Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Cardz 4 Guyz: Washi Tape

Good morning.  This week's challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz is to use washi tape.  I have to say, washi tape is something I don't really tend to use in my card making, s I don't have much of it in my stash.  The tapes I had that were suitable for a male card were limited to Christmas colours, so I used it as an excuse to carry on trying to get ahead with my Christmas cards!

I used an image by Bugaboo Stamps, which I coloured with Prismacolour pencils.  I kept my card quite simple, layering onto red and white card.  I was clean out of ideas for using washi tape, so I reverted to Pinterest for a bit of inspiration.  I used the washi tape to make some bunting along the bottom of my card.  I drew in the string using a black pen, cut the washi tape into bunting shapes and stuck them on.  I think it looks quite effective.

I hope you can join in the fun this week at Cardz 4 Guyz.

Sian. xxx

Tuesday, 4 June 2019

Cardz 4 Guyz: Father's Day

Good morning.  Father's day is coming up, so that's the theme for this week's challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz.  I decided to make a card for my own dad for this challenge.  My dad's difficult to make anything for, so I decided to go for this image by Dr Digi showing a man relaxing with a cup of tea and a newspaper. 

I coloured him with Prismacolor pencils and layered my image onto patterned papers, adding just a few flatback pearls to look like rivets.

I hop you can join us this week at Cardz 4 Guyz.

Sian. xxx

Friday, 24 May 2019

The Alphabet Challenge: E is for Embossing Folders

Hello again.  It's time for a new challenge at the Alphabet Challenge.  This week we are up to the letter E, and E is for embossing folders.

As you can see, I've used two different embossing folders on my card.  I embossed some pink and white card then layered both pieces onto dome darker pink card.  I added some ribbon, some die cut flowers and some pearls, along with a printed sentiment.

I hope you can join us this week at the Alphabet Challenge.

Sian. xxx

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Cardz 4 Guyz: Beside the Seaside

Good morning!  It's time for a new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz, and this week's challenge theme is beside the seaside.

I used a digi stamp by Polkadoodles for my card, which I coloured with Prismacolor pencils.  I then layered my image onto patterned papers.

I hope you can join us this week at Cardz 4 Guyz.

Sian. xxx

Saturday, 18 May 2019

Crazy Cat

Good afternoon.  Today I am sharing a card I made for my partner Matt for his birthday.  This is an image by Bloobel Stamps, which I coloured with Prismacolor pencils.  I hop you like it!

I'm entering my card in the following challenges:

Crafty Friends Challenge Blog
2 Crafty Critter Crazies
Crafty Animals

Sian. xx



Tuesday, 7 May 2019

Cardz 4 Guyz: Man Cave

Good morning.  This week's challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz is "Man Cave".  Your card must feature something that men do in a shed.  I've chosen a DIY theme for my card.

The image I've used is a digi stamp by Lili of the Valley, and I've coloured it with Prismacolor pencils.

I coloured my image with Prismacolor pencils and layered it onto pattterned papers.  I added the sentiment on Kraft card ans some bronze coloured pearls to look like rivets.

I hope you can join us for this week's challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz.

Sian. xxx

Friday, 26 April 2019

The Alphabet Challenge: C is for CAS

Hi everyone!  It's challenge time again at the Alphabet Challenge.  This week we are on letter C and the theme is CAS (clean and simple). 

I've used a Gorjuss stamp by Santoro for my card (well, two stamps from a set, as the little cat at the bottom is separate).  I am a huge cat lover, and this stamp is one of my favourites.  I coloured her using Prismacolor pencils and just added a printed sentiment.

I hope you can join us this week at the Alphabet Challenge.

Sian. xx

Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Cardz 4 Guyz: Whatever the Weather

Good morning!  It's time for a new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz, and this week's challenge is Whatever the Weather.  I didn't have many weather things in my stash that were suitable for a male card, so I decided to go with snow (even though it's April!)  It gives me a chance to carry on trying to get a head start with my Christmas cards anyway.

The image I've used is from Digi Stamp Boutique and I've coloured it with Prismacolor pencils.   I layered my image onto patterned papers and added some wooden snowflakes.

I hope you can join us this week at Cardz 4 Guyz.

Sian. xx

Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Cardz 4 Guyz: Fun and Games

Good morning.  Today it's my turn to choose the challenge theme at Cardz 4 Guyz.  I've chosen the theme of Fun and Games.  Your card can feature any game or sport.

I've done something a bit different from my usual style for this one.  The chess pieces are die cuts.  I've had the dies for ages and only just got around to using them.  For the chess board I started with a black background, carefully measured it and cut the white squares to size and stuck them on, then stuck on the die cuts, which I've tried to keep quite random.  The sentiment is layered and raised on foam pads.

I hope you can join us this week at Cardz 4 Guyz.

