Friday, 18 April 2014

Something Old - Something New at CD Sunday

This weeks challenge at CD Sunday is Something Old, Something New and it doesn't have to be a wedding card. I've gone masculine and used my new Fabulous Fella's CD by Katy Sue Designs. I must admit I was a little disappointed in this CD at first glance but thought I'd give it a go. I've followed this sketch from Seize The Sketch


I've rotated the sketch and used an embossing folder and papers for the background with some card candi to finish


Katy Sue Designs - Fabulous Fellas
Music notes embossing folder
Papermania Capsule Collection papers
Gold Card Candi
Spellbinders Nesties

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Cuttlebug Mania Easter Challenge

It's Easter this weekend so that's the theme for our Cuttlebug Mania Challenge but we have a twist and we want to see an egg on your project

I don't really do Easter but I do have the Eggstra Spectacular stamp set by Stampin Up so I've used the egg from that and a free embossing folder

So pop over and join in the challenge and don't forget to tell us how you've used you die cutting machine




Stampin Up Eggstra Spectacular
Versamark & clear embossing powder
Embossing Folder free with Cardmaking & Papercraft (so nice to have a really useful free gift - this one is 6" x 6")
Marianne Design border die







Cardz 4 Guyz - The Sky's The Limit


It's Tuesday so we have another challenge for you at Cardz 4 Guyz. This week it was my turn to pick the theme and I chose The Sky's The Limit. Now I chose this some time ago and when it came to making my card - I just couldn't think. It was probably because I had so many ideas. There was a cute little boy with his kite from Joanna Sheen's Faye Whittaker CD and a great hot air balloon stamp by Indogo Blu. Not forgetting some lovely bird stamps that I have. But I've gone with a Stampin Up set called Ain't Love Grand. I was going to colour the image but I liked the look of it just stamped in blue. The embossing folder is also by Stampin Up. The paper is by Papermania and I thought the little hearts went well with the image


So don't forget to pop over and see what the other girls have come up with and let us see your masculine makes

Thursday, 10 April 2014

CD Sunday - Something Beginning With "D"

This weeks challenge at CD Sunday is Something Beginning With "D". There are so many possibilities for this and I thought about all the cute dogs on the Furry Friends CD but wanted something different so I've come up with D is for Danger with this great image from The Best of LaPashe 2012


Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Number It At Cardz 4 Guyz



We have a new challenge for you at Cardz 4 Guyz and this week we want to see your masculine creations with numbers. You can have a single number or lots. The number can be the focal point or the background, whatever you want. I've followed this sketch from Friday Sketch


I've used  the Woodware Number Background stamp with clear embossing powder on the brown card. The green panel is embossed with the Cuttlebug Number Collage folder and for the strip across I've used one of the Cuttlebug Measure Up small folders. The image is by Inkadinkado. I just love this little creatures as they come with their own sentiment


Saturday, 5 April 2014

Spring At Last Butterfly Challenge

The theme over at the Butterfly Challenge is Spring at Last although looking out of the window today you wouldn't know it. Mrs A wanted to see yellow on our cards but I wasn't sure whether to do the background or butterfly in yellow and then I remembered the challenge at the Technique Twist and thought I'd combine the two. The technique they are using is the Masking Tape technique which I've never heard of but there's a link to a great video for it if you want to have a go.

I wasn't sure how to twist this one so I thought I'd just do the basic technique. But I think my Distress Ink pads are too juicy as I ended up with a lot more colour on my card than the tutorial seemed to and the ink stayed wet so my twist is that I added glitter to the wet ink. Of course it wasn't as simple as that as once the ink dried, the glitter would have fallen off so I topped it with a double sided adhesive and then some acetate. My Butterfly is a Marianne Design stamp and die set which I've covered with clear Wink of Stella



Masking tape
Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink
Dazzling Diamonds glitter
Marianne Design Butterfly COL1318
Wink of Stella clear
Let It Be stamp set by Kirsty Wiseman
Black Stazon
Papermania gems



Friday, 4 April 2014

Jenny's Sketch at CD Sunday

The CD Sunday challenge this week is a sketch and as usual I'm nearly out of time for this one so it's quite a quick card. This is the sketch


I've rotated the sketch for my card


Joanna Sheen's Furry Friend
X-cut Butterfly embossing folder
Cuttlebug Daisy embossing folder

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

April Fools Day at Cuttlebug Mania

It's time for another challenge at Cuttlebug Mania and we're celebrating April Fools Day so we want to see your funny creations or something to make us smile. Our sponsor this time is the lovely Digi Scarp Kits and they have a great download for the winner



My image and sentiment are from the Born To Shop range, cut and layered onto Nesties. The backing paper is from a Dovecraft basics paper pack - these are fantastic value but still good quality. I've added a ribbon with a Joy Craft die as a buckle


Don't forget to pop over to Cuttlebug Mania to see what the other girls have come up with  and when you load your project, remember to tell us how you've used your die cutting machine

Cardz 4 Guyz - Make Us Laugh



Well it's April Fool's Day here in the UK so for our new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz we want to see your creations to make us laugh but remember it has to be suitable for a guy

For my card, I've used an image and backing paper from The Wine Buffs Christmas Spirit CD and the sentiment is from Dyan Reaveleys Christmas Words set


Sunday, 30 March 2014

Technique Time Tuesday - Caught In Crystal

The technique for March at Technique Time Tuesday is Caught In Crystal. Now this is something that I've wanted to have a go at for ages but never got around to and I'm cutting it a little fine for the challenge but I managed to have a little play today and this is what I've come up with. There's a great video tutorial as usual but for my card I've used some Klear floor polish instead of the glossy accents

I missed the launch of these Sue Wilson dies and stamps and I think even if I'd seen them I wouldn't have been interested. But last week I was in Emerald Crafts in Lyndhurst and there were some samples as you come into the shop and I was hooked.



Sue Wilson Seville dies
Stamps to Die For Birdsong Meadow
Crafty Notions Citrine Spraypaque
Perfect Pearls Sunflower Sparkle Mist
Stampin Up Dazzling Diamonds
Klear floor poslish