Tuesday 30 November 2010

There Can Be Miracles........

Good afternoon peeps!

I'm just flying on here to post another card quickly...... I tried to make a Christmas card without the traditional colours or embellies...... hence all the pink flowers, lol! Thankfully, this gorgeous Christmas Angel Tilda ensures that it will pass for the festive season!

Tilda's got a black hairdo for a change..... I always think I'll do a bad job colouring her hair this colour but actually it hasn't worked out too bad I think!

I've used Webster's Pages papers, Prima flowers and Sizzix die cuts for this card and the sentiment is computer generated.

Here are the challenges I'm entering:

Tip Top Tuesday - Anything Goes

Charisma - One For The Girls

Tuesday Throwdown - Embellish It

Let's Get Shabby - Christmas Song

Thanks so much for stopping by...... hugs Tara xxx

Sunday 28 November 2010

Basic Grey Week 34 - A Recipe.......

Hiya folks!

I'm late with my Basic Grey DT card, oooops! I shoud have uploaded it yesterday but better late than never!!! Just not enough hours in the day at the minute!

Anyhow, this week we have a recipe for you as follows:

4 Different Types of Embellishments
(You can have as many of each type as you wish, as long as there are 4 different kinds, for example Ribbon, Pearls, Flowers, Charms etc etc)

3 Different Patterned Papers
(You can have as many plain matting papers as you wish, just as long as there are 3 patterned papers)

1-2 Images and/or 1-2 Sentiments
(You can choose to have up to 2 in either of these, or even both if you wish)

I'm sure you'll have lots of fun with this one and I just know you'll find all the inspiration you need when you check out the creations my teamies have come up with..... GORGEOUS!!!

So for my card I used papers from the Olivia and Kraft ranges. There are three papers; the checked, the spotted and the Kraft. My four embellies are die cuts, brads, ribbons and gems. And I used one Magnolia image plus the Northpole sentiment...... I'm not counting BRRR as a sentiment because I can file that one under die cuts, hee hee!

I'm also entering the following challenges with my card:

Totally Papercrafts - Untraditional Christmas

ABC Challenge - Ice and Snow

Stampin' For The Weekend - Winter

Pile It On - Winter Means.....

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by today ;o)

TTFN and TFL, hugs Tara xxx

Friday 26 November 2010

Sledding Hill.........

Good morning everyone!

Well I'm managing to sneak in a couple more Christmas cards before I get swamped by the big move..... still not really started the bulk of the packing yet but I have been doing lots of clearing out and even managed to go through my craft stash last night! It always feels nice when you've had a good tidy up!!

I made my card using another gorgeous image from Magic Moonlight as I just love this little boy and girl sledging in the snow! And doesn't that Melissa Frances sentiment just work so perfectly?!

The papers are from the Memory Box Gossamer collection and the flowers and leaves are mostly Papirloftet. Do you like the cute procession of reindeer? I used a QuicKutz die to cut them out and tried to create an impression of them prancing across my card.

I'm entering these challenges:

ASFOS - Anything Goes

Crafts and Me - Dreaming of a White Christmas

Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge - Christmas With No Red and Green

Magical Monday - Let It Snow

Simon Says - Let It Snow

Well enjoy your day and have a wonderful weekend...... wrap up and keep warm won't you?!

TTFN and TFL, hugs Tara xxx

Thursday 25 November 2010

'Happy Thanksgiving' to all our lovely American blogging friends!

Wishing everyone a wonderful time!!!

Hugs Tara xxx

Tuesday 23 November 2010

Made With Love....... A Gift From The Heart

Good morning folks!

Here are a couple of vintage toppers I've made for this week's Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge...... the brief is to use your Distress Inks. This is the first time I've entered the challenge and I have to say the DT girls do an amazing job with their creations each week!

I've used Distress Inks in the simplest way really, to give definition to all the edges. And you might also be able to pick up that I stamped around the images using the inks along with Stempleglede's Grunge stampset.

I'm also entering these challenges:

CES - Lovely Lace

Let's Ink It Up - Recycle (book pages)

Well this is a bit of a flying post as I have to dash to work now...... I hope you have a creative day and thanks so much for stopping by ;o)

TTFN and TFL, hugs Tara xxx

Thursday 18 November 2010

Children Are A Poor Man's Wealth...........

Good morning folks!

Here is a card I quickly made this week for my friend's daughter - and it is certainly far removed from all the rich Autumn colours and sparkly Winter themes which are in abundance through blogland at the minute.

I picked up this sweet little S.W.A.L.K. stamp from the Crafter's Companion stall at the NEC this month and she really was a dream to colour! I went for the fresh green and blue colour combo as I thought it would be nice for a young girl. And lucky for me it fits in perfectly with the new challenge over at Colour Create, where the colours are Robin Egg Blue, Sea Foam Green and Cream.

I'm also entering my card into this week's Crafty Purple Frog Challenge where the theme is flowers.

Toodles for now ;o)

TTFN and TFL, hugs Tara xxx

Tuesday 16 November 2010

Joy To The World....... Basic Grey DT

Good morning everyone!

I am soooooo late posting my DT card, ooooooops! Just so busy with all the prep for moving house and I haven't found time for crafting or blogging ;o(

Anyway, welcome to another Basic Grey Challenge where we have a fun theme for you this week...... please use wings somewhere on your creation. You could go along the nature route with butterflies and other insects, or you could think about Christmas with maybe an angel theme. Lots of the new Tilda stamps from Magnolia have wings so I decided to use this sweet sitting Tilda for my card. And do you like this gorgeous window she's sitting against? I got the stamp from the NEC last weekend and its by Molly Blooms.

