Wednesday, 15 February 2012

The Paper Shelters 51st Challenge - "Winter Blues"

Oh my this challenge has certainly come at the right time, I was a bit concerned that by now the weather might have improved but having experienced such coldness over the last few days I expect you will also agree its a case of a touch of the "Winter Blues" for sure. This week I have five new DT members joining our "A" Team for the first time, Im sure you will also want to go and visit Lorraine, Marcea, Ellen, Kathleen and Julie and see for yourself what stunning work these girls do and I also want to welcome them to the team.
And as usual our very generous sponsers are Veronica and Pedro of The Paper Shelter and they are offering $20. as a prize.

And as usual if you use one of their products on your card you will receive the whole of this amount but even if you dont you will still receive 3 digi images of your own choice.And here is my card for this weeks Challenge.

And for my card I have used this gorgeous image "Ice Skating Friends" and you will find it here, Ive printed it onto white card then used my copic and tria pens to colour it, afterwards I used the Nestabilitie Die Labels No.1 to cut it out and then used a larger one for the mount. The sentiment is one from my stash and Ive cut it out with a smalled die from the same labels die set.
The main card is a 6"x 6" white card with a first mount of blue card, and the papers I have used is the "Sweet Gardener" digi paper set and you will find it here, on top of this I have used three snow corners from the Memory Box die, and in the centre I have mounted my image with the sentiment at the bottom on the right.
I then punched out several snowflakes and scattered them all over the front, and before attaching the mount to the base card I have created a larger mount for the outside with one of my Martha Stewart border and corner punches, its the sunrise one, then layered it up to finish it of.
Now that youve seen my card I do so hope you will go across and visit The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot to see what the rest of my very talented "A" Team have created for your inspiration.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-


Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous

Crafty Chris said...

These dies are just gorgeous a beautiful card Shirley.
Chris x

Monis Stempelgaudi said...

Hi Shirley!

WOOOOOOOOOW! What a great creation with lace, flowers and motif.
And you've colored fantastic.
These dies and your card are just gorgeous !!! I love it!!!


Sarah said...

Wow Shirley, this is just gorgeous, love everything about it x

Pinkllilac said...

Gorgeous card Shirley,love your colouring and design, the image is so beautiful.
Hugs Linda

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Shirley, the image is sweet, I love the edging and those die cut corners.
Kevin xx

trudette said...

another stunning card, I love visting your Blog !

Hanneke said...

Love your card! The image is adorable and I love all the swirls and snowflakes! I have a birthday candy on my blog btw! Hugs, Hanneke

Anonymous said...

wonderful with the swirls

Heidi said...

Adorable. love all the blues my faves. hope you are keeping well and warm hugs heid x

heidy said...

Oh what a fun card Shirley!
Hugs Heidy

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Adorable card and absolutely stunning colouring. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x x

Lisa M said...

These skating buddies look amazing! You have showcased them with the most beautiful die cuts as well. A wonderful layout on your card. Very pretty!

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

Sheri said...

Fabulous coloring on your darling card! The snowflakes and die cuts really set this one off! Thank you for joining us at iCopic this week! :)

Sue said...

Hi hun
wowzer a stunning card, super cute image, awesome colouring, luv all the dies, sue,x

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie, Wow this is stunning love your colours, amazing creation as always big hugs love Pops x x x

Tammy said...

Awww this is so sweet Shirley! I absolutely LOVE that image and your fabulous corners!! Thanks for playing along with us at Stamps R Us!
Tammy x

Kathleen said...

Hi Shirley, what a gorgeous winter blues card, I love it. Thank you for the lovely warm welcome to the team, I am so happy to be a part of this wonderful talented team. ((((((HUGS))))))
Kat xx

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Too cute!! I just love the coloring and your sweet image!! The paper, snowflakes and border are the perfect touch!!

mforquer said...

Super cute creation - love your coloring and this fun scene! Thanks for joining us at iCopic!

Debs said...

Gorgeous card Shirley, just love the big smile on there cheeky faces, great papers too.
Hugs Debs

coldwaters2 said...

Oh Shirley I fell in love with this as soon as I saw it on the DT blog, that cute image coloured so beautifully, the papers, die cuts and design are totally ACE.
Lorraine x

Ann said...

What a darling and lively card; love it!

sweetpea said...

I your love your card and the colour is stunning. I saw it on MIM had to have a better look. I'm so glad I did
Jan :)x

1CardCreator said...

This is so cute! So glad I saw you at Make It Monday. ~Diane (I am # 23)

gift charity said...

Paper crafting cards look so beautiful.I really like this cards creations.Thanx to share with us.

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

Hi……..gorgeous card love the image and the paper are lovely too. ……………