Friday, 29 January 2010

One Card for Two Challenges

Todays card has been created for two Challenges, Mo's "All Grey" and Cute Card Thursday Challenge "Flowers" and felt using this image from Mo was easy to cover the all grey challenge, as most nuns are dressed in one colour, and I should know having spent many years as a young girl attending an all girls Convent School in Lewisham in the 50's. And yes the nuns could be like this and fun as well, they werent serious all the time.
Ive printed this image onto white card and then coloured it with my copic pens, after which I used one of my Nestabilitie label dies to cut it out then I drew around the edge of the largest one onto grey card to create a mount for it. The sentiment is one of Hampton Art stamps and felt it was appropriate for this image, Ive done exactly the same with this as I did with the image.
The base card is a 8"x 8" white card with a first layer of grey card, and one of four papers from my Nitwit downloads, this first paper is an all over grey design, and for the second, third and fourth layers are all different check designs with one of my deep edged flower border punches from Martha Stewart. These were then stuck down the card with a piece of lace stuck to the centre of this.
I then positioned my image in the centre and my sentiment to the bottom right hand side. To finish of Ive created two flowers from some of the left over paper, with a grey brad and flower spacer through the centres they were then stuck to the card either side of my image with some silicone glue and some punched out grey leaves positioned underneath them.

37 comments:

Sadilla said...

Hi
such a nice happy card!! I love it!! :)
Hugs
Sadia

Vanessa said...

What a cute image!! I went to Catholic school for 13 years :)

dolcreations said...

What a really cute, fun card! Love that sentiment that is for sure...and the image is perfectly coloured!

Jessie said...

Fab card Shirley! Love your choice of image, pp and embellishments :)

Tab said...

Gorgeous card, hun, love the image you have used so funny and the colours and papers are divine.
Hugs Tab xxx

Leann said...

This is gorgeous as always Shirley - love it!!!
Hugs x

Gvendalen said...

Hi Shirley,
what pretty image and fun card. I love the colours and papers. The embellishments is very cute.
Hugs
Helena

coldwaters2 said...

Oh wow Shirley this is awesome I do love that colourway and that image is such fun and your flowers are as beautiful as always.

Hugs
Lorraine x

Linda said...

Hey Shirley! Love this card and the sentiment! Hope you and hubby are doing well! xoxo, Linda

P.S.: Thanks for the e-mails! I look forward to them!

Melodie said...

What a beautiful card, the nuns make me smile here for the.
Hugs
Melodie

Claireabelle said...

Fabulous card Shirley, I love the colours
xx

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Fabulous card Shirley - love the happy image and the senetiment! Wonderful layout too. Good luck in the challenges - Love, Sylvia xxxx

mueppi said...

Wow...... Shirley
what a gorgeous card again!
I love that cute image!
Have a great weekend!!!!
Big hugs hun Gisela

Kim Piggott said...

Oh such a wonderful card Shirley!
hugs
kim x

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Love your dancing nuns!!! So cheerful and your sentiment is perfect!!!! Gorgeous design!! Have a great weekend!
hugs,
Chris

Christine said...

Hi Shirley what a great card & such a dif type of image..love all the shades of grey fab details & flowers..love it.

luv n hugs Christine xx

Elborgi said...

wow! What a great image Shirley!!!!
So cute....... love it!
Hugs
Elma

Deralynn said...

What a wonderful card. The sentiment matched the nuns perfectly. Nice. ~Dera

Riet said...

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

Hugs Riet.xx

Sue said...

Hi hun
what a fab card, that sentiment is brill, lovely papers & layout, sue.x

Poppy said...

great card Shirley, one of those that make you giggle.
poppy

Elaine L. said...

How cute! love those nuns. Thanks for playing along with us in Mo's Challenge this week.

Chrissy D said...

How FUN!!!! Love this! TFS!

Swaantje said...

Ohhhhh what a fabulous card.
I love the colours and the great image.
Have a lovely weekend
Swaani

Mandy said...

Fabulous card Shirley, love the image and the papers and embellies are gorgeous
love and hugs Mandy xx

Jamee said...

Hi Shirley!! Your card is lovely and that blue is such a stunning color! I went to a Catholic school for 10 years and I actually only had 1 nun for a teacher-my religion class!

Patricia St Martin said...

WOW!!! Shirley, love your card. The color are beautiful. The gray blend so nice. Saying is really true. great layout and you flowers are stunning.

Dawn B. said...

This is perfect for the gray challenge. Thanks so much for joining us at Mo's this week.

Mandy said...

Hi Shirley,
This is a make you smile card...love the image and the sentiment is just perfect...a gorgeous card...Hope you and hubby are well..still looking forward to our coffee.
Mandy xx

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous, just love that image and colours, brilliant.
luv
Debby

Dezinaworld said...

Fantastic work ... beautiful framing
hugs June xxxx

cats whiskers said...

Oh Wow Shirley this is just awesome dear, what wonderful colouring od Mo's delightful image wow hun it is just a perfect creation
Hugs Jacqui x

Annie said...

what a fun image and sentiment on your card and love the colour choice with this image. thanks for joining in the fun with us at CCT this week.
hugs, annie x

Cathy said...

Love your image choice :) as it is the same one that I also thought was perfect for this challenge. Wonderful coloring and layout! Thanks for playing the Mo Challenge this week!!!

♥ Lydia ♥ said...

Fabulous card!! Love the image and love the sentiment x
Thanks for joining in with Mo's challenge this week xx

The Wired Angel said...

Lovely card Ms. Shirley. Fab job on the challenge. Thanks for joining us at Mo's this week! You are a terrific participant! Hugs, Peggy

Fuzzy Slippers said...

I love this image and you did such a great job coloring it!