Monday, 30 January 2012

Cards for Men - Challenge 3 - "Seeing Red"

Good Morning Everyone, I just carnt believe that already another fortnight has flown by and weve now reached out third Challenge over on the Cards for Men and this time we are being sponsered by Letreset,



and this what they say about themselves :-


And they have offered a fabulous prize:-


And here is my card for this "Seeing Red" Challenge.

For my card Ive used this gorgeous "Football Bo" image for my card and coloured him with my promarkers and tria pens, I then cut him out with my Nestabilitie Labels Die No.17 and drawn around the die to create the mount. The sentiment is one I created on my computer and printed it out and mounted it on a piece of red card.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card and for my first mount Ive used red card and two free downloads I found on the internet, the first one is a red background with footballs on and the second is a strip of white with more footballs on this was punched on the two sides with a Martha Steward punch.
I then wrapped around the middle a white football ribbon and attached it to the back of the first mount, and positioned my mounted image in the centre with the sentiment at the bottom on the right hand side. For my final flourish I have stuck two football buttons and a boot down the right hand side at the top.
Now that youve seen my card I do hope you will go and visit what the rest of the very talented design team have created for your inspiration over on the Cards for Men Challenge Blogspot and I hope you will also take part in this "Seeing Red" Challenge.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-

Friday, 27 January 2012

The Paper Shelter - "Swirls and Pearls"

Good Afternoon Everyone, Ive just been interrupted by Ian bringing Missy home and she was wet, muddy and guess what weve just had to do, yes youve got it "Bath Her" not that she was to happy about it buts shes a lot cleaner and smells lovely. Now shes running around like a looney rubbing herself along the walls and furniture. Anyway I thought for a change I would create a card not that I will be entering it in the TPS Challenge but as Ive been rather quiet this week I felt I ought to make an effort and make a card.
This is a new TPS image its titled "100% Cute" its she gorgeous and you will find her here, Ive printed her onto white card and coloured her with my copic  pens, then cut her out with my Nestabilitie Die Labels No.9 then drawn around the die to create the mount, the sentiment is one of the CC ones thats been mounted onto a piece of mauve card.
The card is a 6"x 6" white card with a first mount of mauve card and the paper that comes with the image that has been printed and mounted on top of the mount. I then used a Doo Hickey Swirl die to create the swirls and two tonic dies to create the flowers, In the centres I have stuck some pearls and down the side at the bottom on the left.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://digidoodleshopsbest.blogspot.com/
http://elphinehouse.blogspot.com/

Monday, 23 January 2012

A Card for Saturated Canarys "Diecuts and Punches" Challenge

Good Morning Everyone, Ive created this card firstly for a new Sugar Nellie Challenge on Facebook and I also thought Id combine it with a challenge on Saturated Canary, the SN one is for colour and the second is diecuts and punches, and as Ive used both on this card I think it qualifies for both. Ive used this sweet little Sassy Girl stamp with her books, (name escapes me at the moment) and Ive coloured her with my copic and prisma pencils, then cut it out with my oval Nestabilitie Die, the mount was one I was sent by my lovely friend Tracy of Dies to Die For (Just found it, Its the New Swedish Oval and you will find it here), and Ive no idea what its called Ive emailed her and I hope she lets me know as its a lovely die. The sentiment is yet another from my stash.
The main card is a 6"x 6" white card with a first mount of pink card then Ive used three papers from the Authentique "Uncommon" Paper pack, the first paper a cream background with roses on, the second a grey paper with print on which I cut into a strip and used on of my Martha Steward border punches on, the third mount is yet another paper but this one is in a circle and diamond pattern with a combination of all the papers on it.
I then positioned my image towards the left hand side with the sentiment at the bottom on the right.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenge:-
http://saturatedcanarychallenge.blogspot.com/
http://addicted-to-stamps-challenge.blogspot.com/
http://www.creativeinspirationspaint.blogspot.com/
http://letsinkitup.blogspot.com/
http://www.thehybridchick.com/

Sunday, 22 January 2012

A Card for Mo's Challenge "Stitching"

