Sunday, 30 June 2013

Here Come The Boys - June Challenge

Good morning all, you talented crafters,
it's Dawn here with your June Challenge here at
The Crafting Cafe, 
where our theme is "Here Come The Boys"
Let your mind go wild! Make a card or something else
for a man in your life! We don't mind what age he is!
You can create anything you like, a card, a handcrafted gift,
an altered item.........the choice is yours!

Don't forget it's Fathers Day on the 16th June in the UK!

Our sponsor this for month is the truly awesome

Regular Sponsor

One lucky winner will win 4 images of their choice!

The team are always very excited when they get to play with Teri's
 amazing images, so don't forget to check back every couple of days
throughout the month to see their wonderful creations!
I've seen a few of them already & they are not to be missed!

Don't forget we post our winners on the 6th of the month so 
if you were among the few but fantastic entries we had
last month you could well be a winner!

Here's my card for your inspiration!

I've used the fabulous Vintage Spitfire image for my card!
More details here!

Lindsay has also done a card using the Vintage Spitfire Image you can  find the details  on her blog here

So, off you pop, create something wonderful for the man in your life,
don't forget to check the rules in the side bar,then pop back, add your link
to the linky below! We can't wait to see what you come up with!
The DT posts will be directly below this one, so scroll on
down for more inspiration!

Thursday, 27 June 2013

Mechanised Greetings Card

'Mechanised Greetings Card' by Neil Burley

For the 'Here Come the Boys' theme this month, I used the 'Chain + Cog Frame' from Delicious Doodles. I used MS Word to shrink the first copy to A6 size, the second slightly smaller, and the third slightly smaller still before laser printing onto thin card. I fussy-cut each of the centres out so they could be layered.

My background is a scanned copy of one of my GelliArt plate prints, shrunk to ATC size and laser printed. I colour matched Distress Markers to colour the frames and then layered them using foam pads to stick to an A6 white card. I added a couple of Tim Holtz Idea-ology cogs, sticking them down with matt multimedium.

For the sentiment, I covered an ATC with self-adhesive foil and then hand drew the greeting into it with a fine embossing tool. I cut out the shape and then added Black Soot Distress Paint all over, waited a moment or three for it to dry, and then wiped it off with a kitchen towel trying to keep the paint in the grooves. Attach to the card with layers of foam pads, and for dressing, attach chain with brads and matt multimedium.

I finished off by adding a smear of Vintage Photo Distress Ink round the frame. Hope you like!

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Masculine card

Hello there! It's Ria here today.

I'm sharing a masculine card just fit for this month's theme "Here Comes the Boys" I used a digi image from Delicious Doodles called Vintage Norton.
The image is already perfect on its own so I did only minor coloring with Promarkers.

As this is intended for a guy recipient, I embossed the background with chevron and added minimal embellishments.

There's still time to play in this month's challenge so go grab you stash and make one card for the boys.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

June Challenge - Here Come The Boys

Hi everyone, it`s Debbie here 
& its my turn to show you a card that will hopefully inspire you to enter our challenge this month. 
The theme is Here Come The Boys
& our fab sponsor is 

For more info on my card pop over & visit my blog...everyone welcome 
Happy crafting xxxxx

Sunday, 23 June 2013

Hiya Sylvia here I hope you are enjoying the sunshine,
I certainly am,
I'm in sunny Spain.
I would like to show you my DT card for the crafting café.
Our theme is Here comes the boys,

 Our sponsor this for month is the truly awesome

Regular Sponsor

One lucky winner will win 4 images of their choice!

Items used.
White & brown cardstock.
Gold mirri card.
Tyres..... from my grandson, off an old toy car.
Tyre marks (free image) 
Computor (text)

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog,
I really appreciate it x

Friday, 21 June 2013

Black and white

I just fell in love with the images for this month.
And thanks to Dawn (massive thanks again Dawn!) I was able to play with them... my computer wouldn't talk to my printer so Dawn was kind enough to print me off some images to create with.

This is the card I made to share with you this month...

It's been great seeing all the wonderful cards you have been creating this month too.
Thank you for joining in with the challenge.

Happy crafting
Nikki x

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Day 19 at The Crafting Cafe

Morning Folks
It's Mags here and welcome to Day 19 of our current challenge at The Crafting Cafe.  Our sponsor for this challenge is Delicious Doodles and I used one of their fab images for my inspiration project.

This image worked really well for our Here Come The Boys theme.  Lots of inking, distressing and mica powders used on this one.  For more details please pop by my blog which can be found here.  

Thanks for popping by and do hope you will join in with the challenge.  The closing date is the end of June so you still have plenty of time left to get creating.

