Thursday, 31 May 2012

"Sophie" Layout & Card
By Mistra Hoolahan

Hi everyone!  Today I played with some sweet Authentique papers from their "Beautiful" range... and the gorgeous soft colours were a perfect accompaniment for our favourite flowers and lace from Green Tara.

This is the daughter of my beautiful friend Nancy... it was taken a couple of years ago, this sweet girl is quickly growing into a gorgeous young lady, just like her mum.

paper roses and silk with swarovski crystals, framing some Dusty Attic chippy...

snippets of cute flower edged organza...

more flowers, lace and ribbons... 

The white paper roses are a must have in my scrap stash... perfect as is, and also so easy to colour!  The darker pink and pale yellow flowers here were dipped into some colour washes to create colours perfect for the layout papers.  They take the colour well, and don't fall apart once saturated! 

Green Tara Products:

Green Tara Velvet Rose, White
Green Tara Paper Roses {3cm, 2cm, 1cm}
Green Tara Silk Flowers with Swarovski Crystal Center
Green Tara Lace, 5cm White L2864W
Green Tara Lace
Green Tara Ribbon, Flower Edge Organza RB221Wh

Patterned Paper:
Authentique Delightful {Beautiful, Sweet, Details Stickers, Elements Stickers}

Dusty Attic Mini Heart Buttons
Dusty Attic Vintage Tags

Pearl Acrylic Paint
Mix'd Media Inx - Peaches
Mix'd Media Inx ReInkers - Peaches, Peridot

Martha Stewart - Cherish, Swirling Lace, Doily Lace, Double Scallop

Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles

DMC Thread
White & Pink Cardstock
 Hi again... here's the little card I made with the layout leftovers!
"Beautiful" Card
I used some of the left over papers and lace trims from the Sophie layout to create a card... it's simple but was fun to create a little card with scraps that may have ended up in the bin!

 A simple 3cm paper rose was all that was needed to show of the muslin bow...

and lots of layers of paper and lace...

I love how adding the lace between the paper layers softens the whole look of the design.

Thanks for visiting... take care and be true to you!
Mis xo
Green Tara Products:
Green Tara Paper Roses {3cm}
Green Tara Lace, 5cm White L2864W
Green Tara Lace
Green Tara Ribbon, Flower Edge Organza RB221Wh

Monday, 28 May 2012

"Cherished" Layout
Featuring Criss Crossed Ribbons
By Geraldine Pasinati

It's not always Black and White!
 Hello, today I'm sharing a layout with some of the 'Newest' flowers and products available at Green Tara.
These gorgeous flowers add the perfect softness and beauty to a girly layout. I went through some old scrap albums
this week and found some stunning photo's.....oh! But with some terrible layout designs showcasing  them. I just had to do a make over & that is how this layout came to be!!
 Now in case your wondering, the background cross over details are not the paper. It has been crossed over with Green Tara 3mm 'Black shimmer' ribbon. I thought this was a great idea to change my  background.

As you can see in these close up pics I have clustered some of their gorgeous NEW fabric flowers & I have also added a Silver Crystal Stem in behind the black flower, just to add some WOW factor.

Till next time! XX G!

Green Tara Products used:

Friday, 25 May 2012

Some More Deliciousness
By Guest Designer
Adriana Bolzon

We are so lucky today to have another fabulous post to share with you from this months "Guest  Designer", Adriana Bolzon. Thanks so much Adriana for showing us all your beautiful projects this month, using our favourite Green Tara goodies. I'm sure all our blog followers would agree that we have loved seeing your gorgeous designs.  Di x

"Rock Around The Clock"
I created this layout of my DD. The top she is wearing is one of her favourite tops, she always wants to wear it everywhere. When I received the inspirational & gorgeous goodies from Green Tara,  Black, White & Red theme goodies, I knew  the perfect photo to scrap.
Using Graphic 45 paper in red and vintage cream with a bit of Kraft cardstock,  perfect combination of colours.

