Monday, 30 September 2013

Challenge #20 - Cards for Men - "Myth and Legend"

Good Morning Crafters, this week is a very special one for me as Im travelling up to Scotland on Thursday for my eldest daughters wedding, on the way Im going to visit my very dear friend Elaine so Im really looking forward to that, shes such a lovely person that Im really excited at meeting her face to face for the first time. Then if that was not enough on the way home Im visiting yet another of my dear friends Avril so Im one lucky lady with lots of lovely things to look forward to.
Anyway I had better get back to work as I wont get my post written up if I dont, this weeks Challenge over at Cards for Men is all about "Myth and Legend" and that covers anything that your heart desires, and for this one we are being sponsored by "Bugaboo"

and they are offering a fabulous prize of
of winners choice.

And here is what they say about themselves:-

Everything That You Ever Wanted to Know About Bugaboo Stamps: A Short Essay
As if raising five children in the frozen land of the North was not enough of a challenge, Jodie Mackrell decided to dip her cold little Canadian toes into the world of papercrafting by opening an online store full of her illustrations. That was two years ago. Today Bugaboo Stamps is one of the leading companies in digital images, and we're still growing! From seriously snarky to sugary sweet to sublimely soulful all the way over to the other side of the super sexy spectrum, you're bound to find all that you need and more to create your paper projects. Jodie works very hard to provide New Releases and Freebies every week!
If your taste runs to rubber (and you know who you are), you can find Bugaboo Stamps stamps at Totally Stampalicious. And finally, join the Bugaboo Stamps DT for weekly challenges at Catch the Bug.

And here is the card I created for this Challenge.

I have used the Bugaboo "Witch Cat" this may be a old image thats been discontinued as I was unable to find it on their website, but I felt it was just right for my card as I know children love anything with spiders and cats, or at least my grandchildren do.
Ive printed the image onto white card then used my copic pens to colour it, afterwards I used the Memory box die to cut it out and inked around the edge, then used the Spider corner also from Memory box to use as a overlay.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card and the papers I have used are from The Paper Shelters "Studies of a Witch" digi paper set, the first a deep purple and the second a paler one on which I have used a Martha Steward spiderweb border punch, then on top of this is a orage one which has been placed on black card. These were all layered up on a black first mount.
The the mounted image was placed towards the left and then I have punched out Memory Box bats in several sizes and a spider which I hung from the corner spider web, and the final flourish is the spider charm in the bottom left hand corner.
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.


Marianne's Craftroom said...

Fun card, love it. Have a fabulous week, sounds like a lot of fun ahead xx

Unknown said...

sweet images for Halloween a beautiful card Shirley luv it.
Chris x

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie, this is just gorgeous, hugs Pops x x x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Brilliant card, I like the fun image the frame and the bats.
Kevin xx


Fabulous and brilliant card Shirley
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Anonymous said...

this card is fab, love that you've used bugaboo, their images are great to work with! thank you for joining us at Challenges4Everybody this time! Hope to see you again! Good Luck!!
- Amelia - Admin

brenda said...

Hands up this is a bit of a copy/pasty Shirley, hands not playing the game on the computer at the moment, but wanted to pop in and say hello and as always a lovely card.

B x

heidy said...

Faolous card Shirley!!
XXX Heidy

Anonymous said...

have a great time at your daugther and your friend!
Hugs Elma

Sarah said...

Fabulous fun card Shirley. I love the details and colours x

Angelique said...

Wonderful card and design.
Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create

Huggsss, Angelique

Rosemary said...

Well, what a fun time you were planning to have - I hope the weekend wedding and the meeting up with friends went swimmingly! Your card is wonderful, I love that is has all the elements of a Halloween card without anything too scary or gory. I'm all about the whimsy and this made me smile. Beautiful choice of colors and papers, image, and your coloring is fab. Thank you so much for sharing your take on our Opus Gluei challenge. Hope to see you back with us for more themes.

Meighan Wheller said...

A fabulous spooky card Shirley. Love the image and the spider web. Thanks for sharing with us at Come and Get It this week. We hope to see you again soon. Meighan DT

Jana said...

Love that witch cat. Your coloring is great. This card is perfect for MY Halloween. Cuteness!!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at OPUS GLUEI.