Oriental Masculine Card

This really was a challenge!  But I like a challenge…. I do, really…….
This fortnight’s challenge at The Male Room is to make a masculine project with an “Oriental” feel.

Mmmmm…… I found some oriental rice papers at a local craft market and bought a sheet in these lovely colours, perfect for a masculine card.  And because the colours are so lovely and vibrant, I thought it would be nice to keep the rest of the card clean, simple and just black and white.

I have used the stamp set called In The Meadow, with black Memento ink, a strip of red cardstock and some Gold Cording Trim, and that is pretty much it!  Quick and easy!
I wonder what the rest of the Design Team have done with this one?  You can have a look here.
Happy stamping!
Chris
PS.  Sorry about the photo, we have had so much rain and heaps of stormy weather that it has been quite difficult to find a spot and the right light to get a decent photo.  Typical Australian summer!! :)

Happy Australia Day!

A quick post today to wish all the other Aussies a very happy Australia Day!
And, to share another pretty card with you.

This one was quick and easy and uses a few of the same elements as my card from yesterday’s post.  These gorgeous new patterned papers from Stampin’ Up! certainly make it easy to whip up a card in a few minutes.  Below is are the products I have used to make this card.
Happy stamping!
Chris

Ribbon or Lace Challenge

Crafty Boots Challenges is currently running a “Ribbon or Lace” challenge.
In the past, I would have loved this one and found it really easy, I used to love using ribbons, bows, lace, you name it, as long as it was girly and pretty.  I seem to have lost my Ribbon and Lace mojo!  So it really has been a challenge to make a card with ribbon, I wanted to leave it off, I had other ideas, but I put on the ribbon, and a nice big bow!

Still not entirely happy with it though, I think I will make it again without the ribbon….Lol :)
Below is a list of the gorgeous goodies I used to create my card.
I hope you will pop on over and check out what the rest of the Design Team have been creating, and share your own project with us too.
Happy stamping!
Chris

 

More Balloons!

Just because I love working with the Balloon Celebration stamp set, and it fits in perfectly with the new challenge at The Male Room, a masculine project for “Young Ones” – Babies or Little Boys.

Here is my card……

I was inspired to borrow this idea from the fabulous Patty Bennett, who made some of these cards, and you can find her post with the instructions and a video here.

Here’s what the inside of the card looks like when you unfold it…..

 

We love to see all of your wonderful projects, so make sure you join in the fun with us at The Male Room.
Happy Stamping!
Chris

 

An Oldie but a Goodie

A quick reminder today to join us in the “Something Old, Something New” challenge at Crafty Boots Challenges.
For my project today, I have made a card using a stamp set that was in the catalogue when I first joined Stampin’ Up! in 2008, Lovely As A Tree.  Definitely an oldie but a goodie :)

And for the “new” part, I have stamped the sentiment using the Rose Wonder stamp set, and the versatile Hearth and Home Framelits dies.
Hope you join in with our challenge at Crafty Boots, and remember, your interpretation of “Something Old, Something New” doesn’t have to be the same as mine…. :)
Happy stamping!
Chris

 

Pretty New Papers

Oh yes, the new patterned papers from Stampin’ Up! are stunning, so I wanted to feature two different ones on my card today.  And I have used the sketch challenge from Mojo Monday 429 to design my card.

The only stamping on this card, is the Happy Birthday sentiment, which comes from the Balloon Celebration stamp set.
The background papers are from the Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack, and the beautiful feature flower is from the Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Papers. I have used a circle die to cut it straight from the 12×12 sheet, although I really didn’t want to cut it up, it is too beautiful!!

Happy Stamping!
Chris


Anything Goes at The Male Room

A new year sees a whole heap of great new challenges at The Male Room, with our first challenge for the year being Anything Goes – as long as it is masculine of course!

I am going to share with you the Box Card I made for my son for his recent 10th Birthday.  I haven’t tried one of these Box Cards before, so had heaps of fun trying out something new.
I wanted to combine the things that my son loves, so that would be cricket, and music, and of course I needed to add lots of balloons.  Then I needed to make sure I used his favourite colours, red and gold.  So here is the end result……

The balloons are stamped and punched out and come from the Balloon Celebration stamp set.  The number “10” was die cut from Red Foil using the Large Numbers Framelit Dies.  The cricket image is one I found online, and everything else is from my stash! :)
Here are some photos from different angles.

 

Please come and join in with us at The Male Room and share some of your masculine projects with us.

Happy stamping!
Chris