  I cut out a clock face from the Graphic 45 papers and glued the frill and mini tassel from Green Tara around the edges, quite effective piece of embellishment for any page.

  Here is a close up of some of the fab Green Tara flowers I have used. I have also used some of the Flowers Sprays, Paper & fabric leaves as well as Crystal & Pearl Butterfly Sprays.
Just love the richness of these colours. If you look closely you can see the lovely Green Tara ribbons & trims aloing the bottom of the layout.

As well I  created a tag using Mulberry papers also from Green Tara.
I covered the whole tag with the black paper and made a tassel edge
on the  bottom of paper with the red papers. This would go really nice on the front of a card or perhaps as a main embellishment on a layout.

Thanks Green Tara for this awesome opportunity to play with such fabulous goodies, I have enjoyed  this month creating for you and your many followers.
I hope I have inspired you all.
Cheers Adriana

Green Tara Products Used 

Red Gardenia flowers FDV054R
Maple leaves white 4.5 cm LA7Wh
Poppy black flower 8 cm organza XF9212BL
Black Flower spray PFSTBL100
Black 3 cm roses FDR024BL
16cm pearl/silver butterflies spray XP0585
16cm silver/acrylic/pearl spray XP0617
Rubber black tree leaves RT15BL
White paper leaves LA13wh
Small white roses FDR003Wh
Red Roses 1.5 cm FDR003R
Cherry Blossoms Red/white FLC22RW
22mm Red Lace RB6740R
Stitched grosgrain Black/white 3mm RB244BL/W
Satin single frill black 1 cm RB439BL
Satin Leaf Garland Black ribbon RB573ABL
Mini tassel Ribbon RB456BL

 Maple leaves white 4.5 cm LA7Wh
Red Roses 1.5 cm FDR003R
Cherry Blossoms Red/white FLC22RW
Mulberry paper pack – black/red/white
Red Flower spray PFSTRD100
White paper leaves LA13wh
Heirloom silk organza flower white XF9213Wh
Assorted Japanese Paper 1212AAJ
6mm Ribbon Satin Red RB6R
23cm Satin Edges Organza red ribbon RB16R


Tuesday, 22 May 2012

"Sweet Girl" Layout & Card
By Di Garling

Hello Green Tara fans. Thanks for stopping by.  Today I would like to share a layout & a card I have made using lots of yummy, you guessed it, Green Tara goodies. I have also used lots of  beautiful chipboard pieces from 2 Crafty as well. 

I have used various sizes of the Green Tara RosesMini Rosebuds,  in both purple & aqua  as well as some sweet little Cherry Blossoms. Next I have used my current favourite Flower Sprays in Aqua. If you  click HERE you will see my "Tips & Tricks" of how I twist & curl these to make them look really nice. They are a really good, well priced flower option as they really do fill up a good space without costing the earth & they come in soooo many different colours too. There is three in a pack. I have used two down the right side of the page & I folded the third one in half to make it more compact. If you haven't tried these out before & I suggest you grab some & give them a try. You won't be disappointed!!! Lastly in my cluster I have used some of these great 
Green Tara Skeleton Leaves.

In this photo you can see I have tied a bow with the lovely 25mm Coloured Jute Ribbon. This ribbon makes such a beautiful bow & it is very soft so it is not too bulky either.

 While I had all my things out I thought I would make a card out of all the left overs. Again I used Green Tara Gardenias, Roses, Mini Rosebuds, Velvet Leaves  & a couple of  different Green Tara ribbons & one of their NEW laces as well as some 2 Crafty Card Greetings & a  Butterfly.

