Tuesday 26 August 2014

Steampunk Challenge # 33 and a DT CALL

Thanks to those who took part in our Stepper challenge, we would have liked to see more entries, but we also ae aware of athe time of year, and maybe the idea of a Stepper card didn't appeal to you. Hoping you will like the new challenge to follow , we are also this week starting a DT CALL, all information to follow but first we must award our Top 3. Congratulations to all 3, please collect your winner's badge from the Winner's tab.
Top 3 Winners  in numerical order
# 2 Fabiola
A very clever way to use a stepper card.

# 3 Mryna Sweet
So full of interest and a great fun card.

An amazingly detailed and very clever construction.

We are looking to expand our DT, a few of the current members will be stepping down at the end of the summer, starting today for four weeks you have the opportunity to apply to be part of the DT. 
 The closing date will be 23rd September- new DT to commence 30th September. 
Initial term to be six months, producing a project for each of the weekly challenges.
To enter your project into two other appropriate challenges, abiding by their rules.
To comment on participants entries according to the rota. 
To share in choosing themes and choosing the Top 3. 
To have fun and enjoy being part of a friendly team whose aim is to either reduce or eradicate
 the difficulty card makers feel about making MALE orientated cards. 
If your interested add DT after your name, please be sure to have your 
email address on your blog so I may contact you. Thank you.

NOW  let's get down to the subject for the next week.
STEAMPUNK - Anything or anywhere your imagination takes you, must be for a MALE. 

Let us see the amazing talent of the Design Team


GDT Alycia

This is Alycia's last week with us as a GDT and we want to say thank you to her for her great cards over the past month - we hope you've enjoyed your time with us.  
Thanks to the Design Team for their amazing Steampunk inspiration.
If you would like to visit them, click on their names to go directly to their blogs.
To enter your creation please click on the blue box below and follow the simple instructions.

Tuesday 19 August 2014

A Stepper Card

Here we are again, shame about the weather in the UK, following our beautiful sunny spell all too short we have had rain for days on end. One benefit being we can get to stay indoors and spend time crafting. I would like to thank those who enjoyed our last challenge of cameras, it wasn't an easy challenge and we didn't expect a lot of entries but are thrilled with the standard of entries which always makes it difficult not to choose you all but the rules say a Top 3 and I can't be breaking them too many times. LOL Congratulations to the Top 3, please, if you haven't already got a Top 3 winner's badge, please take a copy from our Winner's tab and show it with pride on your own blog. In numerical order the winners are:-
#3 Hazel

#4 Sherryn

#6 Joan W
Thanks to everyone who joined us in the challenge, we hope to see you again very soon, we are a weekly challenge blog so why don't you become a follower, we are so pleased to be slowly gathering followers, we would like to thank each and everyone of the 125 followers, we would so love to reach 200 before the end of the year. 

Challenge #32 A Stepper Card
There are many versions of a stepper card, we need to see a minimum of one fold which can be 
judged as being a step in the card. If you go to either You Tube or Pinterest and type in Stepper Card you will find many varied tutorials and samples. Remember we are for MALE orientated cards only. 
Let us see the wonderful inspiration from the Design Team. 

Don't forget - if you'd like to join us as a Guest Designer for a month, just add 'GDT' after your name when you link up your entry and our GDT Hostess Helen will be in touch with you.  

If you would like to know more of the wonderful Design Team's inspiration, 
click on their name, and you will be taken to their blog. 
Many thanks once again to all our followers and entrants.
 My thanks to the Design Team for their wonderful inspirational projects. 
If you would like to enter click on the blue box below - follow the simple instructions . 

Tuesday 12 August 2014

Challenge # 31 - Cameras/Photos

Hello again, welcome to our challenge blog for male oriented paper making projects. Before we get to our current challenge we need to announce our Top 3 for last week - which was - A Song Title. Choosing only 3 is difficult, for we so much appreciate the effort you have gone to in taking part, so a huge thank you to everyone. Congratulations to the Top 3, please take your badge from our Winner's tab, and we hope you will share it on your blogs. In numerical order our winners this week are:-
#2 Pia
'Monkey' - it's so cute with wonderful colouring

#8 Ruth
Puff the Magic Dragon - I adore 'Puff' he is so adorable, terrific design
#9 Coops
Frosty the Snowman - this is the scariest snowman I have ever seen,
 the colouring is perfect, a great design.

Once again thanks to everyone who has taken part we hope we can interest you with our next challenge which has been chosen by Janice who sadly is still unwell and unable to be with us.

Challenge # 31 - Cameras/Photos
Anything to do with a camera, photos, please remember we do like to see all forms of paper crafting, scrapbooking, mini albums, gift cards, tags, as well as the popular cards. 
Here are the fabulous inspirational projects from our design team. 

Don't forget - if you'd like to be a Guest Designer with us for a month, add GDT after your challenge entry and our GDT Hostess Helen will contact you.

Thanks to the Design Team and to our Guest Designer for their wonderful inspirational
projects. We hope we have provided you with ideas to go ahead with your project.
If you want to know more about the samples above, click on the Designers name which will take you to their blog. To enter click on the blue box below and follow the simple intructions. Have fun.

Tuesday 5 August 2014

Challenge #30 - A Song Title

The weather seems to have cooled for most of us in the UK, I hope your all enjoying the summer break. We were delighted with the wonderful entries for our challenge last week for Anything But a Card, there is a lot of talent in blogland and we thank you for sharing it with us. Helen did have a difficult time,  but finally made her decision. Congratulations to the Top 3 but remember every entry we receive makes the challenges successful.
The Top 3 Winners
 Please take your Top 3 winners badge from the Winners tab, we do hope to see you again.

#4 kavitha
'Something really different with great attention to detail.'

#7 Avril B 
'Beautifully put together - and a great construction'

#9 Pamellia
'Stunning stamping on such a small scale'

Thanks to Helen for such a good choice for a challenge and for choosing the winners. 
Well done to everyone for the wonderful entries from you all. 
Now for our next challenge. Kim has chosen our next challenge,  which will be 
Challenge # 30 - A SONG TITLE
To create a project which suits a song title. You MUST add the song title in a prominent place for us to see it and relate to your card, otherwise it makes it even more difficult when choosing the Top 3. 

Thanks to the Design Team once again for their amazing inspirational input.
Kim and Janice are taking breaks at present. 

Song - Up, up and away by Dionne Warwick

Song - Driving In  My Car - by Madness

Song - Africa - by Toto

Song - Bird On A Wire by Neville Brothers

Song - Sailing  by Rod Stewart

Again thanks to the Design Team for their amazing creations. 

We'd also like to introduce you to our GDT forAugust

Alycia from Happy Chick Designs

and here's a little bit about Alycia:

"I live in Houston, Texas with my awesome husband and three wonderful children ages 8, 5 and 2.  If I'm not chasing after them, I can be found running, reading or crafting.

I couldn't be more thrilled to join the Cardz 4 Guyz design team for the month.  Thank you so much for having me :)"

and this is Alycia's  fabulous card:

Her song title is 'Puff the Magic Dragon'

Would like to join us as a Guest Designer for a month?  We're currently looking for people to join us during October, November and December.

During your month as a Guest Designer you would be making a card for each of our challenges which usually means four or in some months five cards as we're a weekly challenge blog.  

If you're interested in joining us please add 'GDT' after your name when you link up your card and our GDT Hostess Helen will be in touch with you.
We hope we have inspired you.
Time for you to start thinking of Song Titles then for you to create a project to suit. Have fun.
To view any of the DT just click on their names to be taken to their blogs.
To enter you click on the blue box below and follow the simple instructions. Thank you.