September 30, 2009

Simon says Red & Green...I'm in the Simon Says Stamp Designer Spotlight!!!!

Hello crafty friends! Sorry it's been so long since my last post but I was away at a work conference in London, Ontario! It was good but a lot of sitting and I'm not so good at sitting and pay attention for long periods of time, lol! The highlight of my week away was meeting up with Kraftin' Kimmie on Thursday night and hanging out with her and Andrea and meeting much fun!!!! I also did a little stash shopping too, he, he, he! So with all that, I was just pooped when I got home Friday evening that I just relaxed and took it easy all weekend! I didn't even have the energy to do much stamping...can you believe it,lol!

Well, I am so happy to share this card with you this morning...I just love the Simon Says Stamp on-line store and the Simon Says Stamp Challenge and when Lorraine e-mailed me and asked if I would like to be in the Designer Spotlight I was just so honoured and jumped at the chance! Simon says Stamp Challenge blog has a super fabulous many of favourite designers on the DT...make sure you check out their creations!

So, the challenge this week at the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog is a colour challenge, Red & Green...what a great opportunity to get a Christmas card or two made! So, that is what I did!

I made my card base 6x6 from Bazzill basics cardstock and used this yummy SEI pp called Christmas Mint. I just love this paper as it has such a great texture and some of the sheets have fancy finishes like foil, pearl and is really pretty IRL! I also used the co-ordinating Christmas Mint brads!

I picked this Tilda as I thought she went well with the Nordic styled snowflakes on the paper and because I just love, love, love Tilda! Did you know that you can feed your Magnolia addiction at the Simon Says On-line store, lol!? I coloured Tilda with my Copics and distressed the edges with Metallic Rub-ons. The ribbon and flowers are from my stash! I used lots of pop dots to add dimension!

Well, thanks for stopping by and having a wee peek! Now I hope you can join the fun over at Simon Says Stamp challenge! I look forward to seeing all your Red & Green creations!


June Houck said...

Tara, your cards just get better and better; how is that even possible?

Your Tilda is beautiful! Both your color choices and image are wonderful. Love your sentiment; gotta have that one :)

dawnmarieg said...

Oh this is just beautiful Tara, gorgeous colouring and the papers and flowers are beautiful too. Love the sentiment, its so sweet. Hugs Dawn Marie.xx

dolcreations said...

I agree with June your cards keep getting better and better! I just love this card! wow!

Angela said...

Welcome back!! Love this card, the way you have coloured Tilda is fab!! Those papers are gorgeous and I love that sentiment, too,
hugs Angela x

trixi b said...

Glad to see you back in crafting action! This is a lovely card! I really like the colours and the mint coloured brads look great with the papers.

Bente said...

Absolutely gorgeous christmas card, so nice colors and details!
Hugs, Bente

Julie said...

This is a a stunner of a card - fabulous springs to mind!!!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Tara :-) I was stunned the first time I saw this and am still amazed now ! It is a fabulous work of art Tara ! I love everything about this,, you obviously have alot of foresight ,,, to match the Tilda with the snowflakes ,,, !!! I would NEVER have thought of that !! ,,, :-)
Thank you so much for joining us in the Designer Spotlight it has been a pleasure to work with you :-)

Lols x x

Renata said...

So pretty papers and gorgeous flowers. cute image and great layout!

Warm regards, Renata

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Hi ya Tara

So lovely to hear from you and that you are ok. Shame you weren't in our London, we could have taken you to the Stamp Show at Alexandra Palace !

Your card is absolutely amazing and I adore the papers you have used and this Tilda is so scrummy, she isn't used nearly enough. Thank you so much for agreeing to be our Designer in the Spotlight, it was an honor to have you with us this week.

Take care and hugs,

Jo xxxx

Shelly said...

Hi! Your card is gorgeous, I love the papers but the best bit is that beautiful Tilda, your colouring is amazing! I love how you've shaded around the image, fabulous!
Hugs Shelly x

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow Tara what a beautiful card!
Tilda is coloured to perfection and your paper is delicious!
So love your stunning design and detail and so happy, happy, joy, joy that you agreed to be our Designer in the Spotlight!
kim x said...

Tara, THIS IS GORGEOUS! It just jumps out at me and makes me ready for Christmas decorating and card making. Love your work, thanks a million for joining our Simon Says Stamp store spotlight!!!

ButterflyBeadwear said...

That is one fabby card, totally gorgeous. Well done on being simon says spotlight designer-it is well deserved.
Take Care

Ila said...

Totally Gorgeous Tara!!..Fabulous coloring and papers!!..Congrats!!..your creations are always So Beautiful!!..Hugs, Ila

Timcsoca said...

Beautiful card Tara!I adore all of his details!:)

Thank you so much for joining us in the Designer Spotlight!!:)

Hugs, Tímea

COCO said...

Your card is adorable, really beautiful!

Chris said...

Hiya Tara, glad to see you're back in the craft room after your hectic work week. Your card is superb and congrats on your spotlight designer week! I love your card, so full of the most gorgeous details and design. Love your sweet Tilda, she's a real cutie and your colouring and papers are superb. Hugs, Chris xx

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so gorgeous, wonderful Tilda and beautiful details.

Georgia said...

So gorgeous Tara! I love the shading round the edge of the image, it gives the card a realy Christmassy feel, and the papers are lovely! :)
Love, Georgia xx

Tracey said...

Of course you are spotlighted - your work is incredible! Such a gorgeous card Tara!! xx

Ellen said...

Hello Tara,

The card is adorable!!!!

Have a nice weekend,


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