Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Sir Stampalot Challenge - "Moving"

I decided to have a try at Janice and Andrew's, Sir Stampalot's Challenge "Moving" I want to wish them an even bigger success in their new premises, Ive been a customer of theirs for quite awhile and Ive found them one of the best companies to deal with, they are very helpful and will go out of their way to do so, and their turn around service is one of the best in the country. Also I want to thank Brenda for a fabulous Bloghop she arranged and carried out.
I have used one of Mo's delightful digi images, this one is called "Moving" and to be honest what parent hasnt had one of their little ones say they are leaving home, I certainly have and this is so appropriate for this challenge. Ive printed it out onto white card and then coloured it with my copic pens, after Ive cut it out and distressed the edges with a pale blue inkpad then mounted it onto a piece of blue card. The sentiment was designed and printed from my computer and was also mounted onto a piece of blue card.
The base card is a 8"x 7.50" white card, and for my first layer Ive used a dark blue card and one of four pattern papers again from the Nitwit Downloads, this one is a dark blue with a circle swirl pattern on, the second, third and fourth layers are made in smaller strips and Ive used the train edge border punch then layered up across the centre of the card. Then I mounted the mounted image in the centre and the sentiment was positioned at the right hand side at the bottom.


brenda said...

Good Morning Shirley

Your post brought a smile to my face, I think all of mine 'left home' at some point and vertured as far as the garden shed.

And there was one time about four years ago, when one (then 12) left and was not in the sheds, stables or anywhere we looked. Four hours later as it began to get dark we called the Police, the heicopter was put into action and they were searching everywhere.

The the heicopter picked up a image on their tracking system right at the back of one of the sheds and there he was wedged behind a storage cabinet. He had heard all the acitvity and got too frightened to come out.

Don't hink any of them have 'left home' since.

Back to your card, absolutely gorgeous Shirly, thank you so much for joining in the Stampalot challenge and good luck with the draws.

B x

Clare said...

This is gorgeous! The image is adorable and I love the train borders.
Thank you for joining in with the challenge and good luck with the draw.
Clare x

Mrs Bs Blog said...

Oh Shirley, the card`s absolutly gorgeous. I love your colouring and the image is sooo cute. Hugs Val xxx

Paula said...

Hiya Shirley,

This is adorable such a super image i myself havnt got any Children but i remeber packing a littlebag with my toys once and told my Mum i was going to live with my Grandma because my Grandma would let me have some sweeties lol.

Hugs Paula xxxx

cats whiskers said...

Oh Shirley he is beautiful (handsome) what stinning colouring dear, a beautiful card
Hugs Jacqui x

Riet said...

Ohhh wowww Shirley,what a BEAUTIFUL card,i love your image and papers.
So gorgeous colours.

Hugs Riet.xx

Christine said...

Hi Shirley wow this is a stunner, your image & colouring are gorgeous
fab colour comb..beautifly put together love it all..

Luv n hugs Christine xx


My dear Shirley, youve done it again, another stunning card! love that image your colouring is perfect as always. I hope you have a good day despite your sick patient. Hugs Linda x

Tracy said...

Hello Shirley,
I love your card and your interpretation of the theme it's fantastic, I love it. It's not just my kids that say it then. The colours are brilliant too. Thanks for becoming a follower, i'm already one of yours hun. Thanks for joining in with the hop and challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

pinky said...

Ah Shirley I just love this image, so perfect for the MOVING theme! Love the background papers and your beautiful colouring. Thanks for taking time to join in and good luck in the draw.

Spyder said...

This is just the sweetest card, I HAVE to get that image!! It reminded me of my eldest daughter, while we were holidaying in Wales, waving good bye as she pushed her 'brick trollie' full of a few of her toys toward the Walsh mountains!

chris said...

so lovely Love the colours and the image really great.good luck with the challenge love chris xx
thanks for your lovely comments

Juls said...

This is gorgeous!! such a fun sentiment to put with that image! thanks for joining us on the Stampalot challenge!

Janette said...

Hi Shirley,Another fab card from you,this is very sweet....I have a thankyou on my blog for you.x

Enfys said...

Such a sweet card Shirley, I love that little image - you come up with the cutest ideas.
big hugs
En xx

Sue said...

oh Shirley
this is fantastic, i luv that image, sooo cute, coloured perfect, luv the papers.
I left home once with a little red suitcase waited under the lampost for a bus!!! then my tummy rumbled n home i trot! lol. sue.xx

Melodie said...

Fantastic, the subject is world class and the colors of a dream.

Tina'sAngels said...

Awww this is soooo cute, love it.
Hugs Tina xx

Danielle said...

How cute Shirley! Love Mo's image and you've coloured it beautifully!
Hugs, Danielle

Sally H said...

Absolutely brilliant! I love it! A perfect image for the theme. good luck in the draws

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is so sweet!! I love this image and your coloring is gorgeous! Beautiful design and such a sweet post!! You are so kind!! I am sure you made Brenda smile!

Kim Piggott said...

Oh I love your fabulous card Shirley!
Such a cute image and your colours are so perfect!
kim x

Janet said...

Beautiful card Shirley....fab image which you have coloured brilliantly! xx

coldwaters2 said...

Oh wow Shirley this is awesome that lovely image has had a bit of your magic touch and you have brought him to life I just adore this card.....my son has never threatened to leave home....I have told him to go but he won't lol

Lorraine x

Jules said...

Hi Shirley

What a wonderful creation.

I love your image - it is so lovely and so well coloured.

Thank you for taking part in this special Stampalot challenge.

Love Jules xx

CraftyC said...

Aww, this is so sweet Shirley and what a sweet image. Lovely colours to!

Mandy said...

Hi Shirley,
I haven't reached the leaving home stage yet!!..love this image..beautiful card..
Mandy xx

Anonymous said...

fab image and coloured so beatiful love zhis card
Hugs Elma

debby4000 said...

Oh what a sweetheart of a card, the image is adorable.

Rosis Stöberseite said...

Hello Shirley, have you sweet in England motifs. I like to just very good. Your card is "sugar" and beautifully designed. Incidentally, I've just seen that we have the same sign and are already among the ancients!
Have you even so much snow as we in Germany?
With love und hugs

Eiglas said...

Beautiful card Shirley! Mo's images are stunning and your colouring is so fab! I love the subtle shades you've used and yes, two of my four have threatened to 'go to me nan's' to live and we let 'em! Mum soon got fed up of them and they of her....!
The other two knew which side their bread was buttered...! LOL!

Thank you for your lovely comment on my Valentine card and whilst I'd love to tell you it was for Brad Pitt, I have to confess it is for my
slightly handsomer husband of nearly 38 years!
Take care!

xxNikkixx said...

Hi Shirley....your card is stunning...i love the image it's so cute...hope you are keeping well ...love and hugs Nikki xxx

Sir Stampalot said...

Hiya Shirley. You say the most wonderful things. I'll pay you that £5 later!!!!
Anyhow, brilliant card, such lovely, gentle colours. Must admit, I told my mum i was leaving home when i was about 6 and was about to take the cat with me, but she told me to leave the cat behind - Didn't go very far, soon got fed up and went home again!
Thanks for joining in the Sir Stampalot Challenge, Good Luck Shirley.
Happy crafting
- janicex