Red and Blue and Green

The current challenge at The Male Room is to use the colours Red and Blue in your project, and add one other colour.  I chose green, I like this lovely bright colour combination for masculine cards.

I chose to keep my card fairly simple this time and have used one of the gorgeous papers from the Serene Scenery paper stack as my background.  Very serene!:)

The cute sailing boat is part of the Swirly Bird stamp set.  I have coloured the stamps of the different parts of the boat with markers, and then fussy cute them.  The sentiment is an old one from a retired stamp set, again I have inked up the different letters with different coloured markers.
Come over to The Male Room and check out the rest of the inspiration from the Design Team, and share your projects with us, we love to see your ideas.

And just on that note, I made another card a few weeks ago using this sailing boat, and somehow I completely missed posting it up for the buttons challenge a few weeks ago.  So my apologies for that, sometimes life gets a bit crazy!  So, here it is:


Happy stamping!
Chris

Scrapbooking Challenge

Yes, that’s right, I have finally been doing some scrapbooking!
The reason being, that I have been invited to be part of a Design Team for Stick it Down.

Here is the sketch for this month’s Double page layout.


And I made it really hard on myself this month, by choosing to make my layout a remembrance layout for my beautiful niece, Jacqui, who passed away back in December last year.

I have used pretty pinks, since Jacqui was definitely a pink girl, the background papers are some I found in my extensive stash!  I have created a pocket behind the photo panel on the right hand page by stitching around the panel, so that I can store the booklet from the funeral behind the photo panel.  I have also stitched around the outside edge of the background papers.  All of the stitching was done on my trusty sewing machine.
Then I have used lots of the gorgeous swirly flourishes, die cut from white cardstock using the Flourish Thinlits Die.
Here are the pages individually……

I hope you will check out all the gorgeous layout inspiration at Stick it Down.
Thanks for stopping by, and Happy Stamping!
Chris

Crafty Boots Christmas in July

I have to admit that I have not been feeling very Christmassy, possibly because I have never experienced a cold Christmas. 

And perhaps that’s why my card just didn’t want to come together, and ended up being nothing like I had envisioned! Oh well, it’s a Christmas card, my first for the year!

  
I am sure you can do better though, so please share your Christmas creations with us at Crafty Boots challenges, I am needing some serious inspiration right now!! 

Happy stamping!

Chris

Masculine Flowers

A new challenge at The Male Room today, is to make flowers masculine!

“We want you to use flowers and make them masculine! I guess this could be seen as something of a challenge! Oh yes, it is!!!! Remember you can make any type of paper craft project – card, ATC, tag, scrapbook layout, 3D – it’s entirely up to you. But it must be masculine in style and feature FLOWERS.”
Hmmmm yep, definitely a challenge!

My card uses the flower image from Butterfly Basics stamp set, which I have inked up in Soft Suede, and then mounted on some masculine coloured layers.
So let’s see what you can come up with. And make sure you check out all the inspiration at The Male Room.
Happy stamping!
Chris

A Summer Scene

This week at Crafty Boots Challenges we are making summery projects, which was a bit challenging considering it is mid winter here in Australia. That is, until I saw the gorgeous new Serene Scenery paper stack. Then the only difficulty was deciding which particular paper to use!

  
The colours in this paper stack are just gorgeous and the ideas, well, too many for now, but I’m sure I will be using it a great deal. 

The sentiment comes from another new favourite, the stamp set called Flourishing Phrases. 

Happy stamping!

Chris

Father’s Day card

This fortnight at The Male Room, our challenge is to create a Father’s Day project. 

 
My card uses some lovely but sadly retired Stampin’ Up goodies. I love these papers for masculine cards, and of course the wonderful plane image. And I have added a layer of corrugated cardstock (also retired) for some texture. 

Please join us at The Male Room and share your Father’s Day projects. 

Happy Stamping!

Chris