Monday, 4 July 2011

Cards for Men - Challenge 14 - "Wild West"

Good Morning Everyone, I firstly apologise for being so lapse in not only posting cards but also commenting recently, as you are probably aware by now weve got a new puppy, and with her has come some responsibilities, that being puppy training so I have to spent a lot of time encouraging her to use the backgarden, as soon as I get that cracked I will be having my two grandsons to stay in three weeks time and hopefully after theyve gone I might start to get some order into my life again, so please bear with me, I will try and post a least two cards a week and hopefully if I dont manage that I will try and visit and comment on your cards instead. Anyway getting back to this fortnights Challenge for Cards for Men, its a really fabulous one "Wild West" and we are being sponsered by a very popular company this time,
and they are offering a really spectacular prize of 4 digis isnt that fabulous, I love their stamps and digi images and I know a lot of you do to, anyway this is what Melissa says about her company:-

  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!
And here is the Card I created for this Challenges,
Dont you just love this little character hes having so much fun with his teddy bear, Ive printed him onto white card before colouring him with my copic and tria pens, after which I used Nestabilitie Die No.1 to cut him out and then used the die to create the mount of some dark blue card, the sentiment is one I created on the computer and this was then printed and cut out with one of the Go Kreate tag dies, and I even created a mount out of some blue card for this also, then tied some garden string through the hole.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card with a first mount of blue card and one of two papers from the "Giddy Up" digi download from Nitwits, the first paper is a design of a cowboy shirt, and on top I have put a strip of one of the sentiment papers, then mounted my image towards the left with the sentiment tag just tucked in at the end on the right. To finish of I have popped some charms I found that went with the theme down the right handside, and the last little touch is the swirl of rope which I create with some more of the garden string.
Now that youve seen my card I do hope you will pop over to The Cards for Men Challenge Blogspot and see what the rest of my fellow team members have created for your inspiration, I do hope you will be taking part in this challenge, and Im looking forward to seeing exactly what youve done.


Jules said...

Hi Shirley

A great card and I love all of your embellishments .. .. great finishing touches.

I hope that fur baby isn't keeping you too busy!!

Love Jules xx

mueppi said...

Good morning Shirley
what a gorgeous card with such a cute image!
I love the colours!
Hugs Gisela

Janette said...

Morning Shirley, Great card, I do love the image and the papers, the lasso is a fab idea....

Hope you soon get your life back on track hun....I know just what you mean....don't worry about comments for now Shirley, we will still come see you....take care

Anonymous said...

great card- love it
hugs Elma

Sarah said...

Gorgeous card Shirley, love the papers with the image, just perfect x

McCrafty's Cards said...

what a great card Shirley I like all the embellishments.
Kevin xx

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

Great card........I do love the image and the papers........


heidy said...

Oh Shirley,fab card,love the charms!
Hugs Heidy

Doreen said...

Hello Shirley you have made a gorgeous card


What a fabulous card Shirley - love the charms, the papers and the cute image (do hope Teddy wasn't hurt)!!!! Have a happy week - hugs, Sylvia xxx

Riet said...

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

Hugs Riet.xx

Sue said...

Hi hun
a fabulous card, great image & colouring, fabulous embelies, lovely design, sue,x

Wishcraft said...

Great card Shirley. Fab image and the papers are perfect for it :o) Lisa x

Alison said...

Love the shape of your tag and the embellishments and papers are fab. Garden string is great isn't it?!
Hugs, Alison x

Elaine said...

Fabulous card Shirley, such a lovely image and beautifully coloured and embellished as always.

I hope Missy is settling in well, if maybe running rings around you both! She is a very sweet and lovable bundle of fur and will be a fab addition to your home.

Love & hugs
Elaine xx

Melodie said...

Fantastic card for men. The image is so cute and the colours you have chosen are really great.

Sandy said...

Yee-hah! a cute image and love the cute embellishments too, I saw your delightful card on Make It Monday,

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Shirley I think we must be having a telepathic moment I printed this image off this morning thinking it would be perfect for this challenge and it is, lol, it looks totally fab, loving the colours and design a brilliant card.
Lorraine x

Chrissy said...

I lov this image, he is so wonderful, great colouring, love the rope coil, that is very cool.

Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’


Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

Shannah said...

Oh my gosh - so cute! I love all your details! I'm glad I came over from Make it Monday for a closer look!

Kerrie said...

Howdy Shirley.... wonderful card for a male, wonderful colouring and layout. k x

Thanks for sharing your creation with Make It Monday.
Don't forget......... if you leave a comment on another entry, mention that you saw their card on "Make It Monday" for a chance at second prize. The more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning second prize.