Tuesday 27 May 2014

Recipe of 1 and 2 and 3

Hello everyone, typical bank holiday weather here in the UK, rain and more rain, and even more is forecast. We just had to pay the price for the beautiful weather we had last week. The good thing is if it rains we can craft.  We didn't appear to inspire you to create an action/moving card last week, could be you were out gardening and enjoying the sun.  Maybe we'll try again in the future. We would like to thank those who kindly took up our challenge, showing different types of cards with movement. Julie has chosen the Top 3.

Congratulations ladies, please take your Top 3 badge from the Winner's Tab under the header.

In numerical order

#   3 Sarah T
...loved the idea of using what  is lying around in the shed.

#  4 DebiB
...great waterfall, love the reveal of the sentiment,

#  5 Teresa

...lots of effort, stamping and colouring were great.

Moving on to our next challenge Kim has chosen for us a
RECIPE -   1 and 2 and 3 .

We need to see the following:

1 of something (an, image, or a die, or a button, anything)
2 of something ( 2 papers, 2 buttons, 2 flowers,  2 of anything) 
3 of something ( 3 buttons, or 3 flowers or 3 papers or 3 of anything)

The Design Team have again produced some amazing samples which we hope will inspire you. We would love to see more entries and for our MALE oriented challenge blog to grow and grow, for us to become a big happy family crafting for the men/boys in our life.
Thank you to everyone who is following us. We will start with Kim.

1 Image - 2 Papers - 3 Embellishments

1 image - 2 Brads - 3 Layers


1 sentiment - 2 images - 3 adhesive pearls

1 image - 2 Design Papers - 3 types of card stock

1 sentiment - 2 Papers - 3 Washi Tape


1 image - 2 Patterned Papers - 3 Card Candi


1 image - 2 ribbons - 3 buttons


1 Greeting - 2 Faux Buttons - 3 Layers of image.

Many thanks again to the wonderful Design Team. We do hope we have inspired you to want to make the card you know you are shortly going to need for some male person in your life. Please check our few rules, all cards MUST be for a MALE person. This challenge is as easy as 1, 2, 3, check off those requirements, forget the rest. We invite you visit our Design Team by clicking on their names. To add your entry, click on In linkz below. 

Tuesday 20 May 2014

Challenge #19 Action - Movement

Hello everyone, thank you to everyone who took to the seas with us last week for our Nautical challenge #18. During a very warm and sunny week, we are so appreciative when there is so much to occupy you out in the great outdoors to take the time to  play along with us, so a huge thank you to everyone. Helen enjoyed looking at all of your entries, these are her Top 3, so please ladies take a copy of our Top 3 badge from the Tab Winners and Winners badge just below the header.

Top 3 Winners Challenge #18 - Nautical

#1 Jan Leeflang
Beautifully coloured and great embellishments.

#5 Marie  Flayer
..love the watercolour background on this one. 

#6 Chrissy
..a really cute design, but still perfect for the challenge

For our next challenge Julie would like to see a project with some 
Action / Movement
Ideas for this are Waterfall cards, slider cards, penny sliders, exploding cards, exploding boxes. Come on I'm sure you can think of more than that. If your stuck, just type in the name of the action card you want to make into You Tube there are loads of easy to follow tutorials. 
The Design Team have an assortment for your inspiration, so let us start with  Julie.....

A slider card

A slide topper

My card has a shaker with sequins

I did a card with shaker elements

A slider

I made a penny slider

Mine is a Waterfall Card

Wonderful inspiration again from the fabulous Design Team, I do hope we have all given you some ideas to make a project which has some ACTION AND MOVEMENT, we are so excited and looking forward to seeing your projects.We invite you to stop by the DT blogs and leave some love for their inspiring designs. We love it when you take the time to visit us. 
 Please read our rules, important factors being
.... it must fit our challenge requirements, 
....project must be for a male, any age is acceptable.
Good luck and please do have fun.
Click on the In-Linkz and follow the instructions, it is that easy to take part. See you next week. 
Winners will be announced at the beginning of our next challenge. 

Thursday 15 May 2014

Top 3 Winners for Bingo Challenge

Hello everyone, so sorry for the further  delay in announcing t the Top 3 Winners for our Bingo Challenge, another technical hitch, caused by loss of broadband, if you ain't got it, you can't use it! Congratulations to our winners and many thanks to all who took part. Janice had a tough time choosing the winners, so many wonderful projects, however, in choosing her Top 3 it was necessary to ensure those chosen had followed the guidelines and rules. so without further delay, well done ladies and thanks Janice for your keen judging.

#17 - Sarah T
I liked the puzzle idea, so original.

