Monday, 28 November 2011

Christmas Cards by Di Garling

Hello everyone. Today I thought I would show you some Christmas Cards I made this month. I have used a lovely white & silver Alison Ellis foil paper & I have teamed them up with several yummy ribbons, trims & various other little bits, all from Green Tara of course. All of these cards were rather simple little cards but by using WOW factor papers & ribbons etc it just creates a bit of WOW factor with very little effort. Even if your skill level is not high, you can still achieve a good result by using beautiful well cordinated products. Until next time. Cheers Di xx

Products Used

Silver Flourish Self Adhesive Trim
: RB660MS

Silver Sequin Ribbon

Velvet Glitter Ribbon in Opal

Velvet Glitter Ribbon in Silver

Mesh Silver/White

White Silk Flower with Swarovski Crystal Centre

Silver Acrylic Teardrop Sprays
CODE: XB30526

Silver Crystal Flower with Buds
CODE: XP0622

Metal Swirls

Silver Xmas Bouquet

Friday, 25 November 2011

"Our Girl" Layout & Card by Jan Rankine

Hello – this week I wanted to share this page & a card with you that I did recently. I’ve used four lovely Green Tara ribbons, teamed with lots of GT flowers. I particularly love the little flowers with the Swarovski crystal centres mixed in to my flower cluster. I think they just set it off. These little crystal flowers come in several colours.

These are my latest favourite GT product. I think these colours would have also gone well with a vintage photo, might do one of those next time. This time I’ve chosen to go modern. These ribbons I think work with both, don’t you?

Till next time – Jan xx

Products Used :


2 Tone Trim 15mm Plum/Olive 20m CODE: RB4249P

3 Tone Trim 10mm Plum/Olive/Blackberry 20m

23mm Satin Edged Organza Plum 25m

Satin Flower Garland, Burgundy
CODE: RB691Burg

Silk Flowers with Swarovski Crystal Centres. 2cm Burgundy

5 Plum Apple Blossoms

**NEW**4cm Petals, Sage

1 cm Roses Red

1.5cm Roses White (Glimmermisted)


1.5cm Flower Burgundy

2cm "Gerbera" Petals, Blue Grey

Monday, 21 November 2011

"Live Love Laugh" by Vicky Alberto

I have been waiting a long time to scrap this photo then... when I saw these gorgeous Glitz Design papers and combined them with a generous amount of Green Tara embellishments, I knew I finally had the right things for this layout. This is a picture of my first son and I, the day after he was born. I was still really pale after an emergency c-section (he was nice and pink though, LOL). There is so much Green Tara goodness on this layout (product descriptions below). The papers and embellishments were truly worth waiting for to scrap this picture. I am in love with the thick white lace and silk flowers with crystals on this layout!
Green Tara Products Used :
Lace, 3.8cm White (under picture)
CODE: L2862W

20cm Silver/Pearl Spray (around flower cluster)
CODE: XP0616

Silk Flowers with Swarovski Crystal Centres. 3cm White (used 5)

3mm Bead Garland, Silver (to dangle tag)

38mm Mesh Silver (around flower cluster)

Self Adhesive Xmas Trees 27mm 10m Roll Silver (cut tips and used as leaves)
Thanks for stopping by to take a peek. Vicky

Christmas Treat Box by Vicky Alberto


My inspiration for this treat box came from cupcake boxes that I saw on made by Meri Meri. Then, I remembered seeing many people doing birdhouse boxes using milk carton style dies or downloadable files (many companies make these) last Spring. Since it is a simple box concept, I decided to make my own "template" so I could share it with you.

I used the Gorgeous Pion Design "Waiting for Santa" papers and some amazing Green Tara Christmas embellies (supply list below) to create this. In addition to the instructions provided below, I added a hanging gift tag (using a scallop circle and hole punch), a second roof layer (deco scissored edges) and glued part of the striped paper to make the window trim.

Green Tara Embellishments Used:
Self Adhesive Xmas Trees 27mm 10m Roll Silver (cut off 2)
Wire Star 3cm Red Pack of 5 (use 1)
3mm Bead Garland, Silver (to trim the window and hand the tag and star)
3mm Bead Garland, Red (cut up and decorate trees)
9mm Shimmer Threaded ribbon, Red 20m (2 strips for the chimney)

(click on diagram above to enlarge). I don't own a score board yet (on my Christmas wish list) so I just measured and folded on the edge of my paper cutter. I kept the dimensions as easy as possible for a 12x12 sheet. This can actually be made with one sheet of double sided paper if you'd like. It is a good size to fill with treats and stands about 5 inches tall.
Thanks for popping by. Until next time. Vicky xx

Friday, 18 November 2011

Christmas Layout by JJ Sobey

Hi everyone, here's my first project as part of the Gree Tara Design Team.

