Heartfelt

The beautiful patterned papers from the Kaszazz Heartfelt range make papercrafting so very easy, whether that’s scrapbooking or in this case, a very pretty card.
I have combined this gorgeous paper with the card sketch from the current Freshly Made Sketches Challenge, and come up with this,

Not the best photo, the papers are soooo much prettier in real life.  I have sponged the edges and done some faux stitching with a paper piercer and white gel pen.

Here is the sketch:

I wonder what else I can use this pretty paper for??  I do have lots of ideas, and I’ll share them with you soon.
Happy stamping!
Chris

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Fruit!

The challenge for this fortnight at The Male Room is to make a masculine project using Fruit!

I have to admit that I am struggling to find some creativity at the moment, possibly because a large portion of my stamping stash is still packed inside those big brown boxes.  So I had to find something to do with fruit, somewhere……

I have used some cards from one of my Project Life kits which I have layered, stamped on and done some faux stitching around the edges of both card layers.  It ended up being a pretty simple card to make and I quite like the apple.
Hope you will find some “fruity” inspiration from the rest of the Design Team, and make sure you share your projects with us.
Happy stamping!
Chris

Punch Art Kitty

I had a little bit of fun this afternoon, making this cute kitty and designing a card for him to go on.

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We do love our four legged friends in this family, we have four beautiful cats (who live inside) and two rabbits (who live outside).  I had a little helper while I was making this card today, so if you see any black hairs they will be our little black cat’s contribution.  She does so love helping me craft, usually sitting on me or whatever I am making at the time and purring very loudly!
I didn’t think the kitty on my card would look as good all black though, so I did this one in similar colours to one of our other gorgeous cats, Biff.  Here is a photo, do you think it looks like him? 🙂


Anyway, the background papers are from the Go Wild Designer Series Paper Stack, and I have used some of the Ovals Collection Framelits to create a frame for kitty to sit inside.  For kitty I have used the following punches:  1 3/4inch Circle Punch for the body, Flower Medallion Punch for the ears, Bow Builder Punch, trimmed with paper snips for the tail, Owl Builder Punch for the eyes and nose, and a retired punch (can’t remember the name of it, sorry) for those cute little paws.  And then just used a Black Marker to add some detail.
The words come from You Little Furball stamp set.

I am entering this card in the current Send A Smile 4 Kids Animal Cards Challenge.

Happy stamping
Chris

The Male Room Design Team

Very excited again today, I can finally let you know that I have been asked to be part of the wonderful team of designers with one of my favourite challenges at The Male Room!

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I have been holding on to that piece of information for a while now, but very happy to be able to share it now 🙂
This week’s challenge is to add a tag to your project:

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I thought I would keep my card quite clean and simple today, and use one of the gorgeous new Stampin’ Up! In Colours, called Tip Top Taupe!  Cool name!

The striped patterned paper come from the Cherry On Top Designer Series Paper Stack.  I have created a tag using the Scalloped Tag Topper punch, with some Faux Stitching around the edge and some Natural Chevron Ribbon through the top.  The globe image comes from the Traveler stamp set, definitely a favourite for making masculine cards!
Looking forward to sharing heaps of masculine cards with you, and to seeing all of your projects.  So please share them with us at The Male Room.
Happy stamping!
Chris

New In Colours

With the release of the new Stampin’ Up! catalogue only a few days away, I thought I would introduce you to the new In Colours for 2015-2017.

 

I have made a card using a combination of Mint Macaron and Tip Top Taupe.

The flower is from the Butterfly Basics stamp set, which has been heat embossed with white embossing powder.  The flowers have then had some Mint Macaron ink painted onto the cardstock to give a little depth of colour, using a Blender Pen.
I will be back with some more ideas using some new goodies over the next few weeks.  Contact me if you live locally (Canberra, Cooma area) and would like one of the new catalogues.
Happy stamping!
Chris

The Male Room Guest Designer

I am very excited to let you know that I have also been asked to do a Guest Design spot during May with The Male Room, another fantastic challenge to inspire you to make more masculine cards.

My first challenge with The Male Room, is to use this colour combination for your project.

If you are using Stampin’ Up! colours, they are Mossy Meadow, Lost Lagoon and Crumb Cake, (or dark olive green, dark teal and kraft) although I have used River Rock (a retired SU colour) instead of Crumb Cake for my card, which I have combined with a base of Naturals Ivory cardstock.

I have used the colour blocking technique for my card, and then stamped over the blocks of colour with tree stamp from Serene Silhouettes stamp set, in Mossy Mellow ink.

A big thanks to the team at The Male Room for having along this month.  I hope you will share your masculine projects with us.
Happy stamping!
Chris

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!
Chris