Sunday, 9 December 2012

#42 Anything goes and Christmas Challenge

Morning all,
Time flies really fast and I haven't even started my christmas shopping yet! Thankyou to all who entered our challenge of Birthday's Only we had some great creations from you all. Now on to this weeks new challenge over at
#42 Anything Goes and Christmas
As everyone is probably very busy this time of year running around buying presants, working and partying too, we thought we would make our challenge to you a bit more stress free. So we would like to see any creation you have as long as it is for a man or boy. Here is my DT card. Also it's for my nephew 
The shaped background is a Go Kreate die which think sets a lovely frame then Kotie image clear stamp coloured with promarkers. The Holly vine flourish just sets it off. Hop over to HERE COME THE BOYS and enter to win a last minute pressie from us.


Monday, 26 November 2012

#41 Birthdays Only

Gosh i'm late!!!! So sorry i'm posting a day late because I have been busy making a birthday cake for my mums 70th, I haven't made her card yet!!. I had my card made and photographed but forgot to set it up on the blog.
Anyway we are starting another new challenge over at HERE COME THE BOYS.
# 41 Birthdays Only
I know time is running fast now up to christmas but if you still have some male birthdays or spare time why not hop over to our challenge blog and enter.
I used my trusted cuttlebug and embossing folder to create the background paper and sanded it back to highlight the script pattern. Next I stamped sitting Edwin onto some card stock and placed a star Nestability over the image and cut out all in one. I coloured Edwin and distressed the star, then punched a smaller star with a 2" woodware punch and punched 3 small stars. I added a Personal impressions sentiment and matted the two stars to match the background. I finished up with adding a little knotted ribbon to tie it all together!
I hope you like. 

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Hello peoples!
Christmas is coming and the goose is getting fat! He He He.....
Well another challenge has completed over at HERE COME THE BOYS and we had lots of wonderful entries. Thankyou to everyone who joined us. Now it's onto a very new challenge
#40 Favourite Film
Well I had to make one of my favourites 'Jack Frost' as a card, this is one of the most magical films that me and my family love to watch over christmas. Also this a great start to my cards for christmas. This reminds me of the bit of the film near the end where the snowman changes into the spirit of the boys Dad.....MAGICAL!!! and it brings a tear to my eyes. So go on...hop over to HERE COME THE BOYS and join sure you all have a fav film but remember it has to be for a man or boy!


Sunday, 28 October 2012

#39 Die Cuts and Punches

Hi, definately getting colder now isn't it!
Well thanks to everyone who entered our Edwin only challenge we had some great entries. Now it's time to start a new challenge over at HERE COME THE BOYS.
#39 Die Cuts and Punches
Well I pondered on what to do....we're sponsored this time by Bugaboo and of course we need to make a card for a man!
So I decided to use some punches as I haven't used these for a long time. The image is from Bugaboo and as you can see I got my trustied circle punches out and built a snowman. I blame this cold weather were having for inspiration!! Also I dug out a snowflake and Label punch too...the snowmans arms are snipped from a leaf punch! Why not join us and have a go yourself!! Remember to make the card for a male and to use Die cuts and or punches too!
I hope you like!


Sunday, 14 October 2012

#38 Edwin Only

Morning Campers!
Two weeks has come around again and so it's time for a new challenge over at HERE COME THE BOYS.
First I would just like to say thankyou to everyone that joined us for the last 'Monochrome' challenge....fantastic entries! well done to all who won.
Now on to this weeks challenge.....we are looking for cards/creations that have only an Edwin image on. So if you have any stamps with Edwin we would love for you to join us and make something for a man or boy and enter our challenge today!
This is my DT card for the challenge why not hop on over to HERE COME THE BOYS and see what the other girls have created to give you inspiration!
This Edwin was stamped out when I was crafting at my friends house, the trees were not part of the stamp so I masked off Edwin and stamped behind him. Then I coloured and cut out another tree and attached it with some foam pads. I just had to use a little Antique Linen to soften the edges. So go on and have go. I hope you like.

Sunday, 30 September 2012

#37 Monochrome

It's definately turning into autumn now......the days are getting colder!!
I would just like to say thanks to all who entered our challenge and well done to those who won and made the top 4/5.
So anyways... moving on.... the last fortnight has raced up on us again and over at HERE COME THE BOYS we are starting another new challenge which is
#37 Monochrome
Now for those who are not quite sure what (monochrome) is, quite simply all it means is (one colour) So for my DT card I decided to make mine all shades of Blue.
I used my promarkers for colouring my Mo Manning image as they have so many shades to choose from. Then just some simple matting and layering with different paper and card. Wht not have a go yourself but remember the card has to be intended for a man or boy!

