Monday 16 November 2009

A Christmas Card for one of My Daughters

Due to my mums death a week ago I have been out the posting scene for a week, so I thought youd like to see a card Ive been making during the time Ive been away. To be honest with you Ive spent most of the week making up my Christmas cards, and guess what Ive still got quite a few to make, some important ones so I suspect you may just get to see them during the next few days, before I have to go of to Sussex for my mums funeral next Monday. Before I leave this subject I want to thank all the girls who have given me so much support over this difficult time bless you, Ive really appreciated it, and to also say that my bladder infection is now on the mend, thank goodness it was extremely painful, best to avoid that one if you can.
Now my card, Ive used one of the Sugar Nellie home grown stamps, Ive stamped her onto white card and then coloured her with my copic pens, then used my Nestabilitie label die to cut her out, afterwards because I had to use the largest die, Ive laid the die onto a piece blue pearlescent card, drawn around the outside edge then cut it out with scissors, this gives you the mount to stick it to. The sentiment is one of the Hero Arts and this has also been mounted onto a piece of blue card.
The base card is a 8"x 8" white card, with a first layer of the same dark blue card onto which I have stuck one of three papers that I printed for this card, these papers are by Funky Fairy Downloads, and were just right for the design I created. The first layer has a greeting all over it, and the second and third layers are reverse blue and white snowflakes, and along the edges Ive used my snowflake border punch. I then put a piece of pale blue pearlescent card through my cuttlebug with the snowflake design and wrapped a blue spotted ribbon around the middle and attached it to the back.
The mounted image was then stuck to the centre of my card with some foam tape and the greeting popped below on the right. To finish of the card Ive created several snowflakes by punching them out, and dipping them into glue before shaking diamond dust all over them, after they dried Ive scattered them around the card.


Unknown said...

Card is gorgeous Shirley......hope you are doing ok you are in my thoughts love nikki xx

Mandy said...

Shirley your card is beautiful, so pretty.
You are in my thoughts Shirley, I am glad you have been able to craft and do something you love at this sad time
Love and big hugs Mandy xx

brenda said...

Morning Shirley

Nice to see you are still doing a bit of crafting adn you daughter is going to adore this one.

I have been thinkibng about you so much, with the bladder infection because I had the same a few eeks back so know what you are feeling like.

And with your Mum as well, there is no good time for these tthings to happen, but somehow it always seems that bit harder close to family occasions like Christmas. As you know my Dad died two days before Christmas last year and invetiable it's goign to be a difficult time of year again.

Take care, you are in my thoughts and prayers.

B xxxx

Mrs Bs Blog said...

The card is really lovely... glad you are able to keep yourself occupied at this time, thoughts go out to you and your family. xxx

Helena (Gvendalen) said...

So pretty card! Lovely image and colors.

Mandy said...

Hello Shirley,your card is beautiful..soo glad your feeling better and a bit brighter..your daughter is going to love this card..such a sweet image and the snowflakes are gorgeous..take care thinking of you..
Mandy xx

Denise Clark said...

Shirley, this is such a cute image! Love the shiny papers you chose! Great colors!

If you ever want to talk, you know where I am. I am thinking of you and keeping you in my prayers. You remember all those wonderful moments you had with your mum and take things one day at a time. Lots of love!

Melodie said...

I'm happy, that I can see your wonderful cards.

Anonymous said...

a realy nice card!
Hello from elma

Danielle said...

Beautiful card Shirley - I love the pretty image! I hope you're doing ok during this really difficult time - sending cyber hugs!
Hugs, Danielle

Leann said...

So sorry to hear to hear about your Mom, Shirley - great to see you crafting though, I know how hard it can be to get back into it.

A beautiful card, it's definitely one that will be treasured :)

Hugs x

Vanessa @ See Vanessa Craft said...

What a sweet card! I love the colors!

slinkycat said...

gorgeous card, i love the blues :)

Leanne x

Jules said...

Hi Shirley

This is gorgeous - so delicate.

I am sure your daughter will love it.

You are doing so well to carry on doing your crafting and posting.

Take care

Love Jules xx

Domna said...

It's excellent work,Shirley!
Take care

mueppi said...

Hi Shirley
your card is so pretty and I love the colours and image!!
I hope you feel well!
Keep care and have a good night!
Big hugs hun Gisela

sparklybitsblog said...

absolutely beautiful shirley your in my thoughts and prayers hun x mandy

Kim Dellow said...

Hi Shirley, I do hope you are doing ok. I'm glad you have been able to make some cards to keep your mind off of things. Beautiful card. Take care. Big hugs. Kim

sandra said...

You made great one!
I love all details!

Take your time.
Will be thinking of you!
Be strong!

Kimmi said...

Love the blues on this card. That image is so sweet! The embossed snow flakes are lovely!


Kimmi xx

Unknown said...

Hi Shirley your card is rely beautiful i hope you are doing ok you are always in my thoughts lots of love and hugs liz xxxx

Jacqui - Crafty Cardz - The Freebie Gatherers said...

I am so sorry to hear of your loss.. my thoughts are with you.

Your card is really stunning and you should be really proud of it.

Try to keep smiling x

Cindy Groh said...

Sorry to hear about your mum. She's in a better place. You are so talented. She must have been so proud.