Sunday, 19 July 2009

Dottie's World Sunday Challenge - Frame It!

Good afternoon peeps!

Wow, it feels like ages since I uploaded a card....... I think I was on a roll the early part of the week and then life got in the way, as it does!

Thank you so much for all the wonderful comments you've taken the time and trouble to leave recently - I love to read each and everyone one of them. I have had a couple of new visitors too and will be hopping over to check out your blogs as soon as I can.

Now onto my card....... I must confess I wasn't sure this would appear on here today as I'm nursing a severe hangover and have been in bed all afternoon. What a waste of a day!! Why do I do it?! When will I learn?! Those famous words came from my lips this morning too....... 'never again'........hmmmmm, we'll see heh?

It was my turn to set the challenge over at Dottie's World this week and I decided on a theme of frames and borders. For my frame I've stamped lots of arrows onto Basic Grey Ambrosia papers, cut them out and layered them around the edge of my card. The arrow stamp is by Stamps Away and I bought quite a few different ones a while back after being inspired by my teamie Adele. I've come up with a male card again and I have to say that, whilst I don't usually enjoy making them, the Mikey downloads available at Charmed Cards and Crafts make it really easy to create something a bit funky!

I coloured Mikey with Copics and layered him onto a Nestie heart cut out using Cherry Hill papers from October Afternoon. I also embossed the heart which you can hopefully pick up from the piccie, using the diamonds Cuttlebug folder. I added some screw head brads to the corners as a finishing touch and the stickers sentiments are by Kay&Co.

I'm off to catch up on everyone's weekend creations now - not sure how long I'll hold out but I'll do my best, lol!

TTFN and TFL xxx


Anonymous said...

Hi Tara!! This card is amazing girl!! :) I love all those arrows and the colors are brilliant!! WOW!! Beautiful coloring too!! TFS!!

Vicky said...

Just fab Tara. Love the arrows! I hate that hangover feeling on a sunday, like you said you feel it's just such a waste of a day! That's why I don't really drink! Hope the hangover's on it's way out!
Hugs, Vicky ~x~

Anonymous said...

Great card Tara, hope your head feels better soon! Sue x

Danielle said...

What an awesome boy card Tara - it's so hip and funky!! Your colouring of Mikey is fab and the arrow border is so totally creative! Hope your head is feeling better soon!!
Hugs, Danielle

Andrea, said...

Oh this is fabulous Tara, I love the image and the frame you have made with the arrows is wonderful, have a great evening

Alison said...

What a funky boy card! The arrows look great and those are fab colours.

Riet said...

Woww Tara,what amazing card,l love the image and papers.

Hugs Riet.x

gina g said...

Oh yuk i don't envy you with a hangover, but the card is brilliant Tara i love these downloads too....hope you feeling a little better by now. luv gina xx

Katy said...

Fab card :)

Rica said...

Hi you - fab card, love your arrow border and the colours and papers you've used. I do like Mikey - I've got him but never used him yet!!
You know that small cherry blossom punch you haven't got - well you have now - or will have when it arrives. Was sending some of those dragonflies you liked but they have disappeared - probably packed so they might have to fly over from Germany.
huggles from me xx

Sarita said...

Fab fab blokey card Tara. I can't do male cards to save my life!
I love the theme, you've pulled it all together just perfectly,
Love Sarita xx

Gunn (Merete) said...

Great card. Love the arrows as a frame. Thanks for setting this fun challenge.
Gunn :-D

Anonymous said...

Wow Tara what a stunning creation! I just love all those arrows! Such a funky and cool card! Such a perfect boys card!
Erin x

Nicole Bailey said...

Oh Tara! I love that clever!
Love the colors you used and your coloring is just so flawless!

Kim Piggott said...

Fabulous card Tara!
What a brilliant image and your arrows are great!
Have a great week!
kim x

cats whiskers said...

Hi Dear this is fabulous I love that image and those great papers, and wow those arrows are just fantastic. Have a good week
Hugs Jacqui x

Michele said...

Such an amazing card Tara. Love the image you've used and all the details also. Hugs Michele x

CraftyC said...

Fantastic card Tara, those arrows look pretty stunning and blend so well

Di said...

WOw what a great card! i love those arrows and mikey is great! hangovers are just yukky eh!! but was it worth it did you have fun!?

HUgs Di xx

Dena said...

Tara, hey there! I really like this boy card. I never seem to go those done. This image is really "cool" so works perfectly with those arrows. Love it! Hugs, Dena

Faerielore said...

brilliant card hun definately think i will have to buy these mikey images, they are so perfect for mens cards which i find soooo hard.

Sharon said...

Brilliant! Love your layout. This card really looks different (in a good way) and it is so refreshing to see something new. Fantastic use of the arrows. Love it to bits.
Sharon xx

Chris said...

hehehehehe, lol re the hangover and that was me on Saturday after one too many Friday night so I know how you felt! Love your card, Mikey is very cool and so is your fantastic arrow border, very creative and I love it. Write to you later. Hugs, Chris xx

Anonymous said...

What a brilliant card..the arrow frame looks fabulous. I have these downloads and still haven't used them :-O Thanks for the inspiration!
Carole x