February 07, 2009

BasicGrey Challenges # 21...Let's Mix it Up.....Sweet!

Well, Are you ready for the weekend!? I sure am! I had another crazy week at work and it just flew by! I am so glad it is the weekend and time to make some cards, play in my scrapbooking nook and relax! It's Also, my b-day tomorrow!!!! I can't believe I will be 37 tomorrow...*yikes*!!!!

I am not sure what my hubby and the kids have planned but I am sure they have something in the works! The kids have managed this year to not let it slip....not even Kieran,lol!!! Who is known for his interesting way of "hinting" at birthday gifts, smile! I guess that means they are growing up too,sigh!!!

Well, it is also time for the BG Challenges and.....

"This week we would like you to mix it up, we would like you to use at least two different BasicGrey ranges in your creations, for eg Blush papers and Boxer Brads or Archaic chip stickers, Sultry papers and cupcake fibers, the possibilities are endless, so what are you waiting for lets mix it up"

So, I made a cardbase 6x6 from Bazzill Basics White Swiss Dots cardstock (love this cardstock) and the BG papers I used are Raspberry Cream from Bittersweet, Classy from Sultry, Delectable and Pleasing from Sugared. I used 4 large white brads from Wassail and the small pink brad is from Bittersweet!

I used my Silhouette and a new Valentines Digital Design from QuicKutz to make the chocolate covered strawberry! I cut all the pieces out of Bazzill Blig cardstock and pop doted it on the papers that I cut with the label one Nesties.

I stamped Valentine Tilda with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Georgia Pacific paper and coloured her with Copic markers. I got a chance this week to read Claudia's post about tips for colouring with Copics and she had some fabulous colour suggestions. I highly recommend going to her blog Pretty Pressings and reading those posts. So, I coloured Tilda's hair with Buttercup Yellow Y21 and Brick Beige E31...I really like how it turned out!

I added a little Crystal Stickles here and there to Tilda and the strawberry for some extra sparkle! The brown crushed velvet ribbon is from Micheals and the Metal accents are from Making Memories that I have had in my stash forever!!!

I really enjoyed mixing and matching my BG papers and brads! It isn't something that I tend to do. It was a great challenge for me and I will definitely do it again as I now realize many of the papers from the different collections coordinate so nicely with each other!

I hope you have some fun stampin' today and join in the fun at the BG Challenges blog and "mix it up"!!!!



Naoual said...

Gorgeous card Tara, I love it! The Chocolate covered strawberry looks yummy. Love the way you coloured Tilda, her hair looks FAB! Oh I need those markers too!! LOL.

xx Naoual

Susie Sugar said...

Tara What a stunning card , I love the strawberry , I wish it was a QK die
Love Susie xx

V Colbourne said...

Yummyyyy that strawberry looks good enough to eat! Awesome card.

And happy "almost" birthday!!

Joey said...

Hi Tara gorgeous card, beautiful colours, that strawberry is looking so yummy. joey.xxx

Tab said...

Oooh Tara, this is one seriously lush card! Gorge colours and love the big strawberry.....mmmmmm! Tilda is looking delish as ever with your fabbie colouring!

Hope you have a super duper birthday, honey! Enjoy your day!
Hugs Tab xxx

Kristen said...

Oh darn! I have your address now and everything and I forgot to send you a birthday card! I am so bad. Happy birthday!!! Your card is gorgeous by they way. That strawberry is the yummiest! I am going to go write everyone's birthday on my calendar right now. Hope you have a wonderful day!

Dawn Wheeler said...

Hi Tara ,fabulous colouring and layout as always ,stunning ,hugs Dawnxxx

Tara said...

You really did mix it up this week, T and the results are brilliant! It does make you think more, doesn't it when you have a challenge to do. Me and my Georgia have been drooling over your strawberry all day - it looks so yummy! YOur colouring is beautiful! I love everything about your card! Have a lovely day tomorrow! Sorry I was a bit premature with my original greeting, tee hee!

Kim Piggott said...

Such a wonderful card!
Love your beautiful papers and your sweet little image is just so cute.
Yay happy birthday hope you have a wonderful day!
kim x

Sparkle and Flourish said...

Such a delicious card in every way...gorgeous colouring, perfect combination of papers, great layout and a yummy strawberrry!!!

Love it!!! Have a great day tomorrow :) Hope you get lots of treats !
Judy xx

Sandra said...

