Monday, 6 June 2011

Cards for Men - Challenge Twelve - "Black and Blue"

Good Morning Everyone hope youve had a lovely weekend and well another two weeks have flown by and weve now reached our Twelfth Challenge for Cards for Men and this week its my fellow DT member Wenche's turn to pick a theme and she has chosen "Black and Blue" and we are being sponsered by a brand new sponser company Heartsong Designs
And they are offering us a fabulous prize of 3 digi stamps and this is what they say about themselves:-

Heart Song Designs offers hand drawn digital stamp images perfect for all your papercrafting needs. We offer a variety of images from elegant to super cute. Come visit us at www.heartsongdesignsshop.com and find digis that make your heart sing.

And we were lucky enough to be given several images to play with and this is my card for the Challenge.
And I chose to use this Air Balloon for my card and have printed it onto white card then used my copic and tria pens to colour it, I then used my circle Nestabilitie Die to cut it out and then used the crown circle die for the mount. The sentiment are the words from the very popular "Up, up and away" song from the 70s and Ive printed it onto white card and then mounted it onto blue pearlescent card.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card and Ive have used several papers from my stash, the first one is a blue background with white diamonds on, then on top is a blue and black stripe and the third is a black background with white spots, and the last mount is a square with a star paper pattern on.
The mounted image was then positioned in the centre with the sentiment at the bottom on the right hand side. To finish of I have stuck three buttons with bakers twine threaded through the holes that has been knotted, arranged down the left hand side.
Now that youve seen my card I do hope that you will pop across to Cards for Men Challenge Blogspot and see what the rest of the design team has created for your inspiration and I do hope you will then decide to take part in it.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://www.comeandgetitchallenges.blogspot.com/
http://corrosivechallengesbyjanet.blogspot.com/
http://creativeinspirationschallenge.blogspot.com/
http://www.craftyhoschallenge.blogspot.com/
http://www.creativeinspirationspaint.blogspot.com/
http://herecometheboysblogchallenge.blogspot.com/
http://sentimentalsundays.blogspot.com/
http://sparklesforumchallenges.blogspot.com/

36 comments:

celia said...

Hoi Shirley, het is weer lang geleden dat ik een reactie voor je schreef, ik zie je kaartjes in google-reader en vind ze stuk voor stuk kunstwerkjes! Echt prachtig hoe je het doet!!!!
Heel veel liefs,Celia.

Kitty said...

This is gorgeous hun...love the different blue tone buttons at the side!

Kitty xx

Mandy said...

Hi Shirley,
fabulous card...Great colouring and layout...Your sentiment is great as well.....
Mandy x

patriziawithaz said...

Morning Shirley. Smashing card ! I love the blues with the black and the sentiment is fab x I'm having a bit of a rest so might not be back much for a couple of weeks x Hugs x

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Shirley.xxx

Janette said...

Gorgeous card Shirley, really looks like that balloon is in flight, love the blue,looks fab.xx

Alison said...

I love the sentiment and those buttons work really well. Fab card!
Hugs, Alison x

Kerrie said...

What a great males card, wonderful image, paper and colours.

Sarah said...

Love this card Shirley, beautiful details and colouring and I can't believe you used the lyrics for Up, Up and Away and I used the song title on our DT cards! x

heidy said...

Oh this is simply beautiful Shirley!
Hugs heidy

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great card, the image is fab! Just love your colouring!

Thank you for sharing with us at SFC this week, good luck!
hugs shell xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Fabulous card Shirley, I like the image and the design.
Kevin xx

Josephine said...

This is truly lovely, Shirley! I love the image, and the black provides the perfect contrast to those pale, sky blues.

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Shirley.

Hugs Riet.xx

Pops x said...

Hi sweetie, this is gorgeous i do love this image, the colours are gorgeous, hugs pops x

Wendy (Woo to friends!) said...

A really gorgeous card! Love the layout you've used & the image. Thanks for joining in at HCTB's Woo x

Elborgi said...

great how you decorate this card!!!!!
Hugs
elma

Leslie McGhee said...

Very nice card...the balloon is very cute. Thanks for playing at thr Come and Get it Challenge Blog.

Donnas Den said...

Beautiful card, Shirley. Love it!

Donna x

Wishcraft said...

Fab card Shirley. Love the balloon image :o) Lisa x

coldwaters2 said...

This is one super card Shirley love that image and the colour combo a great design I love it.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Shell~AK Stamper said...

Great use of the Blues and Black DP.... wonderfully done!

Thanks for joining us this week at Come and Get It Challenges.

Shell~Alaska♥
CGI~DT

Crafting Gill said...

Lovley card love the image thanks for joining us at SFC good lucl
Gill xx

Melodie said...

Great colour combo, dear Shirley. You have made again a wonderful card.
Hugs
Melodie

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous card Shirley.
luv
Debby

papertrails leaver said...

what a fabulous card! Love the balloon image! Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays for our inspired by a song challenge.

Imke said...

Gorgeous card. Like the balloons and the colors. Thanks for playing along at The Corrosive Challenge Blog.

Daisychain said...

A great male card, thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations, hope to see you again next time. Good luck! Hugs Christine x

Kianel said...

Beautiful craetion!
Thanks for playing with us at Creative Inspirations paints this week!
Love from France, Kianel.

ElenaB. said...

stunning!!

Julie Temple said...

So neat...great job with the coloring! Thank you for joining us this week at Come and Get It Challenges!
Julie

Tracey said...

Gorgeous card Shirley :)
Thanks for sharing it with Sentimental Sundays & Good Luck!
Hugs
Tracey
x

Tenny Kusuma said...

Beautiful Card...and love your coloring. Thanks for playing along with Sentimental Sundays.

Sharon said...

What a great card, love that image.
Thanks for joining us at Here Come The Boys, hope to see you again next time.
Hugs Sharon x

Jenni said...

Great work, love the balloon image. Thanks so much for joining in with the challenge at Creative Inspirations this week.
Jenni x

coldwaters2 said...

Hiya Shirley I am back again to thank you for sharing this fabulous card with us at Creative Inspirations.
Hugs
Lorraine x