Monday, 25 April 2011

Cards for Men - Challenge 9 - "Circles"

Hi Everyone hope you are all enjoying your Easter. Well weve reached yet another Challenge and this one is being hosted by Kitty of my very talented fellow team member, and she has decided to have "Circles" as her theme for this fortnights Challenge and it is being sponsered by Heather of Fresh Brewed Designs, you should pop over to her website and see what fabulous images she has.
And this is what Heather says about herself :-

 Hi. I am Heather Dennis. I am a homeschooling mother of 2 wonderful children, the wife of 12 years to the love of my life, a Christian and the owner of Fresh Brewed Designs. I have loved to draw and create ever since I was a child. My daughter has inherited my love of art and recently inspired me to start creating again.
All the images in my shop are hand drawn. I offer a wide range of images from coffee, cute and inspirational.I also love to create custom drawn images, so if you are looking for anything in particular, please feel free to drop me an email.

And she has offered a prize of 3 digi Images of your own choice.
This is my card for this Challenge, made from one of the delightful images she gave to us to play with.
For my card I have used this gorgeous owl of Heathers and coloured him with my copic pens before cutting him out with my circle Nestabilitie Die, then used a larger one for the mount out of dark brown card. The sentiment is one from my stash and this has also been cut out in the same was as the mount.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card with a first mount of dark brown card and one of three papers from First Edition set of papers "Sweet Owl" the first paper is two tone brown spot paper, and on top of this is a brown background with swirl circle pattern on and this with the third paper which is yet again a brown based paper but this one has pink glitter and white circles on, Ive used a spot border punch down both edges and layered them up on top of each other, with yet another piece of the dark brown card thats been put through a my cuttlebug with a circle embossing punch.
I then positioned my mounted image in the middle with the sentiment at the bottom on the right, and the final touch is the two ball buttons on the bottom left hand side. Now that youve seen my card I do so hope you will now pop over to our Cards for Men Challenge Blogspot to see what the rest of my fellow Design Team members have created for you and hopefully you to will be spured into taking pard in the Challenge.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-


Anonymous said...

your cards are always so beautiful

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

your card is very cute.....


Sarah said...

Gorgeous card Shirley, you chose the same image as me but your card looks so different to mine xxx

Saskia said...

Thanks for joining us at Card Cupids with your lovely work!

Greetings, Saskia
(guest designer)

Pops x said...

Hi sweetie this is just stunning, loving the colours and a fab images too hugs pops x

Alison said...

Great colouring on your image, Shirley, and I love the spiral sentiment.
Hugs, Alison x

aqualeiga said...

Such a sweet card, and I like the spiral sentiment inside the circle. Great use of CIRCLES, thanks for joining in with us at THE CRAFTY PAD this week. Hugs, Ali x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

So sweet! real cute image & fab LO!

Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell x

Doreen said...

Your card is just

Janette said...

Gorgeous card Shirley, hope you've had a good Easter.xx

ona_i_ja said...

shirley, your card is beautiful!
Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week and good luck!

Sue said...

Hi hun
aww fabulous card, great image & colouring, fab design, sue,x

Imke said...

Great masculine card.Thanks for playing along at The Corrosive Challenge.

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Shirley.

Hugs Riet.xx

* Shaz * said...

Lovely card, thank you for joining us at SFC this week good luck in the draw x

Donnas Den said...

Wonderful card, Shirley. Love all the details and the embossing is great.

Donna x

Sandra said...

Brilliant card Shirley...such a cute image and fab colour scheme too!

Hope you've had a great Easter,
Take care
San x

Heather said...

This is just SO cute Shirley!!!
I love how you colored his eyes
My son played his 3rd tee ball game tonight and had a blast. I will have to show him your card tomorrow :)

So happy to sponsor CFM!
Lots of hugs!


debby4000 said...

Oh fabulous card Shirley.

Dazie said...

cute image and lovely card!

Thanks for joining the sparkles girls this fortnight over at SFC!

Lesley said...

Great card, cute image! Thanks for taking part in the SFC xx

Lorraine said...

Excellent card. Love the colour. Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Pad this week.

Jacqueline said...

love the owl. Thanks for playing along at Card Cupids.
Hugs. Jacqueline

papertrails leaver said...

Cute owl image! Love how you incorporated the baseballs on the left side of the card. Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays! :-) Amy

Vicki Romaine said...

Your little owl is really cute. Love the image. Thanks for joining "There is a Man in My Life" at the Cheerful Stamp Pad.

Debs said...

super sweet owl and fabulous sentiment, thanks so much for joining our Fathers Day/Sports challenge at OSAAT this week
Debs R

BarbaraW said...

Sports and men are a great combination. Such a cute owl. Thanks for joining in the challenge at the Cheerful Stamp Pad.