Saturday 15 October 2011

LIM Cocktails

Good morning LIMettes - time for our favourite weekly challenge again - and I'm loving the cocktail theme this week!   It's an appropriate theme as Less is More applies to the art of cocktail making as well as card making - all the great cocktails are the simple ones.

The ladies shared a little game to find out what your cocktail personality is - this is mine:

You Are Made Of Silliness, Pizzazz, and Giddiness

3 parts Silliness
2 parts Pizzazz
1 part Giddiness

And a Splash of Happiness

Finish off with an olive
Blogthings: Our Quizzes Weren't Written By Bored 12 Year Olds

For my card, I have used my brand new stamps from Stamping Bella - her new range of  "Uptown Girls" which are just perfect images for me to make cards for all my girlfriends as we do love a cocktail!  Stamping Bella is a Canadian Company if you've not come across them before with a fabulous range of stamps (not just images for colouring) but I get mine in the UK from Quixotic Paperie and these stamps landed here just this week and I got mine yesterday so the timing of today's challenge is perfect!   

This one is called "Madison has a Margarita" but I decided she'd be having a cosmo so changed the colour of the cocktail appropriately.  She is coloured mostly with copics - I have a new range of colours as there was a really good offer on so I had a little splurge!  I did do a little shading on top with pencils and sansoder.  I added a pink spotted matt which is from a Bo Bunny scrap from my snippets drawer and I used the same to matt the sentiment which comes with the stamp (I know Chrissie already used the same sentiment, but this is destined to be a retirement card for a friend next week so it had to have this sentiment on it!)  The little pink flat back gems were a little freebie with my stamps - Elaine the owner always includes a little something as a thank you which I think is a lovely touch.

Right, time to see what cocktails everyone else has come up with.

Catch you later


  1. This is great! xx Jan

  2. Fabulous card Tara, another LIMette who's obviously on our wavelength, getting this stamp just at the right moment!
    It's a fabulous card and the sentiment is, of course, perfect!
    Wonderful colouring too!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  3. What a fab image and great colouring. Really nice card :)

  4. Great stamp and so nicely coloured - sentiment is just right!

    You can view my card here

  5. Brilliant card Tara!
    Margaret x

  6. Hola Tara, i think do you need to make a quick trip to Palma, 30oC today:D:D:D.
    Your stamp is fantastic!!!, and the colouring perfect, i love it!
    A hug from Palma

  7. beautiful coloring and a lovely card

  8. This is fabulous Tara. Love the image, beautifully coloured as always. The spotty paper really sets it off and the sentiment is perfect.
    If you go to Palma can I come too, I`m freezing today lol.
    Lynne xxx

  9. great image and sentiment!

  10. Smashing card - love your colouring


  11. Great card and sentiment, colouring is brillant

  12. Stamping Bella do some of the best images don't they! Terrific
    Thank you
    Mandi LIM

  13. This is great Tara - I love your colouring and the dotty mat and that sentiment is brilliant! Vx

  14. Great card and colouring and love the sentiment x

  15. Great image and a perfect sentiment xx

  16. Great card Tara, love the image. Carol x

  17. Brilliant card, love the image and the sentiment
    Beryl x

  18. Fabulous image a brill colouring, past 5 o'clock now so pass me the G&T.

  19. Lovely card super image, well done. You can view my card here Maureen........x

  20. Gorgeous colouring on this pretty image, love the layout and fun sentiment,

    You can view my card here

  21. Fabulous card, that image is gorgeous and I'm not surprised you just had to get it inky immediately ! Fabby colouring and I do so love that sentiment.

  22. OMGoodness! What a fabulous image!! Cute, cute card!

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