Monday, 7 May 2012

Cards for Men Challenge #10 - "Kicking Back"

Good Morning, I do hope you are enjoying your Bank Holiday weekend and the weather has been kinder to you than it has for me, anyway todays challenge for Cards for Men is themed "Kicking Back" now you might wonder what this means as Ive been told its to cover "Pastimes and Hobbies" so that should be an easy one for you. And for this Challenge we are being sponsered by "The Stamping Boutique"

And they are offering a prize of 3 digis of your own choice, and here is what they say about themselves.

I'm Tracey Malnofski, the artist and owner of The Stamping Boutique. My team and I are very happy to sponsor Cards for Men. My store has been open since September 2009.I am currently a stamp artist for UnityStampCo. and I've worked for InStyleStamps, Squigglefly, and TheDigiShack in the past. I'm a professional artist and an active member of the Artist' Guild in my community. I have quite a busy household with a husband, 3 teenagers, 5 mini-dachshunds and an Appaloosa mare. It's noisy, but I love them all. I'm truly blessed.
"The Stamping Boutique" is dedicated to quality products and original artwork. We not only provide wonderful digital images in our store, but also several lines of red rubber images. Our designers are chosen for their character and personality,as well as, their beautiful designs. We work hard to give you our very best. Thank you so much for having us as your sponsor this week."
And I chose to use AJ on a Cycle as I know a lot of the men enjoy either racing or mountian biking, I know as my grandson loves taking part in it.

Ive printed him onto white card and then used my copic pens to colour him, afterwards I used my rotatrim to cut him out and stamped the sentiment and mounted them both in the same way on some dark blue card.
The base card is a 7"x 7" white card with a first mount of blue card, and the papers are ones I found on the interenet and I have placed the first one a dark blue paper with lots of cycles on, the second is a sentiment one and Ive used a Martha Stewart border punch down the edge and placed it on top of the first one.
The mounted image was then positioned towards the left and the sentiment below on the right hand side.
Now that youve seen my card I do hope you will go and visit the Cards for Men Challenge Blogspot and see what the rest of the design team have created for your inspiration and hopefully you will want to take part in this "Kicking Back" Challenge.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-


Doreen said...

Love your gorgeous card

brenda said...

A really sweet card for a little lad Shirley.

Hope you have a good bank holiday Monday.

B x

McCrafty's Cards said...

A really sweet card Shirley, I like the image and the papers.
Kevin xx

Janette said...

Lovely card Shirley, very

Crafty Chris said...

Beautiful Shirley gorgeous papers and sweet image.
Chris x

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Shirley this is fabulous I adore that image, I have used this one once or twice, the papers is a perfect match for the image, super card.
Lorraine x

heidy said...

So cute Schirley!!
Hugs Heidy

Spyder said...

Lovely fun card Shirley! Love those papers too, they match sooo well!

Alison said...

AJ is such a cutie and you have coloured him beautifully. Those papers are just perfect!
Thanks for your kind words of encouragement.
Hugs, Alison xxx


Hi Shirley
A fabulous card love the image and paper's
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Marie said...

Such cute card. Really lovely.
Love n hugs

Riet said...

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

Hugs Riet.xx

Sarah said...

Such a fab card for a boy Shirley, love the image x

Christine said...

Hi Shirley cute image & colouring great design & papers lovely male creation.

smiles Christine x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

This is so sweet, the image is adorable and those papers are gorgeous. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
Lindsay xx

Sue said...

Hi hun
aww a fab male card, great image, perfect papers, great design, sue,x

Patricia St Martin said...

Shirley, Hello my friend... I'm so happy to be back. My computer had crashed and I have not been able to stop by anyone, so I have missed all my friends. I sure felt lost we sure do depend on that a lot I enen had to miss some challenges so I'm so happy to be back. Just a darling card, love what you did with the image.

Judy McKay said...

I like the card - great design and colour scheme. Thank you for playing Come and Get it Challenges this week.

Anonymous said...

Very cute card. Thanks for taking time to post on the Come and Get it Challenge blog this week.

Meighan Wheller said...

Love the image Shirley and the papers are such a good match. Thanks joining us at Come and Get It this week. Regards Meighan

Brenda Brown said...

A great card for a lad Shirley. Thanks for linking this to PanPastel UK this week.
hugs {brenda} xox

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Shirley, fantastic boy card. He's a lovely little character. I might have to have him!! Best wishes, Kym xxx

Mandy said...

Fabulous card Shirley,love the image and your papers are perfect to go with it...Have a great day...
Mandy x

Woo said...

Fab card, thank you for sharing it with us a Here Come The Boys! Good Luck Woo x

Cindy Groh said...

This card is lovely. I love your designer papers and attention to detail. However it doesn't qualify for our Chalk-Ah-Lot challenge since the rules state you have to use powdered chalk by Stamp N Plus. If you are interested in our chalk please visit
The owner is running a special of two free chalks for the price of S&H. Thank You