Masculine Crafty Boots Challenge

Crafty Boots Challenges is going Masculine for the next two weeks, we want you to create a Masculine project to share with us.
I have made an easy card for this week, using some cool masculine patterned papers which I found in my local craft shop.

The strip of patterned paper along the bottom has been layered over two strips of Natural Chevron Ribbon.
You might also recognise the layout as last fortnight’s sketch challenge! 🙂
That’s it for me for this time, but I will have another masculine project for you next Monday. Please join in and share you work with us at Crafty Boots Challenges.
Happy stamping!

Sketch Challenge Reminder

Posting up a card today, as a reminder to join us at Crafty Boots Challenges, for the current sketch challenge.

My card features the Flower Fair Framelits Dies and matching Flower Patch stamps. The flower shapes have been cut out of the black layer of cardstock, and then placed over some Melon Mambo cardstock.  Then some smaller flowers have been stamped onto the pink layer to look like the centres of the flowers.
I just love these lovely bright colours, especially on the first, snowy day of winter!  Yes, we had snow this morning, and our snow man is still standing!
Hope you will join our sketch challenge at Crafty Boots Challenges.

Happy stamping!

Sketch Challenge

It’s my turn to host the challenge this week at Crafty Boots Challenges, and for the next two weeks my challenge to you, is to use this sketch to make a project:

There are one or two additional rules for our sketch challenge:
  • you can rotate the sketch and you can re size the elements if you wish.
  • do not move the elements around too much, the original sketch layout should still be recognisable.
  • you can use any materials you like to make anything you like, for example, a card, a box top, a gift bag, a scrapbook page, an ATC, an inchie, etc.  Just as long as the original sketch design is obvious in whatever you make.

I have made two cards this week, the first a Clean and Simple card:

and secondly, a more vintage style card featuring some different patterned papers and some lace:

I thought the teddies in this paper series were just too cute, so had to make them in to a card.  For this card I have turned the sketch side on, and used the teddy pattern on the papers to represent the circles of the sketch.  So you can see, there are heaps of ways you can use this sketch, and we would love to see your projects, at Crafty Boots Challenges.

Happy stamping!



Ribbons and Lace

Just a quick reminder today, to share you projects using Ribbon and/or Lace, at Crafty Boots Challenges.

My card uses lots of retired Stampin’ Up! goodies, including the gorgeous papers, the ribbon and the lace, and the pretty tag I found in my local Reject Shop ($2 shop).
Happy stamping!

Ribbon or Lace Challenge

This week’s Crafty Boots Challenge is to use Ribbons or Lace on your project.
I made this set for my sister for her birthday recently, and have used some lovely laces.

The laces are both from Stampin’ Up! the wider one is retired (unfortunately), and the narrower one is the current Venetian Crochet Trim.  The gorgeous papers are some that were in my stash, so can’t even tell you who designed them or where they came from.  Then I have used the Butterflies Thinlits Die for the large butterfly, with a stamped and coloured butterfly from the Papillon Potpourri stamp set over the top.

So please show us your pretty projects this week at Crafty Boots Challenges.
Happy Stamping!

Things With Wings Challenge Reminder

Another quick post this evening, just a reminder to share your projects based on the theme “Things With Wings” at Crafty Boots Challenges.

My card uses some papers from my stash, and I have cut out various parts of the paper, then layered them.  So absolutely no stamping! Just a little bit of cutting and some layers, and that’s it! 🙂  A very quick and easy card featuring some cute little bees! 🙂  Oh yes, I did do some Faux Stitching around the edge, just to finish it off a little, but it would still work without.
So I do hope you will share your cards and projects with us, we love to see what you have been doing.
Happy stamping!



Things With Wings Challenge

Things With Wings” is the theme for this fortnight’s challenge at Crafty Boots Challenges, now that gives you heaps to play with!  Apart from the obvious: birds or butterflies, how about dragonflies, fairies, flies, wasps, or even planes.
I chose this gorgeous Daisy Elf image from Aurora Wings for my card for this week.  (Lots of winged fantasy options at Aurora Wings that you could choose from for your project!)

She has been coloured using Copic Markers, and the paper and ribbon are from my stash.
How about damselflies, bees, bats, moths, mosquitoes or dragons!!  Or use your imagination and come up with something really unusual 🙂
Most of all, have fun, and make sure you share you creation with us this week at Crafty Boots Challenges.

Happy stamping!

Red, White and Blue Challenge Reminder

A reminder to join in with our Red, White and Blue challenge at Crafty Boots Challenges.  I have made a very different card from last week’s…….

I thought this image from Lacy Sunshine Stamps called Rory Sailing, was just too cute and had to use it for this challenge.  She is coloured with Copic markers and I have combined her with papers from Stampin’ Up!s Maritime DSP.
I do hope you will share some of you projects with us for this challenge, we love to see what you have been creating!
Happy stamping!

Red, White and Blue

This week’s challenge at Crafty Boots Challenges is to use the colour combination of Red, White and/or Blue in any combination you choose.
I have made a fairly quick and easy masculine card using a nautical theme for my project.


The papers are from the Maritime Designer Series Paper (Stampin’ Up!) and I really like the little bit of aqua colour in there to freshen it up a little.
You can see all the other inspiration from the rest of the Design Team here.
Join us with your own projects.  Happy stamping!

Feature a Sentiment

Continuing on with the current Crafty Boots challenge to use a Sentiment on your project, I have made some more cards featuring different sentiments.
My first card uses a cute image and sentiment from a long ago retired Stampin’ Up! stamp set called “Hand Knit” which hasn’t been used (shocking!!) until now, along with some of the papers from the Adventure Bound Paper Stack.

Love that cute little sheep! In case you can’t read the writing, it says, “Knitting keeps us from Unravelling”, which I definitely have to agree with, along with colouring, cardmaking, crafting in general……….  🙂
And I have made two masculine cards, the first features a sentiment from the Adventure Awaits stamp set combined with some papers from Maritime Designer Series Papers, and the ship is from the stamp set called Traveler.

And lastly, I have used some papers from my stash and stamped directly on to it using one of the sentiments from the Big On You stamp set.  I have then coloured in parts of the lettering so that it stood out a little more, using a Basic Black Marker.

The card is finished off with some “Faux stitching” around the edge of the paper, and some black candy dots in the corners.  A pretty simple card really.
I do hope you will join us this week and share your projects with us.   Check out more inspiration from the rest of the Design Team at Crafty Boots Challenges.
Happy stamping!