Monday, November 7, 2011

Cards for Men

I'm thrilled to announce that I am now a member of the Cards for Men Design Team! They have a great new challenge starting today "It's Nearly Christmas" sponsored by Karen's Doodles.
I had a hard time picking an image as they are all so cute, so I decided to make a couple of cards. My first card is with Christmas Tree Guy.
Such a jolly little tree he is! I wanted to use papers that were bright and jolly and I think the "Believe" paper pack by Close to my Heart works perfectly. I colored the image with my Copics and of course, added Glossy Accents to his nose, eyes, gloves and boots. I glittered up his hat and applied Liquid Applique to the rim of his hat and added more bling to his "body" and boots. I thought the red and white Baker's Twine added the touch the card needed.

My second card features Bigsby Swinging Lights. I also colored this image with my Copics and added dimension with Glossy Accents and Liquid Applique. I added some red and green rhinestones, as well as brads and ribbon.
Make sure you check out the other Design Team Members creations for some "Nearly Christmas" inspiration!
Fetch a Sketch
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - Fave Sketch (Fetch a Sketch)
Card Cupids- Bling
Christmas Tree Guy
Winter Wonderland - Make your card sparkle
Crimbo Crackers - Anything Goes
The Cheerful Stamp Pad - Trees
Stamping Scrapping Challenge - Christmas/Happy Holidays
Gingerloft Challenge - Bingo (Embossing {embossed edges on green paper}, Decorative Papers, Baker's Twine)


  1. Both are so cute, but I really love the little mouse.

  2. Two fabulous card, I really like that happy tree.
    Kevin xx

  3. Both are adorable Michelle - and a BIG CONGRATS for your new Design Team spot!

  4. I love both the cards, Never heard of Karen's Doodles, so I went to check it out, it is an amazing site, love the digis. TFS

  5. What fabulous cards! Any man would really enjoy getting one of these for Christmas. LOve the colours and the images are fab.

    Linda xxx

  6. Both cards are so cute, the colouring so very much like Christrmas! Thank you for playing with us at the Cheerful Stamp Pad.

  7. These are SUPER cute!! Love 'em!! FAB-U-LOUS!

    Thanks for sharing.

    Thanks, too, for visiting my blog. :)

  8. your tree is so happy and pretty! same with the mnouse. i love these creations. thank you forjoining in the cheerful stamp pad "trees" challenge! xo

  9. fabulous sparkle thank you so much for sharing your lovely work with us at the Winter Wonderland
    Hugs Kate xx
    PS I have some more new candy if you are interested :)

  10. Great cards, Michelle. The images are so inspiring. Glad to have you in our team.

    Donna x

  11. Super fun images! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Stampin' All Year Long!

  12. Fabulous set of cards with gorgeous images :o) Thank you for joining us at Gingerloft. Good luck. hugs


  13. i love love love these! so fabulous and fun!
    Thanks for playing at GingerLoft this fortnight. Good luck!

  14. Wonderful cards! Thank you for joining in at Crimbo Crackers – hope you can join me again for the next challenge! Crimbo Crackers

  15. Me again! Great take on the sketch! Thank you for joining in at Fetch A Sketch – hope you can join us again for the next challenge! Fetch A Sketch Challenges

  16. Oh my goodness that tree is adorable! I hope you will join us this month on ABC Toys and Crafts Christmas challenge.


  17. What an adorable image. The card is so cute. Thanks for joining "Trees" at the Cheerful
    Stamp Pad and I hope you have become a follower of my site.

  18. What fun cards! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at Fetch A Sketch!