Tuesday, 30 August 2011

G is for "Gone Fishing"

Hi and welcome, hope you all had a great day, work was busy as usual and when I got home both John  and Emma were off out for the night - so no cardus interruptus tonight!!

My card tonight it is for this weeks Cards for Men Challenge.

Challenge 18 - G is for ....

                            G is for "Gone Fishing"

Base card is SU Crumb Cake
Blue & Green Card is also SU from a mixed pack so unsure of colour
Image stamped in SU Basic Black onto SU Whisper White & coloured with Marvy Markers, I then distressed the edges and sponged in SU Old Olive.
Clear Stamp from Sullivans Int. pack 45810
I decided to go with just the funky Happy as the card can then be used for a Birthday, Father's Day or just because!

Monday, 29 August 2011

Just For You

Thanks for stopping by, tonight's post is for this weeks LIM Challenge - a combination challenge as set out below.

This week we are back to Sketch or Recipe
We have chosen a Recipe this time
Take 3 Challenges

We want you to choose 3 from any of our previous 29 and combine them in your design.
There is a list of our previous challenges under the tab heading at the top of our blog and you can also see the previous sketches under a separate tab.
Please state which 3 you have chosen.
NB There is no need to adhere to the One Layer if that is on the week you choose.
You may wish to go for your favourites or maybe your least...acetate springs to mind!
Most of all, be creative, have fun, remember our white space and the all important
"Less is More"

I have chosen these three Challenges:

Week 2 Flower or Tree
Week 15 Embossing
Week 18 Butterflies
my card also fits:
Week 18 Monochrome
Week 22 Shades of Blue
Week 28 Use Ink
Week 29 Things that Move

Inks: Versa Mark Atlantic & Sky Blue
E/Folder: Craft Concepts - Dandelion Whisper
Stamps: SU Live Your Dream - Butterfly
SU Sweet Little Sentiments

Sunday, 28 August 2011

Sunday at Shirley's

Thanks for dropping by,  another gorgeous day here in Adelaide, yesterday at Middleton we got to see six whales frolicking in the water and while we had lunch at The Flying Fish Cafe at Port Elliot there were children in the water swimming - and it's still winter!!!! Hubby John arrived home from Manila this morning, he'd finished his work so managed to get an earlier flight home, so I picked him up, put his washing on and went off to Shirley's for our craft workshop with Sandy.-  her hubby Adrian is also home from work interstate at the moment - so we felt a teeny bit guilty heading off (only a teeny tiny bit!!). Doug was off gallivanting around the suburbs in his gopher when we got there - getting out while the sun shines - he's certainly looking good these days.

These are the cards we made today - if you would like to check out Shirley - Anne's blog for some of these and other inspirational ideas please follow the link here.

Card 1:

Card 2:

Card 3:

Friday, 26 August 2011

For You

Thanks for visiting if you like what you see or have any helpful ideas please leave a comment - if your link is there I will come and visit you too.

I have had a craft free week this week, I was away last weekend for some R&R with some girl friends - we had a lovely relaxing time, visiting markets, shops etc at Victor Harbor and Port Elliot and went out for dinner as well. Then it was back to work and catching up with the washing and helping Emma get ready for a Quiz Night she was helping with. There was only Sandy and I for craft yesterday so we decided to be totally decadent and went to the pictures instead! We saw Horrible Bosses and had a good laugh!

Tomorrow Emma and I are off to Port Elliot to visit John's parents as she needs to take some photos for her Uni Project, hopefully we will also get to see some whales - there were apparently 6 down there today, and on Sunday Sandy and I are off to Shirley's for a crafting fix (for me anyhow)!

Have a great weekend everyone.

Today's card is for this weeks Come and Get it Challenge.


Let's Get Sketchy This Week...

HAPPY SUNDAY!  This week our challenge is a Clean and Simple Sketch~
There are so many possibilities with this sketch, and we are SO ANXIOUS to see what you all do with it! Below are the Design Team's takes on this sketch. Remember you can fllip it any way you wish as long as the oringinal sketch is still obvious.
We hope you will all join us~

Card, DSP and pearls from Stock
SU Punches
Sentiment SU- Teeny Tiny Sentiments

Friday, 19 August 2011

In The Pink

Thanks for stopping by, beautiful day here in Adelaide, I am going off with some girlfriends for the weekend - so all's looking good!  I've packed the essentials - nibbles, chocolate, gin & tonic ,a bottle of wine and a new book to read! Today's card is for this fortnights Lollipop Ladies Challenge.

