Sunday, October 2, 2011

New To You Maybe!

Yesterday was World Cardmaking Day and IO partnered with Operation Write Home for their blog hop.  I featured cards I made for the day.  I made them in a hurry, I might add.  I am going to share them with you here.  I also want you to know IO is offering a $25 Gift Certificate in a drawing.  To be eligible you need to go the the post and comment.  You must comment by 10 pm EST tonight.  You will also find links to Operation Write Home, if you are interested in sending your unused cards to troops in war zones, so they can stay in touch with their loved ones in a special way.  If you are interested, HERE is the link for commenting and the information.  Now for the cards I made:

 

It is Alesa Baker's Fall Serenity, and it really does remind me of Fall.  It is painted with Twinkling H20's watercolors, as are all of the cards.  It was cut out, turned over on an embossing mat, embossed with a stylus, then mounted on the Spellbinders Lattice Rectangle.  I used Viva White Pearl to accent the chair back.  The ribbon, etc. are remnants.  My inside left panel is "For The Sweetest Pumpkin In The Patch".

My second card reminds me of an old fashioned Thanksgiving.  I used Cover-A-Card Maple Leaves stamped with Memento Cocoa Brown on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Laid cardstock for the background.   Brown ink was also used for the Gary Robertson's Fall Porch image.  Dark Brown cardstock was used for the Spellbinders Scalloped Edge frame and the cardstock around the Maple Leaves.  The pumpkin, dog and cat, boots, and flowers were cut out, turned over, embossed on an embossing mat with a stylus for depth and then mounted. The inside left panel reads So Very Thankful.

My last card is for Christmas.  I used Hannah Davies's Angel in brown ink.  I cut her out, turned her over on the embossing mat, and used a stylus to give her depth.  She was mounted on Spellbinders Picot Edge Circles, which was mounted on the Score background as shown.  The ribbon is May Arts. The background is Alesa Baker's Score and is in a light blue ink.  Inside the card on the left-hand panel is the sentiment "Enjoy The Magic Of The Holiday Season".

So there you have it.  Thanks for stopping by to look and say hi!  I hope to once again attempt to get caught up on my blog hopping too!

 Shirley

27 comments:

Creations by Shirl said...

Such pretty cards Shirley, my fav is the first one, cute pumpkins especially the one that sits on the chair....I also have blog candy giveaway - hop on over and check it out....

Donna Bowman said...

Shirley, those cards are all BEAUTIFUL!! I especially love the first one and how you colored it and added that pretty gingham ribbon. Hope you had a great WCMD!!

jimlynn said...

I left a comment on the IO site but just wanted to tell you again how very pretty these are.
Lynn

redwasher1 said...

WOW Shirley!!! All three cards are just outstanding!!!!! Beautiful coloring and love the ribbon treatment on the second.

Kimberly Gajewski said...

These cards are beautiful Shirley! Love all of the ways that you added the ribbon to each card! Hope you had a wonderful weekend! :D

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautiful cards Shirley! You have a way with paper and ink!!!

Cheryl said...

Wonderful cards Shirley. Love those Spellbinders.

catdidit said...

All three are just gorgeous Shirley! I really love the unique ways you used the ribbons on them!

Donna Ellis said...

Shirley, I know the hop is over, but wanted to comment anyway LOL The use of color intensity in your Alesa Baker's Fall Serenity card is beautiful! I can even see the pumpkins twinkle a little. Did you use water color paper or regular cs? Love the use of ribbon in your Fall Porch, and the perfect coloring of each tiny leaf! Wow! So pretty! Your sweet pink-cheeked, pearly angel is darling! Great dimension with all that fussy cutting. I can only imagine how great it looks in person!

Cibele Glazer said...

Just as gorgeous the second time. LOL.

Bonnie said...

All 3 are beautiful, Shirley! I especially love the ribbon weavinng on the second card.

Colleen Dietrich said...

You made those in a hurry???? THese are all terrific, Shirley! THe ribbon treatments are all different and unique, and I like that. Great job!

Maria said...

Wow!!! Gorgeous fall cards! You colored them beautifully! Beautiful angel on the Christmas card, so pretty! Take care!!:-))

Lyn S said...

Wow Shirley! All your cards are so stunning!

Sue Lelli said...

Three PRETTY cards, Shirley! LOVE the ribbon treatment on the first one, the pets on the front porch on the second one and that Beautiful angel on the third! You were busy creating!!!

Conniecrafter said...

such pretty cards, love the ribbon treatment in all of them, especially the threading in the second one, lovely coloring, these will be much appreciated!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Shirley, I've missed a lot, not been around too much but you've been very busy and these cards are gorgeous:0) The pretty fall card is coloured beautifully. Second car is presented so well the ribbon is wonderfularound the frame, I love the falling leaves and the maple leaf background that and the cat and dog well just brilliant:0)Lastly the angel card is just lovely, Gay xxx

Benzi said...

Shirley, these cards are just beautiful....Fall and Christmas ones. I'm sure someone will love receiving these in the mail. Great cause..OWH.

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous array of cards. Your angel is so pretty and love the soft background and the gold details are beautiful! The fall cards are rich and warm.

Shannon White said...

Goodness Miss Shirley! These are all so Beautiful! Love the warm rich colors on the first two and so creative to weave the ribbon around your SB die cut! So Pretty! And your Angel is just Wonderful! She is colored so beautifully and love the the pretty die cut picot circle and music score behind her! Just Gorgeous! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon 8-)

Cindy Haffner said...

PRETTY PRETTY PRETTY!!~

Curt in Carmel said...

I could not possibly pick a favorite in this batch. Although I would certainly lean toward the Autumn ones because that is my favorite time of year. This post is pure eye candy! Best, Curt

Summerthyme Studio said...

Holy Pete!!! all of your cards are just spectacular!!! Love them all!

Hugs

Vicki

Tammi said...

All your cards are beautiful, the dies you used make gorgeous frames!

Anne said...

What a beautiful bunch. That porch image is fab with just the touches of autumn colour
Anne
x

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Such beautiful creations. I love the way you have woven the ribbon on card 2. The angel is precious too. Wonderful work, as always!

Nancy said...

Such pretty cards. I especially like how you wove the ribbon through the spellbinders die and in the next card - your angel is just precious! I keep forgetting to use my liquid pearls. lol You've inspired me to use them more!

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