Friday, 16 July 2010

One Card for Two Challenges

Good Morning Ladies, well I asked for some rain but I carnt remember asking for so much, my poor hubby walked into town yesterday morning to pick up my magazines, and he was just about eight houses away from home when the heavens opened and he got soaked through, bless him I was grateful I hadnt had to go out in it. Anyway todays card has been created for two Challenges Mo's Digital "Masculine theme" and Cute Card Thursdays "Get  a Head Start" which means a early Christmas Card. I decided to use this charming image of a little lad our with his dad collection ferns for decorating his home for the holiday season, Ive used both my promakers and my copics on this to colour them both then cut it out with my Nestabilitie Die Label No.4, the mount has been created in red card by drawing around the die then cutting out by hand. The sentiment is one I had in my stash, I coloured the leaf with my copic pens, then cut it out with my rotatrim and mounted in onto red card.
The base card is actually a 6"x 6" white card with a first layer of red card, and three papers from the Nitwit Download Collection "Comfort and Joy", this first paper is a all over red pattern with white swirls, the second and third mounts are three pieces of card across the middle, and on these Ive put a white and green swirl with holly leaves, this has been put on the two outer pieces and the middle one is a all over sentiment pattern on a red background. Over these I have wrapped a red ribbon with holly leaves on and attached it to the back of the first mount.
I then positioned my mounted image on the card towards the top and my sentiment at the bottom on the right hand side. To finish of Ive stuck three poinsetta's with punched out fern leaves under them down the left hand side and then drizzled some stickles around the petals.
Im entering this card into the following challenges:-


Lynne in NI said...

Beautiful card, that's such a lovely image!
We had that mad rain yesterday teatime too - there's still loads of floods about this morning!

Crafty Chris said...

hasnt stopped raining here either, awful day, love the way you are so organised you even no the num of the dies, beautiful card love the image, have a great weekend
Christine x

Jessie said...

Beautiful card Shirley and I love that sweet image!

Chris said...

Gorgeous card Shirley and such a sweet image! Love your colouring and design and the flowers and leaves look wonderful too. Have a great weekend. Hugs, Chris x

Elaine L. said...

Oh, you are so smart to get a head start on Christmas cards! The temperatures have been in the 90's here in New Hampshire, so it's hard to get in the mood for holiday cards.
Yours is lovely! That image is one of my favorites for Christmas. Thanks for taking part in Mo's Challenge this week.

Anonymous said...

This card makle me feel much cooler as it is outside by 32 degrees!

Jules said...

Hi Shirley

We have had lots of rain too this week - but sunshine with a good breeze today .. .. so lots of washing dried today!!!

Loving your card - that image is so lovely.

Really need to get cracking on some Christmas creations!!

I hope hubby has dried out now.

Love Jules xx

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

i'm singing in the rain
just singing in the rainnnnnn!!!

oh u r good. doing xmas cards. i don't even begin to think about them til nov. which is why i stay away from xmas in july. but this card is GORGEOUS!!!!! absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!

hugs :)

brenda said...

Hi Shirley

That;s a really great image.

I am so impressed with all you peeps who are making Charistmas cards, mad rush in December for me, despite all good intentions.

Have a good weekend.

B x

Riet said...

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

Hugs Riet.xx

Josephine said...

The rain around here has been wonderful! It was so hot for so long that I'm delighted to see it!

The card's gorgeous - and perfectly coloured, of course!

Cami said...

Beautiful Christmas card, Shirley! That's a very touching image I must say and you've colored it very well. You are a thousand steps ahead of me as I have not made one Christmas card yet and before we know it, Christimas will be here at the rate time is flying by! Thanks for sharing your card. Hugs, Cami

Sue said...

Hi Shirley
gorgeous card, luv this image not used mine yet, fabulous colouring, lovely papers & layout, have great weekend hun, sue,x

Elaine said...

Beautiful card Shirley. Such a lovely image, and the papers are a great choice.
Rain here too,all day boo hoo!
Love Elaine xx

coldwaters2 said...

Oh wow Shirley I am so loving this one you have captured the look of pure nostalgia with this beautiful card I love it.
Lorraine x

Angela said...

Shirley you are going to be so organised this year!! Theimage is lovely, have a lovely weekend
Angela x

Melodie said...

A beautiful Christmas card.
The script I am also very nice

Vanja said...

Beautiful card! The image is adorable.
Thank you for joining us at CCT this week! :)
Hugs, Vanja

The Wired Angel said...

Great job, Ms. Shirley. Lovely card. Thanks for playing along with us at Mo's Challenge this week. Peggy x

Rainmac said...

Awwww this is beautiful, I love the image and the pretty papers xxx