Monday, 21 May 2012

Cards for Men Challenge #11 - "Congratulations" and DT Call

Good Morning All, I hope youve had a good weekend, I have, Ive been in charge of taking the dog for a walk while hubby has been volunteering, hes does work with the local restoration Steam Railway and he does love it so I suppose I ought accept it, though at times it does rather take over our weekends.
Anyway back to this fortnights challenge over on Cards for Men and for this one we are being sponsered by Meljens, and we want to see the word "Congratulations" on your card somewhere.

And they are offering a prize of 4 digi images of your own choice, and here is what Melissa says about her company.

Meljen's Designs is a lovely stamp company owned and illustrated by Melissa Jenkins. She illustrates whimsical rubber and digital images inspired by her kids and family. Meljen's Designs has new releases along with a new challenge every Thursday, freebies every Monday and a Guest Designer each month at the Meljen's Designs Blog. Please visit the Meljen's Designs line of stamps at and browse and enjoy Melissa's wonderful images!

And we were lucky enough to be given several images to play with and I decided as I have two friends who are expecting this year I would throw caution to the wind and make a new baby boy card just in case one of them did have a boy.

And of course its Mr.Stork delivering his little buddle, Ive printed him onto white card then used my copic pens to colour him, afterwards I cut him out with my rotatrim, the mount was done in the same way. The sentiment was created on my computer and printed and mounted in the same way as my image.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card with a first mount of blue card and Ive used just one paper from one of my New Baby paper Pads. The pram diecut is one of the Marieanne dies and has been placed in the bottom left hand corner, afterwards I mounted my image towards the right with the sentiment below.
Now that youve seen my card I do hope that you will go and visit the Cards for Men Blogspot and see what the rest of the very talented Design Team have created for your inspiration and hopefully you also will want to create a "Congratulations" card for a special occassion.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-


Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the perfectly coloured

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Shirley, I like the image and the pram.
Kevin xx

heidy said...

Wow what a sweet card Shirley!
Hugs Heidy

Anonymous said...

thata such sweet card! Nuce image!
Hugs from

Lia said...

wonderful card shirlay I love the stamp and greatr sketch
hugs Lia

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Shirley.

Hugs Riet.xx

Lozzapops said...

This is a lovely card Shirley! Meljen's are just fab aren't they! Laura x

Wishcraft said...

Super sweet card Shirley, love the little pram :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Hazel said...

A beautiful new baby card. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x


Hi Shirley
A fabulous card love the image
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Janette said...

Gorgeous card Shirley, this is so sweet.xx

Sarah said...

Awww, this is beautiful Shirley, such a gorgeous cute image x

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Shirley what a lovely card. Love the Meljen's image. Best wishes, Kym xxx

Cindy Groh said...

Fabulous card Shirley. Did you use the powdered chalk around the edges of the image? Thanks for entering at Chalk-Ah-Lot cafe.

happyscrapper said...

This is enchanting. The image is so cute along with the coloring and embellishments. Thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish and hope to see you back.
Christine Dt at Robyn's Fetish

happyscrapper said...

Again this is a gorgeous baby card. Thanks for joining us this week at OSAAT, and come back next week.
Christine Dt at OSAAT

kyms kards said...

Awwwwwwwww what a cute image
Thanks for joining us at Robyn Fetish challenge this week
Kym DT

Bea und Doreen said...

amazing card - so super cute
Many thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays this week
Doreen xx

Jen said...

so cute shirley

jen xxx

Kathy said...

How sweet. That pram die cut is such a great touch. Thanks so much for joining the challenge at Sentimental Sundays this week.

papertrails leaver said...

Awww how cute! I love the storck! Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays for our whimsy challenge! Amy

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

oh this is a cutie ... and what gorgeous colours and image.....


CG said...

Such a sweet, fun card. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT for our Anything Goes challenge! Best, CG

Sandy said...

What a wonderful card! It is so cute!

Thanks for playing along at Sentimental Sundays!

Sandy S

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Pretty card. Was curious as to if you used a blue chalk on the white cardstock on edge?
"Sunshine HoneyBee"