Monday, 13 February 2012

Cards for Men - Challenge 4 - "Valentines Day/Love"

Good Morning Everyone, I do hope that you are not experiencing to much snow and cold, I know maybe quite a few of you might be, anyway over at the Cards for Men we are having some "Love" as its almost Valentines Day and we want to see your cards for the men in your life, and this time we are being sponsered by Heather of "Freshly Brewed Designs"

and as she is having a blog hop over on her own blog I have offered to show you a link to her Challenge Blog,

I do hope you will go across and support her by clicking on the badge above, and this is what she says about herself and her company.

And she has offered 3 digi's as a prize for this "Valentines Day/Love" Challenge.

We were very lucky to have been given several images to play with and I chose this one for my card.

Isnt she gorgeous and shes called "Valentine Sweetheart" Ive printed her onto white card then used my copics to colour her, afterwards I used a deckle edged oval die to cut her out and used a larger one for the mount.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card with a first mount of red card and the first paper from the Bo Bunnys "Crush" Collection a pretty white background with red hearts on, for my strip down the middle is a piece of red card which has been run through the cuttlebug with a heart embossing folder and a heart punch down both sides, then around the middle I have used a wide satin red ribbon and attached it to the back of the first mount.
The mounted image was then positioned in the middle with the sentiment which is a Whimsey stamp at the bottom on the right hand side. To finish of I have stuck four heart gems down the sides on the two top corners.
Now that youve seen my card I do hope that you will go and visit the Cards for Men Challenge Blogspot and see what the rest of the very talented team have created for your inspiration.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-


McCrafty's Cards said...

Fabulous card Shirley, I like the image, the papers and the embossing.
Kevin xx

Elborgi said...

think this card is realy loved by men

Janette said...

Oh this is gorgeous Shirley, is it for your hubby, he will love it I'm sure.xx

heidy said...

Fab card Shirley!
Hugs Heidy

Doreen said...

Love your card Shirley,fabulous

Evelina Wikberg said...

Lovely card. Love the heart papers! Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley challenges. Hugs Eva

Choccy said...

A beautiful card ! What a great image. Thanks for sharing your creation with us at One Stitch At A Time.. Hope to see you back again next week.
Choccy x

Sue said...

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

That Craft Place Ltd said...

Absolutely stunning!
Thanks for playing along at TCP (That Craft Place) challenge blog!
Lisa xxx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really gorgeous card, I love the inking around the image and the papers are beautiful. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
Lindsay xx

Crafty Chris said...

gorgeous Shirley those papers and image are lovely.
Chris x

coldwaters2 said...

Super card Shirley love the image you chose to work with, the papers and design look terrific.
Lorraine x

Linda said...

Such a beautiful card.. love the darling little image and the papers are wonderful.. Very lovely work as always.. hugs, Linda

Mandy said...

Beautiful card Shirley,I love the image and your papers are lovely...
Mandy x

Melodie said...

Fantastic card, the girl with this great heart is really cool.

Jules said...


Just look at all of those scrummy hearts!!

Love the sentiment too.

Hope you and hubby have a lovely Valentine's Day.

Love Jules xx

Pinkllilac said...

Beautiful card Shirley, love the papers and your design is perfect.
Hugs Linda

Amber S said...

Fabulous card! Thanks for playing in SP & Company's stamp challenge!

Linda said...

Fabulous card and I love the image. Thank you for playing along with us at Gingerloft this time.

Linda DT

Sarah said...

Beautiful Valentines card Shirley x

Donnas Den said...

Fab card, Shirley and love the new blog look.

Donna xxx

Janet said...

A beautiful card Shirley and your colouring is stunning.....hope you are well sweetie!

Hugs x

Heather said...

I LOVE this card!!! your shading is beautiful! I love the way you stamped your sentiment inside her heart and the little highlight on it :D AND the beautiful heart bg paper.
So happy to be able to sponsor CFM this time around.


Poppet said...

Great card Shirley, love how you have shaded the heart it looks really dimensional. Wonderful heart paper too.

Thank you for sharing your wonderful work with us at Crafting When We Can Challenges. :-) xx

Claire said...

Gorgeous card Shirley, love that image. Thanks for joining us at PanPastel UK
Claire xx

Liz's creative corner said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely card with us at ATSC, gorgeous image and shading, love the nestie dies too, hugs Liz xx

Debs said...

a fabby card..thanks for sharing with us at Dream Valley Challenges..hugs Debs x

Tracey said...

What a great card, that image is fabulous! Thank you so much for joining us at The Squirrel & The Fox for our Valentine's challenge.
I hope to see you there again soon,

Nikki Byrne said...

Breat card, fab papers and image :o) Thank you for joining us at Gingerloft challenge this Fortnight. Good luck. HUgs


thescrapmaster said...

Sorry sweetie, your card is lovely, but our Stamping with Sami challenges must use SP & Company Stamps. When you use our SP stamps, please come back and link up with us.
SP and Company Stamps


Hi Shirley...I know I commented on your card on behalf of another design team but I want to say "hubba hubba" - it is fantastic. I love the racey and daring cards. It is true artistry to put out a card like this. It is really very great! Thanks for coming to OSAAT and see you again next week I hope. Smiles, Samara DT

Kelly said...

Gorgeous, i love the colour! Thank you for playing along at One Stitch At A Time xx

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

this is stunning I love the image and the colours you have used......


blogcommenting said...

cards are great


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