Tuesday 1 December 2009

Cards For Men Challenge Blog is launched!

Today's the day!! Did you guess the theme for the first ever Cards for Men challenge?
Yep! It's a Christmas theme. Well....it HAD to be, didn't it! LOL

Here's my first CFM challenge card......

Kraft card
Stamp - SU's 'Lovely as a Tree'
Brown velvet ribbon
DP - Papermania's ' A Christmas Carol', matted onto dark brown card.
Sentiment - Hampton Arts

The 'snow' is the stuff you buy in a big bag to put on your windows to mimic snow. It has glitter in it and is only 99p from a shop in the UK called B&M.!!! There's TONS of it in a bag!
OK, not tons, but LOADS!
I made a mask by punching out a circle and sponged over it in Bashful Blue ink, to form a watery sun behind the trees.
Please join in with this very first Cards For Men Challenge, we can't wait to see what you come up with.
This is the fantastic prize donated by Donna's Den Of Crafts,  The  Crafter's Companion Ultimate Pro, so come on and play!

Pop over right away and see what the rest of the DT have created and to get all the details.
This challenge will run for two weeks in the lead-up to Christmas and then it will run monthly for a while to see how it goes.
(Hopefully, it will be every two weeks eventually).
Have fun!
Viv xx


thread-bare said...

Oooh Viv I don't know if I am more excited today that its the start of CFM or the fact that I can get away with getting my decs up today lol!!! Fab card hun & I love the masking technique you have done xx Clare x

Nannieflash said...

Wow Viv, didnt realise that Donna had offered this as a first prize will have to add it to my blog. I absolutely love your card, I love trees and the effects you get with them, and yours is brilliant. Well done with love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

issy said...

Another stunner Viv, I love the snow stuff you got, it looks real good. n I cant wait to take part in this challenge


Janice W. said...

I love your card Viv!! I will have to put my thinking cap on for this one. I love the papers you chose and the way you stamped the trees with blue ink and the masking. I feel like I could step right into that calming scene. Fantastic!!

Donnas Den said...

Great card, Viv. I'll have to have a look in B&M for that snow stuff. Great tip.

Donna xx

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Lovely Christmas card - nice for anyone! Beautiful snow effects.

Jackie said...

Superb man card Viv, and beautiful colour combo. Git some of that snow stuff myself, or at least Pauline got me some from B&Ms :o)
Jackie xx

Jodi Collins said...

FAB card Viv! LOVE the stamps and layout!!!

mueppi said...

I love your card!
She`s very elegant!
Hugs Gisela

KathyJ Peachy Keen Stamps said...

Hi Viv! To sum this up.. this card is BEAUTIFUL! You are so talented .. and they are just so lucky to have you on their team.. oh BUT .. so am I!!

Yvonne Hagane said...

Viv, this card is sooo beautiful!!
I absolutely love it. It has a perfect balance between masculine and elegant. Great job!!


Beautiful card Viv - I really like the Kraft card you've used, and the trees with the snow effect are superb.
Hugs, Sylvia x

Beth Norman said...

Men cards are so hard to do. You did a wonderful job with this one!

Anonymous said...

Keep working ,great job!

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