This fortnight at Crafty Boots Challenges, we are going Pink! So think girly, although of course we would love to see something masculine in pink if you want 🙂
My card for this challenge is definitely girly though….
I had some new goodies arrive today, and I had to have a play. I have used some of the gorgeous Timeless Elegance Designer Series Papers. The papers are black and cream, but I have coloured over it with a pink marker so that it looks like black on pink. I have combined with the Butterfly Basicsstamp set and matching butterfly dies, and the sentiment comes from the retired Blooming With Kindness stamp set.
It’s not a great photo as we had a very dull and overcast day today – lots of rain and thunderstorms though, which is always good for the garden. However, despite the shadowy image, I hope you can see all the different pinks.
Come and join in with us at Crafty Boots, and show us your pink projects!
The theme for July at Dragonfly Dreams is Midsummer Delight, and our sponsor is Lawn Fawn.
It is, of course, mid Winter here in Australia, so I quite enjoyed thinking about Summer and all the things I love about the warmer months, in particular, spending time at the beach in the sunshine.
So my card for this challenge is focused on the beach and sunshine. 🙂
I have used some papers from the new Stampin’ Up! Cherry On Top Designer Series Paper Stack for my card, with the lovely bright and summery colours. I have combined some stamp sets for this card, the sun is from the Kinda Eclectic set, the star fish and little crab are from the Sea Street set, and the sentiment from the Work of Art set.
I have used the Garden image for my card, and wanted to keep the colours bright and cheerful, since we are having such a cold winter in this part of Australia.
The image is coloured using Copic markers, and layered over some of the gorgeous papers from the Stampin’ Up! Cherry On Top Designer Series Paper Stack.
I hope you will join us and share your papercrafting projects with us at Simply Papercrafts this fortnight.
This is my last month as a member of the Design Team with Creative Ladybirds Creations Challenges, so firstly I would like to thank all of the lovely ladies for sharing this time with me. I have enjoyed seeing all of your gorgeous projects over the last six months.
Our sponsors for this month are Ikes Art:
My card this month features the beautiful Wren image from Ikes Art.
I have coloured the Wren with Copic markers and then simply mounted onto some retired Stampin’ Up! paper from the Adventure Bound DSP Stack.
I hope you will share you projects with us again this month, at Creative Ladybirds Creations.
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!
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:
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.
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.
This week’s challenge at Cardz 4 Guys is “Wildlife”. And I have to tell you, there is some pretty amazing inspiration from the Design Team for this one!
My card for this challenge features some great masculine papers. I love the colours, they are perfect for a man’s card. The frame around the fish is a Digital image from TiddlyInks called Melissa Frame, which has been coloured with Copic Markers and then fussy cut and layered over the image of the fish. The rest of the card is just layers of the patterned paper.
Go on over to the Cardz 4 Guys blog and check out the amazing cards from the Design Team, and make sure you play along and share your own creations.
Hmmm, well no, it’s not spring here in Australia, although the weather has been lovely and warm and sunny, so I guess it has been spring-like, and there are still plenty of flowers in the garden!
“Spring” is the theme for the new challenge at Crafty Boots Challenges – “We should like to see your projects inspired by ‘Spring’, by the celebration of the passing of winter and the coming of new life and all of those wonderful plans you are making for springtime.”
I have made two cards for this week’s inspiration:
This card uses the cute digital image from Bugaboo, along with some pretty papers from my stash.
And my second card uses some of the beautiful papers from the Painted Blooms Designer Series Papers, combined with the sentiment from Butterfly Basics and some small butterflies stamped and punched, makes for a really quick but pretty card. The papers are just so gorgeous, I really didn’t want to cut them up.
Make sure you check out the inspiration from the rest of the Design Team, and please share with us your Spring projects.
If you live in Australia, you will be used to seeing these around the country side, even now, many of them rusted and no longer working, but some still going strong. They are a bit of an Australian icon. So when I found the Australian Outback Collection of Digital images from Make It Crafty, I just had to get them, they are just wonderful for making Masculine cards and all sorts of other projects as well.
My card today is made for the Clean and Simple Design Team call with Make It Crafty.
I have sized the windmill image to around 6 x 13cm and coloured it using the following Copic markers: W6, W4, W2 and E18. Here is a close up of the colouring:
I have then layered the coloured image onto a piece of Stampin’ Up! Basic Grey cardstock, and also made the card base from the same colour. The layer of patterned paper comes from the Adventure Bound Designer Series Paper Stack (also Stampin’ Up!) and the sentiment comes from one of my all time favourite Stampin’ Up! stamp sets, Wetlands. Cut a flag into one end of the sentiment strip and a couple of Candy dots at the other end, then adhere with dimensional tape, and it’s done! Simple! And Clean 🙂