The big build up!

This week at Craft Your Passion  the theme is Occupational Hazards.So  any projects featuring a job … builder,plumber,fireman,nurse etc. are required.We have the fabulous Dude Time Doodles as our sponsor.So head on over to check how to play and win.Don’t forget to take a look at DT and GDT inspiration,they’ve done a wonderful job!

I had the pleasure of working with Conrad Construction from Dude Time Doodles and coloured him with Copic Ciao Markers.Going with the building/construction theme I decided to make a fitting background.I cut some bricks from this fab paper from DCWV  The Mini Stack 3 and scored a strip of grey card scored at intervals shading with grey Copic pen adhered to some mortar coloured card.I added some screw top brads and these fun metal letters.After fussy cutting Conrad I stuck him on using Pinflair Glue Gel for extra dimension.

Some challenges this is for :
Alphabet Challenge : Q is for Quick
Fairy Fun Friday : Masculine
Creatalicious : Anything Goes
Do You Stack Up : Silver
I Brake for Challenges : Backgrounds 
Papercraft Star : Anything Goes
The Squirrel & the Fox : Anything Goes
Stamp with Fun :  Anything Goes

Thanks for looking

Lisa x


What a Guy is the challenge this week at Craft Your Passion.We have a fabulous sponsor,Dude Time Doodles.For further details on how to play along and for some fabulous inspiration from the DT and GDT’s please visit the challenge blog.

Here I’ve used Kill It Kevin! and used ProMarkers to colour him.Like most of my men’s cards I’ve kept the layout pretty simple and just added some manly embellishments – brads!It doesn’t show too well but I did emboss some vertical lines in the piece of card across the middle to add some interest.I made the sentiment up myself.

Supplies :
Image : Kill It Kevin! from Dude Time Doodles
Sentiment : Made on the computer by me!
Medium : ProMarkers
Papers & Card : DCWV The Mini Stack 3,Brown card from stash
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Decoupage scissors,Martha Stewart Score Board
Embellishments : Dovecraft 3mm and 8mm Earthtones Brads
Here are some challenges this is for :
Inspire Me Fridays : Anything Goes
Stamp Something : Something Sentimental
Aud Sentiments : A sentiment/card for a man
Charisma Cardz : Boy Oh Boy!
Little Miss Muffet : Metal Embellishments!
Pals Paper Arts : Brads
Paper Crafting Journey : Anything Goes/Your favourite style
Crafting for all Seasons : Anything Goes
Digi Stamps 4 Joy : Boys!Boys!Boys!
Paper Pretties : Birthday card
The Paper Shelter : Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew : Anything Goes
Scrappy Frogs : Birthday
Birthday Sundaes : Masculine
Hope you’ve enjoyed looking at my card as much as I’ve enjoyed making it.


Lisa x

Look!Up in the sky!

It’s a bird!It’s a plane!No it’s Super…um…dad!

We’d love to see your Male cards/projects at Craft Your Passion this week.We have the fab Dude Time Doodles as our sponsor and they’re giving away a $10 Gift certificate to spend in their store.Check the challenge blog for full details on how to play and don’t forget to take a look at the wonderful DT and GDT’s work while you’re there!

For my project I’ve chosen to make a wordbook using Henry Hero.Even tho’ I’ve had the Dreams Come True Papercraft Factory CD-rom by Funky Hand since it first came out this is the first time I’ve made one of these.Not sure what Anice & co would make of this.This kind of stuff is a little new to me.It’s going to be for my DH’s Birthday in a few weeks.I know a lot of people usually make this kind of thing for Father’s Day but I thought why wait ’til then? 

Here are some more pics including a close up of the image on the cover:

 I added Glossy Accents  to give him a healthy head of  hair and shiny teeth and drew in white gel pen highlights.

I sourced a Dad poem from the net and made a rosette from a squashed beer bottle cap,a Nestie cut piece of card and some ribbon.

 I took this photo at Stanwick Lakes when he was showing off to the kids!Thought the sentiment was pretty apt!

 One of my favourite snow pics.I know it doesn’t have much to do with the play but the words just popped into my head.

 I just had to choose this photo from our holiday last year (they only took their hats off to be snapped).We went on a walk through some beautiful Devonshire countryside which ended with some crab fishing in a secluded bay.Don’t worry we put them all back when we’d finished.Did you know the best bait is bacon?!

 I’ve added some extras on the back.I fashioned a pocket on the right.These used up some of the leftovers.

 A selection of treats! I even decorated the backs.I coloured the images with pencil after forgetting that Promarkers bleed through and ruining the first teacup one I made –  oooops!!

Hope DH appreciates the work I put into this and likes it!!Hope you like it too.

Supplies :
Images : Henry Hero from  Dude Time Doodles,Teacup freebie stamp from January issue of Craft Stamper Magazine,Beer and football stamps from See D’s Boys Toys
Mediums : Promarkers,Glossy Accents,Inkssentials White Gel Pen,Polychromos pencils,Archival Jet Black Ink Pad
Sentiments & Coupons :  From  Crafter’s Companion 3 Birds Cleary Hand Stamped box (except ‘a man for all seasons’ – I made that one on the computer),Heart thought bubble from  Dreams Come True Papercraft Factory CD-rom
Papers & card :Wordbook,letters on the front and patterned papers printed from ,grey and red card from stash
Tools : X-Cut guillotine,Fiskars non-stick scissors,decoupage scissors,X-Cut craft knife,Martha Stewart Cherish Edger Punch,Siesta Small Corner Rounder Punch,Woodware Inverted Corner Punch,Nestabilities Labels 3 and Large Classic Inverted Scalloped Circles,Marianne Design Creatables Snowflake 1,Sizzix Bigz Tags Scallops,Big Shot
Embellishments : Brads and ribbons from stash,beer cap courtesy of DH!

Some challenges this is for :

Desert Island Crafts : 5. Border punch,7.The colour red,8.No flowers
Tuesday Throwdown : Pockets
Meljens : Happy Birthday
Aud Sentiments : Trendy Sayings (U Rock)
Cute Card Thursday : Shiny Happy Card
PaperPlay : Add Shine
Pixie Dust Studio : Don’t be square
Rainbow Lady’s Challenge : Something from a CD
Shelly’s Images : Show us what you  got
StampInsanity : The ABC’s of an ABC
Annabelle Stamps : Say it in yellow
Fun at Fairy Knoll : Birthday or Thank you
If The Shoe Fits…Scrap It! : Happy Birthday
Guylou’s Inimitability : Anything Goes
Simply Create : It’s bright in here
Stamp Something : Something Funky
Stampin’ with the Dragon : Birthdays 
Tellen’s Place : Birthdays
ECP : Something for the boys
I Did It Creations : Anything Goes
OSAAT : No square cards
Get Funky! : Show us your heart


Lisa x