Fruit!

The challenge for this fortnight at The Male Room is to make a masculine project using Fruit!

I have to admit that I am struggling to find some creativity at the moment, possibly because a large portion of my stamping stash is still packed inside those big brown boxes.  So I had to find something to do with fruit, somewhere……

I have used some cards from one of my Project Life kits which I have layered, stamped on and done some faux stitching around the edges of both card layers.  It ended up being a pretty simple card to make and I quite like the apple.
Hope you will find some “fruity” inspiration from the rest of the Design Team, and make sure you share your projects with us.
Happy stamping!
Chris

Crafty Boots Sketch Challenge

Even though I am still unpacking my craft, I managed to put together a really quick card today for this fortnight’s sketch challenge at Crafty Boots Challenges.
Here is the sketch we are using for our projects:

And here is my quick and easy card :)

The card was made using a retired Stampin’ Up! cardmaking kit, which made it really simple to make.  Check out what the rest of the Design Team have made using this sketch.
Hopefully I will have more of my craft stash out of boxes soon, and will have more to share with you.  In the meantime,
Happy stamping!
Chris

The Male Room – Use Newsprint

A slight delay in transmission at this end, I apologise for my post being a little late.  If you didn’t know, we have just been in the process of moving to a new house in a new area.  It took us a couple of weeks to get our internet up and running, and I have no idea what day it is!!  But we are getting there, still have a heap of boxes to unpack and sort, and all my stamping goodies are still packed :(
We have moved to a gorgeous part of Australia, called the Sapphire Coast.  Here is where I spent my day today:

And so to my slightly delayed post, my Design Team card for this fortnight’s challenge at The Male Room, which is to use Newsprint on your project.
I hope you will check out the inspiration from the rest of the Design Team, and share your creations with us, we love to see your ideas.
Happy stamping!
Chris

Simply Papercraft Challenge 11

Time for a new challenge at Simply Papercraft today, and we have two sponsors,
Jiggery Makery

Bugaboo Stamps

I have made two cards again for this challenge,the first using this gorgeous Rose Bud Tag image.

The image has been coloured using pencils and then mounted on to some black and white patterned paper. I enjoyed colouring this image with pencils, it makes such lovely soft colours.
My second card uses the gorgeous Denise image from Jiggery Makery.

Denise has been coloured with Copic Markers, fussy cut and then layered over some patterned papers.
Make sure you join in our challenge, we love to see your papercraft projects.

Happy stamping!
Chris

Pattie’s Creations August Challenge

This month at Pattie’s Creations, we are doing an “Anything Goes” challenge.
I have chosen to use Pattie’s gorgeous Peacock image for my project.

I have coloured the Peacock using Copic Markers and mounted it using some corners cut with the Big Shot and a Die.
I hope you will play along with us this month at Pattie’s Creations – we love to see your work.
Happy stamping!
Chris

On The Beach

Our theme this fortnight at The Male Room, is Vacation or On The Beach.


My card features this gorgeous image from Tiddly Inks called Beach Boy.

Beach Boy has been coloured with Copic Markers and mounted on to some retired Stampin’ Up! patterned papers and stickers.
Make sure you join us this fortnight at The Male Room with your masculine beach and vacation projects.
Happy stamping!
Chris

Dragonfly Dreams August Challenge

Our sponsor for the month of August at Dragonfly Dreams is All Dressed Up.

All dressed up Stamps

Since the theme this month is Must Have Wings, I have chosen to use the gorgeous free image, Butterflies.

I have printed the image on to some retired Stampin’ Up! patterned papers and then coloured the image with Copic Markers.  Such pretty butterflies!
I hope you will join us at Dragonfly Dreams Challenges, and share your winged projects :)
Happy stamping!
Chris