Green Tara Products Used
 Ribbons & Lace
25mm Lilac Jute Ribbon    CODE: RB407Lav
25mm Organza Butterfly on Wire Ribbon (On the tag on the Card)     CODE: RB6764
10mm Satin Frill Ribbon in Lavender    CODE: RB436Lav
Lace     CODE: L2923OW

Flowers & Leaves
Gardenias in Turquoise   CODE: FDV054Tu
3cm Velvet Leaves in Purple    CODE: XL266Pu
Skeleton Leaves in Turquoise    CODE: RTB113
Flower Sprays in Turquoise    CODE: PFST4
Cherry Blossoms in Violet    CODE: FLC22V
Mini Rosebuds in Purple    CODE: FDV025Pu
3cm Roses in Turquoise    CODE: FDR024Tu
2cm Roses in Purple    CODE: FDR009Pu
1.5cm Roses in Blue   CODE: FDR003B
 Mini Daisy Flower  in Aqua   CODE: FDR003B
Mini Daisy Flower  in Lavender    CODE: FDVL

Thanks so much for stopping by. Until next time.
Cheers Di  xo

Saturday, 19 May 2012

Layout, Card & Headband
By Jan Rankine

This photo of a friend’s little girl inspired me to do something really colourful and these orange petals, combined with black and white with a touch of yellow and green just felt right. I love this beautiful spotted ribbon from Green Tara, it adds impact to the layout & really pops off the page.

I used green Bud’n Bow ribbon instead of leaves and I think it looks really good. These orange flowers are just the flat petals, moistened & scrunched up, you would hardly recognise them.

I liked this colour scheme so much  I decided to make a card as well.
   This great little chippie Birdcage & Birthday greeting are both from   
 2 Crafty Chipboard. . These little Green Tara flowers are just perfect on a card.

Decorating a headband was a challenge set  by  Allison  who owns Green Tara. I thought why not keep the colour scheme  going.  I’ve twisted the stems of the yellow Flower Sprays to wire them onto the beadband & teamed them with some other Green Tara petals & little rose in the middle.

Green Tara Products Used
Flower Sprays in Gold
9mm Sequin Satin Ribbon Black
Bud n Bow 16mm, Olive
CODE: RB6761Ol
25mm Double Sided Reversible Spot Black White
6cm Petals, Orange
4cm Petals, Black.
2.5cm Petals, Gold
1.5cm Flower White
Silk Flowers with Swarovski Crystal Centres. 2cm White.
Black Roses 2cm
1.5cm Roses Orange

Thanks for calling by.
Jan xx

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Layout, Card & Treat Box
By Vicky Alberto

"Home is Where the Heart Is"

I have been so busy this month but had to sneak some time to play with the new "For Mother" collection from Pion Design and fabulous Green Tara goodies I received. I was given a pink and white/cream themed design team "challenge pack" from Green Tara to work with (pink is my fave color to scrap - thank you Alison!) and combined everything with the Once Upon a Sketch challenge for April too - 
I just loved Nadia's sketch last month!

This is my daughter as a baby in our backyard wearing her favorite outfit at the time (I have a lot of pictures with her wearing this, LOL). Don't you just love the printed doily pattern on that paper? I enhanced it by using a Martha Stewart corner punch on the edge. The chipboard rose vine is from Dusty Attic.

Green Tara Products Used:

Cherry Blossoms Pale Pink

10cm petals. White Pack

Heirloom 6.5cm Silk and Organza Flowers Dusky Pink 12pcs

Daisies Pink

3.8cm White
CODE: L2862W

Loop n Tassel 10mm Pink Champagne

"Life is Beautiful" Card
You can never have enough blank cards for all those unexpected occasions that seem to just pop up. Here I used the Meg's Garden "Forget Me Not" paper collection which includes some amazing vintage image elements sheets - this is a card maker's dream. Combined with a 4x12 paper strip from the collection, it is easy to pull together an elegant card. I added some gorgeous Green Tara cherry blossoms, twisted organza/pearl trim and tassel trim, plus a stamped title and a pull tag... to really polish things off.

"Treat Box"

I modified my own template from my gingerbread house box that I made for Christmas and came up with this cute little birdhouse box and the roof is actually a card! The box is made of one 12x12 sheet of paper from the brand new "Forget Me Not" collection from Meg's Garden.  Here I used Green Tara cherry blossoms, paper leaves, lace and trim. The bird was cut out of another paper from the collection and I watercolored it blue to match and added feathers. Thanks for taking a peek today. All of my tutorials are listed as quick links on the right side of my blog at

Thanks for taking the time to visit the blog today!

