Sunday, 26 June 2011

Natalie's New Home

I made this card for my cousin a few weeks ago to celebrate geting her first home.  I thought the image reflected her lot in life for the foreseeable future.  It's not the best photo in the world but it's the best I've got.  The image is a Joanna Sheen stamp, DIY Lofty, which I coloured using Promarkers.  The base of the card is Bazzil Basics, and the DP is DCWV Nursery range.  The cardstock used for matting is Cored'inations.

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

There's Magic in the Air - Photo Inspiration*
Happileigh Scrappin - Bright colours - NO Pastels
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations - Animal or Jungle Themed 
Everybody-Art-Challenge - #147 Anything Goes 
Scrapbook Sisters - #41 anything goes
I Love Promarkers - #71 anything goes
Southern Girls - Anything goes.
Totally Papercrafts - Spots & stripes.
Our Creative Corner -  Your Style 
Just Some Lines - Spots & Dots 
Willow Sketchie Challenge - Sketch

Monday, 20 June 2011

Cards for men are seeing Stars

I quite enjoyed this card for the Cards for Men challenge.  The theme this time is 'Stars' and we are sponsored, once again by the fabulous, Stamping Boutique.

  I'm Tracey Malnofski, the artist and owner of The Stamping Boutique. My team and I are very happy to sponsor Cards for Men. My store has been open since September 2009.I am currently a stamp artist for UnityStampCo. and I've worked for InStyleStamps, Squigglefly, and TheDigiShack in the past. I'm a professional artist and an active member of the Artist' Guild in my community. I have quite a busy household with a husband, 3 teenagers, 5 mini-dachshunds and an Appaloosa mare. It's noisy, but I love them all. I'm truly blessed.

"The Stamping Boutique" is dedicated to quality products and original artwork. We not only provide wonderful digital images in our store, but also several lines of red rubber images. Our designers are chosen for their character and personality,as well as, their beautiful designs. We work hard to give you our very best. Thank you so much for having us as your sponsor this week.

The prize is 5 digis of your choice and you'll have a hard time deciding, I can tell you.  You can get the full details and lots of inspiration over on the main challenge post.

We got some fab images to use from Tracey and I chose this one, Spaceship, which I coloured quite simply with my Promarkers (largely Ice Greys).  The sentiment is a stamp from Pollycraft - the cogs and critters ones.  Inside it says 'Cosmic Birthday'.  The cardstock is from Cored'inations and the backing paper is DCWV - Boys will be Boys.  You can't see it so much in my photo but the backing paper has glittery stars at the centre of each circle.

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

Paper Take Weekly -  Dads and Lads
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations - Anything Goes
Stamp-N-Doodle - Masculine and NO flowers
Ooh La La Creations - Father's Day/Special Man
Happileigh Scrappin - Bright colours - NO Pastels

Monday, 6 June 2011

A colour combo for you this time

I had a real tough time with the challenge set by my team-mate Wenche for Cards for Men.  The theme is a colour challenge to use Blue/Black.  We had some great images from the sponsor, Heartsong Designs, who are one of our new sponsors this year.  You can find out more about them and see more of their great images over at the main challenge post.

I used this image which is called Cardinal In Tree.  I realise that cardinals aren't blue but it's only us who know it's a Cardinal.  The prize up for grabs is 3 digis of your choice from Heartsong Designs, so pick up the gauntlet and have a go.

I decided I should have a go at a card for my Grandad who will be 85 on the 15th June.  I don't think he'd want the numbers all over the card so I have been relatively discreet about it.  The sentiment is a stamp from Kaiser Craft.  I've used Cardstock from Cored'inations and the patterned papers are from October Afternoon (Campfire) which I am absolutely hooked on.  I've used a Martha Stuart punch for the edge.  I'm really pleased with the finished card which is to be entered in the following challenges:

Partytime Tuesdays - PTT#18 Anything Goes
Digital Tuesday - #113 Animal Friends
Creative Craft Challenges - Restful Colours
Simon Says Stamp - Father's Day / for a male
Freshly Brewed - #49 masculine
Crafting for all Seasons - #2 Father's Day
Some Odd Girl - Masculine.
Stamp Man - Boys & men.
Fussy and Fancy - Card for a male.
Bows 'n Berries - Masculine.