For this assignment I was asked to feature red and gold embellishments in a Christmas theme. I decided that they would really pop if I backed them with kraft papers - so that's what I did. I fell in love with the 38mm Mesh with the gold filaments - so easy to use for boy or girl pages:

I layered a few trims and embellishments here. The red 9mm Shimmer Threaded Ribbon added a little more colour, while the gold Xmas Bouquet a little extra dimension, without being 'in-your-face-shiny'.

I wasn't sure at first what I should do with the Bead Garland, then it hit me that it looks a lot like some of the crystal flourishes on the market these days - which led me to adhere it in flourish shapes using micro Glue Dots.

These Wire Stars are so unusual - I've never seen embellishments quite like these. I love them! They also come in other colours and in heart shape as well. I used Craft Glue Dots to adhere them, which worked like a charm. You can kinda see the Glue Dot in this close-up, but that's because it's larger than 'life-size'. When you look at the project as a whole, you really don't notice the adhesive."

Wire Star 3cm gold (WS177G10)
Xmas Bouquet gold 10cm (TBX032)
38mm Mesh gold (RB6734Go)
3mm Bead Garland red (RBY06R)
9mm Shimmer Threaded Ribbon red (RB6737R)

JJ Sobey

Christmas Card by JJ Sobey

These paper leftovers from my previous layout were staring me down, so I decided to make them happy and give them a home in a Christmas card. ;) Of course, I used more Green Tara goodies to complete it.

This Satin trim begs to be used on greeting cards - it's perfect for cards that have to be mailed because it doesn't add a lot of bulk. (The shapes are pretty cute, too)

After using some of the wire stars, I was looking for an opportunity to use the Wire Heart, and it fitted perfectly with the sentiment on the die cut."

Wire Heart 3cm gold (WH178Go)
Satin Xmas Shapes trim, red (RB635R)

JJ Sobey

Monday, 14 November 2011

"Broken Hearted" by Tina Dalton

Hello everyone. I would like to share this layout I have done for my very first post as part of the Green Tara Design Team. I have used Prima papers which I have machine stitched around the edges, I have also used Dusty Attic Corner Scroll #2 which I have painted and covered with UTEE, I scratched around the edge of the photo to make it have an old fashioned feel to it. I have of course used lots of beautiful Green Tara products on this project, which I have listed below, I especially love the new Aster Batik Vintage flowers.

Cherry Blossoms Cream

**NEW** 4cm Aster Batik Vintage

3 Flower Sprays Pale Pink

Wire Heart 3cm Gold
CODE: WH178Go10

38mm Crinkle Satin Edged Organza Ivory

9mm Twisted Organza Pearl Ivory
CODE: RB6715Iv

20m Mini Tassel Ribbon 15mm Sage

21cm Silver/Acrylic/Spray - Flowers and Leaves
CODE: XP0636

Thanks for stopping by. I hope this gives you a little inspiration, until next time. Tina xx

Friday, 11 November 2011

Scrapbook Pages by Linda Thompson

Uniquely You
* Cobweb ribbon
* Spring flowers
* Cherry blossom flowers
* Dragonfly silver spray
Draping the cobweb ribbon around the page repeats the look of the climbing frame from the photo, spring flowers help to blend the colours in along with a touch of silver spray as accents.

Tiny Princess
* Gingham Frill in pink & green
* Organza rosettes in white cut into single roses, coloured with glimmer mist, heated slightly with heat gun to make them curl up more.
* Twisted Organza Pearl ribbon pink
* Lace coloured with glimmer mist using a paint brush
* Mesh ribbon for photo back drop
* Silk flowers with Swarovski crystals in white coloured with glimmer mist
* misc paper doily, cardstock, plastic & sticker alphas
Using white cardstock and 2 colours of gingham frill I created matching embellishments by choosing white products and colourng them with glimmer mist. Use a paint brush with glimmer mist to colour smaller areas

Princess Twinkle Toes
* Handmade string flowers in pink, cream & white
* Gingham frill ribbon in pink
* Lace coloured with glimmer mist
* Mini roses in various sizes and colours
* Apple blossom flowers
* Cherry blossom flowers
* misc chipboard hearts, bird & cage, thickers alphas
Using glubers I have created string rosettes in two different sizes and then layered them together, adding a pearl glimmer mist to the string and all the flowers give them sparkle without changing their colours. Lace has also been coloured with glimmer mist

Thanks for stopping by. Regards Linda

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

"Joy" by Mistra Hoolahan

This is a favourite Christmas photo of mine... our Christmas tree and decorations. We have a huge tree the goes from floor to ceiling, but because of a cheeky puppy and curious cats we need to have all the gifts raised up off the floor. So a table is set up in front with a cute little tree on top and loads of homemade decorations on the table... I love the festive look of it!

