Monday 28 February 2011

Loving Wishes......

Good morning folks!

Here's a card I made for my friend's daughter using one of the brand new Sarah Kay images now available..... isn't she gorgeous?! I do love Sarah Kay!!

I've used Basic Grey Marjolaine papers and Magnolia DooHickey dies, plus some of my trusty green vine leaves.

I'm entering the following challenges with this card:

One Stop - Spring Flowers

Sweet Stampin' - Oh So Girlie

Thanks so much for looking and have a fab day!

TTFN and TFL, hugs Tara xxx

Friday 25 February 2011


Good morning folks!

Boy I'm on a roll this week, you can tell I have some time off work...... here I am back with another creation! This time I've gone vintage for the Simon Says Challenge which is Coffee and Cream...... such a lovely colour combo and it just felt right to go with this Stempleglede beauty. I've decided to enter the DT call as I love the challenge and the girls on the team are all so nice.... one or two are already on the Basic Grey team with me ;o)

I used a mix of papers on this one.... Basic Grey Archaic and Papermania V&A mainly. The flowers and leaves are Prima and the Amore rub-on is by Melissa Frances. The rest of the items are bits and bobs from my stash.

I'm entering the following challenges with this creation:

CES Challenge - Spots and Stripes

Stamptacular Sunday - SOS (SomeOne Special)

Creative Inspirations Challenge - Distress

Creative Inspirations - Stripes

This topper is currently for sale on EBay here.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and enjoy the start to your weekend ;o)

TTFN and TFL, hugs Tara xxx

Thursday 24 February 2011

For My Friend.....

Good morning everyone!

What a beautiful day it is in my part of the world today, YIPPEE!!! I've got a line full of washing blowing in the breeze.... there's something very satisfying about that....... LOL! Saddo I know!! I have the next two days off work and I'm just pottering and chilling.... off to make a card after lunch.... if only life could be like this always......

Anyway, I made a card using the sketch over at EAC this week.... it's a real beauty and I'm so pleased with how this one worked out ;o) And when I saw that LOTV are asking us to use circles I knew I had to play with this little cutie!!

Because I chose the sentiment 'For My Friend' I thought I'd better introduce a little companion for the little fairy girl and decided that this sweet Magnolia snail would be perfect!

I used Basic Grey Porcelain papers and Magnolia DooHickey dies, plus those yummy Cuttlebug swirly corners.

I'd also like to enter the following challenges:

Colour Create - Pick Three Fruity Colours (Watermelon Pink, Kiwi and Coconut)

Creative Card Crew - Fantasy

Oldie But A Goodie - Spring Is In The Air

I'm selling this topper on Ebay just here.

Thanks so much for your visit ;o)

TTFN and TFL, hugs Tara xxx

Wednesday 23 February 2011

Loves Me.. Loves Me Not.. Loves Me..

Good morning and happy hump day!

I'm enjoying sifting through some of my older Magnolia stamps and when I found this little cutie I just couldn't resist inking her up again! And I'm really enjoying combining stamps too so I decided that the Magnolia Tree would work really nicely.

I chose to work with Basic Grey Lemonade papers on this occasion and even paper pieced some hearts with the checked design. The little white flowers are Prima and the leaves are from a Martha Stewart punch..... and you'll also spot the DooHickey Fence again, I just love it! Oh and I also punched a little Martha Stewart butterfly which is lurking amongst the leaves.

You might just notice that I glittered Tilda a wee bit, lol! Those wings were just crying out for some fairy dust you see!!

I'm entering the following challenges with this topper:

Crafty Creations - At The Bottom Of My Garden..... Lives!

MDUC - Distressing

Crafty Cardmakers - Fairies + at least two punches

Dutch Dare - Sparkle, Glitter, Bling

PaperPlay - Add Shine

Pile It On - Childhood Dreams

This topper is now available to buy on EBay right here.

Thanks for stopping by today and have a good one!!!

TTFN and TFL, hugs Tara xxx

Sunday 20 February 2011

Some Bunny Loves You!

Good morning folks!

I thought I'd have a bit of fun with this week's Just Magnolia Challenge which is 'Love You'..... as I was sifting through some of my earlier Magnolia stamps I came across this sweet bunny which made me smile....... I pondered how I could make her fit in with the theme and came up with the sentiment 'Some Bunny Loves You!' which I then printed out on the computer...... so I guess now I have my first Easter card ready, lol!

This is actually a topper rather than a card and I've used the following items...... Basic Grey 'Green At Heart' papers, DooHickey Fence die, Creatables leaves, Martha Stewart Hydrangea punched flowers and liquid pearls.

I'm also entering this creation into the Marianne Design Challenge where the theme is Spring.

This topper is currently for sale on EBAY along with a few of my other recent creations if you're interested ;o)

Thanks so much for stopping by for a peek today!

TTFN and TFL, hugs Tara xxx

Saturday 19 February 2011

Basic Grey Week 38 - Heather's Sketch.....

Good morning everyone and welcome to another Basic Grey Challenge! We had a bumper fortnight with our 'hearts' challenge so a huge thank you to everyone that took the time to enter the last challenge!

This week we are welcoming lots of new teamies to the fold after having a really successful DT call, so I hope you'll be able to hop over and check out their amazing talent!! And the lovely Heather has provided us with a beautiful sketch to play with so dig out all your Basic Grey goodies and join in the fun!

