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….
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.
Crafty Boots Challenges is currently running a “Ribbon or Lace” challenge.
In the past, I would have loved this one and found it really easy, I used to love using ribbons, bows, lace, you name it, as long as it was girly and pretty. I seem to have lost my Ribbon and Lace mojo! So it really has been a challenge to make a card with ribbon, I wanted to leave it off, I had other ideas, but I put on the ribbon, and a nice big bow!
Still not entirely happy with it though, I think I will make it again without the ribbon….Lol 🙂
Below is a list of the gorgeous goodies I used to create my card.
I hope you will pop on over and check out what the rest of the Design Team have been creating, and share your own project with us too.
A quick reminder today to join us in the “Something Old, Something New” challenge at Crafty Boots Challenges.
For my project today, I have made a card using a stamp set that was in the catalogue when I first joined Stampin’ Up! in 2008, Lovely As A Tree. Definitely an oldie but a goodie 🙂
And for the “new” part, I have stamped the sentiment using the Rose Wonder stamp set, and the versatile Hearth and Home Framelits dies.
Hope you join in with our challenge at Crafty Boots, and remember, your interpretation of “Something Old, Something New” doesn’t have to be the same as mine…. 🙂
The new challenge from Crafty Boots Challenges is “Something Old, Something New”, which is just in time for the release of not just the new Stampin’ Up! Occasions catalogue, but also this years Sale-a-Bration, both of which start tomorrow (5th Jan 2016).
So for my project, you get a bit of a sneak peek of some new goodies!
My card uses some of the Perfectly Artistic Designer Series Papers as a background, from the Sale-a-bration catalogue. Then from the new Occasions catalogue, there is some gorgeous new Baker’s Twine, and the balloons are from the Balloon Celebration stamp set and Balloon Bouquet punch. That covers the “New” side.
And for the “Old” I have used the Hello You Thinlits dies, and Crazy About You stamp set for the sentiment.
I am loving this colour combination too, the pretty Blushing Bride pink combines beautifully with the Mint Macaron, but looks fantastic with the pop of bright colour of the Rich Razzleberry. Yum scrum!!
Tomorrow I will pop up links to the new catalogues, and some more inspiration.
And why not join in with this challenge at Crafty Boots.
A very quick reminder to join us at Crafty Boots Challenges for the Snow and Sparkle challenge.
I made this card for my son for Christmas.
Here is the inside of the card:
Hoping each and every one of you had a wonderful Christmas. Ours was quiet, just the three of us and our fur babies at home, and playing with new toys!! 🙂
I’ll be back in the New Year for our next challenge. In the meantime.
At Crafty Boots Challenges, we need to add some sparkle or snow to our projects for the next fortnight’s challenge. I have to admit that I am not feeling all that sparkly at the moment, and since we don’t have snow at Christmas in Australia, I tend to stay away from snow scenes on my Christmas cards. Having said that, I just couldn’t resist the Sleigh Ride Edgelits Dies, they are just too cute!!
So I made a couple of Christmas tags using them with some glittery cardstock to add just a little sparkle 🙂 and the stamped image at the top is from the Cozy Christmas stamp set.
Our current challenge at Crafty Boots Challenges is, of course, Christmas!
That leaves it wide open for you, you must have heaps of Crafty Christmas stuff you have done by now 🙂
My card features the cute Santa, which has been fussy cut out of a piece of the Home For Christmas Designer Series Papers. And the lovely sentiment is from the Cozy Christmas stamp set, which I have coloured using markers.
Make sure you share your Christmas craft projects with us at Crafty Boots Challenges.
Share your Autumn and Halloween projects with us over at Crafty Boots Challenges for the next week, before we start a new challenge.
I have another Autumn inspired card for you today, again using the Sheltering Tree stamp set.
Lots of lovely Autumn colours!
Now, I know I promised you some Halloween photos from the weekend, however, we ended up cancelling our Halloween plans in favour of going to a fireworks display. Just goes to show how little Halloween means to us here in Australia. Despite the incredibly strong winds coming off the ocean and rather chilly temperatures, we had a good night and enjoyed some pretty spectacular fireworks!
Anyway, I hope you will join us with your Autumn projects, at Crafty Boots Challenges.
A new challenge at Crafty Boots this week, where you have a choice, an Autumn project or a Halloween project.
Here in Australia it’s not Autumn, and Halloween is still not a big celebration, so I thought I would make a card with an Autumn feel.
My card features the Sheltering Tree stamp set, using lots of lovely Autumn colours.
Having said that Halloween is not celebrated much here in Australia, we are starting to see some decorations in the shops, and my 9 year old son has decided he wants to get involved a little with it this year, so we are learning about Halloween, and working out some costumes, decorations and food. Hopefully a few others in our area will be Trick or Treating 🙂
I hope you will share your Halloween or Autumn projects with us this fortnight at Crafty Boots Challenges, and I promise to share some Halloween photos with you 🙂