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Yum Yum Raspberry, Chocolate & Cream At FSC

Fashionable Stamping Challenges this fortnight has a colour theme which was picked by the lovely Yvonne. She would love to see Raspberry, Chocolate and Cream on your makes.

Please don’t laugh when you start reading this post … I am deadly serious.

This is the start of one of my New Year’s Resolution which is to get ahead of the game with birthday cards for my family and friends in 2014.

I am always “behind throwing” when it comes to giving cards, so let me show you my first birthday card make of 2014 for my son’s birthday on the 30th October. I can show family cards because none of them look at my blog!!!

Each time I make something I am determined that it will fit in with someone’s birthday for next year (wonder how long this will last). At the moment I am in the process of making a file folder to put them all in.

I am more comfortable with doing collages and fussy cutting when it comes to making cards and this one certainly had loads thrown at it.

Not sure how my son is going to like the colour scheme but this is the way the card went and I carried on with it. To be more truthful the uber talented Dot and I picked the same stamp for our projects so I changed course mid-stream and the other will be shown at a later date (someone else’s birthday).

My son’s name is John-Paul but it has always been shortened to JP. Used another of Tim’s stencils for the initials called Cargo. Recently bought the Darkroom Door stamps, Correspondence which takes up the majority of the card, love them to bits. The men are from Flonzcrafts.

Wow one down, will probably get another one done before the resolution goes **** [CENSORED in the interests of national security] up. Can you tell that I worked at The British Embassy in Kuwait for 6 years??


Please please pop on over for a peak at what the rest of the Fashionettes have created.


18 Responses to “Yum Yum Raspberry, Chocolate & Cream At FSC”

  1. Philomena Breen says:

    Hi Shirley
    I love it the colours are fab

  2. Dot says:

    you made me laugh out loud…a birthday card ready for October??? lol Seriously though, you are brilliant when it comes to collages and this is no exception…your son will absolutely love this (in 10 months time lol)
    Dot x

  3. Irene Chillman says:

    Do I not count as a family member then. Great card Shirl, I look forward to seeing it on JP’s mantlepiece.
    Irene xx

  4. Shirley says:

    Hi Shirley, I hope you had a great Christmas. Your card is beautiful, the theme colours are fun (and sound tasty). I really like your collage, the postcard images and others are great for a ‘manly’ design. Happy New Year! Shirleyx

  5. Anne R says:

    Wow Shirl, that is impressive, completing a card for October, it is a fantastic resolution. I love the colours on this card and collage always works for me too – love this. Have a Happy New Year! Hugs, Anne x

  6. Claire C says:

    Talk about organised Shirley lol. Gorgeous card, beautiful stamping and I love all the layering. Hope you’ve had a lovely Christmas and all the best for the New Year
    Claire xx

  7. Astrid says:

    Fabulous Shirl and I am sorry I did laugh (a little bit) when I read your post! My first thought was, how on earth is she going to remember where she put it by the time it’s the 30th of October, but of course a file folder is a great idea! Love how you put the card together and I also love how you made it into a masculine card despite the raspberry colour. Love the stamps you used and how you put it all together and here’s hoping your son will love it too… (sure he will do)!

  8. Pam Prosser says:

    Love the color combination

  9. Sylvia-Anne says:

    Ooooh, what a yummy colour combo and a fabulous card !
    Your Post made me smile (and did you REALLY work for the BE in Kuwait Shirl)?!!

    Wishing you and yours a happy New Year – Sylvia xx

  10. Chris says:

    Such a fab card! Unusual colour palette but it works and I love how you’ve brought all the elements together. I hope you had a great Christmas, all the best for 2014! Chris xxx

  11. Ellie Knol says:

    Your post made me smile, I think there are some ‘lies’ in the post?!
    LOVE your card..

    Enjhoy the last days of 2013!

  12. butterfly says:

    Wonderful use of the colours, and a gorgeous vintage look – what a great card! Hope you’re having a lovely Christmas, and wishing you a wonderful 2014!
    Alison xx

  13. coco says:

    Great use of these colours for a beautiful and an out of the box masculine card!!! I’d like to wish you and your family A Happy and Healthy New Year, very creative again also Shirl, but I have no doubt about it! 🙂 And I wanted to tell you that I have succeeded to view your video on your ATC box, it was great and I have appreciated it much, thanks!!! Hugs Coco xxx

  14. Terry says:

    Shirley, this is one amazing guy card! Love how you used the colors to create such a masculine piece! Happy New Year and wishing you all the best! Hugs!

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  16. Donna Ellis says:

    Wow! You ARE getting ahead! I’m glad to know that I’m not the only person behind at times. Your color combination is gorgeously shaded in this project, and wonderful technique! Thanks for always teaching me something new (or maybe even I might have known at one point in my life, but have forgotten LOL). Apologies that my fingers cannot type fast enough to keep up with your amazing designs, but I do so enjoy them all, Shirl. hugs, de

  17. Silvia says:

    Such a gorgeous card with wonderful texture. Wishing you a happy, healthy and creative year 2014.

  18. Avril says:

    Love how you’ve made this colour combo look masculine, a great choice of images for this collage.
    Avril xx

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