Monday, 18 July 2011

Cards for Men challenge 15 and a freebie sentiment...

Welcome to our new challenge at Cards for Men. This time we would like you to 'Use a key' on your men's or boy's card. This challenge opens up all sorts of possibilities- new home, first car/test passed, 18th/21st birthday, Valentines or, like me, anniversary.
I've had this Prairy Fairy image called 'With all my heart' for ages and thought he would be perfect for my card. He has been coloured with Promarkers and the heart and his nose have been glazed with Glossy Accents.
The papers are a digiscrap set called 'Heart Attack' by The Latest Scoop, Too. I loved the fresh, slightly retro colours. I only posess 3 border punches- because I usually mat on card which they often won't go through- but I used printed red paper from the kit for this so I used my Fiskars heart punch to add a decorative border.
It's typical isn't it? When I don't need one I'm sure I saw key charms on the racks of £1 craft packs but when I want one- they don't! However after much searching and visiting 3 shops I found these little toppers and pulled off the tiny, metal key and padlock to make my own sentiment.
This is another of my own sentiments- I know it isn't perfect but I was experimenting with adding borders. If you would like to snag it as a freebie please do.

We are sponsored by Prairie Fairy for this challenge and if you haven't already come across their designs you are in for a treat. Pop over to the store to take a look. Please pop over to the Cards for Men site for details of the prize.
The rest of the wonderful Cards for Men DT have also used Prairie Fairy designs for their cards so do take a look at all the inspiration there. You have until 31st July to take part.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:


Ali said...

Fab card the colours are lovely and fresh - thank you for sharing your sentiment. xx

Sarah said...

Gorgeous card Alison, you are so clever making your own sentiments, thanks for sharing xxx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Alison a really fabulous card and your colouring is brilliant, love the whole card design. hugs Shirleyxxx

WencheP said...

This is such a sweet card.... :)


Fleur said...

This is gorgeous Alison. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
Hugz Fleur xXx

Alex said...

This is so cute Alison, I love it, thank you for my lovely birthday card, I also love that, this is one image from Elzybells that I didn't get until it was the last minute, and then they ran out!!!! lol xx

Jill said...

Love those gorgeous little charms! Really lovely card! Thanks for playing along with us at Ellephantastic. Jill

Mummylade said...

This is a gorgeous creation Alison! Thank you so much for sharing with us Allsorts and good luck!

Nina said...

A realy great card!! Love the heart punch and great coloured motiv.

Thank you for joining our Animal Antics challenge at Stamptacular Sunday :)
Hugs, Nina.

Ellephantastic said...

Thank you for joining our celebrations challenge with your lovely creation.
Don't forget you have just under 2 weeks left to join in our blog hop if you haven't already!! Also make sure you enter the candy twice for joining in the challenge.
Good luck hugs Helen x

Thistleblue said...

Hi Alison, such a cute card! thanks for joining us for this months Ellephantastic Challenge.