Monday, 11 April 2011

Cards for Men - Challenge 8 - "Easter"

Good Morning All, I sincerely hope youve all had a wonderful weekend, when this post is posted (Ive scheduled this) I should have had a wonderful weekend away and I should be getting ready to visit a dear friend of mine in Sussex. Anyway to get back to this fortnights Challenge "Easter" and we are being sponsered by a brand new sponser that is "Peachy Keen Stamps"
And they are offering you  a prize of  two fabulous stamp sets:-

Sweetie Pie Peepers

Happy Mothers Day

and this is what they say about their company:-

Peachy Keen Stamps is a family owned and operated leading clear stamp manufacturer based out of Northeast Wisconsin. Our stamps are made with the highest quality polymer on the market today, giving them their unique peach tint. The whimsical images designed by Kathy Jakopovich coupled with their durability make them a favorite amongst scrapbookers, card makers, and artists alike. These stamps are sold exclusively online at and at independent stamp and scrapbook stores worldwide. Please visit our website for a complete list of retail locations.

And this is my card for the Challenge.

I have used this gorgeous digi stamp from Teddy Bo, hes all dressed up in a bunny suit, I coloured him with my copic pens before cutting him out with my Egg Nestabilitie Die, then drew around the same die to create the mount for him. The sentiment is one from TLC and I have printed it onto a piece of white card and then cut it out with my rotatrim and mounted this also onto a piece of blue card.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card and for my first mount I have used a piece of blue pearlescent card, then I used three papers from the Nitwit Downloads set "Chicks and Bunnies", the first one being a all over egg pattern, and on top of this is a piece of yellow check paper down which one edge I have used a chick Martha Stewart border punch. Then on top of this is a all over sentiment pattern which was mounted on yet another piece of the same blue card.
I then wrapped a egg patterned ribbon around the middle and attached it to the back of the first mount, I then positioned my mounted image in the middle with the sentiment at the bottom on the right hand side. As its for a young man I didnt put any other embellishments on it this time.
I do so hope you will now pop over to our Cards for Men Challenge Blog and see what the rest of our very talented Design Team members have to show you, Im sure it will inspire you to get your Easter Cards made and take part in our Challenge.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-


Lisa said...

Hi Shirley, Gorgeous card! Bo looks so cute in his blue bunny outift and I love the papers.

Lisa x

Sarah said...

Gorgeous card Shirley, I love the image and colours on your card, your colouring is beautiful xxx

Anonymous said...

what a nice image! A wonderful eastercard

Janette said...

Hi Shirley, Awwww, what a fab card, the image is so sweet, really gorgeous hun, hope you had a good week-end, at least the weather was with us all for once...xxxx

heidy said...

Oh Shirley what a cute image,and asalways your card is so beautiful!
Hugs Heidy

Pops x said...

Oh fabulous card sweetie, love the image and the papers, big hugs Pops x

Kerrie said...

Hi Shirley, fabulous easter card for a male, love the colours and the image is really adorable. I just want chocolate... not that the hips need it (LOL)

Mandy said...

Hi Shirley,
I wish we had met up on Saturday would have been fun...I so love your gorgeous,cute fun card,it's beautiful...Can't wait to see your new goodies as well...
Mandy x

Janna Werner said...

such a sweet image, Shirley and a gorgeous card! TFS Janna

Riet said...

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

Hugs Riet.xx

Alison said...

Hi Shirley,
I love this! Such a cute image and great DPs.
Hugs, Alison x

tiggertastic said...

oh my word, this is so sweet - i adore that image and how you have coloured it is outstanding

sarah x

Sue said...

Hi hun
aww gorgeous card, fabulous colouring, pretty papers & design, sue,x

Bev said...

really cute card.. great colour and design.....
thanks for playing along at Pattie's Creations and hope to see you again.. hugs Bev PC DT

Joey said...

Hi Shirley

made me smile straightaway, fab image so beautifully coloured. Thanks for joining us at pollycraft

Joey x

Sandi said...

Shirley - the image you picked just cracked me up, so funny!
Thanks for playing in our 'Easter or Spring Theme' challenge!
♥ Sandi
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

Crafty Chris said...

What a lovely cute bunny, gorgeous card Shirley.
Thanks for joining us at DCD.
Chris x

CraftyC said...

I love your easter card Shirley. What a great image and the papers are gorgeous

Debra said...

Hi Shirley
This is amazing! I love the Nitwit papers you used. I don't have any but I really need to get some. Also gorgeous job coloring the Teddy Bo, something else I don't have yet but need to put on my "to buy" list :)
Wow, super sweet card and I love the sentiment!

Thanks for joining us at the Digi's With Attitude! Easter Challenge. I hope you will join us again next week and good luck!

Digi's With Attitude! Design Team

debby4000 said...

Wonderful, beautiful card Shirley.

Sandra said...

Beautiful card Shirley,such a cute image and the perfect colour combo!...thanks for joining us this week at Pollycraft.

Hope you have a lovely day
Take care
San x

Renkata said...

wow Shirly, this is so sweet and cute Easter card.
Fantastic layout and colours combo.
Thanks for join us at the Crazy Challenge.

laney said...

gorgeous card Shirley love the image he's sooo cute!!
Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations hope to see you again

Michelle said...

Hi Shirley

Awww, your card is wonderful, that image is just so adorable.

Love your colouring and they way the image is in the egg shape.

Thank you for sharing over at Make it Monday this week.

Michelle :-)

Mummylade said...

what an adorable image!! Thank you so much for entering the DCD Easter challenge and good luck!

mckinkle said...

Love it!

Just perfect for a fella's Easter card!

Thank you for joining in with our Ribbons for Easter challenge this week over at Delicious Doodles!

Keryn :)

Ildiko said...

WOW this is beautiful, I recognise the WA strait away, I love TLC WAs, anyway thanks playing along with DD this week

Cor* said...

Stunningly shiney blue backing paper. Great coloring! Thanks so much for sharing your EASTER creation with us at Creative Inspirations this fortnight! Best of luck to you!

Pattie G said...

What a cute card! I love how you used our Easter theme for this week’s challenge. Thanks for joining us this week at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
Hugs ♥

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Die Cut Dreams challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Cammy said...

Very cute! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles!

Happy Days said...

Fab card. Thanks for sharing with us over at Delicious Doodles this week. Good luck. Claire x

Debs said...

pretty awesome image, made me smile, love the papers and layout, thanks so much for joining our Easter Challenge at Creative Inspirations and Die Cut Dreams, we hope to see you again soon

Lynsey said...

This is such a lovely Easter card! Thanks for joining in the Pollycraft Challenge.
Hugs Lynsey x