorgeous. LOVE IT!
Carol x

Jackie said...
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Jackie said...

Gorgeous card, great flower :o)
Jackie xx

seagirl said...

This is gorgeous, beautiful card!!! Fantastic idea, like allways. Hugs, Beata