Friday 18 June 2010

Week 24 Challenge - Father's Day / Male Theme

Well hello everyone it's Dee here and it's my first time to set a challenge and sort the blog post out. Something is bound to go wrong I just know it. Blogger and myself do not have an easy relationship so please be patient and gentle with me, lol ................. Now where did I put those Crunchies? It is Friday after all.

So enough babbling from me and I'll get on with the challenge. Please remember that you can only enter your project in a total of 10 challenges including this one. Unfortunately if you have entered more we will not be able to include you. As it is Fathers Day in the UK this Sunday the challenge this week is to create a project for ......


The team have been busy and have come up with some fabulous creations for your inspiration, so have a little peruse below.

Phew nearly there now, I've just got to let you all know the winners from week 22 challenge set by Lou which was Retro / Modern Anniversary. As always we were all impressed by all your wonderful creations. You don't make judging easy for us you know!

First place -Annika
Second place - Lynne
Third place - Michelle
Congratulations to you, please contact Nikky for more details and your all important blinkies!!

Enfys - My papers are all printed from the Not For Girls (CD 2). I used the Queensbury Rules script for a backing, and cut three lots of boxing gloves out to decoupage them and add a bit of dimension. I covered them with glossy accents to make them shiny. 'Dad' was done with stickers, and the sentiment came from the CD.
Thought I'd show you one of my favourite tricks for making hooks (try it on a fishing line stamp) - I inserted a brad in backwards, and bent the prongs up to make a hook...............

Lou: I have used papers and toppers from the "Not for Girls" CD to make this BIG card for my own Dad. I love these "rock star" images & have made my own chipboard stars (from thick card) covering them with the stars paper and music topper. I covered the card blank with the FAB "Father/Dad" sentiment paper . . . this comes in so many colours and loads of different male relatives too!

Brenda - Well someone had to do it - I used the Not for Girls CD, printed the page out three times, cut out the footballs and decoupaged, England emblem from the Internet and squad names computer generated and punched into circles.
Claire - I love the cool dude birds on the Not For Girls CD and I have combined it with some fab papers from the CD and also the Christmas download bundle. He is Daddy Cool!
Kris: Here's my take on this week's challenge. I used a backing paper from Not for Girls, the Dad template from Paper Boutique and cute little owl from Back to Nature. As I've said before, all of Nikky's fab collections can be used together so easily and I think this shows that.

Jenny I've gone all Mod with my design this week! I've used the FAB scooter topper, target and brick wall papers from Not For Girls.
Ruth: A quick one from me this week - I've used this word card from Paper Boutique before and its such a nice card to make! I've hidden some dodgy cutting by using a black Sharpie marker around the edge of the letters! A bit of glitter glue on the stars and the card is completed!
Dee: I've used papers from the All Around and Everywhere CD for my card. I've made it for my father-in-law so I wanted papers that had a slightly more classic feel about them. I love this combo of teal and brown, and the Chocolate Pearlidoodles look good enough to eat in real life mmmm!
Tracy - My papers and image is from the Not For Girls CD-Rom, they have all been distressed with Distress inks, this is for my Dads birthday in 2 weeks time, he's a fisherman and this image was great to use, you can find it in the stampies section of the CD-Rom.
Fliss: I've gone for a vintage style card made from the Sounds Good section of the Not For Girls CD as I just love the look of these papers which have a slightly grungy look. I resized the music background slightly to make a large card blank and printed out the jazz paper twice in different sizes. I cut out the smaller one and put on a dark red mat then decoupaged the jazz player from the larger one and stuck on with foam tape. I finished off with some music notes, tarnished silver star brads and Dymo text to fit the jazz theme.
Lisa: My background paper and cool little birdie are from the "Not for Girls" CD. I just fell in love with that cool little birdie sporting those shades! My Dad is definitely a cool bird and has been such a big help to me! Happy Father's Day to all those cool dads out there! We appreciate you on Father's Day and always!
Nettie: Well this theme was ideal timing for me, Dad's birthday is just around the corner. It seems we are all loving these cool birdies from the Not for Girls CD. I have also used the stars and birthday papers from the same CD. This is a square easel card this week and I have just layered it up with different papers and not too many embellishments.
Tracie This week I used 4 of the backing papers, and a customisable topper from the Vroom Vroom collection on Paper Boutique 1 as well as the Dad word and stars from the Wordbooks on the same CD.
Kerry - I always make a card for my husband on Fathers Day and as we off on a cycling holiday this year, I made this the theme for my card. I used a bicycle template and cut out the pieces to make a rather rickety bike, used papers from the Not for Girls CD and some string.

So there you have it for this week, great ideas from the team I think you'll agree - don't forget you have until 12 o clock GMT on Sunday 27th June to get your entries in, we look forward to seeing them all! xx


  1. je n'ai pas eu le temps de participer au challenge de la semaine dernière et la ça tombe bien j'ai la carte qu'il faut, bravo pour vos super creations

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  3. I had trouble posting my entry, it's the first time I've entered this way, 3rd time lucky, YAY............

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  5. These guys will be so lucky on Sunday when they receive their cards.

  6. Thanks for a great challenge girls, DT cards are lovely. Debbiexx

  7. Thank you so much for the 3rd place mention last week....I had fun playing your challenge!

    This week's card is perfect for my I had fun playing along again!!

  8. Brilliant DT work - yet again. Thanks for another challenge.

  9. Thanks so much for 2nd place - very excited!!! Will try and give this challenge a go later in the week busy painting the new kitchen at the mo lol - great DT cards by the way :o) xx

  10. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [20 Jun 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  11. All of the DT cards are amazing! Thanks for the inspiration!

    Sarah x

  12. All the DT card are just FAB and so are your challenges.

  13. Great samples from the DT - pince a few of those for the men in my life!! lol


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