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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!!!


2 for 1





http://www.2sketches4you.blogspot.com/ combined with http://offthewallcraftiness.blogspot.com/2010/07/otwc-challenge-14.html  for my first card of the day. I searched and searched for some pattern paper in either navy or fuschia. Me, a pink lover, didn’t have any fuschia that struck my fancy…so I decided to create my own patterned paper. I found a square of KI Memories daisy doodle in my scrap bin, and coloured the flowers in with my fuschia copics.. woohoo for being creative today! Then I used a piece of navy cardstock from DCWV latte matte stack, and then layered on my stamped deer, from Technique Tuesdays OH DEER set. I coloured her with my copics too, and added some stickles to her spots. Then I added some gems on either side of the mounted image to mimic the sketch! I stamped “Stop and smell the flowers” as I thought it was applicable, due to the background being flowers! Thanks for stopping in and seeing this C-Cubed Creation 🙂 Please, feedback is always welcome!! PS the sketch I used by Kazan is in the previous post, along with Kelly Jo’s inspiration for colour! Thanks

new scrapbook pages!

I got on a roll scrapbooking the other day, and here are a few pages I came up with!

colour challenge – new scrapbook page!




http://www.kjsstamppad.blogspot.com has a challenge of brown, green and white! I decided rather than making a card, I would do some scrapbooking! I haven’t done a new page in a while, so figured this was the perfect opportunity! I started with a brown piece of bazzill in java. I then set to work on my layout. I had a picture I wanted to use, of my son in the national park across from my parents house. So, the earthy elements of this colour challenge were right up my alley. I cut OUTSIDE and NATURE using Graphically Speaking Cricut cartridge, in white. I then used Doodlecharms Cricut cartridge, and cut the tree, on border function, 3 times in 3 different sizes, in 3 different greens! I added a strip of embossed leaves white card, which I distressed with 3 different green inks, and journalled in the open space in white. I added some stickles on my trees, and viola! A new layout of my son! I hope you enjoy the layout!

V is for Vintage

http://www.abc-challenge.blogspot.com has a V for Vintage challenge.. I am not one that normally does vintage..so please be nice!! LOL!! 🙂 *Grin*.. I did actually have fun doing this challenge tho! I think it has a nice vintage feel to it! Ok so details on my card.. here goes! I started with a kraft coloured card base, then went in search of vintage papers! (I have more paper than I do anything else in my room…lol so there was bound to be a few sheets of something vintage!) I came across DCWV new Mariposa stack and thought these butterflies appeared quite vintage. So I cut a piece (eeks, I hate cutting into a new paper pack and using it! Dont you? 😉 ) to fit almost entirely over my card front, leaving about half a centimeter of kraft poking thru. Then I found a scrap of turquoise that matched some of the butterflies, edged it with my martha stewart scalloped punch, and adhered it to my card. I then added some “vintage” (thrift store) lace in a kraft type colour. Then I had a gorgeous glittery prima in a rich orange, and a pretty brown flower gem to accent the card. Now I didn’t know I even had this butterfly stamp til I was rooting thru my drawers trying to find a different butterfly, but she is sure perfect. I coloured her with copics, and accented with gold stickles to go with the paper’s gold glitter accents. Then I used a stampin up punch, and short and sweet, and adhered those to my card as well! It looks vintage to me! Let me know if I can attempt this again, as I’m not sure if it’s good or bad! 🙂 Thanks for the feedback, it means a lot to me as a crafter and a person!

C-Cubed 🙂

Colour Q~ :)

http://colourq.blogspot.com , Colour Q challenge today is bermuda bay, kiwi kiss, summer sun, soft suede and white. Since I didn’t have any of these colours, I raided my stash to find “like” colours. I took a 12×6 piece of what looked like summer sun, folded in half to make a 6×6 card base. Then I cut a piece of turquoise (aka bermuda bay!) and cut it in a nice square..I edged the square with my EK Success pinking hearts punch. Then I took my scrap piece of brown (looked like soft suede to me!) and adhered that, and a half circle in what appears to be kiwi kiss (but its really just a green scrap! LOL) to the bottom. I used my oval stampin up punch, and punched an oval out, and put my sentiment on it from Stampin ups sale-a-brations Whimsical words, in whisper white. Then I found the cutest magnolia stamp to use! I coloured her with some greens, and some turquoises. I stickled the cake, and her socks! Finally I finished off the card with a yellow prima, and a bright “Summer sun” button! 🙂 It does look like the summer sun outside to me, big bright and yellow!

Colour Chef

http://www.kjsstamppad.blogspot.com/ Color Chef Challenge #51 Bamboo (tan), tulip (light red), black!

Here is what I came up with..rather simple but fun! I stamped my hippo (from Paper works Co.) in memento black, on a tan scallopped circle, and coloured her in with R29, and R27 in my copic collection…I then thought she needed something, so I added nail polish to her toes by way of Star dust Stickles! Then I found some ribbon scraps that were too pretty to toss, and made them criss cross on my card. I distressed my scallopped circle in Ruby Red by stampin up, and my sentiment is from the sale-abration event, Whimsical Words! It is a simple yet cute card I think! What do you  think? 🙂