Wednesday, 30 April 2014

April Challenge - One For The Boys

Welcome to a new challenge at 
The Crafting Cafe
This month our theme is
One For The Boys
To make it even more fun, we have not just one but two sponsors!
Our  first sponsor this month is the fabulous

Kenny K

Who is offering a prize of
3 images of the winners choice

This is the card that I made using one the images from Kenny K.

Our second sponsor is the lovely Teri of

Delicious Doodles
Delicious Doodles

who is once again offering a prize of
4 images of the winners choice

Here is the project that I made using the Delicious Doodles image...

Now it's over to you - we would love to see all the fantastic projects that you create for our
 'One for the boys' theme.
Please remember to have a peek at our rules before you enter -
 you will find them over in the side bar.
If you are stuck for inspiration,  keep checking the blog over the whole month of the challenge 
as the Design Team have lots of wonderful projects to share with you.

Happy Crafting
Nikki x

One for the Boys-Amy A.

Hi Folks
Hope you are enjoying the nicer weather. I love the warmer days of spring!

Amy A.  here with a little inspiration for our current For The Boys challenge.  We have two great sponsors this month, Kenny K and Delicious Doodles.  
I used a great image from Delicious Doodles for my inspiration project.

Now it's over to you - we would love to see all the fantastic projects that you create for our
 'One for the boys' theme.
Please remember to have a peek at our rules before you enter -
 you will find them over in the side bar. 

Happy Crafting
Amy A.

Monday, 28 April 2014

Seeing Double...

This month we have two sponsors... and us lucky DT peeps have had the chance to use an image from both for our inspiration projects...

First up, I've used Stargazer from Delicious Doodles. I imported the image into Silhouette Studio, used the trace and resize functions to create a cut file to fit a square 10x10cm and cut from black cards. For the backgrounds, I've used two techniques, masking the moon circle first: the first was a PanPastel gradient, spraying with fixative, splattering with white acrylic from a toothbrush and then stamping Stampscape images over the top with Jet Black Archival Ink. The second was an old Royal Blue Dylusions Ink Spray, edged at the top with Black Soot Distress Ink once dry before splattering and stamping as before. I matted onto white, then sparkly deep blue card before sticking the silhouette over on foam pads:

The acrylic paint takes up the dye from the ink spray and discolours, but I think I prefer the watermark effect the spray gives over the PanPastel. Either way, they are a perfect background for the stunning Stargazer silhouette.

And my second card features Dirt Bike Mike from our other sponsor, Kenny K. Again, I imported the image into Silhouette Studio, traced the outline, then set an offset to cut away from the lines and welded it to a rectangle 13cm x 26cm so that it would fold to make a 13cm square card. A bit of slope making using the edit points function allowed me to have Mike and his dirt bike run down a cut away. Add the text, and cut out from your favourite ProMarker card. I also a cut a second (without the text) from a background colour card and embellished that with several layers of Picket Fence Distress Stain to make dust clouds on the back of the inside.

ProMarkers used:
Ground/Mud: Tan / Cinnamon / Burnt Sienna
Tyres/Metal: Ice Grey 2-5
Blues: Pastel Blue / Cornflower / China Blue
Flames: Sunflower / Crimson

Sunday, 27 April 2014

April One for the boys challenge - Angelie

Hi there

Hope you are enjoying this month's challenge.

I always find cards for men/boys so much harder to design than feminine ones but loved this image from Kenny K. I used some background paper with stylised buildings and added a pop of colour with the cap and car.

Still a few days to go if you haven't already entered the challenge this month!


Thursday, 24 April 2014

One for the Boys - Sammy

Hello everyone, Sammy here with another DT card for you on our One for the Boys theme.

I know a lot of people struggle with them, but I love making boys cards! in fact, before I got into the shabby chic thing, most of my cards were boys ones!

As you have probably noticed already, we have a couple of brilliant sponsors this month, one of which is Kenny K, whose image I have used here on my card.

I figured it was the perfect image for a thank you card, to show appreciation for those handy folks who help out with jobs that need doing from time to time. My hubby is usually that person, so technically I wouldn't need the card myself, but you get the gist, lol.

More info about this card can be found on my blog.

Have a fabulous day!


Tuesday, 22 April 2014

One For The Boys - Dawn 2

Hi all, Dawn here with my 2nd DT sample for this months challenge 
This time I have used a Kenny K Image - Present Surprise.
To enter the challenge click here
For more about my card, click here visit my blog.
I can't wait to see what you create!

Monday, 21 April 2014

One for the boys - Another one from Amanda

Hi again, this month's challenge has two sponsors and, although I've already shared a project using a Delicious Doodles image, I thought I'd do a second project featuring something from Kenny K.  The image I've chosen is Dirt Bike Mike, and here's my project.  For more info, please visit my blog.

