Sunday, 6 April 2014

Crazy Crafters April Blog Hop

Welcome to the April Crazy Crafters Blog Hop! This month we decided to go with the ever fearful Masculine cards as our theme. If your anything like me coming up with ideas for when you have a card to make for a member of the Male population your mind will come up blank! Therefore we decided to put together this blog hop to help give you and ourselves some inspiration for when you need to make those dreaded cards. So sit back relax and enjoy all the amazing creations from my fellow Crazy Crafters as you hop around our blogs.

You should have just left the amazing Kate Benade at Kate Benade Stampin Up Demonstrator if so you are on track, if not don't worry there is a full line up list at the bottom of this post so you don't have to miss a thing!

When this theme was set I realized I really didnt have any Masculine stamps so it was good for making me go out and order some instead of always ordering the pretty girly ones. The stamp set The Open Sea caught my attention when I was deciding on stamps to order and therefore became my stamp set of choice for this blog hop.

I tried to keep it simple but I also wanted to use all the stamps! I couldn't help myself I just had tooo!! However I did try and do it in an appealing way by using a few of the stamps as backgrounds. with the world stamp behind the sentiment especially I stamped it off twice before actually stamping on the card stock. Without doing this the map was to prominent and the sentiment got lost.

I love the way Crumb Cake and Pacific point work together with this stamp set though I look forward to playing with some more colour combos as well. now if you know the stamp set you might think that as I said I wanted to use all the stamps, from looking at the front I didn't. As much as I wanted to squeeze that awesome little compass in there it was just far to crowded to do that so I showed some self restraint and...

...Put it on the inside instead! I just couldn't help myself I needed the compass on the card and I think it works on the inside don't you? Thank you for checking out my card and if you have any questions on how it was made or measurements feel free to ask, the list of products used can be found below.
Thank you for your time in joining us on our blog hop and I hope you find some inspiration to work on those Masculine cards some more! Now it is time for me to send you on your way to Angela Lorenz at Angs Crafty Cards and again if you are lost the full line up is at the bottom of the blog to help you get around and see all the hop has to offer.

Full Line Up:
1. Nicole Spicer at Handmade By Nicole Spicer
2. Kylie Bertucci at Crafty Kylie
3. Tamie Holt at Tamie Luvs Craft 2
4. Teena Maher at Stamping With Teena
5. Sue Wdowik at Nigh Nigh Birdie
6. Carolina Evans at Studio Evans
7. Kate Benade at Kate Benade Stampin Up Demonstrator
8. Sarah Rae Oakes at Stampin' Up! With Sarah
9. Angela Lorenz at Angs Crafty Cards
10. Petra Tailor at Tailored Craftiness
11. Karen Coulter at Stamping k'oz
12. Deborah Raymer at Debzhouse Stamping
13. Michelle Mills at Hello Day Cards