Monday, 10 October 2011

Cards for Men - Challenge 21 - "Make Us Laugh" And DT Call

Good Morning Everyone Im not sure if you feel that this year is flying by so quickly but its only 10 weeks to Christmas and I do hope you have started your Christmas Cards or you will be rushing around like a headless chicken soon. Before I start I want to ask if any of you would like to join our friendly team could you please when you leave your cards leave DT by your name and we shall then be able to see it when we visit, anyway this fortnights Challenge for Cards for Men is an unusual theme and its "Make Us Laugh" and we are being sponsered this time by the lovely Heather of Fresh Brewed Designs,

 she does have a very querky sense of humour and she sent us some images to play with and believe me they did may me laugh, anyway here what she says about herself,

HI! I am Heather, a christian, homeschooling mommy of two. I started cardmaking in 2007 and have not been able to stop!
I love creating with pretty papers, ribbons and sparkle. I am also the artist and owner of my own rubber stamp and digi shop: Fresh Brewed Designs. Fresh Brewed designs is an online shop that opened in November 2010 selling a wide variety of rubber and digital stamps as well as specializes in many coffee themed images. It started with a dream and with the prodding of a very supportive husband, family and friends, with a lot of help and a lot of headaches:) and a lot of lessons and prayers turned into something bigger. 
 Fresh Brewed Designs has become a place to share, create, laugh and build lasting friendships.
Our motto is:
 Fresh Brewed Designs... where creativity is brewed fresh daily.
We always have a pot brewing, so stop by and join us for a cuppa whenever you want!!!

And she has offered you 3 digi's of your own choice as a prize, I do hope that you will visit her shop and see for yourself what fun images they are.
And here is my card for this Challenge
The image I have used is titled "Frankencorn" and youve got to admit hes a cutie, I printed him onto white card then used my copics to colour him before using my Pumpkin Nestabilitie Die to cut him out then used the die again to create a mount for him our of orange card.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card with a first mount of orange card and for my papers I have used Donna of Bearlymine Designs Halloween Freebie papers you will find them here, the first paper is a orange background with lots of spiderwebs on, on top is the second paper is a black background with lots of bats on and this one I have used a bat border corner and edge punch and laid it on top of the first one, then positioned my mounted image in the middle. I then used some of the remaining orange card and ran it threw my cuttlebug with a embossing folder and then used the smaller dies to cut out two pumpkins, I then popped them at the bottom on the left with some stickles along the top of them, and stamped the sentiment and bowed it across the larger one. The final flourish the pumpkin and bat charms that have been positioned along the right handside.
Now that youve seen my card I do hope you will pop across to the Cards for Men Challenge Blogspot and see what the rest of a very talented team have created for your inspiration in this "Make Us Laugh" Challenge.


xxNikkixx said...

LOVE the Shirley,very cute and funny and hugs Nikki xxxxx

Doreen said...

A fabulous card Shirley,love

Crafty Chris said...

What a fun image gorgeous card Shirley.
Chris x

Janette said...

Such a fun image Shirley, fabulous card....

I just can't believe how fast this year has gone, I really feel it's gone in the blink of an eye, maybe it's because we had such a bad summer...who to Christmas Shirley...oh

Jules said...

Hi Shirley

A great card.

Love the background paper and your colour choices.

Hope you had a good weekend.

Love Jules xx

Pop's Cards said...

This is just stunning sweetie, love the colours too, fab creation hugs pops x x x

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Shirley, your card has worked it certainly made me smile, that image is such fun, loving the papers.
Lorraine x

Heidi said...

He certainly makes me smile, love this cute robot. and a great fun card, hugs heidix

McCrafty's Cards said...

This made me smile Shirley, I like the image and how you have mounted him in the pumpkin, fab papers.
Kevin xx

heidy said...

Fabolous card Shirley!
Love it!
Hugs Heidy

Heather said...

I am for sure quite quirky, I admit it :D hehehe!!! LOVE this card!!! The papers are perfect as is your coloring. This post made me smile from ear to ear!!! :)
I am so happy to be able to sponsor CARDS for MEN again and to share with you all.

And ... I have my hand raised ... I am one of those headless chickens EVERY YEAR! lol! I really need to start getting my cards ready!
As you said, 10 weeks. WOW that is not long at all!!!


Spyder said...

Love this card Shirley, those papers are just right and it's a real fun card, super colours. Thank you for joining Quirky Craft's with their Spooky/Halloween/ or Black Gold and glitter challenge!! Don't for get to come back and vote!!

Sarah said...

Wonderful card Shirley, love the image and papers xxx

Anonymous said...

Great card Shirley. Love the background. Thank you so much for taking part in Come and Get It Challenges this week.

Melodie said...

Wow, Shirley, this is so wonderful, the image is so cute and funny.

Jacq said...

Hi Shirley,
Just Fabulous!!! Love the image you've used, the dps, the colour scheme is perfect. Love the layout. Coloured beautifully. Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Forum and Good Luck. Hope to see you joining us again.
Hugs Jacqui xxx

Marjo said...

Cute card, love the design, thanks for playing with us at OSAAT

xoxo Marjo

Caro said...

Made me laugh! Thanks for joining in with Quirky Crafts this week.

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

This is such fun and so pretty!


Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a beautiful card Shirley!! Love your colors, coloring, design and dp!! Makes you smile.

Thanks for joining Stampin Sisters in Christ this week!!


Scrappy Scatty said...

fab card thank you for playing along at OSAAT this week
Love Jan

Gurkiss said...

Nice card...

Thank you for joining us at IDIC this week.

Hug Gurkiss

Patty Sue 2 said...

This is such a cute Halloween card. I love how you framed the image and the background paper! FUN!