Sunday, August 5, 2012

SC #052/12 : STAMPIN' UP!'S UP, UP & AWAY

I am really pleased to announce that, for the month of August, I have a guest spot on the Design Team at Sunny Challenges & Creations!!  I've been following, and playing along with a number of the challenges on, this site since it started a year ago, so I am honoured to be a Guest Designer this month.

This week's challenge is to use the sketch below as a starting point, for a masculine project.  This is the first sketch I have ever designed, and I must say I'm pretty happy with myself! LOL.  With Father's Day coming up (at least in the Southern Hemisphere) next month, it's a good time to think about card/s needed for that day.  Or, you might just like to make a card for another special male in your life.  Here's the sketch:

..... and here is my card, using Up, Up & Away (a great stamp set for 'the boys'):

Stamps: Up, Up & Away, For My Family, Texture jumbo stampin' around wheel
Card: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Marina Mist
DSP: Letters to Santa Designer Series Paper
Ink: Crumb Cake stampin' pad and marker, Early Espresso, Marina Mist and Real Red stampin' pads
Other: Color Spritzer tool, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Jewelry Tag punch, Square Lattice embossing folder, Linen Thread, Brights brads, Mat Pack & Paper-piercing tool, stampin' dimensionals, jumbo brad (Very Vanilla), flag dies (not SU!), sponge daubers, edge distressing tool

Make sure you check out the rest of the samples from the Design Team, and we hope you play along this week!


  1. Great card and sketch, very clever use of the tiny tag punch too...go you! Congrats on your DT spot. xxx

  2. Thanks for a great sketch to start off your time as guest designer. We are very excited to have you join the team.

    I loved the sketch but have trouble with male cards.

    Your card is absolute gorgeous. I love the balloons and the detail with the tags and brads. I am sure any Dad would love to receive this card.

  3. Woohoo, Congratulations on GD spot Christine, & on your awesome sketch!!! Love the card you have created with it. Those little brad/tag trims are adorable & the mix of colours is fabulous. Perfect male card! Hugs :)

  4. Cool! Congrats on your guest design team spot Christine. Awesome sketch and love the card you've designed. Those little tags are great!


  5. What a great card! Congrats on the DT gig. Hugs xxx

  6. What a great card - I love your arrangement of everything - especially the little "hinges" along the side. It's a fabulous masculine card.

  7. This is a great male's card & sketch Christine. I love all the colours, use of tages & brads. Those balloons are just sailing through the air with the "greatest of ease!" Thanks so much for agreeing to being our Guest Designer. We are very excited & happy to have you on board!

  8. Great sketch, Christine and a super masculine card. Congrats on being a Guest Designer, you'll be fab!