Tuesday, 1 September 2015

New Challenge Blog Coming Soon

COMING SOON




Starting October 1st

Oh Christmas Tree - Sparkles Christmas Challenge

It's the start of a new month so we've got a new challenge for you at Sparkles Christmas Challenge and this time our theme is Oh Christmas Tree

I've used the Woodware Bubble Blooms Festive Tree which I embossed with Wow pearl gold powder. I got out all my gold coloured gems and Card Candi and set to play. The first ones to go on were some of the larger Papermania Dew Drops but I got carried away and that ended up being all I used on it. The sentiment is from a Paula Pascual set called Christmas Essentials


We're looking forward to seeing what your Christmas tree will be

Let's Colour at Cardz 4 Guyz

We've a new challenge for you at Cardz 4 Guyz and this week our theme is Let's Colour

My image is by Little Claire called Man Tree and I've coloured it with Promarkers


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

Welcome Back To Cuttlebug Mania

The Cuttlebug Mania challenge is back and we've got an easy one to start you off - Anything Goes

For this challenge we are sponsored by Craftie-Charlie



I've gone for a CAS look using two dies from Impression Obsession. The main panel and two corner squares are mounted  on foam pads. The white ones are cut from scrap and placed using the waste from another card although they don't look straight in the photo!. The white squares and the corner ones are all coated in glossy accents although it doesn't show up




Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Myth & Magic at Cardz 4 Guyz

Time for another challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz and this week our theme is Myth & Magic. This could be legends, King Arthur, Robin Hood, Merlin, Harry Potter, Dragons, Sourcerers, Magic Potions, Unicorns - you get the idea

For my card I've followed this layout from Friday Sketch




I've gone with a cute dragon by Wild Rose Studio called Party Fergus and coloured him with Promarkers adding texture to him by dabbing the blender pen. The papers are from an old KandCo pack called Hopscotch



I'm also entering this into the following challenges:
 C.R.A.F.T. challenge which is Fantasy
Fantasy Stampers  challenge which is Boys Rule
Just Add Ink - Cards for Males

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

About Time at Cardz 4 Guyz

It's time for a new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz and this week our theme is About Time. For my card I've used the Tim Holtz Tick Tock die cut from card and embossed with some Debbi Moore Metal Magic blue copper powder. The sentiment is from an old Stampin Upset called Sense of Time. I've edged the backing paper and sentiment with the embossing powder and sprinkled some on the paper and heated from behind


I hope you#ll join us for this challenge but please remember to make you creation suitable for a male

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Numbered Birthday at Cardz 4 Guyz

Our new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz is Numbered Birthday. I've used a Woodware Huge 21st stamp and Wild Rose Studio papers for my simple card




Lots of scope for this so we'd love to see what you come up with for this

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Washi Tape

I've never really understood the fad of washi tape but the latest theme at The Butterfly Challenge is to use it so I had to dig deep in my craft stash to find some. The first card ended up in the bin - it just didn't look right. This the second  attempt - not quite what I had planned though. The washi tape is attached to a strip of card and raised on foam pads. The butterfly die cut is inked to match the colours of the tape


Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Orange and Brown at Cardz 4 Guyz

It's time for another challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz and this week we want you to use Orange and Brown on your creations

For my card I've used a Kanban topper - do you remember these bikes? I'm not sure the make of the backing paper as it was from a pile of odd bits on my desk




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

Saturday, 1 August 2015

No Designer Paper at Sparkles Christmas

We've a new challenge for you here at Sparkles Christmas Challenge and this month we want you to ditch those designer papers. With so many beautiful embossing folders around I'm sure you won't find this too hard.

Our grateful thanks to our wonderful Sponsors for the August challenge

Crafter's Companion
£10 voucher


and

Crafty Sentiments
Prize is 3 Digis



For my card I've used a fun topper by Acid Drops and Whatnots, an Embossalicious embossing folder, a Sue Wilson die and lots of red mirri card



We'd love to see what you come up with without those designer papers