Wednesday, 10 August 2011

A Card for LOV Challenge - "Roses"

Good Afternoon All, Im so sorry that Ive not been around for a week but life has been very busy here at Chalmers towers, Ive been busy not only with my DT work but also helping hubby remove ivy from our two Lilac trees, clever me thought it would be nice to see the varigated ivy growing through the tree but it wasnt as it choked it and made it very sparse in the centre, anyway with lots of climbing he eventually managed to clear them both yesterday, mind you our green wheely bin is full to the brim with the rubbish.
Anyway todays card has been created for this weeks LOV challenge and Ive used one of those freebies from one of the craft magazine and Ive coloured it with my copic and tria pens before cutting it out with my Nestabilitie Label 1 then used the die to create a faux mount by drawing around the edge of it and cutting it out with scissors.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card with a first mount of a greeny blue card and one of three papers from the Kay Miller Digi Downloads, the first paper is a light green spot paper and then on top I have cut a 5" square and used one of the all around heart border punches on it from Martha Stewart, and for the third mount Ive used yet another piece of the same card and punched along one edge with the same border punch and put my last slip of paper by the side of it.
I then wrapped a green gauzy ribbon around the card and placed my mounted image in the centre, the sentiment is one of the LOV images and this has been mounted on a tag with yet a bit more of the ribbon threaded through the hole and this was then stuck at the bottom on the right hand side. I then created a rose spray in the top left hand corner with several different sizes of roses stuck to the card with silicone glue and on top of some punched out rose leaves. The final thing is the few pearl gems stuck at the top and bottom in the opposite corners to the roses and sentiment.
This card is to be entered in the following challenges:-

28 comments:

Lisa said...

Hi Shirley, Beautiful card! Such a pretty image and lovely colour combo.

Lisa x

Elborgi said...

Shirley- what a beautiful image! and you use so nice colours!

Hugs elma

Marita ♫♫♫ said...

Lovely card♥. Such a cute image♥. Love your colouring.

Hugs Marita♫♫

Janette said...

Hi Shirley, Such a gorgeous card, I love the colour too it's fab....xxxx

Crafty Chris said...

Beautiful Shirley lovely little image and gorgeous colours.
Chris x

Christa said...

hi shirley love your card the colors are great and the flowers are so beautiful hugs christa

heidy said...

What a gorgeous colours Shirley!
Just a gorgeous card!

Hugs Heidy

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

What a gorgeous card Shirley - love the LOTV image and your beautiful colouring. Fabulous flowers too.

You've just reminded me that I have that set of freebie images too, and I had forgotten all about them! Ooops - must get them out!
Love and hugs, Sylvia xxx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Shirley, I like the sweet image which you have coloured beautifully.
Kevin xx

Doreen said...

A stunning card Christine,love the image.xxx

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie, this is just gorgeous, great colours too, thanks for joining us at Lili of the Valley this week big hugs Pops x x x

Sue said...

Hi hun
aww adorable card, awesome colouring, gorgeous papers & embelies, sue,x

Spyder said...

another boootiful card Shirley, those little girls are just the sweetest
(Lyn)

Elaine said...

Such a beautiful card Shirley. A very sweet image and perfectly coloured. I adore your colour combo and the fab flowers.

I've read you've been a busy bunny at Chalmers Towers....you couldn't come here and do some trimming of the overgrown bushes?? Little Missy would have fun chasing the cats around the garden!

Don't work too hard sweetheart.

Love & hugs
Elaine xxx

Tracy said...

Hi Shirley,
I love that image and your colouring is gorgeous, fabulous creation.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

mansi said...

Hi Shirley!!!What a pretty card,love those lil girls and your coloring is always FAB!!!

Melodie said...

Fantastic, dear Shirley. The image is really cute. I love the colours and specially the wonderful flowers.
Hugs
Melodie

Jules said...

Hi Shirley

Loving your card.

Gorgeous backing papers and beautiful colour combo.

Fantastic colouring of your image!!

I bet your tree is well happy now it is "ivy free". These things feel a good idea at the time don't they! Our neighbours have loads of the stuff growing up the fence .. .. it is a nightmare to keep it from inhabiting our garden too!!!

Hope hubby has recovered from the task and that you are well too.

Love Jules xx

jules said...

wow Shirley this is gorgeous!!! thanks for sharing it with us at I Did It Creations!

Mandy said...

Stunning Shirley,I love it your colours are fabulous...Sounds like you and Ian have been busy,be careful,hugs to you both....
Mandy x

Riet said...

So beautiful card,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riiet.xx

mueppi said...

Good morning Shirley
your card is so beautiful and I love your colouring!
Hugs Gisela

Tameko said...

Beautiful card. Love your colors and flowers. Thanks for joining the Sentimental Sundays Challenge.

Sarah said...

Beautiful card Shirley, love the colours and flowers xxx

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

Beautiful Shirley lovely little image and gorgeous colours........

Hugs
Judith

coldwaters2 said...

This is so beautiful Shirley that blue mount card really shines out, the flowers, papers and that image look superb.
Hugs
Lorraine x

HandmadebyTLC said...

Shirley I'm so glad to hear I'm not the only freebie lover! Terrific pinks here and the mounting nestie hand cut is perfect too! Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays flower challenge this week and I sure hope you join us again tomorrow!
Hugs and good luck
Tammy Louise

Karen said...

Your card is extremely gorgeous!! Thanks so much for joining in this week's fun at Sentimental Sunday's
Hugs
Karen
xxx