Sunday, May 18, 2014

New Challenge #85 at Glitter N Sparkle

It's Sunday again.
Well I've been a busy little bee this week,
I was asked to make some cards to donate
for a charity sale this weekend.
So I've spent most of the week making 
around 100 quick cards for all occasions.

Then as well as that 
I've been trying to get myself organised 
for my Sisters Hen Do next weekend.
Forgot just how much you need 
to sort out for a holiday.
but panic over I found my Passport (lol)
got my Spending Money,
and even remembered Travel Insurance.
Just need to do the Washing, Ironing 
and pack my Suitcase 

Anyway here is my project for this Week.
I'm using an Image that I already own,
by the very talented 
Mitzi Sato-Wuiff's Images:-

The Theme at 
Glitter n Sparkle is:-
Male Card/Masculine Colours

Our Sponsors this week are:-

The Doodle Garden who are offering
3 Images from their store

The Stamping Boutique who are offering
3 Images from their store
(4 if you used one of their images)

Eureka who are offering
5 Images from their store

QKR Stampede who are offering
5 Images from their store

Aurora Wings who are offering
an $10 Gift Certificate for their store

My project for this week is:-

Warrior and His Pack of Wolves Digi Stamp 
from Aurora Wings
(one of our sponsors)

I thought this Image would be perfect to make a 
'Game of Thrones' Fathers Day Card.
And I know a certain someone who thinks 
it is the best thing out at the moment.
With the Wolves and Snow, 
it just reminded me of
Jon Snow of the Nights Watch,
with Ghost, Summer and ShaggyDog...

To began with I used an A4 sheet of 
Pearl Black Card
(Ross Papers)
and cut it to make a 16.5x24cm Rectangle.
Then Scoring it at 4cm, 8cm and 16cm
to make the folds.
This is my Base Card.

Next I printed off the image for this project,

on White DC Paper.

I coloured in my Image 
using my Promarker Pens.
               Skin -                Vanilla
                                        Dusky Pink (Mouth)
               Hair -                 Burnt Sienna
                                        Cool Grey 5
               Tunic -              Cool Grey 2
                                        Pastel Blue
               Belts -               Burnt Sienna
                                        Cool Grey 3
               Boot/Gloves -    Burnt Sienna
                                        Cool Grey 3
               Fur Cloak -        Cool Grey 1
                                        Cool Grey 3
                                        Cool Grey 4
               Outside Cloak - Black
               Inside Cloak -    Cool Grey 4
                                        Cool Grey 5
               Scarf -               Cool Grey 4
                                        Cool Grey 5
               Snow -              Pastel Blue
               Sword -             Cool Grey 4
               Wolf Mouths -   Dusky Rose
               Wolf Eyes -       Gold
               Wolf Fur -         Cool Grey 1
                                        Cool Grey 2
                                        Cool Grey 3
                                        Cool Grey 4
For the Sword Blade I used a Metallic Silver Gel Pen. 
And for Highlighting I used a Black Fibre-tip Pen
on the Outside and Inside of the Cloak,
the Scarf and the Sword.

For the Sky I sponged on a bit of Light Grey Ink 

just to give it a bit of a stormy feel.

Then I using a 10x13.5cm rectangle 

of Pearl Black Paper
(Ross Papers) 
I Die-Cut out the Largest MFD008 Rectangle
(Nellie Snellen)
and used the frame that was left 
to place my image inside.
making sure that the White Paper was slightly
larger so that it made a border 
around the Black Paper.

Next I cut out a 11x14.5cm Rectangle of

Dark Grey Card
and placed my framed Image on it.
And place it on the back facing fold 
of my Base Card.

For my Sentiment,

I've used the 1st Line of the Night's Watch Oath
(from G.G.Martin's Game of Thrones)
'Night gathers, and now my Watch begins.'
and 'Happy Father's Day'
and printed it off using the 
'Pristine' Font on my computer.
 I then Backed it on to some 
Pearl Black Paper and 
then again on Dark Grey Card.
And placing it in the centre of the 
front facing fold of my Base Card.

And to finish off my card 
with a touch of embellishment,
I added some Black with Silver Circle Candies
(Candi, Cardwork Crafts).

