Saturday, April 05, 2014

Published in Craft Stamper Magazine !

Hello everyone, I hope you are doing well.   I've been extremely busy and behind in blogging and visiting blogs.   I apologise that I haven't been around to see most of you lately.  I'm also having trouble with blogger (or our Internet system) taking forever to download pages, and I just don't have time right now.  It's slower when there are lots of photos.   The joys of living in the country with satellite Internet.  Also it seems that I cannot no longer join as a follower with Google Friends connect.  Will have to look into doing something else ?  

We are now experiencing a 'colder than normal' April and where we live there is still a lot of snow & ice.   Spring is very slow arriving.

I was honoured to see this card below published in the May issue of the wonderful Craft Stamper magazine (from the U.K.).     I was inspired to use a technique described by Helen Chilton in the February 2014 issue, "Make your Mark" article & designs.



The background is glossy cardstock and a lot of the stamping was done with Tombow markers direct to the stamp.  The black images is with black Stazon ink.    I also used a white Gellyroll pen for highlighting.   The stamps are from two Crafty Individual sets available from Chocolate Baroque:  Young Girl and Lace and  Lace Hearts.

Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping by
Shirley

53 comments:

Sue Marrazzo said...

REALLY special!

Valerie-Jael said...

Congrats on having your beautiful card published, hope the weather soon improves! Hugs, Valerie

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Congrats on being published Shirley..this card is simply wonderful!

shirley-bee said...

Congrats on being published, Shirley! Gorgeous card, saw it in the mag.

brenda said...

Nearly back to normal, scary just how lost I've been without a computer.

Super card and hope you have a good weekend.

B x

Wendy McCarthy said...

Congratulations on being published!! It's a very lovely card, beautiful spring colours! xx

Margik said...

Fantastic card, Shirley. Great technique with a beautifull result.
Have a good weekend!

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Congratulations Shirley! Card is beautiful....busy and interesting!

annekescardart said...

Lovely card Shirley. Love the colors you have used. They go together so well.
And then the cute girl in the middle. Love your design. Anneke.
www.annekescardarty.blogspot.com

Elaine said...

Well deserved Shirley. I will look forward to seeing your card when I get hold of my magazine. I hope your snow disappears very soon! It has been warm enough here to have lunch in the garden (with a jumper!). Elaine x

Nan G said...

Congrats! Gorgeous card deserving of being published.

Beth Norman said...

Congratulations on being published. Your card is gorgeous!

Shirley Chillman said...

Shirley this is adorable. Huge congratulations and well deserved to be published. Outstanding.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is so remarkable, Shirley! I am not surprised that it was selected for publication!! It's awe-mazing!! Hope you're having a great weekend! Hugs, Darnell

Irish Cherokee said...

Congratulations Shirley! This is certainly worthy of publication. It is a work of art.

Crafting Queen said...

Congratulation!!! Your card is super. Have a great week. Skipper is doing better thanks. Hi to Archie and Sheena.

LonettA said...

Congrats on being published, dear Sheila! Your card is just amazing ... so many lovely details and wonderful colours!

maria's knutselplezier said...

Congrats for your publication dear Shirley , I love it!!! Have a very nice week!!

Greetings
Maria

Dutchie Vera said...

Hi Shirley, Congrats, well deserved! Stunning as ever. Love Vera

sheila 77 said...

Hello Shirley, congratulations on having this wonderful card in Craft Stamper, I must go and look for it. There is so much to see in the card, so many patterns and details and with the focal point of the girl. Also I like the rose colours and the greens together, a combination I've been doing more lately too, do you think this colour combination is in the air?
As for Google Friend Connect, it does funny things sometimes, I had this problem last week but then it sorted itself so hope that is also the case with you.

Patricia said...

WOW realy georgeous!!! And it's a honour that its in the Craft Stamper!!! Gongrats!
Greetz Patricia

Paula (PEP) said...

Congratulations Shirley - love the colours of this. Hope your computer starts to behave, maybe you need a new router perhaps or your ISP needs to check the connection speeds. Hope your snow melts soon……take care of yourself in the meantime.
Paula (PEP)

Florence said...

Congratulations Shirley. Stunning card. Love the colors and the high lights It makes all the difference doesn't it when the computers are slow. Our have just started going really slow. You can tell when the kids in the village get home from school at 2 p.m.
Take care,
Flo xx

Annie said...

Huge congratulations on being published Shirley. ....your work is so stunning I am thrilled for you. This project is fabulous...the background you have created is gorgeous and the main image amazing.

TFS and I hope the weather and your internet improves soon
Hugs Annie x

JD/ Jill said...

Beautiful card! I really like that image! And Congratulations on being published!

Sue said...

Stunning card and congrats on being published!!!! in craft stamper..so well deserved huggles hun Sue xx

Eileen said...

Fantastic Shirley ... well done you XXx

Donna Ellis said...

