Sunday, September 16, 2012

BTC&G Male Challenge Reminder

Back with my mid month make to remind everyone that there is a forthnight left to enter By the Cute and Girly's Men/Boys challenge.  Details of rules and prizes here
While we were beachcombing in Donegal I found the end of an old tobacco tin with the government health warning on it.
So I decided to make a present suitable for a man, maybe especially a man who smokes!

If you look closely you can see the word "bás"  which is the Irish for Death so I suppose thats the Smoking kills bit!
The background is an old IKEA mirror frame that I painted with pald yellow and orangey gold to get a rusty effect.  Then I glued the tobacco tin end over the mirror.
Who says Men are difficult to buy/make presents for? lol!
TFL and remember BTC&G is an all crafts challenge not just for cardmakers so go on - spoil some man you know with a crafty make! 
Ger x

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Result of Draw for Crochet Brooches

Sorry for the delay in drawing the winners but OH arranged a surprise trip to Donegal for a few days and everything has slipped backwards.   Anyway here are the results!!!!

The Winner of the Brooch, drawn from blog comments, is BABE!!!  Big Congrats!!  I have emailed you for your address.

Winners of Blog + FaceBook comments are CraftsbySabrinaBowden and NannyMaggie.  Sabrina and Maggie were the only people who left comments on blog + FB so they get a brooch each.   Congratulations ladies and well wear!  Will contact ye via FB.

Finally the winner of the FaceBook brooch is Lia, Congratulations!  Think I have your address already!

Thank you to everybody who took the time to enter and who knows there might be another Giveaway sooner or later!

Ger x

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Men/Boys challenge at By the Cute and Girly

Hi Everybody,
This  month our DT boss, Lora, has chosen Men/Boys as our challenge theme.

Make something for a boy/man or use a male image on your creation.Remember you can make anything you like, from a card to knitting and anything in between.

As always we have some great prizes up for grabs

Prize 1: $20 gift certificate from Simon Says Stamp 

Prize 2: £10 gift certificate from Joanna Sheen

Prize 3: $20 Gift Certificate from Fred She Said who has given the design team some fabulous images to use.  Please pop over to the challenge blog to see their creations and get some inspiration.

Well, I have been drifting away from card-making lately so I decided to alter a plain note book for OH to use at his Italian evening classes.  This is his 3rd year doing these classes so he should be at the stage of writing a bit down!

First I decided on a Red/White/Green colour scheme (the Italian Flag) and replaced the girly pink ribbon bookmark with some green ribbon with a white stripe.  Then I covered the back, front and inside covers with red paper.

 Front cover edged with Basic Grey "Out of Print" paper, Hero Arts stamp "Italy background" and various Prima frame stamps.
 Inside of front cover using  a Prima notelet with MENU stamped on it, more little framed words made with Prima stamps and the Trattoria image is cut out of the brochure from the local Italian restaurant.
Scooter is a Kanban stamp mounted on another Prima notelet to decorate inside of back cover (these little packs of notelets are very useful!)
Back of notebook is decorated with more Out of Print paper, a La Blanche stamp with what I hope is Italian writing and a Hero Arts border stamp.
Anyway, OH was delighted with it and as it is our wedding anniversary on 1st September that is my present to him.
So why not make the Man/Boy in your own life a little surprise present and enter it in our Challenge?   Details HERE
Happy Crafting
Ger x


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