Black and White Challenge

Our challenge at Crafty Boots for the next fortnight, is to make Black and White projects.
My card features the gorgeous Butterflies Thinlits dies from Stampin’ Up!

Such a beautiful butterfly, it is one of my favourite dies, and makes it so easy to make a lovely card quickly and easily.
Make sure you share your Black and White projects with us at Crafty Boots Challenges.
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

An Old Classic

A quick and easy masculine card today, using up some bits and pieces from my stash, for the current challenge at Cardz 4 Guys Challenge Blog.

I had fun with this card! The Old Classic car stamp came from a magazine which had a free stamp set with it, with a heap of Retro images, many of which are fantastic for making masculine cards.  Everything else came from my (large) stash! 🙂
So I will keep this post short, and come back later with something completely different!
In the meantime, happy stamping!
Chris

A Sketch Challenge

Another masculine card today, this time based on a sketch for the challenge at The Male Room.

I have used some paper from the Typeset Speciality Series papers for the background of this card, with images stamped from The Open Sea stamp set.  I’ve added some linen thread and some of my favourite paper piercing, and the circles and squares have all been cut using Framelits dies, which makes it quite a quick and easy card!

Happy Stamping!
Chris

Use a Sentiment

The challenge for the next fortnight with Crafty Boots Challenges, is to use a Sentiment.
That leaves it right open to interpretation, doesn’t it?  Also makes it really easy for you to show us some of your projects 🙂
My project for this week’s challenge is a masculine card:

Sentiment 1

I have used the Adventure Awaits stamp set, and combined that with some papers from the Adventure Bound DSP stack, both of which are perfect for making masculine cards.
We love to see all your gorgeous projects, so please share them with us at Crafty Boots Challenge Blog.
Happy stamping!
Chris

Yellow Roses

A very quick post today with a reminder to join us for the current Crafty Boots Challenge, Hearts and Valentines.

My card uses lots of retired Stampin’ Up! goodies today, including the ribbon, lace, patterned paper and I think even the die that I used to cut the heart is retired 😦  Oh well, it’s good to use up some old stuff, it makes room for new stuff, right? 🙂

Stay tuned for more projects coming soon!
Happy stamping!
Chris

Masculine Star Card

Continuing on with our current Star theme at Crafty Boots Challenges, this week I have a masculine card to share with you.

I know a lot of people find masculine cards difficult to make, to be honest though, I really enjoy making them, and I know a lot of men enjoy getting lovely handmade cards, just as much as the ladies do 🙂

The background of the card uses some Sahara Sand cardstock which has been run through the Big Shot inside the Alphabet Press Embossing Folder.  I have then sponged some Basic Grey ink over the raised areas.  The stars have been cut out using the Stars Framelits, and the birthday greeting comes from Itty Bitty Banners stamp set.  Just a couple of small finishing touches – some Candy Dots which seem to be getting used a lot at the moment, and some paper piercing around the stars.

I do hope you will pop on over the the Crafty Boots Challenge Blog and check out all the fabulous inspiration from the rest of the Design Team, and why not make a starry project to share with us?  We would love to see it!

Happy stamping!
Chris