Wednesday, 23 November 2011

The Fortyfirst Challenge for The Paper Shelter - "Christmas Sparkle" (Red, Green & Gold)

Wow that was some title to write this time for The Paper Shelter, these weeks are flying by and in just under a months time we will be celebrating and I mean CELEBRATING a very special event as it will be their first Birthday and they are offering you fabulous prizes so keep your eyes peeled for the Announcement that's taking place on 1st December at The Paper Shelters Challenge Blogspot, I promise you, you wont be disappointed. And now for this weeks Challenge we want you to put a bit of "Christmas Sparkle" incorporating "Red, Green and Gold" on your cards, I spent all day last Friday getting my cards ready to post, you know putting in inserts and making sure that I had enough, I'm still short believe me. Anyway back to this week, again I want to thank Veronica and Pedro for being such fabulous owners and sponsors of this Challenge.
And they are offering you a fabulous prize of a $20 Gift Certificate to spend in their shop, that's providing you have used one of their products (digi images, papers and accessories) on your card, but even if you haven't you will still be eligible for 3 of their images of your own choice. I want to tell you that if you want to stand a chance of winning the fabulous top prize its worth visiting their webshop and buying one of their images as they are quite stunning and such fabulous value and also a great selection of different occasions to chose from.
And now back to my card for this Challenge.
And for my card I have used this gorgeous image titled "Christmas Gift" and you will find her here, Ive printed her onto white card then used my copics and tria pens to colour her, afterwards Ive used the large Oval Nestabilitie die to cut her out, the mount I have used is one of the Die-namics Oval dies, this was cut out of red card. The sentiment is one from my stash and has been stamped and cut in the same way as the mounted image.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card with a first mount of red card and one of two papers from The Paper Shelters "Christmas Spirit" Digi papers and you will find them here. This first paper is a bright patterned design in reds, yellows and greens and on top is a half circle mount with a similar colour choice but in a stripe pattern, this was placed down the right hand side, on top I have wrapped a piece of lace and red satin ribbon which was attached to the back of the first mount. I then positioned my mounted image towards the right and my sentiment below it. To finish of I have used three poinsetta's and placed them along the side of the mounted image and stuck to the card on top of some punched out holly leaves with some silicone glue. Ive also popped some stickles on the flowers themselves just to add a bit of sparkle.
Now that youve seen my card I do hope that you will go and visit the rest of my very talented "A" Team over on The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot and hopefully they will inspire you to take part in the "Christmas Sparkle" Challenge.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://everybody-art-challenge.blogspot.com/
http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.com/
http://shoppingourstash.blogspot.com/
http://sassycherylschallenge.blogspot.com/

18 comments:

Hanneke said...

What a sweet card! I love how her hat pops out above the circle and those flowers look lovely. Hugs, Hanneke

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,love the image.xxx

Sassy Cheryl said...

Your coloring is stunning and I adore all those lovely flower embellishments! Just love it.
Thanks for playing in the Sassy Cheryl's challenge this week.

Janette said...

Hi Shirley, Love this sweet and cute card, the image is lovely, love your colours too.xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card, I like the papers and the fab colours.
Kevin xx

Elborgi said...

love the traditional christmas colors- your card is so nice
Hugs
Elma

heidy said...

Oh this is so lovely Shirley!
Hugs Heidy

Danni said...

This is so cute!! Love it! thank you for playing along with Shopping Our stash!

Sue said...

Hi hun
a gorgeous card, beautiful image & colouring, pretty papers & embelies, lovely design, sue,x

Jill said...

gorgeous card Shiirley love the image so cute thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

Trish and Treasure said...

Love her Santa hat bobbing around, she is adorable!
Trish Munro
http://trishandtreasure.blogspot.com/

Riet said...

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

Hugs Riet.xx

NGCARDS said...

Gorgeous card hun! Thanks for playing along at PTW this week! xxx

Leslie Hanna said...

Cute image and great coloring! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

jkreucher said...

Awh! this is just adorable! what a little treasure! great coloring and fun design!
Thanks so much for playing along with us in the Sassy Cheryl Challenge this week!
Judy

Paige said...

Adorable image! Thanks for joining us at SOS!

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

Wow stunning creations....i like the colours you have used.....

Hugs
Judith

coldwaters2 said...

Hiya Shirley I am so glad that I have finally made it to see your wonderful creations, this is a real beauty I so love that cute image the flowers that ribbon and lace, the papers all look super.
Hugs
Lorraine x