I'd like to enter this Card in the following Challenges:-

4 Krafty Girlz - #18 - Anything Goes
A Creative Romance - One For The Boys
ABC Challenge -L is for Lots of Layers
Art By Miran - #5 - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations - #91 - No Designer Papers
Baffies-Kreativladen - #32 - For A Male
Brown Sugar - #94 - Father's Day
CCC Digi Creations - #1 - Digi/Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs - May - Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart - #18 Anything Goes
Craftitude - #65 - That's Die-licious (Use a die)
Crafts 4 Eternity - #176 - To Die For
Crafts Galore - May - Anything Goes
Creatalicious Challenges - #63 - Frame It
Creative Fingers - #36 - Anything Goes
Die-Cut Divas - May - Use At Least 1 Embellishment
Digi Stamps 4 Joy - #92 - Anything Goes
Just Inspirational - Team B - Anything Goes
Ladybugs Crafts - Anything Goes
Left Of Center - #31 - Card For A Male
Melonheadz Friends - All About Animals
My Craft Creations - Anything Goes
Paper-Crafting Journey - For That Special Man
Paper Pretties - #310 - Embellish
Penny's Challenges - #177 - Anything Goes
Savvy Handmade Cards - Zoo Animal Challenge
Scrapbook Stamp Society - #41 - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - #57 - Anything Goes
Wags n Whiskers - #129 - One For The Boys


  1. what a brilliant card for a man :) perfect :) Thanks for playing along with JIC this week, hope that you can join us next week. Sian (DT Co-Owner)

  2. Very cool! The image is fantastic and I love the design. Perfect masculine card! Thanks for sharing your creation at Savvy Handmade Cards.

  3. Great father`s card!Thanks for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.Gr.Kaija DT-member

  4. Samantha this is fab and a great card.

    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  5. What an amazing masculine card! I adore the Game of Thrones theme! It really does remind me of Jon Snow! Thanks for joining us at Craftitude! ~Shana DT

  6. Beautiful card thank you for joining us at Artistic inspirations on this weeks challenge hugs Tania (DT) xx

  7. Lovely card, briliant image, love it. Thanks for sharing it with us over at CCC Digi Creations.

  8. Wow, awesome card! Great colouring! Thanks for joining us at Paper Crafting JOurney. HUgsxx

  9. Great card
    Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes challenge #5
    Gemma xx

  10. I recognised the image / theme immediately! I haven't watched it but hubby has seen Game of Thrones on and off :D
    Thanks for sharing with us at Digistamps4Joy!

  11. what a beautiful masculine card, i really love it! beautiful colouring too.. thank you for joining us at Left Of Center Challenges

    Rachel LOC DT

  12. beautiful! thanks for joining us at just inspirational!!

  13. Great guy's card and I love it too - I'm a science fiction kind of gal.

    So glad you could join us at Die Cut Divas.

  14. This is a very nice card. Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge.

  15. Gorgeous card thanks for joining us at crafts 4 eternity this week hugs x

  16. Beautiful colouring thanks for joining us at ds4j and good luck
    Hugs Tonnie DT

  17. WOW! Love the coloring and male style card! I am a big fan of GOT as well :) Thanks for playing along this time at Creative Fingers! Hope to see you next time too! ♥ Tindaloo

  18. Fabulous male card.
    Thank you for sharing it with us over at A Creative Romance, hope you join us again.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

  19. Fab card! Thanks for joining the Ladybugs this time, if you find yourself with time on you hands,why not comment on the DT cards, you could find yourself winning the entire new collection of Digi images! Have a great weekend, Julie.x

  20. Cool card ...thanks for sharing with us at Melonheadz Friends!
    xxx Margreet

  21. What an outstanding card design. The image is beautifully coloured and the style of folds shows it off to perfection. The way that you have framed the image and the wonderful quote look amazing. Thanks for joining our Anything Goes/That's Die-licious challenge at Craftitude this fortnight. I hope we see you again soon.

  22. A great card--really creative and definitely perfect for a man! Thanks so much for joining us at Crafty Girls this challenge. Hope to see you again soon!

    --Lisa - Crafty Girls DT

  23. Fantastic image and you have created a brilliant project with it <3
    Thank's for joining us at art by Mi Ran.

  24. Great card! Thanks for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore May Challenge. Kx

  25. wow, eine beeindruckende karte!

    danke für die TN bei Baffies ShopBlog.

    glg meggi