Wednesday, 30 March 2011

The Seventh Paper Shelter Challenge - "Inspired by"

Well it seems that its all the sevens this week, I have already posted two challenge cards which have reached their seventh one and this one isnt any different. Today we have reached out Seventh Challenge but it doesnt seem that as weve only been going seven weeks but it feels like yesterday when we posted our first one, but the best news is that each week more and more of you are taking part in our Challenges and I carnt thank you enough for doing so, Ive got to say it "Makes sense" to do so and to use one of The Paper Shelter Images as youve got a better chance of winning this Voucher for $15 its amazing just how many images that it buys. Unfortunately if you dont use a Paper Shelter image you dont go in the draw.
This weeks challenge is "Inspired by" and it actually means something or someone who has inspired your creation, Im inspired by the beautiful box cards that so many of you have made and the one person that really inspires me is Rach of papercraftsbyrach.blogspot, she created a stunning one recently and I just knew I had to give it a try and this is the result.

You really need a tutorial to create this card as the inside is quite complicated and Im not going to write it all out here, but if you look at the tab "Tutorials" at the top of my blog, click on it and then scroll down you will find a couple that will take you to the ones I found.
Ive used this sweet image of "My best Friend" and printed her onto white card and I used my copic pens to colour her, after which I used Nestabilite Die No.8 to cut her out then drew around the die to create the mount for it. The sentiment is one of the Whimsey ones, and Ive printed it and mounted it in the same way as the image.
The main box card is a 6"x 6" design but with extra for the punched edges, its better to use the instructions in the tutorial to create it rather than me writing it out, but I will say that I used for the outside part two papers from Donna's Bearlymine "Spring Blossoms" papers, the top one is a flower pattern and the bottom a striped one, across the middle I have laid a piece of lace on top of which I also put a long satin ribbon so that I am able to tie it up.
I then positioned my mounted image on top of this, and created a flower from some of the flowers I found in my stash, I rolled them up and stuck them on top of one large one and then positioned it at the bottom on the left hand side. In the inside of the box I printed a verse that you can see on the second photo, this was done before I put the box surroundings onto it.
I do so hope that you like what you see and that you will pop over to The Paper Shelter Challenge blogspot and see what the rest of the very talented team have created for you, and Im sure with their inspiration you will want to take part in this weeks challenge also.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-


Doreen said...

A stunning card Shirley both inside and

Anonymous said...

a very sweet image- love the card!

Melodie said...

Hi Shirley, and again a masterpiece. Specially I love the wonderful ribbon.

Claire Phillips said...

Really lovely card - full of great details as always - beutiful! Cheers Claire x

heidy said...

Oh Shirley,what a gorgeous card!Love everything about it!
Hugs Heidy

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

A gorgeous card! Love those colors you used. The paper is awesome!! And the image is so cute.......


sundownerin said...

hi my dear, thank you for the hint!!

hope now it is better???

on the top the new translator.

biiig hug

(didnt you got a crafted card from your postman?????)

Lisa said...

Hi Shirley, Beautiful card! I love the pretty punched border and fab image.

Lisa x

gina g said...

Another gorgeous creation hun i love the sweet image and i love the style of your card too, beautiful work. luv gina xx

Sue said...

Hi hun
aww gorgeous card, beautiful image & colouring, pretty embelies & design, sue,x

Josephine said...

Absolutely stunning!

Riet said...

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

Hugs Riet.xx

Pops x said...

This is fantastic sweetie, a gorgeous image in fab colours and a gorgeous designs, big hugs pops x

chris said...

wow thi inside is gorgeous Shirley and the outside is even more gorgeous. so very special I bet it took you ages.
hope you are well love and hugs chris xx

Pinkllilac said...

Wow beautifukl card Shirley and love the design and colours. The inside is just as stunning, love it.
Hugs Linda

Sandra said...

This is a gorgeous box card Shirley,such a cute image and love your colour scheme and papers too.

Take care
San x

Sadilla said...

very pretty card... lovely punched edge, and very cute image dear!!!

Jules said...

Hi Shirley

Just gorgeous - both inside and out .. .. and I love that sentiment very much.

This must have taken ages to make.

Thank you for the anniversary wishes.

Love Jules xx

Sarah said...

Such a special card Shirley, love the colours and the cute image xxx

patriziawithaz said...

An early morning Hello from Shirley x Couldn't sleep so had to come and see what you have been up to! Great work as always x I also wanted to thank you for your kind messages Hugs xxx

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so cute Shirley, gorgeous card.

mueppi said...

What a wonderful card again with such a lovely image and great details, Shirley!
With love Gisela

Cheryl Valadez said...

Hi Shirley! Your card this week is just plain adorable! The colors work perfectly with it and the inside of the card is just as gorgeous as the outside. Lovely work, as always. Hugz, Cheryl