Congratulations, Shirley! AMAZING card - truly beautiful. I can see why it is published. Very pretty - supposedly Friend Connect was repaired 3 days ago, Shirley. I've been able to follow again, so hopefully you can, too. If you would like to organize the blogs you follow, just give me a shout via e-mail and we can do blog-lovin for you. hugs, de

Saakje said...

Hi Shirley
Beautiful designed card.
And such a nice reward to have it published .congrats.
"Lieve groetjes" xxx

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Congratulations Shirley and so well deserved as this card has beautiful impact with the sweet girl set against that colourful background.
Wishes
Lynne

Pat said...

Many congratulations on being published Shirley, your work is so lovely I'm sure this won't be the last. The colours are so fresh and springlike and the CI stamps are so pretty. x

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Dear Shirley, that card is so amazing, I'm excited!The combination of all elements and the colors are awesome.
I wish you a wonderful new week.
Big hugs Anja

Diane said...

Congratulations Shirley what a wonderful card.

Hugs Diane

Greta said...

Big congrats--what a fabulous creation, Shirley--no wonder they published it!

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Huge congrats. Shirley - very well deserved. The card is stunning - your colouring is awesome, as always!
Hugs, Sylvia xx

Karen said...

gorgeous card....congrats.

Miranda said...

Lovely teamie and congrats on the publication! xxMiranda

Gery said...

Saw your card in the CS, it looks beautiful Shirley. Great you were published, congratulations.
Being published means to me, that your work is very much appreciated.
About 2 weeks ago I made a card with alcoholinks in totally different colours than yours and still they can be sisters. I will put it on my blog, so you can see for yourself.
Sending warmth your way. Groetjes Gery

Jeannette said...

Hi shirley<

Your card is amazing,the girl,the clors and the backround its such georgus,i love your combinations has allways.
have a great week :-)

Greetings Jeannette

Karin said...

wow congratulations!! Great card!
Groetjes Karin x

Gay Peplow said...

Congratulations on your publication, fabulous card, well done :D Hope it warms up for you soon, it's been cold for a very long time :( Google friends has been off here as well but it came back so perhaps yours will too, fingers crossed :D x

Shirley said...

Congrats on your publication, Shirley. The card is lovely, like all of your cards! Your collage is beautiful and the focal point is just wonderful!!

About your internet, I really increased the speed on mine by moving all of my photos, etc., to an external drive.

About the followers part, I did an article about that very thing. As of about 3 weeks ago, no one can add or remove from the followers section. I didn't joing Google+ because they know enough about me already and I find their follow page confusing at best. I found I could still add blogs to reader, but I couldn't delete them if a person was no longer posting. I went to Feedly for my reader. It is free and easy to use. Hope this helps some. :-)

Shirley said...

PS I think Google is going to be doing away with free blogs soon and is inching toward it. All of the space on servers has to be costly as well as the maintenance. I am starting to think about how to save posts I really like. LOLOL

Gerrina said...

Sorry I'm so late (The Art Specially Event was great). Super that your card was publiced in the Craftstamper! Congrats! It is a real oeace of art with so many stamps combined... Beautiful!
Hope you're okay while it's still so cold, here we go back to normal temperatures, but the last two weeks we had such warm weather (up to 23degrees)...
Have a creative week and hugs, Gerrina

~*~Patty S said...

Your card is gorgeous Shirley...so rich and lovely
Congratulations on being published again...so well deserved!
oxo

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Congrats on being published. It's a wonderful card.

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

First congrats dear Shirley for publishin. Your card is so beautiful, love it. Our weekend at the ARTSpecially Event was great,I have enjoyed it and met many many bloggers. I read that the weather is so cold by you. Here we have had a lot of sun and warm temperatures. Now it is raining and that after weeks. We haven't had yet winter.
I hope for you that the sun will come soon. My lovely greet and big hug.

Janny said...

Congratulations it is deserved. Your card is beautiful. Janny

Lindeke said...

Congratulations on your publication Shirley!! Your card is very beautiful!
Gr, Linda

kaybee said...

I saw this in Craft Stamper - your card is stunning, with such beautiful colours. Congratulations!

linda said...

congratulations on having this beautiful card published! i love the colours; just gorgeous.
hope it warms up soon for you.
linda

Shona said...

Congrats! You could fill a magazine with your sweet cards !

MaryH said...

Big congratulations on being published, and well deserved too. This one is so very special, I can easily see why it was selected for the magazine. I was reading Shirley's post about Google, and I think she is thinking along the same lines as I about google & free blogging. Just lately I've been able to add myself as a new follower; sometimes I see the profile picture, sometimes only the 'gray head'. I don't know what is meant by the Feedly reader, but I'm going to check it out. It's frustrating, and I wish Blogger would just be upfront and tell us what is going on. TFS such a gorgeous card, Hugs