Monday, 8 November 2010

Cards for Men DT card- Challenge 23...

Our challenge at Cards for Men this fortnight is to make an Animal card for a man or boy. Make sure you have a look at the details at the end of this post because we have a special participation only freebie for you this challenge.

The DT were lucky enough to be able to choose an image to play with by Hope Jacare and I chose to use House of Hamish. I printed him to fit in the second largest of my Labels 8 Nesties and made my mount by drawing around the outside of the nestie and cutting it out.  (It is the only frustrating thing about these- that they don't increase to make their own mats.) Had fun with all my brown promarkers doing all the woodgrain! The papers are from a Stuff to Scrap blog train called Great Outdoors and I ran the plain one through my argyle embossing folder- I must get these out more often as I'm always pleased with the effect! It needed a little something else so I added a couple of brown brads.

We are being sponsored by Hope Jacare and we have one of her images as a rubber stamp for our lucky winner. Here's what Claire says about herself: "I'm a SAHM with three young children. I trained in Textile Design at the Glasgow School of Art and I love all things handmade, but especially papercrafts. I love to doodle ... and my doodles are available to purchase as digital images through Shop Handmade."
Claire has kindly given this Robin digi image to give as a freebie for everyone who takes part in the challenge. It will be e-mailed to all the participants when the challenge closes so make sure you leave your e-mail carefully with the 'blue frog' linky when you link up your card.



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15 comments:

Nannieflash said...

Hi Alison, wow what a fabulous card, the colouring on it is brilliant, the papers are gorgeous. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

Rainmac said...

Absolutely beautiful card Alison, I love the clean lines and gorgeous colours xxx

Donnas Den said...

I really love this card and applaud your patience colouring the woodgrain,lol. The papers and embossing are fab.

Donna xx

Mandy said...

Hi Alison,
Stunning card...Love the image and your colouring is amazing...Gorgeous papers and layout....Thanks for your lovely comment on my family situation...
Mandy xx

Gemma said...

a gorgeous creation! Thanks for joining in this weeks embossing challenge at CRAFT! Gemma :)

Manuela said...

Very nice card! Great colouring!

Thanks for joining us at Challenge up your Life!

Hugs,
Manuela

issy said...

I agree with all the comments, its gorgeous.

issy

carol said...

lovely card, thanks for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. x carol

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Alison this is gorgeous I so love that image the embossing detail looks fabulous thank you for joining our challenge at OSCC this week.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Chrissie said...

Lovely card Alison!
Thanks so much for joining in our challenge at One Stop Cards and Crafts.
Chrissie

Francesca said...

What A wonderful card , Thanks for joining us at OSCC this week and good luck !
Hugs
Francesca

gina g said...

Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at the OSCC this week. luv gina xx

Claire Phillips said...

Great job with Hamish and his house Alison - love it and a super mix of colours and texture! Cheers Claire x

Kate said...

This is so sweet! I love the argyle embossed mat against the plaid paper. That looks so sharp!

kasthurirajam said...

pretty work