Good Morning Everyone, well here we are at yet another weekend and today Ive got this card to post for this weeks "Stitching" challenge over on Mo's, and Ive used this sweet image of "Wynken, Blynkin and Nod" and thought it would make a lovely birthday card for one of my little people who will be celebrating their first birthdays this year, its also a image thats been well forgotten as I bought it a couple of years ago and I thought it was time it had an outing. Ive printed it onto white card then used my copics to colour it, afterwards I used the large square to cut it out and used the larger one for the mount. The sentiment is one I created from my computer using the first verse of the poem and just tagged a birthday wish at the bottom, this was also mounted onto blue card.
The main card is a 6"x 6" white card and the four papers I have used are from the Nitwits "Oh Boy" download, the first paper is a blue background then on top is a piece of yellow, the third is a white with large coloured spots on and the fourth a beige one. Before sticking them down I used my sewing machine to zigzag around the edges, then layered them up from a sketch that I found on the internet, I believe its one for another Challenge at the moment and thought it would be ideal for my card.
The mounted image was positioned in the middle with the sentiment at the bottom on the right, Ive also wrapped a piece of grosgrain ribbon around the card on the left hand side.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://mosdigitalchallenge.blogspot.com/
http://wildorchidchallenge.blogspot.com/
http://prairiefairyfridays.blogspot.com/
http://trulyscrumptiouschallenges.blogspot.com/
http://craftypurplefrogchallenges.blogspot.com/
http://abc-challenge.blogspot.com/
http://blog.icopic.com/2012/01/icopic-weekly-challenge-65.html

Friday, 20 January 2012

A Card for Several Challenges

Good Afternoon Everyone, oh dear I know Im rather late in the day but I thought Id better create a card as Ive been a bit quiet for a few days, so I had a look around and found several that I could combine to create this card, firstly its for the new LOV Challenge "Lavender and Lace", Wild Orchids "Anything Goes" and Simple Simon Says "Sketch" and Ive used this sweet image of a little lass in her dress and boa, Ive coloured it basically in lavender and then cut around it with the Nestabilitie Label Die No.7 and then drawn around the die for the mount. The sentiment is one from my stash and has been stamped and mounted onto a piece of lavender coloured card.
The base care is a 6"x 6" white card with a first mount of lavender card and three papers from First Editions "Dreamcatcher" not that two of them are that obvious as they are behind my image, but Ive layered up the first paper a very pretty flower and butterfly one then used a butterfly Nestabilitie Circle die for the second layer and the third is a butterfly paper in lavender which was layered on top of that butterfly circle.
I have then wrapped a piece of gathered lace ribbon around the card and positioned my mounted image on top, the sentiment was put at the bottom on the right. I then created a flower spray down the left handside on top of a few punched out branches, the last thing was the three flower buttons at the top on the right handside.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://liliofthevalleythursdaychallenge.blogspot.com/
http://wildorchidchallenge.blogspot.com/
http://simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.com/
http://craftypurplefrogchallenges.blogspot.com/
http://www.whimsical-designs.com/

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Design Team Call on The Paper Shelter

Good Morning Everyone, well the sky is very heavy here and I wouldnt be surprised if it didnt snow but Im keeping my fingers crossed Ive got that wrong. Anyway back to todays card as your probably aware The Paper Shelter has a Design Team Call on at the moment and we have another week to go, so if your interested please do go across to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot and take part we are looking for 7 new members to join our teams so you never know you might be one of those picked to join us.
Anyway my card for today is this sweet image of a little girl on her swing called "Spring Swing" and you will find it here, Ive also used the Spring Swing Papers to go with it and you will find them here .The image has been coloured with my copic pens and cut out with Labels No.17 then the die was drawn around to create the mount. The sentiment is one from my stash and has been treated in the same way as the image.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card with a first mount of pink card Ive used two of the Spring Swing papers to layer up, along the bottom is the new Memory Box Spring Border punch and Ive cut this out with a bit more of the same pink card, around the middle I have wrapped a piece of lace and a stripe of grosgrain pink patterned ribbon and attached it to the back of the first mount.
To finish of Ive created a flower spray with several sizes of roses in the top left hand corner then stuck it to the card with some silicone glue on top of some punched out fern and rose leaves.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://creataliciouschallenges.blogspot.com/
http://cupcakecraftroom.blogspot.com/
http://mygraficocrafts.blogspot.com/
http://anythingchallenge.blogspot.com/
http://www.craftysentiments.blogspot.com/
http://mytimetocraftchallenge.blogspot.com/

