Monday, 24 September 2012

Challenge #20 - Cards for Men - "Animal Magic"

Good Morning Everyone, yet another fortnight has flown by and we have reached our 20th Challenge over on the Cards for Men Challenge Blogspot, and for this we want to see animals on your cards as its themed "Animal Magic" and we are being sponsored by Meljens Designs.

And they are offering 4 digis as a prize and this is what they say about themselves:-

Meljen's Designs ( is a digital stamp company owned and illustrated by Melissa Jenkins. She illustrates whimsical, fun digital images inspired by her kids and family. The Meljen's Designs store officially launched on April 1 and it is steadily growing. The new store offers instant downloads, organized categories, and a search feature. We have new releases along with a new challenge every Thursday, freebies every Mondays and a monthly Guest Designer at the Meljen's Designs Blog ( Please visit the store to find more of Melissa's wonderful images!

We were lucky enough to be given a few images to play with and I chose this one for my card.

Its "Astronaut Bear" and I have printed him onto white card and then used my copic pens to colour him, after cutting him out with my rotatrim I used a blue inkpad around the edges to create the sky. Ive mounted him onto red card. The sentiment was created in My Craft Studio and then cut out with a circle die, and used a larger one on some red card for the mount.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card with a first mount of red card, the papers I have used are Nitwits Downloads "Spaced Out", the first a dark one with stars, rockets and planets on, the second is a red sentiment one and the third is a pale blue background with a circle pattern on it.
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 Design Team have created for your inspiration and hopefully you will also want to take part in this "Animal Magic" Challenge.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-


Doreen said...

This is wonderful Shirley,gorgeous image and love the

Lisa Jane said...

oh this is brilliant - i love the fun papers - just perfect
Lisa x

craftygranny said...

What a fab image and the papers are just perfect too. Thanks for joining us at Challenges 4 Everybody . Hugs Trisha x DT

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Aww that's cute. Lovely bright colours. I have some candy on offer.

McCrafty's Cards said...

A great card Shirley, I like the image the papers and the layout.
Kevin xx

Eileen said...

Great card for a little boy Shirley. Love the cute image and papers you have used
Eileen x

Anonymous said...

thats such cute image!


heidy said...

Oh what a cute card Shirley!!!
XXX Heidy

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Shirley.

Hugs Riet.xx

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie, this is just adorable fantastic work sweetie, huggles Pops x x x

Marjorie said...

Such a lovely image Shirley and I love the papers you have used...gorgeous boys card..


Awww, this is a super card Shirley - love those papers and the fab. colours.

Hope all is well with you and yours - hugs, Sylvia xxx

Michelle B. said...

Outta this world! Love the papers, such a cute birthday card!

Melodie said...

Hi Shirley, your bear is so cute and the papers you have chosen are wonderful. I love your card.

debby4000 said...

Love your fabulous, sweet card Shirley.

Astrid said...

Fabulous card Shirley, love it !

hugs Astrid

Sarah said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Shirley, love the image and how you've coloured him x

coldwaters2 said...

What a lovely little cutie image Shirley great colours, papers and design.
lorraine x