Friday, 26 December 2014

All Kinds of Fairies for The Butterfly Challenge

I hope you've all had a good Christmas. I managed to escape to my craft room this afternoon to have a play. The Butterfly Challenge wants us to use a Fairy for the month long challenge. I don't have many fairy stamps but then remembered this one from the Lindsay Mason Off The Wall Collection. I've stamped her with Momento and then painted her with a masking fluid before doing the background with Pan Pastels. The masking fluid is rubbed off and then coloured with alcohol markers. The Sentiment is from another Lindsay Mason set - Doo Lally Pip I Can Fly. The butterflies are from the same set and the leaf is from the Off The Wall Set. This is the first time I've used the masking fluid and I'm really pleased with how it worked

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

The Big Fella at Cardz 4 Guyz

 It's time for our last challenge of the year at Cardz 4 Guyz and this week our theme is The Big Fella. Yes we want to see Father Christmas on your creations. I've been ill most of this last week so I've had to use a card I had already made for my nephew. It's not quite what Caz had in mind when she set the challenge but needs must and all that. The image is Santa is Going To Town by Bugaboo and the sentiment is by Dyan Reaverey. His hat is glittered with Stickles but it looks a bit grey in the photo. I would have taken another picture but it should be there by now

We'd love to see what you come up with for this theme but please make sure your project is suitable for a guy x

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Christmas Critters at Cardz 4 Guyz

Our new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz is another Christmas one and this week we want to see your creations with Christmas Critters

I've used some decoupage by Papermania called Pippinwood. I wasn't going to buy any new Christmas stash but I was so tempted by these cute critters and then I saw the paper pad and some decoupage in TK Maxx at a bargain price and couldn't resist. I know it's for a guy (my cousin) but I think at Christmas you can get away with flowers and gems on their cards, particularly when they're blue

I'm also entering this card into he following challenges:
Incy Wincy Designs - Snowy Days
That Craft Place - Christmas
Tando Creative - Festive Fun

Anything Christmas at Cuttlebug Mania

This is our last challenge of the year at Cuttlebug Mania so this time we want to see Anything Christmas so there's lots of scope for you

Here's my card

Spellbinders Floral Oval
Elizabeth Dies Candle
Marianne Design Poinsettia, Branches and Greeting
Papermania DSP

We'd love to see what you come up with for this challenge and don't forget to let us know how you've used you manual die cutting machine

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Cardz 4 Guyz - Favourite Christmas Colours

Time for another challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz and this week we want you to make your project with your favourite Christmas colour combination. I've followed this sketch from Kraftin Kimmie

I've gone for Blue, White & Silver for my card. I just love this stamp is JOFY and the sentiment comes with it

What's you favourite colour combo?

I'm also entering this into the following challenges
Vandicrafts - Anything Goes with a twist of Snowman/Snow
Sweet Stampin - Let It Snow
My Time To Craft - Snowman
Inkspirational - Christmas with a twist of no red or green