Monday, 28 March 2011

Cards for Men Challenge 7 - Embossing

It's time for a brand new challenge at Cards for Men and we have a fab theme for you chosen by my lovely teamie Alison - 'Embossing' (n.b. card must be for a male).

Our sponsor this time is the fab online store Paper Pretties and they are giving one lucky winner this gorgeous clear stamp set...

Paper Pretties has this to say: "Paper Pretties is a full service online crafting store. We have many exclusive stamp lines, from elegant to whimsical, sweet to clever, there is something for every stamper on our Prettie Boutique! In case you haven't heard yet, Paper Pretties has a BRAND NEW owner, Heather Lee-Reppen. Now located in Madison, WI, we are pleased to offer you amazing customer service, faster and cheaper shipping and a wide variety of stamping 'must have' products to go along with all of our fun new stamps!!! All orders are shipped within 24 hours."

Please pop over to the CFM challenge blog to check out the details of our new challenge. As always the DT have made some wonderful cards, please do pop across and have a peek and have a go at the challenge while you're there. So onto my DT card, I used a gorgeously cute digi image from Paper Pretties called Bathtime Cooper, he was a dream to colour and I love the expression on his little face. I've used a Tim Holtz embossing folder called Burlap for the embossing on my card. Think it works quite well with the wood of the bathtub in the image. Do you like my sentiment - can you tell I came up with that myself ;-)



Supplies:
Image - Bathtime Cooper digi from Paper Pretties coloured with Promarkers
Sentiment - generated on pc
Papers - 6x6 Paperkit: Fruhlingserwachen from Whiff of Joy
Ticket - Tim Holtz from Crafty Emma's Store
Cardstock - Bazzill kraft
Buttons - stash
Twine - Whiff of Joy
Tools - Burlap embossing folder by Tim Holtz for Sizzix, Pennant die from Whiff of Joy, Martha Stewart zig zag border punch, Martha Stewart photo corner punch

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Little cuties...

I needed some girly cards for birthdays coming up and had a play the pack of die-cut shapes and papers that came with the latest Do Crafts magazine. I've used 3.75" card blanks from Craftwork Cards, I like making small cards sometimes. This is the result...

I decorated the inside of each card too...


I would like to enter the card above into the following challenges:
MSE - Animalistic challenge
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Animals
CES - Favourite Song/Inspired by a Song (Pussy Cat, Pussy Cat)

Supplies:
Images & papers - Pampered Pets, Do Crafts
Cardstock - Bazzill
Buttons - Ladybug Crafts Ink
Twine - Whiff of Joy
Pearls - The Hobby House/Mark Richards
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
Seam binding - Crafty Ribbons

A quickie boy card!

I needed to make a boy card quickly so had a look through my Lili of the Valley pre-coloured images and off I went. All I've done with the image is cut it down and added some colour to the grass with a Promarker.


Supplies:
Image - Lili of the Valley
Paper - Marjolaine by Basic Grey
Cardstock - Bazzill
Buttons - Crafty Emma's Store
Twine - Whiff of Joy
Sentiment - sticker I had in my stash

Saturday, 19 March 2011

Craft Your Days Away Challenge 16

Good morning, it's time for challenge number 16 at CYDA. We have a fabulous challenge for you chosen by our lovely teamie Amanda . Our challenge theme this time is 'Mother's Day/ for a Special Lady'.


We are being sponsored by the fabulous One Stop Card Crafts. One lucky winner will win a 10 pound voucher to spend at the store! Please do come and join in the fun and check out the gorgeous creations made by my lovely team mates.

So onto my DT card, I have made a card for a very special lady in my life, my mum. My mum loves flowers and spring time so I have gone all pink and girly with this card...

I decorated the inside too...


I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Die Cut Dreams - Mother's Day/Special Friend
Supplies:
Image - I'm Your Angel by Bildmalarna from Dies to Die For coloured with Promarkers
Papers - Annalee by Prima, candy win from the lovely Mandy x
Sentiment - from the set General Greetings from Lili of the Valley
Pearls - The Glitter Pot
Seam binding - Crafty Ribbons
Flowers - selection from Crafty Emma's Store and Wild Orchid Crafts
Tools - Nestabilities Deckle Edge Rectangles, Marianne Designs swirl die, Nellie Snellen doily die (mostly hiding behind the flowers), Martha Stewart butterfly punch

Monday, 14 March 2011

It's sketch time at Cards for Men and a DT call!

It's time for a brand new challenge at Cards for Men and we have a fab sketch designed by the lovely Mandy for you to follow (n.b. card must be for a male).

Our sponsor this time is the wonderful Letraset and they are giving one lucky winner a set of 12 Promarker pens - whoo hoo!

Letraset has this to say: "ProMarkers are made by Letraset and are a twin tipped, dye based alcohol marker offering a high quality product at a great price. Avilable in 148 colours, they give incredible tonal range and can be applied to a diverse range of materials, not just paper and card. ProMarkers produce vivid, bright colours right through to the subtlest pastel shades - the translucent inks can also be overlaid and blended, even further extending the range of shades and hues on offer. ProMarker's quality nibs and inks provide flawless colour lay down with consistent coverage and no unsightly streaking."

