Monday, 1 February 2010

Cards For Men - Challenge Three "Love/Valentine"

Hi Everyone, welcome to the third challenge for Cards For Men, this first of two challenges for February is "Love or Valentine" and it is a Sketch this time. We are now going fortnightly and that is because weve had such a fantastic response to our Challenge Blog, and thought it might be nice for you to take part twice a month, it certainly will give you more chances of winning our prizes, and for this challenge Donna of http://www.donnasdenofcrafts.co.uk is offering you a Die-Cut Decoupage Book, it will make 8 cards or more.
My DT choice for this challenge is one of Mo Mannings Digi Stamps "Seniors in Love" as it reminds me of myself and my dear hubby, and Im going to give to him as a Valentine Card, just hope he doesnt see it before the 14th. Ive coloured the image which I printed onto white card with my copic pens, then cut it out with my circle Nestabilitie die and used a piece of red card and the Scalloped circle one for the mount, Ive stuck them together with some foam tape. The sentiment is one that I created on my computer and printed it and mounted it in the same was as my image.
The base card is a 8"x 8" white card, and with my first layer Ive used the same red card, and a paper that I took from my "Making Cards" magazine and stuck to it. I then used another of the papers and my deep edge border heart punch Ive created a piece that I have stuck down the centre of this card, on top of this I have stuck a piece of hessian ribbon.
I then stuck my mounted image on top in the centre and my sentiment to the bottom on the right hand side. Ive not put any embellishments on this card as I didnt think it was appropriate for a mans card.

15 comments:

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a sweet Valentine!! I so love that image. When my hubby and I first were married we were always mesmerized by the love of older couples and said that will be us someday, Lord willing. This image reminds me of an older couple walking down the street together hand in hand in total love with each other. Gorgeous card and design!
hugs,
Chris

Poppy said...

lovely card Shirley, makes me go awww.
poppy

Janette said...

Aww,Shirley this is the sweetest card....love it all,it's just fab.x

Jessie said...

Oh Sirley this is just gorgeous, what a perfect valentine's card!

Melodie said...

Hi Shirley,
your card is a dream, and the image is really cool.
Hugs
Melodie

Christine said...

Hi Shirley this is gorgeous, great DPs all put together beautifly... made me smile..I feel as old as this couple NOW..LOL

Hugs Christine xx
ps sent you email..

Kim Piggott said...

Oh such a gorgeous card Shirley!
Beautiful colouring and fabulous design!
hugs
kim x

Kimmi said...

Beautiful card. The image is fab! Those reds together are gorgeous!

Thanks for the heads up on Tabs - she had first refusal and is looking more for the full set rather than drips and drabs.

Kimmi xx

Sadilla said...

So sweet!!! The image is very nice and funny, I love the colours you picked... beautiful!!
hugs
sadia

Anonymous said...

i have been looking for the instructions for exploding birdbox and it says add apex to two outside edges I cant work out exactly what you mean can you explain please
In thought it was just the middle bit of the back outside
thanks Janet

Elborgi said...

Shirley- wow- this card is fantastc
what aret motive wow
hugs
Elma

mueppi said...

What a wonderful card again, Shirley and such a lovely image!!!!!
Have a great week without snow!!
Big hugs hun from the cold germany
Gisela

Stefanie`s Bastelecke said...

Oh, your card is so cute, fantastic colours and the image so gorgeous, great !!!

Hugs
Stefanie

Viv said...

This is SOO adorable Shirley. To me, it's exactly what Valentine's day should be about. True love! It's brilliant.
Hubby will love it I'm sure.
Big hugs
Viv xxx

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Good morning Shirley i am loving this card hunny i am definitely going to have a go at this challenge this week need to search out a suitable image first. Loving your card such a fabulous image hunny from Mo. Thank you for the inspiration as always, hugs Linda x