January 24, 2009

BasicGrey Challenges # 19.....Home is where...!

Well, I can honestly say I am not at all domestic, lol!!!! Cooking is not my strong suit! Nope, I'm no Betty Crocker and Martha, has nothing to worry about from this girl, that is for sure!!! Although, I might not like to actually cook, I do love to watch my cooking shows and I am totally keen on learning all the fun culinary terminology. Oh, I can tell you how to chiffonade some Basil, or what a mother sauce is...but don't ask me to actually do it or make one, lol!!!! One thing that is very important in cooking up something YUM-O is following a recipe! Well, the only kind of recipe that I'm interested in following is a crafty one, smile!!!

So, I was ready to dig in when I saw that this week's challenge over at the BasicGrey Challenges blog is to.......

"...... follow a recipe, you can of course add more embellishments etc to your creations but please make sure to use all of the ingredients in the recipe on your creations, and of course not forgetting to use at least one item from BasicGrey"
2 Patterned papers
1 Button
1 Ribbon and Bow
3 Brads

So, I pulled out my BasicGrey Bittersweet paper and picked Mousse (just love all the sweet little hearts) and Praline (I'm all over these YUM-O stripes) from the 6x6 pad. So, I thought I would team it up with this adorable Magnolia house image to make a sweet card for my friend who moved into a new house several months ago. I think she has had some time to unpack and start to make her, new house, home!!! I'm just so happy for her!!!

I made the card base 6X6 with Bazzill cardstock and inked the edges of it and the edges of the pp. I stamped the Magnolia image on Georgia Pacific paper with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and coloured it with my Copics and Twinkling H2Os, then cut it out and adhered it with pop-dots.

I cut a scrap of Bazzill cardstock with the QK 4X4 border die and used the scalloped edge, which, I embossed with the QK Heart Goosebumpz die and added a little Metallic rub-ons.

The sentiment is a Melissa Frances rub-on. I applied it to another scrap of Bazzill cardstock (I think it is called pomegranate) and I cut the folk heart from Bazzill Bling (String of Pearls) cardstock with a QK 2x2 die and added the button and tied a bow with string. Finally, I added the 3 brads from BG Wassail collection, the American Craft ribbon and a dash of Stickles!

I am quite happy with how this card turned out and love the country feel! I just love this little house too. Now, maybe if I lived in a cute pink Magnolia house, I would be a domestic goddess....ummm...doubt it, eh!? Me too, lol!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by and having a wee peek! I hope you can join this week's BG challenge and I am looking forward to seeing all you fab creations!!! Also, I have received two fabulous awards, one from Bev and one from Annchen. I do appreciate them so much but have been tardy in getting them posted and I will do so very soon, I have just had a bit of crazy week, sorry!



Tara said...

Such a sweet card T and I love the Magnolia house! The colours are so pretty, I must get that new paper range soon. Your colouring and layout are fab too!
Have a great weekend! xx

Jo Nevill said...

Hi Tara

I adore your card and I am sure your friend will too ! These papers are gorgeous and the little Magnolia house is fantastic. It feels all warm and cozy !

Take care and have a great weekend.


Jo x

Georgia said...

This is beautiful! It's so classy and pretty! The colouring looks really authentic and I love the papers!
Love, Georgia xx

Karen said...

Awwww Tara, this is so cute, I love it.


Michele Roos said...

Wow this is gorgeous. Love the house image and the colours are just beautiful. Michele x

Nicole Bailey said...

OMG! Tara that is a beautiful card! I love the paper...I really need to start buying basic grey. :O)
Your coloring is so amazing.
Thanks for sharing. :O)

COCO said...

oh very nice card and very very fantastic coloring !!!!!
hugs coco

Kim said...

Tara what an adorable card hun! I love it! The papers are awesome together and how you colored that house is outstanding! Love the sentiment and hearts on the top too! I too can relate to being un-domestic too! I can't cook to save my life! ha ha! I love the recipes you like...the crafty ones! hee hee! You are the greatest! Hope you have a fabulous weekend hun!
Hugs~ Kim

sylvia said...

what a great card love it

Heather said...

Hi Tara,
Thanks for NOT not mentioning my 'sticky thing' (lol)
Love this - your papers and layout are fantastic and I adore that little Magnolia house.
hugs Heather xx

Kim Piggott said...

This is such a gorgeous card!
Love your fabulous little house and beautiful detail! Just so sweet!
kim x

Joey said...

Hi Tara, gorgeous card, love he colours and such a wonderful sentiment. joey xxx

Anonymous said...

This is gorgeous, Tara! The little house is just adorable. I love your design. Anthea xx

Kelly Schelske said...

So sweet Tara!! Love that new paper, gorgeous!!

Danita said...

Tara, your card is adorable!!! I just love the reds and the pinks in the Bittersweet collection!! You picked very Yumm-O papers!!! The image of the cottage is sooooo cute, you colored it so well!!! Thanks for the awesome inspiration!!!

Chris said...

Stunning card Tara! Your 'recipe' is perfection, I want to live in that house too. I love all the elements that went in to make up this beauty, lets say you're a goddess of cards tee hee. Beautiful! Hugs, Chris


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