Thursday, 3 March 2011

A Card for the House Mouse & Friends Challenge

Good Morning Ladies, wow I bet your saying shes actually got her post done early, actually the card was done last night and I just needed to take some photos. Anyway as hubby is doing a bit of extra volunteering today I thought Id make an early start and get this card posted on my No.2 blog, this is for the House Mouse and Friends "Multi Fold" Challenge, and Ive created a twisted easel one for this. Now I know you are probably saying it looks difficult but I can assure you it isnt, instead of folding the front cover straight across you fold it from corner to corner instead, you do have to be careful afterwards when folding down the front card as it will twist and lay at an angle to the inside but its a piece of cake so do have a try.
The image has been stamped onto white card then Ive used my copic pens to colour it after which I used the Nestabilitie Die Label No.17 to cut it out, then used the die to draw around on another piece of card for the mount. The sentiment is one I found on the internet while googling "Flying Sayings" they are quite a good source of different ones.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card with a first mount of orange pearlescent card, I have also used the same card for the inside, the two papers Ive used are from the First Editions "Bloom and Grow" set, a pretty leaf pattern for my first paper on a white/cream background, the second is a piece of the green paper with a yellow leaf pattern on but I cut the front cover in a square and used the leaf all around border punch and corner set by Martha Stewart for this one, and for the inside I used a strip and have just done the two edges. The third mount is just off cuts of the first paper thats been turned over (its a double sided paper) this has a orange background with spots on, these were stuck across both the inside and out on some of the left over orange card, then across the middle of both I have wrapped a wide orange satin ribbon around and attached it to the back.
On the inside I have put my sentiment, and on the front my mounted image, to finish of I used five orange roses of different sizes and colours with punched out leaves to create a spray in the top left hand corner and stuck to my card with silicone glue.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-

19 comments:

Christine said...

Morning Shirley am busy cleaning but just have to get me blog Fix..LOL awesome HM creation & these twisted easel cards ARE easy just made a Tilda one meself..stunning colours & this image is soooo sweet great take on the chall.. thanks for sharing with us at HM & friends Monday chall..

smiles Christine xx.

ps I did mangae to get a set of H..thanks so much for the help..

jules said...

oh well done it's gorgeous!

NGCARDS said...

A very pretty card hun! Thanks for joining in with our challenge of In The Garden at Wednesday's Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog! xxx

Sue said...

Shirley......ah a taste of Spring. Nice to see the mice playing with butterflies on a warm day! Pretty papers and color choices too. Love the twisted easel card...wonderful take on the Multifold challenge at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge, so glad you joined us.

Hugs
Sue Drees

Stamps and Paper said...

Verey pretty card Shirley I love these twisted easel cards.

Anne

jackid said...

Hi Shirley love your cards they are beautiful now following
Jacki xx

Sue from Oregon said...

What a great fold Shirley! That touch of glitter really caught my eye too! Thanks for sharing with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge! Sue K

Rica said...

Hi Shirley - such a delightful card, love those beautiful 'summery' papers, great layout and beautiful details. Your image is gorgeous, great colouring and lovely sparkly butterflies.

So glad you could join us at both House Mouse & Friends and the Simon Says Stamp challenge,
hugs
Heather xx

Natascha (nata1984) Germany said...

So pretty card and so many cute embelishments. Love this colors, image and papers too. Thank you so much for joining us at House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge. Hope to see you again next time.

Hugs, Natascha

Debs said...

Gorgeous card, looks very technical but I might give it a try tonight, love your image
Hugs Debs

Linda w said...

I adore this image. Your card is so great. Well done with your twisted easel.I keep meaning to have a go myself at one of those. Hugs lin

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Shirley :-) I have never made a twisted easel but will have to have a go :-) The image is very cute and the papers and colours are lovely :-)

thanks for joining us on the HM&F Monday Challenge :-)
luv
Lols x x x

Nana Connie said...

Delightful card. What incredible flowers!!

Marlene said...

Your card is just adorable! thanks for visiting my blog.

Mona Evy said...

Such a pretty card! Thanks for joining us this week at Wednesday’s Creative Inspirations Challenge!!

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous sweet card Shirley, love the adorable image.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.
luv
Debby

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

This is lovely and you used orangey colors even (I have trouble with oranges) anyways your sparkle on the wings is a great touch as well. Thanks for playing in our House Mouse and Friends Blog Challenge.

Patty said...

This card is fantastic. I love the cute image and your attention to detail has made it a charming card.

America said...

BEAUTIFUL!! great embellishments and sparkle. Thank you so much for joining us at House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge Blog! Hope to see you again! :)