Monday, 16 January 2012

Challenge #2 - Cards for Men - "Boys and their Toys"

Good Morning Everyone, well the first two weeks of this year have already gone by and weve now reached our second Challenge for this one we are being sponsered by Claire of Hope Jacare, and the theme for this is "Boys and their Toys".


And here is what Claire says about her company:-
"I'm a SAHM with three young children. I trained in Textile Design at the Glasgw School of Art and I love all things handmade, but especially papercrafts.  I love to doodle ... and my doodles are available to purchase as digital images through Stitchy Bear Stamps"

And Claire is offering 3 digi images as a prize, and here is my card Ive created for this Challenge
 Ive printed "Rafe robot" onto white card then used my copic pens to colour him, then used Nestabilitie Labels Die No.10 to cut him out then used the die itself to draw around to create the mount for it. The sentiment is one I created on my computer and then printed it and mounted it onto a piece of dark blue card.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card with a first mount of dark blue card and one the papers from Bo Bunny's "Blast Off" papers, this one has spacemen and stars all over it, on top I have used a star Nestabilitie die to create several different sized stars that were arranged around the this first paper then positioned my mounted image in the centre with the sentiment on the left hand side at the bottom.
Now that youve seen my card I do hope you will go across to the Cards for Men Challenge Blogspot and see what the rest of the very talented Design Team have got for you and maybe it will  inspire you to take part in this "Boys and their Toys" Challenge.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://www.creativeinspirationspaint.blogspot.com/
http://dreamvalleychallenges.blogspot.com/
http://www.gingerloftchallenge.blogspot.com/
http://onestitchatatimechallenge.blogspot.com/
http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com/search/label/challenge
http://thesecretcraftersaturdaychallenge.blogspot.com/
http://jeanette-soartfulchallenges.blogspot.com/

Saturday, 14 January 2012

A Card for Crafters Companion "Love is in the Air" Challenge

Good Morning Everyone, well it was another frosty morning and Ive just got back from taking Missy for a walk and luckily the ground was so solid I did get muddy for a change. Anyway todays card has been created for the Crafters Companion "Love is in the Air" Challenge and Ive used this new image from Strawberry Kisses for my image, arnt they just so cute, mind you not every dog will accept a cat but luckily our little girl would, Ive coloured it with my copics then used the Nestabilitie Die No.1 to cut it out and the same for the mount. The sentiment is the one that actually comes with this image so was just right for my challenge card.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card with a first mount of red card and Ive used one of the papers from the CD that comes with the images a very pretty pink, red and blue background, then on top I have used my Cheery Lynn heart die to create the two large hearts and the new Memory Box Corner die to lay on top. To finish of Ive used four heart gems and popped them in the two opposite corners.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://ccmonthlychallenge.blogspot.com/
http://annabellestamps.blogspot.com/
http://cardmakinmamas.blogspot.com/
http://clearlyistamp.typepad.com/my_weblog/
http://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.com/
http://thestampmanchallenges.blogspot.com/
http://sweetnsassydigis.blogspot.com/

Friday, 13 January 2012

A Card or the Teddy Bo Challenge - "Anything Goes"

