Monday, 5 December 2011

Cards for Men "Pairs Challenge" and "Blog Hop"

Another year has whizzed by and Cards for Men has now been running for two years and to celebrate we have a blog hop running as well as the usual Challenge. The theme for the usual Challenge is the number "2" interpret it how you will, two cards, two images, pairs, twinsets (card and gift) etc. We'll draw a random winner and top 3 as usual. You can get all the details and lots of ideas from the Design Team over at the Challenge Blog. And here is what I have made.

For my cards I have used this "TeddyBo in Santa's Hat" image and created two cards as my pair, both of them have been coloured with my Copic and Tria pens, and then cut out with the Nestabilitie Die Labels No.16 to cut it out and for its mount Ive used the Ornament die and run it through the my cuttlebug with a ornament embossing folder.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card with a first mount of blue for the blue card and red for the other one, and then Ive used the Papermania "Christmas Joy" paper pad in the two colours and have used three layers the second one has a strip down the card with the Martha Steward Parcel border punch used on it and the third mount is a plain colour with a pattern of ornaments on it. The mounted image was then positioned in the centre and I have then  wrapped two coloured ribbons at the bottom around the cards which have sentiments on them.

Also, we are having an Anniversary Blog Hop. You can get the full list of blogs over at Cards for Men. If you arrived here from "Patricia's" then you're on the right track. If not, hop over to Cards for Men to start at the beginning.

At each stop there'll be a word to collect and a candy draw. I've got 5 Images  from Karens Doodles to give away.

And here is what Karen says about her company:-

Karen Johnson has beendrawing all of her life. She has worked on the feature film, “Ferngully The Last Rainforest” and has created animations for Disney, Fisher Price and Mattel. She has illustrated several children’s books and is currently teaching animation at a college in Wisconsin. She started Karen’s Doodles so she could share her whimsical drawings with crafters from around the world.

To be in with a chance of winning this prize you just need to leave a comment at the end of this post. A random winner will be drawn on 19 December 2011.

Each stop will have a word which you should collect to make a festive phrase. My word is "Greetings". At the end of the blog hop you should have 9 words, work out the phrase and leave it in the comments back at Cards for Men. The blog hop will run until midnight on 18 December 2010 and a winner will be chosen on 19 December 2011.

Your next stop is "Donna". If you lose your way you can go back to Cards for Men to get the full list. Good luck everyone.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://www.comeandgetitchallenges.blogspot.com/
http://www.gingerloftchallenge.blogspot.com/
http://herecometheboysblogchallenge.blogspot.com/
http://sparklesforumchallenges.blogspot.com/
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/
http://sendasmile4kidschallenge.blogspot.com/

39 comments:

Riet said...

So gorgeous cards Shirley,I love the images and your papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Melodie said...

Hi Shirley, both cards are so gorgeous, and the images are so cute.
Great compliment for you.
Hugs
Melodie

McCrafty's Cards said...

Both cards are Gorgeous Shirley, I like the design, it look great in both colour combos.
Kevin xx

Hazel said...

Super cards - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 49 - hope to see you again soon. x

Elborgi said...

so sweet are your cards! Yes- was comminmg today the first snow- dont need it!!
Thanks god- now the baby sleeps hope 2 hours!
Hugs
Elma

Berit said...

Hei !
Ohh so sweet images <3
And the cards are so gorgeous.

Hugs Berit

mags said...

Super cards. Love the image you have used.
Mags
x

Crafty Chris said...

Both gorgeous Shirley luv the design and Teddy Bo is fab.
Chris x

Doreen said...

Two fabulous card Shirley.xxx

Debbie said...

These cards are so cute!! Love that teddy bear image!! Looks like a sleep kid on Christmas morning! :)

http://debbiesdashofthisandthat.blogspot.com/

heidy said...

Wow Shirley,those are both gorgeous!
Hugs Heidy

Wishcraft said...

Gorgeous cards Shirley, love the sweet image you've used :o) Lisa x

Nikki Byrne said...

Hee heee! These are fab!!! Thank you for sharing it with us at gingerloft this time. Good luck, hugs

Nikki DT

scrapqueen141 said...

Your cards are so cute!
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Patricia St Martin said...

Great job!!! Love your cards... The bears are so cute with the ornaments. Love your paper. Great coloring.
Hugs.

Karen Hasheck said...

Shirley-
Fun winter cards for kids! Love the image and special touches! Thanks for sharing them with us at Send a Smile 4 Kids and Happy Holidays!

Sue said...

Hi hun
two gorgeous cards, super cute images, lovely papers & design, sue,x

Bonnie said...

your cards are wonderful, the shading on both bears is terrific

Marianne's Craftroom said...

These are so cute. Lovely to see the same image in two different colours. Marianne x

Sarah said...

Awwww, Shirley these are gorgeous, love the image xxx

Mari said...

So sweet cards! Lovely images :)

Marie-Louise said...

Marvellous crds. Love the images.

Lorraine said...

Adorable! Love those bear images and your coloring of them!

Wifey Cookie said...

Fab cards! :)

Hopping by,
Jenny
http://cookieadventures.blogspot.com/

Mandy said...

Two beautiful cards Shirley,I love seeing them in two different colours..Teddy bo is adorable...Fabulous work as always...Hope your all well????
Mandy x

* Shaz * said...

Fabulous cards!

Thank you for sharing with us at Sparkles for our "One you love at Christmas" challenge

Hope you will join us again, good luck in the draw x

debby4000 said...

Wonderful cards Shirley, adorable image and love different colourways.
luv
Debby

Mary J said...

What fab cards, I love them!!

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Shirley these are terrific two beautiful designs and images, ACE work.
hugs
Lorraine x

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

Wow Shirley that card is absolutely stunning .......

Hugs
Judith

Nasir said...

The paper and the images are awesome.

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Mynnette said...

Two fabulous cards! :) I really love your layout--and the repeated stamped sentiment!!! :) Excited to find this challenge! :)

Woo said...

Adorable! A really lovely card! Thank you for playing at Here Come The Boys! Woo x

Tracey said...

Two wonderful cards, I love that gorgeous teddy bear image. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Sparkles Forum. I hope to see you there again soon.

Tracey
x

Dora said...

These are gorgeous, love the colours you have used and such a sweet image.. I am really enjoying this hop, so many inspirational cards. Thanks xxx

Simone said...

Happy Anniversary!!! You have made two gorgeous cards! So cute!
Simone

Rose said...

Awww, Shirley . . . your TeddyBos in Santa's Hat images look adorable on these sweet cards. ~ Rose

Laura said...

I really love the way you colour your images. You've got me side tracked with your blog and great cards-lol. Thanks for sharing you cards :)

Dilsaver Designs said...

Both cards are just adorable, I love your fun colors with your wonderfully colored images! Thanks so much for sharing it with us @ SAS 4 Kids and I wish you the best of holidays :)