Sunday, 22 April 2012

A Card for the LOV "Diamond and Pearls" Challenge

Good Morning Everyone, sorry Ive been so lapse in posting lately but as you can gather Ive been busy with the dog and my DT work so that I can be all ready for our trip to Cornwall at the end of May, these Challenges come around so quickly and you need to be ready in advance, anyway I think Ive got a bit of spare time at the moment. I dont know about you but Im not enjoying using the new Blogger page we use for writing up our posts, I carnt use it at all in Internet Explorer which is the browser I usually use and at the moment Ive having to use Firefox, but all my links arnt in this one, and of course the Google Chrome is even worse as you dont get the favourite bar down the side so its useless.
Anyway back to todays card, Ive used this sweet image for my card ( I didnt realise it was a bit crooked, sorry about that), Ive coloured her with my copics then cut her out with a square Nestabilitie Die, and the mount is one the Lacey Square die, the sentiment is one I found on the internet and felt it went quite well with the image.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card with a first mount of blue card, the papers Ive used are from Maya and its a beautiful white background with flower sprays on it, on top I have used a stripe of dark blue with white hearts on and used a Martha Stewart border punch on both side and have stuck it down the middle of the base layer. Then around the middle is a piece of web ribbon and attached to the back of the first mount.
I then positioned my mounted image in the centre with the sentiment below, Ive finished of with two flower punched out with one of my flower punches and mounted on top of a swirl with diamonds in the centres, then down two opposite sides I have place diamond stripes. I also used some small pearls on the images necklace.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-


Stamps and Paper said...

What a lovely card Shirley..such a sweet image and lovely papers.
Yes I am with you I hate the new Blogger interface..I've had problems also..why change things when they worked fine before!!


Anonymous said...

such a cute cards ! L├ľove it

Riet said...

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

Hugs Riet.xx

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Shirley first can I say how very beautiful this creation is the image, papers and design look awesome, I really love the little pearls for her necklace. You can change back to the old blogger interface if you go into the settings button that looks like a cog, it seems there are loads of crafters who are hating it. Google Chrome is what I always use and there is a favourites tag if you look at the right hand side at the top it says 'other bookmarks' if , when you visit your favourites just click on the star in the top browser address the star will turn yellow and you can save it to either bookmarks or other bookmarks, when you want to visit a favourite shop or something if you click on other bookmarks a whole list of your fave's come up.
I hope I haven't confused you, lol.
Lorraine x

Melodie said...

Gorgeous card, and the image is so cute. Great compliment for you.

Tracey said...

Beautiful card Shirley (as always) I love her pearl necklace :)
Have a great week.

Caroline said...

gorgeous card Shirley I love all the shades of blue you have used x

Christine said...

Love this card Shirley, from the image, down to papers. So many little details in there as well. I got really close to the screen before I saw the gems on the right hand side. Really cute!
Thanks for joining in at Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge. Good luck xx

EvasCrap said...

Hi Shirley!
Lovely creations you have here in your blog!!
I´m sorry my blogpost scheduling didn´t work out as I had planned, it was supposed to air the same time as the challenge, but me and Blogger haven´t agreed about things lately... Anyway, now it´s fixed :).
Hugs/ Eva

Cissy Prestage said...

Hi Shirley!
What a precious card! I love how you draped the pearls around her neck. It looks just like a sweet little girl wearing her mommy's pearls.
Thank you for the sweet comment you left and I would like to invite you to our bloghop starting tomorrow morning, "Sticking Around" is the theme because it's all about everyone getting to together to make new friends.
Hope to see you there!

Nicola said...

Stunning card Shirley, love your perfectly coloured image and the fab attention to detail!
Thanks for entering our Punches and Dies challenge for Fussy and Fancy this fortnight and good luck!
Hugs Nicola xxx