Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Challenge #141 - The Paper Shelter - "Winter Blues"

Good Morning Crafters, well its the turn of the A Team to make cards for The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot and this weeks theme is "Winter Blues" and we want to see you use Blue as your main colour and it should suit the weather to, though at the moment we seem to be avoiding snow but how long for Im not sure but its really been wet here in the UK and I know that in some places its been so bad that they have suffered floods, luckily we live up on the side of the hill and the water just seems to collect at the bottom of the road.
Anyway before I show you what I have been up to you will want to know all about the prize, and as always we are being sponsored by The Paper Shelter and they have offered a fabulous prize of $30.

but this is providing you have used one of the products on your card which could be either a image, paper or printable but even it you done they will still give you 3 digi images of your own choice, I think that is one very generous prize, but if you would like to visit their website you will find lots of beautiful and stunning images and all up to date, as they are always adding to their library, you will find them at The Paper Shelter website, just click on their name and browse to your hearts delight.
And now for the card I have made and here it is:-

For the image I have used the "Snow Angel" and your will find it here, I have printed her onto white card then used my copic pens to colour her, afterwards I used Nestabilitie Labels Die No.8 and the mount is a fancy one which was cut out of blue card. The sentiment is from my stash and has been stuck on a banner die.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card with a first mount of blue card, and the paper I have used is from Bearlymine Designs its one of her Christmas designs. I then used Memory Box dies to create the border and corners and I have used white pearlescent card. The mounted image was then placed in the center and the sentiment was placed across the bottom right hand corner.
Now that you have seen my card I do hope you will pop across to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot and see what the rest of the very talented "A" Design Team have created for your inspiration and hopefully you will feel you to can take part in this "Winter Blues" Challenge.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:- 


Judith said...

I love this pretty card Shirley - the image is so cute and great use of those fab dies hugs judith x

Anne said...

Gorgeous card Shirley. Great colouring and those snowflake borders are fabby
Anne x

Donna K said...

Winter Blues it is!! Great card, your coloring and pretty blue matte are perfect together! Thanks for sharing this lovely card with us at

Patty Sue 2 said...

I fell in love with this card at first glance. It is beautiful and you have set the bar for all of us!

Unknown said...

AWE, Shirley this is just too cute, what a fabulous image and brilliant colours and detail, thank you for sharing with us at LEJ Designs, this month, best of luck hun xxx

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Shirley.

Hugs Riet.xx

heidy said...

Cute gorgeous card Shirley!!
XXX Heidy

Gail said...

This card has stolen my heart. I adore the image and you have colored it magnificently. The overall color scheme of the blues and white are fantastic for winter...and looking at this card you can even feel cooler. The papers are fabulous....I see the peaking of a snowflake on the far left on the paper b ut otherwise it makes me feel like she's looking at the sky. The diecuts are fine and clean lines. Beautiful card and accenting around the image with that little touch of blue is perfect. Hugs, Gail

Lena said...

This is a card you can look at for a long time..wonderful details and the more you look the more you see..I love that!!
Even though the weather is´nt that fun right now I get the winterfeeling by your card and I like that, though honestly, I look most forward to spring now!

Hug Lena

SAMARA said...

Hi Shirley: This is an adorable card; your die cut is just so beautiful. I love white die's like this. Such a fun image and your coloring is beautiful, however Shirley I am so sorry that your card will not qualify for the prize over at our challenge at Ike's World Challenge due to needing to use one of Ike's images, including using the absolutely adorable freebie Ike is offering you to use this week. It isn't too late if you would still like to enter?? In the meantime, your card was really nice to see. Thanks for your creative work nonetheless. Best, Samara, DT Ikes World Challenge

Sandra said...

Wow, gorgeous card!! I love those images and the dies are just made for this!
Thanks for joining the TTCRd challenges.

cotnob said...

This is a gorgeous card Shirley, fabulous image and I love your beautiful die cuts.

Anonymous said...

such sweet card1

Anonymous said...

What an amazing snowy layout, Shirley!!!
It's fabulous in every way!!!
Great dies and colors!!

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Clarissa Schupp said...

Awesome card! Thanks for joining our challenge at EAC.
xoxo Clarissa

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie, this is gorgeous, big hugs Pops x x x

Tina Theis of Ivory Moon Designs said...

BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL card ... love EVERYTHING about it ... the dies you have used are stunning and such a super cute image xx

Many thanks for joining us over at LEJ DESIGNS CHALLENGE BLOG

Tina DT

Angela said...

What a gorgeous card Shirley!! Love the image; you've coloured her fantastic. The dies are a lovely finishing touch!

Unknown said...

Fabulous . Thanks for joining in over at LEJ Designs .LEJ DT

Aunty Sue said...

great card love the mage and your detail, thanks for sharing with us this week at CRAFTY SENTIMENTS

Janice said...

Delightful image , beautiful colouring and design and a super card Shirley, Jx

Elaine said...

Perfect Shirley!
This encapsulates Winter and Frost so beautifully! The image is so sweet and the embellies are perfect.
Love it ♥

Big hugs to you
Love Elaine xxx

Jules said...

Hi Shirley

A great background for that fun image and I love your die work.

Have a good day.

Love Jules xx

Eva Gro said...

Your card is so beautiful, love your coloring, and all the wonderful dies!
- Thanks for all your lovely comments in my blog!
Hugs Eva

ike said...

A wonderful card and I just adore those die cuts. I can feel the cold just looking at this lovely creation. :-D
Thank you for playing along at IKE'sWORLD CHALLENGES. Sorry we won't be able to enter you into the Prize voting as you didn't use an IKEsART image, but thank you for coming over to share with us.

IKE xx

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Crafting Vicky said...

So adorable!!! Just love all the die cuts you have used! Fabulous take on the blue color scheme :)

Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Ike’s world challenge. Hope you will join us next time DT Crafting Vicky

Mimi said...

Beautiful creation hun, your choice of die cuts is just perfect for this gorgeous card :) :) Hugs Jane Ike'sWorld DT xxxx

Matney said...

Who said winter blues was a bad thing?? Gorgeous blues on this and wonderful coloring on girl. Those dies are awesome and look great over that busy background. Love you details, esp. the sparkle on the snow. Wonderful entry to IKE'S WORLD CHALLENGES and hope to see more of your lovely cards. Shoni, DT