Monday, 27 September 2010

Cards for Men DT card- Challenge 20...

Our challenge at Cards for Men this fortnight is to make a card on the theme of Autumn and ,of course, it must be for a man or boy!
 I don't have any specifically 'autumn' images so I decided to use autumn colours to make my card. Autumn is also the start of the new academic year so I made my card as a good luck card suitable for a young man starting College or University. The papers are a free download from Shabby Princess called Shabby Fall and I used promarkers to colour the 'my guy Ian' image in warm autumn tones to match the papers. I confess to buying the 'tiny leaf' Sizzix originals die especially for this card but dies go on forever and all the leaves were cut from oddments in my scraps box which gives a nice tapestry of colours.
I saw a card in this shape while visiting blogs (sorry, I can't remember whose!) so I had a play last week to work out how it was done. It wasn't too hard, just involved a bit of measuring, similar to a side step card but on both sides. Does anybody know what this style is called?
Cards for Men is being sponsored by Crafts and Me and they are offering this fabulous stamp for our lucky winner:
Here's a bit about our sponsor: Crafts and Me has everything for the card maker, with a wide range of rubber stamps from around the world. Teresa has just introduced her own range of rubber stamps from three international artists Hannah Lynn, Molly Harrison and Sara Burrier.


I am also entering this card for these challenges:

17 comments:

Nannieflash said...

Hi Alison, wow thats one fabulous card, the Autumn colouring is gorgeous and your image is just right. With love and hugs Shirleyxxx

Donnas Den said...

I agree with Shirley, Alison. It's wonderful and I bought a leaf punch for mine but wish I'd but a die instead.

Take care,

Donna x

Gemma said...

a perfect Male card Alison! Thanks for joining in this weeks challenge at Charisma Cardz! Gemma :)

racinggrandma61 said...

This is just adorable. Great job. TYSVM for joining us at AiFactory challenges and please be sure to come back and join us again.

Laralee DT

Mandy said...

Hi Alison,
I love this shape of card I haven't seen it before...Your image and colours are perfect a fab card...
Mandy xx

Dawn said...

Fab card, love that shape of card & perfect male card. Thanks for playing along with us at OSAAT this week

Cherie said...

Fab autumn colours lovely step card for a guy.
Thanks for playing along with Creative Card Crew.
hugs cherie

Sprytebyrd said...

Wonderful card, Alison! The image is perfect for Fall and I love all the leaves!
Thanks so much for playing along this week at Stamptacular Sunday ♥ Good luck on our Season's Change challenge!
Dee (Spryte)
Sprytebyrds Spot

Rainmac said...

This is gorgeous Alison, I love the card shape and the beautiful autumnal colours. The image is fab x

Ellie said...

Fantastic card! Love the designer papers, so go really well with the cute image. Love the easel style!

Annette said...

Fabulous man card & it blends so fabulously with the fall colours! Thanks for joining us at SSC this week.

tampatha said...

great non traditional card! i love autumn colors! thanks for playing this week at AIF
-Tammy DT Lead

Deb said...

fabulous easel card, I love it, gorgeous autumnal colours! hugs Debx

Gemma said...

What a lovely autumn card great colours. Love all the leaves you used, great take on our challenge this week. Thanks for joining us at SSC this week and happy crafting, Gemma

Jules said...

This is a brilliant make .. .. which I am a little late in catching up with .. .. sorry!!

I love how you have brought Autumn into such a brilliant creation. Everything is so neat and your image perfectly coloured.

Love Jules xx

Patricia St Martin said...

Perfect Autumn card. So creative with the autumn colors and the leaves.

Marianne (Sakkalo) said...

Hi Alison - thanks for visiting my blog and for your kind words!
I really like your blog and all the cards you've made. :)
This card is really nice as well, I love the colour scheme.
I don't know if you'v 'stopped by me' previously, but I have a template for cutting and folding cards like this - at
this page.

♥ Hugs, MArianne (Sakkalo)