Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Bearlymine Designs Challenge Twentyfour - "Your Favourite Things"

Good Morning Everyone, as you are probably aware our DT Leader and Owner hasn't been very well now for quite a few weeks and the news is still very sketchy, but we do want to wish her a speedy recovery and hope it wont be to long before shes back to her normal self, she works so hard and we do so miss her, Get Better Quickly Donna we need you. Anyway back to this fortnights Challenge for Bearlymine Designs and is all to do with using "Your Favourite Things" and if you anything like me you have certain things you just can't do without when making Cards and mine I will show you as we go along. This Challenge is being sponsored by the following people:-

 Wow there some awesome prizes there again and I know if would be just fabulous to win one of them I just wish is were possible for us to do so. Anyway Ive created this easel card as its one of my most favourite shapes to use.
And Im also led to believe its one of Donna's favourite shapes to, anyway I had the luck to be able use this gorgeous "Tickled Pink" image and her name is "Lolita Kellita" Ive printed her onto white card then used my copics and tria pens to colour her, then Ive used the large Rectangle Nestabilitie Die to cut her out and the they Deckle edged one for the mount. The sentiment is one from my stash and I think its got a really lovely way of expressing the feeling of the season.
The base size of this card is a 6"x 6" and Ive used to mounts in red with one of two papers from Donna's Bearlymine Designs "Winters Swirl" digi set this first paper is a beautiful red background with holly leaves on, on top is a red green and white pattern paper which has been cut into a 5" square and Ive used the holly all around punch set from Martha Stewart, these where then layered up and Ive used a deep cream lace on both with a wide red satin ribbon which has then been attached to the back of this mount.
For the front of my card I then used the large heart die from Cherry Lynn on some red pearlescent card and this was then tucked into the back of the ribbon and lace and Ive then positioned my mounted image on top. For the inside I used my mounted sentiment as a stop this was positioned in the middle of the lace but before sticking it down Ive tucked a further heart shape behind it on the left hand side.
To finish of the front I have created a floral spray with two colours of hellebore's and some holly berries these were attached to the card on top of some punched out holly leaves on some silicone glue.
Ive got to say that this is one of my most favourite designs of cards I love the simplicity of the layering and the lace and ribbon which finishes it of, and the flower sprays brings the whole thing alive. I do hope you enjoy seeing this card and now you've seen my card I do hope that you will go and visit the Bearly Mine Challenge Blogspot and see what the rest of a extremely talented team have created for you and hopefully it will inspire you to take part in this "Your Favourite Things" Challenge.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-


Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous Shirley,love the image.xxx

Trish and Treasure said...

Beautiful card!

sarah-Jane said...

I saw your card over at Make it Monday. Great colouring and I love the flowers and lace. xx

Heidi said...

Hallo Shirley, some of my faves here as well, easel cards and lace lovely, beautiful card, hugs heidi x

mueppi said...

Beautiful card Shirley with great colours and such romantic details and image!
Hugs Gisela

Danielle said...

This is a beautiful card Shirley! I love the easel design and all your lace is just gorgeous!
Hugs Danielle

Wishcraft said...

Lovely card Shirley :o) Love the image and all your gorgeous details. Lisa x

heidy said...

Oh what a beauty Shirley!
gorgeous detail!
Hugs Heidy

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful easel card Shirley, I like the image, the lace and the gorgeous flowers.
Kevin xx

Anonymous said...

such wonderful card

Lisa M said...

Such a beautiful and elegant Christmas card Shirley.
You most certainly have a way with easel cards. :)
Lucky someone who gets this card!
Thank you for playing along with us at Make It Monday!
Remember, for a chance to win the prize from our sponsor, leave a comment for another entry and mention that you saw them on Make It Monday.
Lisa xx

coldwaters2 said...

Absolutely beautiful card Shirley that image is lovely that lace along with those flowers and papers look fantastic.
Lorraine x

* Shaz * said...

Fabulous card

Thanks for joining us at Sparkles hope you will join us again soon. good luck xx

Josephine said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Shirley! The lace gives a really expensive feel to the card, and easel cards are always that bit 'special'.