Saturday, 23 April 2011

A Card for Several Challenges

Good Morning Everyone, and a Very Happy Easter I do hope that you are so far enjoying the long weekend and the weather, though it did go cloudy at times yesterday and chilly but at least the sun is up and the sky is clear and blue so lets hope todays weather is better. Ive got a tale to tell you, yesterday we had a racing pigeon drop down in our back garden he probably thought that our shed was his loft. anyway I tried to catch him but he ran and hid behind some of my potplants and he did look so tired so I asked my hubby to find the wild bird food and some water and we would see how he got on. Anyway later on I went out into the garden and he was wondering around and eventually I managed to catch him, I then called hubby to bring some paper and a pen to take down the numbers on the ring which he did, then he had to run around to find a box to pop him in, we then left him in the box in the shed while I went to find a local pigeon racer for help. Luckily he said that he would take it and rest it and hopefully let it of home when it was better. When we got back home hubby told me that the number on the ring was a French one and he obvilously flown well of his  route just hope he manages after a rest to find his way home or perhaps the club will sent him by mail back to France.
Well now youve heard my story of yesterdays doings, I also want to thank all you lovely people who liked my Carnival card from yesterday I had this vision in my head and I just hoped that when I managed to get in onto the card it would look good, and on the whole it turned out well so thank you again for the lovely comments you left me. Well todays card has been created firstly for three Challenges but if I find some more I will add them later, the first Challenge is for Totally PaperCrafts "Weddings", then Stampin for the Weekend "Weddings" and finally Just Magnolia's "Sketch", Ive stamped Tilda and Edwin onto white card then used my Copic and Tria pens to colour them, then used a circle Nestabilitie die to cut them out and the brand new heart circle for the mount. Ive discovered from experience this die doesnt work to well in the Cuttlebug it works better with the Grand Calibur. The sentiment is one from my stash.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card and a first mount of pink pearlescent card and Ive used one of two papers from the "Confetti" paper pack from Papermania, the first paper is a pretty white background with butterflies on, for my second mount Ive used a confetti type one thats on a white background to, the third mount is a piece of the same pink card thats been run through my Cuttlebug with a small heart embossing folder.
I positioned my image in the middle with the sentiment at the bottom on the right, I then stuck three pink pearls down the two opposite corners and created a flower spray with several sizes of roses in the top left hand corner and stuck them to my card with silicone glue with punched out fern and rose leaves.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-


Crafty Chris said...

I missed your card from yesterday it is gorgeous as is todays, lovely wedding card, beautiful papers and flowers.
Happy Easter.
Chris x

Joey said...

Hi SHirley

What a Pretty card, and such a cute image beautifully coloured. Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts.

Joey x

Caroline said...

what a prety card Shirley fab colouring xx

Poppy said...

Gorgeous card, hope your having a great weekend.

Linda w said...

This is so pretty. I love the sketch so will see if I can manage to get a card done. I have a bride and groom tilda and Edwin that I've not used yet...and some wedding on the way...what am I waiting for lol. Hugs lin

Anonymous said...

such a pretty card!!!
Happy Easter to you

Pinkllilac said...

What gorgeous card Shirley and in such beautiful colours, love the design and flowers. I do hope the pigion finds his way home. Happy Easter to you and your family.
Hugs Linda

Janette said...

Hi Shirley, yet another gorgeous card, you always manage to make Tilda look fab, I am always dissappointed with

Fancy that poor pigeon flying all that way, good job he landed with you I think, some would never care at all....did have to laugh at the thought of you trying to catch it

Have a nice week-end Shirley, yesterday was boiling here, today is overcast and a bit

Doreen said...

A beautiful card

Christine said...

Hi Shirley gorgeous magnolia creation such pretty colours ..

smiles Christine xx

ps. my brother used to race pigeons for many years..

Autumn Mist said...

This is so lovely, I adore the heart shaped die, but the sentiment is so unusual but perfect.

