Monday, 18 July 2011

Cards for Men - Challenge 15 - "Use a Key"

Good Morning Everyone, yet again another fortnight has flown by and weve now reached our 15th Challenge and this time we are asking you to use a "Key" somewhere on your card, and we are being sponsered by Prairie Fairy Designs and they have offered you a fabulous prize of 5 digi stamps or your own choice.
And this is what Roberta has to say about her company:-

Hello! I am Roberta from Prairie Fairy Designs. I am a new digital stamp company featuring artwork not only created by me but also my two kids, ages 9 and 12. They are featured on the site as the Fairy Princess and the Prairie Prince.
I have been an artist for as long as I can remember and have always loved to create. Two years ago my sister-in-law invited me to a rubber stamp party. I laughed and said "Maybe I will buy something if I can use it to stamp on canvases.". Needless to say, I was hooked! Two years later and a lot of learning about computers, I have finally accomplished my goal.
While digital stamping is relatively new in the papercrafting scene, it is what I believe to be such an amazing tool. Printed images have such clarity and vibrancy and gone is the need to re stamp an image because you didn't press hard enough or maybe you pressed too hard! They are also a lot easier to store and they can be reprinted over and over again. The fact that you can rotate and flip files, print them off the size of a postage stamp or as large as a scrapbook page makes them such a versatile medium. It is my sincere hope that I can help anyone who has hesitations about using digital images to embrace these amazing creative tools. If you have any questions about going digital, check out the site and the blog for more information. So head on over to and check it out!

And here is the card I created with one of her fabulous images, we were lucky enought to be given several images to play with.
As you are probably aware we have a 15 week old Yorkie pup and I thought that this was an ideal image to use for this fortnights challenge, so far weve been lucky enough to not to have her bite our bums, anyway Ive printed it onto white card before colouring it with my copic and tria pens, then used Nestabilitie Labels Die No.8 to cut it out then used the die itself to draw around to create a faux mount for it. The sentiment is one I created on my computer and printed it also onto white card then used a Label die from Spellbinders to cut it out and to create a mount for it.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card with a first mount of blue card with one of two papers from the Nitwit "Sandcastles" digi paper set, this one is a blue background with a wave pattern on, the second I cut into a 5" square and used a shell border and corner punch on it, this was then layered on top of the first mount at a slight angle, and I then used a piece of the same blue card to run through my cuttlebug with a key embossing folder and before layering it onto of these two papers Ive used the same border punch along both edges.
I then positioned my mounted image in the middle with the sentiment at the bottom on the right, this was attached to the card with two blue brads, and the last little flourish are the two key charms stuck down the right hand side at the top.
Now youve seen my card I do hope you will be inspired to take part in this fortnights challenge, if youd like to go across to The Cards for Me Challenge Blogspot and see what the rest of the very talented team have for your delight Im sure it will be the push for you to make a card yourself.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-


Anonymous said...

great how you made the card

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

a very nice card Shirley.....


Sarah said...

Gorgeous card Shirley, I love the image and sentiment x

Lia said...

wonderful card shirley I love the colors, i't's cool for a boy
hugs Lia

Alison said...

Such a sweet image. Love the papers- I have a soft spot for checks!- and the border punch fits so perfectly.
Hugs, Alison x

Grenouille Greetings said...

Love your sentiment with this sweet image and the coordinated embossing and charms. It's so nice to see you at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge this week - thank you for playing along! Hugs, Lesley

heidy said...

Oh this is so cute Shirley!
Hugs Heidy

McCrafty's Cards said...

Fabulous card Shirley, I like the image and the sentiment,
Kevin xx

Tracey T said...

This is such a sweet image and sentiment and has a really nice vintage feel to it. Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

Wishcraft said...

Great card Shirley. Love this image and your fab colouring :o) Lisa x

Mina said...

what a fabulous image Shirley and you used the most perfect colours for him...beautiful card
Mina xxx

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous holiday themed creation thank you so much for sharing it with us at the Secret Crafter this week.
Hugs Kate xx

Riet said...

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

Hugs Riet.xx

Sue said...

Hi hun
aww gorgeous card, fab image awesome colouring, lovely design & charms, sue,x


Fabulous colouring Shirley and the image is adorable (pleased to hear that your gorgeous doggie hasn't tried to bite your bum yet)!!!
Love the layout and the way you've used the Nestie to create a border. Hope you have a happy week - hugs, Sylvia xxx

Pops x said...

Hi sweetie, this is just gorgeous,lovely image and gorgeous colours, hugs pops x x x

Melodie said...

Hi Shirley, I have to laugh now, the subject is so funny. The card looks great.

debby4000 said...

Oh love your cute, fun card Sheirley.

mueppi said...

Gorgeous card Shirley, I love the image and sentiment!!!!!
With hugs Gisela

Teresa said...

Hi Shirley,
Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' challenge with your great 'For the boys' card.
Teresa xx

Patricia St Martin said...

Love your card. Love that image her is so cute playing in the sand. Your puppy is sooooo cute. I bet he keeps you busy.
Hugs, Pat

Vicky said...

So sweet Shirley.....!

thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin...and good luck....!

hugs Vicky xx

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Thanks for joining our "Holidays" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE this week :)

Hugs Jane x

Helen said...

Fabulous 'holiday' card!
Thanks for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge!
Helen x

Pat said...

What an adorable image! Thanks for joing the D2D Let's Go to the Beach Challenge this week :)

Lin said...

What a gorgeously cute image and so beautifully coloured!

Thanks for joining in with our Summer theme at Dream Valley.

Lin xx

Sheri said...

SO CUTE! Lovely sentiment too! Thanks for sharing with us at My Sheri CRAFTS ;-)

Kim Mc said...

Absolutely fabulous and beachy, Shirley! Thanks for playing in my "Let's go to the BEACH!" challenge at D2D! Hope to see a wondeful creation from you again in the near future!
Aloha, Kim Mc

Nina said...

A wonderful card!! Love the motiv and your colouring.

Thank you for joining our Animal Antics challenge at Stamptacular Sunday :)
Hugs, Nina.

Heather said...

OH THIS IS AMAZING!!! What a gorgeous design, perfect coloring and peaceful color combo. LOVE this card!!!