Tuesday, 22 September 2009

High Hopes # 45 - Your Favourite High Hopes Image........




























Good morning everyone!

What is it about being asked to make a commission that completely throws you? One of the girls at work just asked me to make a card for her Mum (panic set in straight away) and she said I had free reign to make whatever I wanted as long as I just included the word 'Mum'. She knows my style and likes what I do so she said she was happy for me to make something in my usual way......... so what could be so hard?!!!! Well I sat and pondered and worried last night, then took a break for some tea and still didn't know what to create when I came back to the table. My first image went in the bin and I really was ready to throw in the towel, lol!

Anyway, I got there eventually as you can see and decided on a High Hopes image so that I could also enter this week's challenge. I think this is one cute ladybug and definitely one of my faves and the matching sentiment was quite apt for a card being given by a daughter to her mum. So a bit of a stressful evening and it reminded me why I don't do commissions very often!!

























I used a gorgeous double-sided sheet of paper by October Afternoon and picked out some of the colours when adding my Prima flowers. My HH image was coloured with Polys and Koh pencils and you might just pick up the Sprinkles coming out of ladybug's watering can. Brads, spacers, buttons and pearls are from my stash and the border was created using paper lace by Around The Block.

Right that's me for today as I now need to drop the kids off at school and toodle on to work.

Have a good one!!

TTFN and TFL, hugs Tara xxx

35 comments:

Rach said...

gorgoeus Tara, i am sure this is going to be loved.. the flower detail you have used is brilliant.. hugs rachxxx

Faerielore said...

This is beautiful darling i bet she loved it, such a cute image and perfect sentiment and love the centres of your flowers xxxx

Caroline said...

Stunning card Tara! Bet she will love it. Caroline x

Di said...

THis is just lovely she will love it!!

Hugs Di xxxx

Amanda's paper palace said...

Fab card Tara I always panic when i get a commission too lol i'm sure she'll love it!
hugs amanda x

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

Oh I am so with you on the commisions! I try hard not to get any!! Love your cute image and the flowers are gorgeous. Love the colours! Have a good day! Judy xx

Donna said...

Super pretty card Tara, ove the littlewhite border around the card and the flowers look gorge :) Donna x

Anki said...

Wonderful Tara. Hope you are having a great day and thank you for your kind words on my blog. Kram - Anki

Bunny-Zoe said...

Oh wow, this is so pretty Tara, Gorgeous colouring and layout. Big Hugs, Nikki x

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous, love the sweet image and the fab flowers.
luv
Debby

gina g said...

It's gorgeous Tara love the sweet image and papers and the flowers are beautiful. luv gina xx

Julie said...

This is lovely Tara, I love the paper lace borders

Tonje said...

Beautiful card. I'm sure it will be appreciated! I know the feeling though... I was asked to make a card for my aunt to give to someone a while back... it's sooo much harder than just making a card...

Cheryl said...

wow this is amazing hun those flowers are totally gorgoues stunning detail love cheryl xxxx

Michele said...

Gorgeous card Tara. Love the cute image you've used and the colurs also. Hugs Michele x

Ruth said...

She's going to love this ...I do! Especially the water from the can! Ruth x

Dragonlady said...

Hi Tara,

i'm sure the recipient will be over the moon. This is a super card, I love all the flowers and the stamp is really gorgeous.

Ali x

CraftyC said...

Bet she's chuffed Tara, its a gorgeous card!!
Clairex

Sharon said...

Wow! This is fabulous Tara. I have fallen in love with that paper lace (wasn't there a group called that - no doubt before your time lol). I'm sure your friend and her Mum will adore this card, well, who wouldn't?
Sharon xx

Ida said...

Beautiful card, gorgeous;D!!
Hugs from Ida:o)!

Lisa said...

Hi Tara, Gorgeous card! Such a sweet sentiment and the flowers are beautiful.

Lisa x

Kim Piggott said...

Totally adorable card!
Your friend will just love to give this to her Mum!
hugs
kim x

~ Ali ~ said...

This is gorgeous Tara love all the flowers.

Juls said...

gorgeous!! great little image and I loved the embossed flowers!!

Mina said...

you have nothing to be worried about Tara she will love it to bits...its gorgeous
Mina xxx

Sheila said...

Tara it's just gorgeous!!!, I love that paper lace it's a bit delish!!:).
I'm sure this one is going to be treasured for sure hun.
Hugs
Sheila xx

Kelly Schelske said...

It's so pretty Tara! love all the flowers she's watering!

Hugs, Kelly

Amy Leggate said...

Beautiful!!! Love all the flowers! Thanks for playing along at HH this week!

Squirrel x said...

I wish I had bugs like that in my garden! Beautiful card Tara, any mum would be thrilled to receive it. Love the bug, love the flowers, love the papers, love your layout .... just love it! Squirrel xx

Andrea, said...

Oh this is fab Tara, great image and I love all the flowers. have a good Wednesday

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Another fabby card Tara. Love those little heart buttons ! I bet your friend loved this card when she saw it, fabulous job !

Hugs,

Jo x

Cheryl said...

So adorable and such gorgeous detail....the sentiment is perfect!!! Your friend is going to love it!!
Hugs xx

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Tara, this is just so sweet!! Love all those flowers and pretty colors!! :)

Heide said...

It was so had for me too, to pick my favorite HH stamp. You did a fabulous job with this card.

handstampedbylacey said...

Well your hard work was worth the effort! Your card is beautiful! And you did an awesome job with the High Hopes challenge. Thanks for playing along! We have another fun and easy challenge this week...a birthday card! I hope you can play along again!
~Lacey