For my card this week I dug out an old paper pad called Stella Ruby which is full of vibrant, floral designs. And I chose a sweet little Penny Black image as my centrepiece which was nice and easy to colour! I cut out part of the design paper to create the tumbling flowers and added a few punched leaves. And the tied raffia gives it a nice country feel I think.

I'm entering the following challenges with my card:

Allsorts - Inspired by Nature

Charisma - Spring Has Sprung

Crafts and Me - Spread Your Wings

Creative Card Crew - Friendship

Let's Ink It Up - Romance

I'm off to get my son ready for cricket nets now so I'll catch you later........ have a fun weekend!

TTFN and TFL, hugs Tara xxx

Wednesday 16 February 2011

Tilda's Happiness......

Good morning folks!

I hope you're all having a good week so far? Here is a card I made using an older Tilda stamp and it made me realise how much Magnolia have changed their images over time. They're definitely bigger now and the face shape has changed so much, but I really like the innocence of this sweet image so much!

I used Papermania V&A papers and Martha Stewart punches for the flowers and leaves. That gorgeous coffee coloured trim was from my local haberdashery shop and was very expensive.... over a fiver for a metre so I only bought 1/4 of a metre and need to use it sparingly.... although something tells me I'll be back there to buy more, lol!

I'm entering the following challenges:

Paper Sundaes - Toppings (Flowers, Distressing, Pink)

Magnolia Stamp Lovers - Pastels

Bunny Zoes - Spring.... Flowers Everywhere!

7 Kids - Square

ABC - Old Fashioned (this Tilda compared to the new ones)

The Play Date Cafe - Pink, Beige

Have a lovely day and thanks so much for stopping by ;o)

TTFN and TFL, hugs Tara xxx

Saturday 12 February 2011

SWALK Release..... A Little Kiss......

Morning folks!

Happy Weekend!! I'm here to show you one of the gorgeous new SWALK stamp releases from Crafter's Companion...... warning, these are seriously cute!!! If you have time this morning you might want to watch the launch show on Create and Craft TV too..... then you can see the complete range.

For my card I chose to go with a more simple style than I usual create as I really think the image steals the show and needs the limelight! This one would be perfect for Valentine, Anniversary, Engagement, etc and these little beauties are a dream to colour!

The backing papers are from one of the earlier SWALK CD releases and you can find everything from each range on the website now.

I'm entering the following challenges with this card:

The Crafty Pad - Love is in the Air
Cutie Sunday - Hearts
Creative Stamp Friends - Valentine
Stamp With Fun - Love
Double Dutch - Love is in the Air
Creative Card Crew - For a Loved One
Papertake Weekly - Have a Heart
EAC - Valentine
ASFOS - Let's See Some Love

Have a lovely weekend and take care ;o)

TTFN and TFL, hugs Tara xxx

Wednesday 9 February 2011

Vintage Made With Love.....

Good morning everyone!

Here is a card topper I made last night using an older image. I'm happy with the way it turned out for three reasons...... I love the vintage look..... I adore my new Creatables leaves...... and I think this Basic Grey Curio paper is totally divine!!!

I had fun ripping and distressing the paper edges and I really think I suit this style best ;o) The flowers were cut from an EK Success punch and I squeezed the petals for more definition. I also scrunched up my image a little so the creases are meant to be there, lol!

I'd like to enter these challenges:

Waltzingmouse Sketch - Sketch (flipped one quarter anti-clockwise)

Totally Papercrafts - Friendship

Sweet Stampin' - Spring Flowers

Crafty Creations - Three Little Words

Well that's me...... I have a day off today so I'm getting the food shopping out of the way earlier, then I'll have some inky time hopefully, YAY!

TTFN and TFL, hugs Tara xxx

Saturday 5 February 2011

Basic Grey Week 37 - All Heart......

Good morning folks and welcome to another Basic Grey Challenge where we have a theme of hearts for you this time around. That should be a nice easy one with Valentine's Day approaching!! You'll see that the DT call has now closed and hopefully it won't be too long before we announce the winners.... good luck to everyone who entered!

For my card I chose to work with one of the new Tilda releases from Magnolia and the gorgeous Bittersweet papers from Basic Grey..... and I recently bought a few sheets of element stickers which work so beautifully with the papers and you can see I've used some of them here...... makes a nice change from flowers sometimes!

Tilda has been glittered and I've added Liquid Pearls to make a pretty border..... that's about it really...... hearts galore on this one,lol!

I'm also entering the following challenges:

7 Kids - I Heart You

Colour Q - Poppy Parade, Cameo Coral, Blushing Bride, Early Espresso, Vanilla

Craft Your Days Away - Love

Let's Ink It Up - Anything Goes

Magnolia Stamp Lovers - Glitter

Paper Sundaes - Valentine

Raise The Bar - Hearts

Simon Says Stamp - Love Is In The Air

Crafty Calendar - Love

Have a fab weekend and take care ;o)

TTFN and TFL, hugs Tara xxx

Wednesday 2 February 2011

Vintage You're Sweet.....

Good morning folks!

I can't believe it's so long since I posted a card!!! I've been so busy with the changes in my life and work that my crafting time has been seriously restricted!

Anyway, I did manage to put this card together for a work colleague who has a birthday at the end of the week. I've used a giant scalloped 8x8 card and mounted a topper made using Memory Box papers and a Magic Moonlight image. The swirls are Tim Holtz, the flowers are Prima and the leaves, butterflies and heart border are Martha Stewart.

I'll be back later to add some challenges to this card, but I'm running late this morning (as always) so I really must dash and I'll see you all later on.....

Have a great day ;o)

TTFN and TFL, hugs Tara xxx