Sunday, 16 September 2012

#36 Recipe

Morning All,
Well today is a lot cooler than last weekend and so I think the autumn weather is on it's way if this keeps up!!
Summer holidays are over for most and we can all settle back into our crafting chairs more easily ready for winter card making.
So with this in mind we at HERE COME THE BOYS are starting a new challenge
#36 Recipe
3 Papers, 2 Buttons/ Brads and 1 Image
Lots of scope for designing to your hearts content I hear you say! But don't forget our blog is intended to design for the Boys / Men in our life! So here is one I made earlier.
I have a family birthday coming up soon so I thought I'd better get the card done early. I found this fab Digi image in Mo Mannings Digital Pencil web shop. All I had to do is match up 3 papers and colour my image with promarkers. With that done I set to planning a lay out with matting and layering my background. Then added a couple of Brads. I hope you like my card and feel inspired to have a go and enter our challenge too. 


Sunday, 2 September 2012

# 35 Teddy Bears

Thanks to all who entered our sketch challenge we had some great cards. Now onto this fortnights new challenge...#35 Teddy Bears.
At Here Come The Boys we are being sponsored by Bugaboo a great Digi site and we were lucky enough to get to play with some of their images. Here is my DT card for this challenge.

Birthday Bear was coloured with promarkers and I used an oval punch for the balloons all matted up on a stepper card. Hop on over to Here come the Boys to see what wonderful creations the DT have made and have a go

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

#34 Sketch

Hi to everyone,
I am sooo sorry for posting this late it's unforgiveable really but I have just lost time somewhere!!....don't quite know where!..... Anyways
Thanks to all who entered our challenge over the last fortnight....there were some fantastic creations it was hard to choose a winner!!! Now on to the new fortnights challege over at HERE COME THE BOYS.

So this my interpretation of this great little sketch the DT had to design. I always seem to steer away from using striped paper because I sometimes loose the design...but I think this time it worked ok! i actually got out my cuttlebug embossing folders for the stars piece! And of course I had to use a Lily of the Valley stamp coloured with Promarkers. The sentiment is a digi image from Sentiments 4 You

I hope you like and hop over to see what the rest of the DT have come up with!! while your there don't forget to have a go your might win a prize!

Sunday, 5 August 2012

#33 Boys Toys

Morning Blogland!
Well we are into the school holidays now and I expect lots of families are out and about if not already away. So some of you are probably struggling to get a minute to make cards or even enter a blog challenge!! Well thankyou to all who managed to enter our Jungle challenge over at HERE COME THE BOYS last fortnight, some lovely cards!
On to this weeks new challenge we are asking for one of your wonderful creations for a Man/ Boy with a theme of Boys Toys. This could be men with power tools, golf clubs, cars, they love their toys or little boys and the contents of their toy boxes! loads of inspiration can be found from the DT girls over on the blog. Here is my card. 

 # 33 Boys Toys

I found this brilliant image on Mo's Digital Pencil " ELI" it reminds me of when my boys were little and we took them on holiday with lots of their toys...... but they just loved the cardboard boxes we got from shopping....they played in them for days!! How Cheap is that!!! lol. Anyway I used my promarkers to colour and a little Antique linen distress ink to soften edges while matting and layering with some kraft card and DP. I added 3 little card candy dots to complete. I hope you like and hop over to HERE COME THE BOYS and enter a card for your self. Good luck!
Hugs Di

Sunday, 22 July 2012

#32 Jungle Theme

Hey everyone,
I had some bad luck this week with my broadband......all went down cos someone cut the line up the street. But now i'm back.....HOORAH!!!!! Thank goodness!!! I'm lost without my computer!!!
Anyway moving on.....So thanks to all who entered our last challenge over at HERE COME THE BOYS. Now we have a new challenge starting today and it is a Jungle theme, we would love for you to make a wonderful card for a boy or man using anything to do with the jungle! This is my card for the DT check out the rest of the girls brilliant cards.

#32 Jungle Theme

I used Basic Grey DP for the background and a really cute Mo Manning Elephant coloured with Pro markers. The monkey and leaves are dies from Cuttlebug. Hop on over to HERE COME THE BOYS and join in the fun, I hope you like my card.

Sunday, 8 July 2012

#31 Tag On a Card

Morning everyone!!!
Well we seem to have missed the worst of the rain in my little corner of Essex! a good thing too because on Friday the Olympic Torch was being brought through our town. I didn't see much as there were huge crowds lining the streets and I was supposed to be working!!! Ooops!
Anyways.. on to this fortnights challenge over at HERE COME THE BOYS 
thanks to all who entered the last one and congrats to the this week we have 
#31 Tag on a card

We are looking for your lovely creations using Tags!! Remember the theme also has to be for a man or boy.
I made my own tags but there are lots of cutting dies out on the market. My image is one of the Mikey designs from Charmed Craft Cards which reminds me of my nephew with the girls! I coloured it with Promarkers and added a little distress ink to soften the edges. The sentiments are from a set I have from Lily of the Valley Stamps. Check out all the other fantastic creations the DT girls have done and why not  enter yourself.... got to be in it to win it!
I hope you like my card.