Good Afternoon Everyone, well gues what the sun is out and it looks gorgeous out there and a lot better than first thing this morning which was a world of white, heavy frost. Anyway today Ive created a card for the Teddy Bo "Anything Goes" Challenge and Ive used this super hero Teddybo image and Ive coloured it with my copic pens then used the Nestabilitie Die Labels No.17 to cut it out then used the die again for the mount (top tip). The sentiment was created on my computer and printed it and mounted it with a piece of red card thats used elsewhere on it.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card with a first mount of red card and then three papers Ive used are from the Wild Rose "For Men" paper set, and the sketch was one I found on the internet not sure whose it is but thought it was just right for a male card.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://www.charismacardz.blogspot.com/
http://dutchdare-cardchallenges.blogspot.com/
http://atsblog.typepad.com/wednesdayschallenge/
http://inkyimpressionschallenges.blogspot.com/
http://whimsyinspires.blogspot.com/
http://anythingchallenge.blogspot.com/
http://teddybochallenge.blogspot.com/
http://toptiptuesday.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Design Team Call on The Paper Shelter

Morning Ladies, we are having a two week Design Team Call on The Paper Shelter, it will run for two weeks and there wont be the normal Challenge, so if your interested in joining our very talented Design Teams please do take part in it.
If your interersted you will need to use a digi image on your card and please dont add to many embellishments as we really need to see your ability in colouring your image and the best way to do that is not be influenced by all the extras. The DT Call is running for two weeks and while its on there wont be a Challenge so all you will need to do is add your card on the Challenge blog and we will be visiting your blogs to see your work. The Paper Shelter is one of the most generous companies and you will receive all the brand new images, papers and accessories during your 6 month contract, which will start from February 8st and end on July 31st, we are actually looking for 7 new team members to join us.
And here is one of the gorgeous images you might well get a chance to play with if you are picked and its the first time Ive used it to, this is "Beautiful Mermaid" and you will find her here, isnt she gorgeous Ive used my copics and tria pens to colour her and then used the Nestabilitie Die Labels No.1 to cut her out, then used a larger one for the mount. The sentiment (top tip) is one I found on the interenet and printed it onto a piece of white card then mounted it on a piece of blue.
The papers I have used for a change are by Nitwits and its their Gone Fishing digi set, I have used three papers and some muslin which I have layered up then wrapped a piece of dark blue lace (new stash) across the card and attached it to the back of the first layer.
The mounted image was then positioned in the centre with the sentiment is at the bottom on the right handside.
If you are interested in taking part in our Design Team Call you will find it on The Paper Shelter Challenge Blogspot, please do go across and see for yourself what is involved.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://anythingchallenge.blogspot.com/
http://www.craftysentiments.blogspot.com/
http://ladybugscraftsinkchallengeblog.blogspot.com/
http://www.sparklecreationsrubberstamps.com/
http://toptiptuesday.blogspot.com/
http://www.craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.com/
http://houseofgilli.blogspot.com/
http://heart2heartchallenges.blogspot.com/
http://blog.icopic.com/
http://lexiscreations.blogspot.com/
http://magicalmondaychallenge.blogspot.com/

Monday, 9 January 2012

Sunday's with Santa "Anything Goes"

Good Morning Everyone, are you ready for a new week? well as always I seem to be getting behind with everything and that is why Ive not posted anything since last Wednesday, Ive been trying to get ahead with my DT work and so although youve not seen what Ive been making I have been a busy girl. Today I thought that it was time to post a card and this was one I created for last weeks "Sundays with Santa" its a facebook challenge started up by Pops and its to try and get together a good stock of Christmas cards for this December, and as last years lot of all gone I thought well why not so here we are.
This image is one of the LOV stamps and Ive coloured him with my copics then used Nestabilitie Die No.1 to cut him out, and then used the same die to create the mount, the sentiment is one that I got free in one of my craft magazines and have mounted it in the same way as the image.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card with a mount of blue pearlescent card, and for my two papers I have used the Maja "Vintage Winter" designs, this was a present from a very special friend of mine, and they are gorgeous and lovely for a card for a male. I then wrapped a sentiment ribbon around the card and attached it to the back.
Then I positioned my mounted image in the middle with the sentiment at the bottom on the right. Ive not added anything else as I dont think men particulary like to many embellishments on their cards and I wanted to leave it simple.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://www.facebook.com/
http://dreamvalleychallenges.blogspot.com/
http://www.gettingcricky.com/
http://www.gingerloftchallenge.blogspot.com/
http://ceschallenges.blogspot.com/
http://ssdschallenge.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