Challenge #27 - Embossed Cupcake

Good Morning and welcome to the newest challenge here at The Lollipop Ladies, where we aim to delight with sweetly inspired themes for your craft creations!

This time we want you to be inspired by this delectable
Embossed Cupcake:

and of course the EXTRA challenge has to be to add some 
Dry Embossing!

Card and stickers from stock
Cuttle Bug E/F Floral Fantasy
Su Stamp from Crazy for Cupcakes

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Biker Birthday

Thanks for stopping by, busy morning as I had to get the housework, shopping and ironing done before craft as I am going away on a girls weekend to Victor Harbor while the boys go golfing in Renmark - good split me thinks! There were six of us today so lots of chatter and some lovely Danish Pastries that Sandy bought for afternoon tea - spoilt rotten! Thanks to Sandy for suggesting these challenges - I was feeling a bit lost on what to do today so she suggested I checked them out, I've had the stamp for a little while now and hadn't used it yet - so it was an ideal opportunity to try it out.

Today's post is for two challenges - Red Back & White for the Come and Get it Color Challenge.

And for Cards for Men Challenge - Anything Goes

Challenge 17 - Anything Goes

We are ready for another challenge here at Cards for Men, and this time we have a really fun one for you:
(but remember, the card/project has to be for a boy/man) 

Card & DSP from stock.
SU Motorcycle Stamp - in SU Basic Black
Photo Edge Punch from SU

Sunday, 14 August 2011

For You

Second post for today, this card is for my entry into this weeks LIM Challenge.

The special feature we would like to see this week is for you to 
** This does include ink pads **
...hopefully in a way you haven't tried before.... or using a favourite technique.
If you can avoid using the computer this week, that would be great, but we wouldn't want to to miss a week if the computer is your only method of card making.

Inks Used:
SU Old Olive
SU Basic Black
SU Real Red
SU Chocolate Chip
Base Card: SU Glossy White
Stamp: Kaisercraft Mini Stamp: Bunch
Sentiment: SU Asian Artistry

I stamped image onto card base, then took ink off stamp pad lids with my blender pen to colour in leaves and tree trunk, I used blender pen directly onto stamp pad for the hearts as I wanted a deeper colour. Then I stamped the sentiment underneath.

Sunday at Shirley's

Welcome and thanks for calling in, a beautiful day here in Adelaide, towels and sheets are drying on the line instead of the clothes dryer for a change. Also I forgot to say my heater finally has been fixed and the house is warm once more! Today Sandy and I went to our workshop at Shirley's, Doug went off for a ride on his gopher whilst we reeked mayhem at the dining room table! Michelle rang while we were there  - she's coming to SA with the family for a visit so that will be special - maybe we'll get to meet! We made three lovely cards today and if you would like to check out Shirley's blog for inspiration please do so here.


Card 2:

Card 3:

Saturday, 13 August 2011

Little Boy Blue

Thanks for dropping by, today's post is a card I made after a demonstration night at Amelia's Crafts, the card was designed by Rhonda using a Le Suh 3D Image Sheet. All the papers, stickers and card are from Amelia's. I was so happy with the final card, I thought I'd share it with you, also on the sheet is a little girl in the garden which is also absolutely gorgeous. All my family are coming for dinner tonight as we are saying farewell to my parents who are off to England for 6 weeks (John's parents arrived back this week!) and celebrating a few birthdays as well! We also have a couple of Emma's friends staying with us from Victoria for a couple of days - so our house is rather busy!

Wednesday, 10 August 2011


Still freezing here in Adelaide, the heater repairman finally arrived yesterday and had been up in the roof all of five minutes when our area suffered an electricity blackout so he couldn't do the job! Now he's not sure if he can get back this week - don't you love them - not! Emma and I have been baking for her Uni Bake sale tonight, we've made Oat & Raisin Cookies, Chocolate Mud Cakes, Berry Frangipane Tarts and Jelly Cakes, and now before I fall into bed I thought I'd better get this post done.
This is my second entry into The Unstampabelles Wheels Challenge - using Spirelli this time.

Finally we have made it to Challenge #2 it is all about WHEELS.
The bonus Technique Theme is Spirelli, this is not a requirement but if you can add this to our main theme WHEELS you will get a bonus entry.
Video tutorial for Spirelli here.
Photo tutorial for Spirelli here.
No Stamps! This means no rubber stamps, no digital stamps, clipart or line art which includes pre-coloured versions.  This also includes sentiment stamps.  
Due to graphic technology any entry with a graphic image will be subject to the Design Teams discretion and we will contact you if feel the entry does not meet the ethos of our challenge blog.

