Monday, 25 April 2011

Cards for Men challenge 9- circles...

I haven't been around much lately because we have been away to visit my parents in Wales. The weather was fabulous and it was great to see them.
Our new challenge at Cards for Men is to make a card for a male using circles. My DT teamie Kitty set this challenge and it is a great open one for making any card you need. You could use a DP with circles, circle cutters, circular embellishments like brads or buttons or anything else you can think of!
The DT were lucky to be given images from our sponsor Fresh Brewed Designs. I used 'latte party' for my card and coloured it with a limited pallette of promarkers to match my papers. It has been double matted with a red pearlised card then a very pale, textured silver, both from my stash, which have been cut with nesties. The papers are from a blog train called 'Pirates not allowed' and I have used a spotted paper in both a light and dark colourway. I went back to my Fiskars circle cutter for the big circle- more fiddly than dies but it gets there in the end! The circle sentiment is a freebie which can be found here.

Heather from Fresh Brewed Designs is offering 3 digi images of your choice for our lucky winner and the challenge runs until the 8th May. Our new DT members are with us for this challenge and there is a great variety of cards for inspiration on the Cards for Men challenge site.

I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:

16 comments:

WencheP said...

I love the colors, very cool.....

-Wenche

Sarah said...

Gorgeous clean looking card Alison, I love all the papers and layout you've used and the image looks great. Hope you've had a lovely Easter xxx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Alison I love this design of Heathers as she really loves her coffee, its bright and cheerful and the colour choice and papers are stunning. with hugs Shirleyxxx

Céline said...

fab card, love the layout with all that circles!
thanks for sharing with us at stamptacular sunday this week
hugs
céline SSC DT

Heide said...

Super cute card, love all the dots and circles! Great image too. Thanks for joining us at SCH.
Hugs, Heide

Saskia said...

Lovely to see your work at Polka Doodles! Thanks for joining us and good luck!

Greetings, Saskia :)

Dianna said...

Adorable card! Thank you for joining us at Meljen's Designs for our Masculine Challenge!  Hope to see you again next week!

~ Di, Meljen's DT Member

Donnas Den said...

Great card, Alison. The Design Papers are just right.

Donna x

Princess4Wiz said...

Fabulous card and just gorgeous colours! Beth. xxx

Tussemaja said...

I like all the spots on the papers. But it is not too much for you added to the stripe as well. Great card.

Cec said...

Fabulous card for a guy with those wonderful papers and the circles on circles layout. A real man can handle pink so your colouring is great. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow.
Hugs!
Cec

Grenouille Greetings said...

It's bean a pleasure to stop by and see all the fabulous circular layers on your pretty (but not too pretty if it's for a boy!) card. Thanks a latte for joining in with us at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge! Hugs, Lesley

Sharon Basel said...

Alison this is a wonderful guy card. I love all the super papers you've combined and I think that image is a perfect and versatile one for this purpose. Thanks for playing in the Sugar Creek Hollow challenge!
Sharon, SCH-DT

Colette said...

Great masculine card, glad you could join us at Polkadoodles this week. Good Luck! Colette xx

Tip Top said...

Lovely card! Thanks for entering the Polkadoodle Challenge - hope you can join us again next week!

Fliss said...

Really lovely card Alison.
Thanks for joining in with Polka Doodles 3 patterned papers challenge and good luck!
x