Tuesday, 16 December 2014

The Big Fella at Cardz 4 Guyz



 It's time for our last challenge of the year at Cardz 4 Guyz and this week our theme is The Big Fella. Yes we want to see Father Christmas on your creations. I've been ill most of this last week so I've had to use a card I had already made for my nephew. It's not quite what Caz had in mind when she set the challenge but needs must and all that. The image is Santa is Going To Town by Bugaboo and the sentiment is by Dyan Reaverey. His hat is glittered with Stickles but it looks a bit grey in the photo. I would have taken another picture but it should be there by now



We'd love to see what you come up with for this theme but please make sure your project is suitable for a guy x

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Christmas Critters at Cardz 4 Guyz


Our new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz is another Christmas one and this week we want to see your creations with Christmas Critters

I've used some decoupage by Papermania called Pippinwood. I wasn't going to buy any new Christmas stash but I was so tempted by these cute critters and then I saw the paper pad and some decoupage in TK Maxx at a bargain price and couldn't resist. I know it's for a guy (my cousin) but I think at Christmas you can get away with flowers and gems on their cards, particularly when they're blue





I'm also entering this card into he following challenges:
Incy Wincy Designs - Snowy Days
That Craft Place - Christmas
Tando Creative - Festive Fun

Anything Christmas at Cuttlebug Mania

This is our last challenge of the year at Cuttlebug Mania so this time we want to see Anything Christmas so there's lots of scope for you

Here's my card


Spellbinders Floral Oval
Elizabeth Dies Candle
Marianne Design Poinsettia, Branches and Greeting
Papermania DSP


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 you manual die cutting machine

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Cardz 4 Guyz - Favourite Christmas Colours


Time for another challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz and this week we want you to make your project with your favourite Christmas colour combination. I've followed this sketch from Kraftin Kimmie


I've gone for Blue, White & Silver for my card. I just love this stamp is JOFY and the sentiment comes with it



What's you favourite colour combo?

I'm also entering this into the following challenges
Vandicrafts - Anything Goes with a twist of Snowman/Snow
Sweet Stampin - Let It Snow
My Time To Craft - Snowman
Inkspirational - Christmas with a twist of no red or green

Sunday, 30 November 2014

Iris Folding Butterfly

The current challenge at Mrs A's Butterfly Challenge blog is Paper Pieced Butterfly - I do hope this counts as I've done some more Iris Folding. I've cut the aperture with a Marianne Design butterfly die and found a free butterfly pattern on Google which I adjusted to fit the die shape. The pearlescent papers are by Papermania. Very CAS card using an older technique. I'll add a greeting when I know what I'm going to use it for


Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Cardz 4 Guyz Food Or Drink



It's time for another challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz and as it's my turn to choose the theme I've gone with Food or Drink. While trying to sort my crafty stash, I came across this old stamp by Personal Impressions. We recently had a class on Iris Folding at Tulip Crafts in Ringwood so it was well timed to find this stamp again. I've not done much Iris Folding before as I've always found it looks quite plain no matter what paper you use but I think the trick is to use coloured card as the base which is what we did in the class. So I've used an old paperback for the papers and kraft card. The bottom strip and top corners are embossed with a small Cuttlebug folder and glossy accents used on the handle as it looked a bit plain




Cuttlebug Mania - There's Snow Place Like Home

We've got a new challenge for you at Cuttlebug Mania and this week we're getting sentimental over Christmas so we want to see your creations with a sentiment and a snowflake

We're sponsored this week by Crafty Sentiment Designs who have kindly provided us with the sentiments we've used on our cards. Pop over and have a mooch around if you haven't been recently as there's lots of new stash

I've been making some Christmas cards for the animal charity with a Hunkydory kit and there were some small images and I wasn't sure what to do with them then I realised this one fitted perfectly in this Build A Scene die set by X Cut. I've used the 5 colours of card from the Papermania Parisienne Blue card stock pack for each of the layers. The top layer is embossed with Silver Pearl embossing powder. I've used some X Cut English Countryside border dies at the bottom and some Cuttlebug snowflakes at the top and embossed these with Kaleidoscope embossing powder




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

Tuesday, 18 November 2014



It's Tuesday so we have a new challenge for you at Cardz 4 Guyz and this week our theme is Christmas Stocking. I just love this Hunkydory so much that I wasn't going to use it then I decided it would be perfect for OH's Christmas card and at least then I can have it back :). The holly leaves and berries are a Marianne die embossed with clear powder to give a shine to them



We'd love to see what masculine cards you come up for with this challenge and don't forget to pop over and see what the other girls have created

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Cardz 4 Guyz Thankful


We've another challenge for you at Cardz 4 Guyz and this week we want to see your Thanksgiving/Thankful cards. For my card I've used my new embossing folder by Tattered Lace. I'm not over keen on most of the Tattered Lace dies but when I saw this folder I loved that it has 3 interchangeable greeting panels. I've embossed it onto kraft card then rubbed Gathered Twigs Distress Ink over it before embossing with Versamark and clear powder. I was going to give it a couple of coats but liked the way the first one came out so left it at that. Some twine from my stash to finish



I'm also entering this into the following challenges:
A Crafty Mess - Anything Goes
Simply Create Too - Thanksgiving/Thank You
Fussy and Fancy - Thankful
Inspirational Challenge - Shine


We'd love to see what you come up with but please make sure your creation is suitable for a male

You Go Girl at Cuttlebug Mania

It's time for another challenge at Cuttlebug Mania and this time we want to see you Girly cards. I much prefer to make masculine cards  so I've gone with pretty rather than girly. The background is made from some snippets of 3 papers and I've weaved them before sticking onto a base card and embossing it. The butterfly die was free with the latest DoCrafts magazine and I've brushed it with Wink of Stella


X Cut Butterfly die
Spellbinders Floral Oval die
Spellbinders Oval die
Spellbinders Ribbon Tag die
Marianne Design Forest Branch and Swirl
Embossilicious Dotty embossing folder
Pink Petticoat Vintage Rose Collection papers

I'm also entering this into the Butterfly Challenge which is to use three papers and Pixie's Snippets Playground