Card is from stock
Punch from Stamping Up
Gold Cord  and sentiment sticker and corners from stock.
Image cut from Bella Paperz Nostalgia Sheet

Monday, 8 August 2011

Hole In One

Hi there, thanks for visiting, if you would like to leave a comment please do and leave your link as I would like to visit you too. Tonight's card is my entry for The Lollipop Ladies Biscotti Challenge. I'm on a roll with male cards - so here is another, I haven't added the sentiment yet as it could be for a birthday or father's day. Our house is still freezing - the technician promises tomorrow will be the day but I've heard this three times already - so I'll believe it when it happens - it's very hard cutting out when your fingers are freezing!

Challenge #26 - Biscotti!

Hello and Welcome to challenge 26! Have we got a tasty treat for you this fortnight... This time we want you to take your creative inspiration from that tasty nutty biscuit snack: Biscotti

and the added extra is to add some TEXTURE.

Card: Early Espresso & Crumb Cake from SU
Stamp: The Back Nine from SU
Ink: SU Chocolate Chip
Golf Bags have been stamped onto card base then restamped, cut out and 3d, edges of the card have been distressed, jute has been added for the added textural component, I was going to use a tee, but they were too thick.

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Set Sail

Well, the weather turned foul so we didn't go to Goolwa, instead I have spent the weekend making curtains for John's boat - all finished thank goodness! Last night we went out to dinner with friends in the Adelaide Hills and it was very wet and foggy when we left - not a nice drive home - especially with a snoring spouse in the passenger side!! I have managed to make a card for this weeks LIM Challenge as my country is Australia our colours are Red, White and Blue. As Father's Day is coming up, I've made a male card.

This week it's time for another colour challenge and for your delectation this week, we have decided to ask you make a card  using the 

Card from Stock
Stamp - Set Sail from SU stamped in SU Pacific Point, I stamped off the larger image first as I wanted it to be a bit paler.
Sentiment SU Teent Tiny Sentiments
Gold "Wave" sticker from stock

Friday, 5 August 2011

Skater Boy

Hi, thanks for dropping by, today's card is for this month's Unstampabelles Challenge, just a quick card as we are going to Goolwa for the weekend, so no card making and no Sunday afternoon at Shirley's! I've visited my mum for her birthday today and bought curtain fabric to sew some curtains for John's boat so card making might get a back seat for the next couple of weeks (we'll see!!). I have not used the Spirelli theme so no bonus entry, I might have to try that one for another entry later on.

No Stamps! This means no rubber stamps, no digital stamps, clipart or line art which includes pre-coloured versions.  This also includes sentiment stamps.  
Due to graphic technology any entry with a graphic image will be subject to the Design Teams discretion and we will contact you if feel the entry does not meet the ethos of our challenge blog.

We still want everyone to have fun but just felt like we had to be a little more detailed in this rule.

Now a fun new addition to our challenges.
From now on we will be adding a Technique Theme to each challenge.   This is not a requirement for an entry but if you can give us a creation with the Challenge theme and the Technique theme you will be entitled to a bonus entry.  The Challenge theme must always be part of your creations.


Finally we have made it to Challenge #2 it is all about WHEELS.
The bonus Technique Theme is Spirelli, this is not a requirement but if you can add this to our main theme WHEELS you will get a bonus entry.
Video tutorial for Spirelli here.
Photo tutorial for Spirelli here.

Card is from stock
Skater Boy stickers from Worldwide Stickers (Spotlight), I stuck it onto card, cut it out and 3d it.
Sentiment sticker from stock

Thursday, 4 August 2011

A Little Bit Older

What a wet, miserable day - but all the better to stay home and make cards, just Joyce and I at craft today, Sandy is away, Anne's little boy is sick - hope he gets better soon  and Kim & Sylvia had the painter in - needless to say we still managed to cover the table with all our stuff!! If you look carefully you'll spot the chocolate biscuits!

Today's card is for this weeks Less Is More Challenge

Ok, so we have our 'Lucky Dip' week as it's the fifth Saturday of July.
The challenge is 
We would like to see fruit on your cards or fruit colours...easy peasy 'lemon' squeezy!

White base card
Grape stamp - borrowed from Shirley I am unsure of its name.
Wine glass stamp from SU Cheers to You - I've made it red wine as it gets better with age!
Sentiment from SU Congrats

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