Wednesday, 14 March 2012

The Paper Shelters 55th Challenge - "For the Boys"

Good Morning Everyone, I hope that you have been enjoying the mild weather weve been having lately, the weekend in Gloucestershire was gorgeous as we even got to leave the backdoor open for a few hours during the day, lets hope its the start of a nice summer. Anyway back to this weeks Challenge over on The Paper Shelter Blogspot and this week we want to see your cards "For the Boys" Im sure you all have to make cards for the menfolk in your life so this shouldnt be to hard for you to deal with.
As always our sponsers are the fabulous, talented and generous Veronica and Pedro of The Paper Shelter and they are offering your a prize of
and of course there is a slight catch, to win the whole amount you need to use one of their images on your card, but dont dispair even if you dont they will still offer you three images of your own choice.
And now back to my card for this Challenge.
And for my card Ive used "Little Cowboy" for my image and your will find him here, Ive printed him onto white card then used my copic and tria pens to colour him, afterwards I cut him out with Nestabilitie Label Die No.1 and the larger one for the mount out of dark blue card. The sentiment is one I generated on my computer and printed it out and then used the star die to cut this out, and mounted it in the same way as the image.
The card is a 6"x 6" white card with a first mount of dark blue card and for my papers I have used "Little Cowboy" digi set and you will find them here, the first paper is a beige background with swirls on and for the second is a star paper which I have cut shorter than the mount and then used a star border punch down the one edge and layered it up on top of the first paper.
The image was then positioned towards the top left and with sentiment below on the right, to finish of I have used a couple more stars in corresponding colours and the final flourish is the cowboy hat charm thats been stuck to the top star.
Now that youve seen my card please do go and visit what the rest of my very talented "A" Team have or you over on The Paper Shelter Blogspot, and perhaps it will inspire you to take part in this weeks "For the Boys" Challenge.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-

24 comments:

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Hi Shirley - an adorable card with beautiful colouring. Love that cute Cowboy and the stars - perfect for those "difficult to make for" males!
Hope you're having a happy week - Hugs, Sylvia xxxx

Elborgi said...

Little boys will love it!
Hugs
Elma

Doreen said...

This is just fabulous Shirley.xxx

Kathleen said...

Hi Shirley, gorgeous card he his soooo cute, I almost used him but changed my mind at the last minute. Fab papers too
Hugs
Kat xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Brilliant card Shirley, this is one of my fav paper shelter images and I like all the stars.
Kevin xx

brenda said...

Super card for a lad Shirley and such a cute image which as always is coloured beautifully.

B x

Sarah said...

Love this cute lil chap Shirley, he is so cute x

heidy said...

Oh Shirley this is so cute ,love it!!
Hugs Heidy

Riet said...

So beautiful card Shirley,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

CraftyC said...

So cute Shirley, perfect card for a little'un!!
Clairexx

Rosietoes said...

Adorable card Shirley. that is the coolest image!

Edna x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Aw, what a cutie and love the colours.

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Shirley this is one FAB card that image makes me smile and the design is super, loving those stars.
hugs
Lorraine x

Mandy said...

Aww I love the little cowboy Shirley he's so cute...Great design again the stars are fabulous....Hope your all keeping well????...
Mandy x

Pinkllilac said...

This is so cute Shirley and so love the image, great colouring.
Hugs Linda

Donna said...

Fabulous card Shirley, he is a little darling, isn't he, great papers too for him. Perfect card for a boy.
hugs
Donna xx

Anonymous said...

Love love love your little cowboy! super card!
(hugs lyn)

Sue said...

Hi ya hun
an adorable card, super cute image, fab colouring, great papers & design, have lovely weekend, sue,x

Debs said...

Great card Shirley, just love that image and you've coloured him beautifully.
Hugs Debs

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Very sweet, thanks for sharing!
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mueppi said...

This is so cute hun and so love the image!
Hugs Gisela

Janette said...

Hi Shirley,This is such a cute little card,so cute....hope your well.xx

Mandy said...

Just dropping by to say hello Shirley,hope your all ok???...
Mandy x

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

Hello Shirley ……. This is a Beautiful card…… and i love the colour combo.....

Hugs
Judith