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Monday 3 February 2014

#109 This is a Man’s World

Carole is hosting our challenge today. She has chosen the theme of 'This is a Man's world' (am I the only one singing that song now?) A male themed creation. So anything suitable for a man or boy

We are sponsored by

 Flourish with a Bling is an Australian retail and wholesale company, owned by Lucy Patrick, Kate Settineri and Maggie Lloyd who are three passionate and avid crafting mums with a love for design, colour and everything Bling!
“Our aim is to bring more colour and variety into the world of flourishes and embellishments. With our unique designs and new materials we feel we are putting the ‘Bling into Scrapbooking’. We have a beautiful range of flourishes, vines, pearls, gems and more. And just recently, Flourish with a Bling have introduced their own range of gorgeous flowers.”
They also sell fabulous themed packs at amazing prices. They have flat rate postage within Australia and also post internationally (half price shipping for large orders). You can contact them or find all their products on their easy-to-use website www.flourishwithabling.com.au.
Don’t forget to check out their facebook page for random giveaways and visit the blog to win monthly challenges or visit their gallery for inspiration and ideas too.
and also by
 3 Images of the Winner's Choice. If, however, the winner has used a Stamping Boutique Image they will received 4 images of their choice 

Thank you so much for having us as your sponsor at CRAFTY CARDMAKERS. We at TSB are very proud to offer original digital images and artwork to you. Thank you for giving us a few minutes of your valuable time to look over the store at http://thestampingboutique.com/ Good luck in the challenge and we hope to see you over at our TSB Community network. http://thestampingboutique.ning.com/ 

Some inspiration from our DT

For my challenge, I have used an image from our sponsor - The Stamping Boutique - called 'AJ the race car driver'. Had the backing card in mind before I started - so matched my Promarkers to that!!


For my card I have used a Pollycraft digi called "Ronnie Relaxing" which I have coloured with my ProMarkers. My papers are all from my scrap box and I have used a large polka dot embossing folder for the border.

I've used an image from our sponsor Stamping Boutique called AJ the Race Car Driver. I coloured the image with Promarkers and shaded the background with Pan Pastels. Papers are from Paper Pizazz, and I made the chequered flag.

I made my card by merging digital stamps from Make it Crafty and Speesh Stamps, then colouring with Copics and Pro Markers.

I created this card with  stamps from Indigo Blu and Kanban the greeting was created on my computer using a font from DaFont.

I have used 'Noah's Ark' from our Sponsor The Stamping Boutique, for a little boy called Noah!

In case you're not quite sure (!) this is a hard glasses case which I decorated for a friend at work using stamps, digis and papers.

I've made a slider/spinner money wallet (my first go at a moving part!).  The alphabet stamps are Studio G and the football is from Hobbycraft.

I used a lovely Lili of the Valley die cut for my card and mounted it over some handmade Bargello background.

I have used the image "Noah's Ark" from The Stamping Boutique. The white cardstock is Recollections and the image is coloured with Crayola Pencils. All the rest of the paper is CTMH. The ribbon is Offray and the pin is from my stash.

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  1. o my! what super fun cards! definitely kept me smiling throughout the post! we at TSB are so thrilled to be sponsoring. what a delight!!!!

  2. Fab cards from the DT hope to join in again this time :)

  3. Hi - I've added a link but it said it would only be accepted after the moderator has viewed it? Michelle x

  4. my son's bday is this month so I should get to enter this one! thanks for the inspiration!

  5. I like to join your challenge, but I can not put my Link on In Link, dear DT Member would you mind to help me? Here is my Link to my Card : http://creativewithmonika.blogspot.de/2014/02/a-valentine-card-for-my-dear-hubby.html

  6. I came to join in after seeing Suze's stunning slider card! What a lot of inspiration! Vicky x

  7. Hello,
    I wanted to subscribe my card, but it do not appear .... : (

    1. Because you have to wait for me to moderate your entry. I am off to do that now and as soon as I have done so, it will appear on the blog. It does say three times in the actual post


      Lin x


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