Saturday 1 March 2014

Challenge 18 – Cards 4 Men x

Hi guys, hope you’re all keeping well and happy x It’s been another quick one this month and I’ve been wishing the days away as we’re off on holiday on Tuesday :-D It must seem like I go away all the time as on my challenge last post we were heading out the door to Ireland for a long weekend but we’re just taking our holiday’s a bit earlier than normal (I’ll be feeling sorry for myself in the 2nd half of the year, I’m sure).

I’ve got a lovely friend who lives in Lyon and we’ve been meaning to go out and visit her, and her partner, for a while now. We were just going to visit for a long weekend originally but decided that as we were headed over to France it might make sense to squeeze Paris and Disneyland in and extend the holiday to a week. I’m super excited! Mr C was not as giddy about Disneyland as myself but has come around to the idea after seeing a number of attractions he is interested in at the Disney Studio’s park. I just know that once he’s there he’ll be skipping about like a happy man child :-D I’ll pop some pics on my personal blog when I get back x

Right, on to challenge business :-) We had another amazing challenge last month – so many beautiful creations. I was really inspired – being relatively new to the card making world myself I hadn’t realised how many gorgeous designs could be made from adding a few extra folds!! My card to do list is getting quite big now!! Thank you to everyone who joined us – we’re so grateful for your entries x

I've run the numbers through the random number generator and the winners for the February challenge are:

Darlene Pavlick


Kelly L

Gloria Shirr

Congratulations ladies – I’ll get your cards added to the winners wall today. You can grab your winners badge from the sidebar – any probs let me know x Please email your choice of 4 digi's to and I'll get them over to you straight away. 

Kelly, as your card featured a Flat Friends digi you'll also get 50% off in my Etsy store for a month - I'll email the voucher code over along with your digi's xx

Okay, onto the next challenge – we're going for cards for men this month and I've been really looking forward to this as I don't tend to stumble upon many handmade male cards on the internet. It will be fun to see more - fingers crossed a few of you will play along :-) xx

The winner(s) will be chosen using the Random Number Generator and announced on the 1st of next month when we launch our April challenge. 

We've got some seriously cute inspiration from our lovely DT ladies this month - a massive thanks from me to them for their beautiful work xx

Digi hugs and xx's

Hello, Angela here!  "Man Cards" are always a challenge for me...I have a hard time stepping away from the glitter!  Emma's darling image reminds me of warmer times to come...soon I hope.... After all, doesn't everything taste better on the grill?  I can't wait to see what you create for our challenge!

Audrey here and I am loving the New Male Releases from Flat Friends this month!  I have used "Gamer" for today's card.  I love this image because this is exactly what my 11 year old son looks like when he is playing on his gaming system.  I colored this great image with Copics and Atyou Spicas and cut with dies from Frantic Stamper.  Corners also done with a die from my stash and sentiment is from a clear stamp and cut with Nestie.  Sure hope you like it and will come play in our challenge!!

Hello everyone! Laura here! I had fun making this Guy Card and used the new Gamer Digi as well.  I kept the paper simple by Bo Bunny and the sentiment "BRING ON YOUR BEST GAME AND YOU WILL ALWAYS SUCCEED" is from Papertrey Ink and I thought I perfect match.  Hope you all have a great month, and look forward to seeing your projects. 

Hi there, Sally here. I love these new images from Emma Canning.  Great for young men and boys. This card I have made for the challenge but also my friend's son whose birthday is coming up soon. I found some striped cardstock I had in my crafty stash and roughed it up around the edges and adhered it to the card blank.  I coloured the image with Graph'it markers using they greys, except for the hair and skin of course.  Cut a ribbon strip and added a sentiment. There it is. I hope he likes it.

Hi guys, Em here x I’ve never done a boy card challenge before so I was excited about this one. My card it pretty simple (as usual) – I decided to go with the ‘Music Time’ digi, coloured it with copics, and added a couple of boy-friendly papers to the inside of the card. The striped paper is from the Lost and Found ‘Blush’ paper pad, and the grey plain paper is from the Indie Chic ‘Saffron’ paper pad (both My Mind’s Eye). I hope you’ll join us for this challenge – I’m really looking forward to seeing more boy cards xx

Remember that you don't need to use a Flat Friends digi to enter our challenges anymore but there is an extra prize on offer if you do :-) A list of the challenge rules can be found on the tab at the top of this page xx


  1. Whoo Hoo! Thrilled to be one of the chosen winner! Congrats to all the winners.
    I have just emailed you with my image selection! Thanks every SO MUCH!

  2. Gorgeous inspiration pieces! Thank you for the inspiration and the wonderful challenge!

  3. Woohooo, I am so excited to have been chosen as a winner too! :) I have been wanting some of these guy images, so thrilled. Thank you SO much !! <3 Hugs, Kelly

  4. Thank you for the challenge and the DT inspiration xx

  5. great challenge just came across it today didn't know what ive been missing it today ...and a fab challenge this week also as men's cards are so tricky..plenty of inspiration from DT and fellow participants the blog and funky font used ..its great to see something new and fresh , I hope I will be a regular visitor crafty hugs Andrea x

  6. Thanks for the fun challenge & gorgeous DT inspiration. Great digis! Best, CG

  7. Thank you for the inspiration. Guy cards are always so difficult to create...

  8. Hi, I have problem with mr linky... here my card

  9. Thank you for the fun challenge! :)

  10. Thank you for this challenge. I love seeing men/boy themed cards! :) Great work DT

  11. Great cards by the design team. I have just added my card with one of the new stamps I won on another challenge that was sponsored by Flat Friends. Thank you;

  12. Thank you so much for all of your lovely comments on this challenge - what a lovely one it was - so many gorgeous entries!! We really appreciate all of your kind words, lots of love, Em xxx