Vintage

A masculine Vintage project is our next challenge at The Male Room.

and I do so love having a play with the Vintage style.  Heaps of fun!!

My card has heaps of sponging to give it that “old” look, and I have used some of my favourite Kaszazz stamps, the lighthouse from the Coastal Un-cut set, and Mini Messages – Happy Birthday set.  I’v also used Timeless Textures stamp set from Stampin’ Up! for the background splodges and texture.

We love to see your projects, so please share them with us at The Male Room.
Happy stamping!
Chris
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Happy Hello

As a Kaszazz Consultant, I have the opportunity to get together every few months with other Consultants and make some projects using brand new products to be released.  And our latest release, called Happy Hello, was released on the weekend.  I had so much fun playing with these on Sunday, and love what I ended up making.  It’s not my usual, as I don’t make a lot of “girly” cards these day, but they are sooooo cute!

The mice have been stamped, coloured with Watercolour pencils, and then die cut.
This first one is a small gift card.

And these three are full size cards.

Aren’t they just gorgeous?  I can’t decide which mouse I like the best.  Each mouse comes with a die, to make it really easy.  The mouse at the top is called Special Delivery.  The second one is Make A Wish, and the third one is Flower For You.
Here is where you can have a look at all the products from the new release:  http://www.kaszazz.com/3d/NewProducts-Jan2018/index.html

If you live in Australia, and would like any of these products, feel free to leave me a message and we can organise an order for you.
Also contact me if you would like to know more about becoming a Consultant, there are heaps of benefits, and you get your crafty products at a discount.
Happy stamping!
Chris
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New Beginnings

Happy New Year to each and every one of you. Thank you for continuing to follow my blog posts (despite them being few and far between at present), and I hope 2018 is an awesome year for you.

It’s still holidays here in Australia, it’s summer, it’s hot, and it’s when our children have a long break from school. So heaps of beach time!!

As a result, I am just a little late with this post for The Male Room‘s current challenge. I thought I had everything organised before Christmas but somehow I managed to miss this one.

New Beginnings. I’m not into New Years Resolutions, nevertheless, this time of year always feels like time for regenerating, re-organising and just starting afresh. And my beautiful son celebrates his birthday at this time too. I can’t believe he is 12 already!!

I made him a different birthday card this year, one that I think resonates with him, and what we plan for the coming year.


I have mainly used retired bits and pieces that I’ve put together in his favourite colours, green, and the wood textures and colours.  Oh and I can’t forget that gorgeous black metal bird from my Kaszazz stash. Love it!!

Happy Stamping!

Chris

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Merry Christmas from The Male Room

Of course we had to have a Christmas challenge at The Male Room, although there are other options for your project this time, too, such as Winter Wishes or a different December Celebration.  

I chose a Christmas card though, since it’s the middle of summer here in Australia, and our main celebration is Christmas, so I have plenty of people I can give a Christmas card to.


I’ve kept this one fairly simple, using a printed music patterned paper for the background, and some gold stars over the black strip of cardstock.  I think this design would work well with all sorts of different colours and background papers.  I might have a play with some more like this one!
We love to see your creations, so please share your masculine Christmas, winter or December celebration projects with us at The Male Room.
Happy Stamping!
Chris

Vellum Challenge

This fortnight at The Male Room, we are using Vellum on our projects.


I have used Vellum as a layer over the top of some patterned paper. First though, I ran the Vellum through with an embossing folder to give it some texture.  

The gorgeous vintage picture of Santa in a vintage car is from some retired Kaszazz patterned paper. Such a gorgeous image!!

I hope you will share your projects with us.

Happy Stamping!

Chris

The Male Room Paper Piecing Challenge

This fortnight at The Male Room we have a paper piecing challenge.

I have come across a few different ways of doing paper piecing over the last few years and thought I would do something a little different with my card this week.

I have used this gorgeous Butterfly Die, and cut four different butterflies in four colours, firstly with the black as my outline, and then one in each of the different shades of green and blue.  Instead of using the shape of the butterfly, I have used the small pieces that have been cut from inside the die shape and stuck them into the spaces of my black butterfly, creating the colourful butterfly.
It was a little time consuming, but worth it in the end.
I hope you will share your projects with us at The Male Room.
Happy stamping!
Chris

Sketch Challenge

I do love a sketch when it comes to card making and scrap booking. The only issue I have is trying to narrow down all the ideas that spring to mind. 

Today I am playing along with the sketch challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches. And, I’ve made a Christmas Card!!  It seems too early to be making Christmas cards, but perhaps I’m just putting it off.   

I have used some pretty baubles which I found on a piece of gorgeous patterned paper from my stash. I cut the baubles out and sponged the edges for a little depth. Aren’t they pretty? 

The strip of silver along the side and the silver in the ribbon hasn’t shown up sparkly like it does in real life, probably because we have had days and days of overcast and rainy weather which has made my photos turn out a little dull. Not complaining though, we need the rain here. 

I hope you like my first Christmas card for the year, I wonder who I will send this one to. 

Happy stamping!

Chris