The 45# Challenge for The Paper Shelter - "Anything Goes"

Good Morning Everyone, well we are into a brand new year and we have already reached our fortyfifth Challenge and for this one I know its your most favourite "Anything Goes" so Im sure lots of you will want to take part. As always our fabulous sponsers are Veronica and Pedro of The Paper Shelter and they are offering you a prize of


to spend in their webshop, and I carnt help saying that their images, papers and accessories are gorgeous and are well worth visiting as they are such good value, and this is why to win this Certificate all we ask is that you use one of their products on your card, but even if you dont they are still going to let you pick 3 images of your own choice, you carnt help but be aware of the generousity.

Anyway back to my card for this weeks Challenge I have chosen "A Smart Snowhite" for my image


and you will find her here, Ive printed her onto white card then used my copic and tria pens to colour her, afterwards I used Nestabilitie Die Labels No.15 and after cutting out I used the die again to create the mount. The sentiment is one from my stash and has been treated in the same way as the image.
The base card is a 6"x 6" white card with a first mount of green pearlescent card, on top I have used two papers from "Sweet Gardener" Papers and you will find them here, the first paper is all over green background with flowers on, then I used a blue paper and cut it into a 5" square and with the flower corner and border punch have created a square that was stuck on top. I then cut out a doily with one of the Cheery Lynn dies and distressed it with a little yellow ink and then positioned towards the right hand side of the second layer.
I then wrapped a piece of lace and yellow ribbon across my card and attached to the back of the first mount, the mounted image was then positioned in the middle with the sentiment at the bottom on the right.
With some left over paper I used a Die-namics Gardenier die to create a rolled flower which was stuck to the top on the left hand side on some punched out leaves.
Now that youve seen my card I do hope that you will go and visit the rest of my very talented "A" Team have for your inspiration and I do hope that you will take part in this weeks "Anything Goes" Challenge over on The Paper Shelter Blogspot.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://ladybugscraftsinkchallengeblog.blogspot.com/
http://partytimetuesdays.blogspot.com/
http://stamp-n-doodle.blogspot.com/
http://toptiptuesday.blogspot.com/
http://cupcakecraftroom.blogspot.com/

Monday, 2 January 2012

Cards for Men - Challenge 1 - "Recycling"

Good Morning Everyone, and a Happy New Year to you all, I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and are already to start crafting again, I know I am so for our first Challenge this year we want to see you "Recycling" something, and Im sure you must have lots of things around the house that can be used either as a project or perhaps on your card. Anyway we are being sponsered by "One Stop Card Shop"


and they are offering you a Gift Certificate of £10. to spend in the webshop, and here is what they say about themselves:-


Free postage is quite a rarity so I think it would be a good idea to give them a visit. And now here is my project for this Challenge.
I have used an empty Sudocream pot to create a store for all bits and bobs men seem to hoard.
I actually printed two sheets of paper from the My Craft Studio Steampunk set of designs, and wrapped the first one around the pot and stuck it down, then I used some silver trimmings around the bottom.
For the lid I cut out a circle and then cut lots of slits to mould around the lid and stuck them underneath, and Ive used a bit more of the silver rimmings around the rim. To finish of the lid I used a cog left from the front and stuck a large nut in the centre for a means of removing the lid. To finish of the front of my pot Ive used several cogs cut out with the Nestabilitie Tim Holtz cog set, and burnished them with some old gold cream and stuck them to the bottom of the pot for some texture.
I do hope that now youve seen my project for this "Recycling" Challenge I do hope that you will go and visit our Cards for Men Challenge Blogspot and see what the rest of the very talented Design Team have created for your inspiration and maybe you will also want to take part in this Challenge.
This card is to be entered in the following Challenges:-
http://www.creativeinspirationspaint.blogspot.com/ 
http://robynsfetishchallengeblog.blogspot.com/ 
http://papersundaes.blogspot.com/ 
http://pileitonchallenge.blogspot.com/ 
http://sentimentalsundays.blogspot.com/ 
http://thesquirrelandthefox.blogspot.com/