Bye for now

Monday, 17 June 2013

Day 17 - Here Come the Boys

Hello Everyone! It's Day 17, so it's my turn!! As you know, we have a fab theme this month - Here Come the Boys, and we are being sponsored by Delicious Doodles!
I chose the Spitfire as my digi, and this is what I did!
Please pop over to my blog and see how I did what I did and why I did it!!
Remember you have until the end of this month to enter our challenge, and stand in line to win 4 digis of your choice!
Thanks for stopping by; pop by again on the 19th for the next creative instalment!
Love and light
Claire xx

Saturday, 15 June 2013

June Challenge - Here Come The Boys!

Hi Everyone, it's Claire S here with you today to share my card for June's challenge!

The challenge this month is 'Here Come The Boys' and very appropriate too with Father's Day tomorrow here in the UK!

Our sponsor this month is Delicious Doodles and they are offering four great digi images of your choice to the lucky winner!

So here is my card, created with the Scottish Castle image from our sponsor:

For details of the supplies I used to make my card this month please pop on over *HERE* to visit my personal blog.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you join our challenge this month!

Claire x

Thursday, 13 June 2013

June Challenge by Amanda

Hi everyone, Amanda here with my take on this month's challenge - Here Come the Boys.  Our sponsor for June is Delicious Doodles, and I've chosen their exquisitely detailed Vintage Spitfire image, as vintage planes are a bit of an obsession for me.  It's a great image if you're not that keen on colouring in, as all the shading's done for you.  I've added just a hint of colour to mine using my beloved watercolour pencils.

My project is a circular easel card inspired by the WWII RAF roundel.  I say 'inspired by' because I've taken liberties with the sizes of the circles - err, I did mention my aircraft obsession, didn't I? :-)  The base of my easel card is covered with a map of the area around Eastleigh, which is where the first Spitfires were built.  Hmm, perhaps I should have kept that bit of geeky obsessiveness to myself...

I hope you like it.  More details are on my blog, including close-ups of how the Spitfire is attached (it bounces around really nicely!).  Happy crafting!

Sunday, 9 June 2013

Here come the Boys Challenge - Day 9

Hello everyone, it's Michelle here and ready for Day 9 of our Here Come the Boys monthly challenge at The Crafting Cafe!

I LOVE making masculine cards, I realize that seems to be out of the norm for most but I have more difficulty with frilly & feminine cards!

Our sponsor for this challenge is Delicious Doodles and the lucky winner will receive 4 images of their choice!

I chose to work with Vintage Norton Bike.  I decided not to color to the image myself, rather I formatted the image from black to brown.  The papers are from the Back to Backs collection by Bo Bunny, the tiles are from Tim Holtz and the rest of the embellies are from my stash.

Father's Day is almost here so get your mojo going and start creating!

Friday, 7 June 2013

Marleen DT.

Hi everyone..

Marleen here... :-)

Its my turn to show what I have made for this months challenge.
The fantastic image I have used is from this months sponcer

Here is what i have made:

 I kept it simple. Personally I find mens cards work best when they are kept simple.

 An amazing digi stamp from Delicious Doodles.

 I used my new toy, a present from my hubby. The clock & hands die from Marianne Designs.

  I used an embossing folder to create the back ground.
And that is it.
I hope you like what I made.
Thank you fro stopping by & for any comments.
If you wish to see more of my work, why not join me on my 

Thursday, 6 June 2013

May Challenge Winners

Hiya lovelies,  Lindsay here with our May challenge winner and top 3, before we go on to that the Crafting Cafe Team would like to thank everyone who joined in, your makes were all fantastic.

Our randomly selected winner this month is ..........................#7  Barbara Daines  

You have won the prize from our fantastic sponsor

Please take your badge & wear it with pride on your blog 

then email us at with
May Challenge Winner in the subject line to claim your prize!

Now on to our Top 3 in no particular order

La-vie B



Congratulations ladies you'll find your Top 3 badge below

Now, don't forget there's still plenty of time to play in our current challenge
Here Come The  Boys

Well done again to everyone and thank you all for joining in with us.

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Marlene's DT card

Marlene - Using Sponsor Image Vintage Spitfire

Delicious Doodles Digi (Vintage Spitfire)
White Plain Card
Blue Card
X-cut Scalloped Square Dies
Papermania Burleigh Blue and Best of British Papers
Kaisercraft Sentiment stamp
Tim Holtz distressing Tool

Monday, 3 June 2013

June Challenge - Here Come The Boys - By Lindsay

Hiya lovelies, Lindsay here, today I have my second Here Come The Boys  themed make to show you, using a fabulous Delicious Doodles digi

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you will all join in with our challenge and if you wish to know more details about the things used for making the card please hop over to my blog

Lindsay xx

Sunday, 2 June 2013

Castle in the Moonlight Card

Hi all
Christine here with my card for the June Challenge
I've used the lovely image A Scottish Castle from 

I thought I would add a moon and stars plus only use a couple of colours as
 the image is quite detailed but also very versatile.
 You could really colour in the image or just leave it fairly plain as I have. 
It would look lovely both ways.

I love these images.
Have a go at this month's challenge and see what you can come up with.