December 07, 2008

Exciting news and BG Challenge # 14.....Peace!

Hey! Sorry I've been MIA!!! I have had some busy weekends lately and that is my crafty time! Last Saturday I spent the day at a union meeting, fun wow, and yesterday I had to get snow tires on my van (just in time too, we got snow last night)!!! Doing this kinda practical thing really cuts into my stamping and cardmaking time but snow tires are a must-have, smile!

I brought some images and my Copic markers with me and sat in the coffee shop while I waited!!!! So, I did manage to use my time rather effectively and got more images coloured for all the Christmas cards I am making. I am sure that folks in the coffee shop were wondering why a grown lady was "colouring" though, he, he , he!!!

So, I have some really fabulous news to share! If you have been to the BasicGrey Challenges blog then you may have already seen that I made the DT!!!! I am so thrilled!!! The DT that Martine has assembled is rockin'...check out these fabulously talented ladies.....Chris, Rica, Kim, and Anthea ,as well as, Jo, Kristin, Martine ....Now, I don't officially start until January but I couldn't not play along.

So, here is my card!!! I know, I know, yet another Christmas card. Frankly, I am getting sick of them, so, I know you must be too! But I did use a few new Magnolia images that just miraculously arrived at my house...I wonder how that happened!? Oh, it was a little moment of weakness, lol! I just love this Tilda with the heart Christmas ornament...oh so charming, wink!!!

I stamped Tilda on Georgia Pacific paper with my Black Memento ink and coloured her with my Copics and Twinkling H2Os! I tried to tilt the top image so you can see the subtle twinkling, shimmery, effect that I get when I layer the Twinkling H2Os over my Copics. I just love the look of this and depending on what colour of H2O I use it even adds some shading and depth to the image too! I added the highlights with white acrylic paint and a touch of Stickles here and there.

I used the Floral Fantasy embossing folder as it has some hearts on it and I sanded it to make them stand out a bit more! I added the heart lock with key as the charm, a new K&Company Christmas Cheer metal snowflake brad and the white roses are from my dear blogging friend, Tara.

So, there you have it! Thanks for stopping by to have a wee look-see!


Heather said...

Hi Tara, good to have you as a new playmate, even though I have to wait until the New Year.
Love your card, especially the way you've coloured Tilda and that snowflake brad is super.
The locket and key are a great touch.
hugs Heather xx

Anki said...

Congratulations Tara! Well deserved! Your cards are always stunning! And good girl to prioritze snow tires - it's def a must! ;-) Kramisar - Anki

Kim Piggott said...

Congratulations on making the team!!!
Your ard is just adorable. I love your image and your papers and fabulous detail make it wonderful.
kim xxx

Poppy said...

Congratulations,love the card so cute,gorgeous colours.

Sharon said...

Blimey, snow tires sound very hard core! The most we get here is a crunchy frost! Lovely card Tara and huge congratulations on making the BG DT - thoroughly deserved.

Kim said...

What a beautiful card Tara! I love your creations so much!!! You do fabulous work!

I love your story of coloring in the coffee shop! I sometimes pack up my Copics and take them to school with me so when I am on break I whip them out and color away! I think people wonder what this girl is doing coloring! ha ha! I totally understand what you are saying! :)

I love that Tilda too!

Hugs~ Kim

Joey said...

Hi Tara, this is absolutely gorgeous! I love the colours.joey xx

Tara said...

I am truly delighted for you T, it's just the best news!! I can't wait to see your creations in the New Year! I didn't enter in time so I missed out, but I have the guest spot for January and February so I'm well pleased with that!
I couldn't help smiling at the thought of you being seen colouring whilst you were out, a grown woman!!!
I love your card, perfection as always and beautiful colours and layout! xx

Jo Nevill said...

Absolutely stunning Tara and many congrats. Looking forward to playing, chatting and having more fun in the new year.


Jo x

Martine said...

absolutly gorgeous hun, as always



Monica said...

Congratulations!! How exciting! Your card is gorgeous!!!

Kim Dellow said...

Oh how beautiful. This is wonderful. Kim

Chris said...

WOW Tara, your card is so beautiful and your colouring is magnificent! I must try out H2os over markers, the way you've done it is such a lovely effect, thanks for the tip. Made me laugh about colouring in the coffee shop, I would have liked to see their faces LOL! Such beautiful details in your card and your Tilda is gorgeous, I'm not surprised she was a whoops moment. Chris x

Brocéliane said...

your card is superb Tara:)love it

Brocéliane said...

oups I forgot telling you Congratulations for the Basic Grey DT:)

debby4000 said...

What fabulous news, congratulations. Not surprising this card is stunning.

Ila said...

First off...Congratulations!! your creations are Gorgeous!!...and I love your Tilda card.....she is Beautiful!!...I don't think I could get tired of seeing Xmas cards (at least not until the New Year)....only making, Ila

Nixe-Moni said...

Wow this is just so gorgeous! I love your card with the cute Tilda. Your colouring is fantastic and all the details looks great.


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