I have used one of my favourite Christmas ranges here, Wassail by Basic Grey. I have saved what I had left of this from previous years for something special, and when all the wonderful Christmas Embellishments arrived from Green Tara I knew it was time to use them!

Alison sent these very cute glittery swirls to use, and I couldn't wait to use them on this layout because the shape was so festive, but my paper colours were so muted. So I set and covered them with impasto, added some alcohol inks and them some glitter to help them blend with the paper, leaving the shimmer of metallic through the impasto, but the wonderful design wasn't lost!

Green Tara Products:
Metal Swirls, Copper
Metal Swirls, Silver CODE MS858S3
2cm Bows, Metallic Silver CODE BowS
38mm Mesh, Silver CODE RB6734S
Small Green Holly Leaves CODE LAHSGr
Red Poinsettia 4cm CODE PFPRMG
White Poinsettia 4cm CODE PFPWhMG
White Poinsettia 7cm CODE PFPWhLG
3cm Bows, Olive CODE BowOl3
Silver/Acrylic Teardrop Spray, Green CODE XB30526G
Silver 3 Leaf Stem CODE XP0633
Silver/Acrylic/Pearl Spray CODE XP0617

Until next time, take care and be true to you.
Mis XO

"Today" by Mistra Hoolahan

I am loving having a beautiful model to scrap lately and the Green Tara Flowers, Sprays and Trims were so perfect for these papers and for her!
I wanted to have lots of soft edges, so have used some Lace and Gingham Frill underneath my scallop punched borders to add lovely soft texture. I love the contrast of the pale tones with the black embellishments and the little sparkle from the Swarovski Crystals in the Silk Flowers.

Green Tara Products:
2.5cm Lace
CODE: L2850W
15mm Gingham Frill Black/White CODE RB317BLW
Silk Flowers with Swarovski Crystal Centres, 3cm Black CODE SDBLL
Silk Flowers with Swarovski Crystal Centres, 3cm Pale Pink CODE SDPPL
Silk Flowers with Swarovski Crystal Centres, 3cm Ivory CODE SDIvL
Silk Flowers with Swarovski Crystal Centres, 3cm White CODE SDWhL
Silk Flowers with Swarovski Crystal Centres, 2cm Pale Pink CODE SDPPS
38mm Organza Rosette, White CODE RBD50Wh
50mm Cobweb, 50mm CODE RB6772PP
Maple Leaf, 4.5cm White CODE LA7Wh
Silver/Acrylic Spray, Flowers & Leaves CODE XP0636

Until next time, take care and be true to you,

Monday, 7 November 2011

Cards & Invitations by Amanda Kitchen

Hello everyone. This is a sample of various cards & invitations I have made recently using lots of different Green Tara goodies. All these lovely little Christmas bits, beautiful trims & ribbons just make creating both cards & invitations so easy. To see more Green Tara products pop on over to their website. Click here
Hope you like these, until next time. Amanda

Friday, 4 November 2011

''Beauty" by Di Garling

Hi everyone. Today I thought I would show you a page I did recently using lots of our favourite Green Tara goodies. Green is my all time favourite colour & on the black background I think it makes a great contrast. I have done some stamping, border punching, sewing & edge distressing. I hope this give you a few ideas for using our lovely products.
Products Used :
Gardenia ......... FDV054Wh
Roses Large......... FDR024Iv
Roses Med......... FDR009 Iv
Mini Rosebuds........ FDV025 Li
Skeleton Leaves
Satin Edge Organza Ribbon ........ RB16Li
Bud N Bow Trim......RB6761 Ol
Silver/Acrylic Tear Drop Spray........ XB305265S

The Gardenia & the Mini Rosebuds were Ivory & I have just given them a light spray with Glimmermist to achieve the right shade of green that I wanted. These gorgeous Acrylic Sprays are fab to add into your flower clusters for a touch of WOW factor, & very well priced too. This beautiful ribbon that I have made my bow from comes in so many colours. We are spoilt for choice. Thanks for stopping by. Until next time. Cheers Di xx