Friday, August 30, 2013

This ol' Truck

It's challenge time again at Digi Haven!  Our theme for this challenge is "Something Old" and our sponsor is Floppy Latte.  The winner will receive a $6 gift certificate to their store!

For my card I used Toy Truck by Floppe Latte. This image reminds me of an old photo of my dad when he was a boy, riding in his dad's truck.  I love that photo!

I added some distressing ink around the image and paper edges, string from my stash, I used my tag punch by Creative Memories and the "just 4 you" is by Stampin Up!

Now it's your turn to show us your "something old", I can hardly wait to see what you create!

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
We at Floppy Latte's would love to hear from you.  Simply email us at admin@floppylattedesigns with your comments, questions, ideas, or just to say "Hi!"  or swing over to Glitterbabe's Blog to see what's going on there!   

Crafting with Dragonflies - Card for Males
Shopping Our Stash - For the Boys
Card Crafter's Circle - For the Boys

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Q is for Quick

Quick is our theme at ABC Christmas Challenge ... the holiday season can be busy and sometimes you need something that is quick and easy to create so this challenge can help you prepare early!

Our sponsor for this challenge is ShapeEZ and the winner will receive 2 ShapeEZ templates of their choice.  Perfect prize for those quick creations!

I used the Pillow Box template and created this gift pouch that will easily hide surprises inside!  I used my Medallion stamp by Stampin'Up! and added some red pearls for contrast and a big bow that I saved from some flowers I received a while back.  The tag is by Little Yellow Bicycle.

This was created in under 10 minutes ... how easy is that!  The ABC Christmas Design Team has come up with some fab quick creations, make sure you check them out for inspiration!

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.  

Artistic Inspirations - CAS
Fashionable Stamping Challenge - CAS
The Paper Players - CAS
The Ribbon Girl - Red
Addicted to CAS - Holiday

Monday, August 19, 2013

Ain't no Sissified Birthday

It's time for a new challenge at Cards for Men!  Our theme for this challenge is Funny Birthday.  You have until September 2nd to link up your funny male creation!

Our sponsor for this challenge is QKR Stampede and the winner will receive 5 digi stamps of choice!

I created this card using Cowboy by QKR Stampede.  The expression alone on his face cracks me up.  I colored him up with my Copic Markers and used papers from the Notes to Self Collection by Echo Park Paper. I distressed the edges of the paper with Frayed Burlap then added a red brad and some string to add a "western" flavor.

The sentiment is computer generated ... I came across this saying on-line and knew I had to use it for this card!

Do you have a sense of humor? Are you looking for a cute stamp? Then, we are the company for you! QKR Stampede is the somewhat cute somewhat quirky rubber and digital stamp company. We showcase the artwork of Ken Herrod, who had a unique, somewhat quirky style with lots of humor and character. You are sure to get a chuckle out of our stamps! We have been offering our unique stamps and supplies to the craft industry for over 15 years. At QKR Stampede our images are available as un-mounted, natural red rubber stamps OR as digital stamps! If QKR Stampede Stamps aren't exactly what you are looking for, don’t miss out on the sister companies: Eureka Stamps, Biblical Impressions Rubber Stamps, or the newest addition; Alluring Impressions.

Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes

Friday, August 16, 2013

Sea Life Challenge at Digi Haven

Sea Life is the new theme at Digi Haven!  Time to sink to the bottom of the ocean floor to see what kind of life lurks there!

Our sponsor for this challenge is Digistamps4Joy and the winner will receive FIVE images from their store!

I created this card using Got Ya! by Digistamps4Joy.  My youngest son loves sharks and can tell you what type of sharks can be found where so I thought this would be perfect for him.

I used my copic markers to color him up then did a bit of distressing around the edges.  The sentiment is computer generated.  I used my Die-namics Fishtail Flags and the papers are from the Detour Collection by Bo Bunny.

Now it's your turn to start floating the surface to see what you can find down under!  Make sure you link your creation up here at Digi Haven!

DigiStamps4Joy is chock full of wonderful Digital Images in a wide variety of popular categories.  You will find freebies, challenges and an e-newsletter (with special deals) that you can sign up to receive for free.  
Be sure to stop by their Blog  to join in a challenge or two!

Aud Sentiments - Anything but a birthday card
The Crafter's Cafe - At the beach
Creative Moments - Sea/Seashore
Parade Your Crafts - Down by the Sea

Thursday, August 15, 2013

For the Boys Challenge at Creatilicious!

It's challenge time at Creatalicious and our theme for this month is "For the Boys"!  I love making cards for boys ...having two boys in the house I get a lot of chances to make these cards!

Our sponsor for this challenge is StampFairy and the winner will receive a $10 gift certificate! 

This card was created using a freebie from StampFairy called Space Fun. I colored him up with my copic markers and cut him out to sit in the centre of this flip swing card.  The papers are from my stash (can't seem to find any name on them) and the diecuts are from the Orbit Collection of glitter diecuts by Crate Paper.

The sentiment is from High Hopes Rubber Stamps.

