Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Cardz 4 Guyz Halloween Challenge



It's Tuesday so time for another challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz and this week we want to see your Halloween creations. For my card I've followed this sketch from Meljen Designs


I don't have much in the way of Halloween stash but this cute image is a CC Designs stamp called Vampy Hansel which I won from My Mum's Craft Shop blog a couple of years ago so he tends to come out of hiding every year. The papers are from the Bazzill All Hallows Eve paper pack and the spiders are a memory box die. I only have one small piece of the diamond paper (it's the reverse of the lighter paper) so I carefully cut it into pieces to fit the sketch so I'm also entering this into Pixie's Snippets Playground


I'm also entering this into the the Ruby's Rainbow challenge which is to use a freebie or prize


Monday, 20 October 2014

Butterfly Challenge Card

The current challenge the Butterfly Challenge is to use a tag. Last weeks class at Tulip Crafts was Cisioo which is Lacé combined with stitching and I've used one of my pieces as the border on this card. I've been really tempted by the Joy Crafts Fantasy Flowers dies but thought I'd have a go without it so I used a Woodware mini flower punch to make this hydrangea type flower and I'm quite pleased with the result. I was stuck as to what leaves to use and then I remembered these fabric ones


I rescued them from work when they were changing the plants for real ones and these were going to be dumped. As I left work almost 4 years ago they have lasted well. I used a circle of scrap paper and shaped it then loaded it with silicone before sticking to the tag. The flowers are punched from leftover paper from the Cisioo border and I've added pink Stickles to the middles


The imagine sentiment is by Stampin Up although it doesn't show too well in the picture


I'm also taking this over to visit Miss at the Crafty Snippets Playground

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Cardz 4 Guyz Easel Card


Well we seem to have stumped you last week with our retirement challenge so we have something extra easy for you this week. We'd like to see your Easel cards



I've used a Kanban topper and sentiment. The stopper card is a snippet of silver mirri card, embossed with the Cuttlebug Diamond Plate folder and then gone over with red alcohol ink to take the brightness off. Some Card Candi to finish

We'd love to see you creations for this challenge but don't forget to make them masculine

I'm also entering this into the following challenges:
Pixie's Snippets Workshop - Snippets
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes


Anything With A Leaf at Cuttlebug Mania

Well Autumn is well and truly here now with the colder darker evenings and the leaves falling. so our new challenge at Cuttlebug Mania is Anything With A Leaf


I've used a couple of X-Cut dies from their Leaves set. There are 14 different leaves in this set but these two are my favourites for this time of year. I coloured some white card with distress inks then cut and embossed the leaves. The sentiment and foliage stamp are from The Paper Company Autumn Harvest set

We'd love to see what you come up with for this challenge and don't forget to let us know how you've used your die cutting machine

I'm also entering this into the following challenges:
Stamping Sensations - Warm Autumn Colours
AAA Cards - Autumn Colours

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Butterfly In Autumn Colours

The current theme at the Butterfly Challenge is Autumnal Colours and I'm hoping to sneak in with this very quick card

I decided to get my gilding flakes out and have a play and this is what I came up with



Butterflies - Inkadinkado Patterned Butterflies
Stampin Up Butterfly Prints sentiment
Gilding Flakes

I'm also entering this into the Less Is More Autumnal Colours challenge


Time for another challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz and this week Jan has chosen the theme Time To Retire. For my card I've followed this sketch from Sketch Saturday but turned it round


I've used the Retire In Style stamp set by Woodware for the image and sentiment. The papers are by Authentique from the Endless and Fairweather pad


I'll also be entering this into the Scribble & Scrap Anything Goes challenge

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

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