Thursday, October 30, 2014

A Little 'Aloha' to Brighten Your Day

Hi Everyone

I know it has been a long time since I lasted posted, but I have had a very busy few weeks - friends visiting from the UK and a trip to Hawaii, not to mention all the usual 'stuff'.  It is however good to get back to a little crafting, and I have even started to scrapbook again.

I am very excited to make this post today, as it is my first as a member of the DT for C Thru The Woods.  Charlene is the creator/artist behind those fabulous guy stamps that you see accompanying so many of the Prima doll stamps on various creations, I love the dolls, and it is great to have some guys to go with them, but also great to have these guys stand alone for masculine cards (finally!)

Here is my first card for C Thru The Woods, using Jeremiah.  If you take a look at this stamp you will see that he comes dressed in jeans and has a skateboard, but inspired by my recent trip to Hawaii I decided to change him up a bit.  Take a look...


All the paper I used is from an Echo Park 6x6 pad called 'Beach Boardwalk'.  I loved the colours of this paper, and it had kind of a 50's/60's feel to it - perfect for a surfer 'dude'.  I coloured the image with ProMarkers, paper pieced his shorts, and then cut the surfboard from a Silhouette file with my Cameo.  Here are a couple of close-ups.




I decorated the inside of the card, but left it blank so that I could add a sentiment later.


I just want to say a big thank you to Charlene for having me on her design team, I am so excited to create with these guys and see what she has in store for us all in the future.

All the guy stamps can be purchased from the C Thru The Woods Store, or check out the list of stores to see if there is a retailer near you.

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed my project.

Michelle

Thursday, September 25, 2014

'Always' (DTBST #248)

Hi Everyone

It's time for a new DTBST challenge over at Sassy Studio Designs.  The theme this week is 'Metalology' - add some metal to your project.

Here is a look at my card.


Here is a closer look at the metal elements I have used, these are all from my stash and I believe were originally purchased from J's.



The image I have used is called Smooches - I cut out the image by hand and coloured her with ProMarkers.  The background paper is by Authentique.



Thanks for stopping by today to check out my project.  As always I hope you will pop over to Sassy Studio Designs to check out the projects by the rest of the DT and join in with the challenge.

Michelle

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Hot Under The Collar Guys (Part 4)

Hi Everyone

Today I have my final 'hottie' design project for Terri over at A Scrap N Place - thanks Terri for having me.

So this guy takes us back to the early 80's, I was in my late teens in the movie theater drooling over this guy with my friends.


The background paper for this tag is from Authentique - I thought the map was just perfect for this adventurer.  Of course underneath his disguise he is really Michael the fourth guy stamp from C Thru The Woods, but that doesn't stop the ladies getting excited.



Until next time.

Michelle

Monday, September 22, 2014

'Beary Cute Couple' (LTC - Stampart by Kathryn)

Hi Everyone

Welcome to a new Love To Create challenge.  The theme for our challenge this week is to 'Fussy Cut Something' on your project -so excited for this as I love 'fussy cutting'.  Our sponsor for this week is Stamp Art Design By Kathryn.

Here is my card.


This image is called 'Christmas Smoochy Bears' aren't they adorable?  I coloured their fur with ProMarkers and then paper pieced their clothes.


The paper I used is from a 6x6 paper pack from Echo Park called 'Keepin' Cosy', the white trim to the hats and coats is made with Tulip puffy paint. Just added some ribbon, bells and a stamped sentiment.



Thanks for stopping by to check out my project, I hope you will join us for the challenge.

See you next time.

Michelle

Thursday, September 18, 2014

'Sweet Talk' (DTBST #247)

Hi Everyone

It's Thursday so time for a new DTBST challenge over at Sassy Studio Designs.  Our theme this week is to 'Add a Banner' to your project.


For this project I used the adorable 'Sweet Talk Sassy' - I cut her out by hand and coloured her with ProMarkers.  The background paper is from  SEI and is called 'Granny's Kitchen'.  I used more of the background paper and some alphabet stickers to make the 'sweet talk' banner.



I hope you will join us for this weeks challenge and a chance to win some of these sassy images for your very own.


Thanks for stopping by today - see you next time.

Michelle

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Hot Under The Collar Guys (Part 3)

Hi Everyone

Today I am designer over at A Scrap N Place - Terri, thank you as always!  I have another cute guy today, and if you are a Dr Who fan you're gonna love this one!


This is Andrew which was the very first guy stamp from C Thru The Woods.  I fussy cut the image, and paper pieced him with papers from my stash.  The Police Box (TARDIS) is a studio file (for the Silhouette Cameo) that I made, and is available by clicking on the tab 'Files to share' at the top of the blog.

Thanks for stopping by today.  See you next time.

Michelle

Monday, September 15, 2014

'Fortunate' (LTC - Stitchy Bear)

Hi Everyone

Time for a new challenge over at Love To Create, and this week we are being sponsored by Stitchy Bear Stamps.  Our theme this week is to 'Add Some Lines' - I have to admit I was rather scratching my head over this one for a different way of adding those lines.  This is what I came up with.


This image is called 'Geisha Girl' by Alipeeps.  I kept the colour scheme to blues and grey, and used strips of paper to add some lines to the background.


The sentiment stamp is from my stash, originally purchase I believe from M's and the background paper is from K & Company.


As always I hope you will join us for the challenge, we always enjoying looking through all your projects.  If you are looking for some inspiration check out the DT's projects over at LTC.

Thanks for stopping by, see you next time.

Michelle