Friday, 1 January 2010

A New Year..... a new challenge.... at Cards For Men!

Happy New Year everyone! I hope it will be one of peace and happiness for all of you.
Today, I have for you a new challenge to start the 'new' year off. The clue is in the 'new'.
Yes, the challenge over on Cards For Men is 'NEW'. It can mean anything. You interpret 'New'.

I decided on 'New Job'...........


I've been racking my one brain cell for days trying to get the idea into shape.
I have millions of PC Hug Club images that have gathered dust since discovering stamping and colouring.
So, I decided to dust them off and use them. This one is from the Honeyville set. I wish I could take credit for the colouring, but alas no, it's already coloured, all I had to do was print it out. 
I printed it onto an A5 card, then folded it to make an A6 card, (10.5cm x 15cm) (4"x6").
I printed it twice. Once with the image and once with the sentiment. I adhered one inside the other after cutting around the image. I then sponged all round the cards in Adirondack Latte ink.
The polka dots were produced using my Peachy Keen background stamp, PK-100, Large Polka Dots, inked with the Latte ink.

I hope it's given you one or two ideas. Pop on over to the Cards For Men Blog to get all the details and see what the other amazing DT members have in store for you.
You won't be disappointed. There's a super prize to be won too!

Thanks for stopping by.
Viv xx

20 comments:

Donnas Den said...

Hi Viv,

I've said it before - 'Wow'. I've never heard of the PC Hug Club and will have to check it out.

I'm sure this card will be a wonderful inspiration to others.

Donna xx

Jackie said...

Brilliant card Viv, I love the way you've cut out the top one and the colour combination is perfect :o)
Happy New Year to you, Alan and the family
Jackie xx

cats whiskers said...

This is fabulous dear wonderful mans card, wish I could learn how ro use these download sets but am hopeless!!!
Have a great 2010 dear love and best wishes
Jacqui x

Nannieflash said...

Happy New Year Viv, hope the new one is a lot better than the end of the last one. I love your New card its gorgeous, the images are fabulous I was considering New Job but changed my mind, I also took some time trying to decide what to use as my theme. Fabulous card, with love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Natalie said...

Fabulous card Viv. x

Heartland Creek Graphics said...

Oh Viv this is sooo pretty! I just love it :)

Happy 2010.
Hugs,
Vera

Ila said...

This card is Gorgeous Viv!!...the image is Fabulous!!...Happy New Year!!..Hugs, Ila

KathyJ Peachy Keen Stamps said...

WOW.. Vivienne!! This card is off the wall AWESOME!! Your printer did a great job on the coloring .. LOL.. but you did all the rest.. and what could be better than a QUICK card when you need one! LOVE IT, Viv! :) Hugs, Kathy

KathyJ Peachy Keen Stamps said...

OH.. yeah yeah.. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Lisa B said...

WOW!!! I want your printer..the one that colors images for you! I think I gotta go check that out because that is where I defintely fall short!

Happy New Year Viv!

Sonia Kertznus said...

Hello Viv... Happy New Year!!! What a beautiful card... love the papers and the theme... HUGS...SK :)

My lifes inky escape and more said...

Great man card Viv....super cute!

Tracey said...

Viv this is a fantastic card. Just love everything about it, the shape, the design, the colours etc. etc. You did a brilliant job.

Tracey

Lorie said...

Awesome card, Viv! Your layout of this card, and the background stamp are fabulous! Thanks for sharing!!

Love ya,
Lorie

Tammy said...

Such a beautiful card Viv!! I love the shape of it! The colors and images are perfect!

Tammy x

Silke Ledlow said...

Happy New Year my sweet friend!!!!

Your card is awesome!!! I'm always lost when it comes to masculine cards....off to check out the blog!!!

Have a great week!!! Hugs ~S~

Kristen said...

This is great, I love the polka dots, and all those images down the margin are very manly and awesome!

hello gorgeous said...

this is GORGEOUS!!!!! I LOVE IT! Has a professional look to it hon! ;o)

Love your watermark too - how'd you do that??

hello gorgeous xxx

Leslie Miller said...

I'm so excited to see you have PC HugClub! I have tons of it and just love it so much. With all the digital images these days I thought I'd like to use it -- print black and white and color with Copics the way everyone does. Sadly, my desktop and printer are on the fritz. I think I have this collection, too. Love your card lots!!

thread-bare said...

Oh I can't believe I missed this post. I simply adore this card... I too have loads of the images from PCHug Club but always forget to use them. Thanks for the reminder xx Clare x

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