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

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Anything But A Card at Cardz 4 Guyz


It's time for a new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz and this week we want to see Anything But A Card with a masculine theme

I had a couple of ideas for this and then a week or so ago I went to a card class at Tulip Crafts in Ringwood. It's a lovely little shop right on the market place and the class it very small and friendly. This was my first week there and I'd seen the little watering cans that had been made previously and was so pleased when this is what we made. It was a printed template so all cut by hand as you can tell (apart from the circles for the spout).The sample was flower based but I knew I wanted to make it for OH's birthday so decided to to do a vegetable theme and finish it off at home. Unfortunately other events have meant that I couldn't make the 3D veggies I wanted to put on top so a quick solution was not to put the top on and fill it with mini chocolates. For the decoration I've used a pack of garden ties and a garden label with a birthday greeting on. When I make it again I'll it the silver card on the spout through the Cuttlebug with the Swiss Dots folder


I'm also entering this into Miriam's Crafting Challenge which is Containers

We'd love to see what you come up with but please make sure it is masculine

Friday, 25 July 2014

Butterfly Spots & Stripes

I really didn't think I'd get the chance to play along at the Butterfly Challenge this time as I've been staying in Southampton away from most of my craft stuff but I went into the Craft Gallery in town and bought the Wild Rose Studio Butterfly Glade paper pack and some 3d butterflies and had a play one evening

The theme this time is Spots and Stripes and there just happened to be a paper in the pad with stripes of patterned paper so all I added was the spotty ribbon. The die cuts were in my limited stash there so I can't remember what dies they were cut with but this is the card I came up with


I'm sure you'll see a lot more of these papers on my Butterfly Challenge cards as they are gorgeous

Tuesday, 22 July 2014


It's time for another challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz and this week we have a sketch for you to follow


I've used a cute Wellington Bear decoupage by DoCrafts and backing paper from the same range


I do hope you can join us this week and show us your masculine makes with this sketch