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

Masculine Crafty Boots!

This week’s challenge at Crafty Boots Challenges is to make a Masculine project.  Ah hah… my specialty!
Yep, I really enjoy making those masculine cards, although I know plenty of you find it a challenge, so I hope you will find some inspiration this week.

I wanted to use these gorgeous new papers, I thought this particular one looked a little “spacey”.
So I combined it with a now retired stamp set, called Blast Off.  The papers come from the Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack.
I hope you will forgive the slightly blurry photo, we have had so much rain over the last week or so, that it has been difficult to get a good photo, but you get the picture!! Haha…..
I hope you will join in with the Crafty Boots Masculine challenge, and….

Happy Stamping!
Chris