Thursday, 14 January 2010

Sample No.5 for Sarah - Daisies

Thank you so much for all the lovely comments that youve been leaving me for the Samples Ive been making for Sarah, the toppers really are lovely and stand out really well, this one especially. As I said they are all based around beautiful vases and this one is no exception, Ive used a blue daisy flower for this one. I printed the topper out onto semi gloss photo paper then cut it out around the scalloped edge, after which I mounted it onto a piece of gold mirri board and punched the corners to help it blend in with the topper. The sentiment tag is a piece of white card on which I have stamped a greeting and then punched it out with my oval nestabilitie die, and mounted it up onto scalloped die cut punched from some more of the gold mirri board, I then just run my gold pen around the edge of the oval to finish it of.
For the base card again I used the icepearl pearlescent card and printed one of the background designs on to it, folded it into a A5 size and with some gold mirri paper I punched out a lace edge with one of the new deep edged Martha Stewart border punches and attached it to the opening edge. To hid the edge Ive used one of the ribbon strip designs from Sarahs Cd and positioned it over the two edges, I also printed that on the same icepearl card. I should say that I also printed an insert from the same cd and popped that inside, all her design sets have backing papers, inserts, toppers, and she has lots of alternatives as well, like twisted pyramarge, and that sort of thing, its a really comprehesive Cd with lots of beautiful designs on, Ive only used a fraction of them, but Im know you would be delighted with it, if you decide to buy it yourself. Sarah has her own website were you can buy her beautiful cds, and guess what she doesnt charge postage and packing.
Another quick thing my parcel still hasnt turned up, luckily its not craft goodies, its Microsoft Word program that Im waiting for, I carnt validate the download we installed until it arrives, and god knows when thats going to be, as its foggy outside today and still thick snow.


Sue said...

Another stunning creation hun, luv the edging, sue.x

Jessie said...

Wow, this is so beautiful and elegant Shirley!

Lisa said...

Hi Shirley, Such an elegant card! I love the fancy edge, it really adds the finishing touch.

Lisa x

Mandy said...

Hi Shirley, another stuning card..they really are beautiful toppers..and you make the most amazing cards with them...hope the weather has improved down with you..snow has stated to melt here..
Mandy xx


Another gorgeous sample card Shirley - so elegant and classy. Hugs, Sylvia xxx

Chris said...

Beautiful card Shirley. Love the image and the elegant design too. Hugs, Chris xx

Swaantje said...

*wow*This is just gorgeous!!! So beautiful,Shirley
Great colours and very elegant.

Marley said...

Such a lovely card! Love the edging, great colours! big hugs Marley

dolcreations said...

Spring really has arrived on Shirleys blog! Maybe not outside her window, but on her blog, yes!
Love this card! so pretty!

Riet said...

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

Hugs Riet.xx

Christine said...

Ohhh Shilley another very pretty sample fab job youv'e made with them ALL sorry to hear you still have bad weather..

luv n hugs Christine xx

Denise said...

This is so Pretty!! Love the beautiful border.
Aloha & Big Hugs,

Kim Piggott said...

Oh such a beautiful card!
kim x

CraftyC said...

Hello Shirley, I do hope you are well and have been wrapped up warm. Your card is beautiful and it is so nice to be back blogging!

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Shirley this is so lovely that image and your design are gorgeous you are doing Sarah proud with these beauties and I love that punched border

Lorraine x

Melodie said...

Wow, Shirley,
this card is so elegant, fantastic.

Joanne said...

Very, very pretty! So many nice details, super job! Aloha, J:)

Anonymous said...

love this card!


mueppi said...

I love your card, Shirley!
It is so wonderful and elegant!!
Have a great day!
Big hugs Gisela

Unknown said...

Shirley this is utterly beautiful, how lucky is Sarah to have someone as talented as you, making her samples....I love the muted colours...hope you are well, seem like an age since I have been across here....Hugs Avril xxx