Monday, 25 April 2011

Going dizzy on Cards for Men

The challenge this time at Cards for Men is 'Circles' and I was certainly in a spin with this one, lol.  I had a really hard time getting going for this challenge.  I'll tell you a bit more in a minute.

First though, I should say that this challenge is sponsored by the wonderful Heather over at Fresh Brewed Designs.  Heather has been a long standing supporter of our blog since the early days and always sends us a selection of images to work with.  Here's a bit more from the horses mouth, so to speak,

Hi. I am Heather Dennis. I am a homeschooling mother of 2 wonderful children, the wife of 12 years to the love of my life, a Christian and the owner of Fresh Brewed Designs. I have loved to draw and create ever since I was a child. My daughter has inherited my love of art and recently inspired me to start creating again.
All the images in my shop are hand drawn. I offer a wide range of images from coffee, cute and inspirational.I also love to create custom drawn images, so if you are looking for anything in particular, please feel free to drop me an email.

The prize is 3 digi images of your choice from Fresh Brewed Designs and the challenge will run from now until midnight (BST) on 8th May 2011.  I can't believe it's almost May!!!!  Pop over to the main post for the full details and also for a whole lot of inspiration from the rest of the Design Team.

Anyway, back to my card.  As I said, Heather kindly lets us have a choice of images to work with and I decided on this little car.  I had an idea I my head, but didn't really have the right papers and I'm really trying not to buy any more stuff until I go to the craft fair at Aintree in May.  I finally settled on some papers out of the Echo Park 'Little Boy' range and coloured my image using Promarkers.  I fancied doing a slider card (with an arc motion) but had left it far to late for such experimentation.  So I ended up cutting lots of circles and moving them around a lot.  I used my Sizzix embossing folder - Large Snowballs- on the dark blue card.  The cardstock is either C'oredinations or Dovecraft (I used both).

I'm pleased with the overall effect and have left off a sentiment as it's a good standby card.  The only thing is that in my efforts to make sure everything was stuck down in the right place, I neglected to check the orientation of my card and it opens the wrong way.  Never mind, we all make mistakes.

I'm going to enter this card into the following challenges:

Tuesday Throwdown - Polka Dots
Top Tip Tuesday - Open Challenge
Scrap-Creations - Digital Image
Creative Craft Challenges - Embossing
Your Next Stamp Challenge - texture
Simon Says Stamp - embossing
I Love Promarkers - anything goes
Southern Girls - Green & blue.
Shelly's Images - Show us what you got.
The Rubber Cafe - Polka dots.
Meljens Designs - Masculine.
Delicious Doodles - Anything goes.
Sugar Creek Hollow  - Circles
Sparkles Forum - Anything goes
Creative Inspirations - use a Digi.
Crafty Pad - Circles.
Card Cupids - use Punches
Stamping Scrapping Central - Anything Goes
Stamp-N-Doodle - Masculine
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - One for the Boys


WencheP said...

Lot's of circles going on there! Very cool!


Alison said...

The colours are great on this- love the collage of papers. If you want to rescue the opening the wrong way problem you could cut off the front and make an easel card with it- then nobody would ever know!
Hugs, Alison x

Sarah said...

Great card Donna, I love this image and you certainly have filled the brief with all the circles! Hope you've had a lovely Easter xxx

Nannieflash said...

Wow Donna youve done a stunning job on that card I love the papers and your fabulous colouring, all in all it turned out just as a little boy would love it. With hugs Shirleyxx

Lisa Jane said...

what a fab card - i love all those circles
Thanks for joining us at LCI
Lisa x

Tine said...

Hi. Lovely card and perfect colours for a boy's card too. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers.
Tine :)

Claire Phillips said...

Donna - glad to hear I am in good company - made a card recently that opened upside down!!! Fab card - love the cars....Cheers Claire x

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so cute, fab embossing.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

Katja said...

This boy card is really gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining our challenge at Meljen's Designteam & Challengeblog this week!

Katja (DT-member of Meljen's)

WeirdCat said...

Great card, love the circle layers, thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers this week
Ruth x

Min said...

The layers of circles are just terrific! Thanks so much for playin' along with us this week for the Shelly's Images "Show Us What You Got" Challenge.
We hope you'll join us again soon! Hugs & Happy Days! ~Min
Kaymin Kreations

Tussemaja said...

You have really used circles on this card. Nice papers. And I love your colouring.

Robbie said...

Love all these circles, fun image and great combined with that particular DP. Thank You for sharing this with us at MelJens Designs for our Masculine Challenge.

Robin Parker said...

Wow, what a clever way to incorporate the challenge into your creation. Thanks for sharing on the Meljen's Design Challenge.

Wishcraft said...

Fab card Donna :o) Great mix of papers and embossing. I've done the 'opening wrong way thing' before too... had to cut the front off and stick it on another blank card lol. Lisa x

sue said...

Great card! I Love all the circles! Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls Challenge :)

Dawn said...

WOW all those Circles! Just perfect for the Circles Challenge over at The Crafty Pad!
Who cares which way it opens! It's your creation!!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

Donna Moore said...

Great card for this challenge, you really nailed it! Love your colors and subject, terrific! Thanks for joining in on the "circles" challenge this week at SCH, hope you will join us again this coming week!

Maggie's Crafts said...

Great card!

Thank you for joining The Crafty Pad in our CIRCLES challenge.:)


Debbie said...

What a fun card!!! Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations this week, hope to see you again next week as well


jackiescrafts said...

What a great card for a man, love all the circles
Thanks for joining in at SFC this time

Jackie x

Pat said...

Lovely card, cute image. Thanks for sharing at The Crafty Pad this week.

Pat xx

Crafty Lynz said...

Fab card! Love the image and the papers work really well!!

Thanks for joining us at SFC this time. Good Luck!

Hugs, Lynsey x

Karen said...

Cute card! THanks for joining us at SSCC!