Sunday, 27 December 2009

A Card for Two Challenges - Calendar and New Year

Good Morning to you all, I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and Im sure you are all suffering with a weight problem as I know I am, and Im going to have to be very strict with myself to try a loose some of this extra poundage that Ive put on over the holiday. We had a wonderful day with my daughter and her four children and she cooked a really splendid meal, even the weather was kind to us and we didnt have any problems driving to her house, and last night the rest of the ice and snow was washed away with a downpour of rain, thank goodness.
Im a bit slow in posting all my challenge cards so I thought Id get one posted today, this one is for the Stampin for the Weekend Challenge, a Calendar and Im going to also enter it for the Cute Card Challenge, New Year, its a bit of a cheat but I hope it will qualify for both. Its one of the new Magnolia stamps that I received in my Club kit, its a young teenage looking Tilda and Ive stamped her onto white card and coloured her with my copic pens. Ive then cut her out with my rotatrim and mounted her onto a piece of pink pearlescent card, before doing so Ive distressed the edges with a pink inkpad.
The base card is an easel card and Ive used two designs from the Bearly Mine Designs, not that its easy to see the second paper as its pink as well.  The first design has also been mounted onto two pieces of pink pearlescent card and one is stuck to the front and one to the inside of the card, on top of this I have used my second design for both the front and inside, with this one I have used my all around border punch by Martha Stewart and have stuck it in a diamond shape on top of this base layer, as I said its not easy to see, the camera seems to have rather made it invisable, over the front part I have stuck a piece of white lace across the centre with a pretty ribbon, and for the inside Ive used the same ribbon but no lace, then stuck my calendar to this page.
To the outside I have stuck my mounted stamped image and created a flower corner with some roses and some babys breathe and some wired gems. I can see Ive moved the ribbon slightly when I attached the mounted image, but I hope it doesnt spoil your sight of it (I didnt realise this had happened till after looking at this photo), Ive also stuck three pink pearls at the bottom on the left hand side.
To finish of this posting I want to thank all those lovely girls that have sent me some really gorgeous Christmas cards and ecards, its been a wonderful Christmas and its through your friendship thats made it a real blessing and extra special, thank you so much for that and Im looking forward to continuing being special friends with you in the New Year. With love and huge hugs Shirleyxxxxxxxxxxx


Melodie said...

Hi Shirley,
what a beautiful card, it looks really elegant off. Wow, how did you arrange the flowers, I am quite excited.

mueppi said...

Good morning my dear Shirley
your card is so pretty and I love the colours!!!!!
Have a great sunday!
With love Gisela

Annchen said...

great idea and a beautiful calender


Hi Shirley - thank you so much for your lovely message - we saw all the grandchildren on Xmas day, and had Christmas dinner with my Son and his family (he's a very good cook!), which was fabulous. Sounds as if you had a great time too. Love your easel card Shirley, and what a brilliant idea to add a calender. Love Tilda in her pink shoes and the flowers are gorgeous!
Love and hugs, Sylvia xxxxxxxxx

Angela said...

We had a lovely day too!! I just dont know where all of the toys will go and its around 2 weeks until Philips birthday!!
Your calendar looks beautiful, I love the shimmery pink colours and of course Tilda looks gorgeous!!
hugs Angela x

Gvendalen said...

Hi Shirley,
Very elegant beautiful card. Love this image and colors.
Thank you for visiting to my blog and your kind comments.

Christine said...

Wow shirley this is gorgeous love the Pink DPs & Tilda looks soooo grown up must be her big sis??? beauutiful card well done .

Hugs Christine xx

coldwaters2 said...

Wow loving that new Tilda she is a beauty and your card/calendar is gorgeous.

Lorraine x

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Shirley,i love your image.
So gorgeous papers and colours.

Hugs Riet.xx

Kimmi said...

Hello Shirley.

Love the way you've used your new Tilda. I'm not keen on her cos she is wearing heels. I guess once I've coloured her and used on a card or project I'l get over it! Love the colours and your flowers are pretty!

Thank you for playing along with us at Stampin' for the Weekend. Good Luck.

Kimmi x

Linda said...

Hey Shirl! You did a fantastic job on this card! But then again, all your cards are awesome!!! Glad to hear you enjoyed your holiday with your family! Take care! xoxo, Linda

Di said...

Lovely calendar card! this looks very much like a grown up Tilda!

Thanks for joining SFTW

Hugs Di x

Gunn (Merete) said...

This Tilda image in her high heel shoes are just stunning on this calendar, and the flowers are really beautiful. Love this one.
Thanks for playing with us at SFTW in this challenge.
Gunn :-D

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous, love the new Tilda and those beautiful roses.

Bev said...

Oooh this is totally gorgeous Shirley - I am loving all the pink! x

crafty amy said...

Hiya Shirley,
This is stunning I love the way you have used the bearly mine papers and this Tilda image is so sweet :D
Hope you had a very happy Christmas.
Thanks for joining us at stampin' for the weekend and good luck.

X Amy X

Nancy said...

Your calendar is gorgeous, Shirley:O) Love the pretty papers, and Tilda is just adorable. Beautiful flowers.
Thank you for joining us at Stampin' for the Weekend, good luck!

Steph said...

What a gorgeous card. I love the colours and flowers especially!