One for the Boys….

When Shirley first gave us this challenge, I immediately thought of boys!  Yep, you saw my first post for the challenge – a scrapbook page of girls!!!!!!

So, with cardstock & supplies still out on my desk, I decided to make another sample for the challenge over at Sunny Challenges & Creations  It is not too late to join!

Measurements –
Base Card – Night of Navy – 8 1/4″ x 4 1/8″ or 21cm x 15cm – Scored in the middle & folded in half
Layer 1 – Bashful Blue – 4″ x 5 3/4″ or 10.5cm x 14.5cm
Layer 2 – Basic Gray – 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ or 6.5cm x 11.5cm
Layer 3 – Very Vanilla – 2 3/8″ x 4 3/8″ or 6cm x 11cm

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Extreme Elements, Priceless (Retired)
Ink – Bashful Blue, Basic Gray, Night of Navy
Punches – Oval, Scallop Oval, Small Star (Retired)
Ribbon – 1/4″ Grosgrain – NIght of Navy
Accessories – Stampin’ Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive

Method –
Randomly stamp images onto the piece of Bashful Blue Cardstock using Bashful Blue, Night of Navy & Basic Gray Inks
Adhere Ribbon across middle of stamped Bashful Blue, tie a knot to the RHS & tuck ends under
Stamp image from Priceless stamp set twice onto Very Vanilla with Night of Navy Ink
Adhere this piece to Basic Gray piece with Snail Adhesive
Adhere the lot to the stamped Bashful Blue Cardstock & then to the Base Card – Night of Navy
Punch 2 x Basic Gray, 2 x Night of Navy & 1 x Bashful Blue small stars & adhere randomly to top of Very Vanilla
Type greeting on pc, print onto piece of Very Vanilla & punch using Oval Punch
Punch piece of Night of Navy Cardstock with Scallop Oval Punch & adhere greeting to top of this piece
With Stampin’ Dimensionals, adhere to card

Why not join us over at Sunny Challenges & Creations  All you have to do is create a project using the above colours, post to your blog or online forum, etc link back to Mr Linky.  You could be the next Ray of Sunshine.
Until next time, Happy Stampin’

For Dad…

For a bit of a change, thought I would post the card & box I created for my Dad’s birthday.  He loves Scorched Peanuts, so instead of just giving them in a bottle, I decided to go with a box & put them in celleophane…..
I cased the card from Christine Blain sometime ago, but was waiting for the right occasion to use it!  Christine does some lovely work!
I created my box from scratch, but there are heaps of different types of boxes in blog land.  I just got a bit lazy & didn’t look.  I was happy with the final result as was Dad, especially the Scorched Peanuts!!!!!  He couldn’t wait to get into them.
Supplies –
Stamp Set – Extreme Elements, Happiest Birthday Wishes
Ink – Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red
Cardstock – Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White
Punches – Large Star, Small Star (Retired), Scallop Edge Border
Embossing Folder – Square Lattice
Ribbon – 1/4″ Grsograin – Whisper White
Accessories – Sticky Strip, SU Dimensionals, Basic Rhinestones, Bigshot, Crystal Effects,
Re-Inker – Riding Hood Red, Crimper, Cellophane Bag
Until next time, Enjoy!


Our sketch for Sunny Challenges & Creations… was set by Kris this week & for me working with Marina Mist is always a hard task!  I realise there are harder colours to work with, but I think this is the colour I tend to veer away from at all times.

Along with the sketch, we had to use the colours –
Marina Mist
Crumb Cake
Cajun Craze

For my card, I started from the inside first.  Yep, a little bit back the front.  I actually did the base card last, as I wasn’t too sure what I wanted to do for it!

Base Card – Cajun Craze – 5 7/8″ x 4 1/8″ or 15cm x 10.5cm – once scored & folded in half
Layer 2 – Crumb Cake – 5 3/4″ x 4″ or 14.5cm x 10cm
Layer 3 – Marina Mist – 1″ x 4″ or 2.5cm x 10cm
Layer 4 – Very Vanilla – 7/8″ x 3 7/8″ or 2cm x 9.5cm


A touch of Marina Mist inside…


Using Crumb Cake Ink, I stamped my first image randomly onto the Crumb Cake Cardstock.  The second image was using Cajun Craze Ink & again stamped randomly over the card.

I stamped another image onto Very Vanilla Cardstock using Crumb Cake Ink, ensuring that all areas of card were covered.  Grabbing my Cajun Craze Ink again, I randomly stamped the stars over the top.  This piece was then adhered to the piece of Marina Mist – at last, this colour is being used – & then to the Crumb Cake Cardstock using Snail Adhesive & finally to the Base Card – Cajun Craze.

The sentiment was stamped onto Very Vanilla Cardstock using Cajun Craze Ink, punched using 1 3/8″ Circle Punch & adhered to a piece of Marina Mist Cardstock – Yes, again you mutter to yourself – which had been punched using the Large Scallop Circle Punch.

Basic Rhinestones were applied to the sentiment!  Who says blokes can’t have bling?????

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Extreme Elements, Happiest Birthday Wishes
Ink – Cajun Craze, Marina Mist (Inside), Crumb Cake
Cardstock – Very Vanilla, Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake, Marina Mist
Punches – 1 3/8″ Circle, Large Scallop Circle
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, Basic Rhinestones
Now, why not head over to Sunny Challenges & Creations… to check out what Kris & Gwen have created.  Better still, why not have some fun.  We love seeing all the different creations each week!  I am forever amazed at the many creations created using the same supplies!  No 2 are the same!
 Until next time, Enjoy!