Cards - Birthday, Cards - General, Cards Masculine

Nailed It!

I love so many of the sets in this new Occasions Catalogue but of course like everyone else I dont have an endless budget so I looked to fill gaps in my collection instead. The biggest gap, and I think it is for many of us, is stamp sets for Masculine cards so I chose this one. Nailed It


How cute… um I mean MANLY is that. I love the little faces so you can change it up for a small man child or a humorous card. I had a special order for Birthday invites (which I cant share right now) and used a simple sketch which I thought would really suit these set so here it is. I love how the background of screws came out and the colours are great!


Check out Nailed it on page 48 of the Occasions Catalogue. The sentiment is from another new set called Love Sparkles which is on page 53.  You can see the catalogue online HERE or ask me for a paper copy.

Just in case you missed out on any of the goodies from the Holidays Catalogue some of the products have “Carried Over” and are still available for purchase.

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Cards - Birthday, Cards - General, Cards Masculine, Challenges

Guess who got new stamps! TSOT #143

ME! I took advantage of the special last week and got Gorgeous Grunge and A Dozen Thoughts and earned Wetlands as well. Yippee!

The smell of new rubber was in the air last night as the Try Stamping on Tuesday Challenge pooped up in my Inbox and so I whipped out Wetlands and Gorgeous Grunge to make this card

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So glad I got this set the birds are FAB and the greetings are such a nice font too. The white markings on the bird are done with the White Stampin’ Chalk Marker in the Holiday Catalogue on page 20. I discovered that you can add colour over it with markers just like the Whitewash technique I showed a few months ago

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Cards - General, Cards - Get Well and Sympathy, Challenges

Boo Boos DD77

My poor Dad took a tumble off a ladder yesterday and did himself some damage so to cheer him up a little I made him this card

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Being that Im not very bright at the time of day I was making this (anytime before lunchtime really)  I needed a little help so I took a wander through my “Inspiration files” and found a couple of cards that fired off an idea and then grabbed the Dynamic Duo colour challenge for this week which happened to be Real Red and Bermuda Bay.  I had to substitute Coastal Cabana which is a bit lighter but still looks awesome

Cards - Birthday, Cards - General, Cards Masculine

Grungy? Vintage? Boy Birthday

Not really sure what style this is but somewhere between grungy and Vintage style with funky colours I think?? Anyway it is the birthday card I made for nephew who is about to turn 10. I was under the wire because my Mum was all but standing over me waiting to pop it in the post for me but I really like the way it came out. Sometimes those are the best cards because you don’t have time to second guess what you are doing, you just make it work!

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Cards Fancy Folds, Cards Masculine, My Digital Studio, Two Cards One Sketch

Another MDS Springfold for the bloke in your life

I meant to get this posted yesterday but you know how life keeps getting in the way!! Anyway here is a card made with the same base as the Frog Spring fold I showed you a couple of days ago. I added a matted MDS’d image to the front of this one and used the new Honeycomb Embossing Folder ( seasonal catalogue). The card base is made using the Cored’inations Early Espresso cardstock which I sanded off after embossing. Love that!

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 Now lets take a closer look at the image, it is from the Digital Brush set called Adventure Awaits. i used a special function in My Digital Studio called
P1010786 (640x550)  The great thing about this set is that its a Digital Exclusive  so its not available in rubber.


Adventure Awaits Stamp Brush Set – Digital Download 129871
Price: $5.50
This download was added on 4/10/2012

Download includes:
* 6-piece stamp brush set
* 1 6-1/4″ x 8-1/4″ journal front and back cover designer template



Cards - General, Cards Masculine, Technique

Brick wall man

Finally got to make a card today after a long dry patch. I should be in bed sound asleep but here I am blogging for you lovely people this simple card.

P1010387 (480x640) Earlier in the week while surfing (and not working ,doing housework OR crafting) I came across an awesome patchwork quilt and cushion someone had made from using squares to form cross patterns. Loved it! and I kept thinking how I could incorporate that into a card until today when I was once again surfing instead of working I came across the Technique Tuesday blog with this months tutorial on Brick Wall cards. Ok so my bricks are square not long but I think it works then I floated past the Seize the Birthday Challenge and grabbed their sketch. Then in  a flurry of cardstock, trimmers and adhesive this card was born. Each square is 1 cm and I have used Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo, Cajun Craze, Basic Grey and Certainly Celery for them. The sentiment is an old retired SAB set.