Saturday, 16 October 2010

A Card for Four Challenges

Good Afternoon Ladies I hope you are enjoying your weekend so far, mine has been busy Ive been cleaning windows and washing nets, so if it rains you can blame me, my mum always use to say that you are tempting the rain when washing windows, but mine were very dusty and really needed doing. Ive actually been waiting for the local farmer to plough the fields next to me but it seems that hes no hurry to do it so I decided it was time I got on and cleaned them.
Anyway as hubby is doing his volunteering this weekend at our local Steam Engine place I thought Id have a go at another couple of challenges, and this card is for Penny Black at Allsorts "Colours of Autumn" and Sir Stampalots "Autumn Breezes, Buttons and Bows". Ive used this gorgeous stamp from Penny Black its looks to me like a load of dandelion heads and grasses anyway for a change Ive used my promarkers and some watercolouring paper to stamp it out on and using a damp brush pulled out the colours from the edges. Then Ive used some orange and red pens around the edge and mounted it on two pieces of card one beige and the other brown.
The base card s  7"x 7" white card with a first layer of beige card and one of three papers from my Nitwit Downloads, this one is called "Autumn Enchantment" this first paper is a pretty all over sprig pattern on beige background, the second piece is an all over pattern of leaves and Ive used my leaf border and edge punch from Martha Stewart on this and stuck it to the bottom layer, the third paper is a dark red dotted paper thats been mounted on a piece of brown card.
Ive then wrapped a pretty organza ribbon around these layers and tied a bow, after which I mounted my image on top. The sentiment is one of Wendy Stentons stamps and this also was stamped onto a piece of watercolour card and mounted at the bottom on the right hand side. To finish of I have stuck four leaf buttons own the right hand side to resemble falling leaves.
This card is to be entered in the following challenges:-


Sadilla said...

Wow dear,
it looks so smart!! Really gorgeous! ;)

Ellie said...

Hi Shirley, your card is amazing. Love how you colored the image, beautiful colors used!!
Fabulous sketch too.
Thank you so much for playing along with us at penny black @ all sorts. Hope you'll play again next week and join us for next months challenge too! Good luck with the prizes.

Crafty Chris said...

gorgeous Shirley love the image and the beautiful ribbon, you could have entered this into dCD, the theme is get well soon.
Hope you are having a good weekend
Chris x

Paula said...

Wow such a beautiful card Shirley i love the autunm colours you have used. Im fine thankyou Shirley hope your well to?

Hugs Paula xxxx

Diane.W. said...

Your card is luvly (I have that stamp),good luck with the challenge :o)x

Wishcraft said...

Lovely card - great stamp and I love the colours you've used :o) Lisa x

Alysha said...

gorgeous card Shirley, hope you are well, love Aly xxx

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Hi there, wonderful autumnal card, thanks for joining us over at Totally Papercrafts this week, good luck! Heidi x

Rivien said...

Superdooper!!! Really like your card!

Hugs Riv

Christine said...

Hi Shirley gorgeous Autumn creation fab colours..cant clean the car or windows its been raining on & off for most of the day at the north east coast..enjoy the rest of the W./end..

luv n hugs Christine xx

pinky said...

Shirley this is just so gorgeous. I love everything about it. Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.

Lisa said...

Hi Shirley, Beautiful card! I love the gorgeous autumn colours.

Sorry I haven't visited as much in the last week but I have been busy with DT work.

Lisa x

Pamela said...

Very pretty card Shirley, thank you for joining us at DCD this week.

Pam x

chris said...

Hi Shirley, this is so stunning, love it. take care love chris xx

Zoechaos said...

Gorgeous card love those colours and the beautiful PB stamp you have used. Very pretty and festive! Thank you for sharing with us at Pennyblack @ Allsorts, good luck xx Zoe

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Shirley.

Hugs Riet.x

chris said...

Should have said thanks for joining us in the Sir Stampalot Challenge. sorry hugs chris xx

Tracy said...

