Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Cardz 4 Guys Sports Challenge - but No Balls!


It's time for another challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz and this week we want to see your masculine projects depicting sport but no balls please. There are plenty of sports which don't use balls as you'll see by the range that the DT have come up with. I've gone with darts and used a Kanban topper and sentiment. The background is made by cutting up cream card and layering it onto black to extend the dart board from the image.



If I made this again I don't think I'd add the twine but it well stuck so no chance of removing it! We'd love to see what you come up with this week

I'm also entering this into the following challenges:
Craft For The Craic - Something With Circles on it
WeDo Doobado - Something Masculine
Crafting At The Weekend - Anything Goes



With Thanks at Cuttlebug Mania

We had a record number of entries for our last challenge so thank you to everyone who entered but now it's time for another challenge at Cuttlebug Mania and this time we want to see your Thank You creations.

I've used the same colours as my last card as I think they are so pretty. The butterfly is a Marianne die which I've cut from the peach card and then embossed it with  the Embossalicious Die'sire Floral folder and then stuck the butterfly die cut back down at the body so the wings are free. The sentiment is by Stampin Up stamped and layered on scraps from last weeks card so I'm going to enter it into the Snippets Playground and also the Butterfly Challenge which this time is Autumn colours and I think this just about fits in. Ribbon and pearls from my stash


Our challenge is running for two weeks and we'd love to see what you come up with for this challenge

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Cardz 4 Guyz Water Challenge



It's my turn to pick our theme and I've chosen WATER. I think this gives lots of scope for a masculine creation. For my card I've used an image from Joanna Sheen's Faye Whittaker Collection - I just love this CD. I've used my Darice Bubbles embossing folder and gone over it with Tumbled Glass Distress ink. I would have preffered to use the blue card as the background but I only had a few small pieces so I swapped them around but then the yellow card looked a little bare so I used a pen top to stamp some bubbles. Glossy Accents and a Craftwork Cards sentiment to finish



I'm also entering this into the following challenges:
CD Sunday - Birthday Card For A Male
Craft For The Craic - Something With Circles
Pixie's Snippets Playground - Anything with Snippets

I do hope you can join in with this challenge but please remember to make your creation suitable for a male of any age

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Cuttlebug Mania - Anything Die Cut

We're still easing back into things here at Cuttlebug Mania so this time we want to see anything that incorporates die cutting. I had a rough idea of what I wanted to do as I wanted to fit it in with the Butterfly Challenge which is Ugly Bug Ball so had a good play with my dies and  then started putting it together. The choice of colour was because these sheets were on top of the pile


Marianne Design Anja Squares dies
Tattered Lace Dragonfly die
Joy Craft Butterfly Die
Sizzix Beautiful Wings Embosslits die
Sizzix Photo Corner
Hobby Art Inspirations stamp

Cardz 4 Guyz - No Patterned Paper


We had a fabulous response to our CAS challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz  last week - thanks to everyone who entered. This week we don't want you to use any patterned paper on your creations and this is what I've come up with



Stampin Up World Map Background Stamp
Kanban topper
Little Claire Postcard Sentiment
Charm and twine

We'd love to see what you come up with and don't forget to make your project suitable for a male

I'm also entering this into the following challenges
Pixie's Crafty Workshop - Anything with Snippets (card for sentiment and backing image)
Addicted To Stamps - For a Man or Boy
The Squirrel and the Fox - For a Male

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Clean & Simple at Cardz 4 Guyz


It's time for another challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz and this week we want to see your Clean & Simple creations. For my card I've followed this sketch from Clean and Simple Stamping


And this is my card



I've used Woodware's Birthdays stamp and Stampin Up Chocolate Chip ink.The bottom of the panel is punched with an XCut punch and wrapped with some twine from my stash and layered onto a Chocolate Chip card base

We'd love to see what you come up with. I think CAS works well for masculine cards and don't forget that the clean space doesn't have to be white

I'm also entering this into the following challenges:
Crafty Catz - One For The Guys
Sister Act - Anything Goes

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Butterflies With A Sentiment at The Butterfly Challenge

The current Butterfly Challenge is Butterflies With A Sentiment. I was going to follow a sketch for this but having cut the backing paper and card and the topper, I then decided to add some ribbon as it looked bare but I should have added a banner (that was what the space was left for). Ho hum. The backing paper is from my stash and I've cut a section from it for the topper. The butterfly sentiment is by Craftwork Cards and I've coloured it with a Promarker


Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Cuttlebug Mania - Anything Embossed

Cuttlebug Mania returns from it's summer break this week and we have an easy challenge to get you started - Anything Embossed

It's a simple challenge to get you started although I did have a problem choosing what to use and then my Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine dropped through the door with a free 6x6 embossing folder so I had to try it out and here is my card


Free embossing folder
Spellbinders deer die
Marianne Design sentiment dies

We'd love to see what you make for this challenge but please don't forget to let us kow how you've used your die cutting machine

Man's Best Friend at Cardz 4 Guyz


It's Tuesday so we have another challenge for you at Cardz 4 Guyz and this week our theme is Man's Best Friend so we want to see your masculine cards with a dog on. For my card I've used this sketch from Seems a Little Sketchy


I've used a new set by Stampin Up called Hot Diggity Dog and a Crafts Too embossing folder



Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Cameras /Photos at Cardz 4 Guyz


It's time for another challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz and this week we want to see your creations with the theme Cameras and/or photos. I've still not had a lot of time in my craft room so I've gone for a CAS card. 


We'd love to see what you come up with for this but don't forget to make it masculine


Tim Holtz Filmstrip Frames die
Hobby Art Flypast stamp set
Stampin Up Peachy Keen & Hip Notes stamp sets
Stampin Up punches