Monday, 22 November 2010

Cards for Men - Challenge 24 "Happy Christmas"

Well weve nearly managed to achieve our first aniversary, and weve got something very special for that celebration but I mustnt let the secret out so you will have to come back in a fortnights time to discover exactly whats happening. I do want to thank all those that who regularly take part in our challenges and sincerely hope that you will keep coming back, we had over a 100 entrants again this time and it really does bring us a lot of joy to visit and leave comments on your fabulous work.
Anyway for this Challenge we are being sponsered by the lovely Nikki of "Bunny Zoe Crafts" and she is offering a prize of a £10. gift token to spent in her shop.
And this is what Nikki has to say about herself :-
Bunny Zoe's Crafts is a family run online Craft store who ships worldwide. We provide friendly and efficient customer service, with quick processing and dispatch of orders. We sell a great range of Rubber Stamps from around the world, Digital Images, Personalised Stamps, Designer Papers, Stamping Essentials, Copic Ciao's, Distress Inks, Dies, Flowers, Ribbons & Lace, Buttons. Charms, Flat back Pearls and many, many fabulous card making goodies.
And this is my DT card for this Challenge, you will find that Nikki has a very wide selection of Magnolia and other company stamps on offer.

And Ive used this fabulous Christmas Edwin for my card and Ive masked him before stamping the candystick underneath him, Ive then coloured him with my copic pens before cutting him out with my square Nestabilitie and mounted him on one of the new Lacey Square from Spellbinders.
The base card is a 7"x 7" square card made into a easel one, Ive used one of Donna's Bearlymine Designs from the "Christmas Wonderland" set of papers and printed two sheets of this candycane pattern one for the front of the card and one for the inside.
Ive then stuck this to a red mount and wrapped a red holly ribbon around the middle before placing my mounted image in the middle, I have done exactly the same with the inside though its not possible to see the ribbon but I assure you its there, and I then stamped one of the new LOV seal stamps, this was also mounted on a scalloped circle for its mount and positioned at the bottom on the right hand side as a means of keeping the card open.
I do so hope that your will take part in the challenge and do please pop across to our Challenge blog and look at the fabulous cards that my very talented fellow Design Team Members have created for you.
This card is to be entered in the following challenges:-


brenda said...

Morning Shirley

What a super traditional looking Christmas card and as it's an easel as well, right up my street.

Well done on your anniversary, hope to join in.

B x

Clare *Littlebear* said...

Super card Shirley. I love all those candy canes.
Clare x

Mandy said...

Hi Shirley,
Great card...Love Edwin and the candy canes are fab...Looking forward to our
Mandy xx

Crafty Chris said...

Love this image of Edwin, and those are gorgeous papers.
Chris x

rozzy said...

Stunning card Shirley and such a cute image. Have a lovely week
hugs rozzy xx

Rainmac said...

I love this card Shirley, Edwin looks fabulous on that candy cane xxx

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Janette said...

Hi Shirley, Fabulous card, love Edwin sat on that cane, brilliant.xx

sallysbitz said...

This is a stunning card & perfect for any bloke xx
Love the way you have Edwin sitting on the cane.

Kitty said...

I love this, its sooo cute!! Love easel cards too but i need to make more of them! Hope you give this card to someone very special!

K xx

gina g said...

Gorgeous card Shirley fab image and papers. luv gina xx

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

absolutely gorgeous! that ribbon is totally fabulous!

hugs :)

Claire Phillips said...

Great card Shirley - lovely colouring and fab papers! Cheers Claire x

Riet said...

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

Hugs Riet.x

Sue said...

Hi ya Shirley
aww a gorgeous card, fabulous colouring, lovely papers & design, sue,x

Claudia´s kleine Bastelwelt said...

A very wunderful card and Edwin is soooo sweet.

Hugs Claudia

Jackie Ginger said...

Super card Shirley. Love the Ribbon. Hugs Jac x

Pinkllilac said...

Love this card Shirley and the traditional colours you have used, the candy stick is just perfect.
Hugs Linda

Rosis Stöberseite said...

Excuse me Shirley, my silence. I had to tinker for a bazaar. Unfortunately it was not a success.
Your card is again a success. Very nicely done.

chrissy xx said...

It's Gorgeous. LOve Edwin on his candy stick. Great colours too. Thank you for joining us at Die cut Dreams Christmas Club.

Trisha said...

Great card! Love this Edwin image and the festive papers you chose! Thanks for joining us at DCD's Christmas Club. xox Trish

Alysha said...

Hi there Shirley, gorgeous card as always.
I hope you are well, please pop along to my blog where I have left a little surprise for you!

hugs Aly xxx

Mina said...

oooohhhhh hes fabulous Shirley, I love the ribbon too
Mina xxx

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

I love this card......Edwin looks fabulous on that candy......great....


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Alison said...

Cute easel Shirley- love all the candy canes!
Hugs, Alison x

coldwaters2 said...

Wowwww Shirley this is stunning what wonderful paper and that ribbon looks so shiny in the picture and Edwin looks great sat on the Candy Cane, superb work.
Lorraine x

Melodie said...

you show us here again a quite delighting one card. I have never seen this motive.

Anonymous said...

Shirley- so wonderful paper! And your colouration is great- love this card

debby4000 said...

Wonderful card Shirley and love the adorable Santa Edwin.

Kate's Makes said...

You've coloured Edwin beautifully! Lovely card :o) Thanks for playing along with our SFTW challenge and good luck! Kate x

Pattie said...

Adorable Edwin image and colored beautifully! Thanks for joining us at the Creative Inspirations Challenge blog for our Christmas/Winter Challenge!

Shirl said...

Hi Shirley.
Great easel card. Wonderful colouring and coordination.
Shirl. x