Sunday, June 7, 2009

C.R.A.F.T. & Creative Inspirations Challenges

Well, I was pleasantly surprised at the Artstamps for Scotland Exhibition. Last year was a dead loss but this year was a dramatic improvement. There wasn't an awful lot we hadn't seen before but it's nice to actually see things before you buy them and it makes a change to buying things off the internet all the time. Mind you, I don't think you can beat Once Upon A Stamp for Nesties. We get all ours from them. No p & p costs either - I ordered new ones on Wednesday and they came on Saturday which isn't bad considering I ordered one unmounted stamp from another very well known stamp company at the same time and paid £1.95 p & p (for one very small stamp!) and both packages were delivered at exactly the same time.

I had to make a boy's card this week for my nephew's birthday. This was a double challenge for me since I don't have a happy time with male cards and it was the wrong shape into the bargain. I got this image from Kerry's blog. She does really different stuff and she has some great images which she doesn't mind you downloading, providing you link back to her blog. Thanks, Kerry. I think this guy's dead cool (check out his legs!). Our Kim used him for a card before and I was dying to try him out. The challenges I'm entering are both to use blue and brown which I thought was good for male cards and I've had this little scrap of striped paper for about 6 or 7 years (no kidding, that's how mean I am - I don't chuck anything out!)) so away I went. I coloured it with my Promarkers. I'm trying to get plenty of practice in because I love using the pens but I'm not that experienced with them yet. I'm a bit annoyed with myself because I've missed the Passion for Promarkers Challenge this week, but I'm in plenty of time for the new one. I'm entering this card for the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge which I've entered before (blue and brown male card) and the Creative Inspirations Challenge (brown and blue) which is a new one for me.

Card Recipe:
Image: Digi Download from Kerry
I'm sorry I've had the paper so long, I've no idea what make it is.
The cardstock is Coredinations: Brown and 2 shades of blue
Message: Computer Generated - "Hey Dude - Have a Super Cool Birthday"
Musical Notes: Made with Cuttlebug with gold mirri card
Promarkers and white gel pen
Fiskars Threading Water Punch
Deckle Edged Scissors
Woodware Corner Rounder Punch


Hope you like it.



coldwaters2 said...

What a fab cool dude card lol. That image is fab and so different you have done a wonderful job with this one Lynne.

Lorraine x

Trimgym said...

Lovely cards. Thank you for joining C.R.A.F.T. Challenge this week and good luck.



Saskia said...

Thanks for joining us at CRAFT-challenge with this beautiful card!! Good luck!

Sweet greetings,
Saskia :)

helen said...

lynne he's going to love this its fab
helen x

Peggy said...

Lovely card !!!

Thanks for joining us at CRAFT Challenge !!!

Good luck,


Julie said...

A fantastic card. Thanks for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. Challenge this week.
Julie x

Lynne said...

Cool card Mum! Might just do you a wee image swap, lol!

Suzanne x

Queenie said...

Fab card,cool dude image!!!
Thanks for joining us over at Creative inspirations and good luck

jude said...

Cute card thanks for playing along with the colour combo challenge at creative inspirations .
good luck judex

LOUISE said...

Great card Lynne, love the image. Thanks for joining us on Creative Inspirations Challenge. Louise x

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