Monday, 28 February 2011

Cards for Men - Challenge 5 - "Water"

Oh my here we are at Challenge 5 already, dont you think these weeks are flying by, the evening are getting lighter and hopefully it will get a bit warmer soon. Weve had phone calls from New Zealand where my BIL lives in Christchurch to say that the town is absolutely desolated, and hes moved out to his bash, (its a summer house he uses away from the city) luckily he was in Wellington when the earthquake hit, and so he did let us know that, while eating a meal with his children in a Turkish restaurant up there. But how horrible not sure how we in the UK would cope with such an awful situation.
Anyway todays Challenge has been set by my fellow Design Team Member Patricia of "Rubberstamping is my game" please do pop over to see her fabulous blog and stunning work, she has chosen for this particular Challenge "Water" and this is the theme for the fortnight. We are being sponsered by Claire of "Hope Jacare" and Im sure youve seen her gorgeous scrummy digi images.
And she has offered us 3 of her digi images as a prize, I do think you will be thrilled with whatever choice you decide if you are the winner, anyway this is what Claire says about her company:-

And this is the digi that I chose for my DT card, its called "Haco the Viking" and you know me I have to go for the one with the most to colour, hope you like it.
Ive printed him onto white card then coloured the image with my copic pens, afterwards he was cut out with my Nestabilitie Label No.8 then I drew around the die to create a faux mount. The sentiment is a Scrabble stamp from "Cats Life" which I purchased from CraftyEmmas store, this was also mounted in the same way as the image.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card with a first mount of dark blue card and one of three papers from Kay Miller downloads, the first paper a water scene, on top is a strip of green spotted paper and then  red check on top of this, Ive used a Martha Steward border punch along both the edges to try and create a wave look.
The mounted image was then positioned in the middle and the sentiment below on the right.  To finish of I have put a lighthouse button in the bottom left hand corner.
I do so hope you will now go and visit our Cards for Men Blogspot and see the rest of my fellow Design Team members cards and hopefully this will inspire you to create cards with a water theme.


Rach said...

HI Shirley,
so glad to hear that your BIL is safe and sound.
a gorgeous card hun, fabby image. take care, hugs rachxx

Kerrie said...

Its a terrible time for all in Christchurch, I pray they find the 200 or so still missing alive, as the death toll is rising. So glad your BIL is safe and well. I've a few friends and they are fine as well. Oh.. your card is gorgeous as always. Kerrie

mueppi said...

Wonderful card Shirley with fab colours and I love this image!
Hugs and love Gisela

Claire Phillips said...

Shirley - You have created one wonderful card with Haco - he's looking very fine indeed!
I had a phone call from friends in New Zealend that I was at school with. They are trying to come back here for a while. Elaine has a 3yr old and 3mth old and nothing left of her home...but they still feel lucky! It's just so awful! Warmest Wishes Claire x

Wishcraft said...

Great card Shirley :o) Fun image and love that sentiment. Lisa x

mansi said...

Lovely card Shirley!!!Good to hear that your BIL is safe and sound.Take care.

Janette said...

Great card Shirley, glad your BIL is safe and sound, such an awful tragedy..xx

Claudia´s kleine Bastelwelt said...

Great card Shirley. Lovely image and nice colours.

Hugs Claudia

heidy said...

Great card asalways Shirley,and so glad your BIL is safe!
XXX Heidy

Danielle said...

Super card Shirley! Love the viking theme image .. and beautifully coloured! So glad to your your family is safe in NZ.
Hugs, Danielle

Heidi said...

Hi Shirley, terrible about christchurch and all about in the area, your BIL was lucky to be away from area. But there was a lot not so lucky, so so sad. Love your card and theimage is such fun. Hugs Heidi x

Diane said...

It really is a dreadful time for all those living in Christchurch but so glad to hear that your BIL is safe.
This is a great card for a man, Shirley and such and unusual image!
Diane x

Anonymous said...

What a nice image! Tim loves it too!
Your card is very nice

Shelley said...

Love your Viking card! Beautiful coloring and color combos

Diane's Card Designs said...

Fab card Shirely. Love the image and colours.

Diane xx

Doreen said...

What a great card

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

Fab card Shirely. Love the image and colours........


Sue said...

Hi ya hun
aww fabulous card, great scene, lovely papers & design, sue,x

Pops x said...

Hi sweetie, this is really gorgeous, loving your colours, biggest of hugs Pops x x

Rainmac said...

I love this card Shirley, so much beautiful detail and vivid colours. Thank goodness your BIL and family are ok xxx

Sandra said...

Oh Shirley what a fab card...super image and great layout too!.

So glad your BIL is ok.

Hope you had a good weekend
Take care
San x

Elaine said...

So glad to hear your bil is safe and sound, it's such a terrible situation over there.

Love your card Shirley.This image is fab!

Love & hugs
Elaine xx

Alison said...

Hi Shirley, so glad to hear your family in NZ are safe. Your card is fab- love your colouring of the image and the DPs are perfect.
Hugs, Alison x

Tracy said...

Hi Shirley,
I love your viking creation, it's different and so fabulous.
So glad your BIL is OK, such worrying times.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

debby4000 said...

Fabulous Shirley love the viking image.

Patty said...

This Viking just makes me smile. It is such a happy card. I love it.