Monday 17 January 2011

Cards for Men - Challenge 2 - "Lets Party"

Good Morning Ladies, well here we are at our second Challenge for 2011 and this one is themed "Lets Party" and we are being sponsered by "Meljen Designs"

And they are offering you 4 digi's as a prize, and this is what the very talented Melissa says about herself:-

Meljen's Designs is a lovely stamp company owned and illustrated by Melissa Jenkins. She illustrates whimsical rubber and digital images inspired by her kids and family. Meljen's Designs has new releases along with a new challenge every Thursday, freebies every Monday and a Guest Designer each month at the Meljen's Designs Blog. Please visit the Meljen's Designs line of stamps at the WHIMSY STAMPS STORE to browse and enjoy Melissa's wonderful images!


I have used this fun digi image of a cat enjoying himself at a party, and the sentiment is also one from Meljen, I printed them onto white card and coloured him with my copic pens, I then cut him out with a circle die and used a scalloped one for the mount, Ive done a similar thing with the sentiment but used a rectangle one for this one.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card with a first mount of red card and one of four papers from Summer Driggs Free Downloads "Freedom aint Free" the first one is grey/black base with fireworks all over it, the second one is a beige background with spots on and this was mounted on a red mount, the third a blue one this was also mounted in the same way and the last is a stripe one with dotted lines and stars on, but Ive used a parcel border punch on this and it was stuck down the right hand side.
On top of this my mounted image was placed towards the left hand side at the top and the sentiment at the bottom on the right. I have also used glossy accents on the balloons and my sakura glitter pen on the rest of the shinny bits.
I do so hope you will pop over to the Cards for Men Challenge Blog and see the fabulous cards my fellow Design Team have created for you, and then hopefully it will inspire you to take part in this fortnights Challenge.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-


Andrea C said...

Ooo I like this very cool card x

Mandy said...

Hi Shirley,
another fab card...Love the image,he's certainly in a party mood...Great colouring as always...
Mandy xx

MANSI said...

HI Shirley!!
LOve the digi!!I am a gr8 fan of Meljens myself.Love your card and the party cat looks fab.

Pamela said...

What a fun card, great image and colours.

Pam x

Donnas Den said...

Wonderful card as always, Shirley. Love all the details and you always find the best digi papers.

Donna x

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

your card are very nice......wonderful image and colours.....


mueppi said...

Hi Shirley
gorgeous card as always, hun!
Have a great start in the new week!
Hugs and love Gisela

Doreen said...

Hello Shirley
What a great card,the image is fab and I love the backing

Christa said...

hi shirley oww iam a catlover, this one is aswesome, love it hugs christa

heidy said...

Oh this is a great birthday card,great colours!!
XXX Heidy

Anonymous said...

shirley- what a nice birthday card

Sadilla said...

Sooooo cute!!!! =)) The image is great, it's so cheerful, it put me in a good mood just watching! =)

Anonymous said...

Love it, thats a fabulous card
also please pop by my blog if you get chance today. I have a free background but its just for today then it will be gone
hugs June xxx

Alison said...

Great card, Shirley. I love Summertime papers too! Love how many of us chose to use this image and how different our cards all are!
Hugs, Alison x

Claudia´s kleine Bastelwelt said...

Hi Shirley, a funny card. I like the colors really well and the image is really great.

Hugs Claudia

Pop's Cards said...

Stunning you do such gorgeous work big hugs pops x x x

Wishcraft said...

Fab card Shirley. Such a fun image and love those papers :o) Lisa x

Sue said...

Hi ya hun
aww totally gorgeous card, fabby image & colouring, lovely papers & design, luv all the sparkle, sue,x

chris said...

Hi Shirley, this is fabulous. so special.
hope you are ok love and hugs chris xx

Elaine said...

Fabulous and fun card Shirley.
Love this cat - I can quite imagine one of my cats partying away when we're not there! Love those papers too.

Hugs Elaine xxx

Linda . J said...

This card made me smile Shirley its so cute, I love the way you teamed it up with the sentiment.
Hugs Linda

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is darling Shirley!! I love the image. Your coloring and the added sparkle is gorgeous!! Great sentiment and design.

Mina said...

fabulous Shirley, I love Meljens dont you, they are always brilliant to colour
Mina xxx

Shirl said...

Hi Shirley.
This a very cheerful party card. So full of life!
Hugs, Shirl x

mfc.melissamade2 said...

Love it! Great colors and those images are just perfectly Meljen's! You did a fabulous job with them - thanks for joining us this week at Meljen's Desing!

debby4000 said...

What a cute, gorgeous card Shirley.

Claire Phillips said...

Great card Shirley - that really is a fun image!I love how you always layer things so perfectly - brill fun card! Cheers Claire x

Melodie said...

OMG, the image is so cute, and your card so beautiful.

Patty Sue 2 said...

This card is going to put a smile on someones face! It is just too cute. Love all the detail!

Patricia St Martin said...

Hi Shirley,
How have you been?? It is so neat to see how each one of us did the same image and how all the cards turned out. I love all of them. I had a lot of fun doing my card. Kym showed me how to put my card on Cards for Men blog so it will be on the buttom. Take care and send lots of hugs, Pat

Sprytebyrd said...

Great card, Shirley! Love the border punch!
Thanks so much for playing along at Meljen's Designs this week!
Hugs!! Dee Sprytebyrd's Spot