What a gorgeous card. Your colouring is perfect. Have a wonderful birthday I hope it is all you dream it to be!!
Sandra xx

Sharon said...

This is yummy Tara. I love chocolate dipped strawberries and yours looks good enough to eat.

I hope you have a fantastic birthday and your family have planned some lovely surprises for you.

Dawn♥ said...

Wow CUTE card! Love the strawberry and the cute stamped image! Great job! ♥

Anonymous said...

Tara, as always, your card is gorgeous!!! Just when I think your colouring can't possibly get any better....it does!! Her hair is amazing, love it!!!!

Sorry no homemade birthday card from me....how on earth could I compete with yours!!!! But I wish you the very happiest of Birthdays!! I'll call you tomorroy!! Love ya hun!!!


Georgia said...

I'm in love with this card! It's fantastic! I love the strawberry and the colours are so nice!
Love, Georgia xx

Jo Nevill said...

Happy Birthday to you, happy Birthday to you, happy Birthday Tara, happy Birthday to yooooou ! And that was in my best singing voice too !!! Hope you have a fantastic day Sweetie, with whatever the family have planned for you !

Your card is absolutely gorgeous and that strawberry - wow, never seen one of these before (well, I have a strawberry....! - you know what I mean !!). Tilda is coloured with perfection again and I just love the whole card.

With hugs and a big, sloppy birthday kiss !

Jo x

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Beautiful card Tara, that strawberry looks good enough to eat! Love the Tilda, it all goes together so well, hope your weekend was restful! Heidi xxx

Bev said...

Oh this is stunning Tara - such a fabulous combo of papers and the details are fantastic
hugs Bev x

Heather said...

Hope you received your card - if not it's on it's way.
'Scrumtous' card gorgeous papers and colour combo. That strawberry looks delicious.
Have a wonderful day - hugs Heather xx

Marcea said...

This is a supersweet card!! Love it and that strawberry looks delicious!!

Helen said...

Gorgeous card! Love the pink and brown!
Helen x

Chris said...

HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY Tara! I hope you've had a wonderful day. I'm so sorry I haven't got a card off to you, probably because I've been busy making cards for my Mum all week whose birthday is also today! Please excuse me and a belated card will be off to you very shortly. Your card is stunning and that strawberry is magnificent, I could almost eat it LOL! I love your mix of papers and the wonderful colouring of your sweet Tilda. Enjoy your day! Hugs, Chris, xxx

Nicole Bailey said...

LOVE the strawberry! Of course your copic work is so admirable! Love the layering and the colors.
Happy Birthday! Wow you and Kim's bdays are so close. Have a GREAT day tomorrow.

Nicole Bailey said...

BTW, that's so funny that you were over at Claudia's blog reading her tutorials....that's where I just came from too. :O)

Kim said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR FRIEND! I hope you had a fabulous day!!! I can't wait to hear what you got from your family and what a special day I am sure they had planned for you! :) Your BG card is adorable....LOVE the chocolate covered strawberry....so cute!
Hugs~ Kim

Becca said...

Hi Tara: I am lovin' the Magnolia....amazing. Congrats on the BD Design Team..you very much deserve it. I was admiring your LOs at the local store...stunning.

Take care,

Enfys said...

Just gorgeous Tara, and a great colouring job with the copics. Will pop over to Claudias to pick up some hints.

Kelly Schelske said...

Happy Belated Birthday Tar!! I hope you had a wonderful day with your family!!

Gorgeosu card, love teh choclate covered strawberry!! Tilda is adorable and your coloring is fabulous!!

Hugs, K

Sew This N That said...

Beautiful card Tara! Hope you had a wonderful birthday :0)
**hugs** Heather x

Lori aka Lo Lo said...

What a yummy card.


email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Very cute card I love the strawberry it makes me think of summer!!

Danita said...

What awesome inspiration you have for us this week!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the pink/red/brown color combo you used!!! Its one of my favorites. Love the image also, just awesome details all the way around!!! I hope you had a VERY Happy Birthday!!!

Anki said...

Oh - sorry that I missed your b'day. Hope you had a wonderful day! Love this card - you are so talented my friend. Well - today is the release of Anki's Sweethearts - stamps made after my illustrations. If I am nervous??? YEEEEES!!! Keep your fingers crossed will you. Kramisar - Anki

Lou Sims said...

Brilliant card and beautifully coloured.

BA said...

This is a beautiful card, I love the paper and the Strawberry, love it.
xoxo BA


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