Monday 22 July 2013

Challenge #15 - Cards for Men - "Christmas in July"

Good Morning, I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and wasnt the weather fabulous, we are getting rather used to this heat and I do hope it will last only time will tell. Anyway this weeks Challenge over on Cards for Men is "Christmas in July" and that should cool things down for you and we are being sponsored by "Meljens".

And they are offering a fabulous prize 4 images.

and here is what Melissa says about her company:-

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!
DT Images:

And we were lucky enough to be able a choose a image to play with and I chose this one.

Its called "Bitty Christmas Tree Bears" and I have printed them on to white card and coloured it with my copic pens, afterwards I cut it out with my rotatrim and then mounted it onto a piece of red card. I also used some of the card to cut out the sentiment.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card with a first mount of red card, and the papers I have used are from Echo Park "Very Merry Christmas" paper pad. The first is a white background with snowman on, and the second is a green background with trees and snowflakes on it.
I then placed the mounted image in the middle with the sentiment down the right hand side. The last flourish is the Bell Banner thats been stuck across the top.
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 very talented Design Team  have created for your inspiration and hopefully you will want to take part in this "Christmas in July" Challenge.
This Card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-


brenda said...

Sorry I've been such a bad blogger the last few weeks Shirlety and hands up and admit this is mostly copy and paste, but just wanted to thank you for your visits whilst I have been poorly, hopefully when we return from holiday I will back to normal - whatever that is !

B x

Unknown said...

Shirley this is fabulous my dear friend, loving that image hun, great work as always, hope you are well, xxx

heidy said...

Such a lovely Christmas card Shirley!!
XXX Heidy

Stef H said...

this is fabulous! absolutely love those dies. wish we had them here in the USA. never seen anything even close to them.

hugs :)

Pat K said...

Wonderful card Shirley. Love the image and the vertical sentiment. Pat K x

Sparkly Engineer said...

Cute card that can be used for anyone of any age.

Mary Anne, Great Impressions DT

Anonymous said...

love the image!

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is gorgeous Shirley, I like the image, the colours and the die cut bells.
kevin xx

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie, a gorgeous creation hugs pops x

Jill said...

I love this image it's fab - I shall have to investigate! Still seems wrong to be doing Christmas cards in this heat.

Craftevan said...

Hi Shirley, another brilliant DT card, your colouring is always top notch along with your layout. Well done Kate xx

Jo Ann said...

What a pretty card. Love the way you colored the image and your design. Thanks for playing in our neighborhood---613 Avenue Create! God bless.


Karen (karey2005) said...

CUTE! I love that image, and I love your card! Your coloring is really pretty! Thank you for joining the Christmas Card Challenges! Karen N, CCC-DT (