Sunday, 24 June 2012

#30 metal and or Embossing

Rainy day again!!!!....and I thought it was supposed to be the summer!!
Well it does give us a perfect excuse to craft!! if we really need one lol. Thanks to all of you who entered our challenge last week over at HERE COME THE BOYS and well done to the winner and runners up. This week we have a new challenge and it is

All you have to do is make one of your brilliant creations and add in some metal i.e charms, wire, metal corners etc or even emboss on metal sheets. Don't forget it must be for a Man or Boy.

Here is my DT card for the challenge and don't forget to check the rest of the teams inspirational cards too.

I used Basic Grey papers mounted with navy card stock. My image is a cool Kenny K and the sentiment is a clear stamp from a set from Personal impressions. Last of all not forgetting I used metal corners and star brads.   
Hope you like it.

Sunday, 10 June 2012

#29 More than One Fold

Morning all!
Well the sun is shinning at the moment which we didn't expect as the forcast is rain for the next week at least!!! But I'm not gonna complain.....just enjoy!
Last week on the 5th was my eldest sons 21st birthday and he really wanted to BBQ so under a gazebo my husband stood out and cooked burgers and bangers  in the rain and then brought them indoors where all family congregated! We still had lots of laughs.
Any way back to bisiness... So our new challenge over at HERE COME THE BOYS is

It's my turn to challenge and pick a winner.  
We would love to see all your wonderful ideas for Men /Boys on cards created with more than just the usual one fold. It's being sponsored by the lovely sharon of Ewe 2 can Craft. The prize is a great selection of metal charms.
Here is my DT card using a center step card, but there so many more out there that i'm sure many of you have done and if not why not have a go and enter our challenge today!. To give you a few ideas why not try Side Step card, envelope fold card, Flip flop/swing card, Tri fold card or even a never ending card. Many of these recipes and more can be found on resourses page.

The imge I used is a great new Mo Manning one called King for a Day which reminds me of the men in my house probably in most houses actually!! lol. I coloured it up using my Promarkers and cut the relax out with my Cricut machine. These cards use very little backing papers but I used one from Wild Rose Studio FOR MEN. So hop on over to HERE COME THE BOYS and see what the teamies have created then have a go yourself!!
Happy Crafting!

Sunday, 27 May 2012

#28 Anything Goes

What glorious weather we are having here in the south east of England! much better now isn't it?
So thanks to everyone who entered into our Birthday Blog Hop over at HERE COME THE BOYS this past fortnight we had some really lovely creations..... choosing winners as usual is very hard are all stars! My Blog hop visiters were all popped into a hat and the lucky winner is No 6 Ginny Well done..... all you have to do is contact us at and we will get your prize off to you.
Now it's time again to start another challenge but we thought we would make it a little easier and go for
You can enter any theme you like but the only rule we ask is that you make it for a man or boy as that is our blog.
Here is my card which I thought I would get ahead for fathers Day.

I chose one of my fav images which is a LOTV stamp and coloured it with my trustied Promarkers. Added a little Antique Linen ink around the edges of the DP and image for looks and wrapped a little string and sentiment from Sentiments 4 You
I still need to make another card for my in-law but both like sailing so I won't write it out till nearer the time. So don't forget to hop on over to our blog and enter a card yourself you might win!!.... I hope you like.

Sunday, 13 May 2012

#27 Easel Card and Birthday Blog Hop

Happy Sunday!
Today over at HERE COME THE BOYS we are celebrating our Birthday! by doing a blog Hop. We are being sponsored by Boogaboo whom are offering up a prize for creating an easel card for a Boy/ Man. That's not all..... we have an opportunity to win blog candy on each team members individual blogs when you visit.  So if you fancy having some fun start over at HERE COME THE BOYS
This is my card for the blog challenge

As you can see I have made a double easel using a Boogaboo image and a Sentiments 4 you greeting. I cut the shapes out using a Nellies die and a little of DP from My Minds Eye. With just a touch of colouring from my Promarkers and a button to hold up the double easels.  

This is my candy

Sunday, 29 April 2012

#26 Hobbies

Morning all,
Well what awfull weather we have had this week here in Essex.Rain Rain and more rain!!!! We definately shouldn't have a hosepipe ban yet!!!
But forget about that for a bit..... thanks to everyone who entered our last challenge of cards for Tiddly Peeps and well done to the winners.
So on to our challenge for this fortnight at HERE COME THE BOYS
#26 Hobbies
We want to see all your fab creations to do with Hobbies for men/boys. Here is my little card for the DT.

