Monday, 15 June 2015

"For The Boys" - Get Creative Challenge # 17

Good morning everybody.   Challenge 17 is from The Pink Team and our remit is to produce a card "For The Boys". So that's two male cards in a row for me.  Our sponsor this month is Eureka Stamps and   I have chosen Mountain Border for my card and you can find it here.  We would love it if you would join us this time. The prize is three digi images of your choice.

My Card

This quite a busy image and initially I was going to leave it black and white. My second thought was just to add colour to some parts of the image which I think works really well. My third thought was to try something I have been saying I will try but never ever getting round to it. I coloured it digitally using "Microsoft Picture It!" which is the software programme I use.  I had a few false starts before I produced something I was happy with, but it was great because you just discard it and start again.  I will certainly try it again at some stage.

5" x 7" Kraft cardstock base card
Embossing folder - Tartan Trellis from Sue Wilson
The spruce die - Impression Obsessions (no name on it)
Green pearlescent card from stash.
Sentiment - computer generated.

This card is for somebody special who is going through a difficult time - an encouragment card!  I trawled the internet until I found this perfect sentiment.

I hope you are all well.  We had a couple of great summer days - and then back to the cold and wind and rain!  What a start to summer!

Well I must go .  Take care.

Entered into:
Crafty Boots Challenge


Lia said...

I think, you did a great job by this card. I just came back from the mountains and this makes me longing back for it!
Lia xx

Patricia said...

Brilliant card Christine, I just love what you have done with the image.
Fantastic sentiment perfect for what you are using it for.
Patricia xxx

coldwaters2 said...

Gorgeous card Christine love the design and colours a truly wonderful Christmas card.
lorraine x

Lea Brawn said...

Great card Christine. Love it x

cuilliesocks said...

Christine this is fabulous, the mountain image is wonderful, lovely colours and a great encouraging sentiment, hugs Kate x

Carol said...

Great male card Christine, what a fabulous image and sentiment. Carol x

Sue said...

This gorgeous Christine. I love the way you have coloured the image and the sentiment is beautiful.
hugs Sue xx

Camille Short said...

Love the background texture - and the colors!

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
A great card.

Cathrine Rohman-Fransson said...

Love the sentiment! :) Great job on this card. Thank you for joining our challenge! //Cat Creative Corner Admin

Pollard Carole said...

Gorgeous traditional card I love this beautiful Christmas card love and hugs Carole x

Stamps and Paper said...

Great make card and I love the image


Judith Taylor - Wright said...

Fabulous male card and thank you for joining us at Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge this week hugs Judith DT x

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Christine
You are the quotation queen as this one is very poignant.
Coupled with the gorgeous image, I'm sure it will inspire the recipient no end.
Best wishes
Ang x

Lisette Baker said...

Great card - I can almost smell that pine and the mountain air. Fabulous! Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

Bev said...

This is very different from the cards I've been looking at recently, very masculine I like it! thank you for joining in the fun this fortnight with our Fathers day/ Male challenge

Penny said...

What a natural scene, really nice.
Thanks for visiting our Fathers Day Challenge at

Penny (Polkadoodles DT)

Dee's Craft Room said...

Beautiful card, lovely layout. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


Carole Z said...

Love this card, great for a the sprigs, hugs Carole Z X