Sunday, 12 July 2009

Dottie's World Sunday Challenge - Oh La La!

Good morning everyone!

If it's Sunday then that means it's time for another Dottie's World Challenge - Louise has come up with a brilliant theme this week as we join in the French celebrations for July 14th..........

The 14th of July marks the French public holiday of Bastille Day so to join the French in their celebrations I would like us to make something with a French feel. It could be the image, it could be a french sentiment or it could just make you say Oh La La! It might even be just in the colours of the French flag (red, white and blue), it's up to you! Just have fun! Oh and don't forget to use one of the Charmed downloads!

Oh boy we have some wonderful examples for you to feast your eyes on this week - the girls have certainly impressed me with their stunning creations!

I chose Madison in France for my card....... couldn't have been more obvious, lol! She's so gorgeous and I love her stripey top and beret. I used one of the Papermania scalloped cards and punched some holes out around the edges, then added some red anchor paper by Kay & Co. Prom Mikey has been layered onto a Shabby Princess Round Label download and both images have been coloured with Copics. The ribbon and brads are from my stash. It felt quite nice to make a more modern card as most of mine tend to be cutsie or shabby chic I think. That's what cardmaking is all about though, drawing on different styles, and I think these downloads allow you to try something different.

Well we managed to see Hotel For Dogs yesterday and it was a good film, but the buzz in this house now is for Harry Potter as the new release is out on Wednesday. Tickets are booked and the kids are really excited - in the meantime they're watching all the older films to get well and truly in the mood. So you could say it's going to be a real HP fest in our house today, but not for me sadly....... housework and ironing beckon(two of the dirtiest words I know), but not before a couple of rounds of toast and a good old blog hop!!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend peeps and remember, only one week left until the kids break up......... a thought which will either fill you with dread or glee, lol!!! Glee on my part I must add!

TTFN and TFL xxx


Rach said...

this is fabulous Tara, what a wonderful card, hugs rachxx

Kim Piggott said...

Such a gorgeous card Tara, so fabulous!
kim x

Kellylouj said...

Lovely card Tara xx

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Helllooo !

Wow, you have been a busy bee ! Your cards are stunning Tara. Love this one and your colouring is fantastic. Love the shape of your card and the papers are just perfect.

Enjoy Harry Potter and yes, we are counting down the days now until we don't have to rush around in the mornings. Will be good to have the kids at home (not sure I shall be saying that by week 5 mind !!!).

Take care and hugs,

Jo xxxx

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Tara,l love the images and colours.

Hugs Riet.x

Sharon said...

Tres Chic! This is just gorgeous Tara. Don't they make a lovely couple?
It's taken me all day and an uninstall of IE8 to be able to get onto your (and others) blog today (had mega problems) but this card was worth all the effort.
Enjoy then new HP film - I'm jealous - my kids are too old to take now and grandkids are too young. lol!
Sharon xx

cats whiskers said...

Hi Tara this is stunning dear love the two iamges and the design and fabulous colours its just awesome
Hugs Jacqui x

All Pink girl said...

Oh wow Tara ,love this card the images and the shapes are brilliant ,love it

hugs Dawnxxx

Di said...

Fab card Tara, your mojo seems to well and truly have come back! love this!

Hugs Di xxx
p.s. looking forward to HP release too !!

Sheila said...

Hey Tara your Ohh la la is just fabulous!!Madison & Mikey look great together.
Sheila xx

Faerielore said...

definately oh la la this is gorgeous, love these images. i love harry potter too !!!! cant wait for the new film ive been watching all the old films with my girl friends, weve now called our weekly girls night harry potter wednesday, harry potter, best friends and wine what more could a girl ... want when shes not crafting that is hehehe

Ruth said...

C'est magnifique! Ruth x

Gunn (Merete) said...

Great card, how lovely to include Mikey. I like what you have done, and I got an idea for another card I will try to make later on. Thanks.
Gunn :-D