Friday, 10 July 2009

A Card for two Challenges

Ive made the card today to enter two Challenges, Stampin up Weekend and the Just Magnolia Challenges, Ive used the theme from the Stampin up Challenge, which was Chocolate and Strawberries with the Just Magnolia Sketch. Its been a rather stressful week and neither my husband or I have been particularly well, although Im feeling better than I was, I wanted to thank all of you who so kindly have been asking how Im progressing, and left me such lovely comments and wished me a speedy recovery. And I do have to get fit quickly as I have two of my grandsons coming to stay for a week from the 23rd and they will be expecting a to be able to do things that 8 and 9 years old love doing. While Im on the subject, during their stay I wont be posting any cards till after the 1st August, or be able to visit your blogs which I will sadly miss, as they will be sleeping in my craft room and I wont have access to my computer or my crafting goodies.

Anyway to get back to my card, Ive stamped my new Summer Club Tilda stamp onto white card then masked her and stamped the rather large and juicy looking strawberry behind her. I then coloured them with my Karisma pencils today, thought Id give them an airing for a change. Ive then used my oval Nestabilitie die to cut her out. As it was the largest of the dies I then drew around the die and cut it out of a piece of red mirri card, and stuck my stamped image onto it with some foam tape. I also stamped out one of the greetings and mounted that on another piece of the same card.

The base card is a 8"x 8" white card, with layers of red card with my first pattern Nitwit download paper, and on top of this I have cut a piece of brown pearlescent card and used another of the patterns on it. I have then cut a smaller piece of the red card and layered a third paper onto it and with some ribbons wrapped around the centre, Ive stuck it across the base card.

I then stuck my mounted image on the card in the centre, and the greeting to the top right hand side. After which I have stuck two roses around the greeting, and made three flowers from the Hydrangea petals with some pink pearl brads through the centres, then stuck them to the card with some silicone glue and a few punched out leaves underneath them.

Then punched out some flourishes using a piece of one of the papers and stuck them to the mount down the left hand side, after which I stuck some little heart gems amoung the flourishes.


CraftyC said...

Hello Shirley, what a pretty card. I love tilda in the oval and the backing papers are so pretty. Your flower arrangement really stands out on the card and is beautiful. Thanks for taking part in this weeks SFTW

Rach said...

this is a pretty card Shirley, i like how you have used the strawberry in the background. wonderful colouring as always..
I hope that you will be fit and well for when your grandchildren come to stay.. you will be run off of your feet. but i expect that you will enjoy every minute of it.. . take care hugs rach. xx

Vanessa @ See Vanessa Craft said...

So sweet! I love the little girl!

Kim Piggott said...

Such an amazing card!
Love your sweet image and that strawberry!
Such pretty paper and your embellishments are gorgeous!
Hope you and your husband continue to get strong.
Have a lovely weekend!
kim x

brenda said...

Hi Shirley, another really pretty card and like the strawberries to carry the theme. Sleeping in your crat room - grief - are you going to tie their hands before they go to bed ?

B x

Riet said...

Ohhh wowwww Shirley,what a beautiful card,l love the image and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Tab said...

Gorgeous card sweetie! Love the sweet image and the colours you have used are divine!
Enjoy your time with your grandsons!
Hugs Tab xxx

Mina said...

wow stunning card Shirley, love how you made the background...thanks for joining in with the Just Magnolia challenge
Mina xxx

mueppi said...

Hello Shirley
what a wonderful card you have made
I love the papers and all details!
big hugs and a great weekend!

Poppy said...

great card Shirley, glad your both getting better,have a great weekend.

Sue said...

Hi Shirley
beautiful card hun luv the layout, papers are scrummy, and ya image coloured perfect, sue.x

Vicki said...

Hiya Shirley

Oh I am sorry to hear that both you and your husband have been poorly, I hope you will both make a speedy recovery, well in time for your visitors.

Thank you so much for joining in again this week with our colour challenge over at SFTW. You have created another wonderful card, such a lovely Tilda and floral arrangement is gorgeous. Take care luvly and good luck xx vicki xx

Bev said...

Oh this is just so adorable Shirley, love the pretty summer papers and wonderful details. Thanks so much for joining us on JM this week x

Anonymous said...

Hi Shirley! This is such a beautiful card! The papers are fabulous and I love your cute Tilda and the strawberry behind her, what a great idea and perfect for the challenge! :) Your flowers are amazing. I hope you feel better soon and have a great time with your grandsons!:)
Thank you for joining us at SFTW and good luck!
We hope you'll join us again next week!

debby4000 said...

Fabulous card, Tilda looks gorgeous.
Hope your 100% soon so you can run after your Grandchildren.

Donna said...

Lovely card Shirley, Tilda looks great with her ice cream and those nice big strawberries behind her. The papers are lovely and love the ribbon running across the card. Hope you and hubby are feeling better today and are fit for your grandson's visit, they will certainly keep you busy.
Thank you for participating in the "Stampin' for the Weekend" challenge again this week.. Good luck and we hope you'll continue to join in on the challenges on a weekly basis. Have a great day.
Donna xx

Kimmi said...

Good Morning Shirley,
Beautiful card you've done here. your little Tilda looks so cue and I love how you have added the strawberry stamp behind her. Brilliant colouring and your added heart gems are fab. Love the flowers, they are dreamy!

Thank you for playing along with us this week over at "Stampin' for the Weekend' We hope you had fun making your card and that you come and play again next week! Good Luck.


debbies said...

Love your cute card and have fun with your grandchildren!

coldwaters2 said...

Wow wow wow Shirley this is one beautiful card love your colours and your design and of course last but not least Tilda is looking stunning.

Lorraine x

Enfys said...

This is really pretty Shirley. Beautiful card
En x

Nikki Fairbairn said...

Gorgeous card Shirley, cute image and i love the pretty papers. Hugs Nikki x

Nicola said...

Fabulous card Shirley, Tilda is coloured so beautifully and your papers are so pretty. Your flowers are gorgeous and the ribbon a beautiful accent.
Thank you for joining us again at "Stampin´for the Weekend" and I look forward to more of your wonderful creations.
Nicola -x-

Saskia said...

Lovely card!

Saskia :)

Julie said...

Beautiful card Shirley, Enjoy every minutes with your grandsons Love Julie x

crafty amy said...

Hiya Shirley,
Another brilliant card :) I love the masking and your colouring is as alway incredible. Well done for combining the 2 challenges this sketch is great I will have to try and have a go at it. Hope you are feeling better by the time your grandsons come round.

Thank you for joining us at stampin' for the weekend and good luck with the challenges.

X Amy X