Wednesday, 9 March 2011

A Very Special Request for a - "Polka Dot Card"

This is the second card Posted today, for a very special Challenge.

On Saturday, Donna our Team Leader of The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog was asked if she and Cheryl and the design team would like to take part in a special Blog Challenge, and if so they wanted us to create a card using one of The Paper Shelter Images with Polka Dot Papers. This is the Challenge Blog below that we are creating a card for, please do click on the picture to pop across and give them your support as its for the service men and women in the War Zones. As my eldest grandson is due to go back to Afghanistan this coming Christmas Im only to aware how much they depend of us remembering them and keeping in touch.
As Donna was actually asked by the owner of The Paper Shelter if we would make the card, I said yes and feel only to happy to help in such a good cause, and heres the result my card hope you approve.
This is such a fabulous image hes called "A Cockatoo is watching You" from The Paper Shelter and thought that it would make a lovely male birthday card. I printed the image onto white card then used my copic pens to colour him, after which I used a large circle Nestabilitie die to cut it out, and used an even large one and brown card for the mount. The sentiment is one that I googled on the computer, cut and pasted it into Word and then added the Happy Birthday before printing it and mounting it up onto a bit more of the same brown card.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card with one of three papers from Donna's Bearlymine "Simply Dots" digi papers, the first paper has a yellow background with brown spots, hoops and dotted rings on it, on top of this I have layered up two spotty papers, one in beige and one in yellow, I have cut them into strips and used a dot border punch from Martha Stewart on both, these were positioned down the middle then on top of this I have layed a piece of the same brown card that I ran through my cuttlebug with a spotty embossing folder, on top of this I have put two ribbons, one brown and the other a beige with cream spots on.
I then positioned my mounted image in the middle and the sentiment below, and the last thing I have done is put two brown buttons that have tied ribbon knots through the holes at the top on the left hand side.
I do hope you will now pop over to the "OWH Stars and Stamps" blogspot and see for yourself what the rest of the Design Team have created and take part in the Challenge.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-


Claudia´s kleine Bastelwelt said...

Wow Shirley, a great card. Nice papers and a cool image. I like your design.

Hugs Claudia

Riet said...

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

Hugs Riet.xx

mansi said...

What a lovely card Shirley!!Loved the image.

McCrafty's Cards said...

Fabulous card Shirley, I like this image, havent used him yet.
Kevin xx

Rach said...

fantastic Shirley a wonderful card.. hugs rachxx

Rainmac said...

Great male card Shirley, what a fabulous image xxx

Alysha said...

Hiya hunny, fab card, very clever, love the design and the image, hugs Aly xxxx

Janette said...

Brilliant card Shirley, will pop over and have a look.xx

Anonymous said...

funny image- love it

Marie said...

I love your card Shirley. I love that birdie and your sentiment. It's fab!
Love n hugs

Wishcraft said...

Fab card Shirley :o) Love the fun image and great sentiment. Lisa x

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

love these images :) Amazing card!


ellabella said...

Wonderful card!!! Love the colors! Hugs Janine

Shirl said...

Brilliant card Shirley. Great colour scheme and the image is fabulous (and well coloured as usual.
Shirl xx

debby4000 said...

Adorable cute card Shirley.
thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.