Sunday, 13 May 2012

"Snow Girl" by JJ Sobey

"I wanted to use these yummy Green Tara flowers and trims, so I went looking for photos that worked with the colours, and turns out my daughter's snow suit was just the right thing!  Mix in a few snow flakes and winter papers, and why not flowers on a girlie snow page?  Precisely.

This cobweb trim is really growing on me - the more I use it, the more I like it.  The texture really makes me happy.  Here, you see it layered with some Wave Ribbon.

I twisted the sequin trim into flourishes, because why use just a straight line when you can have a curve?

You may notice a few of the petals flowers tucked in around my page.  Because these flowers are relatively flat (in comparison with some of the others), you can use them as layering elements, tucking them under the edge of photos and papers...

and using them to add a little more oomph to non-floral embellishments, like this snowflake."

Flowers -

Cobweb Fuschia (RB6772Fu)

Trims -   

Thanks for looking & I hope I have given you some ideas for using lots of gorgeous flowers & ribbons on all sorts of different layouts. Until next time.

(Scroll done & have a peek at a cute  little card I made recently)
Pigs Might Fly!!!
Hello everyone, today I want to show you  this card to show one of the fun ways you can use the
 "Petals"  from Green Tara.

These flowers started out white, but I wanted them to match my paper, so I tinted them with glimmer mist, and voilĂ  - easy customization.  I then cut them in half, and tucked them under the edge of the ribbon, for a flowery border.  

Oh my goodness - these new crinkle organza ribbons are so pretty, and I'm delighted with this particular shade - it's a perfect match for some of the aquas in current paper collections."

Green Tara Products Used :
Flowers - mixed petals, White (P22Wh)

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Cheeky Girl by Tina Dalton

I created a gorgeous Shadow box for Green Tara this month, but I cant show you as it is going to be published in Scrapbook Creations magazine issue #95, so make sure you grab the magazine and take a look, it is loaded full of the awesome new flowers.
So after all of this I decided to create a layout for you all to see, and again using some of the awesome new Green Tara goodies combined with some of the beautiful  previous released items as well.  

 This photo is my granddaughter Shontay, being her Cheeky little self as per usual, the camera always seems to turn her into a cheeky monkey lol.

 I have used lots of the gorgeous NEW fabric flowers here in my cluster & I have added some of the Green Tara leaves, flower sprays & Gardenias  as well

Green Tara Products Used:
Camellia 8cm Paper flower - Cherry
CODE: XF9219Ch
Damask 8cm Fabric and Organza Flower - Aqua
CODE: XF9225Aq
Poppy 8cm Organza Flower - Dusky Pink
Apple Blossom - Ivory
3 Flower Sprays - Cream
Velvet Leaves 3cm Green
7mm Loop Trim  - Butter
20mm Self Adhesive Flower Garland - Ivory

Thanks for looking and have a great creative day.    Tina

Monday, 7 May 2012

"Be Happy"
by Guest Designer
Adriana Bolzon

Hello everyone, I'm so happy to  be back as "Guest Designer" for Green Tara this month. They really do have so many gorgeous flowers, ribbons, laces & embellishments. I would like to thank Green Tara for the opportunity to play with their beautiful goodies again. I have created this layout, called "Be Happy",  with one of the fabulous little packages they sent me that had a colour scheme of  white, aqua & turquoise. The gorgeous velvet flowers, leaves & gardenias will enhance any project.
 All the lace around the edges is also from Green Tara.

