Tuesday, 19 May 2015

World Wildlife at Cardz 4 Guyz


Tuesday so time for another challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz and this week it was my turn to pick the theme and I've chosen World Wildlife. Lots of scope for this - it gave me a chance to get an old CD out - Joanna Sheen's Animal Antics. The sentiment is computer generated and the black panel is embossed with one of Cuttlebugs Animal Prints embossing folder although it doesn't show well in the photograph



We'd love to see what you come up with for this challenge and don't forget  your card can be for a male of any age

Monday, 18 May 2015

Torn Vellum

 I was making a card using this sketch from CAS(E) This Sketch


But what I had done was too plain. I then remembered that the current theme at the Butterfly Challenge is J is for Jagged Edges. So I tore the vellum strip to give my edges. I've stamped the Stampin Up sentiment and embossed with Zing Teal Metallic embossing powder. I just love this as it's got a lovely sheen on it. The butterfly is from a Sizzix stamp & die set and embossed with the same powder


Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Make Your Mark at Cardz 4 Guyz


Time for another challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz and this week our theme is Mark Your Mark. This is Man Made Marks only so can include stitching, inks, embossing, pens, paints, stencilling etc.

For my card I've used a stitching pattern from Stitching Cards. It's a great set for men. The papers are by Papermania and the wording die is an X Cut die called Headliner


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

Cuttlebug Mania Ribbon Challenge

We've got another challenge for you at Cuttlebug Mania and this week we want to see RIBBON on your designs

Our sponsor this time is Digi Scrap Kits

http://digiscrapkits.com/digiscraps/

I've used this sketch from Friday Sketch Challenge


And here's my card

Marianne Designs Ribbon border die
Taylored Expressions Stitched Essentials die
Cuttlebug Daisy Pattern embossing folder
Papermania Lucy Cromwell Image and DSP


Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Gardening At Cardz 4 Guyz


Time for another challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz and this week our theme is Gardening. I've used this sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday but turned it on it's side


You'll need sunglasses for my rather bright card! This was from a set called Lovely Lime by Doodlebug and included the papers, images and letters. Some green card and twine from my stash to finish

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

I'm also entering this into the Kreativeinkauf Challenge which is Spring In The Garden and the challenge at Card & Scrap which is Masculine

Sunday, 3 May 2015

Ooh ooh ooh Miss Grace

Do you remember that song from 1975? It's what gave me the idea for my card when I saw the challenge at the Butterfly Challenge was Lace. I've used Tagxedo to create the butterfly with the words Satin, Perfume & Lace - I just love playing around with this programme. It's a card for a friends daughter who happens to be called Grace. Of course she wasn't even thought of when the song came out but she's always thought of it as her song. The letters were cut with my Quickcutz tool from snippets of pink card - they were quite small so had to use a post it note to get them in the punch so I'm taking this over to Pixie's Snippets Playground too


Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Flight at Cardz 4 Guyz


Time for another challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz and this week our theme is Flight. Rather than an aeroplane, I've gone for a bird in flight. I've used two Hobby Art sets, In The Country and Inspirations. The background is done with Pan Pastels - I love how it looks on linen card


Can't wait to see what you come up with for this challenge

Stamping at Cuttlebug Mania

We've got a new challenge for you at Cuttlebug Mania and this week we want to see some stamping on our creation

We're sponsored this week by Crafty Individuals



I've used this layout from Just Add Ink


and a Taylored Expressions set called Pocket Full of Sunshine. The image is cut out with a circle Nestability



We're looking forward to see what you come up with for this challenge and don't forget to tell us how you've used your manual die cutting machine

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Cardz 4 Guyz - Football


We've got a new challenge for you today and this week we want to see Football on your projects. I did get out my Wild Rose Studio Football Lad stamp out but then decided to go for something else as a lot of the team have gone down the cute boys route. My image is a Kanban topper mounted onto white card and then onto a black card blank. The letters are cut with my Curlie Girlie alphabet from kraft cardstock as are the card candi


We'd love to see what you come up with for this challenge

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Music Note & Butterfly

I've dabbled in book folding but up till now I've only done the easy ones such as a Christmas tree, hedgehog and bird cage. This is my first try at following a pattern and as it wasn't too many folds I thought it was a good place to start. I sat out in the garden to mark the pages before folding them and was amazed when I had finished that it actually looked like a music note. I've covered it with lilac butterfly paper from Papermanis's Lucy Cromwell collection and cut a butterfly with some snippets of card. I actually cut quite a few but decided to go with just the one. The top left hand corner was slightly curled which I quite liked so curled all 4 corners properly. I may add something to the front but I'm not sure yet



I'm entering this into The Butterfly Challenge (Music Note) and Pixie's Snippets Playground

The pattern I used is from Hana's Etsy shop. If you want to have a go there are free ones on her Facebook page (Crafty Hana's Book Folding Patterns) and lots of helpful members if you get stuck