Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Challenge #113 - The Paper Shelter - "Charming"

Good Morning Crafters, I do hope that you are fit and well, and I also hope the weather is good with you, ours keeps changing and we dont know if its Autumn or Spring here in the UK, but oh well what can you expect nothing is what you expect it is it? Anyway this weeks Challenge over on The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot is "Charming" which mean you must use a charm on your cards, its not so popular these days as it was a couple of years ago and I suspect you do still have some of them somewhere in your stash I know I do.
Anyway before I show you my card I want to tell you that as usual our very generous sponsors are Veronica and Pedro of The Paper Shelter and they are offering a fabulous prize of $30.

But as always this is providing you have used one of their products on your card, but even if you havent they will still give you 3 digi images of your own choice. The do regularly update their library of gorgeous images, papers and printables and will often have special offers running, so its worth paying them a visit here to see for yourself, and maybe even treat yourself to them.
And now I want to show you what I have been up to, here is my card.

And for my image I have used this gorgeous "See my on Fairy Facebook" and you will find her here, I have printed her onto white card then used my copic pens to colour her. Afterwards Ive used a Nestabilitie die to cut her out and a Deckle edge one for the mount. The sentiment was one I googled on the computer and printed it onto white card then cut it out and mounted this on another piece of pink card.
The main card is a 6"x 6" white card and the first mount is a piece of pink card, the papers I have sued are "Sweet Gardener" and you will find them here, they are also from The Paper Shelter. The first paper is a green background with flowers on and the second is a pink flower one that I have used a Cheery Lynn Doily die on, the third a blue background with a pink and pale blue pattern and this was cut in strips and then pleated across the card and I have used a pink ribbon on the top of it.
The mounted image was then placed in the center and the sentiment was put at the bottom on the right. I then used a piece of the same pink ribbon and created a bow and hung a laptop computer charm from a piece of chain underneath. The finish is the flower that I have used some of the left over paper and punched it out with my retro flower punches then created a flower for the top left hand corner and this has been stuck to the card with silicone glue on top of some punch out leaves.
Now that youve seen my card I do hope that you will go and visit The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot and see what the rest of the very talented Design Team have created for your inspiration and hopefully you to will want to take part in this "Charming" Challenge.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:- 


Pop's Cards said...

Good Morning sweetie this is just stunning I love the colour choice too, perfect in every way huggles Pops x x x

brenda said...

Beautifully girly and summery Shirley.

Hope all is well with you.

B x

Doreen said...

Gorgeous card,love the fabulous image and great

Riet said...

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

Hugs Riet.xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hi Shirley this image is so cute and a modern twist on the fairy too! Love the sentiment with it and the lovely colours!
A fabulous card! Susan x

Laine said...

This is so cute Shirley, love the colours and design. Jacob looks so sweet.

Janette said...

Hi Shirley, Oh this is super cute, gorgeous card sweetie..xx

Elborgi said...

such gorgeous card!

Hugs Elma

Spyder said...

Love the card and so cleverly matched with the charm!!


heidy said...

Love your paperplating Shirley,what a sweet card!!
XXX Heidy

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Shirley, I like the adorable image, the papers the charm and the flower.
Kevin xx

julieprice3 said...

So pretty, I love the sweet little charm and ruffled ribbon, nicely done
Hugs Julie P

Glenda Atkins said...

Beautiful card Shirley, wonderfully coloured and designed. Love that little charm. Thanks for joining us at LEJ Designs!

debby4000 said...

Oh this is adorable Shirley and fabulous too.

cotnob said...

This is a gorgeous card Shirley, such a pretty image and beautifully embellished.
I hope you are well.


Gorgeous card Shirley - love the Fairy Facebook image and the laptop charm! Gorgeous colouring and layout, as always!

Hope all is well with you and yours - hugs, Sylvia xxx

Jules said...

Hi Shirley

A great card.

Love your image and matching charm!! Great finishing touch.

Fabby paper pleating too.

I hope you have a lovely weekend.

Love Jules xx

Elaine said...

Gorgeous card Shirley ♥
Such a beautiful image and perfectly coloured.
I love the pleated paper and the charm!

Enjoy your weekend :)

Big hugs
Elaine xx

PinkyLisasInkyCrafts said...

Thank you so much for hoining in our current challenge over on the LEJ Designs Challenge No 54 - Die Cuts and /or Punches

Very pretty card. The image is lovely and I love the papers and colours you have used. Gorgeous diecut flower in the corner.

I hope you will join us again for our future weekly challenges as there are always excellent prizes up for grabs.

Hugs Lisa xxxx LEJ Designs DT

coldwaters2 said...

Absolutely beautiful card Shirley there is so much wonderful delights to see including that wonderful image this is a stunning creation.
lorraine x

Ivory Moon said...

What a very pretty card ... Love the colour and the die cut you have used ,..... oh and Jacob is gorgeous ....

Thanks for joining us over at LEJ DESIGNS CHALLENGE

Good Luck

Tina DT xxx

Lady Anne said...

Thank You for sharing with us at Lady Anne's Challenges. I hope we see you again soon.
Love ~ Lady Anne xx

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