Green Tara Products Used
Turquoise Gardenias  FDV054Tu
Turquoise Roses 3cm  FDR024Tu
Turquoise Mini Rosebuds  FDV025Tu
White Roses 3cm  FDR024Wh
Tutu Organza & Pearl Flower  XF9227Wh
White Velvet Leaves  XL266Wh
Mint Velvet Rose  XF9217Mi
Crinkle Satin  Edge  Organza Ribbon  RBCrAq
Satin Edge Organza Ribbon Aqua  RB16Aq
Lace  L2912W
Lace L3054W

Thanks for looking in & I will see you all again later in the month with another project I will be designing with the beautiful products from Green Tara.
You can find me at 
Adriana x

Friday, 4 May 2012

"Butterfly" Layout
"Tips & Tricks"
By Linda Thompson

Green Tara Products Used
10cm petals in red CODE: FDS023FR
7cm petals in blue CODE: FDS021B1
7cm petals in liquid CODE: FDS021Liq
4cm petals in liquid CODE: FK018Liq
Cherry Blossoms in
    blue CODE: FLC22B
    red CODE: FLC22R
    2 tone blue CODE: FLC22BPB
Self adhesive trim in gold CODE: RB660Go
Stitched grosgrain in red CODE: RB244R/W
Ric rac red CODE: RB619R
Mini Tassel ribbon wedgewood blue CODE: RB456WB
Vertical stripe ribbon red/blue 22mm CODE: RB400D22Vertical Stripe ribbon red/blue 9mm CODE: RB400D9
All flowers have been painted with gold glimmer glaze
Chipboard Doily Instructions
Choose a chipboard doily or shape paint the outside edge cover the inside with pva glue and attach your ribbon of choice. I have used both the 22mm & 9mm vertical stripe ribbon. This helps to create the perfect matching embellishment.
Green Tara Petals with a twist
Take your choice of petals I have used 10cm for the outside and 7cm for the inside and fold them in half then in quarters, gluing them in position as you go. Pinch or crumple the petals to give them more texture and pop the smaller petals inside the larger petal gluing then in place. Finish of by joining the flowers together and popping a folded 4cm flower to create a centre along with a cherry blossom.
Before I list products I just wanted to thank my model, a Barbie doll makeup head became my backup after my first model quit when I wouldn't let her eat the end result - well she is only 10mths old so I guess I will have to forgive.
Green Tara Product Used
Cherry blossoms in violet/white CODE: FLC22VW
3cm roses in white
1.5cm roses in white CODE: FDR003Wh
Gardenia flowers in lilac
Flower Spray in white CODE: PFST1
Flower spray in purple CODE: PFSTPu
Copper paper leaves 3.5cm CODE: LA15C
Silver Spray CODE: XP0637
Organza butterfly on wire CODE: RB6764OW
Satin frill in white CODE: RB436Wh
Headband Tutorial
First I attached the satin frill ribbon to the headband using a hot glue gun, Then choosing my flowers and embellishments I went about gluing them into place. The leaves have been bent to make them look real. I cut the small bead parts of the silver spray and just used these. The butterfly on a wire ribbon was cut to make individual butterfly ribbons, I left a small amount of wire on each end so the ribbon did not fall off and folded each wire end over to also help keep the ribbon on the wire. The flower sprays have been inked to create a 2 tone flower and just a single flower was used here and there. Everything was the covered in glitter, what little girl wouldn't  love glitter?  The headband is elegant enough to use for a flower girl etc and pretty enough for a child to wear. 
 Linda T.

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

"One Perfect Photo" by Mistra Hoolahan

I have another layout to share today using one of my not so perfect photos!  Another of when my lovely friend Michelle came to visit.  This tragic self portrait was taken at night, using the front camera on the phone so it's as low res as you can get and I LOVE it to bits... because of the fun and smiles we shared together

I've chose soft papers in gorgeous peach tones to try and accentuate the photo as much as I could... and naturally Green Tara had the perfect colours just waiting to be used!
 I love the cute and funky little Sakura Fabric Flower...
 and of course the delicate and whimsical Heirloom...
I've tucked in some of the lovely new velvet leaves and some roses... so sweet!

Thanks for visiting, take care and be true to you.
Mis xo

 Green Tara Products used:
Fabric Flowers - Sakura {Coral} XF9221Cor
 Fabric Flowers - Heirloom {Peach} XF9213Pe
Fabric Flowers - Velvet Leaves {White}XL266Wh