The background paper is a Basic Grey and the Life Bouy is one I made myself by cutting circles then using Promarkers Cool Grey 1,3 and 4 to shade also a bit of Antique Linen. The Fisherman was stamped with an old stamp from Diamond Stamps (discontinued), and coloured with Pro's. So now it's your turn to go create something for a boy/ man and enter it at HERE COME THE BOYS.

Sunday, 15 April 2012

#25 Tiddley Peeps

Happy Sunday!
Today we have the new challenge starting over at HERE COME THE BOYS. Thanks to everyone who entered our last challenge especially as it was over Easter and I know lots of you were super busy while the kids were off school! Hopefully they are back to school next week so you can all get back to crafting. So on to this new challenge and our theme is cards for Tiddley Peeps (male of course!) So here is my card with a great little image from Mo Manning coloured with my trustied Promarkers. See what you think.

Monday, 2 April 2012

#24 Anything but A Card

Well thanks to everyone who played along to the last challenge...we had some great entries. Now onto this fortnights challenge from HERE COME THE BOYS and it's sponsored by Wendy.
#24 Anything But A Card

 This time we need to see your wonderful creations but NOT A CARD and still be for a man or boy!. It was a tough challenge for a moment because I was so tuned into making cards that I couldn't think of anything else. Then I remembered about scrap bookpages. So here is my page of my boys when they were little.

I was quite pleased with the outcome as I don't really took me a good 4 to 5 hours as I played around alot and chatted with friends whilst on a crop.  LOL!!!
Anyways hop on over to our blog see what the team have come up with then have a go yourself. You could make a bookmark, a door hanger an altered tin or even a scrap page like me!


Sunday, 18 March 2012

# 23 D.I.Y

Morning to all,
It's sunny here at the mo and a warmish 5 degrees at this time in thew morning. I will be shortly going off to the Ideal Home Show at Earls Court in London with my Mum, two sisters and niece for a lovely treat. Anyway onto this weeks challenge.
Well done to the winners of the last challenge over at HERE COME THE BOYS. Comic book Hero's fantastic cards made by all. This fortnights challenge No 23 is D.I.Y image or Embellishment. We would love to see all your creations surrounding the theme of DIY. As always there is a great prize up for grabs if you enter in the next two weeks but remember your entry has to be for a man or boy!
Here is my DT card for the challenge.

The background paper is from Personal Impressions and using a DIY man stamp from Diamond Stamps (very old company) coloured with my Promarkers and then I stamped the frame with a StampsAway clear stamp coloured it and cut it out. Finally I punched 3 little silver circles and scored them to look like screws. A card worthy of giving to my Dad!
So don't waste any time and hop over to HERE COME THE BOYS and have a look at the other DT members cards. Then have a go and enter yours.

Sunday, 4 March 2012

#22 Super/ Comic/Cartoon Hero

Well thanks to everyone who entered the last challenge and well done to the winner and top 3/4. Now on to this fortnights challenge over at HERE COME THE BOYS.
The theme is Super / Comic/ Cartoon Hero  and don't forget it has to be for a boy or man! Here is my DT card.

What do you think ? Ha Ha......  isn't he cute! This little guy is another of Mo Mannings digi images and I coloured him with my Promarkers. The Hero was cut using my cricut machine and stuck onto a mount that was embossed using a cuttlebug folder.

Sunday, 19 February 2012

#21 Vintage Feel


Well it's that time again and we have another new challenge over at HERE COME THE BOYS. The theme this time around is VINTAGE FEEL. So we are asking all you lovely card makers to create a card for a man or boy in mind using a Vintage/ Antique or distressed feel to it. Here is my interpretation.

I had a fab time while I was making this card as I was spending the day with my dear friend at a crop day. We were crafting to our hearts content!! The image is an Edwin stamp that I have had for some time. I coloured him with wax pencils and odourless spirit then cut and mounted him on a nestie shaded with vintage photo ink. The DP was distressed with a tool and vintage ink. I then stamped the sentiment using one of Lynnes ticket stamps and distressed some of her twine, all available from Crafts 4 You.
I hope you like and have a go at this challenge your self. Check out what the rest of the team have created too. xxx

Sunday, 5 February 2012

# 20 Favourite Song

Happy Sunday
Wow do we have snow here in Essex!!! Yipppeeeee........ about 17cms.

Another new challenge over at HERE COME THE BOYS starts today. The theme is Favourite Song, so I have chosen Born To Be Wild by Stephon Wolf

This gorgeous image is a digi from Mo Manning called Biker Babe and I thought it was so fitting to my choise of song. I kept the sketch simple and used my promarkers to colour him in.
Hop on over to the blog and see what great cards the rest of the team have created. In the meantime I hope you like mine. xxx