Saturday 22 January 2011

Basic Grey Challenge 36 - Flower Power......

Good morning everyone!

Welcome to a new challenge over at Basic Grey where we have the theme of Flower Power this week.... nice and easy right? And we are still continuing with our Design Team call for the next fortnight too, so hopefully this week's challenge will encourage you to apply! We're having so much fun looking at all the entries so far and it's going to be an impossible task choosing from the vast array of talent!!

I guess my card is more simple than those I've made already this week...... I did manage to hold back on the embellies a touch this time, lol! My papers are from the gorgeous Wisteria range and sadly I'm running low now, but I love the soft, muted tones of these particular papers I've chosen.

I tried to make it look like Tilda was running through a bed of flowers and maybe catching some from a branch above? And the sweet sentiments are from a Melissa Frances rub-on sheet.

Well that's all from me.... I hope you'll hop over and see what my lovely teamies have created for our challenge today and have fun getting floral!

I'm off to paint the bathroom now, groan..... I don't like decorating but I want to get it done as a surprise for my hubby whilst he's out at work ;o) There will be a reward for me at the end of the day though as we're off on a night out with a group of friends to celebrate a couple of birthdays..... a few drinks to begin with and then a Chinese banquet to finish the night off in style ;o)

Toodles for now and have a fab weekend!

TTFN and TFL, hugs Tara xxx

Friday 21 January 2011

Nature-Loving Tilda.......

Hello again!

Happy Friday to you all..... I don't know about anyone else but I'm really looking forward to the weekend! I find it so hard to get up for work when it's dark and I so enjoy a little lie in on a Saturday and Sunday!! Years ago when I lived with my parents I would think nothing of staying in bed most of the morning, but nowadays just an extra hour does the trick and makes me feel like I've had a real treat!

Anyway, I've been waffling on so I'll get back to the task in hand, lol! Firstly I just want to thank everyone who has stopped by to leave me such sweet comments on my return to blogland..... you have made me feel so at home again!

Here is....... yep you guessed it..... another card topper! I've used the delightful circus Tilda and scrummy papers from Basic Grey's Curio collection.

In the close up of my embellies you'll see I went to town with butterflies, flowers and pins galore!

And I also used a Cuttlebug Embossing Folder to create the distressed branch upon which Miss Tilda is delicately perched. The sentiment is one of WOJ's Christmas releases but it works all year round if you cover up the little candy canes.... which I did here with little heart gems ;o)

My topper is available now to buy on EBAY along with one or two others as seen in my previous posts!

I'm entering this creation into the following challenges:

7 Kids College Fund - Challenge Yourself! (I don't feel comfortable embossing as much as I used to)

Totally Papercrafts - Add A Heart

Well have a lovely weekend and hope it's a creative one!!

TTFN and TFL, hugs Tara xxx

Wednesday 19 January 2011

Loving Wishes From Tilda's Window.....

Good morning Peeps!

I'm back again already..... certainly got the creative bug running through my veins again, lol! So I've made another topper and this time I've inked up my gorgeous new window stamp from the new Magnolia collection, I love it!!!

I think I've gone all summery and used one of my fave colour combos of pink, green and brown, along with lots of hearts, butterflies and flowers.

I've used Papermania papers and Prima flowers, plus a sweet little Martha Stewart heart punch. The banner and sentiment are from Magnolia.

I thought I'd do a slanted shot to show you how 3-D this topper is.......

As with my previous post this topper is now available on EBAY!

I'm entering the following challenges:

Just Magnolia - My Favourite Things

Truly Scrumptious - Pink, Brown and Green

Simon Says Stamp - BINGO (Punch/Die Cuts, Flowers, Gems)

Thanks so much for taking a look today and have a lovely afternoon!

TTFN and TFL, hugs Tara xxx

Tuesday 18 January 2011

Sugar Nellie Daisy in Blue and Green......


I'm back in Blogland and I've really missed you all! I have now moved house and thankfully settled in really well, but I've been without internet connection for a while! I am lucky enough to have my own craft room now which is really exciting and I have been busy making stuff for a few days and have really enjoyed getting creative again, so hopefully my blog won't look neglected for much longer ;o)

I've made a card topper using this gorgeous Sugar Nellie Daisy stamp which is one of my all time faves and my papers are from Basic Grey's brand new Marjolaine collection, along with some gorgeous element stickers.

I'm going to enter this creation into this week's ASFOS Challenge as I notice they have a theme of 'Blue and Green'..... perfect!

In case you might be interested this topper is now for sale here on EBAY!

Thank you sooooooo much for stopping by today and have a lovely evening ;o) I look forward to visiting all your blogs for a catch up in the next few days!!

TTFN and TFL, hugs Tara xxxxx