Friday, 4 December 2009

A Christmas Card for a Dear Friend



I must apologise for not posting anything since Monday, but both my hubby and I have been suffering with one hell of a cold/cough bug, its really been a bummer and we still carnt see an end to the damn thing. One of our dear granddaughters happily passed it on while we were visiting them two weeks ago, and to be honest its the type of present I would prefer to do without, I dont usually succumb to them but its hit me with a force for sure, anyway you dont want to hear about my problems so I will shut up and start telling you about my card.
Todays card was created for a dear friend of mine, hopefully in the next few days she will open the envelope and know it was meant for her, she sent me one gorgeous birthday card and Xmas card recently and she probably already knows who she is. Anyway the stamped image is one of the Blue Egg designs from Whiff of Joy, isnt it gorgeous, Ive stamped it out onto white card and coloured it with my copic pens, after which I have distressed the edge with my red inkpad and mounted it onto a piece of red card. The greeting is another of my stamps and I have done exactly the same with this.
To make up my card Ive used a 6"x 6" base card, and for the first layer Ive used a piece of red card and one of two "Tis the Season" papers from Dovecraft, given to me in my DT pack from http://www.donnasdenofcrafts.co.uk/ for the new Cards for Men Challenge, this one is a green paper with a red and green pattern on, for the second mount Ive used another piece of red card and the second paper, this one is a red paper with snowmen and Xmas trees on, this was positioned to the left handside of my base layer, over this I have put a wide red and gold holly ribbon and attached it to the back of the first layer. This was then stuck to the base card, and my mounted image was positioned on top in the centre, and my greeting to the right handside at the bottom.
To finish of I have stuck some Poinsetta flowers in opposite corners around my stamped image, and three red pearls down the right hand side at the top.

21 comments:

Donnas Den said...

Love this card, Shirley. Hope you're on the mend now.

That ribbon is really scrumptious.

Bye for now,

Donna

xxNikkixx said...

Love your card...hope you are feeling better i have had the same thing it has been a nightmare.....hugs nikki xx

Sheena said...

That's gorgeous Shirley - I love those WOJ stamps!

Hope you're feeling better soon.

Sheena xx

Melodie said...

Hi Shirley,
I also want to fit in as a stocking times, unfortunately I have a few kilos too much .....
Your card has again become quite magical, with a totally cute motif.
Hugs
Melodie

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh Shirley....I love this!! Your colors and coloring is gorgeous!!Love this WOJ image! Hope you are feeling better!!

hugs,
Chris

cats whiskers said...

This is just beautiful dear, she will love it. I do hope you are both feeling better soon sweetie these winter colds have a habit of lingering, wrao up warm and look after yourselves
Hugs Jacqui x

Swaantje said...

What a lovely Christmas card..
The little stamp is cute and the colouring on it is wonderful.
The papers are beautiful..

Have a nice weekend.
Hugs
Swaani

Mandy said...

Hi Shirley, sorry you and Hubby are not feeling so good hope you both get better soo...wonderful card..love the image and the ribbon is gorgeous...big hugs to you both..
Mandy xx

Christa said...

wow love your card nice stamp with the stokking,, i hop you feeling a lot better now , thank you for the nice's comments on my blog i appricate it, xx hugs christa

Patricia St Martin said...

This card is so adorable. Just love it. Love your colors, layout. The image is so cute.

Jules said...

Hi Shirley

Sorry to read you have been unwell.

My hubby and I have also been struggling with the same. We are still coughing some 3 weeks later!!!

I love your beautifully coloured image and gorgeous ribbon.

Take care and look after each other!!

Love Jules xx

cjsmom said...

this card is so cute! you did such a great job coloring that cute image!

Denise said...

Awww Shirley, this is a very pretty & adorable card! Youe friend will treasure it!

Linda said...

Hey Shirl! Hope you and hubs will feel better real soon! Love your card and I know your GF will love it too! xoxo, Linda

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Shirley this is just awesome I always love your designs and that image is fabulous. I hope you feel better soon.

Hugs
Lorraine x

Janet said...

It's fab Shirley....your friend will love it! Hope you are feeling a bit better now Sweets! I am sorry too that I have not been around much but I have been so busy with the business lately xx

sparklybitsblog said...

hope your feeling better soon hun love the card x mandy

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Hi Shirley - I'm sorry to hear you've both been poorly - hope you're feeling much better now.
Love your beautiful card - the image is gorgeous.
Get well soon.
Hugs,Sylvia xxxxxxxxxxx

mueppi said...

Good morning Shirley!!!!
I love this card!! Your colouring is gorgeous!!
Love this WOJ image!
Hope you are feeling better!!
I send you good wishes with love Gisela

debby4000 said...

Oh what a wonderful card, fab traditional colours and sweet image.
Hope the feel better soon.
luv
Debby

Riet said...

So beautiful Shirley...i love your image and colours.. So gorgeous papers//

Hugs Riet.x