Sian.

Friday, 29 March 2019

The Alphabet Challenge: A is for Animals

Hi everyone!  It's time for a new challenge at The Alphabet Challenge.  We're starting back at letter A this week, and A is for Animals.  Since it's so close to Mother's Day, I decided to kill two birds with one stone and make a card for my mum.

My image is a beautiful digi stamp by Di's Digi Stamps, and I've coloured it with Prismacolor pencils.  I thought this was a lovely springlike image with the bird singing and the bee. 

I layered my image onto patterned papers and added some paper and fabric flowers.

I hope you can join in the fun this week at The Alphabet Challenge.

Sian.

Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Cardz 4 Guyz: Get Messy

Hello again.  This morning there's a new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz.  This week's theme is Get Messy - create your own messy background using paints, inks, stamping or pretty much anything else you can think of.

I created my background using a Gelli Plate and acrylic paints.  For anyone who hasn't used a Gelli Plate or similar, it's very easy to do and a lot of messy fun.  You apply acrylic paints to the gel plate using a brayer and the press various textured items into the plate to take off soe of the paint.  As you apply the acrylic paint thinly it dired quickly and you can apply multiple layers.  I think I did two layers on this one, but I tend to just keep applying more layers until I have a look I'm happy with.

The image I've used on my card is by Dr Digi, and I coloured him with Prismacolor pencils.  The sentiment is from a Tim Holtz ideaology booklet. 

I hope you can join us this week at Cardz 4 Guyz.

Sian.

Friday, 15 March 2019

Funky Cats

Good morning.  A 'just for fun' card from me today.  I made this one using a stamp by Indigo Blu and a die cut cat.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and added a bit of white gel pen.  I love the sentiment at the bottom, which is from a Tim Holtz Ideaology pad.

Sian. xx

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Cardz 4 Guyz: To Die For

Good morning.  Today's challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz is to create something using die cuts.  I've had this castle die for ages and hadn't got around to using it, so I thought this was a good opportunity. 

I layered my die cut image onto one of the Enchanted Forest papers by Crafter's Companion, which I think looks really effective.  Then I used more of the papers for the rest of the card.  I added a "Happy Birthday" sentiment and then added some die cut leaves at the Corners. 

I hope you can join us this week at Cardz 4 Guyz.

Sian. xx 

Friday, 1 March 2019

The Alphabet Challenge - Y is for Yarn (or string or twine)

Good morning.  It's time for a new Alphabet Challenge.  This week's letter is Y, which is for Yarn (although you can also use string or twine if you would prefer).

I used yarn flowers on my card.  I used a tutorial which I found on Pinterest to make these, and adapted it a bit because I like to do things my way!

I used an image by Di's Digistamps for my card, which I coloured with Polychromos pencils.  I layered the image onto patterned papers and then added my yarn flowers.

I hope you can join in the fun at this week's Alphabet Challenge.

Sian..  xxx

Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Cardz 4 Guyz - CAS

Hello again.  This week's challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz is CAS.  I've used this great lighthouse stamp by Stamposaurus, which I coloured with Polychromos pencils.  I layered onto navy blue card and added a stamped sentiment.

I hope you can join us this week at Cardz 4 Guyz.

Sian. xx

Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Starting Early

Hi everyone.  I've started early (VERY early) with my Christmas cards this year.  This one was made using an Image by Power Poppy which was one of the Kit and Clowder pencil classes.  I coloured it using Prismacolor pencils.

I cut around my image then layered it onto patterned papers.  I added a wooden embellishment, the Happy Christmas sentiment and some red gems.

I would like to enter my card in the Sparkles Christmas Challenge.

I hope you like it!

Sian. xxx

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Cardz 4 Guyz - Wild Animals

Good morning!  It's time for a new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz, and this week's theme is wild animals.  I took the opportunity to use one of my favourite stamps.  I love this gorilla stamp but I've had it for a very long time and can't remember who it's made by.

I stamped two gorillas and coloured them with Prismacolor pencils.   I layered them onto patterned papers and added some die cut leaves. 

I hope you can join us this week at Cardz 4 Guyz.

Sian.  xx

Friday, 1 February 2019

The Alphabet Challenge - W is for Wings

Good morning.  The letter for this week's Alphabet Challenge is W, and theme that has been chosen is Wings.

I decided to use two of my Tim Holtz Crazy Birds stamps for this one.  I coloured them with Promarkers.  I don't use my Promarkers much any more since they stopped making the ultra fine nibs.  I love my pencils too much too, I think.

I created the background using a Gelli Plate.  This was one of my Christmas presents and is a lot of fun.  You will probably see a lote more Gelli Plate backgrounds on my blog in the not too distant future!

I hope you can join in this week's Alphabet Challenge.

Sian. xxx