Friday 28 January 2011

Our own Heros

Yep merry bloggers, it's Friday and time for a new challenge over at Tellen's Place.
This week it's all about those special males in our lives. Whether they be husband, son, dad, uncle etc or just a special friend. We want you to make a card, or any other project you want, for them.
My card was made with my grandson in mind. He just loves dragons, dinosaurs ..... anything big that ROARSSSS.

Made with cream and brown cardstock, I edged 3 sides of the top layers and matted these onto the contrasting bases. With an unpunched section at the bottom to add emphasis. the front panel featuring Dragon Warrior lifts up to reveal the sentiment behind it.

This was achieved by scoring and folding the top of the front panel, two lines about 5mm apart to form a gusset. The back layer was carefully cut to allow this to be inserted to form the flap, securing at the back wth tape.
On this card I also cut a slit in the front panel along the back fold to allow the sentiment panel to be poked through and show on the front.

The letters are from a sheet of die cut letters that were in a kit I recieved as a gift.
I also tied some raffia to the front panel. This acts as a place where the detachable rosette can be hung from.
This was cut from core-dinations and I glued a button with a star on it as a centre and attached a pin on the back so it can be worn.

Well that's about it for my card. Now we all want to see your "Male cards". Terry has even provided everyone with a great little freebie to get you started. Hop on over to Tellen's Place and have a look at the delights made by the other divas, grab an image and make a something to show us.

I am entering this into the challenge over at I Did It Creations Challenge Blog - Card for a child. This is for my young grandson.
Aly's Sunday Challenge - Card for a Guy
Alphabet Challenge Blog - Male Card - Cards for men or with men on them - this has one on it
Gingerloft Challenge - Something That Flies


  1. Hello Helen. This is just amazing my friend. Great image so wonderfully coloured. The design and layout of this creation is just fantastic. There is so much to see and so much work and detail has gone into this fab work of art. Happy crafting.
    With lots of love, Sandra xx

  2. Helen, I love the way you colored this image. What a wonderful super hero. We all need heros.

  3. This is a great card! It looks so good :)
    Thanks so much for joining us at IDIC this week xxx

  4. Nice card, good colour selection, thanks for playing with us at the Alphabet Challenge, blessings Hilde

  5. oooo love it, fab image and love the borders

    thanks for joining us this week for the M for Men Challenge at Alphabet Challenge Blog

    Hel x

  6. Image is ...ummm...interesting. Right up a young mans alley (my sons would like it too)!
    The card itself is fantastic. I love seeing these 'put togethers' that I haven't seen before. Thanks for playing with us at GingerLoft Challenges! Gale

  7. What a fab card and love that super image :)
    Thanks so much for joining us at Gingerloft Challenges
    Lynn xx