Elaine said...

Gorgeous card Shirley.
Everything is perfect from the sweet image and the pretty papers, to the lovely heart nestie and the fab flowers.
I hope Le Pigeon manages to find his way back home again!

Love & hugs
Elaine xx

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

look at it this way.... one of GOD's birds dropping in to make sure all is good at your place!

absolutely gorgeous card!

many happy easter blessings to you & yours.

hugs :)

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Shirley, I like the image, the layout and the gorgeous heart frame.
Kevin xx

Wishcraft said...

Lovely card Shirley, it's all so pretty! Lisa x

Pops x said...

Hi sweetie, wow the colours are stunning, gorgeous details as always big hugs love pops x

Heidi said...

Hallo Shirley I missed your carnival card yesterday, it's beautiful and the wedding tilda is just gorgeous. Hope the weather is as wonderful for the next long weekend, the kids are loving it (and me) happy easter, hugs heidi x

Sarah said...

Such a beautiful card Shirley, I love the layout and your colouring is stunning x

Jules said...

Hi Shirley

What a great story .. . I hope the pigeon is well enough to find its way home soon.

Fancy flying all that way!!!

Your card is gorgeous. Love your colouring and those fantastic backing papers.

Beautiful layout too.

I hope you and hubby are having a good Easter.

Love Jules xx

Sue said...

Hi hun
aww totally gorgeous card, beautiful colouring, luv the edgeing, pretty papers & embelies hun, sue,x

Chris said...

Absolutely beautiful Shirley! Such beautiful colouring of the wedding couple and I love the circle nestie you've used and the pretty design. It made me smile about the pigeon, I hope he finds his way home. Happy Easter, hugs, Chris xxx

CraftyC said...

Its beautiful card Shirley and the colours are so pretty. Happy easter to you and yours and I do hope the pidgin gets home safely!

Rica said...

Gorgeous card Shirley, such pretty colours and papers, your details are stunning and I just love the 'wedding couple' - lovely colouring!!
Hope you little pigeon managed to get home safely!!

So glad you could join us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge
Heather xx

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

Gorgeous image,color and the papers.....

i wish you a happy easter.......


patriziawithaz said...

Happy Easter Shirley - hope you having a good day x Your card is gorgeous !!! Hugs xx

Mina said...

it was maybe all the electric storms floating about threw him off his course Shirley...hope he manages to get home ok...your card is gorgeous perfect for a wedding...thanks for joining in with the Just Magnolia challenge
Mina xxx

Mandy said...

Happy Easter Shirley.
Your card is absolutely gorgeous, so pretty and so beautifully coloured, I love those papers.
OMG that dear little pigeon being so far from home, I hope he gets back safely.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
hugs Mandy xx

Audrey said...

What a beautiful project. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments and celebrating our 1st Birthday with us.

mueppi said...

What a pretty card Shirley with great colours and wonderful image!
I wish you happy easter!
With love Gisela

Riet said...

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

Hugs Riet.xx

Ellie Maggie said...

What a pretty card Shirley, love how the top and bottom of the image stand out from the shape. Happy Easter, hugs to you, Ellie Maggie x

Teri said...

What a pretty creation hun!
Thanks for playing at the Delicious Doodles Challenge this week, good luck with the draw!
Teri x

Tracy said...

Can't believe that poor little pidgeon was so far away from home. I( do hope he'll be OK.

This is a gorgeous creation Shirley, I love your papers.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

ellabella said...

Gorgeous creation!

Ruthie said...

This is so great - love the layout!

Thanks for joining in with Aud Sentiments' celebrations!


Mummylade said...

this is a wonderful creation, thank you so much for sharing with us at the SFTW challenge and good luck!

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Gorgeous card - I love that pretty heart border.
Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week.
Caroline xxx

Jane said...

Gorgeous card! love the embossed panel! thanks for joining us at Just Magnolia, hugs, Jane x