Monday 7 January 2013

More good news!!

I was delighted to be asked by Donna, (creator of Cards for Men), 
to return to the design team and I had great pleasure in accepting! 

CFM has kicked off  the first New Year challenge with the theme, 'Men at Work'.
This challenge is sponsored by Donna's friend, SU! demo Carole Bryson Wood of He[art]fully Yours.

Here Carole tells us a little about herself.....

'I am an Independent Stampin Up! Demonstrator in Lancashire & surrounding areas. I teach large and small scrapbooking and craft classes. I can arrange parties in your home for crafting and non-crafting friends to suit your requirements, and where everyone is guaranteed to have a great time !  I also run a crop in the Rochdale area. Please contact me for more details at xx'

Here's my take on the challenge ......

I've taken a SLIGHT liberty with the theme, as it's a retirement card.
BUT!! To retire, you have to have WORKED right! 
AND!! Gardening in retirement is WORK isn't it!
Hee Hee. So I'm not naughty after all!

I coloured my image with Copics, which is from the DVD 'The Best Of JustINKlined'.
The DP is from a pad by MME, 'A Mother's Love'.
The little sentiment is from Papermania.

 Please visit the Cards for Men blog to see the amazing samples done by the other DT members 
(and play along of course). There is a smashing prize up for grabs...

 2 Full Size Stampin Up! Ink Pads 
(winner can choose from Subtles, Brights or Regals)

Thank you Carole!

Male cards are always a challenge aren't they, so why not have a go!
The challenge is open until the 20th Jan, so you have bags of time to play along.



Nannieflash said...

Hi Viv, its fabulous having you back on the team, Love that image and your colouring, a stunning card. hugs Shirleyxxx

Donnas Den said...

Your card is wonderful Viv. I think men consider gardening to be work (retired or not)lol!

Donna x

Marisa said...

Such a fun image and fabulously coloured!! Congrats on the DT renewal :) You rocked the first card for sure :)

Janice W. said...

Wonderful card Viv and great coloring!

Debby said...

Another great card, Viv, beautiful coloring.
I used to be a SU demo to. Another great company.
angel hugs

Beth Norman said...

Congratulations on joining Cards for Men. Your work is so inspiratioal and you'll be a great fit. Your garden card is lovely.

Kim H said...

Viv ~ CONGRATS!!! I am sure they are just stoked to have you back!! Well look at this card!! Oh my your coloring is just INCREDIBLE!! WOW!! I LOVE that the boots have an "L" and "R" on them!! Hehehehe Too CUTE!! PERFECTION as always!

Patricia St Martin said...

Viv, Love the image.. Can't wait to get outside and start some planting but that will be awhile. Beautifully colored. I signed up to get your FeedBurner the last time I was here and I have not gotten and notices that you posted anything. So I just tried to subscribe again and it said I was a subscriber but I have not been getting anything. I keep an eye out at my Junk mail and I have not seen anything from you.?????
Hugs, Patrica

Patricia St Martin said...

Viv, I will try and remember to stop by and see when you post and I will let you know if I get the post. So you can check with Feed if there is a problem.

Michelle Short said...

Congratulations on your post Viv, great image and amazing colouring xx

Michelle B. said...

Oh my gosh, your coloring is absolutely beautiful! I love the papers, it all works so well together, well done!

Stephanie said...

I think you have interpreted the theme perfectly! Gorgeous card :) x