I used "Slouch Couch Ted with Dog" on today's card, you can get it (or without "Dog" if you want, lol) here I coloured with Copics - the chair and lamp were paper pieced with paper from Bearly Mine's Just Plaid set, it barely shows in the pic but does genuinely look good IRL Papertake Weekly has Oh So Cute as their challenge theme, definitely in there, while Paper Crafting Journey and Colour Me Copic both have Masculine themes so in there too.
I used the sketch from Digi Sketch Challenge, I can't get the pic to link up at the moment so here's "one I saved earlier" I used Kraft for the card base, but the buff mats are Kaisercard, as are the blue, the ribbon is from my stash. The ribbon mat was punched with Fiskars Apron Lace punch, which I seem to use a lot for male cards.The DP is from Kaisercraft's Madame Boutique pad. Fab'n'funky Challenges have a recipe; three Designer Papers (the paper piecing, plus two) Ribbon and Pearls / Rhinestones... I made my own Pearls/Faux Enamel Dots by melting plastic beads in the oven. The ones I used on this card were pearl beads but I made several trays using translucent and plain coloured beads. I got the idea here, and it was soooo easy! I've now bought another big pack of smaller beads so I'll be making some more - what I'm going to do with hundreds of little plastic "Smarties" I dunno, probably add them to a Blog Candy, which seems somehow appropriate, lol.
Here's a pic of the "process", it did create a bit of odour but nowhere near as much as I was expecting.
OSAAT have a Keep It Simple challenge, hopefully this is simple enough :-) Addicted to Stamps has Inspired by a Song, I'm thinking Muddy Waters' Take a Walk With Me... that puppy sure looks like he wants Ted to do just that!
I finished the inside of the card to the same sketch, using more paper from the Madame Boutique pad - and some more of my "enamel dots", of course.
Divas by Design, Little Miss Muffet and Through the Craftroom Door all have Anything Goes challenges running, so I'll be entering them.
Well that's about it for today's card, pop over to Di's Digis Challenge Blog and check out the rest of the team's work - awesome as always :-) Hope you get a chance to enter the challenge too, it's good to have a few "male" cards on hand, and with a great prize from Crafty Ribbons on offer (don't forget if you use one of Di's fab digis you go into an extra draw) why wouldn't you?
I am having my gallbladder removed on Monday, I've done so many Doctor/Hospital/Pathology visits in the last few weeks I'm actually glad to be moving towards some resolutions! The kidney stone can no longer be found, so hopefully that's passed (though I've only had an Ultrasound, not a CT scan which is more thorough, so that may not be the case). Once I recover from this operation I should be heading towards the Total Hip Replacement, THAT I'm anticipating with a bigger mix of dread and joy - it's a bigger operation and rehabilitation than Monday's but it will hopefully bring a bigger result in turn. I will be a bit more captive than usual for a week or so, so it should translate to a bit more 'blogging' time... we'll see ;-)
Until next time, Happy Crafting, Donna