Monday, 10 December 2012

Cards for Men–Christmas Event: Day 8

Hi everyone !

Welcome to my entry for the Cards for Men ‘Days of Christmas’ Event which is running from the 1st until the 14th December.    If you haven’t discovered this little trove of loveliness, then the link is HERE

Each day a different team member will host the event and demonstrate a quick Christmas card/project suitable for those of us (like me) who are still doing Christmas cards.  There will be a different sponsor each day and a prize to be won.

Pop over to the main blog each day to find out who is the host for the day and then give them a visit, leave a comment and a prize winner will be drawn the following day.  Hope to see you all there! Just click HERE to visit the Site.

The prize for today is 3 downloads from KennyK downloads.

This is an unusual, but welcome diversion for me.  I am normally, a scrapbooker, and tend to give anything digital a very wide berth!  However, Donna Walker who is the organiser of the Cards for Men blog, asked me to join in.

I was extremely lucky to be asked to use a KennyK download.  I had the choice of using any digital image that I wanted, and once I saw the Scrooge image, I just knew that I had to have it !

My husband, when asked what he wants for Christmas, always says “nothing”, and so when I saw this stunning digital image of Scrooge, I knew exactly what I wanted to do.  I originally decided to make the following card, and add a pack of crayons inside …….. ha ha ha !

Donna 1 blank

However, I felt a right ‘nasty pasty’ so I made him another one …… I used the Scrooge digital image to make a sheet of background paper, and then printed off a full sized copy as the focal point.  I used my Stampin Up! marker pens to colour in Scrooge himself – and apologies for the colouring, believe me, its been a long, long time since I’ve coloured-in any images !  I then used some My Minds Eye papers to add some additional colour.  The sentiment is my own, and was printed off and attached using dimensionals.

Donna 1 coloured scrooge

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  1. Wonderful Carole! Your idea to add him to the background is great - very original. Thanks for helping out with our Christmas Event.

    Donna x

  2. Love Kenny k and your design is great. xxxx

  3. Oh your post did made me laugh, your hubby's in for a surprise, fab card.

    Jo x

  4. Your scrooge looks so cute and yes hubbies do make it difficult for us ladies with that standard answer!!

    Dr Sonia

  5. did a great job with making your own backing papers with Scrooge...gorgeous card and surprise!
    xxx Margreet

  6. That's a great card and a lovely sentiment for our husbands who don't want presents on Chrismasday or even on a birhdays. Love the scroogeguy in the background too!
    Marianne MW

  7. Love your Scrooge Carole! (Your colouring is smashing, nothing wrong with it at all)! Hubby will chuckle when he receives it, I'm sure. xxx

  8. Fantastic card I love the image he is fabulous and the layout is brilliant your hubby will love it. Caroline xxxx

  9. Lol!! What a fab idea for the crayons & blank card!! I also love the coloured in card too x
    Clare x

  10. This is such a great idea! I love the first project, it's perfect for any scroge in your life! Your second card turned out really great! I love the colors you used!

  11. Carole, your Scrooge looks fabulous on this funny crayon gift box and card. A man who says he wants nothing then gets nothing has to see the humor in it no matter if you feel "nasty." - LOL!!! He's sure to smile with this Scroogy gift. TFS! Hugz, ~ Rose

  12. Hi Carole, yes he is a bit of Scrooge by the look on his face, youve done a brilliant job of colouring him and you layout is fabulous. hugs Shirleyxxx

  13. salut Carole, elle est trop chouette ta carte, biz

  14. oh lol.. loved the first idea ... colour it yourself design!.. i can just guess what he would have said
    Lisa x

  15. I can understand your initial reluctance to use digital images, I was the same. However, now I am hooked -- and Kenny K's stuff is quite often perfect for a card with a little humourous edge. Good luck on your digital journey.

  16. ohhh Carole this is utterly perfect xxxx

  17. Great card with a fantastic image. I love the Kenny K images
    Hugs Aartje

  18. What a funny stamp :)
    Great card!

  19. Okay, you made me smile all over my face today! What a brilliant card and story behind it.


  20. I looove Kenny K. Love your card too. Thanks for sharing. Cheers,

  21. Carole, Great job on your card and he is the perfect scrooge digital image and love the story. Thanks so much for joining us. I'm a follower now.
    Hugs, Patricia

  22. Love would be great for my hubby!


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