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


Juls said...

wow this is just stunning!! Hugs Juls

Tracey said...

This is absolutely stunning Tara!

Riet said...

what a wonderful card Tara,I love the image and your papers.
So gorgeous details.

Hugs Riet.xx

Chrissy said...

Tara, this is just beautiful, such a lovely layout and gorgeous lace...well done...beautiful.

Thanks for joining us at 'Fussy and Fancy'


Kristie W. said...

Beautiful creation! Great quote and embellishing. Thank you for playing along with Flutter By Wednesdays!

Kerry Steger said...

This is gorgeous Tara! I really love your vintage look to this card! Thanks for playing along with Colour Create this fortnight!

Danni said...

Wow!! This is stunning!! Just gorgeous! Thank you for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

Sheryl said...

Hi Tara! This card is simply lovely! Your pretty blue cut flowers are all placed perfectly. I love the butterfly and the gorgeous lace!
Thank you for joining us at Fussy and Fancy for our, "Try a new Technique" challenge!
Hugs, Sheryl

Kelly A. Clark said...

AWESOME shabby chicness! (I just made that word up, but it's the RIGHT word for what I'm trying to say!) Thanks for fluttering by at Flutter By Wednesdays!

Kate's Makes said...

Absolutely stunning, what gorgeous image, colours and embellies, love the shabby chic feel :o) Thanks for joining in our SFTW challenge, good luck! Kate x

Lisa M. (aka. Lisa @ Farm Fresh) said...

What a fabulous project for stepping “out of your comfort zone" and absolutely stunning! Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays this week! Good luck!
♥ Lisa M. SSDT