Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Transport at Cardz 4 Guyz


It's Tuesday and time for another challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz and it's my turn to choose the theme and I've gone for Transport. I'm sticking with our theme of CAS from last week to for my card and using Chrissie's card at Less Is More as my inspiration



Now I thought this would be a really quick and easy card. I rooted through my stamps and came up with this combination of Stampin Up image and Inkylicious sentiment. I stamped them on buff card with Vintage Sepia Versamark and used the same cardstock for the base but it didn't look "enough". So I punched the square notches in the corner of each piece but they looked odd on their own so I added some brown twine around the notches. Still not right so I stamped them again and was going to layer them onto brown card before putting on the buff base but when I just placed them on the chocolate chip cardstock, they looked just right so that's what I've gone for.



Now to find something to do with the notched pieces!

I'm also entering this into the following challenges:
Time Out Challenges - CAS
Sister Act - Anything Goes

Sunday, 22 March 2015

Butterflies + P is for Patterned Paper

This weeks theme at The Butterfly Challenge is to use patterned paper. I'm in a bit of a CAS phase at the moment but wanted to use up some of my ever expanding snippets too. I've used my large Woodware Bubble Butterfly a lot stamp so treated myself to the set of three smaller ones and it's one of those I've used on my card. I stamped it with pink pearlescent ink. I've used quite a few punches for this including my japanese screw punch to cut the various sized cirlces.


The backing paper behind was also in my snippets pack as I had stamped onto it intending to use it for paper piecing but changed my mind so I cut the corners and the butterfly body from it before matting in on the base card. It turned out too fussy to be CAS but I quite like it. No greeting yet as I'm not sure what I'll be using it for. Lots of snippets used so I'm taking it over to show Miss at Pixie's Crafty Playground too


I'm also entering it into the following challenges:
Cards And More  - Monochrome
That's Crafty - Wings n Things

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Clean And Simple at Cardz 4 Guyz



It's Tuesday so time for another challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz and this week we're looking for you Clean and Simple creations. I'm really loving my new Taylored Expressions dies and stamps sets so that's what I've used on my card


Taylored Expressions Plane Awesome,In The Clouds and Blimps and Banners
Memory Box Clouds dies
Hand made card candi

I'm also entering this into the following challenges:
Challenge Up Your Life - Masculine
Repeat Impressions DCC311 ~ Diecuts and/or Punches with Stamping

In The Frame For Cuttlebug Mania

Time for another challenge at Cuttlebug Mania and our theme this week is Freeze Frame - we want to see some form of frame on your cards. We're sponsored this time by



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I've made another shaker card with some heart dies making the frame for the little hearts



Taylored Expressions Fishing Pole die set
Taylored Expressions Punny Love stamp set
Spellbinders Nesting Hearts dies
Memory Box Heart Canopy die

We'd love to see what you come up with for this but please remember to say how you've used you manual die cutting machine

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Goody Goody Gumballs

We did a class on shaker cards last week at Tulip Crafts and this is one of the cards I made. I followed this layout from Friday Sketch


And another new stamp and die set by Taylored Expressions - my latest love!


Taylored Expressions Goody Goody Gumballs
Craftwork Cards paper

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Hobbies at Cardz 4 Guyz


Time for another challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz and this week we're looking at male hobbies. I'd been thinking what to do for this when a friend posted a saying on her Facebook page. I thought it was great  and we all know how it applies to craft stuff too! I've changed some of the wording so it's not a direct copy. The backing paper is from a Serif kit and the sentiment is done in Craft Artist. The little fish and the rod are Taylored Expression dies


I'm also entering this into the following challenges:
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Digi Sketch Challenge - Sketch or Humour
Challenge Up Your Life - Masculine
Just Us Girls - Masculine



Happy Birthday to Cuttlebug Mania

Cuttlebug Mania is 2 years old this week and we're celebrating with an extra challenge for you Use the Number 2. I've gone down the second anniversary route which is cotton and the colour red



The cotton reel is a stamp and die set by Die-namics and I've wrapped some red cotton around it The top sentiment is on the same set but I've printed it on the computer so I can match the bottom sentiment

Don't forget you've still got another week to play along with our current challenge which is Green With Envy

Sunday, 8 March 2015

Butterfly Challenge - H is for Hexagons

The current challenge at The Butterfly Challenge is H Is For Hexagons. I've been playing about with this, cutting and embossing hexagons but couldn't decide how to put it together so I went looking for a sketch and found this one at Tuesday Morning Sketches


A very simple card cut from scrap of pink card. The pin ones aren't full hexagons as the scraps weren't large enough but careful placement means that doesn't show. I'm also taking this to the Playground - I hope Miss Diane likes it x


Hexagon Nestabilities
Stampin Up Petite Pairs stamp
Butterfly sticker

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

We are Sailing at Cardz 4 Guyz


It's Tuesday so time for another challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz and this week our theme is Sailing. A super simple card from me - topper, sentiment and backing paper from a Hunkydory kit and the little fish from a Taylored Expressions die set and some twine to finish


We'd love to see what you come up with for this challenge - there's plenty of scope - but please make sure your creation is suitable for a male

Green With Envy at Cuttlebug Mania

Time for a new challenge at Cuttlebug Mania and this week we're Green With Envy. Now this is good timing if you want to make a card for St Patrick's day but there is so much more you can do. I've used some Xcut shadow box dies which are sized for A5 cards but I've cut them down the middle to suit my 6x6 card down the sides and cut another of the largest ones for the top


Xcut Woodland Shadow Box dies
Xcut English Countryside Border dies
Joanna Sheen rabbit dies
Lots of green card!