Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Pearls & swirls

Before I tell you about today's card, I first have some very exciting news ... I'm being published for the very first time!!!! I just heard from Scrapbook News & Review (SNR) that they have accepted my "Pretty in Pink" scrapbook page layout for the June edition of their online magazine.

But on to my card. Today I made a Christmas card (yes, I know it's June but it's always good to be prepared) for the Winter Wonderland challenge.

I wanted to make a different fold and found this diamond fold template at Prick and Stitch. It was surprisinly simple to make and I quite like how dimensional and interesting it looks. 
For the card I used Basic Grey "Eskimo Kisses" paper along with a pale blue Bazzil cardstock. The stamp is from Magnolia and coloured with Copics. I'm particularly pleased with the girl's hair as this is the first time I think I've ever succeeded in properly shading/highlighting hair. It isn't obvious in the photograph but I added small pearls scattered on the paper along with larger pearls at 4 of the corners.


  • Magnolia, stamp

  • Basic Grey, "Eskimo Kisses", patterned paper

  • Bazzil cardstock

  • Copic markers

  • Spellbinders nestabilites, scalloped ovals

  • Pearls (stash)

  • Prick and Stitch, diamond-fold template



  1. What a great card. I love that paper and the folds make it really interesting. Thanks for playing along at Winter Wonderland. Hope to see you back on Friday. Marianne x

  2. Super card, love the Magnolia image and the gorgeous papers. Thanks for joining in at The Crafty Pad this week.

    Pat xx

  3. oh this is gorgeous and love this fold. Love the image a favorite of mine :) Thanks for joining us this week at Winter Wonderland I hope we will see you back on Friday for the next challenge and congratulations on your being published :)
    Hugs Kate x

  4. This is adorable Shelley, love the papers and the sweet image. Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Pad this week.
    Suzi x

  5. Congrats on being Published....very exciting. Love the funky fold on this card. It's beautiful!

  6. Thanks for playing along this week with TP. Your card is fab and congrats on getting published too:)
    Anne x

  7. Hi Shelly
    beautiful springy card, thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week, hope to see you next week, sue,x

  8. fabulous card I love the fold you used...thanks for joining in with the Colour Create challenge
    Mina xxx

  9. A really interesting card - that diamond fold looks great and of course I love Magnolia images too! Thanks for joining us at WW this week x Janet

  10. Beautiful card Shelley - I love this fold! You've used some of my fave papers too! Thanks for joining in with Winter Wonderland this week and many congratulations on being published in SNR (I was published for the first time too in April!!).
    Hugs, Danielle

  11. Awwwww... this is too cute!

    Thank you for participating in the Crafty Ho's Challenge this week!

  12. I'm lovin' your sweet card if only because it's making me forget about the 90+ degree heat here in Austin, TX for just a bit. . .;) Thanks so much for working the corner with The Crafty Hos! :D MWAH!

  13. This is so cute thanks for playing along at the crafty pad this week

  14. Great card! Thanks for joining the Crafty Hos this week! Hope you''ll be back next week! :)

  15. Great card! Thanks for joining the Crafty Hos this week! Hope you''ll be back next week! :)