Sunday, 5 July 2009

Dottie's World Sunday Challenge - In Bloom
































Good morning peeps!

Happy Sunday to you all - I've been AWOL this week mostly and I'm very sorry for that, but sometimes a week comes along jam-packed with stuff and your normal routine just falls by the wayside! Well that's the week I've just had and now I'm trying very hard to play catch up!! I've also had a couple of very bad heads which I think has been due to the heat, even though I've had enough water to keep a camel going for a lifetime, lol! Thank you so much to everyone who has left comments recently about my migraines and other health issues - I really appreciate your kind words and promise not to bore you with it all anymore! If I'm fed up to the back teeth with it then you lot certainly must be, hee hee!




























Onto my card, if you call it that! It's a flowerpot card and I earmarked it specially for this week's Dottie's World Challenge where the theme is 'In Bloom'. Never has there been such a perfect challenge for this time of year....... all you gardeners will agree I'm sure that the combination of lots of sun with a few sharp showers has certainly brought our green and pleasant land to life! I'm sure lots of you will have bought the new Pixie Downloads available just now from Charmed Cards and Crafts so I'm sure you'll be delighted to team them with all the gorgeous flowers in your stash. Pop over and have a look at what the other girls have created if you can, there's something to inspire you all for sure with the beautiful creations being showcased today. If you're wondering how I created the shape for my card, I was going to search around for a template but in the end just decided to draw it myself........ quite pleased with how it turned out really and will definitely make some more of these. I used papers from Basic Grey, QuicKutz and Sizzix Dies, Stickles Glue and Brads from my stash. The image is coloured with Copics.


























Well, this post has been scheduled because I'm out at a party today celebrating my M-I-L's 70th birthday. I'm hoping to be home by the evening as I'm well overdue for a mammoth blog hop and want to catch up with you all properly ;o)

So until then......... toodle pip and thanks for looking my friends. Hope you enjoy your day!

Hugs Tara xxxx

26 comments:

Sheila said...

Tara this is just fantastic, I love your flower pot hun it's great!!& your flowers are just Gorgeous.
Hugs
Sheila xx

Elaine aka Quixotic said...

Gorgeous! Love the flowerpot, and your colouring is fab!

Karen said...

Gorjus cards Tara. Love the colours.

Love Karen x

sandra_w said...

Stunning!! I love the flowerpot...fantastic!!

Hugs,
San

Erin said...

Gorgeous creation! Lve it!
Erin x

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Fab design Tara. love th cute image and all the wonderful detail. Hugs Nikki x

CraftyC said...

Stunning card Tara, just so beautiful
Clairex

Danielle said...

This image is perfect for a flower-pot card - I love it! Gorgeous papers for those flowers too - just lovely!
Hugs, Danielle

scrappyjan said...

Oh Tara this is FAB!!!!! Love it!!!!!!! have a great day, janny

June Houck said...

Tara, this is fabulous!!! You did a GREAT job putting this together. A very special card for a very special birthday. I hope you are feeling better; I know how it feels to suffer migraines...you think you are going to die, then afraid that you won't.

Danni said...

Wowzers!! gorgeous!!

Sarita said...

Gorj card Tara, love your dotty flowers. Hope you are feeling a bit better,
Love Sarita xx

Kelly Schelske said...

Such a sweet card Tara, how fun!

I sure hope you are feeling better soon!

Hugs, Kelly

Riet said...

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

Hugs Riet.x

Kim Piggott said...

Wow fabulous card Tara!
hugs
kim x

Gunn (Merete) said...

What an exellent idea to make a flowerpot for a card. I love it.
It is so fun to see how different we all do this challenges.
Take care :-) wish you a better week no and the one thats past.
Hugs Gunn

Rica said...

Hi you - you clever girl!! This is fantastic and you've done a brilliant job of creating your own template. Fab papers and colours and you coloured that darling little pixie perfectly.
Don't talk to me about catching up, it's the story of my life at the mo. I think I'm nearly there and something else happens.
Take care - look after yourself - will get round to mailing you soon - it's on my list of to do's.
hugs Heather cc

Cheryl said...

wow this is truly brilliant hun love the image and the colouring is just great too lots love cheryl xxxxxxx

Kim Dellow said...

Big WOW Tara, that is magnificent. Love it. Kim

Ila said...

I love this flower pot card Tara!..Gorgeous coloring, image and flowers!!...Hugs, Ila

Di said...

Fabby card Tara, love the flowers and plant pot, love the image and colouring just fab.
Still missing you over at C.C.

Hugs Di xxxx

Faerielore said...

Tara this is brilliant !!!! i love how you have made it into the shape of a flower pot and these new pixie are just so gorgeous and those flower are just delish !!!! fab fab fab xxx

Pia said...

wow beautiful card

cats whiskers said...

Hi Sweetie I so feel for you, I am a cluster migraine suffer too and know what you are going through.
This is a stunning card and now I have just had to go any buy those pixies only bought one set at first but am sure I will go back for the others
Hugs Jacqui x

gina g said...

Gorgeous flower pot card Tara and i just love these little pixies think i might just have to nip over and get them. luv gina xx

June said...

Wonderful Tara what a brilliant idea, huggies June xx