August 01, 2009

Just Magnolia # 16, Friday Sketchers # 63 & Colour Create # 24....Splish Splash Birthday!!!!!

Hello crafty friends!!! Hope everyone is well and enjoying the summer! It seems like everyone is having a rainy summer though...that's not much fun! Well, When I got back from our last soggy camping trip I came down with a sore throat and I've basically lost my voice...good thing I know sign language,lol! Well, it doesn't really come in handy at home as Chris and the kids just stare at me, clueless as to what I am trying to say!!! Well, it just becomes a crazy game of charades, smile!!! I hope I start to feel better soon as we are off on another camping trip next week!
With all the busyness of our trip to Dsiney and camping I misplaced my mojo somwhere,lol...but I think I found it this morning, phew! I got up at the crack of dawn to make this Birthday card for Hannah's good friend Emily!!! The two have been Friends since they were 3 years old! Well, Hannah is going to Emily's party tomorrow, so I thought I would make her a special card since she's turning 10...double digits...whoot, whoot!!!! Now, Emily is my friend Charlene's daughter and Charlene owns The Scrapbook Academy in Oshawa...a great little scrapbooking store by the way, so if you are ever in the area check it out!!!!

Now I made this card following along with 3 Challenges...Just Magnolia # 16 Distressing, Friday Sketchers # 63...what a great sketch by the fabulously talented, this sketch and will definitely use it again and Colour Create Challenge #, orange and green!

I stamped Tilda on Prism Simply Smooth White cardstock, made a mask on a post-it-note and stamped her floatie, lining it up with my Stamp-a-ma-jig and cut her out with my circle Nesties using the "out of the box" technique and coloured the image with my beloved Copic Markers!

I made the card with Bazzill Bling cardstock and used this fun paper that I picked up yesterday by Flair Designs, Fresh & Fabulous Collection! I loved the colours and it has a bit of Distressed feel to it but its still bright, fun and cheery. So, I thought it would be perfect for this card! I roughed up the edges of the pp with my Tim Holtz Distress tool and inked the edges with chalk inks!

Then a few Primas, some American crafts ribbon, my fave Melissa Frances rub-ons and some green Could 9 Rain Dots to finish it all off!

Here is the inside I basically followed the same design and used more
Melissa Frances 'em!!!!!

oh and another image of this sweet Tilda....I just adore her!!!
So, I can check this off my "to do" list,smile! Now I have to run out to the shopping centre with Hannah to pick out a gift for Emily and we have packing and a ton of other things to do before we head out camping again next week!
Well, Thanks for stopping by and having a wee peek...hope my fellow crafty Canadians have a great long weekend and I hope you have some sunshine where ever you are!!!



Di said...

This is just so beautiful, love the colours and your colouring just FAB!
Your little girls friend will love it and it will be a lovely keepsake.

Hugs Di xx

daisy said...

hi tara

not so good news about you'r voice! hope it feels better real soon! love the card i think se will love it 2

get wel soon


Brocéliane said...

Hi Tara

your card is absolutely gorgeous, love everything about it :)

annemarie said...

wauw your card is awesome. i think the birthday-girl will love it. The coloring is great and so the layout and details

hugs Annemarie

Faye said...

Tara, this is gorgeous and I would love to visit your blog more often. However, the video and/or the music has caused such a delay in the appearance of the popup comment block (over 5 minutes, but I was patient this time). Love your beautiful art work.

ineke said...

very beautifull card !!!

Sharon said...

Hi Tara, this is gorgeous. Your colouring is fantastic (as usual) and I love the details on the inside. I hope your throat is feeling better soon and your 2nd camping trip isn't as damp as the 1st!!

kim-paperbabe said...

Gorgeous Tara, this card is beautiful and your colouring stunning!!! Ooo hun, I really hope your voice will recover soon, funny about the signing I only ever knew little bits from friends. Hope your second trip camping is a blast, (((happy HuGs))) Kim :)

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

So sorry to hear you are not well, hope you get better soon. I bet Hubby and kids are enjoying the peace and quiet though ;o) !!!

Such a gorgeous card, the colours are fantastic and all your little details just make it stunning.

Thank you for joining us at Colour Create too !

Enjoy camping.


Jo x

Jilli said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, love all the detail. Tilda looks amazing and is coloured perfectly (still waiting for my kit to be delivered!) Fab colour combo and pretty papers. Great detail! Jillix

Sharon said...

Absolutely beautiful Tara. A real work of art and to the incredibly high standard you always produce. Stunning!
Sorry to hear about your voice; I do hope yout throat gets better soon. Must be so frustrating for you at the moment.
Thanks for joining the Colour Create Challenge.
Sharon xx

Riet said...

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

Hugs Riet.x

Annchen said...

Tara, it's fantastic

Faye said...

Tara, just so you will know, I got in in less than 15 seconds this time. So glad. Now I can visit regularly to your wonderful blog.

Ellen said...

Wowwwwww Tara,

What an beauty!!!! Love the colours and the details!!!.


Kim Piggott said...

Wow what an adorable card!
Love this sweet image and your colouring is amazing!
Gorgeous papers and delish detail!
Hope your voice gets better soon.
kim x

Georgia said...

This is really beautiful Tara, I love it! The image is so sweet and these papers are beautiful!
Fab card! :)
Love, Georgia xx

Kathy said...

GOrgeous Tara!! Love the summery colors and this is such a cute image!! All your details are so pretty as usual!!
I sure hope you start to feel better!! I hate being sick in the summer!! Luckily things are going good this year! (That is until now that I have said something! LOL)
Your daughter's friend will love this!!
Have a great week :)Kathy

scrappyjan said...

Holy Cow you have done a Stunning job with this card!!!

Hope you get feeling better soon.

Thanks for joining the Colour Create Challenge. janny

debby4000 said...

Oh what a wonderful card, beautiful Tilda and gorgeous summer colours.

Kim said...

OMW Tara this is AMAZING! What a beauty of a birthday card! I am sure Emily just loved it! Colors are stunning and love all of your extra decorations! I believe your MOJO is back hunny! Great work!
Hugs~ Kim

Jeanette said...

Hi Tara!
I don't know if your voice is back but I would say that your MOJO is back for sure! Your card is a STUNNER!
Thanks for joining in at FS this week.
Hugs Jeanette

Tracey said...

I think I need to come to your house for lessons. Your cards are just amazing! And Tilda is absolutely adorable!! I hope you had a fabulous long weekend!! xx

Belas Creating Place said...

Tara, this is absolutley lovely. We are having cardmaking nights at our community hall this fall....always the 3rd Saturday night of the month...commencing Sept...would you like to attend...??
contact me ok?

Di said...

Once again just a fabulous card!!
thanks for joining C.C this week

Di xx

Chris said...

Hope you got your voice back in time for your trip Sweetie it would be even harder to charade whilst camping :), hope you're all better now. Your card is superb in every way. Wonderful use of the colours, the paper is so pretty and your colouring is fabby as always. Hugs, Chris xx

Michell said...

Really amazing cards....
I love the colors
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