Friday, 20 August 2010

Card for LOV Challenge - Bevs sketch

Good Afternoon Ladies, well the last few days have been busy for me and hubby, weve been preparing for our new washing machine, we were under the impression it was going to be delivered today but like all good promises it didnt arrive and now we are having to wait till next Friday, lets hope they dont let us down again as Im extremely dissappointed. We cleared out the back porch on Wednesday, I painted the walls and woodwork and then had some new lino laid ready. We then had to put the old washing machine back which wasnt on the cards but there you are it never turns out like you expect does it. Oh well at least after spending three days outside in the pouring rain, the washing machine at least did work first time after being being reinstalled which is a godsend as I had a pile of washing to do.
Anyway lets get away from that and get one with my card today, its for the Lili of the Valley Challenge "A sketch by Bev" and A Spoonfull of Sugars "Christmas in August", Ive used this cute little dog whos trying to post a card, mind you Ive yet to meet a dog that can do that but there you are perhaps you know better. Anyway Ive coloured it with my promarkers and glittered the snow with some glue and glitter. Then cut it out with my square Nestabilitie die and make a mount out of some red card and a scalloped one, the sentiment is done in the same way but this time Ive used a ribbon tag die and threaded some stary ribbon through the holes.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card with a first layer of red card and one of two papers from the new Dovecraft  "Let it Snow" pad, its a mixture of double sided and glitter patterns on card rather than paper. This first one is a red pattern with penquins on and on top of this Ive put a piece of green card and a second pattern which is a cream and red Christmas tree design. Ive wrapped the ribbon with sentiment around this piece and attached it to the back, this was then positioned at the bottom of the first mount. The mounted image was then mounted at the top and some red gem stars stuck either side in the top corners.
This card is being entered in the following Challenges:-


Danielle said...

Cute card Shirley! Such an adorable image and I love the sparkle on it! Sorry to hear about your washing machine troubles - I hope it's all sorted by next week! Have a great weekend!
Hugs, Danielle

Babs said...

Hi Shirley i think we spend half our life waiting for the delivery man to comesome time or other.

Love this card and what a adorable ted, the lily of the valley really do some gorgeous stamps, i am hoping they are going to be at the Craftfair at Harrogate on 12th sept
Babs x

Sadilla said...

Hi shirley!
lovely card, that image is so cute!!! good job!

Anonymous said...

Shirley----- like this card- but hee is summer today- funny to think about christmas time
But I like your card!
Hugs Elma

Wishcraft said...

Oh this is lovely Shirley! Love the image and sparkle - I've got this stamp but haven't used it yet. Lisa x

Rainmac said...

This is so cute and Christmasy Shirley, I love the sparkle x

Janette said...

Fab card Shirley, do love the LOTV images,so cute....sorry to hear of your dilemma, why is it these days everyone lets you down with delivery's...when you think back it was always so much simpler....makes me very angry...hope it now comes as promised.xx

Sue said...

Hi Ya Shirley
aww a gorgeous card, super cute image, luv all the sparkle, gorgeous papers, have great weekend, sue,x

Linda said...

Hey Shirley! Sorry to hear about your washing machine woes ... that totally sucks! I sure hope after all that work you did your washer will arrive next week. Your card is beautiful as always and you're so funny talking about the dog trying to send a letter! Hahahaha! Have a great weekend dear friend! xoxo, Linda

Rivien said...

Wahooo Nanny,
what a wonderfull x-mas card! I like it! :o)

Have a nice weekend!
Hugs Riv

dolcreations said...

When I saw this image I totally fell in have done such a cute card! Hope your washing machine comes when they say it will, this time!

Lia said...

beautiful card shirlay I love the warm colrs
hugs Lia

Jules said...

Hi Shirley

A great Christmas card.

I love how you have attached your sentiment.

Sorry to hear about the none arrival of your washing machine. What a long wait you are going to have .. .. hope you are still able to do at least some washing otherwise you are going to have one huge pile by this time next week!!!

Have a lovely weekend.

Love Jules xx

Pinkllilac said...

Gorgeous card Shirley and love the design and the details, the colouring is beautiful.
Hugs Linda

Mandy said...

Beautiful card Shirley, so sweet and sparkly.
Hope your washing machine arrives this time as expected
love and hugs Mandy xx


Hi Shirley - don't you just love those LOTV stamps! This little cutie is so huggable and your card is beautiful. Love the colouring and the glittery snow!
Hope your new washer arrives soon - what a disappointment.
Hugs, Sylvia xxxx

Josephine said...

Arghhhh! I hate waiting around for deliveries.

Gorgeous card, Shirley. I love the sparkly bits, and the image is so cute!

Elaine said...

Gorgeous card Shirley. Love the colours and the sparkle and the image is so cute.
Sorry to hear of all your trouble with the washing machine. Fingers crossed it turns up on time next week.
Have a great weekend.
Love Elaine xx

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh how darling Shirley!! Love the cute image, your coloring and the red and sparkle!! Have a great weekend!

Melodie said...

Good morning, dear Shirley,
your christms-card is fantastic, and the image is so cute.

Arina said...


mueppi said...

Hello Shirley
I love your christmas-card! It`s so darling and yyour colouring is so fantastic!
Have a great weekand!
Big hugs Gisela

Pops x said...

This is really gorgeous hun i love the cute image and your colours are just perfect, thanks for joining us at LOTV big hugs pops x

sallysbitz said...

Lovely cute Christmas card. Loving your papers too xx

Lets hope your Washing machine does arrive soon... I could not be without mine! gawd knows how they managed in the olden days xx

Angela said...

I'm just catching up - hope your new machine arrives on time this week!!
A really cute card, I think you are going to beorganised in no time - I think I have 1 card made???
Angela x