Ribbon or Lace Challenge

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.
Happy stamping!
Chris

 

Pattie’s Creations Challenge 112

Theme – Make a Splash: Water MUST be part of your Image!
For this month’s challenge with Pattie’s Creations I have chosen Pattie’s wonderful Mallards image.

I just loved colouring this image, and of course have used my Copic Markers.

I decided to keep the card very clean and simple so that the image was the highlight of the card, and also decided to leave it blank without a sentiment, although it could be used for just about any type of card.
I hope you will join in the fun this month, create something with a water theme, or just that has some water somewhere, and share it with us at Pattie’s Creations in July.
Happy Stamping!
Chris

Washi Tape Challenge

The new challenge at The Male Room, for the next fortnight, is a stash challenge.  It’s time to use all that wonderful Washi Tape that we have in our stash – be as creative as you like.  Just remember, your project must have a masculine feel.  You can make a card, scrapbook page, tag, 3D project – just use Washi!!!!

My card uses a variety of different Stampin’ Up! Washi Tapes, in some lovely bright colours.  The “happy” has been cut out of the black layer using one of the Dies from the Hello You Thinlits Dies.  The Washi Tape is adhered to the layer below so that it shows through.

 

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The “Birthday” word was stamped onto some white cardstock and cut out with the Word Window punch then layered onto some washi tape which was adhered to a strip of white cardstock and then the flags cut into the ends.

This is my final challenge as Guest Designer with the team at The Male Room, so a big thanks for having me along during May.
Happy stamping!
Chris

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!
Chris

 

 

Creative Ladybirds Challenge Reminder

Just a reminder to join us for the current Creative Ladybirds Creations Challenge, there are great Digital images to be won from our sponsors.
I have created a couple of extra cards for this post.

This card uses an image from Lacy Sunshine stamps called Daisy Delitte.  Isn’t she gorgeous? 🙂

And a masculine card featuring the Pocket Watch image from Ikes Art, and using some gorgeous retired Stampin’ Up! papers.
So do please share your projects with us, we love to see what you have been creating!
Happy stamping!
Chris

Message In The Bottle

Another “Under Water” card today, for the challenge at The Male Room.
I like this challenge, this one had me thinking of all sorts of things to try out!  For my card today, I have used a Digital image from Make It Crafty, of a message in a bottle.

The image has been coloured using Copic markers, and then to make it look more like it was underwater, I have layered over the top, an Acetate Photo Filter Frame from the Project Life “Let’s Get Away” Accessory Pack. The photo filter adds that blue, green, yellow colour over the colouring and gives it a little more depth and interest.
Behind the main image, I have stamped some tiny fish and starfish (which are a little difficult to see in the photo), using the Stampin’ Up! Sea Street stamp set.

Happy stamping!
Chris

 

 

Spring Challenge Reminder

A quick post today with a reminder about the Crafty Boots “Spring” Challenge.

My card features the beautiful stamp set from the Stampin’ Up! Occasions catalogue called Indescribable Gift.  It is a beautiful stamp for colouring, I think I might have to try it in some different colours too 🙂  The circle with the coloured image has been layered over some of the Irresistibly Yours Specialty papers from the Sale-a-Bration catalogue.  The photo hasn’t shown the background paper up very well, this is one card that is definitely better in real life than in the photo!!

Hoping you will share some of your spring projects with us, at Crafty Boots Challenges – we love to see what you have come up with.
Happy stamping!
Chris