Thursday, 8 October 2015

Fairies at Cardz 4 Galz

It's time for our second challenge at Cardz 4 Galz and this week our theme is Fairies. I was going to get out some Angelina fibres to make my background but it's one of the things I've not come across yet in my massive craft clear out so I've used some kitchen foil and alcohol inks. The sentiment is from Stampin Up's Bloomin Marvelous but I'm not sure about the butterflies as I can't find the packet. Both are stamped with Stazon onto acetate and pinned with brads to the background. The fairy is a Joanna Sheen die and I've nor stuck the wings down so it gives some movement.

We're looking forward to see what you come up with for this

I'm also entering this into the following challenges:
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes/With A Twist of Black
Moving Along With The Times - Fairy Enough

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Buttons at Cardz 4 Guyz

Still clearing things out in my craft room and I came across some waterfall card kits and thought that this one would be perfect for the new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz which is Buttons. The background card is embossed with my Embossilicious Buttons folder and two button brads keep the waterfall mechanism on the card

I'm also entering this into the Aloha Friday Challenge - Buttons

Sunday, 4 October 2015

K is For Knots

The current Butterfly Challenge is K is for Knots. I've been having a real clear out of my crafting stash with a view to getting rid of quite a bit but I came across these embossed frames from Craftwork Cards. I've brushed it lightly with pink chalk and raised it on foam pads above the sentiment by Inkylicious. My knots are three snippets of ribbon which I've coloured with the same ink that I stamped the sentiment. Some Robert Adams butterflies to finish

I'm also entering this into the following challenges:
Nordsalten Hobbyklubb - Pink Ribbon

Thursday, 1 October 2015

First Challenge At Cardz 4 Galz

Today is the day the new Cardz 4 Galz challenge blog starts and our first challenge is Your Favourite Colour. Blue is definitely my favourite especially all the different tones you can get of it

For my card I've made a Double Dutch Fold card base and covered it with some Hunkydory backing paper. The dragonfly is cut with Spellbinders Dragonfly Delight dies, the top part being cut from a lovely iridescent vellum which hardly shows on the photograph

I do hope you'll join us for our first challenge

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Something Beginning With M at Cardz 4 Guyz

It;s time for a new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz and this week our theme is Something Beginning With M. My M is Mistletoe and I've used a stamp from Stampin Up's Easy Events set. This is a great set for quick CAS cards and all the images are super easy to colour.  I've quite a few masculine Christmas cards to make so it's good to get ahead. A very simple card with Glossy Accents added to the berries and some hand made card candi

We'd love to see what you come up with for this challenge but please make sure your creation is suitable for a male

And don't forget that our sister blog Cardz 4 Galz launches on Thursday 1st October. Would be great to see you there

No Squares at Cuttlebug Mania

Our new challenge at Cuttlebug Mania is No Squares. 

Our sponsor this time is

This was quite a challenge for me as most of my cards are square and then I remembered I had some shaped card blanks. I drew around this one on white card and then trimmed around to make a mat for the light purple card. The sentiment is from an older Hobby Art set called Flower Bear. The flowers are cut from snippets of dark purple card and centered with gems

Joy Craft Branch With Flowers die
Robert Adams Leaf Flourish die
Marianne Design Christmas Leaves die

I'm also showing this at Pixie's Snippets Playground

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Kraft and Blue at Cardz 4 Guyz

Hi everyone. Time for another challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz and this week our theme is Kraft and Blue. For my card I've used the Huge Santa stamp by Woodware and stamped on to some Lili of The Valley Krafty Christmas paper. The blue snowflake paper is from my stash. I did put some blue mirror card snowflakes in the corners but it just looked wrong so I've punched some white ones and stuck them over

We'd love to see what you come up with but please make sure you creation is suitable for a male

Thursday, 17 September 2015

Cardz 4 Galz Challenge Coming Soon

It's now only 2 weeks until the Cardz 4 Galz challenge blog launches it's first challenge so make sure you come over on 1st October

As a pre-launch, Caz is introducing the design team during September and has asked us to make a card using our Favourite Things. This is so difficult as my favourite thing is usually the last thing I purchased so I have gone with Texture as my favourite thing. I've used a flower loom to make the three daisies for my texture on this card

I'm also entering this into the Butterfly Challenge which is Y is for Yarn

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Embossing at Cardz 4 Guyz

Our theme this week at Cardz 4 Guyz is Embossing - wet or dry. For my card I've used a Hero Arts stamp called Winter Scene which I borrowed from a friend. I've stamped it with Majestic Blue Versafine and embossed with clear powder. I've then inked the sky with Tumbled Glass DI. The sentiment is from Stampin Up's Heard From The Heart set

We'd love to see what you emboss for this challenge but please make sure your creation is suitable for a male

Wheels for Cuttlebug Mania

Wow, we had a super number of entries for our first challenge after our summer break and there were some lovely creations - we're certainly going to have a tough time choosing a top 3

Our new challenge theme is Wheels so we want to see something with wheels on your creation. And for this challenge we are sponsored by

 I've made a gap card and the Joanna Sheen motorbike die is my bridge. It's cut in silver mirror card which as usual doesn't show up in the picture. I've also cut a black on to go on the inside of the card to make it more stable. The black panel at the bottom is embossed with a Cuttlebug Diamond Plate folder which you can see better in the second photo. Some card Candi in the corner and on the wheels to finish