I've used Basic Grey Jovial papers on this project and added a Martha Stewart punched edge to the border. The leaves are Sizzix amd the berries and feathers are from my stash. My lovely matey Annika kindly sent me the WOJ sentiments and that fantastic sparkly snowflake!

I'm going to enter my card into the following challenges:

ASFOS - Distressing

Crafty Calendar - Winter Snowflakes

ABC - H is for Holidays

Crafts and Me - Glitter

I might go quiet again now for a bit, but I am okay....... just a very busy bee, lol!

Take care and thanks so much for stopping by ;o)

TTFN and TFL, hugs Tara xxx

Tuesday 9 November 2010

My NEC Shopping Spree.......

Hiya folks!

Sorry I haven't been around for a few days but I've sold my house and things have been truly hectic...... I now have just four weeks to prepare as the sale is going through very quickly and it looks like we'll be moving on December 10th!!!!! So when do I fit in Christmas, lol?!

Also, I've had a busy weekend as I spent Saturday at the NEC and Sunday recovering! It was just the best day on Saturday and meeting up with my blogging pals was PERFECT!! I love to have a good chat and a catch up and it makes the day so special...... sending big thanks and hugs to Jo, Chris, Kim, Heather, Kim and Tab for an amazing day! And I had the great pleasure of meeting Mina and Dena too and they were both such lovely ladies..... Mina you have a dirty laugh girl and Dena you have an such an infectious zest for life.... I hope it won't be the last time we meet!

I was also lucky enough to bump into Marlene, Jacqui, Bev, Lou and Andie...... hello ladies, it was lovely to see you ;o) Have I missed anyone out? I really hope not!!

So the pictures you can see are the stash I bought on the day..... lots of yummy things I wanted and a few extras I saw too! I managed to pick up a daylight lamp for £25 which I thought was an absolute bargain!!

Not sure how much of this new stash I'll be able to use now because the house sale might just take over my life a tad..... but it'll all be waiting for me again when I'm sorted ;o) I do have a couple of weeks before things get really mad so maybe you will see one or two more creations before then.

Must dash now...... take care and enjoy your evening!

TTFN and TFL, hugs Tara xxx

Wednesday 3 November 2010

Hanglar You're Sweet........

Good morning everyone!

Hope you are all feeling good today!! I've based this card on the wonderful sketch provided by the lovely Claudia over at Friday Sketchers this week. I really enjoyed adding all the layers and I do believe that, for once, my end result actually resembles the sketch I started out with, lol!

I've been meaning to ink up this sweet Hanglar image for a while now and pop her on the plant pot...... lots of colouring involved though!! I've coloured her with Prismas and also stickled her wings. I don't very often do black hair but I think it quite suits her!

I've punched out some EK Success small retro flowers and some Martha Stewart leaves, plus I've added some fancy metal corners which were sent in a RAK from my dear friend Heather..... see you Saturday at the NEC matey (excited wink)! I've also stamped lots of faux stitching around various edges as I do love the effect and its much easier than trying to sew (well for me anyway)!!

I think this card could be given to someone for Christmas because of the colours..... these gorgeous papers are Mermory Box. Or it might be nice as a birthday card for someone celebrating around the festive time maybe!

I'm also entering the following challenges:

Lovely hAnglar Only - Punched Out

Crafty Cardmakers - Stitching

E-A-C - Untraditional Christmas

Can I just finish by saying a huge thank you to everyone who visits my blog and especially those lovely peeps who leave regular comments..... I love ya!! And I'm really sorry for being so PANTS at commenting lately myself..... I'm blaming my job for that as there are never enough hours left in the day when I get home!!!

TTFN and TFL, hugs Tara xxx

Monday 1 November 2010

A Hundred Hearts Would Be Too Few......

Good morning everyone!

I apologise if you're getting a bit fed up with seeing my 'scene' cards and also lots of appearances by Tilda and Webster's Pages papers, but I'm stuck in a bit of a groove with them at the moment and can't get out, lol!

I spotted that the latest Bunny Zoe's Monthly Challenge has a theme of 'Autumn Love' this month so I built my card around this theme. You can hopefully see the little sentiment I added by cutting out some of the design paper...... 'A Hundred Hearts Would Be Too Few To Carry All My Love For You'...... and I thought that as Tilda is carrying a bundle that worked really well!

I've also added lots of mini butterflies to my card so hopefully that qualifies me for the latest Stamp With Fun Challenge which has the theme of 'All That Can Fly'. And this month's challenge over at Crafty Calendar is 'Autumn Birthdays' so I'm entering my card there too. Finally, the 7 Kids College Fund have a 'Birthday' theme for their latest challenge so I'm also having a go at that one.

Other supplies I've used on my card are: Martha Stewart fence punch, QuicKutz grass die, Tim Holtz Sizzix tree die and Martha Stewart leaf punch.

Thanks so much for stopping by today, your time is really appreciated...... have a fun day!!

TTFN and TFL, hugs Tara xxx

UPDATE: I just spotted another perfect challenge for my card ;o) Copic Creations have a theme of 'brown and/or make a scene'..... well I've definitely created a scene on my card and although I don't usually use Copics for my images, I have coloured the tree with a couple of brown Copic pens so hopefully that counts ;o)