Sunday, January 20, 2013

BINGO...It's the latest challenge at Here Come The Boys

A new challenge starts today over at Here Come The Boys, it's a Bingo Board.  I made my card before dismantling my craft room - here it is :-)
I used the line Die Cuts/Free/Twine... or was it Buttons/Twine/Image, or even Patterned Paper/Free/Buttons?!  Either way you can see how versatile our Bingo Board is :-)
The image is Work James from Digistamp Boutique, with the background image City Corner from Make It Crafty.  Cards for Men has Men at Work as their challenge theme so I'm entering there as well as Digistamp Boutique's monthly challenge.
I coloured my image with Copics, then cut it out using  Nestabilities Labels Three.
The papers are all from Basic Grey's Oliver Collection, fab for men's cards :-)  I embossed the green paper with an embossing folder I got for Christmas (Craft Couture), Gem of a Challenge and Totally Papercrafts both have Embossing as their themes, so I'm entering there.
I used this month's sketch from Crafting Life's Pieces.  
The great chipboard cogs came from Make It Crafty too, I used a brad from my stash in the centres.  The Outlawz Greeting Card challenge this time around wants us to use brads and something new (the embossing folder is new, and I've never used either image before though they've both been sitting on my cyber shelf for a while, shame)
The buttons and twine are also from my stash, and the sentiment is computer generated, Joanna Sheen has New Beginnings as their challenge theme as does  Creative Craft Challenges and That Craft Place so I'm entering them.
I finished the inside of my card with elements used on the front and the same basic layout.
Inky ChicksCraftroom DoorBearly Mine Challenges and 
Paper Crafting Journey all have Anything Goes challenges running so I'll be entering those too.
Pop over to the Here Come The Boys blog and check out the rest of the DT's inspiration - it's well worth the trip, hope to see you at the challenge too.
On a personal note, the tilers have finished at our house and we've moved much of the furniture back into it's respective rooms -giving us the use of both the refurnished rooms AND the spaces the furniture is in.  I have bought a new table for my craft room, I'm picking up a couple of chairs this week. Then I only have about a zillion bits of craft stuff to put back in to my cabinets - and I can play, yay!!  Here's a couple of pictures of my room empty, probably the only chance it gets at being truly tidy, lol
Entry through to my Craft Room
Kitchen from Family Room
The electrician is coming next week to install the canopy over the hotplate and a ceiling fan in my craft room, these hot flushes are being very persistent and I'm sick of the little pedestal fan!  The new door for the pantry comes on Tuesday, and that's about it.  Hubby and I are completely exhausted, chipping up the old tiles, moving most of the furniture in the house, painting the entire living area of the house (my job, my legs are killing me from going up and down the stepladder)  
We're really pleased with the results, we've got the same tiles running from the front door through the casual living (and my room, lol) to the back hallway, it looks really crisp.  The kitchen came up well too.
The Dining Room with the Study Furniture in it too!
There's still some small jobs to do, like choose new fabric, recover the pelmets and make curtains, but nothing that has the time pressure we've felt over the last couple of months.  
It's really nice to NOT be living as if we were camping too, I can finally start making real progress on the dust that's pervaded everywhere for the duration.  I am a tidy person and the clutter has just about driven me mad - or is that simply madder, lol.  I thought I'd share what I've been up to this week (actually it's been goin' on since November!!) over at Sassy Cheryl's Show Me Thursday blog, such a fun "challenge" :-)
Anyway, that's it for today.  I'll be back in a few days.  Until then, Happy Crafting, Donna


As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Gorgeous card Donna House is looking good Ginny x

Sue - bearhouse said...

Your card is fabulous Donna. I really love that image with the background scene and choice of papers working so well together.
WOW! I bet you are glad that the tiling is all done now and you can get things how you want them, it's looking really great.
Sue xx

Vicky said...

Gorgeous and beautiful as always hun...and WOW your house is looking amazing sweetie..:o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Viv said...

Smashing card Donna! Love all the elements. They work well together.
Thanks for playing along with us at Cards For Men. good luck! x

Kelly Lloyd said...

Great card. I,love that scene behind the image. Perfect and that embossing looks fab.
Thanks for joining in at a gem of a challenge this time and good luck
Hugs Kelly

Sue - bearhouse said...

Hello again Donna. Just popping back for another look at your fabulous card and to say thank you for entering it into the Joanna Sheen Challenge
Sue x

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous card Donna, love the cute image and lovely details. The house is looking amazing hun.

Donna x

mixamatoasties said...

What a fab card.

Thanks for joining us over at CCC and Totally Papercrafts this time.


Natascha said...

Wow, what a lovely card. Thank you so much for joining our Anything goes Challenge at Bearly Mine this time.

Hugs, Natascha

Natascha said...

Wow, what a lovely card. Thank you so much for joining our Anything goes Challenge at Bearly Mine this time.

Hugs, Natascha

Annie said...

what a great guy card you have made and lovin' the detail on that embossing folder! thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts.
hugs, annie x

Darlene Lyons said...

What a great masculine card! Love all the details! Thanks for sharing it with us at TTCRD!

Sassy Cheryl said...

I'm loving your sweet little card and the photos of the redo of the house are wonderful. Love peeking in to see stuff like this. I'm not surprised the you and DH are exhausted!!!! But I'm sure it has all been worth it.
Thanks for playing along in the Sassy Cheryl's SMThursday fun this week.

christinescreativetherapy said...

Great Card. Thanks for playing w/us at PCJ Challenges.

Love to Doodle! said...

Oh wow - this is brilliant Donna. I love it....Thank you for entering the DigiStamp Boutique Competition. Sally-Ann :o)

Anneke said...

lovely card is this and i see you are busy at home.
greetings from ann

Joan Macdonald said...

Fabulous card Donna men ones are so tricky but you have nailed it with this one. Bet you are looking forward to getting your craft room back too.

Joan x

Pop's Cards said...

Good Morning sweetie, this is just fabulous, thank you for joining us at Crafting Lifes Pieces this time hugs Pops x x x

Donna said...

Beautiful card Donna, fab detail and I love how you have placed the background behind the image...perfect for the occasion :) Donna ♥ x

Shirley said...

Oh Wow, your house is going to be fabulous when you get it all done. I love posts like yours.

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great card hun, love the street scene behind him, looks fab!
Hugs Shell xx

Linda said...

God Bless You living with this construction. But I must say, the end results are sure going to be worth it. Thanks for sharing your life Sassy Cheryl's SMT.