Monday, 21 January 2013

Off on your travels?

It's time for another challenge at Cards for Men and this time the theme is 'Transport'.  We are sponsored by Meljen's Designs and I got to work with Skiing Mouse which was really fun.

I've coloured the image with Promarkers.  The backing card and ink are Stampin Up (Baja Breeze) and the paper is from a new paper pad from Fancy Pants called Little Sport.

I hope you like my card and that you are encouraged to join in our challenge.  Hop on over to the main post where you'll find all the details together with more ideas from my team mates.

Friday, 18 January 2013

A few general cards

I decided to make a few general monochromatic cards that I can keep as backups.  So here they are:

The heart stamp is a new one from Papermania and the rest is Stampin Up.  I'm going to make some more in other colours.

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

If you go down to the woods today ....

your sure of a big surprise!  Digi Galore has a new challenge today with the theme 'Teddy Bear's Picnic' which is sponsored by the wonderful Teddy Bo.  Here's my DT card:

I've used the image, Love Swing, which has been coloured with Prismacolour pencils.  I haven't used them for a while and quite enjoyed it, but I'm definitely out of practice.  The cardstock is Stampin Up (Chocolate Chip & Cajun Craze) and the design paper is from the retired 'Well-worn' papers.  The sentiment is also from a retired Stampin Up set but I don't know it's name.

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

Jen's Digis - #1 Celebration 
Freshly Brewed - #126 anything goes
Divas by Design - #67 anything goes 
Shelly's Images - Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything goes
Wags 'n Whiskers - Celebrations
Card Makin' Mamas - Anything goes 
Catch The Bug -  Anything Birthday
The Squirrel & the Fox - Anything Goes
Platypus Creek Digitals - Anything Goes   
Glitter n Sparkle - Use a Digi 
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes 

Sunday, 13 January 2013

When I grow up (3) ...

Another of my Stamping Boutique cards, this time a Good Luck (new job) theme.

The image is AJ the Chef and he's been coloured with promarkers.  The cardstock, twine and sentiment are all Stampin Up.  The charm is from Whiff of Joy and the designer paper is Basic Grey.

Hope you like it.

Thursday, 10 January 2013

When I grow up (2) ...

Here is another of my cards using an image from the wonderful 'The Stamping Boutique'. I still can't believe they're gone!

I've coloured the image with promarkers.  The paper and cardstock are Stampin Up and the puffy sticker is ATC which I have had for ages.  This card is actually more red than orange in real life.

Monday, 7 January 2013

When I grow up I want to be a ....

builder.  The little chap in my card does anyway.

This is my DT card for the first challenge of 2013 at Cards for Men which is sponsored by Stampin Up, courtesy of Carole Bryson Wood at Heartfully Yours.  The prize is 2 full size ink pads (winners choice of subtles, brights or regals).  Pop over to Cards for Men where you'll find out more information and also get some wonderful inspiration from my team-mates.

My image is from The Stamping Boutique, who have sadly closed their doors now.  I printed out a number of their 'AJ' images with a view to doing a series of 'When I grow up' type birthday cards so you'll see a few more over the next few weeks.  It's coloured with promarkers.  The cardstock is 'More Mustard' from Stampin Up and the background pattern is from 'Cuddly Buddly' which I've had for ages.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Vickie's Challenges - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown#128 Use Bright Colors
Through The Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes!
Papertake Weekly -W- Anything Goes
Inky Impressions - #91 anything goes
Freshly Brewed - #126 anything goes
Crafty Creations - #202 Anything goes
Shelly's Images - Anything Goes
Forever Friends - Birthdays
Wags 'n Whiskers - Anything Goes
Stampin With The Dragon - Anything Goes
Catch The Bug -  Anything goes
Dream Valley Challenges - Anything Goes 

Saturday, 5 January 2013


This poor little chap from Meljens Designs needs to get well soon.

I've coloured him with my Promarkers.  The paper is from my stash, card candi from Craftwork Cards and cardstock from Stampin Up.

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

Digi Makeover ChallengeAnything Goes with a digi
Craft Your PassionGet Well Soon
Vickie's Challenges - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Everybody-Art-Challenge - #217 Anything Goes
Paper Shelter Challenge - anything goes
Inky Impressions #91 anything goes
Freshly Brewed - #126 anything goes
Divas by Design - #66 anything goes
Crafty Creations - #202 Anything goes
Shelly's ImagesAnything Goes
Wags 'n Whiskers - Week 4, Anything Goes
Stampin With The Dragon - Anything Goes
Stampin' For The Weekend - Anything Goes
QKR StampedeAnything Goes
Fussy and Fancy - Week 2, Furry Friends
Fat Pages & Cards with AttitudeAlways Anything Goes
Fairy Tale - Animals & Pets.
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes.
ATCs & Cards With Attitude - Always Anything Goes

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Happy New Year

I would like to wish all my followers and friends a happy and healthy new year.

Here's a card I made for such an occasion

The image is Chinese Dragon from Meljens Designs which I've coloured with my promarkers.  The backing paper (I think) is from Basic Grey and the sentiment is Stampin Up.

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

Pixie Dust StudioAny Celebration will do
My Heart Pieces Digital Stamps ChallengeAnything goes
Little Miss Muffet Challenges -  Anything Goes
Delightful Challenges - Anything goes
Wags 'n WhiskersAnything Goes
Stampin' For The Weekend Anything Goes
Little Claire's #28 Happy New Year
Creative Inspirations Paint - Anything Goes 
The Pink Elephant Monday Card ChallengeAnything Goes 
Digi Makeover ChallengeAnything Goes with a digi 
Vickie's Challenges - Anything Goes 
Through The Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes! 
Passion For Promarkers Challenge - #179 New Beginnings 
Party Time Tuesdays - PTT #101 Celebrate Anything 
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes 
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge - #75 Anything Goes For Christmas 
Crafty Sentiments"New"
Simon Says Stamp - New Something
Paper Shelter Challenge - anything goes 
Divas by Design - #66 anything goes