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Monday 30 April 2012

Challenge 67 For The Boys

Hosted By Sally
Sally's challenge for you is to create a male themed project. This could be for a big boy, a little boy or a baby boy, so long as it's male themed.

Please check the rules in the right-hand sidebar before entering, thank you.
We are sponsored for this challenge by
who are offering a £10 voucher for their store as a prize
At One Stop Card Crafts we have a big range of ever changing discount making and card making craft supplies.We are always adding to our range of craft supplies which are ideal for making handmade greeting cards, do-it-yourself invitations scrapbook pages, altered items and much more.Our card making craft supplies include free UK postage, our popular discount scheme and quick service means our customers keep coming back for more.Our prices are very competitive and this & makes us an ideal place to buy your card making supplies online. Some of our new products include Petaloo flower layers, Ranger Glitter Glue and Martha Stewart Punches. We also host a regular challenge at http://onestopcraftchallenge.blogspot.com/
We are also sponsored for this challenge once again by Digi Doodle Shop who are offering a $10 Gift Certificate for the store
Digi Doodle Shop is the results of a mother and daughter’s love for the arts and crafts. It was started a little over 3 years ago with a little more than 100 stamps, and has since then grown to almost 500 stamps. Joy (the mother of this team) designs realistic images, while Judy (aka/daughter) loves the “fun side of life”, and create images with a cartoon flair. Having these two complimenting styles have enabled Digi Doodle Shop to offer a wide variety of stamps.
It is a real honor and pleasure to sponsor this challenge, and we look forward to seeing all the amazing creations. We thank the design team for their incredible creations, and wish all the participants the very best of luck in this challenge.
Thank you so much for having us, and again the very best of luck to all of you.
Judy and Joy

Here is what the team came up with

For this colourful card I've used a Forever Friends topper & papers from The Good Life pad
 A fun birthday card for any little boy!  I used stamps from Stampin' Up! to create my circus scene.
  My card this time was made utilising my pc to print the grass background and a picture of the rugby player cut from a magazine, mounted onto a card base.  End result - an easel card for a rugby mad 10 year old.
My card was made with a Mo Manning image and DCWV Generation Tech papers, I used "1 Up" instead of a birthday greeting which also doubled as an embellishment of sorts.
 I've been rewatching Barbara Grey's 'Classroom' to make this card for my husband's birthday next month. The Stamp is Clarity's Split Tree and leaves, and the ink is Distress and Memento (black).
 My male themed card is for my brother's birthday.  I used stamps that I have had ages and never inked before.  They are from Aspects of Design and I added some lovely paper from Basic Gray and some flourishes to imitate waves.
My male themed card is for my OH's Birthday. I used a Clock die cut as well as a variety of stamps, together with lots of distress inks.
  For my card I have used a stamp from Debbi Moore coloured with my ProMarkers. The little pair of football boots are 3D stickers from K and Co. Papers and nail heads are from my stash.
I've used the Boy and Dog image from our sponsor, Digital Doodle Shop, keeping the embellies to a minimum for a boy card.  Colouring is Copics and Distress Ink
I have used the Light House image from our sponsor Digi Doodle Shop, and coloured it in with watercolours. I also chose the colour scheme of red, white and blue.
My card was made for one of 'The Boys' at work who is off to Canada to join his wife in a new life.
This is a wee card I made for my Big Brothers Birthday
I kept it simple with just some yummy papers, hand-cut letters , twine, gems and pearls and finished with a wee sentiment!
I made a Baby Boy Set....A Card, Box & a Tiny Mini Album.
Embellished with paper flowers , buttons,safety pin die cut & mini rhinestones.
If you would like to stop by their blogs I am sure they would be pleased to see your comments and if you want to know how something was done I am sure there will be more details on their own blogs.

Challenge 66 Fantasy Winners and Top 5

Good morning, it’s Winners time again.

I would like to thank everyone who played along with my fantasy challenge and have now chosen my Winners and Top 5. 
For the prize from:-
and also 44 Channelle 
as I couldn't decide which I liked the most!
and for the prize from
and my Top 5 in no particular order are

33 Georgina b
49 Kertu
61 Arabella
73 Petliza J

Congratulations to you all. Please feel free to display our logos on your blogs and if the winners could contact me at CCMChallenges@gmail.com I’ll get their prizes sorted out for them.
Don’t forget to come back at 12 noon for our next challenge.

