Saturday, 31 October 2009

Stampin for the Weekend and Mo Mannings Challenge

Todays card has been created for the Stampin for the Weekend and Mo Mannings Challenges, Ive again combined the two as Ive still got to make a start on some of the samples for Sarah, Ive created one thing already and will post it probably next week as tomorrow Im going to post my Blogcandy, as its nearly a year since I started blogging and its almost my birthday and the biggest thrill of all is Ive nearly received my 10,000 hits, you wont see the counter for this as its right down the bottom of my blog and was the first counter that I put on the blog. So its to be a triple wammy one and I hope that you will all take part in it.

Back to the card, Ive created a easel card for Mo's challenge and used purple, blue and orange and the theme is "Girls just wanna have fun" for the Stampin for the weekend challenge, so I hope that it hits both camps. The base card is the most difficult part of the design, it has to be three pieces of 8"x 8" size pieces stuck together to make one long 8"x 24" size card, and onto this I have layered up firstly for the inside one Ive used a piece of mauve card with one of Donna's Bearly Mine Extreme Vol.III Designs, a pretty mauve one and on top of this I have put a strip of the same mauve card with yet another of the papers which I have used one of my Martha Stewart border punches along both of the edges then wrapped a piece of ribbon around it and attached it to the back. Ive then made up two brads and put them through the ribbon to hold up the front flap then stuck towards the bottom of this page.

For the front of my card Ive used a piece of Orange card with one of the orange designs and on top of this Ive layered up a further two pieces of blue patterned paper with the same border punch design along the edges. My gorgeous Mo Manning image was printed from my computer and coloured with my copic pens, and then it was cut out and with some blue chalkpad, Ive distressed the edges of it, then mounted it onto a piece of blue pearlescent card. The sentiment was printed from my computer and mounted in the same way.

To finish of Ive used a large crochet flower and four small ones, Ive used one in the middle of the large flower, and the rest Ive stuck amoung the punched out leaves that I layered on first with some silicone glue. I also hung a crown from the large flower.


Aunty Sue said...

oh this is such a fab image for this challenge and love how you have used the colours. Thanks for joining us this week at stampin for the weekend. xx

andrea said...

fab card i love the image it is such a happy card,congratulations on your birthday,anniversary etc

Elaine L. said...

I love this image and the colors you've chosen! Glad you could join us in Mo's challenge this week.

dolcreations said...

This image reminds me of what I do when the weekend comes!
I love this easel card! You have a great job! Love all the embellishments!

Sue said...

Hi Shirley
luv the card hun great image, luv the colour combo, lovely appy card, sue.x

hobbyvita said...

a beautiful card with a humorous theme.


Saskia said...

Great card! So happy and funny!!

Saskia :)

Christine said...

Hi Shirley gorgeous card, image & colouring is great must try an easle yours.

Hugs Christine xx

Vanja said...

Stunning card, Shirley! Wonderful image and papers. I love the gorgeous flower.
Thank you for joining us at SFTW and good luck! :)

Cathy said...

Your card is beautiful. Love the flowers and leaves, wonderful touch! Thanks for playing in the Challenge!!!

Lesley said...

just brilliant - Lesley x

Dawn B. said...

Congrats on your blogaversary.. This card turned out super.. I like this dp and this image makes me smile everytime I see it.. Thanks so much for joining us at Mo's.

Kimmi said...

Gorgeous card Shirley. Love the image and the layout and design of your card is beautiful. Love the flowers and the ribbon border punch. Thank you for playing along with us at Stampin' for the Weekend. Good Luck!

Kimmi xx

Vicki said...

This is beautiful Shirley, what a fab, fun image and the whole design of your card is wonderful. Love your take on this weeks SFTW challenge, good luck xx vicki xx

p.s. many happy returns for your birthday and huge congrats on your blogaversary and all those hits, which are so well deserved xx vicki xx

Nancy said...

What a gorgeous card, Shirley:O) Love the yummy papers, the Mo's image is so cute, and those flowers are awesome.
Thank you for joining us at Stampin' for the Weekend, good luck!

Gunn (Merete) said...

Fantastic card. So alive and joyful. I think this is one happy image and it is so beautiful colored. You have done an fantastic job..
Hugs Gunn :-D

Penni said...

Fantastic card. What a perfect image for the song title. I love it.

Thanks for joining us at SFTW this week. Good Luck!!!


crafty amy said...

This card is brilliant it really makes me smile :D I love the bearly mine papers and that Mo image is perfect for this challenge!

Thanks for joining us at stampin' for the weekend and good luck.

X Amy X

The Wired Angel said...

Beautifully done Shirley. Thanks for playing along with us over at Mo's! Congrats! Peggy X

kat9 said...

Cute. I love this images and your colors make her look soooo happy. Great fold idea.

Sandy Hulsart said...

Great card, thanks so much for joining in on the fun at Mo's Challenge blog. We hope to see you again soon.

Spyder said...

This is such a gorgeous card Shirley, I missed this! (seeing grandson) It's amazing, I love that flower!! A Perfect card