Monday, 23 May 2011

No Paper Here!

I'm soooooo sorry to be late with my post.  Time has been running away from me all week and I just couldn't catch up.  No that the kiddies are all in bed, I can settle down to my blog.

This is my card for this week's challenge over at Cards for Men were the theme is 'No Paper'.  By that we mean we don't want to see any designer paper.  I set the challenge this week and I'm a huge fan of our sponsor, Kenny K.  I'm sure you're all familiar with the wonderful work of Kenny K's Shop but what about the man (and woman) behind those wonderful creations.  Take a look here to see their journey,

The very generous Kenny & Elena have provided not one, but three prizes.  Pop over to the main challenge post for all the details and to see the rest of the team's ideas.

We were lucky enough to get images to use and I chose, Cool Kid, which I've coloured with my promarkers.  The apple shape is cut out using my Cricut - 'Just Because' Cards - cartridge and you can see my (terrible) handwritten sentiment.  I'm trying out ideas for teacher cards early this year.  I want something that can be easily replicated since I have to do about six in total.  I'd probably print the sentiments and then cut out.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Truly Scrumptious - #57 Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty - #53 Anything Goes
Digistamps 4 Joy -  #19 Boys/Men
Crafts and Me - #35 Anything goes
Simply Create - Special day/event.
Stamping Scrapping Central Masculine

Cards for Men DT card

I'm really sorry but I'm running behind this week and won't have my post ready in time this morning.  I'll be back this evening with my card and all it's details.  In the meantime the rest of the girls over at Cards for Men have got lots of fab cards for you to see.  Pop over after 8am to see the latest challenge.

Bye for now.

Monday, 16 May 2011

A Robot Card

I made this card a few weeks ago for Matthew to give to his friend, Kyle, who was 5.  I've been really trying to make use of my Cricut which I got for Christmas so that's where the Robot came from.  I used the 'Robotz' cartridge.  I was really pleased with the way it turned out but it took a long time because there are lots of layers.

The base card is Bazzil Basics folded to make a 'Gatefold card' of about 6"x6".  There's a 'Happy Birhtday' peeloff and a couple of puffy stickers from ATD.  At the end of this post there's a picture of the inside for you to see.  I used a sentiment stamp from Pollycraft called 'Critters and Cogs'.  The Design Paper is from DCWV.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Tuesday Throwdown - Die-cuts 
Partytime Tuesdays - Gate-Folds
Paper Take Weekly - Punches Or Die-Cuts 
Paper and Such Design - #1 - Birthday Card
Penny's Paper-Crafty - #53 Anything Goes
My Mum's Craft shop - #5 Die-cuts
Divas by Design - Anything goes
Crafty Creations - #118 Anything Goes
Art Impressions Stamps Challenge - Decorate the inside of your card.
Crafty Ann's - Challenge #40: Happy birthday.
Scrappy Frogs - Anything goes
One Stitch At A Time - Anything Goes
Emerald Faeries - Anything Goes
Ooh La La Creations - 2W, SIO - Fancy folds

Inside the card

Monday, 9 May 2011

Challenge 10 at Cards for Men

This week at Cards for Men we want to see cards for 'Someone Special'.  this theme was chosen by Sarah and it was quite a challenge because I don't do 'soppy' cards for the men in my life and also because all of my men's cards are for someone special (husband, sons, father).

We were given images to use by the sponsor, Digital Delights, and I set myself a challenge to use the 'Groom' image.  I know it's unusual to have a Wedding card that is not to the happy couple, but I thought it could be from the Groom's Parents wishing him well on his new path, or from the Bride-to-be.  Either way, I thought the sentiment 'Cherish each passing moment' fit particularly well.

To see more of the fab images from Digital Delights take a look at the main challenge post to see what the rest of the Design Team came up with.  The challenge is open until midnight on 22 May 2011 and the prize on offer is 3 digital stamps of your own choice.

I started my card with the fab sketch over on Willow Sketchie Challenge.  the image was coloured using promarkers.  I didn't have a piece of blue card in the right colour that was big enough to mount my image so I used a piece of white card and coloured the visible edge with promarkers to match the blue I'd already used.  I did the same with the ticket sentiment.  The ribbon was from my stash but the black ricrac is a 'paper frill' from Doodlebug Designs.  The ticket is a stamp from Whimsy Stamps which I recently bought after a friend gave me a voucher.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Willow Sketchie Challenge - Sketch
Here Come The Boys - Anything Goes
Paper Take Weekly - Anything Goes 
Clear It Out! - Ribbon/Trim
Divas by Design - anything goes
Digistamps 4 Joy - #18 Celebration
Crafty Catz - Include a quote/sentiment.
Card Makin' Mamas - For a loved one.
Cardmadfairy's Digi Days Challenge - Challenge #7: Weddings
Catch The Bug - Anything Goes
Scrappy Frogs - Anything goes
Creative Cowgirls - Anything Goes

Sunday, 1 May 2011

A Birthday Card for Patricia

Here is a card I made for one of my Cards for Men team mates a few weeks ago.  I know she's received it so I'm safe to blog it, lol.

The image is Joanna Sheen Garden Flowers - Lilac.  I have a number of these flower stamps which I'll be listing in my 'leftover stuff' blog later today.  Please pop over and see what bargains there are.

I coloured the image with Promarkers.  The backing paper is a Kate Knight set that came free with a magazine.  I used a Martha Stuart doily punch on the purple paper.  The flower was made using an X-cut punch.

Inside I used some really nice 'flower' papers as an insert but I couldn't get a decent picture.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Partytime Tuesdays - Anything Goes 
Scrap-Creations - Flowers
My Mum's Craft shop - #3 flowers
Little Miss Muffet Challenges - Challenge #8: Die cuts and punches.
Crafty Purple Frog - Purple & lace.
Craft Us Crazy - Mother's Day and/or flowers.
Wags 'n Whiskers - Challenge #53: Use die/punch.
Mami Doodles - Challenge#25: Let's get girly.