Sunday, 24 October 2010


Hello all,
Before I tell you about this card I have to tell you about our day out in London for my Birthday! Graham let me choose where to eat (opted for Chiquito's in Leicester Square which I adore) and then we went to see Shirley Valentine - the one woman show starring the fabulous Meera Syal (gran from The Kumars).  It is fabulous and very heart-tugging at times yet hilarious at other times.  She really pulled the audience in to the play as it was in the very intimate Trafalgar Studios on Whitehall.  If you get the chance to see it before it ends please do go or if you have already seen it I would love to know what you thought of it.

Anyways....onto todays' card.  Using the fabulous freebie image from the talented Inger Harding, I coloured her with Promarkers and matted and layered her onto pearlised brown and DP from Papermania's Hampstead range - I adore them just now - using a sentiment freebie from Rainbow Echo Designs which matches the image and DPs perfectly I think, I then added ribbons from my stash.  I distressed all the edges using a new (to me) technique - my tiny sewing scissors - and I much prefer the outcome of that than using my distressing tool that I recently purchased in The Range. I inked the edges too with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Tattered Rose.

This one is going into the following challenges:~
I Love Promarkers Autumn;
Charisma Cardz Vintage;
Moving Along With The Times Anything Goes (who are lucky enough to have Letraset as their sponsors this week!) and
Sentimental Sundays Distressing.

Freebie image from Inger Harding coloured with Promarkers-
Skin - Ivory & Blush;
Coat - Caramel, Cinnamon & Sandstone;
Hair - Sandstone & Caramel;
Gloves - Spice;
Letter - Pear Green & Marsh Green;
Papers from Papermania Hampstead Range and pearlised from Papermill Shop;
ribbons from stash;
Sentiment freebie from Rainbow Echo Designs.



  1. Great card Sheila, love the image and the papers. Pleased to hear you enjoyed your day. Have heard good reviews of Shirley Valentine.

    Pam x

  2. Super card Sheila, Nice colour combo and papers. Debbiexx

  3. Hi Sheila, glad you had a good time in London. Nice to see a different kind of layout and I love your chosen autumnal colours. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers.
    Tine :)

  4. Lovely card, beautiful colours and I love the image. Good luck, thanks for joining us this week over at MAWTT, hugs Heidi x

  5. Fab card. Lovely colours and LO.
    Glad your had agreat day in London on your birthday.

    Kathleen x

  6. Hi Sheila,
    Happy Birthday!
    I LOVE your sweet card!!!
    You have coloured her so beautifully!!
    Thank you for showing this in your blog.

    Inger :)

  7. Hiya Sheila
    Sounds like you had a fab day and was spoilt rotten by your hubby for your birthday.....well why not,you deserved it!
    Also your card is Gorgeous hun......great layout and fab colours too!
    hugs and xxx

  8. Sheila, love your gorgeous soft autumnal card.

    Sounds like you had a great birthday, lucky you.

    Lin xx

  9. gorgeous card sheila.fab image and stunning autumnal colours and papers.i love the sentiment.
    so pleased you had a special birthday :D

    xx coops xx

  10. Hiya, Ah this is such a sweet card. Thanks for joining in with us on MAWTT this week. Hope all is well with you xx Hazelxoxo

  11. Really lovely card, thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.

  12. fab card Sheila! Thanks for joining in with the challenge this week at Charisma Cardz! Gemma :)

  13. This is pretty, lovely image choice and I like the use of the words,thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers this week
    Ruth x

  14. Sounds like you had a ball hun, I want to go & see The Jersey Boys need to ask Santa nicely me thinks lol
    Gorgeous card, love the sentiment & fab image
    Thank you for joining us at MAWTT this week! Good Luck! Hugs Shell xx

  15. love your autumn card, very pretty! thanks for joining us at MAWTT :)


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