Thursday, May 19, 2011

Boys Will Be Boys -By Lori Designs Challenge #18 -DT Card!!

Time for another fun challenge over at "By Lori Designs" Challenges!! And this week Lori has continued to try something new and went with a fun new theme challenge "All About Boy"!

Here's a little inspiration to get you started...

As you can see I have continued to play around with distressing and I think it's becoming my new favorite thing! I just love the look specially for a boys card!

The adorable image I used for my card is a special edition called "Boys R Us" and can be found in the "By Lori Designs" shop HERE! The sentiment is my own design.

I'm loving this Complete Boy themed paper from "My Mind's Eye"....doesn't it look like real jeans after I distressed it with some ink!!

Here's the inside...


SIZE: 5 1/2 x 6
STAMPS: By Lori Designs -"Boy R Us" digi stamp and my own sentiment stamp design
COLORING MEDIUM: PrismaColor colored pencils and OMS
INK: Tim Holtz distress inks 
LAYOUT: Create 4 Fun -May Sketch
PAPERS: DCWV and My Minds Eye
EMBELLISHMENTS: Button, hemp cord and dew drops
TOOLS: Cuttlebug machine, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Spellbinders dies, EkSuccess border punch, distressing blade and sewing machine  

Lori's digis are just too cute! And you know you just want to play along too! So hop on over to "By Lori Designs" grab a digi and then have a look at all the wonderful creations the team has come up with this week for your inspiration and play along!

This Card Will Be Entered into The Following Challenges:

Create 4 Fun -"May Sketch"
Truly Scrumptious -"Anything Goes"
Digi STamps 4 Joy -"Boys, Boys, Boys"
Cooking it up With Katie -"Button Me A Sketchy Child"
Crafty Sentiments -"Children's Cards"
Dare To Be Sassy -"Recipe -3 Patterned Papers, 2 Buttons and Twine"
Shelly's Images -"Show Us What You Got"
Crafts and Me Challenge -"Anything Goes (Optional: Kraft)"
Penny's Challenges -"Anything Goes"
A Spoon Full Of Sugar -"Anything Goes"
Tuesday Throwdown -"Child Card"
Top Tip Tuesday -"One For The Kids"
Ladybug Crafts Ink -"Use Orange Somewhere"
Creative Craft Challenges -"Vintage or Distressed"
Crafty Cardmakers -"Embossing"
Make it Monday -"Always Anything Goes"
My Partner in Crafting Crime -"Jute, String or Twine"
Pile it on Challenges -"Boys and Girls Come Out To Play"

Thanks for stopping by!!


  1. Great image and I love the distressing- especially the hole, as long as it isn't in my son's trouser knees!
    Hugs, Alison x

  2. Tracey, It's so BOY!! I love it! The distressing adds so much to add to the boy look. Great job!! TFS AND thanks for all your encouraging posts to my blog and cards!

    Big Hugs xoxo, Marilou

  3. Oh wow!!! This is really adorable! I LOVE how you distessed it, especially that middle pannel... reminds me of torn pants! So boy! Saw this on Make it Monday and had to come see it up close! So glad I did!

  4. WOw, I love it. Thanks so much for sharing.

  5. This card is just WOW!! All I can say :)

  6. what a fabulous card! Love ths stitching and distressing you did! Thanks for joining us at Penny's! :-) Amy

  7. Whata great boys card - i love the papers and the way the bricks are revealed
    Thanks for joining us at LCI this week
    Lisa x

  8. What a fantastic boys! great distressing, and colours.
    Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

    Luv CHRISSYxx

    Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

  9. Great card! A lucky little boy will get this one. Thanks for joining us at DDSB this week.

  10. Cute creation.


  11. fantastic boys card tracey.i love your bright colours and stunning papers and image ;D

    xx coops xx

  12. Hello.
    Beautiful card. Lovely image. Love your choice of colors and layout.
    Thank you for joining us at Penny's Challenges and Good Luck.

  13. WOW love it!

    Thank you for taking part in One For The Kids challenge at Top Tip Tuesday!

    So happy you've joined us!


  14. Lovely boys card takes me back a few years when you go sit & watch the kids , love the colours & image, what an Excellent job, thank you for joining in & sharing with us at MPCC. Janet

  15. Another brilliant make by you Tracey!

    Thx for linking up to the MIM party and joining us at LCI and ASOS!

    Mary J x

  16. Fabulous card hunni. Thank you for sharing with us at DDSB this week.


  17. This is a superb card - the colours and the layout if fabby. Thanks for joining us in the emobssing challenge at DDSB

  18. Fabulous - I love it! Thanks so much for taking the challenge at Crafty Cardmakers.
    Jenni x

  19. What a wonderful project. I love the layers of paper and all of the details. Thanks so much for joining our "Show us what you got" challenge at Shelly's Images. Please join us again soon.

  20. What a fabulous card; love all the ripped paper - great distressing!

    Love the inside too!

    Thanks for joining LCI this week!

    Hugs, ~Michele

  21. Tracey this is gorgeous! I really love the distressing you've done. The colors and papers are perfect for your image and your coloring is wonderful! I'm so glad that you joined us at Shelly's Images Show Us What You Got Challenge and I hope we see more of your creations in the future!

    ~kurlygirl Kurly-Q

  22. Super cute boy's card! Great details! Love your designer papers and your distressing! Thanks for playing along @ SSD! :)

  23. What an amazing card! I love all of your details and layers - the 'hole' is fab!!!

    Thanks for joining us this week at Top Tip Tuesday for our 'One For The Kids' Challenge :)
    Good Luck!

    Carol x

  24. Great card! Thanks for joining us at Shelly's Images.

  25. love your card. Thank for joining us at Cooking it up with Katie

  26. Super cute card hun!!
    Thanks for Cooking It Up With Katie this time hope to see you again

  27. This card is just amazing! Love the tearing with the bricks peaking through.. how clever is that!! Thanks so much for playing with My Partner in Crafting Crime, Robin

  28. This card is Fab! Too many fantastic design elements to count! My favorite part is the hole but overall LOVE the "hole" thing :)

  29. Wowzers! I love this! The colours, texture, image and details are all so perfect for a boys card! Fab! Thanks for joining in with the Truly Scrumptious Challenge!

    Love Beth xx


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