Wednesday 1 October 2014


Hello fellow Crafters,

and happy Humpday to you all. Kim is our hostess over at the Stampotique Designers Challenge blog today and she wants us to make something 'masculine'. Here's what she said:

"Happy Hump Day!

I'm so excited to host the challenge this week as it's one I'm always struggling with.  In a home where the males outweigh the females, you wouldn't think it would take much to create a masculine card, but it's something I have a hard time doing every time I sit down to make one.  I challenge you to show me your best masculine cards this week-are they ones that come naturally to you or do you draw a blank when you need to create one as well?

Can't wait to see all the possibilities you come up with this week!"

I made another postcard; I think I am addicted to making postcards....

I covered a postcard with patterned paper from a pack that I bought recently and which contains Mixed Media papers. It is by Spellbinders and I love it... Over the top I stamped the 'French Journal Page' and the 'Splattered Mug'. I then got some images from the same paper pack; the postage stamps and the word 'explorateur'.  I aged all the edges with Pumice Stone Distress Ink. Next I took the card to the sewing machine and did some random stitching. A bit of washi tape was added in three places and then it was time for the main image 'Heart Boy'. He was stamped on white card stock, coloured with Copic Markers, clear embossed and cut out. I went around the cut edges with a black marker to hide any imperfections. I glued him to the card and used a grey Copic Marker to put some shadow under his feet. 

The stamps I used :

Playing with these stamps is so much fun. Why don't you play along too. You could win one of two $30 vouchers at the end of the month. Only rules: NO digi's and only one entry per person per challenge. You don't have to use Stampotique stamps but we would love to see some on your project.

Thanks for stopping by !

Hope you like it.....


  1. I am absolutely lovin' your postcard series, Corrie! I find patterned paper often a good place to start. Even after all this time, the blank page can still frighten me! Love the layering you have done here, too! Heart Boy is a scene stealer wherever you find him, and this is no exception! Great use of your Stampotique stamps!

  2. This is so fun, love the postcards your doing. I really like that you used the stamps on this one, they are perfect

  3. I love this Corrie, that Splattered Mug stamp goes with everything doesn't it xx

  4. gorgeous Corrie, loving the image and the sewing.

  5. Corrie, great journal page. Perfect for this weeks challenge.