Monday, 2 August 2010

Cards For Men - Challenge Sixteen - "Adventures"

Before I start my post I want to explain that Im having to schedule this in advance as Ive got two of my grandchildren staying with me at the moment and Im unable to get near my computer to write this. Anyway this is Challenge Sixteen and this one is titled "Adventures" its amazing at how brilliant you ladies are, the creations you come up with are quite stunning and I know that our Team Leader Donna and the rest of the team are blown away with your cards.
Anyway this fortnights challenge is being sponsered by Squiggle Stamps and they are kindly offering 5 digi stamps as a prize, I do so hope that you will take part and you may be the lucky winner who receives them.

These are the fabulous stamps that Tracy is offering, arent the stunning? And now this is what she says about her company Squiggle Stamps:-

Squiggle Stamps carry a unique range of cute, quirky and whimsical stamps designed by a talented team of illustrators. Our images are available as both Rubber and Digital Stamps with new designs added regularly. We are lucky to have a wonderful Design Team and you can see all their fabulous creations and take part in monthly prize challenges on the blog at

The Design Team were lucky to have been given a fabulous image to play with, this challenge is all about adventures, either going on holiday or even playing a game which most little ones love to do, and mine is no different Ive created a little lad playing Spacemen and hes with his best friend, his dog.

Ive printed him onto white card before colouring him with both my copic and promarker pens, then cut him out with my square Nestabilitie dies, the sentiment is one that I bought a little while ago its a mixture of things to do with space and robots and felt it was exactly right for this card, its a mixture of several different phrases mounted together. Before mounting both of these onto the green card Ive used a pale green inkpad around the edges.
The base card is a 7"x 7" white card with a first layer of Green card and one of three papers from the "All about Boys" stack by DCWV, this one is a space set, and the first paper is a yellow one with stars, planets rockets and even spacemen on it, the second mount is a piece of red card and a red, blue, green and yellow plaid and the third a circle pattern with a glitter dot in the centres this was also mounted onto a piece of yellow card and stuck across the card at the bottom. My mounted image was then positioned in the centre and my sentiment at the bottom on the right. To finish of Ive stuck three buttons down the right hand side a spaceship and two stars.
I do so hope that you will pop over to the and see the rest of the Design Teams fabulous work, as Im sure they will inspire you to create something for this challenge.


Arina said...

hi shirley it is a long time ago that i visite your blog.
soory for that. but i had a big problem with my blog....

but your card is looking very pretty.
i love the stamp.
hugs from arina

Janette said...

Fab card Shirley and the images are cute...had to laugh to myself about your Grandchildren and the pc...oh I so know that feeling....hope your having a brilliant...if not exhausting time with them...take

Babs said...

this is such a fun card Shirley, and those little characters look like there having fun, its adorable

Babs x

Rainmac said...

This is such a gorgeous card Shirley, your colouring is beautiful, such a fun image x

Alison said...

Great card Shirley- this image is such a fun one and I love the way you have put it all together.
Hugs, Alison x

Claireabelle said...

Great card Shirley, that image is sooo cute!!! Have fun with your grandchildren

Christine said...

Hi Shilrey stunning creation, great papers fab male theme card..hope your enjoying the G/children, they look as if there having a fun time.

Hugs Christine xx

chris said...

Hi Shirley such a beauty, its so gorgeous. hugs chris xx

craftycrafter said...

another great card Shirley the image is fun you have put it together beautifully love Dorothy

Elaine said...

Fab card Shirley, love the image!
Hope those two little angels aren't wearing you out!
Love Elaine xx

Melodie said...

Fantastic, the image is so cool and the papers very beautiful.

Jules said...

Hi Shirley

Hope you are ok and not worn out by all the activity of the last few days!!!

Love your card and that great image. It made me smile.

Great layout and papers too.

Love Jules xx

Lisa said...

Hi Shirley, Wow this is a great boy's card! I love the cute image and the papers and layout are fab.

Lisa x

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Swaantje said...

Fabulous card Shirley, its stunning. The little stamp is cute.
Many Greetings