Monday, 18 July 2011

It's time for a new challenge at Cards for Men...

It's time for a brand new challenge at Cards for Men and we have a fab theme for you - 'Use a Key' (n.b. card must be for a male). Our fab sponsor this time is Prairie Fairy Designs...

Hello! I am Roberta from Prairie Fairy Designs. I am a new digital stamp company featuring artwork not only created by me but also my two kids, ages 9 and 12. They are featured on the site as the Fairy Princess and the Prairie Prince. I have been an artist for as long as I can remember and have always loved to create. Two years ago my sister-in-law invited me to a rubber stamp party. I laughed and said 'Maybe I will buy something if I can use it to stamp on canvases'. Needless to say, I was hooked! Two years later and a lot of learning about computers, I have finally accomplished my goal. While digital stamping is relatively new in the papercrafting scene, it is what I believe to be such an amazing tool. Printed images have such clarity and vibrancy and gone is the need to re stamp an image because you didn't press hard enough or maybe you pressed too hard! They are also a lot easier to store and they can be reprinted over and over again. The fact that you can rotate and flip files, print them off the size of a postage stamp or as large as a scrapbook page makes them such a versatile medium. It is my sincere hope that I can help anyone who has hesitations about using digital images to embrace these amazing creative tools. If you have any questions about going digital, check out the site and the blog for more information. So head on over to and check it out!"

Please pop over to the CFM challenge blog to check out the details of our new challenge. As always the DT have made some wonderful cards, please do pop across and have a peek and have a go at the challenge while you're there. So onto my DT card, I have used a fab digi image from Prairie Fairy Designs called Man O Man, you can purchase him here. I teamed him with my fave papers at the moment (Echo Park For The Record) and a sentiment I found online. The card is for my clever brother (shhh, don't tell him I think he is clever!) who has recently been offered a new job.

Image - Man O Man by Prairie Fairy coloured with Promarkers
Papers - For the Record by Echo Park from My Mum's Craft Shop
Sentiment - generated on pc
Charm - ebay
Card blank - Craftwork Cards
Twine - Whiff of Joy
Tools - Oval & circle Nesties


  1. Hee hee fab card and image, brilliant quote! xx

  2. Lol - great image!! ooh Ive just bought those papers they are gorgeous arent they!! Hope you are ok xx

  3. Oh wow Sarah hes so cool love your papers and your fabulous colouring. hugs Shirleyxxxx

  4. Love this!- great image and sentiment with fab papers.
    Hugs, Alison x

  5. Great card, love the papers & the LO is fab!

    Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  6. lovely card Sarah and I love the quote :) x

  7. Fabulous card Sarah, great sentiment.
    Hugs Emma x

  8. Beautiful Card Sarah. I love the papers.

    Laura x

  9. Really cool. Just love the image!


  10. That is a gorgeous card Sarah!! Looks so wonderful!
    Hugs Kristel

  11. What a great card, the image is fab. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  12. What a gorgeous card Sarah.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  13. Fab card love the papers and the image

  14. brilliant card sarah.the image is fab and i love your colours and sentiment :D

    xx coops xx

  15. Perfect card for a man and I love this image!!

    Thanks for sharing your lovely card and your favourites with us at MAWTT this week and good luck with the challenge

    Hugs Laurie x

  16. A great card, love the design and colours. Thanks for taking part in my challenge at Crafty Creations this week. Good Luck! Hugs Christine x

  17. What a wonderful card, Congratulations to your clever brother. Perfect papers and sentiment for the challenge and I really love the "newspaper" corners, very clever. xxx

  18. Fun card and image, love the sentiment too. Thanks so much for joining in with the challenge at Crafty Creations this week.
    Jenni x

  19. Love your fabulous fun card.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

  20. Wow fabby image and sentiment xxx
    love Debbie xxx

  21. This is fabulous,love the image and the sentiment and papers are great....
    Mandy x

  22. This is a gorgeous creation Sarah! Thank you so much for sharing with us Allsorts and good luck!

  23. This is fab! Love the image and those papers and layout are perfect for male card!

    Sue xx