Saturday, 3 July 2010

A Card for Two Challenges - Sir Stampalot and Penny Black at Allsorts

Hi Ladies, hope you are all looking forward to a relaxing weekend and lets hope the weather improves. Todays card has been created for two Challenges Sir Stampalots "Lazy Hazy Days of Summer" and Penny Black at Allsorts "A Burst of Summer Colour" and as I know that its necessary to use a Penny Black image Ive used this gorgeous little Hedgie relaxing in a hammock between two daisies, if only if were possible for us to do this but Im more like to crush the daisies just walking over them than relaxing in a hammock between two.
Anyway Ive stamped in onto white card then coloured it with my copic pens, after which Ive cut it out with my Nestabilitie square die, unfortunately it looks as though I used a bigger one that I should have as the scalloped mount Ive stuck it on is a bit small, never mind Im sure weve all done that at sometime or other.
The base card is a 7"x 7" card with a first layer of a turquoise card and one of four fabulous paper designs from Kay Miller Downloads, she does create some gorgeous patterns, if youve not been to visit her its certainly worth clicking on this link to few them
The first paper Ive used is a very pretty all over flower design and the other two are a varied orange stripe and a lime green paper on these Ive used one of my Martha Stewart border punches along the edges and layered them one on top of the other, across these Ive wrapped a piece of grosgrain ribbon with a ribbon tag on it with a sentiment from my stash.
The mounted image and a further square with yet the last of my papers have been arranged in a diamond shape at the top, and two flowers with some punched out leaves were arranged in two opposite corners. My final flourish is the two sets of aqua pearls at the top and bottom on the left and bottom right hand sides.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:-


Babs said...

A real summer card there Shirley, all the lovely bright colours you have used,love the little hedgehog,& love your card too
Babs x

Mandy said...

Beautiful card Shirley, the image is adorable, and I love the colours you've used.
Hope you have a great weekend, we have glorious sunshine here
love and hugs Mandy xx

Rach said...

gorgeous shirley, love the pretty colours that you have used, hope that you enjoy your weekend.xx

Crafty Chris said...

hi shirley
Beautiful card love those colours, and that little image is so cute, can I ask who makes the punch for the leaves they are a lovely shape like a fern and great height.
Christine x

Donna said...

Another really pretty card Shirley, love all the different papers you've used, and the coloring of the image, great layout.
Donna xx

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Shirley this is absolutely fabulous what beautiful colours I am so loving that design you have used and the image you have coloured to perfection I love it.
Lorraine x

coldwaters2 said...

Oh Shirley what a nitwit I am I forgot to thank you for joining our challenge at Sir Stampalot this month and good luck
Lorraine x

Melodie said...

Super, dear Shirley, this card is so wonderful and the image so cute.

Christine said...

Hi Shirley love this gorgeous card def.. has the feel of summer fab colours sweet image love it.

luv n hugs Christine xx

Heather said...

Adorable Summery card. I really have issues turning images on their side. It is so hard for me to get them to look right :/ Yours is really cute.

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

boy, if i knew i'd be comfy in a hammock this would definitely be me! but my butt would be on the ground for sure - lol!

super cute card!

Riet said...

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

Hugs Riet.xx

Anonymous said...

thats a nice image!° the right thing to do in this hot days! Relax!!!!!

brenda said...

Hi Shirley

It is a great image isnt it adn your have coloured it to perfection.

I gather from your comment that your weather has not imporved since the rain you had the other evening ?

Thank you for joining in at Stampalot Challenge this month and good luck.

B x

brenda said...

I missed on a bit - thank you for sharing with us in our very first Penny Black at Allsorts Challenge.

B x

Clare *Littlebear* said...

Hi Shirley,
This is a fabulous summery card. I adore the PB image which you have coloured beautifully.
Thank you for entering the Sir Stampalot challenge this month.
Have a lovely weekend.
Clare x

Kim Piggott said...

Oh this is so very beautiful Shirley!
Love your sweet image and beautiful colours!
kim x

chris said...

Shirley its so beautiful, I adore it.
have a great weekend, lots of love and hugs chris xx

thanks for joining us in the Sir stampalot challenge.

Hope Jacare said...

Great card Shirley - fab image - just gorgeous! Glad your rash has gone - Caleb's has aswell. Funnily though my brothers girlfriend had a really bad one last week, again told it was a heat rash!!!! Hope you are enjoying the weekend. Cheers Claire x

pinky said...

Shirley this is just adorable, love that image and its coloured so beautiful. The papers are really pretty. Thanks for the link. Thanks for sharing at Sir Stampalot this month.

Alysha said...

awwww what a gorgeous card I love that stamp xxxxxx

Josephine said...

Those colours and papers are just gorgeous! It's such a fresh and pretty look. Beautiful card.

Sally H said...

Beautiful work, shirley! Such a sweet image! Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month

Francesca said...

The card is brilliant , thanks for joining us at Sir stampalot this month and good luck!

Mummylade said...

very nice colours. Thank you so much for playing along with Penny Black at Allsorts for July. Hope to see you back again.

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s Challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x