Monday, 22 November 2010

Cards for Men Challenge - No. 24

I think I'll just manage to get this published on the right day, even though it's very late.  This is my DT card for the latest challenge over on Cards for Men where the theme is Christmas.

I'm currently very busy with stuff at home and needed a quick make for this challenge.  I already had the decoupage panel made up from a while back so with  a few layers and backgrounds, a card quickly appeared.  There's a lot to be said about making toppers in advance when you have the time and patience.

The image, background and sentiment are all Joanna Sheen's House Mouse and I have some available for sale on my other blog.  The decoupage sheets are detailed and take a while to cut out, but I actually found it quite relaxing, once I'd got the hang of my craft knife.  It very quickly becomes like a pen.   The other thing I found with these products, which are quite new to me, was the quality of the backing papers.  They are a good heavy weight and they ooze quality.

Friday, 12 November 2010

Teddy Calendar

Here's my boy version of the calendars I'm making for the Christmas Fayre in School.  The papers and embellishments are from the Dovecraft masculine range which I think is now discontinued.  The image is a stamp from Personal Impressions and I really loved how it turned out.  This was my first attempt with a limited number of promarkers and I don't think I did too bad.

I got a couple more sets of promarkers the other day and now have some duplicates which I will list on my other blog (£1 each) if anyone's interested.

I've nearly finished my calendars which is great because there's still two weeks to go.  I'm normally last minute for everything, lol.

Monday, 8 November 2010

Cards for Men Challenge - No. 23

Here's my card for the DT over at Cards for Men. Another Christmas card!  I actually coloured this image 5 times and deliberately kept it simple so that I could duplicate it for my general cards.

The image is Robin from Hope Jacare who is the wonderful sponsor of our challenge.  For full details of the challenge, the prize and how to get this image for free hop over to the main blog and check it all out.  You'll also find lots of wonderful inspiration from the rest of the Design Team.

I've coloured the image using prismacolours and blended with sansador.  The snowflakes are cut from a Marrianne D snowflake and the sentiment is a stamp from Dovecraft.

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Polkadoodles - Quick & Easy
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Winter Snowflakes
Crazy for Challenges - Square Cards
City Crafter Challenge - Get your digi on
One Stitch at a Time - Winter Wonderland
The Stampman Challenge - Christmas
Top-Tip Tuesday - Christmas