Sunday, 7 June 2009

Bonne Fête des Mères!

Hello! Firstly, it's Mother's Day in France today so "Bonne Fête" to all the "mamans" lol! Shame the sun isn't shining, it's a bit miserable here today!

Well I've made three cards (I know I surprised myself too)! The first I love, it's with my new Gorjuss (I know she's been around a few months but I just got her...

My Gorjuss Girl is coloured with brush pens, then layered onto a rectangular frame which I then cut the corners off with a round punch, I really like the shape it gives. The paper is Basic Grey and the sentiment is Cuddly Buddly. The flowers were a rak from Katy (thanks hun), I added buttons and cotton to them. I've also put some glossy accents on her hair, not easy to see on the photo. I made this card for Colour Create Challenge, where you have to use all colours of the rainbow. I have to say I'm really pleased with it, not often I use so much colour!

The next card is for the new Stampin for the Weekend Challenge, the first challenge is called "Dawn to Dusk" and the colours to use are purple and yellow...

The image is a Penny Black (RAK from Louby, thanks hun) and I think it's just adorable! It reminds me of a little cat I used to have. I've coloured him with Promarkers and chalks, notice the "glow" around the moon etc. I used Nesties to cut out the frame, then added some ribbon, star brads and gems. The sentiment is again from Cuddly Buddly, which I think goes perfectly with the little cat image! I also decorated the inside but have been too lazy to photograph it! Well, the weather is bad outside so that's my excuse. Nonetheless, another card I like!

Third and final card, this'll be short and sweet. It's was supposed to be for The Next Level challenge, which is a super new blog challenge, with tips and ideas aswell. The challenge is to make an aperture card, and include a lollipop flower (which I forgot duh)! I've struggled with this one and in the end I'm not at all happy with the card, here it is anyway...

The only thing I like about it is the image, which is a Sugar Nellie and is called "How time flies" by Leanne Ellis. The less said about the rest the better!

Have a lovely Sunday evening, thanks ever so much for taking the time to visit, and for enduring this post, it's rather long!


Nicola said...

Your cards are all so beautiful Shelly. Your PB is stunning and your colouring A1. I love your layout, papers and gorgeous detail.
Thank you for joining us on our very first challenge at "Stampin´ for the Weekend" with such a beautiful card and we hope to see you back playing on a weekly basis. Good luck.
Nicola -x-

crafty amy said...

Wow 3 lovely cards! All great for the different challenges you have been very busy :)
I do like the Penny black image you have used for our challenge at stampin' for the weekend he is so cute and the sentiment is so perfect. Those papers are great too they work so well together.

Thank you for joining us at stampin for the weekend and good luck.

X Amy X

Donna said...

All your cards are lovely Shelly, great backing paper on the Dusk to Dawn card, what a sweet PB image too, never seen that one, I'm not normally a cat person but this one is really cute. Love the chalking you've done round the moon too, and the ribbon tied through it looks great. Great accent the three star brads.
Thank you for participating in the "Stampin' for the Weekend" challenge. Good luck and we hope you'll continue to join in on the challenges on a weekly basis. Have a great weekend.
Donna xx

POPPET said...

Hi Shelly, i love the PB image you have used your colouring is amazing and i love the way you have threaded the ribbon through, thank you for joining us with our first challenge at SFTW good luck hugs pops x

Anonymous said...

Fabulous card, Shelly! I love the cute PB image and your colouring is really amazing. I love the glow around the moon, it's such a great effect. The stars are gorgeous.
Your other cards are beautiful, too! :)

Thank you so much for joining us in our first challenge at SFTW and good luck!
We hope to see you playing along with us in our next challenge, too.
Have a lovely evening

Sue said...

Ooh Shelly fab cards. I love that gorjuss girl in her rainbow tights, I use to have them as a teenager!!Lol least said about that the better, Happy Crafting to you Sue xx

Natalie said...

Stunning cards Shelly. I love the images and your colouring is fantastic. x

Vicki said...

Hiya luvly

oh wow three amazing cards Shelly. I love the "Dusk to Dawn" card, such a perfect image for our very first challenge and thank you so much for taking part. Your colouring is fabby, love the layout and the choice of embellies you've used make this a gorgeous card. Hopefully you'll be able to join in with many more of our challenges, good luck luvly (((hugs))) xx vicki xx

Bev said...

Three fantastic cards Shelly, totally adore the PB one - it's just too cute! Gorgeous colours and details on them all too x

Sharon said...

Three gorgeous cards Shelly. I think your Gorjuss one is my favourite. I love her brightly coloured socks!

Jennifer said...

Wow Shelly all your work is beautiful! I especially like the card you've made for our first challenge at SFTW, it's perfectly coordinated and that image is so cute.
I hope you can join us again next week.
Jen x

Di said...

Oh i justlove your rainbow card and those tights are just fabulous. Thanks for joining C.C this week

Di xxx

CraftyC said...

Wow Shelly, a wonderful selection of cards. I do love the Cat and wonderful colouring.Thanks for taking part in the 1st challenge at SFTW!

ella bella said...

wow fabulous cards Shelly I especially love the first one, her tights look fabulous, my oldest daughter would love them lol
hope your having a great week
Tracy x

Louby said...

wow you have been busy - 3 card- and they're all lovely. Love what you've done with the puddy cat, great colouring -gorgeous.

Love Louby x

Ida / Little said...

All three cards look amazing, for the SFTW card I really love the image and the glow you have gotten is gorgeous, the layout and decorations is just beautiful!! :) Thanks for joining us at SFTW, hope to see you again :)

Hugs Ida

The Crafty Den said...

Wow Shelly, I've been missing lots of wonderful cards. All three cards are amazing. The gorgeous girl is coloured beautifully and I love her socks, the PB image is so cute and the chalking around the moon looks fab and the leanne ellis image is stunning. Well done girl!! Hugs, Denise x