Tuesday 27 January 2015

#55 Let's Pretend

Hello everyone, after a few weeks of being poorly, it is so wonderful to be back, feeling much improved and so happy to be back on the blog and chatting to you all. Many thanks for the wonderful Design Team  for their support. Wow! You all certainly enjoyed last week's theme, chosen by Julie, we greatly appreciate your interest and support for Anything Goes, it is always a popular topic but we are thrilled that they were all suitable for our male orientated requirement. This of course means  Julie had a difficult task of choosing a Top 3, but with so many entrants we are going to have a Top 5 Winners, so thanks Julie for your choices which are, in numerical order.

Top 5 Winners
for Anything Goes

# 13 Ruth 
Great use of embellishments on this masculine card, always tricky to do well.

#  25 Papersniffer
Loved the design, colour choices and fab colouring on this card

#  31 Kefa
So much going on in this shaker baby card without it being over done.

# 55 Stampartpapel
 A striking CAS design, bold and v masculine.

# 61 Carol Dunham
 Very stylish and a great mix of coloured image and diecut sentiment

Congratulations to our FIVE winners,
 please take the Top 3 badge from the tab below our header.

Challenge # 55
has been chosen by Kim, who will choose the Top 3, to be announced 
along with a new challenge, next week.

Let's Pretend
( Use any faux technique - making card look like wood- faux leather  -
 there are many techniques to choose from ) add faux screws
Lots of faux techniques on Splitcoast Stampers and You Tube.
Let's Pretend  - (Dressing Up)

Kim and the remainder of the Design Team have created some fabulous
inspirational projects to hopefully have you say, " I want to try that"!

Faux Patina Technique

Faux Leather Technique

Faux Leather Technique

Faux metal using metal tape and alcohol inks

and another

Once again, I am thrilled with the work from the Design Team.
If you want to know how they have achieved the cards, click on their names or on the side bar, 
to go to their individual blogs. 
To enter please click on the blue link below, if your interested in being a Guest Designer
for a month, please add GDT after your name
. We are aiming to introduce a new Guest
 each month.
Thank you for your continued interest and support. 

Tuesday 20 January 2015

Challenge 54 - Anything Goes

Hello to everyone and welcome to Cardz 4 Guyz - it's Helen here this week posting our challenge on behalf of Caz who isn't very well at the moment.

First of all, a big thank you to everyone who joined us for our birthday challenge last week - we had a great range of entries.  

On behalf of Caz, I've chosen the Top 3 from last week's challenge and they are:

Top 3 Winners (in numerical order)

#1 - Lindyloo

#10 - Pat K

#21 - Liselot

Congratulations to you all!

Please don't forget that we're a challenge blog for guys of all ages so we only want to see masculine themed creations!!

If you're interested in joining us as a Guest Designer for a month then please add 'GDT' after your entry in this week's challenge and I'll get in touch with you - it's a great way of getting an idea of what it's like to be involved in a Design Team and we've got some great challenge themes coming up this year.

Now on to this week's challenge - it's a nice easy one for everyone - 


So it's anything goes as long as it's a masculine creation.

Here's some inspiration from our Design Team:

A really great selection of cards - if you want to know more about any of them just click on the Design Team members' names which are above the photos.

We hope we've inspired you to enter our challenge this week - don't forget only masculine creations please and add GDT if you'd like to be a Guest Designer with us.

To enter, click on the blue link below - just for this week you'll only see your name and not a thumbnail of your card.

Tuesday 13 January 2015

Happy Birthday

Wow! we are ONE year old today, Yipee we made it. A huge thank you to the Design Team, past and present for their amazing inspiration but I would also like to say a big THANK YOU to every person who has entered our challenges during this our first year, without you all playing along with us, we wouldn't be here today. Every follower is important but on this our birthday, I would like to say Hello, thank you and welcome to the latest 5 followers who have joined us.
Lisa Lynn, Lucyna, Lizzie, Beth and mscraftygrant, we look forward to you entering our challenges.
We are a challenge group to help you to make cards and other projects for the MEN and BOYS in your life.  Please remember when entering our challenges we do specialise for catering for the Guyz of all ages. We have lots of interesting challenges planned ahead for you, so hopefully you will find interest and inspiration to join in the future challenges.
Our first challenge for 2015 being Vintage, proved a popular theme, thanks to all who took part. Jan has chosen the Top 3 Winners who are ................

Top 3 Winners
(in numerical order)

#5 Lula

#8 Andrea N

#12 Diane W

Stunning ladies, please take our winners badge from the tab below the header.
Congratulations to you all. 

We would like to see a card or project which says HAPPY BIRTHDAY to any MALE 
person in your life. 

Caz will be choosing the Top 3 Winners to be announced next Tuesday.



Thanks again to the wonderful Design Team for such a wide variety of birthday cards for the 
Guyz in our lives. To visit their blogs, either click on their names above their card or 
click on the DT list on the right side of the page. 
We love to share the blog, so please don't be shy, if you would like to a Guest Designer for 
a period of one month, that will be four cards, add GDT after your name on your entry. 
To add your entry click on the blue link below. 

Tuesday 6 January 2015

Challenge # 52 - Vintage

Hello and welcome to everyone. I hope you have all had a wonderful Christmas, enjoyed  welcoming the New Year and are ready to get back to creating cards and or other projects for the MEN and BOYS in our lives. Please remember when entering our challenges we do specialise for catering for the Guyz of all ages. We have lots of interesting challenges planned ahead for you, so hopefully you will find interest and inspiration to join in the future challenges.
The winners for our last challenge were announced before our holiday break but to be sure everyone knows, here are the Top 3 winners, (names only, see previous posts for the photos).  Once again congratulations to you all, and thank you to all who entered.

Top 3 Winners 
Challenge # 51 - The Big Guy - Santa
(in mumerical order)

#3 Kat's Tails

#7 CG

#11 Chrissy

Plaease say a warm welcome to our Guest Designer for January
we are delighted to introduce


Hello, my name is Myrna Sweet. I live in Belleville, Ontario, Canada. I am retired, widowed, no kids, and have a funny little dog, called Fuji, who is "creepy" smart. I love to travel, read, and photography. I started card making in 2011 when I bought a Cricut machine. Since then, I work with dies, stamps, watercolours, Copics and more. I love learning new techniques. While I can make multi-media/layered cards, I tend to stick with more CAS designs. For more information about my cards, my dog, and me - please check out my blog at  www.sweetartdesigns.ca

I am so thrilled to be also welcoming to the Design  Team on a regular basis
our friend Joan W from Harrogate.

We are starting the new year with a choice from Jan, which is

Starting with our inspiration is Jan who will be choosing the Top 3 Winners to be
 announced next Tuesday. . 




Guest Designer Myrna

Wow! thanks, again,  to the Design Team for their wonderful projects, we hope 
you have been inspired to enter our challenge. Have fun, everyone.
If you want more information , just click in the designer's name and you will be taken
 to their blog or you can click on their names on the right side bar. 
If your interested in a short spell as a Guest Designer add GDT after your name, on your entry.
To enter please click on the In Linkz below.