Monday, 15 November 2010

A Card for Kennys Challenge - "Sparkle and Spots"

Good Morning Ladies, the sun is out but by gum its cold here in Gloucestershire and the birds didnt half give me a look of disgust (I was looking out of the window) when they went to get some water from their dish this morning it was frozen solid, anyway I sent hubby out to sort it out and to give them some more seed, so Im hoping theyve now forgiven me.
Todays card has been created for this weeks Kennys Challenge "Sparkle and Spots" and Ive used this image "Bodacious Bev" I wonder who this been named after I can guess carnt you? anyway I tried like mad to combine the digis but didnt have much luck so in the end I printed both sheets and cut them out and then with a bit of manipulation managed to get the image to sit on the parcel and popped her hat on top, with a bit of glue and a knife. I then coloured her with my copic pens, and cut her out with a mega Rectangle die from Nestabilities. Ive used a large scalloped one for the mount, the sentiment is one of the Justright stamps this was also mounted on to a circle scalloped mount.
The base card isa 6"x 6" white card with a first layer of green card and one of three fabulous papers again from my DT leader Donna of Bearlymine Designs  (Dont forget Donna as a Sale on her website at the moment shes offering 15% off) this one is called "Christmas Frolics"
and this set has quite a few designs with spots on which Ive used for the base layer a green and white, the second paper is red background with a sentiment all over it, the third and last paper is a swirl pattern with sentiments with both of these have been cut into strips and punched with a hole punch and layered on the base layer and then across the join Ive stuck a light green and red spotted ribbon down the card.
On top of this I have mounted the stamped image in the middle with the sentiment at the bottom on the right hand side. To finish of Ive created a flower spray with three poinsettas with holly leaves and berrys this was then arranged down the left handside and stuck to the card with silicone glue.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-


Crafty Chris said...

Beautiful card Shirley the papers are gorgeous.
Chris x

Pinkllilac said...

Gorgeous creation Shirley love the colouring and beautiful papers, I am sure the birds have forgiven you now:-)

Hugs Linda

Babs said...

OH LA LA Shirley what a fabulous card for a man at christmas, your colouring,flowers, and papers are just gorgeous.I Love it .

Babs X

Shirl said...

Good morning Shirley.

You are right about the temperature. I went out with my camera early this morning (as I have the day off work) and my poor little fingers froze!

So it was back into the warm and to crafting matters.

I see you have done another card that most of my men friends would like for Christmas. Brilliant job as always.


Doreen said...

Fabulous card Shirley. I love the

Patty said...

This card is just beautiful. I also saw the picture of your handsome grandson. You vist the best of places. I hope someday to visit your neck of the woods but will have to save lots of pennies before that. Thanks for sharing your wonderful card.

LINDA said...

OH Shirley, As always this is such a beautiful card.. Love the papers and the little package she is setting on..Very lovely work.. Thanks for joining us at KKKG this week..
Hugs, Linda

Dana said...

That sentiment is just perfect for this beautifully colored image. Just adorable!!

Janette said...

Another brilliant card from you's been the same here, weather wise.....was a bit shocked when I got up and saw the fields all white and glistening....nice shock

Rainmac said...

Wow, this is gorgeois Shirley, what a babe x

Rach said...

A fabulous card shirley.. xxx

Marie said...

A funny card that made me smile. I needed that today for sure. Wonderful.

mueppi said...

Wow.... Shirley
what a sexa christmas card!!
I love it!!
The papers and colours are great like allways!
Hugs and love Gisela

Sue said...

Hi ya hun
wow a gorgeous card, fab colour work, luv all the sparkle, lovely papers & flowers, sue,x

maddy hill said...

fabulous card and i love the image ! what terrific papers you have printed.

maddy x

Riet said...

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

Hugs Riet.x

Alison said...

Great card Shirley- her name describes her well!
My poor ancient dog was so disgusted at the prospect of going out in the cold at bedtime last night that he climbed the stairs to get away from it and he hardly ever goes up now as it is such hard work for him!
Hugs, Alison x

coldwaters2 said...

Ooooo Shirley this is absolutely stunning the papers, those flowers and that image look amazing.
Lorraine x

Chris said...

Great card Shirley and such gorgeous colouring and design! It made me laugh about the birds, poor things with the water, I'm sure they soon forgave you :). Hugs, Chris x

Claire Phillips said...

Fab fun card Shirley, your colouring is brilliant and I love your papers and poinsettas! Cheers Claire x

Rivien said...

This card is just beautiful.
I love the image!

LG Rivien

Melodie said...

Wow, Shirley, this is a wonderful christmas-card for men.

Sarah B said...

Very Festive, Thanks for joining us at KKKG Good Luck, Hugs Sarah B X

crafty amy said...

Hiya teamie :D
This is brilliant I love how you are rocking Donnas papers and your colouring is so perfect!
Thank you for joining us at KKKG and good luck.


Amy xx