BBQ Dragon!

A new challenge at Crafty Girlz Challenges today, with Dr Digi as our sponsor.

Dr Digi
I have chosen to use the image called BBQ Dragon for my project.

I have combined the Dragon image with a Cave image from Make it Crafty, all coloured with Copic Markers,which has then been layered over some retired Stampin’ Up! Halloween papers.  I know it’s the wrong time of year for Halloween, but they just fit in with the cave.
Something a little different from my usual style, but I had fun with it!
Hope you will join us and share your projects at Crafty Girlz Challenges.

Happy stamping!
Chris

Creative Ladybirds Challenge Reminder

Just a reminder to join us for the current Creative Ladybirds Creations Challenge, there are great Digital images to be won from our sponsors.
I have created a couple of extra cards for this post.

This card uses an image from Lacy Sunshine stamps called Daisy Delitte.  Isn’t she gorgeous? :)

And a masculine card featuring the Pocket Watch image from Ikes Art, and using some gorgeous retired Stampin’ Up! papers.
So do please share your projects with us, we love to see what you have been creating!
Happy stamping!
Chris

The Male Room Guest Designer

I am very excited to let you know that I have also been asked to do a Guest Design spot during May with The Male Room, another fantastic challenge to inspire you to make more masculine cards.

My first challenge with The Male Room, is to use this colour combination for your project.

If you are using Stampin’ Up! colours, they are Mossy Meadow, Lost Lagoon and Crumb Cake, (or dark olive green, dark teal and kraft) although I have used River Rock (a retired SU colour) instead of Crumb Cake for my card, which I have combined with a base of Naturals Ivory cardstock.

I have used the colour blocking technique for my card, and then stamped over the blocks of colour with tree stamp from Serene Silhouettes stamp set, in Mossy Mellow ink.

A big thanks to the team at The Male Room for having along this month.  I hope you will share your masculine projects with us.
Happy stamping!
Chris

Cardz 4 Guys Make Your Mark

This week’s challenge at Cardz 4 Guys has been chosen by Julie who would like you to create your project using Man (Woman) made marks only.  Stitching, inks, embossing, any colouring pens/pencils, water colours, stencils.

I made two cards for this week’s challenge:

The first card uses some retired Stampin’ Up! papers for a background, and I have stamped direct onto the papers using the Adventure Awaits and The Open Sea stamp sets.

My second card was a slightly different interpretation of the “Make Your Mark” theme, since I didn’t have any more information about this challenge at the time.


I have used a digital image called Graduation Guy from Kenny K Downloads, which has been coloured with Copic Markers.
Check out what the rest of the Design Team have come up with for this challenge at Cardz 4 Guys Challenges.

Happy stamping!
Chris

Ribbon or Lace Challenge

This week’s Crafty Boots Challenge is to use Ribbons or Lace on your project.
I made this set for my sister for her birthday recently, and have used some lovely laces.

The laces are both from Stampin’ Up! the wider one is retired (unfortunately), and the narrower one is the current Venetian Crochet Trim.  The gorgeous papers are some that were in my stash, so can’t even tell you who designed them or where they came from.  Then I have used the Butterflies Thinlits Die for the large butterfly, with a stamped and coloured butterfly from the Papillon Potpourri stamp set over the top.

So please show us your pretty projects this week at Crafty Boots Challenges.
Happy Stamping!
Chris

Spring Song

Today I am sharing my Design Team card for the May Challenge at Crafting With An Attitude.

I have used a gorgeous Digi from That Craft Place for my card, called Spring Song.  She has been coloured with Copic Markers, and mounted on various papers from my large stash!  The ribbon and flower brad are retired Stampin’ Up! goodies, and the paper flowers again from my stash.
A big thanks to our sponsors for the month of May:
That Craft Place:

The Stamping Boutique:

 

We love to see all of your projects, so please join us at Crafting With An Attitude!
Happy stamping,
Chris

Cardz 4 Guyz Challenges

It’s going to be a busy month for me, as I have been asked to be Guest Designer on not one, but two different challenge blogs during May.  The first is with Cardz 4 Guys Challenges.  (You will have to be patient and wait to find out who the second is with!)
Cardz 4 Guys is all about helping you to create cards for the men and boys in your life, which a lot of people find challenging, however I really enjoy creating those masculine cards.  So I hope you will pop on over to the blog, say hi, and get some inspiration!

This week’s challenge is to make a project using a Gardening theme.

My card uses the digital images Shed by Little Claire, and Big Guy’s Garden by Mo’s Digital Pencil, and I have combined the coloured images with some papers from my stash.
Thanks to the Design Team at Cardz 4 Guys for having me join them this month.  Make sure you stay tuned to find out what else we have coming up for you.

Happy stamping!
Chris