Thursday, 1 July 2010

One Card for Two Challenges - Just Magnolia and Cute Card Thursday

Good Morning Ladies well its certainly cooler today and we are expecting some rain later on so lets hope it does come as my poor garden is really dry and the grass is very brown.
Anyway todays card is to be entered into two challenges, Mo's "Fabric" and Cute Card Thursday's "Lets get Fruity" and Ive also decided that Im going to use it as a thank you card to send to my daughters ex-partner who gave me a beautiful basket of Bizzie Lizzies when we were on holiday in Scotland last week, when I received it I wasnt sure I would get it back home in one piece but like a Triffid its grown enormous and is quite spectacular.
The image Ive used is "Fat Man growing Tomatoes" so I think it covers the Fruit title, and as this friend of my daughter is a nurseryman its ideal for my card, though I must say hes not fat hes a runner and not a bad looking chap. Anyway Ive printed him onto a piece of card and coloured it with my copic pens, after which Ive cut it out with my rotatrim and mounted it onto a piece of a green card. The sentiment is the Hero Arts one again and Ive stamped and cut it out with my circle nestabilitie dies.
The base card is a 7"x 7" white card with a first layer of green card and one of three papers from the Nitwit downloads, a patchwork pattern is the first pattern Ive used and for my second one Ive used a check pattern and the third is a orange leaf pattern around which Ive stuck a piece of the raffia ribbon strip, to cover the Fabric challenge from Mo. These were then layered up as shown and the mounted image was stuck in the centre with the sentiment at the bottom on the right.
To finish of Ive found a material flower and stuck it at the top on the right hand side.
This card is to be entered into the following challenges:-


Anonymous said...

the image look like my neighbour he every day look at his plants!!!!

Babs said...

your card is very colourful Shirley,the image is great, coloured to perfection. Fab
Babs x

Rach said...

a fabulous card Shirley, loving the image and your fabby colouring..xx


Hi Shirley - great image, beautifully coloured as always! It's so nice to find a perfect image for a man's card too.
Love and hugs, Sylvia xxxx

Janette said...

Fab card and the image is perfect Shirley,how nice of your Daughters ex;

Crafty Chris said...

Hi Shirley
what a fantastic male card love the image and the papers.
Christine x

Sue said...

Hi Shirley
a fabby card hun, fantastic colouring as always, oh im in me van this weekend so the sun will hide! lol, sue,x

Hope Jacare said...

Great card Shirley - I love these male images by Mo - perfect! Your colours are gorgeous - just brill! Cheers Claire x

Jules said...

Hi Shirley

I get to catch up at last!!

You have made some gorgeous things since I was here last and this images is great. Perfect for so many of our gardening gents!

My lawns are pretty brown too (except for the little clover flowers that keep rearing their little heads!!). We are promised a good bit of rain overnight here so we shall see!

Hope you are well.

Love Jules xx

Josephine said...

I love that coral-pink and green mixture. (At least that's how it looks on my screen.) Absolutely gorgeous, and such a great image too.

Arina said...



Elaine said...

Super card Shirley.
I love this guy, he's coloured perfectly. Great choice of papers.
Love Elaine xx

Kim Dellow said...

Fabulous card Shirley! Lovely colours, those papers are beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday. Kim

chris said...

Hi Shirley you always pull such great mens cards out of the bag, I am rubbish at them they always end up looking grungy and dirty,
stunning work love chris xx

Mandy said...

Fabulous card Shirley, great image and beautifully coloured as always.
Thanks for the tip about updating
love and hugs Mandy xx

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Beautiful card Shirley!! love your fab coloring on the fun image!! Mo has the best male images.

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh i love this card. my neighbor gave us several tomato plants and everyone around us has plants 3 feet high. we're lucky our's is 3 inches!!!! but we KNOW the neighbors will share the tomatoes with uS. they always do!!!!

hugs :)

Melodie said...

Fantastic card with the funny image, dear Shirley.

Sadilla said...

Hi Dera
I like your card, you picked very "happy" colours... nice paper, and great colouring...

brenda said...

Hi Shirely

What a fabolous image, absolutely great for male cards. Could be my Dad.

Sorry it's been so long, only just beginning to feel up to it again.

B x

Elaine L. said...

This is a great card! I love the papers you've used. Thanks for joining us in Mo's Challenge this week.

coldwaters2 said...

Shirley this is just fabulous what a brilliant card for a man I love your colours and design and that image is great...I have this one and have used it for a birthday card but won't be shown on my blog.
Lorraine x

Cathy said...

Shirley, Your Big Guy card is wonderful. Love the colors and the dp you chose. Thanks for playing the Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge.

The Wired Angel said...

Great crd Ms. Shirley! A lovely creation. Thanks for playing along with us at Mo's challenge this week. Peggy x

Annie said...

a fabulous card! thanks for joining us at CCT.
hugs, annie x