Saturday, 25 June 2011

Red and White

One of my latest discoveries is Teddybo digi stamps.  Love their stuff.

This week, One Stop Craft asked us to make a get well soon card.  It was the perfect opportunity to use one of my new Teddybo digis.  The colour combo is from this weeks challenge at Charisma Cardz who asked us to use white plus one other colour.

Moving Along With The Times asked us to make something clean and simple.  I usually struggle with simple cards because I always want to add more, but this one was surprisingly easy to make. The red ribbon made this card perfect for the ribbons and bows challenge over at A Spoonful of Sugar.

Sunday, 12 June 2011


Hands up if you don't make many card for men.  I have both of mine up.  For some reason I find it hard to come up with ideas.  I think it is the thought of not using flowers or lace lol.

I have called this one Daddygate as it is a gate fold and I couldn't come up with a better name.  All of my cards have a name as I often ask people what they like from different cards if I am making one for them to use.

The design for this card came from this weeks sketch challenge over at Card Patterns and I have used the 321 recipe from this weeks challenge at Allsorts - 1 Designer paper, 2 punches or dies (I used a corner punch plus my nesties) and 3 buttons.

I am also entering Daddygate for the following challenges:
Fab n Funky - Magnificent Men
One Stop Craft - Fathers Day
Paper Play Challenges - Card for a male

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Bike Strings

I struggle with making cards for men.  I can never think of a design or what to use on them.  I was asked a couple of days ago, to make a card for a friends husband.  I said yes and then when off and had a "what have I done" moment.  I've just finished it.

I started with a white pre-scored card blank.  I cut a piece of black Co ordinations textured card just slightly smaller than the front of my card and then die cut a hole in the middle.  I love my crop o dile, but it doesn't get enough use, so it was great to put it to work on this card doing all of that eyeleting.  I have used embroidery thread to lace between the eyelets and then added the slightly distressed bike digi and sentiments.  Everything, including the frame is raised from the surface of the card using the deepest foam pads that I had in my stash.  I hope she likes it.

Sorry the picture is so dark, but it is nearly 11 pm here :o)

I am entering my card for the following challenges:
Stamp something - Use a digi stamp
Paper Take Weekly - Anything goes
Craft your passion - Anything goes
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