Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Creative Card Crew Birthday Challenge # 45 - Celebration!

Birthday Celebrations

Its the CCC challenge number 45 and its also our Birthday! can't believe the challenge blog has been running for a year. We are so pleased to have so many followers and to celebrate we have set this weeks challenge as "Celebrations" this leaves it wide open for you all to interpret however you see fit. We hope you will join in the fun.

Because its our birthday we have several sponsors to the challenge this week including the fabulous Simon Says Stamps, Bunny Zoe's, and Sunshine Stamps.


Some of the DT have some blog candy to celebrate our anniversary. Now my blog candy is going to be a surprise, but lets just say if you havn't seen the delicious "Sweet Pea" designs yet go take a look here where you will see works of art made using these fabulous designs. I feel sure you will fall in love with them like me, just as soon as you see them.

To be in with a chance of winning my blog candy you have to join in with our CCC challenge this week and leave a link on this post with your card. I will draw a winner on th 16th march.

Please go visit the other DT members to check out their cards and blog candy:-




Linda C







For my celebration card i have made this card using the fabulous Greeting Farm image, and papers. As many of your will know i always struggle with boys/male cards and am trying to stretch myself, and build up a supply of them, as there are far more males in our family.

Also done this quick male card using just a single Lili of the Valley image, i believe this is now discontinued, but i am trying to use up my older stash. The stars are brads again very old stash!

Have fun, hugs Linda x


Mrs Wonka said...

Both stunning! Well done you!
Z x

Paula said...

Hi Linda,

What a fabulous boys card i love the image and papers used. Thanks for being apart of the CCC.

Hugs Paula

maddy hill said...

love the cards lynda !
my fav is the greetings card one - he is a cutie !
maddy x

Marlene said...

I'm so JEALOUS! You make GORGEOUS boy cards!!! Why, today I just posted about how I really suck at making boy cards! Please have some of your talent rub off on me. :)

Nannieflash said...

Oh wow Linda, it looks as though you are going to be busy, love both of your cards they are gorgeous. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Wow, Linda, I love both of these cards. Making guy cards is a special art and you are excelling in it! Wonderful job on our birthday challenge!


Kendra said...

You make some great boys cards! Whenever I make boys cards they always seem to be nature cards....
here's my blog you can take a look!


Andrea, said...

Fab boys card Linda, I love the papers you have used on the 1st and that car is fab. I hope you are keeping well

Biscuitlid said...

Both of your cards are fab Linda
you've done a great job of making blokey cards - look forward to seeing some more!


Jennifer said...

I find boys cards such a challenge but you have done a brilliant job Linda. I love the little cowboy stamp - so cute!
Jen x

CreaRenata said...

What a pretty male-cards Linanna! Love to join in for your candy!


Spyder said...

I love your little cowboy he really is sooo cute!! And I'd love to have a go at your blog candy! (I have some birthday blog candy on mine too!) Thank you for popping over, you've seen my tiger card , I loved making him...

craftingmanda said...

oh what gorgeous cards i would love to enter the candy my card is here

agapanthus said...

A great male card! Best wishes Karen x

☼ Cheryl* said...

They are both lovely cards. I do struggle with boy cards but thankfully we don't have more boys than girls but most of the little ones are boys!

Kim Piggott said...

So fabulous Linda!
kim x

Sue said...

Hi Linda
two fabby cards hun i always struggle with men/boys cards,fabby image & papers, sue,x

Mummylade said...

lovely card. Here is my contribution.

Becky said...

Wow! What wonderful cards Linda, they are both so beautiful!
I hope you're having a great week!!
Love Becky xx

Sharon said...

Hello Linda. Your cards are wonderful today; absolutely perfect for the males. You've picked the best embellishments ever - it is so hard to embellish a male card but 'hat's off to you' for making these look so good.
It was lovely to be back with you and the crew for this week's celebration. Here's wishing you all another sucessful year.
Sharon xx

maxine said...

Fab boy card hugs max x

Pauline C said...

2 fab cards Linda - very funky dear :-)
pauline x

Susie Sugar said...

Lovely cards Linanna
Here is a link you my card
Hugs Susie xx

Phebe Meeder said...

i love the masculine cards as well as the cute cards in other post ....all of you work is stunning.

Lisa said...

Great boy card, nice job

Maria Matter said...

fabulous masculine cards Linda!
love the images and elements you've added! You do such beautiful work hun!!!
blessings, Maria

Rleen said...

Aloha Linda,
Your cards are gorgeous as always.
How are you doing my friend. Hope I can email you this week.
Have a wonderful day!

Ann said...

Your cards are great and I love surprises especially ones involving the word Sweet Pea.
Happy Birthday to all in the Creative Crew.
My card is here...
Ann xxx

Anne H. said...

