Saturday, 20 November 2010

Sarahs Sample No. 3 - Giraffe's

Good Morning Ladies,  well in Gloucestershire its raining and hubby is out volunteering again today, he helps at the local Steam Engine Restoration Society, they have a small line and three stations in the Forest that they are trying to bring back to life again, hubby is helping with trying to rebuild the signal system, theres a signal box theyve got to start on in the New Year in Parkend, the society is called The Forest of Dean Railway and its based at Norchard, so if you are down this neck of the woods and want to visit please do, and at Christmas they have special steam train events for the children as well as the adults.
Im so pleased that you like the cards Ive been creating for Sarah, they are definitely out of my comfort zone but I suppose Im going back to how I actually started creating cards, Ive known Sarah for about 5 years and have been using her beautiful Cds for along time, its only over the last couple of years since blogging that I have got more into stamps, so its back to my roots really, dabbling in this type of card. And Sarah has asked me to create six cards for her this time using the toppers so you will have to forgive if some of them are similar, I will try and change the card design and layout as much as possible.
Anyway todays card is this beautiful pair of Giraffe's and Ive created a gateleg for these two, it seemed a shame to leave one of when they were of the same size. Ive printed the toppers onto semi-gloss paper and cut them out by hand and even the mounts were done in the same way then I used my scalloped scissors around the edge just to take the plainess of.
The base card is a 8"x 8" card which has been folded in three and Ive used three papers for this one, Sarah always gives you a choice of four backing paper designs all with corresponding colour and design which matches the topper. The first one is lovely Savannah one with the giraffes in the bottom right hand corner, this was cut into two equal pieces and mounted on green card, then across the middle I have used another of the paper designs which has a skin pattern on, not that its easy to see but Ive used my Martha Stewart border punch on these and stuck them so the marry up in the middle, then Ive gone into my graphics program and created a sentiment strip with the ribbons for the top.
On the inside Ive used a fabulous paper with giraffe's going down the page for the insert this was also mounted on green card, the back of the two front pieces Ive done the same thing not that it is possible to see.


Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Shirley,I love the

Mandy said...

Beautiful card Shirley.
Hope hubby has a good day and keeps warm, it's miserable here today, so dark
love and hugs Mandy xx

Kerrie said...

What a wonderful husband you have!... raining and out working.... Lovely card.

Crafty Chris said...

hi Shirley The more I see this the more I want it, I always struggle with men cards and I think this c.d would be fantastic, stunning card, its quite mild here today, thank goodness.
Chris x

Jules said...

Hi Shirley

It is great to be back in blogland again.

What a nightmare it has been sorting it all out. Thank goodness my hubby knows what he is doing.

Everyone, including you, have been so busy whilst I have been away. Lots of lovely creations to be seen.

I love this one Shirley. You certainly don't look like you are outside of your comfort zone and that is one awesome background paper you have used there.

An amazing card full stop!!

I am pleased your hubby is enjoying himself. Nice that you both have something to engross yourselves in.

Have a lovely weekend.

Love Jules xx

Babs said...

Lovely images, fabulous card Shirley.

Babs x

mueppi said...

Hello Shirley
this card is wonderful!
I love all your works!
Have a greatr weekend!
Love and hugs Gisela

CraftyC said...

Another gorgeous card Shirley, I'm loving these animals!

brenda said...

Wowser Shirley, this is gorgeous. The colours all compliment so wel,, it certainly looks like a fab CD.

Have a good weekend, looks like the rain is heading this way as well.

B x

Linda w said...

Hi Shirley, it's a lovely card, beautiful giraffe images, they are such amusing animals aren't they. Interesting to hear about the steam engines your husband is helping out with. My hubby, for a few years from age 18, used to help out on the 7 trent railway. Hope the endeavour goes well for them. Hugs lin

Alison said...

Hi Shirley, Sorry I'm only just getting the time to comment on these animal cards you are making. You're right that they are different to your usual style, but sometimes we need a different type of card. I love cute stamps but these are somehow more grown up and sometimes we need a card like that!
Hugs, Alison x

Lia said...

stunning card shirley I love the giraffe's
hugs Lia

Janette said...

Hi Shirley, Brilliant card, my Daughters fav animal.....hope hubby enjoys his cold and dark here.xx

Riet said...

Wowwww Shirley,So wonderful card,I love the images and your papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Sue said...

Hi ya hun
another gorgeous card, beautiful images & papers, sue,x

coldwaters2 said...

Wowwww Shirley this is awesome, those images look so life like as if you took the pictures yourself this is brilliant work.
Lorraine x

Claire Phillips said...

Fab card - those Giraffes are just beautiful. It's really cold but sunny and bright here today - makes a change! Cheers Claire x

dolcreations said...

This is quite amazing Shirley! I love how the card opens up! Those giraffes are just stunning!

Elaine said...

Beautiful card Shirley. The giraffes are so wonderfully detailed.

Hope your lovely hubby has had a good day out too.

I've been over to visit your 2nd blog and it is lovely. I've seen some of your photos on this blog but it was lovely to look at the extra photographs.

Love Elaine xx

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

stunning card shirley I love the giraffe's......


Anonymous said...

Shirley- love these animal cards---- very diffrent from your other creations but very good

Hugs and a nice sunday

Rainmac said...

Oh wow, this is stunning, love everything about this card Shirley x

Shirl said...

Hi Shirley.

Sorry for not commenting sooner but I have been in Slovakia for work. Got home yesterday in bright sunshine in London and ended up back in Wales driving through snow. Still, this lovely card banishes all thoughts of the snow and cold, bringing instant African warmth into my life. Gorgeous card. Love the images.
Shirl x