April 24, 2009

Spoon Full of Sugar...a sketch by Caryn....Much Love!

Hey! Sorry I haven't been around to say "hi" this week and I have received such kind and sweet comments about my mini-tutorial post too....thanks I really do appreciate the comments and promise I will be around to visit!!!!
So, is it just me or did it feels like this week just plodded along in one way and zipped by in another! I think it might just be me becasue I stayed home with my wee guy,Kieran on Tuesday as he didn't feel well...it kinda messed me up for the rest of the week! I also got a crazy idea in my head on Tuesday and when that happens then I become all consumed with it!!!!

So, do ya wanna hear my crazy idea! Well, I was reading Bev's blog and she was mentioning that her daughter sells her stunning cards to raise money for charity and it hit me! I knew exactly what I would do with all the cards that have been piling up in my craft nook! So, I packaged all my cards up on Tuesday when I was home with Kieran and decided that I would sell them for $5.00 and raise the $$ for the organization that I work for, The Canadian Hearing Society!

May is Hearing Awareness month and the staff in the office have been very busy raising funds for our Corporate challenge event that is on May 30th! I thought this would be the perfect way to help out the CHS Corporate Challenge team! So, I have raised about $115 in two days. Can you believe it!? Not bad, eh!? I am so excited!!! I will keep you posted on how I do with the fundraising, smile!

So about this card.....I made it following Caryn's fabulous sketch over at A spoon Full of Sugar this week! It is my first time joining the Spoon Full of Sugar challenge blog and I had a great time and will definitely play along again! I am quite happy with this card and I am just loving this Tilda she is soooo super duper cute!!! I stamped her on Prism Simply Smooth paper with Memento Tuxedo black ink and coloured her with my Copic markers.
I have been digging deep into my stash lately and coming out with some great papers to use! Like this My Mind's Eye Wild Asparagus paper that I have been hording for years. It is just so pretty I didn't want to cut it but I finally did for this card! I used my new Kelly Panacci border stamps with Vintage Photo Distress ink and a few of those yum-o rose buds from the Dollarama (the dollar store)...just can't get enough of them!!! They look fabulous with a little Shimmerz added to them! So, now I just need to package this card up and add it to the sale box!!!!
Thanks for stopping by and having a wee peek!!!!


Kathy said...

Your card is just gorgeous Tara!! I love all the pretty colors and your coloration of Tilda is so pretty!!! Love your details as well!!
Wow that is fab that you have raised that much in 2 days!! That is so sweet of you and good luck with your fundraising efforts!!
Have a great week-end :)Kathy

Lisa said...

great job on the card, love all the details :)

daisy said...

wow tara, that is a lovely way to sell you'r cards for! hope you'll rase a lot of money this way for your cherity!!!
the card looks lovely, what you can find in a stash hou almost forgot about hihi. i just sorted my papers, and you wound bilieve the things i have found. hihi

so i had a sale on the thing i have outgrown.


Ellen said...

Hello Tara,

Wowwwwww, amazing card with beautiful flowers. I love it!!!

Have a nice weekend!!!!


Riet said...

Wowwww Tara,what a beautiful card,l love the stamp and colours.
so beautiful papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Nancy said...

You have made a stunning card here, Tara:O) Love the colour combo and all the beautiful little details! Best wishes for the weekend.
Hugs from Nancy.

Jilli said...

Gorgeous card. Love the image and colours. Jillix

CraftyC said...

Your card is just gorgeous Tara and I do wish you the best of luck with the charity card sale!

Annika said...

I can see why you were hoarding that paper - it's absolutely eadible-gorgeous! I'l like to give a try to your watercolouring with alcohol markers technique - adorable results (then again, your colouring has always inspired me). Unfortunately I have ProMarkers and I haven't seen separate bleder fluid on sale for those...boo-hooo
Your card is lovely, it'll fly out of the sale box!

Linanna DESIGNS said...

Good morning Tara, this is such a gorgeous card hunny, im loving the cute tilda image and those papers are truly yummy!! hope you are well enjoy your weekend, hugs Linda x

Kim Piggott said...

Tara your card is pure perfection!!!
So love your cute Tilda and your papers are wonderful!
Such beautiful detail and love that border stamp!
So amazing that you collected that amount of money in 2 days way to go such a wonderful cause!
Have a great weekend!
kim x

Unknown said...

Hi Tara your cards are absolutely gorjuss and i love the layouts and everything . Your cards are 1 of the bestest cards i have ever seen.Please come and check out my blog and i would absolutely love to be a follower of yours Thanks
Hugs Livi xxxx

Kim Costello said...

Stunning Tara love all the amazing details, your colouring is outstanding and love the colours and papers too! Will be back to see you BG one, have a great weekend ♥ HuGs Kim x

LOUISE said...

Gorgeous card Tara, love it! The Tilda image is lovely, and the papers are devine! Louise x

Nixe-Moni said...

Such a fantastic card Tara!! Love the fab colours and your perfectly colouring of cute Tilda.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Tab said...

Oooh delish card, love all the detail on this one and those flowers are divine! Love it, truly I do!
Hugs Tab xxx

Chris said...

So yummy Tara, love this little Tilda and how you've coloured her is stunning! The colour scheme is gorgeous, such lovely papers and design. I think it's fantastic that you raised all that money from your beautiful cards, but not surprised at all as anyone would love to buy and send one your beauties. I'm thrilled to bits that you got so much for it for such a worthy cause. Hugs, Chris xxx

Kim said...

Girl you out do yourself everytime you make a card! Just when I think I have a favorite card of yours you go and make another stunning creation!!!! :) What gorgeous work! This Tilda is gorgeous and those papers are soooo yummy!!!! That's fabulous how you are selling your cards to raise money for your charity! What a grand idea!!!! :)
Hugs~ Kim


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