Saturday 29 October 2011

True Friendship....

Good morning folks!

I hope you're enjoying your weekend so far? Yesterday hubby and I took the day off to go out with the kids and we ended up at Cadbury World.... I will have a few pictures to show on my next post. I'm not really a chocolate lover but everybody else is.... and we really enjoyed seeing the history and workings of such a big and famous company.

Anyway, I'm here to show you a vintage topper I've made.... in pretty blues and greens this time as I do love this colour combo. I was really pleased with how the flowers turned out... made using DooHickey dies and my own rolled roses. Hopefully you can see tucked behind all the layers that I used Basic Grey Curio papers and the lovely sentiment is Tim Holtz. Everything has been sanded and distressed as always. Oh and I nearly forgot the most important thing.... this stunning image is from an Etsy shop which you can find here.... the quality of these beauties really is something else!

Here are the challenges I'm entering today:

Basic Grey - Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes

Sweet Stampin' - Anything Goes

Charisma - Anything Goes

Totally Gorjuss - I Remember

Have fun and stay happy ;o)

TTFN and TFL, hugs Tara xxx

Tuesday 25 October 2011

Once Upon A Time....

Good morning folks!

Hope you are keeping well and happy! I've managed to fit in some more crafty time and cut into these scrummy new papers from Prima which are called Printery.... they're right up my street and perfect to use with vintage projects. I printed the roses from a Joanna Sheen CD and cut them out.... the sentiment is Magnolia and there's some Tim Holtz film strip ribbon hiding in there too.... oh and the scrummy metal frame was a great find on Ebay. Of course everything has been sanded and distressed as much as possible ;o)

I have made this card topper with a number of challenges in mind:

Paper Sundaes - pick at least two choices from the following - Black, Sparkle, Flowers and Distressing (I've used Black, Flowers and Distressing).

Stampin' Sisters in Christ - incorporate time into your creation.

Crafts 4 Eternity - Use at least one metal embellishment.

Moving Along With The Times - Vintage

Our Creatice Corner - Fabulous Faces

PaperPlay - Use Black

Well that's me for today.... thanks so much for checking out my creation!

TTFN and TFL, hugs Tara xxx

Friday 21 October 2011

You Are Fabulous....

Good morning folks!

Here's a card I made which has a nice Autumnal feel.... and I think Autumn has definitely arrived now in the UK..... chilly or what?!

Over at EAC this week the theme is 'Mushrooms' and I remembered this cute Joanna Sheen stamp from the Messy Rabbit collection. The papers are My Mind's Eye and I've used various dies.... Cheery Lynn, Marianne Creatables, DooHickey. The other bits and bobs are from my stash.

I'm also entering the following challenges:

Top Tip - Layer It Up

Stamptacular Sundays - You Choose

Stampin' For The Weekend - Colours of Autumn

Paper Sundaes - Halloween or Fall

Oldie But A Goodie - Forever Autumn

Deep Ocean - Fall Colours

CES - Forever Autumn

C.R.A.F.T. - Autumn

Thanks so much for stopping by today.... have a great weekend ;o)

TTFN and TFL, hugs Tara xxx

Wednesday 12 October 2011

With All My Love.....

Good afternoon..... and happy 'hump' day!

I've made a card for the latest Paper Sundaes Challenge where the girls are asking for our favourite colour combination.... well I have many favourites really; pink and green, green and blue, pink and brown..... but I really love blue and brown together.... in fact let's make it sound more gorgeous by saying teal and chocolate in this instance!!

I've used Basic Grey papers and a Magnolia image with lots of Doo Hickey dies...... and everything has been sanded and distressed because that's the way I like it, lol!

I'm also entering the following challenges:

Craft Your Passion - A Card For Any Occasion

Crafty Cardmakers - Anything Goes

Just Magnolia - Anything Goes

One Stop - Anything Goes

Saturday Challenge - Anything Goes as Long as it Sparkles

Stamptacular Sunday - So Distressing

ABC - Anything Goes

The Emerald Faerie Garden - Punches/Dies

Tip Top Tuesday - Use Designer Paper (option of handmade flowers)

Thanks so much for stopping by today and enjoy the rest of your week ;o)

TTFN and TFL, hugs Tara xxx

Saturday 1 October 2011


Good afternoon!
Happy World Cardmaking Day!! Sorry for being AWOL for over a week now but I'm not sure where time has gone.... the days just seem to fly by and I suppose what with holding down a job and running the kiddos here and there, crafting time can sometimes take a backseat!!!

But here is a card I have managed to squeeze in.... I particularly enjoyed creating my flowers from the backing paper and I think this is maybe quite an underused technique. The cool blues and green tie in quite nicely with this fabulous mini Indian Summer we're having here the UK right now (today is supposed to be the hottest day on record for October).... and is one of those days that makes you feel glad to be alive ;o)

Anyway, I used Kay&Co papers, a vintage Lunagirl image and a Flora Doodle bloom on this card.....
plus a pretty paper butterfly and doily and a stunning Tim Holtz sentiment.... the outer border has been faux stitched and all edges have been Distress Inked.

Here are the challenges that fit in with my card today:

Colour Create - Lime, Aqua and White (well nearly, lol)

Cupcake Inspirations - Photo (I mainly went for green and blue but the girl in the image does have a pink bow)

Stampin' For The Weekend - What A Cutie!

Simon Says - Anything Goes

Sentimental Sundays - Step Out Of Your Comfort Zone (cut up design paper for the embellishments)

Paper Sundaes - Anything Goes

Fussy and Fancy Friday - Try A New Technique (cut up design paper for the embellishments)

Fun With Shapes And More - Shabby/Vintage

Flutter By Wednesdays - Open

Thank you soooooo much for taking the time to visit my blog today and I hope you have a fantastic weekend ;o)

TTFN and TFL, hugs Tara xxx