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All About Boys

It’s challenge time again at AiFactory, and as part of the design team, I love even more so, to participate in their challenges! This week is ALL ABOUT THE BOYS!! Masculine cards are always lacking in our stashes, so what better way to rectify that than have a masculine card challenge!! Here are the details you need to know to participate in our fun challenges!!

http://aivault.com/store is where you can find our images, I hope you like it!  I love it!! Our challenge blog can be found here:  http://www.aifactorychallenges.blogspot.com/ please join us, and play along to win this week’s image and upload your entries. It is not a requirement to use our AI Factory images, but we do love it when you do… we have a great variety of images for free! That’s right FREE! >> http://aivault.com/store/category/freebies.html!! You have til September 22nd to create!!

If you are posting your creation in an online factory, be it AiF, PCP, SCS etc…

“you have until 10pm EST on Wednesday September 22nd, to upload your project to our challenge blog” to win!

Make sure you check out the other DT blogs to see all the great creations for this week’s challenge!

Here are the details of my card : first I used an AiFactory Digistamp, the pirate, which you could WIN! I coloured him up with my spica pens, and copics…so fun! He is so freaking adorable! I love him!! Then I cut a circle out around him, and traced the circle in gold (come on, he’s a pirate!)…I embossed my gold paper (that I thought looked like gold coins) and adhered to my card base. Then I used DCWV All About Boys stack, for my pirate word backdrop. I adhered Mr Pirate to my card, and then using the Stampin Up word window punch, punched out the words SCURVY PIRATE! Totally fitting hey! Anyhoo, here is my card!!!

Two for Tuesday! In one card!

http://artfulinkables.blogspot.com has a recipe challenge, 3 buttons, 2 pieces of ribbon, and a circle!

http://colourq.blogspot.com has a colour challenge of kiwi kiss, groovy guava, kraft, basic black and vanilla.

So what did I do with those two challenges? I combined them!! I first took my magnolia image, and picked out copic markers really close to kiwi kiss, and groovy guava.. I then set off colouring! I love to colour it really is so relaxing!! Then I used the negative image from a marquee I had cut out of Kraft cardstock, using Mothers Day 2010 Cricut Cartridge. I layered Vanilla paper behind the marquee, then green lace ribbon on the outer edges. I then stamped smile on kraft, in black and cut it out with the martha stewart scalloped circle. It was missing something, so I added a circle of bling! Then I used a black, guava and vanilla ribbon, and 3 green buttons. I think it meets all the goals of the 2 challenges!! Oh and I used my spica pens in the balloons for a bit of sparkle, and her boots are kraft with glitter! FUN!

I hope you enjoy this CCubed creation, it was so fun for me! And the colours were out of my norm, so definately a challenge!!