Thursday, 27 October 2011

Moving Along With The Times (DT Card) - Challenge 122 - No Girls Allowed!!

Morning all, hope you are all well this Thursday morning. It's time for another Challenge over at

Shell is our lovely hostess this week and she has chosen the theme of ....

No Girls Allowed!!

So we want to see a card for a bloke! There are so many wonderful images available now that can be used on male cards. I've used this fab image called 'Born to Rock' by Stitchy Bear Stamps. Isn't it gorgeous? Stitchy Bear very kindly gave us some Images and a Digital Paper Pack called Doodleboys to use and I have to say I love these papers - they are perfect for male card.

I mounted the papers on dark brown card and coloured in the image with Copics and Promarkers. Finally I added some small gold pearls. Quite a simple card, but I love it. Hope you like it too!

I have highlighted the 'Born to Rock' sign with Lime Green Glitter Pen, so it glistens like it is lit up. Looks good in real life but hard to photograph. 

We are sponsored this week by Stitchy Bear Stamps who are kindly offering a fab prize of $10 Voucher to spend instore. How cool is that !!

Don't forget to hop on over to MAWTT Website for more details of the Challenge and to see the rest of the Design Team's gorgeous creations! 

I am enjoying being on the Design Team. I love the Challenges and also Commenting as I get to visit all your blogs and see so many gorgeous creations.

Sorry if I have been a bit quiet of late. Truth is that I am still adjusting to the colder weather. October is always a shock to my system and my pain levels (arthritis) go through the roof. Every year I think the pain can't get any worse!! so I don't know why I'm always so surprised when it does!! Anyway, it's just a matter of coping strategies and keeping warm etc. etc. I think I am going to get the TENS machine out and my Heat Pad. 

Anyway, enough dwelling on my aches and pains, I know a lot of people out there also have them !! That is why I do crafting, it focuses the mind and lifts my mood. So you will probably see lots of glitter coming up on my cards LOL.  

I can't wait until Saturday, it's the Halloween Special of Strictly. I just love all the sparkle and razzle dazzle - really cheers me up. 

Scrap Creations have a Challenge this week called 'Doing it Digi' and they want you to use digi images and digi paper. Also, if you leave a comment and mention your Top 3 Digi Companies, one lucky winner  will be drawn at random and receive $10 Voucher to spend at their No. 1 Favourite Digi Company. How cool is that !!! So as I have used digi image and digi paper ......

I would like to enter this card into the following Challenge:-

Scrap Creations 'Doing it Digi' (ends 31st October 2011) 

Hope you are all well!
Not long until Weekend!
Hugs Sue xx


ZUzanna said...

Wow! Fantastic card!

Doreen said...

I love this Sue,what a great

Val said...

This is fabulous Sue - love the way you have put everything together.

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah Sue I do hope you feel less sore when the coping things kick in. Its a horrible time of year for folks.

Mmm Sparkly Halloween Strictly = Heaven. Hope you enjoy it.

Now onto this card, WOWOWOWOWOWOW its stunning what a great one, I adore the colours you have used. Super.

Love Hazelxoxo

Teresa said...

Hi Sue,

Loev his male card, I do find men cards so difficult, but you have got it nailed - yep, it's a fab image and beautifully coloured, that guitar looks like it could leap out of the picture (if you know what I mean!) I hope you're feeling a bit more of your normal self soon and crafting is such good therapy, for everything....roll on weekend! Big Hugs, Teresa x

chrissy xx said...

FAbulous! LOve the Browns and Greens! LOve both the Sentiments Sue! LOve the image too!
Hope you are feeling a little bit better as I write this ..... I too LOve Strictly and look forward to watching it...Those Judges!!!!!! What can you say??????

Pami said...

Hi Sue, you poor love, I hope the pain eases a bit for you. My mum suffers the same. Your card is a perfect guy card and I love how you have sparkled up the sign!!

Love Strictly too! The thing I loved about Halloween week last year was all the gorgeous guy dancers with the dark halloween make up!! Yummy!! Pami x

coops said...

fantastic card sue.i love the image and your colouring and design is stunning ;D

xx coops xx

Peggy said...

What a great card! Perfect for a male. Thanks for playing with us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.

Delphine said...

Fantastic card, Sue! I love the colours of your card and your image is perfect! Great shading on the guitar too! Have a lovely evening! Hugs Delphine xx

Cheryl said...

Hi Sue, love your male card, it's perfect in every way. So sorry that you have to deal with pain everyday I hope the heat pad helps you so you can continue to create your beautiful cards. Have a great day.
Hugs Cheryl

xxxtglxxx said...

Hi Sue :)

This looks brilliant hun! Great image for a guy card and excellent colouring :)

Love the minimal embellishments too - NO WAY could I do that! lol :D



DesignerDiva said...

Wow this is one fantastic card honey!! You have certainly settled in with the team and I love having you on board!
Fabulous image and design Sue love it.
Hope your pain levels settle down real soon, my son bought me one of those 'snuggie' blanket with sleeves things last Christmas and we all laughed but everyone uses it it's so light and warm and comfortable
Laurie xx

Kreatives von Andrea said...

Hallo liebe Sue,was für eine fantastische Karte,die Gitarre ist ja wohl richtig heiß, gefällt mir sehr,sehr gut.....

Einen lieben Gruß von Andrea

PS: Danke auch für deine immer so lieben Kommentare

Cheryl said...

oh this is one stunning card hun just love that image,and your detail is just amazing hugs cherylxxx

Susan Flynn said...

Hi Sue, I am catching up on everyone today, I'm so sorry to hear that your arthritis is making your life so uncomfortable. I hope you get your pain levels sorted pronto and feel better soon. Your card is a perfect male card, just love it. I love how you have done the sign - brilliant. Take care xx

Anonymous said...

Fab card Sue! I love the way you've done the letters, it really looks like it's lit up.
I really feel for you about arthritis as i have the same but may be not as much as you, so i hope you get better real soon. Take it easy!
Hugs xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Fab creation hun, love the image & the sparkle looks fab on the sign!
Hugs Shell xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is fabulous Sue. I hope you are free of pain soon or you can get it controlled to an acceptable level. I know how you are feeling as I have RA.


Alessandra said...

Hi Sue, hope you feel better today! It's bad to have Artritis!
Your card is soooooooooo cool, really, lady, this is a really great men's card! And the idea to use the glitter pen is fantastic!
You don't speak German, do you?
Have a lovely evening!
Hugs, Alessandra

Shannon White said...

This is Fabulous Sue! Love the Awesome image and love the sparkle you added to the Rock lights! They look Fantastic! Just a Super Masculine card! 8-)


SusanLotus said...

My deepest empathy for you. I understand the horrible pain and how fall and winter makes it worse. I did get much stronger medication now and it helps me a little. I begged my Dr to help me! But I still need my heat pad during nights. It hurts sleeping on the bed and I change side all the time... Sometimes I just have to go up! I think you understand.
Hope you will get better too!