Please pop over to the CFM challenge blog to check out the details of our new challenge. As always the DT have made some wonderful cards, please do pop across and have a peek and have a go at the challenge while you're there. So onto my DT card, I used a gorgeous retired Sugar Nellie image called Rugby Hamish. I have coloured him in Jack's rugby team's colours of blue, green, red and yellow. Jack's team were runner's up in an Under 7's rugby competition last week, pipped to the post by a well known local 'rival' team.


I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
CES - Men Only
MAWTT - For a Male

Supplies:
Image - Rugby Hamish (now retired) by Sugar Nellie coloured with Promarkers
Sentiment - Woodware
Papers - Rough and Tumble by K&Co
Cardstock - Bazzill
Pearls - The Hobby House
Tools - Labels One Nestie

If you are still with me, I just wanted to mention that we are having a DT call at Cards for Men to recruit a couple of new peeps to join us. If you would like that to be you then please add DT to your name when entering this challenge. All details are on the Cards for Men challenge blog.

Sunday, 13 March 2011

My 1st Mother's Day Card

This is the card I've made for my MIL for Mother's Day. I've used a super cute stamp from Lili of the Valley and teamed it with some pretty cupcake papers...



Supplies:
Image - Time for a Cuppa from Lili of the Valley coloured with Promarkers
Sentiment - from the General Greetings set from Lili of the Valley from my lovely friend Tams x
Papers - Tea Time by Dovecraft from Crafty Emma's Store
Cardstock - Bazzill
Ribbon - pressie from my lovely friend Jennie x
Pearls - The Glitter Pot
Buttons - American Crafts
Twine - Crafty Emma's Store
Tools - Nestabilities Labels One and Deckle Edge Rectangle, Martha Stewart butterfly punch

Monday, 7 March 2011

Baby Card and a couple of pics...

Here is the card I made for our friends to celebrate the birth of their son Noah. I went for clean and simple in style, the urge to add flowers was immense but I managed to supress it!

Little label I added to the inside...


Supplies:
Papers - Gorgeous Ginghams by Wild Rose Studio
Image - From the Baby Baby set by Ladybug Crafts Inc coloured with Promarkers
Pearls - The Glitterpot
Sentiment inside card - A Special Delivery Circle Calendar Stamp from Pink Gem Designs
Seam binding - Crafty Ribbons
Tools - Deckle edge Nestie, Martha Stewart zigzag punch

Here is a pic of the beautiful candy I won on Mandy's blog recently, I am so thrilled and everything is GORGEOUS! Go have a peek at Mandy's beautiful blog, it is fabulous...

This is a pic of my eldest son Jack, dressed as Wally from the Where's Wally books for World Book Day last week. Jack will be 7 later this month and is very excited about his forthcoming birthday...

Thanks for looking x

Saturday, 5 March 2011

It's Black and White at CYDA!

Good morning, it's time for challenge number 15 at CYDA. We have a fabulous challenge for you chosen by our lovely teamie Lisa aka Dazie. Our challenge theme this time is 'Black & White'.

We are being sponsored by the fabulous Simon Says Stamp. One lucky winner will win a $10 voucher to spend at the store! Please do come and join in the fun and check out the gorgeous creations made by my lovely team mates.

So onto my DT card, I decided to make a girly card for my friend's birthday using a fab digi from Bugaboo - the image is called Crabby Cathy and I think she is fabulous...
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A little close up of my flowers, I do love them but need to practice making them a bit more ;-)


Supplies:
Image - Crabby Cathy (Morning) from Bugaboo coloured with Promarkers
Paper - Lush by MME (had this in my stash for a while)
Cardstock, lace & gems - from stash
Tools - Oval & scallop oval Nesties, My Favorite Things Die-namics rolled flower die from Dies to Die For, Woodware leaf punch, Picket Fence Distress Stickles

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Another Spring card...

This will be me when the cold, drab weather finally gives way to lovely Spring days with blue skies and lighter nights...


Supplies:

Image - Spring Joy by Whiff of Joy coloured with Promarkers
Papers - Sparkling Spring by Prima from Dies To Die For
Flowers - stash
Seam binding - Crafty Ribbons
Pearls - The Glitter Pot
Tools - circle & scallop circle Nesties, scissors for distressing

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Favour Boxes

It's my lovely friend Beryl's birthday today and we are going out for a girly meal to celebrate and I made these lil boxes for the table. I followed the fab tutorial here. I needed to make 12 in total, my eyes went ever so slightly cross-eyed from all the cutting, scoring and sticking!

The box houses 3 Cadbury's Eclair sweets...


Supplies:

Cardstock - Bazzill Basics
Papers - Oh La La for Her by MME from Crafty Emma's Store, I won these on the very first CES challenge, thank you Emma x
Sentiment - Lili of the Valley given to me by my lovely mate Tams x
Butterflies - big is a Martha Stewart punch; small is a punch I've had forever, ok not forever but a LONG time ;-)
Pearls - The Glitter Pot
Tools - Deckle edge Nestie, Fiskars border punch, Martha Stewart scoreboard