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C.R.A.F.T. – Challenge 361 – Inspired by a Book

DTbadgeThis week we got our inspiration from a book. I was just reading, “MOLTO GUSTO BY MARIO BATALI’”, and thought The Paper Shelter’s, “Pizza Chef” was perfect for my card design. I started the card by die cutting an “oven” mitt using the largest die from Sellbinder’s -Shapeabilities – Nested Mittens. Next I printed, coloured (with Copics) . and fussy cut out the chef and pizza. Final step was the assemble the card. On the inside I computer generated the sentiment, “I stole a Pizza of my heart!”


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Simply Create Too – Challenge #87 Masculine


Our current challenge at Simply Create Too is to make a Masculine Card. I had this great little digi called Trattoria Chef by The Paper Shelter. I started by hand colouring the image with Copic markers. I then fuzzy cut  him out and set him aside. Next I pulled out my Mitten dies by Spellbinders and die cut the largest one. Before removing it from the die. I went around the edge with distress ink. Next I dry embossed a pattern to resemble quilting so it would look more like an oven mitt vs a winter mitten. I layered it all together using paper from my stash. The sentiments, “Hey, hey good looking” is on the outside, with “What’s you got cooking?” on the inside were computer generated.

spaghetti stc version

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spaghetti with logo

I entered my card in the following:

Cute as a Button – Challenge #10 (For the boys)
Digi Galore – Father’s Day 
Words 2 Scrap By – #18 It’s a Man’s World 
Stampin’ Royalty – #280 – Masculine Projects 
Love to Scrap – Father’s Day or Masculine Project
Mema’s Challenge – Anything Goes with optional twist: Graduation or Masculine
Polkadoodles -No.21 Father’s Day or Anything Male

My ‘o’ My, Pizza Pie!

For the current challenge, Cardz 4 Guyz challenged us  to make a Male card of favorite hobbies/pastimes. My late husband loved to make home made pizza, and they were truly wonderful (I can’t say that about his Chinese cooking-lol). In honour of all those great “home chefs” out there I made this card.

pizza pieI hand coloured the outline digi of The Pizza Man by The Paper Shelter with Copic Markers. I fuzzy cut him out and set aside. Next I made my Pizza dough & green pepper using a scallop die from Spellbinders, and various round dies from MFT – Circle Stax for the sauce/olives/pepperoni/cheese. For the pepperoni I added detail with Copic markers. I also brushed the edges of some of the die cuts with Distress Inks. The sentiment was computer generated. The background paper was from my stash.

I am entering this card into the following:

Cardz 4 Guyz – Challenge # 61 Hobbies/Pastimes (Cooking)

Stamping Sensations – March Challenge – One for the Guys

Challenge Up Your Life – Challenge #10 Masculine

Daring Cardmakers – Bake off

Southern Girls Challenges – Boys, boys, boys