Friday, 13 August 2010

A Card for Many Challenges

Good Evening Ladies, I want to thank you for such a lovely welcome back with your comments Im so happy that you want me back, bless you all and thank you so much for making me feel so wanted.
Anyway todays card has been created for several challenges, firstly is the Just Magnolia one which is a sketch by Dawny P, then Wild Orchids "Girls" and Stampin for the Weekends "Back to School" I hope no one will object me using it for these challenges but as Ive been out of action for three weeks and I thought Id better pull my finger out and try and get motivated to join in.
The image is of Tilda with her School Uniform on which I have masked and then stamped the pile of books behind her, shes then been coloured with my copic pens and cut out with my rotatrim. Ive used some of Karen Sayers (I should like to let you know she has the new Magnolia Stamps in) small stamps around the edge with a catseye ink pad, she has some really lovely little stamps very similar to the Stamp Tapestry ones, which are ideal for popping around the edge of your images I even used some yesterday on my card that I posted below this one.
The base card is a 7"x 7" white card with a first layer of pink card, and a really lovely paper from Basic Grey Downloads its a very pretty blue paper with a distressed edge and a bright and cheerful flower pattern all over. Ive cut it into two pieces and then used my sewing machine around the edges, on top of this I have stuck my stamped mounted image with foam tape, after which Ive stuck a piece of spotted ribbon down the side with my sentiment on top in the centre.
To finish of Ive used some of my flowers from Wild Orchids to create a spray in the top left hand corner, they are all different blue roses with a couple of asters either side of the middle rose, and then Ive stuck on my card with some punched out leaves.
This card is to be entered for the following challenges:-


dolcreations said...

In three weeks my kids head back to this is just a perfect card for this time of year! Back to school shopping for us! Love this image! Beautifully done !

Elaine said...

Of course we've all missed you and are glad you are back! That's because you a such a lovely and cheery lady Shirley.
Beautiful card and just perfect for this time of year. The blue paper is pretty and this is a very sweet image.
Have a great weekend
Love Elaine xx


Hi Shirley, and a big welcome back from me too! Your Tilda is so beautiful - you haven't lost any of your mojo whilst you've been absent!
Have a wonderful weekend. Love & Hugs, Sylvia xxxx

Mandy said...

Shirley your card is absolutely gorgeous, so pretty and the little Tilda is adorable.
Lovely to have you back with us sharing your beautiful cards Shirley
love and hugs Mandy xx

mi sello personal said...

My dear dear Shirley you make me so happy with your comment,i hope comeback in this days and i will love to dedicate you a card,i will tll you this to you,i was very excited to start 3 days ago my crafts but i recived a bad news abaut my father in law,and i been so depressed that i can't focus,i have faith that exist a mistake in his because i am so sad,my father in law is a man i love so much,but i have faith and i am gonna be here so soon working....i send you a big big hug and all my love and respect for you....Laura.

Lisa said...

Hi Shirley, Gorgeous card! Pretty papers and such a cute Tilda image.

Lisa x

Melodie said...

Wow, dear Shirley, such a wonderful card. Tilda with the books is so cute.

Lia said...

hi shirley
your card is wonderful I love this tilda and her books
hugs Lia

Janette said...

Hi Shirley,Perfect card and love Tilda with all her little cute...nice that your back hun..xxxx

Rainmac said...

I absolutely love everything about this card Shirley, it's just gorgeous xxx

rozzy said...

such a gorgeous card Shirley. good luck in the challenges.
I'm so sorry I haven't popped by to say hello in ages, but i'm pleased to see that your projects are as stunning as ever.
have a lovely weekend
love and hugs rozzy xx

Heather said...

This card is soooo pretty! I love that paper and the image is so soft and sweet. Have a lovely weekend my friend.

coldwaters2 said...

Hiya Shirley it is great to see you back again and it is true you have so been missed. What a beauty you have made here I love those papers and that image of Tilda is gorgeous.

Lorraine x

chris said...

Hi SHirley pleased to see you back blogging, love this creation hugs chris xx

Kate's Makes said...

What a gorgeous card and perfect for our theme over at SFTW :o) Thanks for joining us and welcome back :o) Kate x

Riet said...

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

Hugs Riet.xx

Enfys said...

So glad to have you back again Shirley. This is gorgeous, I love the little ticket, and tilda of course is so cute..
big hugs
En xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Shirley- you create a nice card- love teh colours you used

CraftyC said...

A beautiful card Shirley. Gorgeous papers and Tilda is beautifully coloured. Enjoy your sunday!

Craftie Mummy said...

Love your card and perfect for our theme this week at SFTW, i nearly used the book stamp myself for my DT card. Good Luck

Hugs x


Stampin Mindy said...

Love this Tilda, and all the books, darling!!! Thanks jor joining us at Just Magnolia!

Hugs, Mindy

PS. I have 2 candies over on my blog if you'd like to come and enter! :)

Dawny P said...

This is just beautiful. I love how you used the sketch and the image and colours are fabulous. Thank you for joining us over at Just Magnolia. Hugs, Dawny xxx

Christine said...

Hi Shirley wow what a come back stunning Tilda gorgeous colours & layout fab stitching thanks for sharing & joining us at Totally Tilda chall.

smiles Christine xx

Josephine said...

I love this card, Shirley! The colours are gorgeous, and those edge stamps really add a lovely finishing touch to the image.

Good to see you back. Just back myself and trying to get back into things!

Roberta Laliberte said...

Oh Shirley! What a lovely card and the whole school theme is making me fell nostalgic. I loved school and miss grade school very much.

Thanks for playing along at Totally Tilda!


craftykitten said...

Wow Shirley, this is stunning. Love everything about it. Thanks for joining in our stitching challenge at Totally Tilda this time.
Dawn x

Nicola said...

Fabulous colouration and stitched detail Shirley, your papers, floral and ribbon treatment are so pretty.
Thank you for joining us at Totally Tilda.
Nicola -x-