Oldie but a Goodie Challenge - Boys/Male Cards (my paper and die cuts are at least 2 yrs old!)
The Pink Elephant - Orange
Hobby Cutz Challenges - Card for a Child

 Stamp Fairy officially launched on November 5th 2010. Gerda Burghardt, artist and owner, creates cute and whimsical digital images for the young and old, inspired by her life, love and 4 cute cats. You will find adorable teddies bears, young boys and girls, fuzzy little bunnies and whimsical critters. Stamp Fairy has new releases along with a free image in every new set published weekly on Fridays. Please visit the store and browse StampFairy’s wonderful images. We hope StampFairy’s images inspire YOUR creativity.

Friday, August 9, 2013

A Baby is Born Challenge at The Crafting Cafe

It's time for a new theme this month at The Crafting Cafe - A baby is born!

Our sponsor for this challenge is Bugaboo Stamps and the winner will receive 7 digis, that's right SEVEN digis of their choice!

My card was created using Baby Bundle Heart by Bugaboo.  I used my copic markers to color this adorable image then pulled out some paper from my stash, added layers & buttons for a quick and simple card.  The sentiment is from Paper Smooches.

There are so many beautiful baby images out there, I can hardly wait to see what you create!  Make sure to link your creation up here at The Crafting Cafe!

Everything That You Ever Wanted to Know About Bugaboo Stamps: A Short Essay
As if raising five children in the frozen land of the North was not enough of a challenge,Jodie Mackrell decided to dip her cold little Canadian toes into the world of papercrafting by opening an online store full of her illustrations. That was two years ago. TodayBugaboo Stamps is one of the leading companies in digital images, and we're still growing! From seriously snarky to sugary sweet to sublimely soulful all the way over to the other side of the super sexy spectrum, you're bound to find all that you need and more to create your paper projects. Jodie works very hard to provide New Releases and Freebies every week!
If your taste runs to rubber (and you know who you are), you can find Bugaboo Stampsstamps at Totally Stampalicious. And finally, join the Bugaboo Stamps DT for weekly challenges at Catch the Bug.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Pick a "P" at ABC!

Pick a "P" is the theme at ABC Christmas Challenge!  We want to see your creations with anything that starts with "P", could be presents, polar bear, poinsettia, penguins, etc.

Our sponsors for this challenge is Stamp & Create and Lili of the Valley.

I created this card with pre-colored image by LOTV.  I framed the image with a square scallop die and the tag sentiment is also by LOTV.  I used a holly embossing folder on the green background and the polka dot paper and ribbon is from my stash.

Stamp and Create is an on-line store based in the US. We ship worldwide with reasonable shipping prices.

We specialize in Rubber Stamps and Scrapbook supplies. Some of the companies we carry are: Wags 'n Whiskers Rubber Stamps, High Hopes Rubber Stamps, Whiff of Joy, The Greeting Farm, Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps, Stampavie, Whimsy Stamps, Emerald Faeries, Basic Grey, My Mind's Eye, Echo Park, Ribbon, Charms, embellishments, dies, and more!

offering a £10 prize to their store:

Monday, August 5, 2013

Christmas Extravaganza at Christmas Cards All Year 'Round!

That's right, we want to see your fussy and fancy extravaganza Christmas cards at CCAY!  The winner will receive Christmas cling mount stamps from Platypus Creek Stamping & Craft!

I created this card using Little Smooch by Mo Manning.  I colored her up with my Copic markers then added some glossy accents to her lips and bracelets and added a touch of sparkles with my spica markers and used a rhinestone for the gem in her necklace.

I used an embossing folder for the polka dots which I attached a few rhinestones to the centres.  The paper is from the Snow Day Collection by Bo Bunny and the sentiment is from a stampset by Stamping Bella.

For some extra touches I added some silver/white pom poms with silver brad snowflakes in with the flowers.

Now it's your turn to show us your fussy & fancy Christmas cards, I can hardly wait to see what you create!  Make sure you hop on over to check out the amazing talent from the Design Team at CCAY!

Mo's Challenge Blog - G is for "glitz & girl"
Artistic Inspirations - Bingo (flowers, digi, brads - snowflake)
The Hobby House - Christmas
Little Blue Button Stamps - Twine/Rope
4 Crafty Chicks - Bling
Aud Sentiments - Let's get Flirty

Heavy Metal Challenge at Cards for Men

 Time to break out the metal!  That's right, dig through your embellie stash and find those metal pieces that you've been saving!

Our challenge at Cards for Men is "Heavy Metal".  You will have until August 19th to show us your creations.  Our sponsor for this challenge is Kenny K and the winner will receive 4 digital images of their choice!

This card was created using the pre-colored digi Capt. Locke.  This was my first time using a pre-colored digi and wow, are they fantastic to work with!

I used an embossing folder on the background, my metal piece is the brown bottle cap and the fabric cog was spritzed with ink spray.  The papers are from the Weekend Market Collection by Bo Bunny. 

Now hop on over to Cards for Men and get your inspiration linked up!

I'm sure you're all familiar with the wonderful work of Kenny K's Shop but what about the man (and woman) behind those wonderful creations. Take a look here to see their journey,

Simply Steampunk Challenges - Metal
KennyK's Krafty Krew - Steampunk