Monday, 30 August 2010

Cards for Men DT card- Challenge 18...

Our challenge at Cards for Men this fortnight is 'Long Summer Days' which will run until 12th September.
Phindie's Place are sponsoring this challenge and she has offered the fabulous prize of a $10 gift certificate. The DT were lucky enough to be given some of her images to make their cards and they are just gorgeous- if you have not seen her designs before you must pop over to her store and have a look!

Here's a bit about our sponsor: Phindy's Place Digi Stamps is where you can find hundreds of beautifully drawn and detailed images for all your handmade card, scrapbook and paper crafting projects. Digi stamping is a new endeavor for children's book illustrator Philomena O'Neill and she enjoys drawing charming line images for crafters to color and embellish for their own creative efforts. Philomena likes to think of this as a collaboration between two artists.

So... on to my card! I could not resist this little guy from Phindie's Place! My son is now 8, but this reminded me so much of him when he was little- he was a gorgeous 'chunky' little lad who was a determined walker at nine and a half months, although he was a bit older before he decided that he liked ice cream and I remember some of the faces he pulled at how cold it was when he first had it!
I love these colours together, as you can tell from my blog background, and they are such lovely summery shades. The papers are a digi download from the Stuff to Scrap 'Great Outdoors' blog hop.

I would like to enter this card into Papertake Weekly's 3-2-1 recipe challenge (mine is 3 DP, 2 ribbons and 1 image). Cooking it up with Katie have 'for a boy, checks and add some brown'. Stampin' for the WeekendCrafty Emma's, Bee Crafty and The Paper Players all have 'anything goes'. Finally Corrosive Challenges have 'for the guys'.

13 comments:

Rainmac said...

Love this card, gorgeous soft colours and a lovely story about your lil lad x

Nannieflash said...

Hi Alison, what a gorgeous image and youve done a brilliant job not of colouring it but the design and papers are fabulous. with love and hugs Shirleyxxx

Always Playing with Paper said...

Fabulous colour and paper combo! Love the look of your blog too! Good luck with the challenge! Thanks for sharing with the Paper Players this week!
Smiles,
Lesley :)

Mummylade said...

this is just wonderful! Thank you for joining the SFTW challenge and good luck.

Katie said...

Super cute card!
Thanks for Cooking It Up With Katie this week :)

issy said...

Hi Alison, I love the pastel look of this card, (not easy to achieve) it looks fabulous.

issy

Milliesmarvels said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks so much for joining us for the 1st CES Challenge!
Jane
x

Sharon Caudle said...

Fabulous card!! I love it! Thanks so much for joining us at PTW!
hugs!
Sharon

Tammy said...

Adorable card! Love the soft colors! Thanks for Cooking it up with Katie!
Tammy x

Carolina said...

Very lovely card and a great image.
Thank you for cooking it up with Katie

Mandy said...

Hi Alison,
Gorgeous card....I love this image and the colours are perfect...
Mandy xx

Jaydee said...

Alison, this is wonderful! I love your color choices and what a fabulous coloring job. The card made me smile.
Thank you for joining the Paper Players for our Anything Goes challenge this week.

Patricia St Martin said...

You did a fabulous job on your card. It was hard to choose what one to do. I love her images. Your layout is very nice and the coloring is perfect.