Combat Cards

It has been pouring with rain here today, in fact this little town is on flood watch. What better excuse do you need than to sit inside and make some cards?

I have been doing a lot of sorting and tidying and trying to use up a lot of my retired papers and bits and pieces, and I have been using some of these to make some cards to send off to our troops stationed overseas through Combat Cards.  Father’s Day cards are what they are wanting at present, so here are a couple I made today. 

   
 I hope you are having better weather where ever you are! 

Happy stamping!

Chris

Happy New Catalogue Day!!

It’s here! And with heaps of gorgeous new goodies, of course.

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Click here to see the new catalogue online, or fill out the contact details form below if you would like a hard copy.  Also send me an email if you would like to order something from the catalogue, as long as you are in Australia.
I’m off to have a play with some new goodies!


Happy Stamping!
Chris

Crafty Boots Butterfly Challenge

The current challenge at Crafty Boots Challenges is to use a Butterfly on your project.
Anyone else love Butterflies?

I do.  And I certainly love using them on my cards and papercraft projects.
This card was fairly quick and easy to make up, and again, uses some of the gorgeous new Stampin’ Up! products about to be released.
The lovely embossing folder which is framing the sentiment is called Floral Affection, and comes as a set of two folders.  I just happen to love my embossing folders, so they are always top of my wish list!
This card also uses my favourite of the new In Colours, called Sweet Sugarplum, and the butterfly is die cut from the new Playful Palette paper stack.
Happy Stamping!
Chris

Critters Challenge

I made a card!
It has been quite a while since I did any crafting.  Or blogging for that matter.  Time to get back into it though now that life has settled down.
Today’s card is for the current challenge at The Male Room, which is to make a project with the theme of Critters and/or Bugs.

My card uses some lovely new goodies which will be available in the new Stampin’ Up! catalogue which goes live in two days time.
The stamp set is a very cute Hostess set called Love You Lots.  I think I love this little frog lots!  It’s a really gorgeous stamp set.
The papers are also new, a stack called Playful Palette, which features some of the gorgeous new In Colours, in this case, the green is called Emerald Envy, and the blue is Dapper Denim.
There is one more new stamp set which I have used here, another Hostess set called Time of Year, which features these fantastic banners.  A very useful set to own.
That’s it from me for now, however, I will actually be back a little later with….. yes, another card!!
Happy stamping!
Chris

Make it Move!

That’s right, the latest challenge at The Male Room is to create a project that moves!

What fun!
For my project, I decided to make this cute Four Fold Card.  The middle part where the octopus is, spins around.

I found the tutorial for how to make these cards here:

For my card, I have used the Sea Street stamp set, and Crazy About You stamp set for the sentiment, and used some of the Sale-a-Bration papers called Perfectly Artistic.  I thought they worked “perfectly” as swirly water.
Here a more photos of the card from different angles……

 


I hope you join in with the fun, heaps of ideas from the Design Team at The Male Room.
Happy stamping!
Chris

Monochromatic

We have a Monochromatic challenge at The Male Room for the next fortnight.  You can choose any colour your like, just make it all blues, or all neutrals, and of course, all masculine!

My brick wall embossing folder has been a little neglected, so I thought I should get it out and use it for the background of my card.  I have then sponged the raised areas.

 

I have used a combination of Crumb Cake and Soft Suede for my colours, with white, which has been sponged –
a lot!
The train image is from the Traveler stamp set, and I have gone through my stash of old buttons and brads to find the hardware!
We do love seeing your wonderful projects, so please share them with us at The Male Room.
Happy stamping!
Chris

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!!:)