Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Men or Mice Challenge

Mmmmmm, time for our "M" challenge of Men or Mice at ABC Christmas Challenge!

We have two fab sponsors for this challenge, Shape EZ (2 templates of your choice) and Sweet Stamp Store ($10 gift certificate), please take a look at what they have offered at the end of this post!

I have to admit that I had to do a bit of searching for a mouse image....I'm glad I did as I found this cute fella by Digi Web Studio.  It comes with 6 adorable Christmas mouse digis.

I used Dad's Tie Flip Card template by Shape EZ and cut it out with my Silhouette and used my banner nesties to add a "tie pin" at the top.  The sentiment "Happy Christmouse" and the inside sentiment are both by Paper Smooches and wish I had used some embossing powder to make the sentiment pop .. unfortunately I didn't have any of the paper left to redo it but I took a close up pic to give you a better look.  The paper is Sugar Plum from the Saint Nick collection by Fancy Pants Designs.

Make sure you head over to ABC Christmas Challenge to check out the creations from our very talented Design Team!

Prize offered to 1 lucky winner is : 2 Shape EZ templates or your choice.
Shape EZ is a product originating from the desire to be different.  The templates were inspired by one unforgettable template and has become an opportunity to share specialty shaped cards with everyone.   Every template is offered in 300 dpi in SVG,JPEG,PNG and PDF files so no matter your preference, they are perfect for everyone.  No cutter needed, instructions included and are only limited by your imagination. 

Sweet Stamp Store

Prize - a $10.00 Gift Certificate for Sweet Stamp Store
SweetStamps.com manufactures artistic rubber stamps on cling cushion for use with acrylic blocks. We carry a variety of stamping and paper crafting goodies like our own Shades dye inks, metal embossing plates, embossing folders, cutting & embossing dies (Cheery Lynn, Marianne, Joy! and Nellie's), fine detail embossing powders, specialty cardstock and vellum along with supplies for parchment crafting.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Let's Get Sporty Challenge

Summer's here so it's a great time for our men to get in shape!!  Fitting that our challenge is "Let's Get Sporty" at Cards for Men!

Our sponsor for this challenge is That Craft Place

 I used an image from DigiStamp Boutique for my sporty card ... this sports-minded fellow is Weight Lifter Alf.  I colored him with my copic markers and did some distressing around the sentiment also from DigiStamp Boutique and can be found here

This is my first shot at a buckle card ... modified it a bit and am very happy that it turned out.  Will have to make some minor adjustments next time but at least I know it works!

The papers are from the Celebrate Collection by Authentique Paper.  For the star border on the inside of the card, I punched out the stars from the left over paper and glued them to the edge.  The sentiment was a freebie from The Alley Way Stamps.

Welcome to That Craft Place 

This is a Shop run By Lisa Horton ..   I  run an actual bricks and mortar shop in Eastbourne, East Sussex. 

We have every Kind of craft for sale ...

If you can't find it i will try by best to source it for you. We stock most leading Brands  and have a huge collection  of rubber stamp's, Saturated Canary, Kraftin Kimmie, My Craft Sentiments, Crafter's companion, Indigo Blue, My Favorite Things, CC Designs to name a few . We also stock a large selection of Die's  Memory Box, Sizzix, Spellbinder's, Cherrylyn, Marianne Dies. We  have new deliveries arriving each day.


Dream Valley Challenges - Male Theme
Here Come the Boys - Let's Go Dotty
Little Claire's Designs - Male Theme
My Time to Craft - Spots and Stripes

Friday, June 21, 2013

Flowers Challenge at Digi Haven

I'm excited to announce that this is my first entry as a new member of the Digi Haven Design Team!  Make sure to visit their blog and be prepared to have some fun!

"Flowers" is the theme of our challenge and our sponsor is Floppy Latte's Digital Designs.  The winner will receive a $6 gift certificate!

This image is Floral Corner Arrangement I and can be found here.  I colored the image with my copic markers, I decided to use the purple and green combo (one of my faves).  I embossed the background with a Sizzix embossing folder and framed it, and the image with purple.  Added a ribbon from my stash and the sentiment is digital but unfortunately I'm not sure where it came from.

Now make sure you head over to Digi Haven to check out the great collection of cards from the talented Design Team!

Grab a cuppa and head on over to Floppy Latte's!  
Floppy Latte's Digital Designs is a Digital Stamp/Paper/Die Cut shop.  You will find all types of digital stamps, various papers and great digital die cut files for your cutting machines

Sandy's Crafty Creations - Embossed Background
Crafty Ribbons Challenge - Flowers Galore

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

"L" Challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge!

Give us a LAUGH or LESS is more, that's our Challenge for the next two weeks!

We have a fab sponsor for this challenge, Saturated Canary.  Kirsta is graciously offering the winner 2 digi stamps of their choice!

For my card I chose to work with "Spritz".  I colored him up with my copic markers, added a bit of glossy accents on the candy cane and bell then traced the outline of the wings with my sparkle spica pen.  As an overall, I sprayed the image with Sparkle Sheer Shimmer Spritz and doily with the same plus Bahama Blue Fireworks spray.  The papers are from the Snow Day collection by PinkPaislee and the fabric brads and lace are from my stash.  The sentiment is from TLC Creations.


Weekly Christmas Card Challenge - Lace
Crimbo Crackers - Make me Laugh
Craftin Desert Divas - Red, White & Blue

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Here Come the Boys Challenge

Hello!  It's Day 9 of our Here Come the Boys monthly challenge at The Crafting Cafe!

I LOVE making masculine cards, I realize that seems to be out of the norm for most but I have more difficulty with frilly & feminine cards!

Our sponsor for this challenge is Delicious Doodles and the lucky winner will receive 4 images of their choice!

I chose to work with Vintage Norton Bike.  I decided not to color to the image myself, rather I formatted the image from black to brown.  The papers are from the Back to Backs collection by Bo Bunny, the tiles are from Tim Holtz and the rest of the embellies are from my stash.


Clear It Out Challenge - Male / Metal
Craft Lovin Challenge - Father's Day
Crazy 4 Challenges - Father's Day
Sugar Creek Hollow - Father's Day