Never Enough Pockets!

Friday, 7 September 2012

Morning everyone,

It's been a while since I've posted as once again I'm engrossed in sport, this time the Paralympics.  And all I can say is WOW!  Absolutely amazing to watch!  I shed a few tears during the Olympics but this is ridiculous!  I'm loving every minute of it.

But anyway, another Friday is upon us and that means it's time for another challenge at the Alphabet Challenge Blog!  We're up to P and theme this time is...

P for Pocket Card (or a pocket on your work)

I've made cards with pockets before but I've never made a pocket card before so it was a new experience for me.  Here's what I did:

The image is "Happy couple" by Tiddlyinks and I coloured it with the following copics: Skin;E21,13,00,0000,R20. Dress;YR24,23,21,00,R32. Shirt;YG97,67,45. Suit; 100,C9,7,6. Roses;R37,24. Hair;E49,39,35,33.

The papers are Basic Grey, Porcelain.  I used a Stampin' Up! scalloped edge punch on lot's of strips of the paper curled them a little and then stuck them down on a piece of card.  I then used a Spellbinder oval die to cut out the shape.  Not surprisingly, the die didn't cut through all the layers of card so I had to finish the job with my scissors.  I die-cut a scalloped oval out of black card and attached to the frilly oval after I had re-curled the layers.  The flowers are vintage ones I've had for a while.

The sentiment is computer generated and punched out with Stampin' Up! punches.  The ribbon is from my stash.

The inside uses the same papers and another Stampin' Up punch for the tab.  The names are computer generated and the "Congratulations" is a Stampin' Up! stamp from the "Wedding sweet" set.  The inside also has it's own little pocket for adding the gift!

So pop over to the Alphabet Challenge Blog for lot's of inspiration for Pocket cards and join in!

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Charisma Cardz Challenge; Seeing double (Two flowers on the front and two people in the image)
Crafts & Me Challenges; Add a flower
Joanna Sheen Challenge Blog; Going Dotty
My Heart Pieces; Layers layers layers
My Mums Craft Shop Challenge; Anything goes
No Matter Which Challenges; Dies and/or punches
Southern Girls Challenge Blog; It's all about the flora
The Pink Elephant Challenge; Use patterned paper
Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Challenge; Lot's of layers
Basic Grey Challenges; Punch it

Thanks for looking!


Marie-Louise said...

Really lovely card.

Sandie Edwards said...

This card is adorable, love the frills you created with paper! Lovely having you take part in the Joanna Sheen Challenge this fortnight..

marion said...

Such a lovely card and such a pretty colouring. Thanks for joining us at NMWC and good luck. I hope we will see you back again in our next month challenge. Hugs, Marion

SuzanneK said...

Beautiful design and love your colouring. Thanks for sharing with us at NMW Challenge. Good luck. Hugz Suzanne

coops said...

so beautiful sheena.really pretty design and colours and i love the stunning image.
thanks for joining us this week at the Crafts and Me challenge :D

xx coops xx

Rica said...

A fabulous card Sheena, I love all the amazing design details, such stunning colours and I adore the sweet Tiddlyinks image.

Heather xx
Thanks so much for joining us at Basic Grey challenge

Laurian said...

What an adorable, unusual Wedding card! Love the design and the cute image.

Anne said...

A gorgeous card Sheena I don't know how you keep managing to come up with such amazing designs. Anne x

Suzie's Card Den said...

hello Sheena
What an amazing card, it must have taken you forever to make, just stunning.
Just dropped over from Eclectic Ellapu - and became your newest follower.
Suzie xx

Suzie's Card Den said...

Hi Sheena
Gorgeous card, it must have taken you ages to make it, just stunning.
Just dropped over from Eclectic Ellapu - and became your newest follower.
Suzie xx

Stacey Schafer said...

totally gorgeous! thanks for playing along at The Pink Elephant!

Tanya said...

Gorgeous card, very unique! I love the layers of scallop, so pretty :)

Thanks for joining us at MMCS Challenge Blog :)

Tanya xx

Sarah said...

Hi Sheena, feels like it's been ages since I visited last - and it is!! I've been ignoring blogworld for at least six weeks! All fixed now that my daughter is back at school - so I've got my crafting time back!

Been having a wander through your blog - gorgeous creations and adore that nautical themed card - it's wowie, fabulous!!!

See you again soon,


Flutterby Trina said...

beautiful! the image is so cute and I love how you have coloured her dress! I love your take on our challenge this week at Charisma Cardz, Thank you for joining us with our 'seeing double' challenge. Good Luck and hope to see you again soon! x

Gaynor said...

What a beautiful card, love your layout and the papers, thanks for joining our challenge at My mum's craft shop, Gaynor x

NGCARDS said...

Gorgeous creation hun! Thanks for playing along at Joanna Sheen! xxx

sara said...

very pretty card love that image thanks so much for joining us at crafts & me this week
hugs sara x x

Danie May said...

This is such a gorgeous design! I love the scalloped layers of your front's focal point and the sweet image. The papers and colors are fabulous too! Thanks so much for joining us at My Heart Pieces for our Lots of Layers Challenge and Good Luck!
Danie xx

Sarah said...

Gorgeous card, love your papers and layout, thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz, hugs, Sarah x

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Lovely card! Thanks for participating in MY HEART PIECES challenge this week!!

My Heart Pieces Digital Stamp said...

This something quite different, nice idea and beautiful image.Thanks for joining with us at My Heart Pieces.

Paper Sewn Visions said...

Beautiful projects. Thank you for sharing and joining in at NMWC. Hugs, Velma

Claire said...

Wow what beautiful work, really lovely! Thanks for joining us at NMW Challenges and good luck
Claire xx