Your cards are gorgeous, Linda!
Lovely colors and great details for masculine cards!
Anne :)

Esme said...

Both lovely cards. I particularly like the little cowboy!!
Great challenge from CCC too!

Here's mine!

Esme x

Anne said...

Perfect male cards. Happy birthday CCC! Hugz

Pretty-In-Ink said...

These are fabulous guy cards Linda! xx

Suzanne said...

Both fab cards. Happy Birthday CCC
Suzanne x

SemSee said...

What FAB boys/male cards Linda! I find them SO hard to make, but you have done such an AWESOME job!! Happy birthday to CCC too! (I entered this project into the challenge!). Hugs, Sem x

Tracy said...

Great celebrations and lots of nice DT cards. Here's my card
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Caroline said...

Stunning cards!!! My Card Here Caroline x

nnalorac said...

Your boy card is so fab, love the papers and he is such a cutie. hugs nnalorac.xx

ribenaruby said...

Lovely boy cards, entered the challenge, wishing you all a very happy 1st birthday and hoping there's more to come. Thanks for the super ideas, my entry is here Ruby x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

2 great cards. My fave is the first one, so cute. Here is my card. Thanks for the chance to win I love Sweat Pea and have resisted them so far. Marianne x

Jo Ann said...

Oh, I love your card sample too...Really cute! Anyway, wanted a chance on that surprise blog candy you mentioned. Here's my card entry:


Cathy said...

Stunning bloke cards.
My card for the challenge is here..
Cathy xx

Suzi said...

Both card are fab, love the papers and that cute GF image. Gorgeous. Hugs Suzi x

Kat said...

Great cards, love them both. Congrats to Creative Card Crew on their birthday.

Kat x

Cat said...

What gorgeous cards! Love the details!
The link to my celebration card isHere

Mary said...

Amazing cards! Here is my entry into this weeks challenge.


Nicola said...

I always struggle with male cards Linda but you don´t have any problems at all. These are brilliant - fab images, papers and the accents are just perfect. here is my celebration card and here´s to another successful year at CCC.
Nicola -x-

Anonymous said...

Love the cards Linda they are fab.I have a card for the challenge please take a look Stella X

Anonymous said...

I wish i could make boys cards like this, i never get an idea!
Yours is gorgeous and fun.
hugs xx

Kym's Crafty Cards said...


Congratulations on the Creative Card Crew Challenge Birthday. I know I haven’t participated every time but I have enjoyed seeing the lovely creations you have all made.

The card you have made for the Celebrations challenge is lovely. That cowboy from Greetinfs Farm is so cute. Think my favourite has to be that GORGEOUS car card!!!

Here is my card for this challenge

Best wishes

Kym xxx

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Linda, what a perfect boys card. I love the Ian image and the colour scheme is stunning. My entry for the creative card crew challenge is here. Thanks for the chance to win your surprise candy. Hugs, Denise x

itsabrt said...

Oh I love your creations! Beth aka BR-T

Helen said...

Fab boy's cards!
Thanks for the chance to win your candy...here's my card for the CCCC.
Helen x

Sandra said...

fantastic Card. I love the Horses.
Hugs, Sandra

Beckie said...

Lovely card Linda. xx

Sandy said...

WOW; there are some really awesome cards on display here. I especially liked the white Fairy card and the card you made for your friend's 40th. Both so pretty! Also great inspiration for a boy's/man's card...I need to make one myself this week.

Take care,

Bev said...

Awesome card! Thanks so much for the chance to win your candy!

You can go here to see my entry!

Loz (Aus) said...

Oh great man Cards!! So hard to make them! My CCC entry card is here, thanks for the chance to win x

Elizabeth said...

Love your card thanks for the inspiration , mine can be found on my blog


Sam said...

WOW, gorgeous boy card. Love that image and the papers.
Sam x

Jeanet said...

Oh, I love surprise candy's. Lovely card do you have here on your blog (esp. the LOTV cards!)

craftykitten said...

Fab cards Linda.
Ooops, looks like I left the link on the wrong post - sorry.
here is my CCC entry
Dawn xx

Sabina said...

Fabulous guy cards! I love it!

Cheryl said...

Fabulous cards!

Lins said...

What a beautiful cards you make, just love your boy cards. They are so hard to make ;-) Happy birthday to CCC, my celebration card is here.

Lins ;-)

Peggy said...

I love surprises and I'm always looking for new cute images!! Here's my card

Andreja - kokos said...

Candy and beautyfull card!! JEEEE!
Here is my card.
Hugs, Andreja

Deonna said...

Your cards are wonderful! Thanks for being a inspiration.

Lynne in NI said...

Fab cards!

beadz said...

Great cards! Here is mine

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