Monday 25 April 2011

Spring Has Sprung.....

Good morning everyone!

I hope you're all enjoying this fabulous Easter break and scoffing lots of chocs, lol! Can you believe I don't have any Easter eggs and I'm not really that fussed about choclate full stop!!! Yes you did just read that sentence right, lol!!! Now if we're talking about a toasted hot cross bun with melted butter on that is a different matter...... YUM!!! I could eat a whole pack of them!! Not good for the diet though so I'll just have to dream about them for now ;o)

I sooooooo enjoyed making this card yesterday but I used up my very last sheets of Basic Grey's Wisteria paper, boo hoo. It's so pretty, probably my fave collection ever. In the pad the lilacs are hanging down from the top of the page, but I thought if I flipped it the lilacs would become lupins instead! I used another sweet Tilda from the latest collection and gently coloured her with Polys before adding lots of Stickles.

The foliage is made using DooHickey and Creatables dies and I added some grass with an old faithful QuicKutz die. And where would I be without the gorgeous DooHickey fence die which has been used over and over!! The sentiment is a Melissa Frances rub-on and the lilac roses were a gift.

Here are the challenges I'm entering today:

CES Challenge - Spring Colours/Image

CRAFT - Flowers

Tip Top Tuesday - Open

Stamptacular Sunday - Pile It On (5 types of die cuts, punchies)

Paper Sundaes - (at least two of) Sparkle, Pearls, Die Cuts, Yellow

Cupcake Inspirations - Picture of Cake (took inspiration from the colour combo)

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful week to come ;o)

TTFN and TFL, hugs Tara xxx

Friday 22 April 2011

Thinking Of You.....

Morning everyone and happy Good Friday to you!

Oh dear, my poor blog has been well and truly neglected again.... it's a whole week since I posted!!! Well I have been extremely busy behind the scenes but not with cardmaking.... we've just had an offer accepted on a house!!! So that'll mean a second house move in six months.... EEEEEEKKK! Anyway, I'll explain more in my next post as I've a million things to get done today and just stopped by to add my card quickly.

I decided to go vintage on this one and use one of the gorgeous images kindly supplied free by Magic Moonlight here. I used some sweet DCWV papers which I distressed heavily with scissors and ink.

One of the papers had lots of butterflies on so I cut several of them out to add as embellishments...... they work in so well with the papers that way you see.

And I'm very pleased with the floral arrangement.... lots of delish Prima flowers, leaves from Papirloftet, stunning skeleton leaves and finished off with punched stamens and brown pearls.

Here are the challenges I'm entering today:

EAC - Pearls

Flutter By Wednesday - Open

ASFOS - Let's Celebrate

Cupcake Craft Challenge - Lots Of Layers

Well thanks a million for stopping by today and have a wonderful Easter weekend..... many blessings to you all from me and from Him.

Oh and make to most of this sunshine won't you.... you do realise this is our Summer in the UK, lol!!!

TTFN and TFL, hugs Tara xxx

Friday 15 April 2011

Spring Beauty......

Good morning folks and Happy Friday..... yay, nearly the weekend already ;o)

I made a card using this sweet Magnolia image again..... defo my fave one from the latest collection..... that bunny is adorable even if he/she does look a little sad, lol!

I used more papers from the Prima Botanicals collection as I love the understated nature of them and they're gorgeous for creating a shabby chic theme. Those little stamped leaves are from a new Marianne stamp range I bought which also has some lovely floral designs. The flowers are Prima and the sentiment is Melissa Frances, plus I stamped out a Tim Holtz 'Postcard' stamp too.

I'm entering the following challenges:

Shabby Tea Room - Doilies/Lace

7 Kids - Easter/Spring

ASFOS - All Creatures Great and Small

Tip Top Tuesday - Spring Has Sprung

Magnolia-licious Colour Challenge - Pink and Green

Creative Card Crew - Spring

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend ;o)

TTFN and TFL, hugs Tara xxx

Tuesday 12 April 2011


Good morning....... it's been a while!

I've been making the most of our wonderful Spring weather and getting out and about, so there hasn't been much crafty time lately!!

Anyway, I did find time to make this card last night using new Magnolia stamps.... isn't the dog a cutie?!!

I masked Tilda and the dog with a Spring fence which I doubled up to make it longer. I do love that you can create a nice scene when you mask several images together. I coloured everything with Polys and added some Stickles for sparkle. I recently bought the Prima Botanicals paper pad and I love it..... very shabby chic and vintagey so you might be seeing it some more ;o)

Now you know how I love my handmade roses..... well I spotted Marianne Creatables had bought out some new dies to make them so the leaves and roses on this card have been made using one of them. They're so much fun to make and so easy!! Easy is good right?

I'm entering the following challenges:

Flutterby Wednesday - Open

Simon Says - Easter/Spring Colours

Crafts and Me - Glitter and Anything Goes

Creative Inspirations - Punches and Dies

Craft Your Passion - 2x2

Thanks so much for stopping by, it means so much ;o)

TTFN and TFL, hugs Tara xxx

Monday 4 April 2011

Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday!

Good morning!

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and if you were celebrating Mother's Day yesterday I hope you had lots of fun! I had a lovely time and both my kiddos bought me wonderful gifts..... and I was treated to breakfast in bed and a homecooked meal in the evening..... perfect!!

Whilst the family was hard at work making my day as relaxing as possible, I spent some quiet time in my craft room and created this card. I thought I'd use this sweet pink butterfly as it is quite metallic which fits in with the new Magnolia Down Under Challenge.

As you can see the card has quite a nice 3-d element with all the flowers I added. The papers are Prima and the fence is Magnolia DooHickey. I used another of the new Magnolia images and a gorgeous background from the new range too...... the sentiment is from the last release.

I'm also entering the following challenges:

Crafty Calendar - April Showers Bring Forth May Flowers

Allsorts - Blooming Blossoms

Saturday Challenge - Butterflies

The Corrosive Challenge - Pastel Colours

Addicted To Stamps - Happy Birthday

Paper Sundaes - Spring Blossoms

Hope your week is a good one..... thanks so much for stopping by today ;o)

TTFN and TFL, hugs Tara xxx