Friday, 23 August 2013

Another Male Moment - August Blog Hop - Masculine.

I am still having fun with my new stamps from Inspired by Stamping 
and have made another card for the current Male Challenge HERE

Again I went CAS as I think males prefer them that way.

I used basic white card stock and then loaded it up with grey and white frame 
then added cut out designer papers.
Popped the main image which is from the new male set
Masculine Tags from IBS
The sentiment is from IBS also and is from Vintage Sayings
appropriate for this image I think. 
We could all dream of flying in one of these old vintage planes.
Finished this card off with some variegated twine and button.

That's it for me for now. Hope you come back soon.

Prep your IBS Stamps - Anything Goes Challenge WHW#114

Over at Inspired by Stamping 
Joanna has shown us how she preps her brand new stamps 
and has made a video HERE for us all to see.

It is an Anything Goes Challenge using the amazing IBS stamps.
How could I not find time to play with my NEW STAMPS?
 So I decided to make a CAS card this time using the
Graceful Hydrangea Stamp Set 
and Trendy Circle Sentiments for the Sentiment.

I used basic card stock and just layered it. 
I inked the aqua paper with versamark and stamped 
the hydrangea in a few different spots for highlighting.
The white card stock I pierced and popped the main image
which was inked with Peacock Feathers distress ink
added a little black pearl and there it is.

Thanks for stopping by today

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

A Father's Day/Male card Challenge at Crafting with Dragonflies

Crafting With Dragonflies Challenge Blog

With Father's Day coming up shortly in Australia (September 1st) 
our Leader Hilde thought it an opportune time 
to get those Male Cards made in plenty of time.
So this Challenge is to do just that

for those that celebrate the day at a different time of the year.

Our generous sponsors for this challenge are

the somewhat cute somewhat quirky Q K R Stampede rubber stamp company Rubber Stamps, Gold Leaf, Foil, and Glass Beads for Stampin, Scrapbooks, Card Making, and Paper Crafts

who supplied the fabulous image for my card
and the Winner will receive 5 digi images

who will be giving 4 digi images also

I picked a truly male orientated digi 
and to go with that a really Clean and Simple card that most men like.

I used basic white and brown card stock
 and highlighted my main image 
with designer paper from Kaisercraft Pack your Bags Collection.
I did very little to my Ship (digi 21705) by highlighting it with a gel pen 
and also did the same for the blue water.
Cut out a further piece of the brown card stock 
with a MS Punch added some string and button.
My sentiment was cut from Just Rite Antique Labels and 
stamped with Gina K Country Roads - which goes perfectly with my image.

Please also check out what our other Designers have created

I would like to enter this card in the current challenge over at
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes.

So glad you stopped by. I hope you will come back again soon

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

A Distress Stamping Tutorial at IBS

There is so much happening over at 
Inspired by Stamping

Colour challenges Tutorials and More and if you had been checking out my blog 
you will see how busy I have been. Just loving it all.

On to the current challenge Kendra has a 
and I decided to have a play with another new stamp I recently purchased there.
It is Graceful Hydrangea and I have used the Main Image as my Focal Point 
and the smaller one to use as my distressing.
The sentiment is also from that gorgeous set.

I don't know if I have the technique completely right 
but certainly enjoyed getting my fingers inked.

I did bling it up somewhat by mixing distress inks and iridescent medium 
to my work pad and inked my stamp from there being careful 
not to ink it all to try and get that distressed look. 
I cut out the main image with Spellbinders Heart Circles 
and backed it with plain card stock.
I also used the medium on that image and added liquid pearls 
and a small amount of diamond dust to the larger flower 
(which is a little hard to see).
Finished with a few pearls in the corner.

Monday, 19 August 2013

Sparkle N Sprinkle - August Challenge

I am back again with another colour challenge
(and I love them as you have guessed)
and this time from
Sparkle & Sprinkle's 
and their Challenge for August is a

Aug - Color Challenge

you guessed it

and such gorgeous colours they are.

Since this is a challenge for a sparkly craft site I
 thought it proper to add some sparkle to my card.

I went for something cas here and below is my take on this challenge.

My base card stock is white and followed up with a burnt orange paper 
which was embossed with a Tim Holtz folder and distressed.
I then added a small piece of patterned designer paper and topped it up 
with my main focal image which is the beautiful rose - 
Temptation from Penny Black. 
Heat embossed with glitter embossing powder.
Added 3 Kaisercraft pearls own ribbon and sentiment is popped 
and cut out from Just Rite Antique Tags
 with the sentiment from Inspired by Stamping Trendy Circle Sentiments. 

Thanks as always for stopping by.

It's a MALE THING over at Inspired by Stamping.

A few days ago I got my HAPPY MAIL with my new order from
They had a release recently of their new stamp sets and were Male Orientated.

I was particularly keen to purchase one stamp set in particular - Guitars
You see my husband is a Guitar freak and had his old one he used to
play in a band with (in his youth) restored. 
He also loves to get it out and practice until his fingers get sore lol

As it is his birthday later in the week this was a 
golden opportunity for me to make him a birthday card he will really love
and of course I can enter it in the 


which happens to be to
Create a Masculine Card Layout or project.

I certainly enjoyed make this card

I have used blue and orange card stock. Stamped the background with a 
Kaisercraft grunge stamp and also the stamps from the IBS Guitars.
I cut several circles in different sizes - the 2 for the back of the guitar 
and the others for fill.
Also cut out the pick stamps and added to the circles.
The guitar is popped and I added glossy accents and stickles.
 Added another pick to go with the guitar.
The sentiment was stamped from the Guitars stamp 
and sentiment is from Masculine Tags.

So there you have my husbands birthday card. 
I am sure he will be thrilled with it.