Sunday, 20 April 2014

A Boy's Birthday

Hello from The Sparkly Fairy! This month we have been celebrating boys birthdays at the Crafting Cafe with the help of our lovely sponsors Kenny K and Delicious Doodles.

I chose to a Delicious Doodles image to make my card.

I have used souffle pens and glitter pens as well as Promarkers to colour the cake. I added stamped bunting and a greeting in a flag shape to finish.

I hope you are inspired to join in our challenge!

Enjoy the fabulous Easter weekend!

Saturday, 19 April 2014

One For The Boys - Mags

Hi Folks
Hope you are all okay and looking forward to your Easter break.

Mags here with a little inspiration for our current For The Boys challenge.  We have two great sponsors this month, Kenny K and Delicious Doodles.  
I used a great image from Kenny K for my inspiration project.

I coloured the image with promarkers before matting onto brown card and edging with some faux stitching.  I used various papers from my paper box.  I added a sentiment, some card candi and a little wooden cog.
For more details just pop over to my blog.

Hope you like my inspiration and you join in our challenge.

Bye for now

Thursday, 17 April 2014

April Challenge - One for the Boys - Samantha K

Hey Everyone :) I hope everyone is OK? Wow this year is flying by!

Its that time of the month, where I can hopefully offer a little bit of inspiration for our April Challenge. Our wonderful sponsors this month, are KennyK & Delicious Doodles  

I used Cool Trucker from KennyK

I used a DP that was like a city scape, so it would give the impression of him driving through the city - If you would like to find more details on my card or for more piccies, please pop over to my blog.

I hope you will be inspired to enter our One for the boys Challenge and don't forget to check back later in the month for more DT inspiration.

Happy Crafting,
Samantha K

I have used an image from Delicious Doodles 
called the Harbour Scene
coloured it with 
Promarkers and Flexmarkers

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

One for the boys

Hi. Just thought I would pop by with my card for this months challenge. 
Our sponsors this month are  Kenny K and Delicious Doodles. Having 3 sons, I tend to use Kenny K a lot and I love this image. To see what I have used, pop on over to my blog. Hope you like.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

One For The Boys - Denise - Sail Away...

Hello everyone, Denise here!
This is the card I've designed for our April challenge. 

The image I have used is 
from Delicious Doodles one of our sponsors.

 The card is called Sail Away and I've vintage-ized it!  
I love the shabby vintage look!
For more info, visit my blog here

Monday, 14 April 2014

One for the Boys, by Amanda

Hello!  This month's challenge is "One for the Boys" and for my card I've chosen an image that's perfect for this lovely weather - Harbour Scene, by Delicious Doodles.  I hope you like what I've done with it.  For more info, please see my blog here.

Friday, 11 April 2014

One for the Boy's

Hi, I know I'm a bit late, my post is supposed to be on the 11th of the month and it's nearly the 12th but better late than never. Here is my inspiration for this month challenge which is "One for the Boys". We have 2 sponsors this month, aren't we lucky 2 chances to win, so I have made a card from both. 

My first card is done with an image from Delicious Doodles called Stargazer.

My second card is from our other sponsor which is Kenny K and this is called Cool Trucker.

I hope you like them, please join in our challenge this month and pop back for still more inspiration from my fellow DT members during the rest of the month.

Sunday, 6 April 2014

March Winners & Top 3

Hi everyone,
Dawn here with the Winner & Top 3 for our March 
Clean & Simple Challenge
Thanks to everyone who entered, as usual the standard was very high.
Unfortunately we had to discount a few of the entries as they didn't follow the rules!

Please be sure to read over our rules before you enter the challenges.
You will find them at the top of the side bar
There aren't many but we do ask you to follow them, 
this keeps it fair for everyone!

So, without further ado, here are the
Winner & Top 3

Winner Of our LEJ Designs
Sponsor prize of 4 images.

Please email us at to claim your prize &
 don't forget to pick up your winners badge 

Winner's badge

Top 3

Collect your badge from below ladies & wear it with pride on your blog!

Top 3 Badge

Don't forget to enter our current challenge
One For The Boys!

Saturday, 5 April 2014

One For The Boys - Dawn

Good Morning Bloggers!
Here's my DT inspration card for current challenge here at 
This months theme is One For The Boys!
Here's my card

The image I have used is the fantastic
from one of this months sponsors

Grab a Banner

We are also sponsored this month by 
 I'll share a card using one of their fantastic images a bit later on!
Can't wait to see what you create!
You can find more about this card on my blog!

Thursday, 3 April 2014

One For The Boys...

Hi Erin here today with my DT Card.  Details of my card can be found on my blog Erins Crafty Side

Hugs Erin x