Beauty is in the eye of the beholder....


This month the theme at Penny Black at Allsorts  http://pennyblackatallsorts.blogspot.com/  is "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder" and you have the chance to win some fantastic Penny Black stamps every week in the month of December. Why not pop over and check out the full details and see the lovely stamps.
For my card I decided to use a different shape so I cut out the centre of a square card ( back and front). I used a Martha Stewart punch to make my borders and stuck them to the card before  covering it with some gorgeous designer paper. I cut three die cut shapes and layered them up. I water coloured my Penny Black image in colours to co-ordinate with my paper and  mounted it with foam pads before sticking it to the centre of my card. I just love this image and thought she was so apt for the theme. I inked four white flowers with purple ink and added  pearls to the centres. I also used two white flowers and added  metal flowers and pearl brads to the centres. I punched out brown leaves and arranged the whole lot around the top of my card.
I so love this card and feel I do not want to part with it.
As usual I have entered a few challenges which are listed below.

http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com/ Case an old CCT challenge ( I chose challenge 108 "touchy feely" )
http://creativefriday.blogspot.com/ Unusual shaped card
http://www.papercutzchallenge.blogspot.com/ Anything goes
http://cutedaisymay.blogspot.com/ Let's get girly
http://pileitonchallenge.blogspot.com/ Feathers 'n' fur
http://theshabbytearoom.blogspot.com/ Shaped card
http://toptiptuesday.blogspot.com/ Anything goes
http://tuesdaythrowdown.blogspot.com/ Embellish it
http://totallystampalicious.blogspot.com/ Anything goes
http://theresmagicintheair.blogspot.com/ Anything goes
http://forfunchallenges.blogspot.com/ different shaped card

23 comments:

Pamela said...

This card is so gorgeous. All the details and the image is very cute.

Thanks for joining us at CF and good luck.

Hugs Pam

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Shirl

Wow this is a stunner - no wonder you don't want to part with it - I think you should frame it! Love, love, love it!

Tina
X

Violets Corner said...

Gorgeous card Shirley!

Mervi said...

Wow Shirley great cutting and folding,
it's a beauty;-))m

brenda said...

Morning Shirley

Your card is adorable. The colours combo works so well and the pretty border looks as if it might mean another new punch.

Thank you so mcuh for being part of the team and helping make our challenge special.

B x

Jules said...

Hi Shirley

A really gorgeous make.

So much detail - you must have oodles of patience to do all of that cutting out!!

Great colour combo too.

Love Jules xx

Debbie said...

So very lovely!! Thanks for joining us this week in the Tea Room :)

Ellie said...

What an amazing card Shirley! Love that image. Gorgeous papers and beautiful embellishments too!!

Riet said...

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

Hugs Riet.x

Sande said...

Lovely creation! Awesome flowers!

Thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy!

Hugs,Sande

Annie said...

a fabulous touchy feely creation! thanks for joining our challenge on Cute Card Thursday!
hugs, annie x

Zoechaos said...

Super card, love the idea of cutting the centers out and layering the mats just love everything might have to borrow an idea or two if you don't mind. xx Zoe

Vee said...

Such a sweet card!!. Thanks for joining TOP TIP TUESDAY this week.Good luck.
xx Vee

Monique said...

What a pretty card!! Such an adorable image perfectly colored!!Thanks for playing along with Totally Stampalicious :)

CraftinGranny said...

What a cute and unique blog layout! Your card is awesome and one of my favorite hues. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Paper Cupcakes this week. "Hugs" Carol

Rleen said...

WOW! What a beautiful card! I love it!
Thank you so much for joining us at the Whoopsi Daisy challenge this week. Hope to see you again next challenge.
Hugs, Rleen

cbuswell said...

lovely details! thanks for joining us this week at The Shabby Tea Room!

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful card with us at WHOOPSI DAISY challenge! I just love the colors you chose and the image is so cute:)

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

Shirley, I didn't even realize I was on your blog - silly me! I love the flowers too. Hugs my friend:)

Helen said...

Beautiful card!
Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!
Helen x

Iris said...

Wow. Just amazing! Love the image and flowers!

louise said...

Can see why you do not want to part with it,it is beautiful and so much work in it.
Louise xx

Elizabeth Allan said...

Shirley I love all the layers and shapes you incorporated into your design. Beautiful details.

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