Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Challenge #137 - "For Someone Special" - The Paper Shelter

Good Morning Crafters, for todays theme over on The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot we want to see you creating a card "For Someone Special" it could be for a friend or anyone in your family but it must be make someone special, Im sure you have someone in mind for me it was a friend.
And as always we are being sponsored by our very generous sponsors Veronica and Pedro of The Paper Shelter and they are offering a prize of $30.

 But this is providing you have used one of their products on your card but even if you havent they will still give you three digi images of your own choice. Their library is very varied and Im sure you will find lots to cover this theme and anyone you have in mind and you will find their website here.
And now here is my card for this weeks Challenge.

The image I have used is titled "Vintage Phone" (or "I just phoned to say I love you" my song) and you will find it here, the image is so memoriable for me as I can remember them in my fathers offices where he worked in Moorgate in the 50s, yes I know I am getting old but its such a lovely phone that I was drawn to this image very easily.
I have printed her onto white card then used my copic pens to colour her, afterwards I cut her out with a Nestabilitie Oval die and a fancy Heart one for the mount. The sentiment is one from my stash and I have used a oval die and a smaller one of the main one for the mount for this.
The base card is 6"x 6" white card with a first mount of green card, and the paper I have used is the backing paper that came with the image, I printed it and mounted it onto the green card. I then wrapped around the middle a organza ribbon and tied to the back of the first mount, then on the right I have placed a bow and a gem in the middle.
I placed the mounted image in the center of the oval image on the paper and down the left hand side I have laid two leaf flourishes and on the curls I have placed the flowers punched out with Tonic punches and in the middle are some yellow pearls. The sentiment was placed at the bottom on the right hand side.
Now that youve seen my card pleased go and visit The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot and see what the rest of the Design Team have created for your inspiration and I hope you to will take part in this "For Someone Special" Challenge.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:- 


Helena (Gvendalen) said...

So lovely card! gorgeous colors and details. hugs, Helena

Laney said...

Absolutely gorgeous Shirley!

Anonymous said...

gorgeous card Shirley

Gail said...

This card caught my eye...I love how you added the little yellow flowers to the green swirl. What a fantastic touch to add to the swirl. This image is colored so beautifully...and her dress is so perfectly shaded. This card made me smile...made me think of "the old days"...some of which aren't that old to me. Sigh... Beautiful card! --Gail

Marie said...

Stunning card my friend. My granny had the post office on the farm where she grew up and they did also had the phone switch there for the whole village. Been there to see it and this reminds me of that. I love this image too.
Love n hugs

citronlime said...

Amazing card! :)

Thank you for joining us at Songbird Challengeblog :)


coldwaters2 said...

Oh my word Shirley this is so beautiful I love your choice of image also the wonderful background colours, smashing card.
lorraine x

Joey said...

Shirley this is pure gorgeousness! fantastic card. Joey xx

Judith said...

This is so pretty Shirley - my favourite colour green and a gorgeous bow - perfect! hugs Judith x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hi Shirley your card is beautiful you have really captured the vintage look with it, gorgeous! Susan x

cotnob said...

This is fabulous Shirley, such a gorgeous image and I love your swirl and flowers.

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Shirley, I like the image and the fabulous design.
Kevin xx

Elaine said...

Simply gorgeous!!
You've created the most beautiful card Shirley.
I adore the colours, this sweet image and your embellies are perfect.

Big hugs to you
Love Elaine xxxx

Cheryl (aka CherylQuilts) said...

Oh, Shirley, what a sweet card with the bitty flowers and lovely dies and ribbon! And this image is darling! Just the sweetest! So glad you joined us this week for the ODBD Shining the Light challenge! Hugs, Cheryl

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Hi Shirley!! Visiting your blog and seeing your creations is always a treat!! I just love that vintage image and your coloring is gorgeous!! Beautiful details with the flowers!!! Gorgeous card!!

debby4000 said...

What a gorgeous card, adorable sweet image too.

Penny Odell said...

Beautiful card!! I love those flowers and your design. Thank you for joining the TTCRD challenge and good luck to you.

heidy said...

Oh wow Shirley,your card is gorgeous!!
XXX Heidy

rachel taylor said...

lovely card thanks for sharing with use it Tuesday Rachel DT

Teresa said...

Very pretty card. Thanks for joining our challenge here at Cuttin’ and Stampin’!

Teresa R.
Cuttin’ and Stampin’ DT

Fresh and Renewed
Cuttin’ and Stampin’

Laura Bradley said...

Hi Shirley! Thanks for joining us at Songbird Challenges with this beautiful creation! You just need to mention in your post which song you have chosen! Thank. Laura x

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie, this is absolutely gorgeous in every way, hugs Pops x

Bridie Payne said...

Greta card, those flowers look fab!

Thank you so much for leaving a lovely comment on my blog

Have a great weekend!


Bridie@BGPayne Crafts

Olenkaja said...

Oh :) so sweet card! Absolutely gorgeous :)


Fabulous image and colours Shirley (I remember the vintage phones too - it makes me feel so ancient)!! Love the yellow flowers!
I can hardly believe how much Jacob has grown - it only seems like yesterday when you posted his first photo. He is so gorgeous!
Hugs, Sylvia xx

Anonymous said...

Delightful card, I love the flowers on the vine, very effective
Hugs Julie P

Angela said...

Gorgeous card Shirley... love your choise of colours and the flower swirl!!!
Have a nice day...

Sarah said...

Stunning card Shirley, I love the placement of the flowers x

Scrappy Chick said...

What a lovely card! Thank you for playing along with Use It Tuesday!