Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Another Challenge Card

Good Evening Ladies, I dont know about you but its still quite cold outside so whether that means we are in for some more cold weather I just sincerely hope not. We went swimming today and the water was cold and so you have to keep going to keep warm I gather it was just off 29 degrees I do hope its a bit warmer than that next time we go. Anyway todays card is for two challenges firstly Penny Black Saturdays "New Beginings" and Penny Black at Allsorts "All you need is Love" and Ive used this sweet hedgehog image for my card and a Stampin-up one for the sentiment.
The image was stamped onto white card then coloured with my copic pens, afterwards I cut it out with my rotatrim and mounted it onto pink pearlscent card, and Ive done the same with the sentiment to. The base card is a 6"x 6" white card with a first layer of pink card and three papers from Raspberry Road Downloads, this one is called "Vintage Baby" and the first paper is a pretty rose and rattle design on white background.
Ive then used a strip one and a new border punch from Martha Stewart called Cherish, on top of this is another mount of a plaid design.
I then wrapped a pink satin ribbon around the card towards the bottom, and then stuck my mounted image on top and the sentiment underneath. To finish of Ive used a daisy and some punched out leaves and stuck it to the top on the left hand side, and I put some yellow stickles in the middle. I then created a ribbon bow and stuck it on top of the ribbon.
This card is to be entered into the following Challenges:-


Chris said...

A beautiful card Shirley and I love that sweet PB hedgie :D! Gorgeous colouring and design, the ribbon is superb! Hope you're not in for a cold spell. Hugs, Chris x

Rach said...

another fantastic card hun, I love how you have paired the flower with the daisy's on the sweet hedgy image.. gorgeous.
Hope that you have warmed up from your swim.xxx

Sadilla said...

Great card!! The image is so cute!! =)) The ribbon is very elegant, and the flowers beautiful! =)

Lia said...

wonderful card shirley I love the colors and the stamps are great
hugs Lia

Janette said...

Hi Shirley, Oh I think I can actually leave you a comment tonight...lol....

Your card is gorgeous, love that ribbon, so lush and just adore the sentiment.
Hope your keeping well, I hope to be back blogging soon, I miss it sooo much, stay warm.xxxx

Doreen said...

A gorgeous card Shirley love the image.xxx

Vee said...

Gorgeous card love the layout and the colours. Thanks for joining our challenge at Top Tip Tuesday this week.
xx Vee

Patty said...

This has to be the sweetest card I have ever seen. I love everything about it. I can only imagine the joy it will bring a new mom. Your coloring is fantastic and the format of the card is perfect! You are rocking the card world!

heidy said...

Hi Shirley,beautiful card!!!
Your so right,it's cold.
Big hugs Heidy

chris said...

Hi Shirley, so gorgeous, I love it and that image is fab. one of my all time favorite stamps.
I think you are brill going swimming at this time of year when its freezing, give yourself a pat on the back, I only swim when the sun is hot!!
hugs chris xx

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

that flower looks so real! gorgeous card!

it's snowing here. you sure you don't want it?????

hugs :)

Dorcas said...

Shirley, this is lovely!!!

Crafty Chris said...

It was actually nice here today although still chilly at night cant wait for the spring, a beautiful card Shirley I always love your ribbon I have box loads of it here and always forget to use it,
Chris x

Elaine said...

Beautiful card Shirley. So sweet and pretty. I love how the flower in the corner matches the flowers on the image.
I love the sentiment too, one of my favourite sets.

Love and hugs
Elaine xxx

Maria (inkymits) said...

What a lovely card! xx

Rosis Stöberseite said...

Shirley, your card is again great. I think they are just sweet.

PaulaM said...

This is beautiful. I like your coloring and the sketch that you have used. The colors are just so bright and wonderful. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work over at Top Tip Tuesday.

Shirl said...

Hi Shirley.
What a gorgeous image. A sweet and luxurious card.
Shirl x

mansi said...


louise said...

Gorgeous card and loving the big bow finishes the card off a treat, you are brave going swimming, thansk for joining us at Penny Black at Allsorts.
Louise xx

Anonymous said...

such a sweet card!

brenda said...

Hi Shirley

What an absolutely stunning creation.

So many pretty element all drawn together so cleverly into one beautiful card.

Pleased you still go swimming, II am afraid I donlt go as often as I might.

Thank you for joining us again tis month at Penny Black at Allsorts and good luck.

B x

Don't forget our blog hop starts on 15th January

Claudia´s kleine Bastelwelt said...

Hi Shirley, your card has once again become beautiful. I love the theme from Penny Black.
Thank you for your kind comments on my blog.
With love and hugs Claudia

Melodie said...

Hi Shirley,
your card is so beautiful, it looks like spring.

Clare *Littlebear* said...

This is beautiful Shirley.Such pretty papers and a gorgeous image.
Hugs, Clare x

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous card Shirley.

mueppi said...

Another wonderful card, Shirley!
I love the PB image and all details!
Have a great day!
Hugs and love Gisela

Shirley said...

Such a gorgeous card Shirley. I love your colour combination and all your papers and embellishments are beautifully co-ordinated. A very pretty image too, which works so well with our challenge theme this month. Thank you for joining us at Penny Black at Allsorts this month and we hope you will join us for our blog hop on the 15th of Jan.


dolcreations said...

Shirley this is super duper cute! I just love this image and your paper choices! Wonderful spring like card...oh please hurry spring!!!!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

oh this is sooooooooo sweet!!
Fab colouring hun, lovin the papers!!

Thank You for sharing with us at CES Challenge this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Rainmac said...

Awwww, this is so so cute, beautiful card Shirley xxx

Pops x said...

Hi sweetie, what a sweet image, love what you have done with it, just fab, big hugs love pops x x x

Violets Corner said...

The image is adorable, it always makes me smile. Love the gorgeous card.

Thanks for joining our challenge at Penny Black at Allsorts.


Claire Phillips said...

Really lovely card Shirley, the papers are so perfect with that gorgeous image! Cheers Claire x

Pinkllilac said...

Beautiful card Shirley and so adore the image and your colours are perfect, love the paper. Thank you for the info on the doilys.

Hugs Linda

Caroljenks said...

Beautiful card - gorgeous image and sentiment :)

Thanks for joining in with our 'Anything Goes' challenge this week over at Top Tip Tuesday :)

Carol x

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Shirley this is absolutely gorgeous what fabulous papers and I love that ribbon, bow, flowers and image this is totally awesome.
Lorraine x

Ellie said...

OMG what a cutie!! Love the image, the papers are so gorgeous too! And love the sketch you used!

Thanks so much for playing along at Penny black at all sorts! Hope to see you on the 15th at our blog hop!

Jules said...

Hi Shirley

What a stunning creation.

Love that cute little Penny Black image so much .. .. and your sentiment is beautiful along side it.

Your flower in the corner looks real!!!

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

Love Jules xx

Spyder said...

oh Shirley this is such a lovely card, love how you've designed it,beautiful! Happy day!

Donna said...

This is gorgeous Shirley, love those hedgies, and coloured so wonderfully!
Hugs, Donna x

Mervi said...

Beautiful card!
Lovely spring time feeling!

Thank you for sharing this with us at
Penny Black @ Allsorts and hope to see you in our Blog Hop starting 15th Jan,

kath said...

beautiful card shirley......thanks for joining Penny Black Saturday for the first challenge of the year...wishing you a happy 2011...hugs kath xxx

Sheena said...

This is such a lovely image! Thanks for joining us at CES this week! Sheena xx

Tracy said...

Very pretty creation, Thanks for joining Penny Black At allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x