Monday, 16 September 2013

Challenge #19 - "String if Up" - Cards for Men Challenge

Good Morning Crafters, well its certainly been a wet weekend for us here in Gloucestershire and I suppose this is the type of weather we are going to have to endure, as no doubt we are on the way to Autumn, its so depressing I dont like the dark evenings or the cold wet days, but then Im a Spring and Summer girl so I suppose I will just have to accept it and just get on with things.
Anyway this fortnights Challenge over on Cards for Men is a "String it Up" one and this is all about putting bakers twine or string on your cards, I know it was very popular a few months ago so Im sure you will be able to dig it out of your stash and then add it to your card.
This time we are being sponsored by Digital Delights

And they are offering a fabulous prize of : $5 Gift Voucher

and this is what they say about themselves:-

And here is what I made for this Challenge:-
For my card I used "Casey goes Fishing" this is a old image for Digital Delights but Im sure some of you might still have it in your library so I cant give you a link to it. I have printed him onto white card then used my copic pens to colour her, afterwards I used my rotatrim to cut him out and then created a mounted from blue card. The sentiment is one from the Digi Paper Set that I used for my card.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card with a first mount of blue card, and the papers as I said are digital ones and they are from Sweetshoppe "Hook, Line and Sinker" paper set, the first is a blue background with fish all over it, the second is a beige one and I have cut a strip and then used a EK success border punch on it, and the third paper is a stripped one which has been stuck to a blue mount and then around it I have wrapped some bakers twine around it I then tied a knot at the top.
I have placed the mounted image in the center and the mounted sentiment at the bottom on the right.
To finish of I have used two fish buttons and I have threaded more of the bakers twine through the holes and tied a not in the ends, then used a coat and fishing rod buttons below these, and then in the opposite corner I have placed a basket button.
Now that youve seen my card I do hope that you will pay a visit to 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 to will take part in this "String it Up" Challenge.
This Card is to be entered the following Challenges:-


Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Fab card Shirley, love Sweet Shoppe papers they are very addictive!! Susan x

Lisa Jane said...

This is brilliant .. just love the cute little embellies
Lisa x

Alyx said...

This is fabulous Shirley! Love the image and great layout and those embellies are perfect.

Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble & Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

Lorraine said...

This is smashing Shirley. Great papers too.

Pat K said...

Great card Shirley. Love the image and your embellies are perfect. hugs, Pat K xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Brilliant card Shirley, I like the image and all the embellishments.
Kevin xx

heidy said...

Such a cute card Shirley!!
XXX Heidy

Cards By MI said...

Looks lovely. And very relaxing. Many years since I did that. _:) Great card.
Love n hugs

Cathy P said...

Love all of the extras you added to your card. The off-white border looks like waves! Thanks for playing along with us at Color Me Creative's Anything Goes challenge .
Cathy xx

fiona mctiernan walker said...

A lovely fishing card great for a man. thankyou for joining us at our challenge at Challenges 4 everybody. Good luck Fiona DT.

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card Shirley, I love all of your embellishments.

Danni said...

What an awesome card! Thank you for playing along with the CMC Copic Challenge!
Danni-CMC DT

Lena said...


Many thanks for the welcome to TPS! I feel really well received and I am very much looking forward to work with you all

Have a great day!

Hug Lena

Pop's Cards said...

Simply Stunning sweetie, hugs Pops x

Anonymous said...

I love all the cute embellishments, great male card, nicely done Shirley
Hugs Julie P

Spyder said...

Fishing you a great week! another fab card!! thank you for your visit, I don't know where the time goes...I certainly don't waste it tidying up my craft room! (I'm waiting of the tidy fairies, someone promised to send them!)

Sarah said...

Fabulous card for a fisherman Shirley x