Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Bearlymine Tenth Challenge - "Vintage Easel Card"

Good Morning Everyone, yet again another fortnight has slipped by and weve now reached our tenth Challenge, and guess what Im hosting this one, its the first time that Ive had to actually not only posted on my own blog but also on the Bearlymine Challenge Blog, I also get to pick the winners from the last Challenge, what fun, lets hope I dont let anyone down. I have chosen the theme of a "Vintage Easel Card", mind you after I chose it, I was a bit worried as to what I could use for my topper but luckily Joanna Sheen came to my rescue.
Well to get back to business, this fortnights Challenge is being sponsered by the following companies:-

    Bearly Mine Designs - 2 Digi Sets of Winners Choice
    Crafty Emma - a collection of 8"x 8" confetti papers
    Bildmalarna - 1 Rubber Stamp

Theres certainly some awesome prizes and Im sure you would be happy to receive one of them I know I would, I also want to tell you that Donna's Digi Paper Sets are stunning as you would see if you popped across to her webshop and see for yourself, you will find them here. Anyway here is my card for this Challenges:-
To create my card I have printed an image from Joanna Sheens "Victorial Companion" Cd onto watercolour cream card, and then cut it out with my rotatrim, and mounted it up onto a biege pearlescent card. The main card is a 7"x 7" white card and I have printed double the usual papers for the outside and inside of my twisted easel. I have used two pieces of Donna's Bearlymine "Vintage Lacy Dreams" for the first mount and both of these were also mounted onto beige pearlescent card, then I cut two pieces in a 5 inch square from Donna's Bearlymine "Shabby Vintage" to create the second mount which has had the all around lace punch used on it, they were then stuck on top of the first mounts.
Then across the middle of both I have laid a wide piece of old fashion lace with a strip of cream seam binding ribbon that was attached to the back of the first mount. For the inside I have stamped a verse onto a piece of card and mounted it towards the right hand side, and created a large double bow and stuck this to the left of it. To finish of this I cut two hearts from more of the same card and stuck them at the bottom on the right hand side.
The front of my card has had the mounted image positioned to the right of the card and I created a flower spray with several sizes of cream and beige roses from Wild Orchid Crafts plus pearl sprays and then stuck it to my card with silicone glue on top of some punched out fern leaves.
I do hope that now youve seen my card you will pop across to the Bearlymine Challenge Blogspot and see what the rest of the very talented team have created for you, and hopefully you also will be encouraged to take part in this fortnights Challenges.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-


patriziawithaz said...

A truly gorgeous vintage design Shirley. The image is great,the lace lovely but the flower arrangement out does the lot - fab xx

Crafty Chris said...

Stunning card Shirley really vintage looking and your flower arrangement is gorgeous, Love the papers but there is just too much on my list.
Chris x

Doreen said...

This is truly gorgeous Shirley.xxx

Anonymous said...

great! such a romantic card! Compliments!
Hugs Elma

laney said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! A great theme you have chosen too!!

Riet said...

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

Hugs Riet.xx

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

This is truly gorgeous Shirley.....i love it....


Danielle said...

Oh wow Shirley, your vintage elegance just made me smile when I saw this card! Absolutely stunning and vintage done perfectly!
Hugs, Danielle

Michelle said...

Hi Shirley

Stunning card! Such a lovely image. Your flower arrangement is absolutely beautiful.

Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

Michelle :-)

Don't forget......... if you leave a comment on another entry, mention that you saw their card on "Make It Monday" for a chance at second prize. The more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning.

Candy C said...

Shirley, this is an absolutely beautiful card. The colors, your attention to detail...all perfect! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. <3 Candy

Sara said...

Absolutely Beautiful! I love the layout and all the flowers! Thank You for joining us at Get Hippity With Ippity! Have a wonderful day! Happy Creating! Sara

LINDA said...

OH MY!!! This is simply gorgeous!! everything about this card is just beautiful!! Very Very lovely work!
Hugs, Linda

Sarah said...

Oh wow, what a stunning card Shirley, love the design and colours x

Audrey said...

What a gorgeous easel card Shirley. I love your style so much!
Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles.

heidy said...

Stunning card Shirley!
Hugs Heidy

WeirdCat said...

Great card,totally gorgeous, thank you for joining us at The Crazy Challenge this week,
Ruth x

Lisa Jane said...

Beautiful vintage image and pretty lace
Thanks for linking up at Make it Monday this week
Lisa x
Don't forget......... if you leave a comment on another entry, mention that you saw their card on "Make It Monday" for a chance at second prize. The more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning second prize.

Pops x said...

Hi sweetie, stunning creation, love the colours on that fab image, gorgeous, hugs ♥ Pops x x x

Saskia said...


This card is so beautiful and elegant! Lovely to see your work at Polka Doodles! Thanks for joining us and good luck!

Sweet greetings, Saskia :)

Dorcas said...

Hi Shirley!
What a gorgeous romantic card! Really beautiful!

Tracy said...

This is totally gorgeous and elegant. I really love this Shirley.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Shelley said...

This is just stunning hun, love the vintage feel. Thanks for joining in this weeks Incy Wincy Designs Challenge. Hugs Shelley x

mueppi said...

Good morning Shirley
your easel card is gorgeous and so romantic!
With love Gisela

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous beautiful card Shirley.

Josephine said...

So pretty, Shirley! I love how you've embellished with those gorgeous flowers.

gina g said...

Hi Shirley gorgeous card, lovely image. Thank you for the lovely comments you always leave. luv gina xx

Tammy L said...

wow this is beautiful. I love the vintage feel of it. Thanks for joining our anything goes challenge at the Crazy Challenge this week.

Mary J said...

Wow, a brilliant vintage card! Thx for linking it up to the Make It Monday party!

Mary J x

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Such a beautiful card - the colors are fabulous and I'm loving that wonderful floral spray you creqted. Always love those punched hearts too! So happy you joined in the fun with us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show.

Colette said...

Beautiful card, glad you could join us at Polkadoodles this week. Good Luck! Colette xx
PS I have candy on my blog at www.digiredoodah.blogspot.com

Patty said...

A stunning vintage card. I love the twisted easel and the colors are perfect.

FauxPainter - Dee Paramour said...

A beautiful card, thanks for taking part in the Polka Doodles challenge

melissac said...

Stunning card! Thanks for playing with us at Get Hippity with Ippity! Blessings!

Hestia's Helper said...

The Monthly Challenge at the Latte Lounge is "Cards for Mom and Other Special Women in Our Lives". We would LOVE for you to join us and enter your card in our challenge! We're having a drawing at the end of the month for all KINDS of great prizes!!
If you're not already a member, we'd LOVE for you to join us!!

Fliss said...

Really gorgeous vintage card.
Thanks for joining in with Polka Doodles easel card challenge and good luck.

Tip Top said...

Thanks for entering the Polkadoodle Challenge - hope you can join us again next week!