Monday, 1 August 2011

Cards for Men - Challenge 16 - "Clean and Simple"

Good Morning Everyone, this card is being scheduled due to the fact that my grandsons have just left to spend a week with their other grandparents and Im trying to get my craft room back to normal again, theyve been sleeping in the room I use, which actually is our second bedroom. Anyway hopefully I will be back commenting within a day or two so I hope you will be a little patient with me. Todays Challenge for Cards for Men, is themed "Clean and Simple" and we are being sponsered by:-

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And here is my card for this fortnights Challenge:-
I have used a Stampin Up image for my card and stamped it onto white card before colouring it with my copic and tria pens afterwards Ive used Nestabilitie Die No.1 to cut it out and then used the die again to create the mount for it. The sentiment is one of the Magnolia ones and felt it went well with the image, this was mounted on a piece of the same create card as the mount and first mount.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card with one mount of cream pearlescent card that Ive put through my Grand Calibur with a swirl embossing sheet, then on top I have positioned my image in the middle with the sentiment at the bottom on the right handside. As the Challenge is Clean and Simple I felt this was exactly the right sort of card to create.
Now that youve seen my card I do hope that you will pop over to the Cards for Men Challenge Blogspot to see what the rest of the very talented Design Team have created for you and Im sure it will inspire you to take part in this our 16th Challenge "Clean and Simple".
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-


Donnas Den said...

Fab card, Shirley, lovely colouring.

Donna x

Anonymous said...

thats realy fine for a man!

Janette said...

Hi Shirley, Great card for any man, do love the sweet image, hope you had a fun time with the boys.xx

heidy said...

Oh this is beautiful Shirley,hope you had a great time with the boys!
Hugs Heidy

Jenn Borjeson said...

Great card - thank you so much for joining us at Just Some Lines! :)

McCrafty's Cards said...

A Great card Shirley, I like the image and the embossing.
Kevin xx

Jules said...

Hi Shirley

Lovely to hear from you.

I have been thinking of you spending time with your grandchildren and wondering about the craft withdrawal symptoms.

You will enjoy having a little play again whilst the lads are away for a week.

You have used a great image and sentiment on this one Shirley .. .. and the embossed background looks lovely.

Have fun!

Love Jules xx

Debbie said...

You used one of my favorite SU stamp sets.. One that I will never part with.. So thanks for the inspiration, I will probably dig it out now and play with it. So glad you joined in on the fun this week at Creative Inspirations


coldwaters2 said...

Oooo Shirley I like this lots, what lovely embossing and a super image and sentiment,
Lorraine x

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous Shirley.Thanks for sharing this with us at CYDA. Hope you join us next time

Rona said...

This is a very pretty card Shirley, unfortunately the Ippity challenges do require the use of Unity and/or Ippity stamps on them to qualify for our challenge and Prizes. I do hope you will play again soon with some Ippity stamps.

Riet said...

What a wonderful card Shirley.

Hugs Riet.xx

Sue said...

Hi hun
fabulous card, luv the image, awesome colouring, fab embossing, sue,x

Sarah said...

Gorgeous CAS card Shirley, love the image and embossing x

Pinkllilac said...

Gorgeous male card Shirly love the colouring and beautiful image.
Hugs Linda

Pop's Cards said...

Beautiful work sweetie ♥ Pops ♥

Anonymous said...

Nice job on the card...simple but elegant. Thanks for taking time to take part in our Come and Get it Challenge.

Amy said...

stunning card. Thanks for joining Bugaboo at Catch the Bug.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a beautiful summer card!! I just love the embossing and your gorgeous coloring of the image, Shirley!!

Rae Anne said...

Shirley, I love the clean lines of your project - The way your layered and embossed neutrals is simple, but so refreshing! Beautiful! Thanks so much for participating in Catch the Bug's Splash challenge with Bugaboo Stamps! :D MWAH!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Lovely card, thanks for sharing!
Hey, I have a giveaway here, please come join in the fun!

Vintage Milly said...

Oh wow this is absolutely beautiful, thank you for joining in with our summer challenge this time at Creative Inspirations,

* Shaz * said...

Fabulous card, thank you for joining us at CYDA this time hope you will join us again, good luck xx.

Melodie said...

My goodness, what a fantastic card. I'm still absolutely thrilled with your great ideas.

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

Fab card, Shirley, lovely colouring.


Shelley said...

What a fab summery card. Thanks for joining in with our summertime challenge at CYDA. Hugs Shelley xx

Paul said...

Hope you had a 'SPLASHING' time with our challenge. So glad you shared your project with us for this challenge at Bugaboo.

Daisychain said...

Thanks for joining our ‘Summertime’ challenge at Creative Inspirations with such a lovely card. Good luck and hope to see you next time. Hugs Christine x

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