Loving friend

The Penny Black and More challenge for February (see here) :-  http://pennyblackatallsorts.blogspot.com/  is  a colour bingo board choice and this is my DT card.
Why not join in with the challenge this month. There are lots of colour themes to choose from and lots of prizes on offer.
 One of my new year resolutions is to make more cards for males so I took the bull by the horns and decided now was the time to have a go. I have had this PB stamp with the cute boy and his adorable loving puppy, for some months, and never used it. It stamped beautifully. I did minimal colouring on my image with  watered down Aquamarkers. I did lots of distressing on my card edges to give some depth and interest. I also pricked around the edge of the card and did faux stitching using a fine tipped black pen. I layered my card with striped and polka dot coordinating papers and stamped and added my birthday sentiment  I tied twine through my buttons and cut a piece of black Hessian to run across the card. I was really pleased with the result.
I have entered a few challenges with my card which are listed below.

http://alotarubberstamps.blogspot.com/  love challenge (no red)
http://birthdaysundaes.blogspot.com/  birthday card/ sentiment
http://ppp-makeitmonday.blogspot.com/ anything goes linky party
http://sparklesforumchallenges.blogspot.com/ Use some new stash ( I used a stamp )


brenda said...

Good Morning Shirley

This image is one that I really love and it looks great in the colourway you have chosen and the buttons compliment it all perfectly.

Have a good Sunday.

B x

KraftyKoolKat said...

Adorable Shirley. This is so cute. Love the colours used and your layout is fab.


WencheP said...

Beautiful card, fabulous colours. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous creation, love the colour combo!

Thank you for sharing with us at SMC & Divas, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Tracy said...

Hi Shirley,
You've reminded me I must get my aquamarkers out, I don't use them enough, love your creation Shirley, the colouring looks fabulous and the use of the colour combo is brilliant.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Brigitte said...

Such a great card with wonderful colours!!! Thanks for joining us this month at BTC&G and we hope to see you again next challenge. Hugs, Brigitte

Ellie said...

what a darling card Shirley! Loving the sketch, the colors are just perfect for this too!

Ellie said...

what a darling card Shirley! Loving the sketch, the colors are just perfect for this too!

Ellie said...

what a darling card Shirley! Loving the sketch, the colors are just perfect for this too!

Purple Crazy said...

Gorgeous card, love the colours, thanks for sharing with us at MTTC x

Molecraft said...

A fabulous card, love the colours! Thanks for joining us at Divas!
Helen x

Pauline said...

What a fab card! Such delicate, and yet bold colours! Thanks for sharing at For Fun Challenges!

Kathy D. said...

Wow that is some great paper for this image. Like how you ruffed up the edges.

Thanks for making a masculine Birthday card with us at For Fun Challenges. Hope to see you Wednesday when our new challenge is posted.

Crystal said...

What a great card! I love the layout and the colours! Thanks for joining us over at SOS this week :)

* Shaz * said...

Fabulous card!

Thank you for joining us at SMC for our * New Crafty Goodies * Challenge.

Hope you will join us again soon, good luck xx

Clare *Littlebear* said...

This is gorgeous Shirley. I love how these colours work together and the image is adorable.
Hugs, Clare x

Margreet said...

Stunning card...lovely papers and great coloring....thanks for joining the Divas!
xxx Margreet

Marjorie said...

This is just lovely hun..What a lovely male card..lovely colours and papers..
Saw this on MIM...

pinky said...

Really sweet card Shirley. Thanks for joining us at CRAFTY RIBBONS.

Manderly said...

Gosh, Shirley, your card is beautiful. And not just this one either...you do wonderful work. A true artist. You posted on my Manderly site such a nice message so I had to come and check your site. I am so glad I did. I would like to create as you do. You inspire me. Thank you. As a side note..I saw you on MIM!

Manderly said...

Hi again..thought I better comment that I saw you through MIM's site also. You really are a true artist, Shirley. I am awed.

Denise and Louise said...

Lovely card. Such a sweet image and great layout.
Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week xx

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous card Shirley, love the image and lovely colours.A very cute boy card...fabulous.

Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’


Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Love the image and the papers you've used. Great colour combo.

Saw your card at MIM.

Kasey ~ in Oz

Bea und Doreen said...

Saw you at MIM and have to say - gorgeous card.
Fab image and papers

Deena said...

Cute image and I love the faint coloring. Thanks for joining in at shopping our stash this week.

Claireliz said...

This is very pretty. Thanks for joining us over at Sarah Hurley this week.
C xx

Claire said...

Beautiful card, really lovely. Thanks for joining us at Sarah Hurley Challenges
claire xx

Manderly said...

Hi Shirley!
Please visit my blog...I have a special surprise for you!

♥ Mys ♥ said...

Love your work, it´s beautiful :)
Found you trough MIM.
*Hugs, Inger*

Sandy said...

Gorgeous creation, love the image and all the fab layers. I saw your card over at MIM and I've joined as a follower too.

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Wow this is beautiful, great card for male;-))m

Jill said...

Gorgeous card, love the image and colours. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Purple Frog Challenges. Hugs, Jill (DT for Crafty Purple Frog).

Annette Bowes said...

Fantastic male card Shirley, love your layers and how you have coloured this cute image, wonderful distressing! I too should make more male cards, WIP LOL! Thank you for popping over from MIM, popping back lol! Happy Crafting, have a wonderful weekend, take careX:)

Faye's Paper Passion said...

Hello Shirley. Your card is stunning. Saw this beauty on MIM. Faye

Karen said...

This is so very nice. I really like the colour scheme you have used for this card. Very imaginative.
Thank you for joining us at Make it Monday this week.

Hugs Krafty Karen - DT for Make It Monday.

Remember, to leave a comment for the other entries & be sure to mention you saw
them on Make It Monday.xx

Elke said...

What a stunning card. Thanks for joining us over at 'The Poodles Parlour'. Best of luck.

Elke XX

Craftyanny said...

Just popping in via MIM, isn't it a lovely idea for us to leave comments for each other:)
Gorgeous card Shirley, love the soft colours and your image is just adorable
Anne x

tiggertastic said...

wonderful card, and i love the 2 colour combination

Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog
Designing for:
Crafty Purple Frog , Craft Us Crazy ,Bearly Mine Designs and DT Coordinator Kenny K

Sara said...

Your cards are beautiful, I love the colour choice on this one and the design and distressed edges too, thanks so much for my blog award, I was getting a bit dispondent with blogging as I`ve been blogging almost 2 years now and only have a few followers most of who are my friends and I don`t get many comments, but when I saw your award this morning it gave me a renewed vigour to carry on, thanks once again , hugs Sara xxx

Whimcees said...


This is a beautiful card - the color combination is awesome! Wishing you a happy weekend!


Barbara Diane

snailzpace said...

hi shirley! this is so beautifully done! wow, you really do love challenges. thanks for stopping by; you always leave such wonderful long comments. :)

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