Monday, 1 March 2010

Cards For Men 5th challenge & exciting news!!



Time for a new challenge at Cards For Men and this fortnight we'd like to see your paper pieced creations. I'm not over the moon with my efforts, but the rest of the DT have made beautiful cards! Hope you'll join in with us :o) Thanks to everyone who's left get well wishes for me - I'm now over my tummy bug (hurrah!) but I seem to have put my back out while re-organising my craft room (which looks fabby with lots of new units and storage but I'm still 'settling in' lol) so I'm in a bit of pain! I still managed to take Dex to soft play this morning though, so it's not too bad!

Our sponsor is The Stamping Boutique who kindly provided the DT with the images we've used - I've used this fantastic 'AJ the race car driver' image, such a great one for boys' cards! I've coloured him with promarkers and paper pieced the car - I stuck one patterned car piece down flat and then cut another one out slightly smaller and shaped and layered it with some pinflair glue, it doesn't show up very well on the pic but in real life the car has a bit of a rounded look. I thought I'd carry on the 3d look and used some big sparkly gems for the headlights. The papers are MME and I added some rainbow drops to finish.

I'm also entering my card for the following challenges:

And now for my unbelievably exciting news.... You should have heard me last night when I got the email telling me I'd made the DT for Karen's Doodles UK Challenge, oh my goodness I was soooo excited! Hubby had a glass of wine poured for me before I'd even properly told him lol. The rest of the team are amazingly talented, so I've no idea how I made it in, but I'm very very happy :o)

24 comments:

  1. Hi
    You definately deserved to be picked for the DT team, but like you i was flabbergasted. Love your blog. I'll be following you from now on!!
    Yvonne x

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  2. Well done with being picked for the DT team. And your card is gorgeous so I dont know why you are worrying its come out brilliantly. With love and hugs Shirleyx

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  3. This is a fab boys card. Love your colouring and choice of papers, well done on being picked. Hugs Val xxx

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  4. brilliant card - great image

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  5. such a stunning card with a fab image!.....congrats on your new DT!!
    xxx Margreet

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  6. Love your card hun - saw it on the challenge this morning! And HUGE congrats on your DT appointment, they are sooo lucky to have your talent on board. Hugs, Squirrel xxxx

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  7. Lovely bright card, congratulations and good luck with the challenges.Di.

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  8. Great card Lisa :) Congratulations on making the KD UK team, looking forward to working with you :)

    Elaine x

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  9. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenge with your lovely work!

    Saskia :)

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  10. Hi Lisa, this is a great card, I love it. Congrats on your new DT, great news.

    Kat xx

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  11. Gorgeous card Lisa :-) I love this image and the papers and colours you used are fab ! :-)

    Congratulations on youir DT post ,,, very well deserved :-)

    thanks for joining the PTW Challenge :-)
    luv
    Lols x x

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  12. Super cute Lisa! Congrats on your Karen's Doodle news, it's gonna be great!

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  13. Congratulations, I'm looking to working with you on the Design Team. I am just adding your blog to my sidebar as the new UK Team for Karen's Doodles. Hugs Tracy x

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  14. Congrats to you Lisa on making Karen's DT ! You go girl!

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  15. Hi Lisa,

    fantastic card such a gorgeous image!!! Many congrats on the dt post, I look forward to working alongside you

    Joey.xxx

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  16. Gorgeous card, I love the bright colours you have used and that image is so cute!!

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  17. Great card, Lisa and congrats on your new DT place. Glad to hear you're feeling a bit better.

    Take care,

    Donna xx

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  18. Congrats Lisa! Can't wait to see your work for the DT! Viv

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  19. fantastic male card, love the image and how you`ve paper pieced the car.massive congrats on your dt position.luv coops.xx

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  20. Adorable sweet card, love the cute image and the fab papers.
    luv
    Debby

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  21. Great card! I love papers and the image.
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations challenge.
    Magda :)

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  22. love the card, i tried paper piecing for the first time a few weeks back. Congratulations on the dt post i look forward to working with you x

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  23. Hi Lisa, fabulous card, your paper piecing is brilliant and the colouring is stunning. With love and hugs Shirleyxxx

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  24. Oh my GORSH!!! Look at this darling card!!! I love the plaid papers first of all and how you've paper pieced them on the image!! Brilliant!! :)

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