Sunday, 31 May 2009

Dottie's World Sunday Challenge - Coffee and Cream

Oh what a beautiful morning..... oh what a beautiful day!! Sorry, I just broke out in song then because I've woken up to the most fantastic weather, which is perfect timing as my son is having his birthday party in the garden today. Can't believe I'm up so early on a Sunday morning too, but once I opened my eyes, saw that the sun was shining and heard the birds singing their 'Good Mornings', I just had to get up.

I'm so excited to show you my first Design Team card for the Dottie's World Challenge today! The lovely Louise asked me if I would be on the team and of course I was delighted to accept. Working with the Charmed downloads is an absolute pleasure - if you've not bought any yet then what are you waiting for?! They are so stylish and fantastic value too!!

I decided to use one of the scrummy Mikey downloads for this week's card. The theme is Coffee and Cream and I think this works really well on a male card. We're also asked to think stripes or spots, so I included the musical paper strips which have lines on for the notes (thinking back to my school days I'm sure that's called a stave?) and my spots are the letter stickers spelling out 'ROCK'.

I'm giving this card to my son on his actual birthday tomorrow - he's a bit of a budding guitar player so he should appreciate what I've done. Cards don't mean that much to a nine-year-old do they, but he does take an interest in what I do so hopefully he'll be happy.

I've been made to feel really welcome on joining the team at Dottie's World. Thanks for that girls and a big wave to the other newbies - isn't this fun?! I do hope you can join us for this week's challenge and can't wait to see what you create ;o)

Image - Charmed Download Mikey
Sentiment - Kay & Co dp, Shabby Shoppe download, Studio G
Papers - from stash
Colouring - Copics
Embellishments - Chipboard Fastener from stash
Accents - Distress Accents

Have a lovely day in the sun and don't forget that suncream!!

TTFN and TFL xxx


Adele said...

Oh Tara, loving the detail on this- a stunning first DT card!

Hope you all have a wonderful day today!

love Dingle.xx

Kim x said...

A gorgeous card Tara, can't wait to see more of your creations. Lovely day for party, enjoy!
Kim x

Louly said...

Oh Tara I'm just so thrilled you agreed to join us, your so talented and so blummin lovely!
As you know I adore this card and I love the way you've photographed it too- excellent1

Vicky said...

Gorgeous card Tara I'm sure your son will love it! Congrats on your DT post & thanks for entering my candy! Good Luck!
Enjoy your party out in the sunshine today!
Hugs, Vixky -x-

Juliet said...

Oh I just love your work Tara, and this is no exception! Fabulous!!! Happy Birthday to your son tomorrow and a huge welcome to you to the DWDT.
Juliet xx

Karen said...

Fabulous card Tara, what a great way to start :-) Look forward to seeing more.

Enjoy your birthday party, you certainly have the perfect weather for it, couldn't wish for better.


Karen said...

Stunning cards over the last couple of posts Tara. Love the dotties dude and the little hawian girl.

Love Karen xxx

Cheryl said...

stunning card hun great detail too love cheryl xxxxxxx

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Congratulations, congratulations ! Your card is absolutely AMAZING Tara and I love all the detail you have put into it and Mikey is so fab.

Have a fantastic day. Hope Kane loves his card as much as we all do and hope he has a great birthday and party.


Jo x

Sheila said...

Hey Tara this one is amazing!!! I too love your creations. I hope you have a wonderful Party and hope you don't do too damage jumping a round with a bunch of 9 year

looking forward to working with over at Dottie's.
Sheila xx

June Houck said...

Congrats on your new DT position! This is a great boy card. Happy birthday to him :) My two girls will be 7 years old next Sunday...I can't believe it.

Lora said...

Congrats on the DT position. This card ROCKS, I know my 11 year old son would love this too.
Love the colours of this card, perfect for a male card.
Lora x

Di said...

Hi Tara
your sons card is fab he'll love it really boyish!
i havent seen the downloads will have to have a look. You make me ashamed all bright and breezy i,m afraid i'm suffering a bit, too much alcohol when hubby came home!!lol
Cant face making a card not like me, its not worth drinking though, wasted a day!
great card and have a fab birthday party
Hugs Di xxxx

TaraG said...

Oh my Gosh!!! Tara this is stunning! I just love everything you have done on this card! Super fantastic! Mikey looks great...super colouring, hun!

Paola said...

What a wonderful masculine card. I just love what you did with it. Your son is going to love it. Happy Birthday to him.
Congrats on making the design team they are sure getting a gem of an artist!
Have a great day!
Take care,

Gunn (Merete) said...

What a great card you made. I have to agree, both Mikey and the colors are great for a male card.
And be a part of the Dt at Dotties are really fun and I am already working on my next challenge card ( mostly in my head yet.)
Best wishes for the birthday boy and looking forward to see more of your fab work.

Mina said...

Fantastic mans card, congratulations on the DT position...this is one of my fav digistamps isnt he so handsome and theres one for just about every males occassion...gorgeous xxx

Kim Piggott said...

Congratulations Tara on your DT spot!
Your Son will just love his card!
Great image and so much fabulous detail!
Have a great time!
kim x

Donna said...

Fantastic card Tara, I'm sure this will be a huge hit with your son...hope the party went well today :) Donna x

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Tara,l love the image and colours.

Hugs Riet.x

Danielle said...

Awesome card Tara - perfect colours for a boy card! Your distressing and collage work is just fantastic on this. Love it! And congrats too!
Hugs, Danielle

Caroline said...

Stunning card! You have done a fab job and I love Mikey. Caroline x

Chris said...

Congratulations on your new DT post Tara, I'm so pleased for you, hope you have loads of fun with it. Hope Kane enjoyed his party and has a lovely birthday today. Love your card, all the distressing looks wonderful and it's such a great image. Hugs, Chris xx

Cass said...

Fab male card Tara.My Louis would love it.Fabby image and love all the little details.Congratulations on your DT post,well deserved.
Cass xxx

Rach said...

hiya sweetie, congrats on the dt.. and i love your card that you have made it is awesome.xx

Jules said...

Hi Tara

Found your blog whilst "hopping about".

What a treat. You have some gorgeous creations on show.

I love this one very much.

Congratulations on your DT post.

Love Jules xx

Anonymous said...

Wonderful card Tara, love the image...just bought all the downloads!
Congrats on the DT news!
Carole x

CraftyC said...

Wow Tara, this is smashing, stunning, fantastic. Just love it and a great piccie to!

katy said...

Congratulations Tara on your new DT position ! Gorgeous card as always...hope Kane had a fab birthday xx

strawberry fields said...

This card is so much fun! Congrats on your DT post!
Fiona x

Ila said...

This is just Fabulous Tara!!...I love every wonderful detail!!...your son will love it!! Congratulations on the DT post!!..they are lucky to have you...I am off to check out the links!!...Hugs, Ila

Debbie said...

A fabulous card Tara, great image and I love all the layers and doodling. Debbie x

Sassy Crafts said...

Such a fab card. Also thought i'd comment here about your HM&F challenge card as i don't have a flikr account - Love the simplicity of the design and the saying is perfect. Thanks for joining in. x

cats whiskers said...

Congrats on the DT post sweetie and Congrats also on such a fabulous boys card, it is stunning
Hugs Jacqui x