Monday 16 April 2012

Challenge 66 Fantasy

Hosted by Me!
As it's St. George's Day next Monday, I would like to see anything with a fantasy or mystical theme - So dragons, fairies, witches, etc. - Please make sure that the fantasy element is the main focal point of your creation and not a small fairy charm in the corner for example.
Please check the rules in the right-hand sidebar before entering, thank you.
Our two fab sponsors are, firstly
Crop Stop
With a $15 gift certificate to their store
If you’re passionate about paper-crafting whether it be scrapbooking your memories, making cards or altered art, CropStop is your one-stop solution. We offer an extensive selection of dies, embossing folders, inks, stamps and punches by all the popular manufacturers and the CropStop die and embossing folder storage solutions Pocketz Pages™ to keep everything organized. Our selection of embellishments and adhesives is continually expanding and we are excited to be the home of the colorful Ribbon Candy™.
In need of inspiration? Visit the CropStop Gallery, Blog or Message Board and participate in a competition or class. If you have questions concerning your machine, we have a team of experts waiting to help you.
Message Board - come and meet like minded paper-crafters. Blog - we have prizes and giveaways every week. Gallery - lots of inspiration from all over the world. YouTube - demonstrations, how-to’s, projects and much more. FaceBook page - be the first to know of new arrivals in the store. Twitter - we always find something worth Twittering!
CropStop ships internationally as well as domestic. Our personalized customer service is only one of our strengths. Call or come visit us at www.CropStop.com and see what’s new in the world of paper-crafting.
Di's Digi Downloads (2) copy
with a $10 gift voucher for their store
I have been drawing since a child and studied graphics at College many years ago, I now work as a Medical photographer part time but my love was always drawing. I started cardmaking about 4yrs ago when I bought my daughter a cardmaking kit which we did together, but I’m afraid I got the bug! My daughter preferred scrapbooking. I then started looking online at other blogs and this then became my passion and I loved sharing my cards with likeminded people.
I love stamping and loved finding images, but sometimes I could not find what I wanted so I started to draw myself.
This then has become my second addiction and I have never looked back, I love thinking of new images, and its just fabulous to see others take them and make them into beautiful works of art. Long may it continue!

I am sad to say that we have lost the lovely Susie as she has gone off to run her own team. We wish her lots of luck and and will miss her.
Now let’s see what my very talented team have come up with
I've used a fairy image off of a collage sheet from Swing Shift Designs. Added some vintage embellishments including hand crocheted flower from my dear friend Ellen at In a World of Craft to keep with the Victorian feel of the image.
For my card I decided to stick to black, white and silver.  I used a gorgeous stamp by Non Sequiter from their stamp plate Water Myths and Fantasy.  It's a picture by Edward Burne Jones.
I've used a Ching Chou Kuik image, coloured with Promarkers and finished it with some punched borders and flowers and a feather from my stash.
For my card I have used a stamp from In2Stamps, coloured with ProMarkers.I have embossed the border with a Tim Holtz embossing folder and used a chalk inkpad to highlight the raised parts.The paper and vellum are from Papermania. Flowers and gems are from my stash.
I used for my card the Wee Stamp - Spring Bringer and colored the image with Copics. Embellished with Wild Orchid Flowers and DooHickeys Die Cuts.
I have used a fairy image  from LOLV,  embellished with Memory box die cuts and items from my stash.
Image curtesy of the Graphics Fairy, stamp from childrens stamp set, lots of crackle paint and distress inks and great fun with my Zutter distressing machine.
I've used a fairy pyramage, an embossed panel & some pretty pink embellies
Who could resist a Wizard Tilda and her Dragon when it comes to a Fantasy theme.
I knew for this theme I would my ultimate fav images from Crafts and Me!
I decided Butterfly Keeper suited the theme and my Madeline Prima papers went perfectly with her! I coloured her with promarkers, added glitter and gloss before finishing with my flowers and dew drops
Pure Beauty...I have used a Tinkerbell stamp and I coloured her with copic & promarkers. I have highlighted tinkerbell's wing with Stickles Glitter Glue.Design paper is from Dovecraft. Embellished with paper flowers, rhinestones and fairy charm.
I've used a lovely Delicious Doodles image with just hints of red to go with the hints of red in the background.

Challenge 65 Winners and Top 5

Good morning, it’s Winners time again.
Doreen would like to thank everyone who played along with her sketch challenge and has now chosen her Winners and Top 5. 
For the prize from:-
and for the prize from
Hobby Art Temp
and Doreen's Top 5 in no particular order are
CL - B3aweb
JInk Cross Flower April Blog Hop
Congratulations to you all. Please feel free to display our logos on your blogs and if the winners could contact me at CCMChallenges@gmail.com I’ll get their prizes sorted out for them.
Don’t forget to come back at 12 noon for our next challenge.