Friday 1 January 2010

Cards For Men - Challenge Two - "New"

Happy New Year to you all, I hope youve had a Wonderful Christmas, mine was really lovely, I spent the day with my daughter and her four children, and its was really lovely and she cooked a really splendid meal.
Now for our Second Challenge here at Cards for Men, this one has to include anything to do with "New", new baby, new job, new beginings, new house, new car, anything you can possibly think of, but it must be for a man or a boy, anything masculine in fact.
My Design Team card is for New Year, and I was so lucky with my papers they were in the Creative Cardmaker magazine, and so Ive used two of the designs for this card, the stamped image is one of the Whiff of Joy stamps, this is Charlie and Ive stamped him onto white card and coloured him with my copic pens, after which I have cut him out with my large circle Nestabilitie die, and used the large Inverted Scalloped die for the mount. The sentiment was one of my stash stamps but this also has been mounted onto a piece of blue pearlescent card that Ive used all through making this card.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card, and for my first layer Ive used a piece of blue pearlescent card, and the first of my papers, this has a firework pattern on, and then on top of this I have used a second pattern, this has the Auld Lang Syne song on, this I have also layered up onto a piece of the same blue card, and positioned it at a angle, and then on top Ive stuck my stamped mounted image.
To finish of Ive popped my sentiment at the bottom on the right, and stamped a small cheers stamped image at the top also mounted on a piece of scrap blue card. The last thing Ive done is used my gloss accents on the bubbles and the drink just to give it more glitz.
I sincerely hope that you will take part again in this second Challenge as I really enjoyed visiting all your wonderful creations, if you click on the link it will give you all the details and conditions of taking part.
Donna has also said that as she has had over 2000 hits on her Shop Blog she will be giving away some daily blogcandy, its worth a visit to see what she has on offer for you.
Im also going to enter this card for the Stampin for the Weekend Challenge which is also running the theme "New".


Donnas Den said...


Your card is fab. The details are so well thought out. I'm sure it'll be a great inspiration.

Donna xx

Mandy said...

Happy New Year Shirley, I hope it's a good one for you.
Gorgeous card, love the colours and the sweet image
hugs Mandy xx

Anonymous said...

Shirley- hope you started the new year well! All the best for you and your family
Your card is fab- hope to see more next!

cats whiskers said...

Oh wow dear this is fabulous what great image and colours just perfect
thanks for your friendship this year and a very Happy 2010
Hugs Jacqui x

Christine said...

Hi Shirley Happy New Year & this card is gorgeous so difficult to make mens cards but you have this just right love it all.

Hugs Christine xx

Melodie said...

Wow, Shirley,
a super card. The little guy is so cute, and I love your sentiment very good.

brenda said...

Morning Shirly

Happy New Year to you as well. hope it's full of crafty inspirartion.

Lovely male card, always a tricky one for us.

B x

Janette said...

Hi Shirley,Gorgeous card and love the image.....glad you enjoyed Christmas with the family,me to....just wanted to wish you and yours the very best for the year ahead,hugs Janette.x

dolcreations said...

It is so hard to make masculine cards...but this one I love!
I am so glad to hear you had a wonderful New Years! Can't wait to see all your creations for 2010!

Riet said...

So beautiful card Shirley,i love your image and papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Nancy said...

Happy New Year, Shirley:O) Your card is brilliant. Love the gorgeous papers and great layout. The WOJ image is so cute.
Thank you for joining us at Stampin' for the Weekend, good luck!

Tracey said...

This is a great card Shirley :)

Thanks for joining SFTW's first challenge of 2010.


Mummylade said...

Fantastic colouring. Thank you for joining SFTW this week.

Lisa said...

Gorgeous card! I love the papers and such a fab image.

Lisa x

Gunn (Merete) said...

Happy New Year to you too. This card is so great. Love the fact that it is a card for a boy.
Thanks for joining us at SFTW for this challenge.
Gunn :-D

Tammy said...

Fantastic card Shirley!! That image is so cute and I love all the blue! Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog!

LilyPuss Cards said...

Fab card..thank you for joining us at SFTW..