#4 Maya 
I loved the design and the tie is fabulous

#12 - Cas
The sentiment and the clean lines just stand out.

Once again, my sincere apologies for the delays. Again congratulations to the winners and to everyone who took part. You still have lots of time to join in with our current challenge which is 
Nautical -- of Ships and the Sea
Just pop to the post below to check out the details and view the fantastic work of the Design Team to hopefully inspire you to make that male card you will shortly be needing for family or friend. 

Tuesday 13 May 2014

# 18 - Nautical Challenge

Thanks to you all for your entries into our Bingo challenge it seems there are many of you who love to have a little flutter on the game of 'eyes down' for a line in Bingo. We will be announcing the Top 3 on Wednesday after 6 p.m. - another technical hitch - ( mistake made by me when setting the In Linkz - sorry everyone). The good news being you have another 24 hours to add as many entries as you wish, which will all be considered in the final choosing of the Top 3. Good luck and again many thanks for your support and patience.

Onto this week, here we are Challenge # 18 and Helen has chosen NAUTICAL  - ships and of the sea - the world is your ocean, any thing you wish, boats, ships, the sea, under the sea, on the sea,  lighthouses, piers, red, white and blue. Starting with Helen  let us have a scroll down to see what the DT have created for your pleasure and hopefully to inspire too.

Nautical - of ships and the sea. 



Close up 

Thanks once again, to the amazing and gifted Design Team, if you would like to see more of their work, simply click on their name and as if by magic, you will be transported to their blogs.
Thanks for taking the time to stop by, we do hope you will enter our challenge, I know there are millions out there to choose from, so we are always delighted when you take the time to enter our challenges. All you need to do is click on the In- Linkz below and follow the plan. Good luck and good health wishes to you.

Tuesday 6 May 2014

Bingo for Guyz

Hello everyone, I hope you have all enjoyed the BH weekend.  The weather here in the North East of England has been dry, warm and sunny, makes a lovely change to be able to enjoy the holidays. Jan has chosen her top 3, she of course, did again  find the task a difficult one, however, congratulations to our winners  and to all those who entered for without you we wouldn't be a challenge group. We would love you to tell your crafting friends about us, please display your winning badges, or our logo badge.

# 2 Jan
Very popular with all of the team, wonderful interpretation of time.

# 1 Pauline
A wonderful cute view of time.

#4 Tracy F
Amazing details for first attempt Steampunk.

Janice has chosen for the next week Bingo for Guyz From the grid below,  you are to choose 3 blocks, in any direction, any column, up, down, any line across, diagonal, any direction. Once chosen you are not allowed to use any other block on your project. You MUST add in your description which 3 squares you chose. 







Die Cut



Starting with Janice, let us see the inspiration from the Design Team.

Embossing, Sentiment and Button.

Blue, Image and Brads

Die-cut, Image and Embossing - Diagonal

Embossing , Sentiment and Buttons

Brads, Image and Blue

Die cut, Image and Embossing

Distressing, Image and Sentiment

Twine, Image and Button(s)

Thanks to the design Team for their amazing projects, if you would like more information, simply click on their name and be transported to their blogs.
You have ONE extra day again this week, the challenge will close on Tuesday 13th at 6 p.m.
The winners will be announced on Wednesday 14th before 6 p.m.

To enter, click on In linkz and follow the instructions, we don't have many rules but we do appreciate you abiding by them, for we wouldn't want to delete your entry. The more entries we have to choose the Top 3, the more difficult it is for us to choose and we like difficult. Above all, have fun and show our logo badge. (smiling)

Thursday 1 May 2014

Winners of Challenge 15 - Wheel Fun

Again I apologise for the technical difficulties which had delayed the announcement of the winners for Challenge # 15 which was for Wheel Fun, I found choosing the top three to be again, an ever so difficult task, your entries were all wonderful, within the requirements and met the challenge perfectly. Congratulations to the winners, please take a Winner's badge from the Winner's tab below our header. For the remaining entrants, please remember this all comes down to personal taste, which is why every week, here at Cardz 4 Guyz, a different team member chooses the winners. Without further ado, drum roll please.................................

#7 Carol L
So many textures adding interest, liked the metal elements.

#9 Pia
So colourful, and great fun.

#11 Beryl T
Super back ground paper, great element with the cogs, exciting image.

Oh! is that a Fruedian slip? All winners have used a  motor bike, I have just spotted, 
Brrmmmmmmm think I better get on the throttle and make a quick exit down the highway. 

Thank you to everyone who took part and again I apologise for the delay. 
Our current challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz  is TIME which is below this item.