Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Challenge #169 - "Punches and Dies" - The Paper Shelter

Good Morning Fellow Crafters Ive been so busy over the last 3 weeks that I dont know if Im on my head or my heals, firstly I had my grandsons Daniel and Oliver to stay for a week, and no sooner had they gone home when I had 6 samples to create for my friend Sarah Hallam of Peerless Designs ready for her showcase TV program on Create and Craft in September so I really wanted to get ahead before going a way last weekend and that was to the Great Craft Show at Stoneleigh Park, Im so glad we went Saturday and not Sunday as the weather on Sunday was dreadful we experienced it coming back from Northampton and its not one I would like to do again.
As I told you back in May that I had a problem with my left eye, now unfortunately the same problem has occured in my right, its called PVD which means the jelly thats attached to the back of your eye "the retina" has become detached and floats around in your eye, but the problem with this right eye was it tore a hole as it became detached, I have now got to wait till Wednesday (today) to discover whether it has taken as it had to be lasered back in place and sometimes it causes the whole retina to become detached and as you can guess more problems.
Well this isnt getting my card posted so I had better pull my finger out and get a move on, this weeks Challenge over on The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot is all about using "Punches and Dies" on your card and as always our very generous sponsors are Veronica and Pedro of The Paper Shelter

And they are offering a fabulous prize of $30 to spend on their website providing you have used one of their products on your card, but even if you havent and you are chosen by Random Org you will still receive 3 digi images of your own choice, you really cannot loose can you?
Anyway here is the card I have made for this particular Challenge, hope you like the result.

This little sweetie is "Si Belle" and you will find her here, I have printed her of and then coloured her with my copic pens before cutting her out with one of my rectangle Nestabilitie Dies, and used a larger one for the mount out of red card.
I have also used the backing paper that came with this image and again you will then here, I have used just the one paper and mounted it on a piece of red card, and afterwards used a piece of pink card and a Martha Steward Lace Border punch to create the border at the top of my card. I then used a Marianne die to cut out the Eiffel Tower and placed in the bottom left hand corner, and in the bottom right I have cut a Tattered Lace Rose die and stuck it there.
I then placed my mounted image in the center and printed a sentiment of from my computer and placed it in the bottom right hand corner, and the final finish is the spotted ribbon bow in the top left hand corner.
Now that youve seen my Card I do hope that you will pay a visit to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot and see what the rest of my very talented Design Team have created for your inspiration and hopefully you to will want to take part in this "Punches and Dies" Challenge.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:- 


Craftyanny said...

Gorgeous card Shirley. The Eifell Tower die cut is the perfect addition.
I do hope it's good news with your eye doc today too. Fingers crossed for you :)
Anne x

Judith said...

this is so pretty Shirley - I love the red white and blue with the French theme. I hope its good news for you today hugs Judith xx

Mojca said...

ooohhh how really gorgeous! love the pretty red colours. Hugs! Mojca

KraftyKoolKat said...

Very oh la la. This is so pretty and I adore the colours and layout. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Through the Craft Room Door.
Cathy DT Member

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

This is such a wonderful card Shirley. Love the way you coloured this gorgeous image and the Eiffel Tower die cut. Hope all goes well today for you it must be very worrying the last thing you want is a detached retina. Hugs Susan x

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card Shirley, such a gorgeous image.
I hope everything went well today and that the news was good.

Bridie Payne said...

Ah really sweet image

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

Have a smashing day!!!

Hugs from

Bridie@BGPayne Crafts

Shary said...

Lovely "french" card x

Gail said...

Ooooh Shirley, I didn't know you were having such eye problems! I'm so sorry and hope you get good news at the doctor!!

This card is adorable and I love the French theme. what a wonderful job coloring her and those diecuts are perfect for this card!

Feel better my friend.


Avril Ann said...

OMG, Shirley I sure hope that you can have your eye fixed, what a horrible thing to have happened to you, my friend..sounds like you have had a great couple of weeks, with Family and craft shows..I love this card, I love the image, so pretty, love and hugs xxx

Nikki said...

Gorgeous card Shirley. A sweet image, gorgeous papers and I love how you have used the Eiffel Tower die over the one on the paper. Gorgeous flower die too.


Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

So sweet!!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
A Little Bit O' Paper

Anonymous said...

Trés chic.You've coloured the image beautifully and the die cuts are just perfect.Super card.Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments.Hope to see you again next week.
Lisa x (GDT)

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge 48 - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

Veerle said...

Adorable card Shirley, love it.
Greetings from Veerle.

Jackie said...

Now isn't she prim and proper! Darling creation! Thank you for joining us this week at the Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge! I hope you play along with us again soon!

Jackie, Crafty Sentiments Designs DT

Bad Kitty said...

great card

Shuly said...

oh i remember seeing this card in a challenge some time a ago and it had stroke me as particularly cute and i was surprised at how my country flag could become such an elegant background! ^^