November 08, 2008

WOJ Challenge # 7 & CCT #35....Domestic whatever!!!!

Well, I combined two challenges with one card again! I used the WOJ sketch by Heather and paired it up with this week's challenge to use fairies or Angles for the CCT challenge!
This card has put me through the ringer this week!!!! I really struggled with getting all the layers just so. I stuck paper down only to rip it back up again. I did that more times than I care to count and came very close to just "throwing in the towel" he, he, he...get it! Instead I decided to walk away and come back to it a little later with a fresh perspective! That seemed to do the trick. So, in the end I think it didn't turn out too badly!

I made this card 6X6 using Coredinations cardstock and BG Urban Prairie patterned paper. I stamped Melinda the Helping Angel with Memento Tuxedo black ink on Georgia Pacific paper and coloured her in with my Copic markers and add lots of Diamond and Crystal Stickles here and there. I inked all the the edges of the pp and used Metallic rub-ons to add a little extra sparkle to the distressing. Then I ruffed up the edges of some the Coredinations cardstock with my Tim Hotlz Tonic paper distressing tool thingy.
I really like that little shot of black that the snaps added to the card. The snaps were a breeze to set with my Cropidle and I really like how they look. I think I will have to pick up some more in various colours for future use!

Well, I have a confession! I'm no domestic goddess! No, far from it, in fact! Frankly, I think domesticity is over-rated!! Now does that mean I don't clean my house!? No, of course I begrudgingly clean it but maybe not as often, as, I should, *smirk*! That is cuz I would much rather make a card, lol!!! Well, I thought my new Vintage Women, Mellisa Frances transfers would make for a great sentiment for this card!

So, who wouldn't like to have Melinda the Helping angle magically appear and do the dishes or fold the laundry!? I know I would! Now, I just wonder if she can clean up my scrapbooking room for me too? It is totally wrote-off after making this card, lol!!


Now, I received this fabulous award from the lovely and talented, Mrs. Wonka! Thanks so much Mrs.W!!!! You should go check out her blog it is yum-o!!! She just might share some of her chocolaty goodness with you too, smile!

Here are the rules!

1. The winner may put the logo on their blog.
2. Put a link to the person who sent you the award.
3. Nominate 5 blogs.
4. Put links to their blogs.
5. Leave a message for your nominees.

I would like to pass this award on to 5 fabulous ladies who have made the last couple of weeks very special for me!!!!!

Martine....the bearer of some very exciting news this week X2 Thanks so much, Hun!

Jo....has been so helpful, kind and supportive...thanks for the kind comments very good "pretend stamping friend" RAKed me with a parcel just chalked full of fabulous images, flowers, ribbon, stamps, etc. etc. Thanks so was so kind and thoughtful!!!!

Rhonda...Thanks for the lovely RAK! Again, just full of beautiful goodies and images and for the kind comments!!! so kind to leave lovely comments on my blog and I have loved visiting her blog as she is so talented and generous to share fab tips with all of us too!

Thanks for stopping by and having a wee look-see!!!!



Andrea, said...

Oh this is fab, I love the colours and your colouring is perfect. Thanks for joining in the CCT challenge

Kelly Schelske said...

Fabulous card Tara!! Love the image and your coloring is wonderful!! Pretty colors, great job:-) Kelly

Rach said...

I think that your card is wonderful Tara! your hard work paid off, great use of colours and melinda is beautifully coloured. congratulations on your award, so well deserved. Hugs rachxx

Kim Piggott said...

Awesome card!
love your colouring and your layering looks fabulous.
Congrats on your award totally deserved.
kim x

Unknown said...

This is stunning, Tara!!!!
Lovely and great colours.
your colouring it perfectly.
Hugs, mumur

Poppy said...

love the card,colours are gorgeous.

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card, wonderful image and fab colours and papers.

Michele said...

This is just so gorgeous Tara. What perfect colouring a layout.


Chris said...

Hi Tara, and WOW such a great card and such a fun post! I need a little Melissa Helper here because I'm the same as you LOL! Superb colouring of the image, papers and embellisments, I think I need to get a lesson from you on how to set snaps, my cropodile big bite is gathering dust, I just can't get the hang of it!! I'm so glad you got this great award from Mrs. W, it's so well deserved, your blog is wonderful, you always make me smile with you posts and of course you make such fantastic eye candy LOL. Thank you so much for passing it on to me and for your beautiful words, you made my week! Hope you're having a great weekend. Hugs, Chris

Tara said...

Firstly, thanks so much for the award, very warmly received!
Your card is a beauty and I love the image. I struggled with the layers on mine too, quite a few to deal with. I so adore the sentiment, that's my thought every time I'm faced with housework building up...... and to think, I used to be so houseproud when I first got married!! xx

Becca said...

Wonderful card Tara> There is a new Meet-Up group for scrapbooking and card making up the street from me. I will send the details to you.

Love the blog and David Archuletta lil DD (aka: Tink) is in love with him LOL>

Jo Nevill said...

Thank you Tara, very kind of you. I also have a little something on my blog for you !

Jo x

Mephisto said...

Fab Work. The Card is so sweet!


Donalda said...

Oh this is just gorgeous dear. I just love how you have colored Melinda dear. Thanks for joining us this week at WOJ

Tab said...

oooh, I'm liking this little beauty of a card a lot Tara! The colours are just to die for, really they are.:0)
Tab xxx

Michele Roos said...

Gorgeous card. Love the image and the colouring is amazing. Michele x

Kathy said...

Beautiful card!! Love that paper and the colors are so pretty!! Your interpretation of the sketch is gorgeous!! :)Kathy

Heather Huggins said...

Stunning!! Love the colors!!!Thanks for tring my sketch this week...

Nixe-Moni said...

OMG what a gorgeous card. I love the colours and how you´ve coloured the cute image. Great job!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Tara, I like the distressed look on this card and of course, your colouring is just awesome.....such pretty colours.
Carole :-)


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