Friday, 14 March 2014

Crafty Catz GDT post: Boys and their toys challenge!

Good Morning!!!! I hope you are all well, enjoying this bit of spring weather we are having over the last few days!!! 

I can't believe my last post was last Sunday!!! I have been making a few cards here and there that I can't show yet, but decided to take it a bit easy, as lately I've been a bit stressed, and this is supposed to be a hobby at the end of the day!!! 

Anyway.. It's Friday! which means it's time for a new challenge at Crafty Catz Challenge! As I announced last week, I'm their GDT for March, really excited! this is my second week.

This week's theme is   Boys and their toys hosted by Nick

The sponsor  this week is Digi Stamps 4 Joy

Digistamps4Joy SHOP

South African crafters are new to the digital stamping world, with the first South African online digital image store launched in 2010 – Digistamps4Joy (or DS4J) In May 2012, Margy Kieser took over ownership of DS4J, and there are now two South African artists who contribute to the more than 500 images available. Margy has taken the store to new heights and the store now stocks digis that are cute, whimsical, artistic, sometimes serious, and sometimes humorous. In addition, one of our own South African rubber stamp companies granted us permission for one range of rubber stamps to be converted into digistamp images. The store has PAYPAL, PAYFAST (South African) and EFT (South African) facilities. Digistamps4Joy offers a monthly freebie on the first Friday of every month, and holds regular bi-weekly card challenges that draw entries from many international card makers.

So, right after you read about my card, hop on to the Crafty Catz Challenge and join us this week! The DT has got great cards for your inspiration in there!

This is my card. Digi Stamps 4 Joy gave us a few images to play with, and I chose this one, called "Big Foot".

So here I am with another boy card!!!! still struggling! it takes me forever to plan the card, trying to find some (if any!) embellishments!  
On this card, I just played with the layers, using only two Screw looking brads from Woodware Crafts  to embellish.

The papers I've used are from American Crafts Amy Tangerine Yes Please Paper Pad (the brown/cream paper; I chose it as it look like dirt and soil, which I though goes really good with the monster truck theme)  and from Front Porch Paper Pad by Pebbles (the green stripes paper)

I hand-stitched the bottom layer with light green thread. some of the edges are distressed with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Tea Dye.

Under the sentiment, I put another layer that I created with green ink and a stamp from Papermania Urban Stamps.

I created the sentiment on my computer. 

I used my Promarkers to colour the image.

I used: Frosted Leaf for the green truck,
tulip yellow, cool grey 5 to 2, and Sandstone.

I'd also like to enter this car into the following challenges:

I hope you like my card for my GDT spot at Crafty Catz! 

If you do, please leave me some love in the comment. and don't forget to follow me if you aren't already... :)

Until very soon!!!


  1. Great Design....thank you for joining us over at Fan-Tastic Tuesday, I hope you will join us again next week for another fun challenge...
    Suzy B~Owner~ Fan-Tastic Tuesday

  2. Great masculine card! Love the layout and the screw brads are great! Thanks for joining our 'Inspired by' challenge at Sweet Stampin' this week and good luck, Love Jacky x

  3. What a great card. Love the stitching, paper choice, great image and sentiment. Thanks for playing along at Loves Rubberstamps.


  4. beautiful, thank you for joining us at whoopsie daisy, hope to see you again and good luck ... Julie xxx

  5. Thats a great card for a bloke. Love the monster truck image.

  6. Mirella - that is a great "Boy" design! Papers and the image of course, but the best are the screw top brads! Well done toots! Thank you for sharing your project & creativity with us!
    Senior DT for Aud Sentiments: [#102 "Any Thing Goes"]
    RubberMAD (

  7. Lovely boy design card! Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us at Loves Rubber Stamps Challenges and look forward to seeing more of your lovely creations again soon. Have a beautiful week! Laura

  8. Thanks for playing with us this week at Whoopsi Daisy! Hope to see your work in our next challenge!
    Be sure to check out the HUGE blog candy I have on my blog right now!!
    Karen C

  9. Saw this on Make It Monday’s final challenge…Love it!! Feel free to check out my far that would be #’s 42 and 175!
    Be sure to check out the HUGE blog candy I have on my blog right now!!
    Karen C

  10. Such a great card, so glad to have you as our GDT this month :)
    Hugs Donna x

  11. Mirella this is really a great card for a boy...really masculine Image..I dont have a boys Image and you choose a right one....I think you have not think to put any embelishment if it is a BOY card LOL...I put only paper and some distressing on the edge of the paper and its easy to think I guess :) but love your stitching too...great boy card

    I see your creation on The Last Make It Monday (MIM), my card is #220, if you would like to see it on my blog and if you would like to leave me some love I would be glad...hugs, Monika

  12. What a great masculine card. Love the design, papers, beautiful stitching and those brads are awesome! Thanks for playing with us in our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create!

  13. Great boys card. Thank you for joining the challenges at Craftitude and Whoopsi Daisy.

  14. Brilliant card and fantastic image and love the masculine B.papers -I agree about getting stressed and being an enjoyable hobby I was in the same position last month and decided to leave one of the DT as I was getting stressed out,just not worth it
    carol x

  15. Fab lads card.
    Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'.

  16. Awesome manly card! I love the digger and my wee boy on my lap thinks its great too!! Thank you for joining us at Love to Create Challenge this week! Mo xxx
    Why not link up at the Anything Goes challenge at Left of Center this month for a chance to lots of prizes from some amazing sponsors!

  17. What a great card for a man. Thank you for entering with JIC this week but I am sorry but this week you didn't read the rules, we had a hop as well as a challenge this week, You must comment on all of the blogs on the hop list and put our banner in your side bar to be in the running for the prizes, you still have time to do the hop but the winners will be chosen tomorrow. Sian (DT Co Owner)

    1. Thank Sian! I knew about the bloghop... it was in my top-do list this evening! I've just left some love in all of your blogs, followed all rules... I hope I'm not too late! Thanks
      Mirella DK

  18. A great man or boys card thankyou for joining our challenge this week at Artistic inspirations.
    Good luck
    Fiona dt. x

  19. Great card, brilliant layout
    Thanks for sharing with us at crafty sentiments
    Hugs Kelly

  20. Monster trucks are totally boys, I love this. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  21. What a perfect boy card! Fun image, and the stitching is a great touch. Thanks so much for joining us for this week's Tuesday Throwdown Challenge! :) hugs, Kimberly

  22. Gorgeous card!!
    Thanks for sharing you card at Crafty Sentiments.
    We're having new challenge with Spring theme over the challenge blog. Wish to see your creation there ;)
    Hugs, Mikha

  23. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for March with your wonderful birthday card - hope to see you again soon. x

  24. Oh wow Mirella, fantastic card and love the little screw brads, have a great week xx

  25. Another great card....Great boy card! Thanks for playing along with us again over at STB!

  26. Fab card! Thanks for playing with AudSentiments this week.

  27. Amazing male card! Great stitching!
    Thank you for joining us at Seize the Birthday!
    Hugs, Marzena DT


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