Monday, 30 August 2010

Cards for Men - Challenge 18 - Long Summer Days

Before I start this post I have an apology to give out, Ive got some sample cards to create for my dear friend Sarah Hallam of, she has a brand new CD coming out on Create and Craft on the 16th September, so Im a bit tied up and not able to post or visit my followers at the moment I do so hope you will forgive me, but Im hoping in the next few days to give you more details of the CD and I will be posting some of the samples for you to see, and hopefully encourage you to watch the program and buy it.
Anyway its another challenge date for Cards for Men and I carnt believe that its 10 months since Donna started these challenges and weve been so lucky to have at least over 30 entrants each time, but here we are at Number 18 and the theme is "Long Summer Days" and this fortnight we are being sponsered by Phindys of
Phindy has generously offered us a prize of $10, and this is what she says about herself :-

 Phindy's Place Digi Stamps is where you can find hundreds of beautifully drawn and detailed images for all your handmade card, scrapbook and paper crafting projects. Digi stamping is a new endeavor for children's book illustrator Philomena O'Neill and she enjoys drawing charming line images for crafters to color and embellish for their own creative efforts. Philomena likes to think of this as a collaboration between two artists. Please stop by at Phindy's Place, you are going to find images you love!

Heres my DT card created for this challenge, its one of Phindys own fabulous digi stamps, I do so hope that you will like it.
I love this little lad fishing with his dad, he looks so sweet and so happy, Ive printed him out onto coated white card and coloured his with my copic pens, after which Ive cut him out with my Nestabilitie die Label No.8 then drawn around the edge of the die to create the mount for it.
The base card is a 7"x 7" white card with a first layer of blue card, and one of three papers from the DCWV card stack "All about Boys", the first one is a striped pattern of several colours, the second is a red base with spots on, this was mounted square on red card but the corners have been punched with the Martha Steward family punch, the third mount is yet another red piece of card but this paper pattern is a check one, this was laid in a diamond shape and my mounted image was then stuck on top in the centre.
To finish of Ive stuck several fishing buttons around the corners, and the sentiment is one that I had in my stash which has been mounted onto a piece of blue card, but around the edge of the sentiment Ive used a red pen.
I do so hope that you will pop over to Cards for Men and see the fabulous and stunning creations that my fellow Design Team members have created for this challenge, and hopefully it will also encourage you to take part as well, with the chance to win this fabulous prize from Phindy.



Beautiful colouring and layout Shirley -love Phindy's images and this one is just perfect for the challenge. You are going to be very busy by the sound of it - good luck with all those demo cards!
Happy BH Monday - hugs, Sylvia xxx

Clare *Littlebear* said...

This is wonderful Shirley. I love the image, beautiful sentiment and great embellishments.
Enjoy making your sample cards!
Clare x

Anonymous said...

such a nice card Shirley!
Hugs Elma

cats whiskers said...

Hi Shirley, no need to apologise dear I know that feeling!!!
Love this card, Men are so hard to make for but this one is perfect
Jacqui xxx

celia said...

Hoi Shirley, jouw excuses zijn zeker niet nodig!!!Ik kom er zelf niet aan toe om bij iedereen een reactie achter te laten...dus ook van mijn kant excuses! ;-)
Je kaarten zijn heel mooi geworden zoals altijd natuurlijk! ;-)
Heel veel liefs, Celia.

Christine said...

Hi Shirley gorgeous creation the image is so summery great colouring..fab for men cards hope the demos go well...take care...

smiles Christine xx

Alison said...

You're right, he is such a cutie and the sentiment is just perfect. Love all those little fishing embellishments.
Hugs, Alison x

Sadilla said...

Hi Shirley,
very pretty card, perfect for a man... I love the colours you picked!

Riet said...

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

Hugs Riet.xx

issy said...

fabulous Shirley, I think this image is just great for a mans card, and youve done him proud.


Mandy said...

Another fabulous card Shirley, your colouring is beautiful as always and the buttons are just perfect
love and hugs Mandy xx

Elaine said...

Fab card Shirley.
I wish I could make mens cards half as well as you do!
I shall look forward to seeing what you've been up to when you can showcase the new samples.
Love Elaine xx

sallysbitz said...

Excellent card, just love this image, you have coloured it so well. Your choice of colours work so well and just love those embellishments xx

Josephine said...

That's a lovely card - I especially like the way the pearlescent card shimmers - it sets the image off perfectly.

Melodie said...

Wow, Shirley, such a beautiful card.

Mandy said...

Hi Shirley,
This is such a lovely card...Gorgeous colouring and papers...Can't wait to see the samples your working on....
Mandy xx

Rainmac said...

Such a beautiful card Shirley, love love love the image and your colouring is fab xxx

Cami said...

Beautiful card Shirley and your coloring is always so lovely. The corner punch, your fishing details all add up to a great masculine card. I really do struggle with these but you do it with ease and perfection! Hugs, Cami

Lisa said...

Hi Shirley, This is a fab male card! I love the image and all the fishing themed embellies are perfect.

Lisa x

chris said...

Hi Shirley I think you are just the best at male cards, this one is fabulous. hugs chris xx

Jules said...

Hi Shirley

What a brilliant card you have made here.

It would be really special for a child to give to their Father or the Father to his child .. .. and the sentiments is just wonderful .. .. I love it!!

Looking forward to seeing what you do with Sarah's CD.

Have fun!!

Love Jules xx

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

i LOVE that plaid paper and i have never seen that corner punch! it's fabulous!!!! the whole card is gorgeous!!!

hugs :)

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Shirley I am so loving this card, but then I always adore your work, those papers are gorgeous and I love that image which you have coloured beautifully a brilliant male card. I am going back to SKY so I will be able to watch C&C again whoopee lol.
Lorraine x

mueppi said...

Good morning Shirley
your card and this image are so beautiful and I love your colouring! it`s so fantastic!
Have a great day hun!
Hugs Gisela