Wednesday, 26 May 2010

A Brand New CD from Peerless Designs - Feathered Friends

You might be wandering why I havent posted any cards for a couple of days, firstly its been because I have been painting our bedroom and in the hot weather it wasnt particularly the best time to do it but unfortunately once started I could hardly stop. And the other reason is that my dear friend Sarah Hallam of Peerless Designs has asked me to create some samples for her from her brilliant new CD "Feathered Friends" to show on its launch day 17th June at 9am on Create and Craft.
Sarah has created the most gorgeous images again for this CD all birds as the title says and has even done some no stamp required digi stamps which I believe can be used for backgrounds and then you can stick any image in front of it, they can be left black like the one above behind the bird or it can also be coloured by any medium you like once youve printed it out.
I have chosen this gorgeous Blue Tit for my first card, and all Sarahs design sets come with many backing papers, tags and ribbons, decoupage, inserts, sentiments, boxes, this one has a calendar, envelopes, frames, extra toppers etc and also help files, so you wont be left alone if you have any problems.
Ive taken the main topper into my My Craft Studio program and reduced its size and flipped it so that I could create the right size topper for this card. Im not quite sure what they call this particular card design but to me its a card within a card, the outside one is a 8"x 8"x 4" card and the smaller one is 5"x 5", Ive used two papers for the larger one and placed them on gold mirri card to mount them up, and the smaller card has also got two papers mounted in the same way, remembering to make sure that the card opens in the opposite way to the normal one, I also put an insert inside the smaller one with a verse printed on it to.
To finish of the front I have taken the ribbon into My Craft Studio again and printed a sentiment on it and stuck it to the front small panel at the bottom, not to easy to see in this photo, but it says "Thinking of You". Ive also used my swirls template to create a swirl on the front and some green pearls. The flowers were created from of the left over paper and my Nellie Snellen flower punches, also some maidenhair fern leaves were stuck to the card first before the flowers were placed on top. And the very last thing is the three pearls placed at the bottom on the right hand side.
I sincerely hope you also agree what a beautiful image this one is and I will be making another card to post tomorrow, but I will keep one back from the six samples Ive been asked to make, to show you just before her show is due to go air so I can remind you of the time its due on.


Clare *Littlebear* said...

This is stunning Shirley. I can't wait to see your other samples.
Clare x

Christine said...

Hi Shirley thanks for the heads up on the cards4men prize..didnt know but had a manic wk..chasing me this stunning creation all the colours are soooo pretty think you call this card a Joy my HM blog hop one..

luv n hugs Christine cc

Rach said...

oh shirley this is gorgeous, i love blue tits, we have a pair nesting in our garden at the moment.. frantically flying in and out of the nest box feeding hungry mouths..

hugs Rachxx

Riet said...

Ohhh wowww Shirley,So beautiful card,i love your image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx


Wow Shirley, this is stunning! Absolutely love the colours, the image, and the papers. You certainly have had a busy time - hope your decorating is now finished too. Hope you are well - Love and hugs, Sylvia xxx

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my word Shirley this is just pure perfection the colours but most of all that wonderful image WOW I think I will have to save up and splash out on this one. One of the pleasures of my day is watching the birds in my garden the parents are bringing the little ones down for feeding and the noise is something else lol..but oh the joy I get from seeing them all even the great tit has been down several times, I love it so this CD will be a winner.
Lorraine x

Elaine said...

This is gorgeous Shirley! We have blue tits in our garden as well as a host of other beautiful birds.
Don't suppose you fancy bobbing over to paint our bedroom??
I'm counting down now, a week on Friday and it should be finished!
Love Elaine xx

Janet said...

What a gorgeous card Shirley..... I love the shape of it!x

Melodie said...

Fantastic card. The bird looks beautiful.
My birds always look like a mixture of cuckoo and parrot

Anonymous said...

Shirley- this card ist so fantastic! So nice in colours!
Hugs Elma

Lisa said...

Hi Shirley, Beautiful card! I love the gorgeous image, papers and flowers.

Lisa x

JAN said...

Hi Shirley what a wonderful fantastic card so lovely Hugs janet

Patricia St Martin said...

What can a person say, these are outstanding. So these are on a CD?
WOW!!! they are outstanding.

Janette said...

Beautiful card and love your colouring.x

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