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

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

Pretty New Papers

Oh yes, the new patterned papers from Stampin’ Up! are stunning, so I wanted to feature two different ones on my card today.  And I have used the sketch challenge from Mojo Monday 429 to design my card.

The only stamping on this card, is the Happy Birthday sentiment, which comes from the Balloon Celebration stamp set.
The background papers are from the Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack, and the beautiful feature flower is from the Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Papers. I have used a circle die to cut it straight from the 12×12 sheet, although I really didn’t want to cut it up, it is too beautiful!!

Happy Stamping!
Chris


Something Old, Something New

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.

Happy stamping!
Chris

A Crafty Boots Christmas

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.
Happy Stamping!
Chris

Let’s try that again….

So much for my plans of posting up a Christmas card a day in December…..
For those of you who haven’t heard my sad news, my beautiful niece Jacqui, passed away suddenly on the morning of the 3rd of December.  Jacqui was only a couple of years younger than me, we grew up together, were like sisters but perhaps even closer because we weren’t sisters and didn’t live together.  We have shared so much over the years, supported each other through the hard times and shared the laughter.  I am finding it incredibly hard to believe she is no longer with us.  However, one thing I do know, is that Jacqui would want us to go on enjoying life, living with a smile, having fun and heaps of laughter, and to make sure Christmas is a happy occasion for us all, even in the circumstances.
Here is a photo of the two of us together.


So, I am back with more Christmas cards! 🙂 Just one for now, and another a little later.

Again I am featuring those gorgeous baubles from the Delicate Ornaments Thinlits dies, along with some cute Santa paper from the Home For Christmas DSP.  The photo is not the greatest, but I am sure you can see it well enough.  I have kept this card fairly simple, those baubles don’t need a lot of extras to make a special card.
I am going to enter this card into the current SUO Challenge (Stampin’ Up! Only) – Cards for Children.  I am sure this one would be lovely for a child, with the cute Santa paper, although who doesn’t love Santa 🙂
Happy stamping!
Chris

The Male Room wishes you a Merry Christmas

Today we have a Christmas challenge at The Male Room, and a special message to wish all of you a Merry Christmas.


I have two cards that I made up for this challenge, both using some of the music print from the Home for Christmas Designer Series Papers, along with some of those gorgeous baubles from the Delicate Ornament Thinlits dies.  I love this combination for masculine cards, the gold and black together are quite striking.
I do hope you will share you Christmas projects with us at The Male Room, and look forward to a whole new year of challenges in 2016.
Merry Christmas,
Chris