Monday 21 June 2010

Cards for Men - Challenge Thirteen - A Sketch by Meljen

Well here we are girls at Challenge Thirteen, and our last challenge was a outstanding success and Ive got a feeling that is one is also going to be one as well, as we have a really popular digi stamp designer sponsering us this time Melissa Jenkins of "Meljen's Designs", and guess what we are being offered 4 digi stamps as a prize, who wouldnt be thrilled to receive them to play with.

Heres what Nicole (DT Co-ordinator) says about our sponser:-

Meljen's Designs ( is a digital stamp company owned and illustrated by Melissa Jenkins. She illustrates whimsical, fun digital images inspired by her kids and family. The Meljen's Designs store officially launched on April 1 and it is steadily growing. The new store offers instant downloads, organized categories, and a search feature. We have new releases along with a new challenge every Thursday, freebies every Mondays and a monthly Guest Designer at the Meljen's Designs Blog ( Please visit the store to find more of Melissa's wonderful images!

and they have given us a Sketch to use this time:-
Im sure you will have as much fun as I did creating a card for it, heres mine :-

Ive used this gorgeous image from Meljen Designs this little lad pulling his cart I printed it onto white card and coloured it with my copic pens and  promarkers, as the red is a lot richer. I then cut it out with my square Nestabilitie die but at you can see I used it as a diamond, I also used a scalloped die cut in the same way. The sentiment is one from my stash that just fitted inside the star Nestabilitie die, and Ive also cut a mount for it in the same way.
The base card is a 7"x 7" white card with a first layer of beige card and one of two papers from the Papermania Masculine paper pack, this first paper is an all over retro circle pattern, for the second layer Ive used a piece of the same beige card and run it through my cuttlebug with the star embossing folder, and around this I have but a brown strip of grosgrain ribbon and attached it to the back before sticking it across the bottom of my card. The last mount is another piece of the same beige card but this time Ive used a blue spotted paper, this was stuck down the right side and three star buttons were attached by glue.
On top of this I have stuck my mounted image with the star at the top on the left hand side.
As you know Im away at the moment and I do so hope you will pop across to Cards for Men and see my fellow DT members fabulous cards and also take part in this challenge, Im so sure you will thoroughly enjoy doing so.


Jessie said...

This is so cool Shirley! Hugs, Jessie

Unknown said...

Shirley this is lovely, great sketch too!!
Angela x

Mandy said...

Hi Shirley,
Great the star and the image is sweet...Great sketrch as well...
Mandy xx

Christa said...

great card shirley hugs christa

PinksyDoodles said...

Hi Shirley,
Your card is delightful! What a fab sketch.
Clare x

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Shirley,i love your image and your papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Christine said...

Hi Shirley def got the Aww factor cute image fab colours gorgeous creation love it.

luv n hugs Christine xx

brenda said...

Hi Shirley

What a fabulous image, really different and so useful.

Hope you are well.

B x

Anonymous said...

such nice card ! Hope aou are ok?

Spyder said...

This is lovely Shirley, love how you've done the sketch. Cute image

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Elaine said...

Fab card Shirley. This is such a lovely and fun image.Love the papers and a great sketch.
Hugs Elaine xx

coldwaters2 said...

Oh wow Shirley this is fabulous beautiful papers and colours that image is great I love it. By the way you were chosen as the winner on my blog for a Chi Chi Memories stamp tell you more about it when you are back.
Lorraine x

Melodie said...

Hi Shirley, this is so cool with great papers and colours.

Patricia St Martin said...

Wonderful card. Just love it. Hope you are having a nice Holiday. We all miss you.

Unknown said...

Shirley your card is was so good meeting you and Ian today i hope you got back through to edinburgh ok i really can't thank you enough for all the goodies you brought me they are and hugs Nikki xxxxx


A really cute card Shirley, with a fabulous layout and colour scheme. Thanks for sharing the info. about the digi site - I will be taking a peek at that tonight!
Hope you're well - love and hugs, Sylvia xxxx

Jules said...

Hi Shirley

Great card. Love your paper choices and that cute image.

I hope all went ok whilst you were away - I thought of you.

Love Jules xx

Donnas Den said...

Love this card, Shirley and Mr Linkey worked perfectly for you. Hope you've had a nice holiday.

Donna x

Janette said...

Hi Shirley,Oh fab card and I just Love that image,so

Claire Phillips said...

Great card Shirley - super fun image and fab papers. Hope you are enjoying your break! Cheers Claire x

issy said...

Hi Shirley, This is fabulous..
Glad you had a good holiday.