Monday, May 31, 2010

Thank You Card

It's a Thank You card for me today, and this one is going to the lovely ladies at the Quick Cards magazine. I wanted to thank them for choosing me as one of their 10 very lucky winners in the Create an Easter Card Competition last March.

I hope they'll like it !!!

The cute teddy image is a Whimsie Doodles freebie, and I coloured it with my promarkers. It's the first time I'm using it and my second attempt in colouring it, 'cos I didn't like the first one, but this one came out quite ok I think after I used my blender pen on the strawberry! I cut round the image and popped it up with foam on the white round card, and again popped up the white card on the red one, for more dimension.

This is the lovely sketch which I followed..

and these are the challenges for this card.

1 - I ♥ ProMarkers Challenge No 16 - THE SKETCH
2 - Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge No 30 - FRUIT OR VEGGIE
3 - Just Cute Bears Challenge No 19 - THANK YOU
4 - Paper Cutz Challenge No 43 - A THANK YOU CARD for a teacher... Ok .. mine is not going to a teacher but I thought it would be a nice one for a teacher too.. what you think?

Thank you so much for looking, and now here are some photos which I took over the weekend at the Marsa village feast. In Summer, it's typical here in Malta for each town/village to hold it's week-long village feast to celebrate the parish patron saint.

This is the church from the outside, all lit up.

And now here it is from the inside all dressed up with luxurious red damask.

The ceiling of the church..

The brass band playing outside the church.

The streets all decorated with banners and lights by volunteers and the locals enjoying themselves to the accompaniment of march band music.

A close-up of one of the many hand-painted banners.

And this is the statue of the patron saint being carried on shoulders around the village streets in a procession.

And this is ME :) :) :)

Hope you enjoyed these...

Thanks for looking.


Lorraine said...

What a lovely card. I love the strawberries in the flowers. Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

Sue C said...

Fab card, the flowers are lovely. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers. Sue C x

Sandra Berlinski said...

I love this card you made and congrats in getting in the top 10 favourites in Quick Card magazine, looking at your cards I can see why.
Well done! And the Malta photos look great.

Karen said...

Lovely card Dora, Thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers and your photos of the church are lovely.


Mary Ski said...

Great card and awesome photographs. Thanks for sharing all of it with us at PCC

Fleur said...

Fab card Dora, love the papers & all those strawberries.
Great pics too
Hugz Fleur xXx

coldwaters2 said...

Oh wow Dora can I first comment on those wonderful pictures I was immersed for a while just looking at the beauty of the church both inside and out these photos are quite spectacular.

I love, love your card those papers match that image perfectly a great card.
Lorraine x

DoubleClick Connections said...

The photos are beautiful!
Love this strawberry card! So cute!

Anonymous said...

Wowser... Congrats on your card making it to Quick Cards top 10.. Thats a really pretty thank you card.
The church is so beautiful inside out. Look at the architecture and colors and painting.Wonderful!
Our feast day varies from 3 days to a week and my church is rather modern (less 3 years old), Our Lady of Guadalupe.. I will post some pics for you later... feast day is mid Dec:D

Courtney said...

Very cute card Dora! Thank you for joining us at Penny's. Good luck!


Cor* said...

Crazy amazing photos Dora! So nice to meet you!

Kelly said...

WOW...Awesome pictures. Looks like you had a great time! Nice thank you card. Love the layout with the strawberries in the center of the flowers.

My name is Wynneth said...

Your card is so sweet, I love that huge strawberry!!! Fabulous photographs too, thanks for sharing :o)
Thanks for joining us on I ♥ ProMarkers.

WeirdCat said...

Lovely card, am sure they will love it,thank you for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week
Ruth x

katesacraftybugger said...

lovely card , thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers this week

Helen Dooley said...

Im not Catholic but it is amazing how beautiful the churches are. TFS
Also love the beautiful card. Thanks for playing along on PCC this week.

Sonia said...

What a beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Just Cute Bears.
hugs Sonia xx

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