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Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Bearly Mine Inspiration and Challenge Blog - Monthly Inspiration by Kym - February 2014

Inspiration & Challenge Blog
In case you didn't know the Bearly Mine Challenge has moved from a fortnightly challenge to a monthly challenge.  

In between that time every two days you will get to see an inspirational project from a member of the Bearly Mine Design Team.

Today it is my turn to show you an inspirational project for the Bearly Mine Inspiration and Challenge Blog.
For my card I decided to make a card suitable for a teenage boy/young adult as they can be so hard to make cards for.  The image I have used is from the "Edward is Immortal" set by Visible Image.
The backing papers I have used are both from the Bearly Mine Designs Steampunk Fantasy 2 set.  These are perfect for steampunk/vintage style cards but I thought also perfect for those difficult male cards.

I have coloured the image in with Graph'it pens and fussy cut around him.  It's a bit fiddly but well worth the effort.  I have made a chain pattern on the card with some real chain held together with some brads.  The card has been finished off with some X-cut die-cut cogs with black Versamagic rubbed around the edge to distress, die-cut buttons, Craftwork Cards die-cut sentiment and a little pocket watch stamp in blue Versafine and fussy cut (this pocket watch is from another set of Visible Image stamps called "Time after Time".

Make sure you check back every few days to see inspiration from the Design Team.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Moving Along with the Times - Birthday boys
Papercrafting Journey - Emboss that (embossed buttons and die-cut cogs)
Glitter n Sparkle - Buttons
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes and option to use felt
One Stitch at a Time - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Monthly Patterned Papers Challenge - Anything goes
A Little Bit Crafty - Man up
Feeling Crafty - Dies and/or punches
Love to Create - 2nd birthday celebration/anniversary
The Crafty Bloggers Network - All about boys
SanDee and Amelie's Steampunk Challenge - Time machine
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes and optional extra to make a shaped card
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Fab n Funky - Calling all brads
Divas by Design - Die-cuts
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Inklings and Yarns - Inky Linky Party No 43 - Anything goes

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Sandi's Samples said...

Very cool guy card! Love everything about it.
Thanks for playing with us this
week at TTCRD

P.S. The new issue of our magazine is now available so check out the preview.

Brigitte said...

A perfect card for a guy ! thank you for your participation at Sandee & Amelie steampunk challenges.

crafty-stamper said...

a great teenage card -the papers are perfect and love the embellishments
Carol x

die amelie said...

Awesome designer papers and the digi image looks really cool - a perfect boys card!

Thank you for sharing it with us at SanDee&amelie's.

Claudia x

Desire Fourie said...

Gorgeously masculine and I love the hint of steam punk.
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Michelle said...

What a fab masculine steampunk card, love all the detail. Thanks for joining us at Love To Create this week.

Michelle said...

What a fab masculine steampunk card, love all the detail. Thanks for joining us at Love To Create this week.

Edie said...

Kym, this is a great looking male card. You have mastered the Steampunk style. Love all the different elements you used to enhance your card. 613 Avenue Create is always pleased when you share your creations with us.

Rosebuds n Ribbons said...

Another great card Kym. Thanks for joining Digi Choosday at Polkadoodles
hugs Susan DT

Pat K said...

Great teen card. Love the steampunk elements with Edward. Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky. Pat K x

Riette said...

A really cool guy card and great embellishments!!
Thank you for sharing with us at Moving Along with the Times. We have new challenge up "Parchment / Vellum". Please join us!!
Riette (Red)

Chana said...

Super duper dude card! Great colors and I love the steampunk-Goth look! Thanks for dropping this off by our house here at 613 Avenue Create!
Chana, Owner

Nikki Byrne said...

Fabulous steampunk style card :) Thank you for joining us this week at OSAAT and good luck.


CraftyGirl said...

Kym, just a perfect card for that young man! they can be harder card to make but you made it look easy. Thank you for playing along this week at OSAAT. I sure hope to see you back again very soon. Good Luck in the challenge!!!


CraftyGirl OSAAT DT

Beccy said...

You rocked the boys card - Gorgeous creation. Thanks for sharing with Fab n funky.

Beccy x

Chana said...

Hi, Kym, it's me, again! Still love this project as much as when I saw it the first time! Thanks for playing along with us here at TTCRD Challlenge!

Ciska said...

Such a great idea to use the brads to hold a chain in place! Love your creation, great card for a guy! Thank you for playing along with our challenge @ Fab 'n Funky :)

Ruza Rebel said...

Another great masculine card! Love all the embellishments you added to this one. Super Cool!!!
Thank you for joining our 2nd Birthday Celebrations / Anniversary Challenge over at Love to Create Challenges this week.
Ruza, LTC Admin/Designer
Ruza's Craft Corner

Gram's Treasures said...

Lovely card and embossed embellishments! Thank you for sharing your lovely creation with us at paper Crafting Journey.
Joyce xx

Aunty Sue said...

great card and die cuts thanks for sharing with us at Divas this week

Mirella said...

Great masculine card! Thank you for sharing and joining us at Divas by Design this week! Hugs, Mirella

Sharon said...

Great teen card. Love the Steampunk feel. Thanks for joining in our month long challenge at Crafting By Designs.

Jo Ann said...

I love the vintage feel your card conveys. Great choice of DP's. So grateful you joined our Challenge here at Word Art Wednesday this week. Leaving you with God's Word in Psalm 34:8 which says, "Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in him." Hugs always...


Sylvia Anderson said...

Great card Kym, i love the layout.
Thank you for joining in our challenge (Feeling Crafty) good luck x

Wendy said...

Fabulous male card..Thanks for playing along with us at A Little Bit Crafty this month..Good luck
Wendy xx

Hazel said...

Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for February with anotoher super card - hope to see you again soon. x