This is so pretty, Thanks for joining Die Cut Dreams challenge with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Tracy said...

Also wanted to say thanks for joining Sir Stampalot challenge too.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Pauline C said...

Wow Shirley this is so pretty - really love how you have colorued your image. Thanks for joining in this week's PBSC
Pauline x

Rainmac said...

This is stunning Shirley, I love the image and how you've coloured it, looks like a water colour painting xxx

craftykitten said...

Oooh what a gorgeous card, I love that stamped image. I love your DP too. Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Dreams this week.
Dawn xx

dolcreations said...

This is such a beautiful card! Very spring like! Oh how I wish spring was on its way and not winter!!!

Kerrie said...

Every time I have the windows in the home washed it rains!... your card is beautiful!

Shirl said...

Hi Shirley. Brilliant card. I love the way you manage to fit one card to so many challenges. Love, Shirl x

Melodie said...

Your card is so fantastic, I love the image with the flowers very much, it's very elegant.

brenda said...

Hi Shirely

As adorable card.

Love the rich colours of the PDP's, yet your image sis still so delicate.

Thanky four for joining us at Penny Black at Allsorts this month and good luck.

B x

brenda said...

Me again Shirley

Please add Stampalot Challenge to the above comment, missed it didn't I.

B x

craftycrafter said...

lovely Shirley so clean and fresh ;ove it Dorothy xxxx

Anonymous said...

wow- thats looks fantastic!
Hugs and a nice sunday

Clare *Littlebear* said...

Hi Shirley,
This is absolutely gorgeous! I adore this stamp and love how you have coloured it.
Thank you for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.
Hugs, Clare x

Linnie said...

Hi Shirley
I am looooving your work as always]luv

Janette said...

Hi Shirley, Such a pretty card, love the layout too. Wish I could find the energy to get stuck in to a few jobs on my 'to do' list, keep putting them a good

Josephine said...

I love this card. such a pretty image, and the colours are just gorgeous!

LouDotMac said...

That image is gorgeous and the colours work really well!!

Nice job. Good luck in the challenge.

Lou. xo #10

Susie Sugar said...

Simply Beautiful Get well card I'm sure it will cheer anyone up and make them feel much better
Thanks for joining us at the Die cut Dreams challenge this week , hope you can come join us for our new Challenge tomorrow
Hugs Susie Sugar and the DCD Dream team xx

kath said...

beautiful card shirley......thanks for joining in the fun this week at Penny Black Saturday...hugs kath xxx

kath said...

beautiful card shirley......thanks for joining in the fun this week at Penny Black Saturday...hugs kath xxx

Jules said...

Hi Shirley

I love how you have used this stamp .. .. thank you for the inspiration I will have to give that a try!!

Gorgeous image and papers and I love your leaf punch.

Thank you for sharing with Penny Black at Allsorts this month.

Love Jules xx

joey said...

Shirley this is gorgeous I love what you have done with this stamp! thanks for joining us at pbsc. Joey.xx

Mervi said...

So lovely and delicate card, beautiful colours.
Thanks for sharing this with us at Penny Black @ Allsorts and good luck;-))m

~ Ali ~ said...

Lovely card, love that stamp. hugs Ali x

Violets Corner said...

Oh this is gorgeous Shirley! Love it!

Thanks for joining us at Penny Black at Allsorts and good luck!


Shirley said...

Such a beautiful card Shirley. I love how you have given the flower an Autumnal look. The little leaf brads are so cute and work well with the theme.
Thank you for joining us at Penny Black at Allsorts this month and we hope to see you next time.


Francesca said...

Such a gorgeous card , I love the colours , thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month and good luck!

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

This is a sweet card. I was wondering about your name and read your explanation- that is so cute! Patsy from

debby4000 said...

Oh this is gorgeous and so adorable.
Thanks for joining at PBSC this week and using my sketch.

Sally H said...

A beautiful Autumnal creation! Gorgeous colours and I love the bow and papers. Thanks for sharing with us at Sir Stampalot and good luck!