July 28, 2009

Kim & Tara Challenge # 8...Have a Fairy Nice Day!

Well, I am back from my camping trip to Awenda Provincial Park but I don't think I have ever been so glad to be back home!!!! It just poured most of the time we were there and it made for a very soggy and very unpleasant camping trip. We have a tent trailer but it was still damp, cold and miserable, well at least, I, was miserable!!! Chris and the kids can tough it out better than I can! But I guess we were a little better off than the poor tent campers! We have another week-long camping trip coming up and I really hope we have better weather....definitely keeping my fingers and toes crossed,smile!

But on a brighter note, today is the K&T challenge and I have a cute card to share with you! So after you have a look-see at my card, pop on over to my good friend, Kraftin' Kimmie's blog, and see what gorgeous creation she whipped up for our challenge this month! Now, just to get you up to speed with how the K&T challenge works, one person sends the paper and the other sends the stamped image(s). Neither knows what they are getting and well, we just hope that it all co-ordinates and we don't end up with any wonky lookin' cards,lol!!!! Ya know, snowman on flower paper,he,he,he!

So, this month Kim sent this yummy paper....just love the pretty colours and there were so many different patterns to choose from too and I sent Kim a few different fairy images from Paper Makeup stamps! I picked this cute fairy called sprout! I stamped her on Prism Simply Smooth cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured her in with my Copics! I did add some sparkle with my clear Spica pen to her wings but it didn't show up in the pics.

I cut out the image with my Nesties and a mat from the pretty turquoise Bazzill Bling cardstock and pop dotted! I inked the edges of the image with Faded Jeans Distress inks and used my new Fiskars Apron Lace border punch for the first time...love it!

But I am really excited about the adorable die-cut wood flower embellies by Harmonie that I added to this card! I picked them up at The Scrapbook Academy a week or so ago and I just think they are so sweet and you can do so many great techniques to them to jazz them I up! I just went with something quick and easy and coloured them with my VersaMagic chalk inks. They had a sample board at the store and you can paint them, ink them and they look fab with a coat of glossy accents too!!!

The sweet sentiment is from Paper Makeup too and I stamped it with VersaMagic chalk ink and outlined it with my Spica pen and of course I had to use this yummy wood grain American Crafts ribbon to finish it off!

So there you have it another K&T challenge....soooo much fun! Now, pop on over to Kim's blog and see what she has created...that is where I am headed right now...I just know it will be super duper cute!

Thanks for stopping by and having a wee peek!



Kim Piggott said...

Wow Tara your card is so beautiful!
Love your sweet image and fabulous colour and detail!
So sorry your trip did not get good weather. Keeping fingers crossed for the next one!
kim x

Kathy said...

There you are!! I have missed you!! Sorry to hear about your rainy camping trip hope the next one makes it up for this one!!

Anyways.. your card is just gorgeous!! I love those pretty colors and such a cute little image!! All your details are pretty as ever!!
Hope you have a great week!

Juls said...

beautiful card! Love the colours, she is such a beautiful fairy! gorgeous card!

Karina said...

This card is absolutely loving. The image is so sweet. I LOVE fairies.
Hugs from Karina

Rach said...

A gorgeous card Tara, so sweet, your image is beautifully coloured and i love the papers that you have used.
Shame about the poor weather you had on your trip.. hugs rachxx

Vanessa (aka V, Nessa, oldschool) said...

this is beautiful Tara!!!
it looks very crisp & professional and your beautifully colored image just makes it perfect!

Tracey said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Tara! I love everything about it - the image, the colours, your colouring - everything!! xx

Kelly Schelske said...

Super sweet Tara! Love that paper and those wood flowers are fabulous!

Hope your next trip has better weather!

Hugs, Kelly

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Tara,i love the image and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Bente said...

Oh such a beautiful card, the colors are just gorgeous, and your image is so cute. Lovely coloring too!!
Hugs, Bente

Anki said...

Love it Tara. Glad to see that you're back and I can tell you - we've had the same weather over here - today is an exception though - no rain so we finally managed to spend the whole day outdoors. Kram - Anki

Tab said...

Hey sweetie, feels like its been ages since I last visited you! Your card is super delish as always, love the colours, flowers and papers you have used, plus that image is so cute!

Sorry the old camping trip was not great, our camping trip a couple of years ago was like that, I thought we would get washed away at one point, but we live to tell the tale. Just love camping, waking up on your first morning and smelling everyones breakfast cooking is like the best :o)!
Hugs Tab xxx

Kim said...

Tara darling, what a fantastic card! Love those papers and your image is colored to perfection hun!!! Lovely work! Sorry to hear about the soggy camping trip...I'm keeping my fingers, toes, arms, legs, eyes and anything else I can cross for you that your weather is better for the next trip! I am not a good camper at all! Take me to a hotel...lol! We camp one week a year in the summer and by the end of the 4 day trip I am so ready to go home and shower in my bathroom...lol! Hope you are doing great hun! I only have 2 more days of classes left and then I can get back to crafting for a month! WOOT WOOT!!! I am so excited! School is kicking my a** this summer!
Hugs~ Kim

scrappyjan said...

Love the card!!! The colors are wonderful and that image is so sweet and colored perfect!!
Love all of your little details..
have a wonderful weekend, and I hope no more rain for you.......janny

kim-paperbabe said...

Gorgeous card Tara beautiful colouring as always and I'm loving the copic spica pen too I bet it sparkles lovely. Sorry to hear about your soggy trip hope you still had fun, HuGs Kim :)

Belas Creating Place said...

Another lovely card by the talented Tara...I like the colours you used and as always the colouring is amazing.


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