Friday, 17 June 2011

Week 2 Challenge - Male/Father's Day

Hey peeps, Steph here. Welcome to our second Glitter Geeks Challenge where this week we are sponsored by the splendid

and they are willing to give our lucky winner

to spend in their online shop.

But first, time to announce the winner and runners up of the Glitter Geeks first challenge *Glitz & Glamour*!
Congratulations ladies! Email Steph at with your details for the Prize and badges!

First place - *MEL*
Second place - *SARAH*
Third place - *ALISON*
This week's theme is
We want to see what you would like to give to your Dad, Grandfather, Brother, Husband or any man or boy at that. Lets see what fab creations you can make.
Can't quite think of any ideas??....
Scroll down to see the lovely Design Team creations to inspire you.

Steph: I have used blue card stock with white dotty embossed card. Lili of the Valley 'Dads The Word' stamp with blue ink and coloured with ProMarkers, Added blue Candi and blue organza ribbon to finish.

Josie:I really struggle with cards for men! But with Lili of the Valley stamps and toppers it's really easy! I used my new Lili of the Valley Happy Times stamp. Coloured with Pro markers and backed on to some lovely Basic Grey paper. If my brother is lucky he may get this card!

Stephanie-Emma:  I've also used a Lili of the Valley stamp which I have coloured with Aquamarkers.  I stamped the letters and coloured them blue before using glitter film over the whole rectangle of silver card to make it extra sparkly (the sparkle doesn't photograph well).  I needed the word to be the main focus of the card as my Grandad is almost blind so need him to be able to read it!! Finished it off with a piece of paper punched with Martha Stewart punch, some ribbon, candies and nesties.

Jacqui H: well this had to be the daddy of cool, Mr Frank Sinatra. I used a blue card blank and cut the corner off the right side of the front and approx one inch off the front so the back peeps through. I made an insert using a marble vellum. Using Music Score vellum as the backing paper and mounting the image from KanBan on the front. I cut a co-ordinating panel and used this for the base of my greeting sentiment and added this to the insert so it was viewable from outside.

Jacqui M: I used my little Super Hero digi stamp for this card. I then did some matting and layering with blue and black cardstock, and some gingham dp. I used the smallest star nestie and wrote the letters dad on them. The self adhesive gems were coloured with a permanent marker pen and the image was coloured with the trusty Promarkers.

Helen: Last week I was asked to make birthday cards for a customer's two grandsons. Having made their birthday and Christmas cards for the past three years, I have a good idea of what they both like now, and knowing that Bryce loves football, I thought this Lili of the Valley 'Football Crazy' stamp would fit the bill perfectly. Luckily for me, it also coincided with the theme for our second challenge!

I've used Promarkers to colour in the image in our local football team's strip, and die-cut it using a Nellie's Multi Frame, then mounted onto papers and card from my stash. The football has been highlighted with Glossy Accents and I've used a Martha Stewart punch on the yellow card, and Papermania Kraft cardstock as a base. The Happy Birthday sentiment is from Papermania's It's A Man's World clear stamp set.

(We are very relaxed here at GG towers, but please make sure you have a peek at the rules!)



  1. Hi everyone, just when I thought I'd sorted the linking! It's linked my post but didn't ask me for a thumbnail so there's not a pic shown on here. It did it last week. Lol, technology, least you can find my post and see my pics I suppose. Take care Zo x

  2. Great DT creations and a wonderful challenge.xx

  3. I cannot get Mr Linky to work, so here is my my card


  4. Thanks for the great challenge!!

  5. I couldn't get Mr Linky working either, when you click on the button the URL, name and email info boxes drop down and overlap the word 'comments' and wont let me enter any info or click the submit button.
    Here is the link to my entry

    Gillian x

  6. Lovely inspiration for male card, I find them so hard. Wishing you well with your new challenge blog, and thank you for the challenge. Hugs lin

  7. Gorgeous DT cards & Thanks for another great challenge :D
    hugs and xxx