April 26, 2009

Dottie's World Sunday Challenge....For a Teen by Adele...Happy Birthday ~16 Totally a Teen!!! & Some Sad News!!!


Well, yesterday was a busy day and today will be too! I helped Chris build a shed in the backyard from a kit that he got at Costco. It was actually kinda fun...Shhhh...don't tell him I said that or I will have to help him out like that more often,smile! I was actually pretty good at following the directions and visualizing how it was suppose to go together from the pics in the instruction manual...kinda proud of myself!!! It was a beautiful day to be outside and I even got a little sun...I didn't think to put any sun screen on so I am a little burnt. I also tried to get around and say "hi" but my computer (or blogger) wasn't cooperating...not sure what's up with that...eeekk! Hope it isn't my computer! Kieran has his First Communion so another busy day today!!!!

Now for the sad news....I unfortunately had to let Louise and Karen know that I was steeping down from Dottie's World Sunday Challenge...I was really sad to have to do that as I do love the Holly & Madison images soooo and Mikey is such a cutie!!! I have been having printer issues (so I need a new one soon when the budget allows) and it is a laser jet printer which means the ink is not compatible with my Copics! This has been the major issue for me!!! I have been spraying my images with a fixative and the fumes are killing me...not to mention all the stress of my printer working on and off!!! So, this is, very sadly, my last DT card for Dottie's World..sniffle, sniffle! Karen, Louise and all the ladies at DW Sunday Challenge have been just fabulous to work with and I will miss them and the fun chit chat at the DW DT Forum!

This week's challenge was set by Adele and it was great fun! I really enjoyed making this card!!!! I used this fabby new American Crafts Teen paper collection. The cardbase is 6X6, cut from some Black Bazzill Basics cardstock! I was yackin' on the phone with my mum when I was making this card and I was rummaging around on my desk and saw this fancy label that I'd cut on my Silhouette months ago! It was a perfect fit for Madison and I was so happy with how it looks on this card. I ran the black piece through the Cuttlebug with the Swiss Dots embossing folder and did the same to the number 16 and the QK photo corner! the ribbon is American Crafts too!!!

I printed Madison on Prism Simply Smooth White cardstock and coloured her with my Copics! I sponged around her with some pink Metallic Rub-Ons to give her a bit of a pink glow and It doesn't show in the pic but I used my Sakura Glaze pen and added some gloss to her lips and went over the cord, ipod and her bracelet! It looks fab IRL!!!

Well, that is a very sad post for me!!!! I will really miss the Dottie's World Sunday Challenge DT they are just the kindest ladies!!! I have to tell you my 9 year old daughter, Hannah, is totally bummed out too! She just adores Holly and Madison, so there are two very long faces here at the Godfrey household!!!!

So, a big, big thank you hug to Louise, Karen, Juliet, Adele, Nicola, Kat and Vanessa for making my very short time on DW so much fun!!!! Go check out their fab DT cards!!!

Thanks for stopping by and having a wee peek! Hope you have a great day!!!!

Hugs,

17 comments:

Kim Piggott said...

Tara your card is just fabulous!
Such beautiful colouring and your detail and design are wonderful!
So great that your shed is up and running well done!
Hope the 1st communion goes well.
hugs
kim x

kim-paperbabe said...

Your card is fantastic for a teen and love the fun colours and your ever super colouring Tara. DW will miss you I'm sure!! Hope you have a blessed first communion, HuGs Kim x

Nancy said...

Lovely card you have made:O) Beautiful with the shape behind the image! Lovely colours.

CraftyC said...

Another gorgeous card Tara, love the colour scheme!
Clairex

Chris said...

Fabulous card Tara, it's the perfect card for a teen and those papers are a delight! Your colouring is just stunning and the way you put everything together is perfection! I love the little tags and the frame around Madison too. Sorry you had to step down from your DT post and I'm sure they're going to miss you as a friend and your wonderful talent. Hugs, Chris xx

Tracey said...

An absolutely fantastic card Tara!! I love it!!

Karen said...

Boohoo! I am so sad that this is your last card. But what a card!! I totally love it, just fantastic work from you again.
The door is going to be left ajar for you Tara, so if you sort that printer out......
Thank you so much for your time at DW, we have loved working with you xxxxx

Annika said...

Oh noooo, that IS sad news, loved your creations with their stamps - even tried to buy some myself but for some reason their payent engine won't let me pay. :( Boo-hoooo

That American Crafts paper is just yummyyy, it's a pity I just CANNOT justify ordering more patterned papers...since I'm up to my eyeballs in paper...

Gorgeous card, lovely goodbye to DT.

If I had those images I would print them out (I have ink printer, totally alcohol marker proof, tested) and send them to you just to make sure you keep them cards coming... :D

Hugs,
Annika

Kim said...

Hi Tara, Darling, how are you doing? I hope good! Sounds like you had an adventurous weekend...putting together the shed and now first communion! WOW! Sorry to hear you had to step down from one of your DTs! Your card here is fabulous hun!!! Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Love & Hugs~ Kim

Juliet said...

Oh Tara, I'm so sad to hear you're leaving us, but what a card to go out on!!!! Truly stunning ... and I love those papers. Keep well, and I'll 'see' you around.
Juliet xxx

Tab said...

Oh hun your card is delish, I love the layout and the colours that you have used. Adore that shape behide image, truly fab hun!

Sorry to hear that you are stepping down, you have truly ROCKED on the DT and I have loved seeing your gorge creations for them!
Hugs Tab xxx

ENJAY said...

Tara, what a mark you have left in your time at Dotties World, your cards are truly wonderful and this is no exception, brilliant teenage card! Nicola.xx

Fern said...

What a fab card Tara,
The fab and funky colours you've used are lovely!
Love the image... and brilliant layout.

Love Fern xx

Riet said...

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

Hugs Riet.x

Tara said...

I'm really sorry to see you go from the team T as your cards are so inspirational. I have recently become a huge fan of Holly and Maddison...... and now Mikey too! This card is just so sassy and perfect for a sweet 16 year old. I really hope it isn't the last of the H&M cards you make - what will I do for ideas, lol?! xx

Louly said...

Oh Tara, I'm just so glad you joined us or the time you did, you were/are really amazing and it was a joy to have you around.
This card is so funky! Just perfect for a teenger.

Nicole Bailey said...

Tara, love this card-love all the unique elements to it and your coloring is just so flawless!
I'm sad that you have to leave Dottie's challenge-you made awesome cards using Maddy and Holly images!

Also, thatnks for leaving such a sweet comment on my blog...to be able to inspire YOU is such an honor! ;o)

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