Monday 21 January 2013

New Cards For Men Challenge

Yeah It's Monday and the snow is RUBBISH AMAZING!

We were promised loads and overnight we got LOADS!
(The weather forecast said we wouldn't get any).
Yep! I'm a fan of snow. 
I know, it's a nightmare for all you unlucky peeps that have to commute, but it's so different from the usual miserable rain, that it's a welcome change....and it keeps us talking!

OK, enough rabbiting about snow, on to the challenge!
This week's theme is TRANSPORT!

The rules....
1. Your card must be new for this challenge and follow the theme. 
2. Your card must be for a Man or a Boy.
3. Your blog post must mention Cards for Men and contain a link back to the challenge.

The challenge will run from now until midnight on 3 February 2013.

The sponsor for the theme is the fabulous....

'Meljen's Designs is a digital stamp company owned and illustrated by Melissa Jenkins. She illustrates whimsical, fun digital images inspired by her kids and family. The Meljen's Designs store officially launched on April 1 and it is steadily growing. The new store offers instant downloads, organized categories, and a search feature. We have new releases along with a new challenge every Thursday, freebies every Mondays and a monthly Guest Designer at the Meljen's Designs Blog. 
Please visit the store to find more of Melissa's wonderful images!'

Here's my sample card for the challenge...

Isn't that submarine CUTE!!
That, the ocean floor and the 'Ahoy' are all Meljen digi images.
They are SO easy to make scenes with as they come as png files as well as jpgs.
I made the background with an embossing folder that had yachts on it.
(I chalked over them so they would stand out more).
All coloured with Copics as per usual.
The oval shapes are made with Nesties..
That stripy line is some gorgeous ribbon I got from a lovely new craft shop that's opened in Macclesfield.
(If you know Macc, it's next door to Pete's Chippy on Duke Street)!

Please pop on over to the Cards For Men blog 
to see the amazing projects my amazing DT friends have conjured up for you!
I hope also that you'll be inspired to play along. It's never easy making a card for a bloke and playing along with our challenges get's your thinking caps working!
Have a great week!
(Take care if you DO have snow)! lol


Nannieflash said...

Hi Viv, wow love the way youve added the ocean floor its just a stunning card, love your colouring to. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Marisa said...

Great focal image! Love how you coloured it too. Darling masculine card :)

snappy scrappy said...

So great...awesome man card!! Lee-Ann :)

Michelle B. said...

Wow, you went all out! Love the embossed background and the scene you created is fab! Love it!

Jackie said...

Brilliant card Viv, love the nautical images and the layout is great :o)
Jackie xx

Beth Norman said...

Love your card. The underwater scene is pretty cool. My GF in Norwich area is taking a train into work because the roads are so bad. Glad I came before Christmas.

Patricia St Martin said...

Viv, Just adorable. So glad you are back with us. Just love the scene you created. I need to up load my card yet...
Hus, Patricia

Pam said...

What a great card!

Kim H said...

Viv ~ Oh my look at this FABULOUS card!! Of course you already know I ADORE your coloring!! The design is perfect too! She has beautiful images and you did this up PERFECT!!! Oh my I am so excited that you are excited about the snow!!! I guess I would prefer snow over rain too! Enjoy it while it lasts!! Have a great evening!

Cindy Beland said...

AWESOME looking card Viv!I LOVE the great little image,BEAUTIFUL job with it!!!:)

Bridie said...

Brilliant Nautucal card, it's a great choice of image for the transport challenge.

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