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Wednesday, 2 May 2012

It's Sports Day!

Happy hump day all!
Don't you just love Wednesdays!
I love them for two reasons! One, it's half way through the week!
Two, it's time for a brand new challenge over at Dude Time Doodles!
This week, the theme is It's Sports Day
We want to see your Dude projects with a Sports Theme!
Here's my card


 I've used the Golfin' Greg Set to make an A5 landscape card!
The base card is Kraft as is the matting under the DP's!
He doesn't look too happy at all does he!
The Sentiment I've used is one of three included in the set!


I coloured Greg with Promarkers & as if he wasn't ditressed enough, 
I inked around the image & sentiment with Antique Linen  Distress Ink 
then cut around them both with some fancy edge scissors! 
I don't know when I last had those out! lol
Poor Greg! Just because it's your hobby doesn't mean 
you're good at it but you should at least enjoy it!! lol


The DP's I used are from an A4 Pad of male Craft Papers from
The quality of these papers is second to none &
they are great value for money! 
The golf bag image was cut from one of the sheets of paper 
as was the golf ball below! 
I think the colours I've used & these images give my card a vintage feel.
I also punched some leaves from the plaid pattern paper with a Woodware punch,
this gives a little added texture to the card!


I decided to keep my card as flat as possible!
Postage rates here in the UK are set to rise quite considerably & cost
will have to be considered when sending off greetings cards in future!
Thanks for stopping by to look at my card!
Now for your cahnce to win 3 images,pop on over to the
  Dude Time Doodles Challenge Blog & check out
the other DT projects! I'm sure you won't be disappointed!
I hope you'll find time to play along this time!

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Celebrate the Occasion Male Birthday (Must use circle) Golf Ball
Crafty Sentiments Spots Or Stripes
Cards For Men Texture
Crafty Card Makers For The Boys
Daisy Doodles Creative Challenge One For The Boys
Ooh La La Creations Make It Manly
Totally Stampalicious Masculine
Catered Crop The letter B (boy, broken, bag, bent, ball)
That Craft Place  One for The Boys
Fussy & Fancy Punches/Dies
The Stamp Man Challenge Shabby Chic/Distressed
Wags n Whiskers Distressing

Sunday, 29 April 2012

April Showers & May Flowers!

Woo Hoo it's Sunday & that means it's time for another new challenge at
The Crafty Pad!
This week it's once again "The A Team's" chance to WoW you
with their wonderful creations!
The theme for this weeks challenge gives you the option of
#168 April Showers Bring May Flowers and/or  Sketch
We want to see those flowers in bloom on your papers,
your images or as embellishments on your creations!
Here's my card


The lovely Leesa gave us this great sketch to work with.


I rotated it a quarter turn & changed the shapes a little!
I used an A5 card blank as my base.
The design papers I have used are from one of the brand new 
digital paper sets at The Crafty Pad Designs!


The image I have used is Penny Pamper!
She's just finished having her "April shower"! Lol
As you can see there are flowers on her shower cap, 
towel & the bathroom rug!
The pattern on the base layer of design paper resembles flowers &
the matt of the script design paper's wording is about flowers in full bloom
I've added some flowers that I made using Papermania paper flowers 
which I scrunched up, inked & then layered using brads as centres.

The image was printed onto some smooth card,
coloured using a mix of Promarkers & Flexmarkers, 
using Spring Colours to match with the papers
& rounded the corners with a punch 
The sentiment was created on my PC using a font called LMS Hippy Chick
which you can download for free from here, There are little
flowers on the letters if you look closely!
I also added some sheer ribbon, with a double bow, a heart shaped pearl stick pin 
& some Green Papermania Mosaic gems to further embellish my card!
I hope you like it!
Now it's time to pop on over to  The Crafty Pad to check out the 
fabulous work by the ladies of Team A!
Don't forget we also have the Anything Goes With A Crafty Pad Image
challenge which runs all month! 
You can enter both challenges with the same project
if it fits the current theme & you've used a Crafty Pad image!
Tsk TskNaughty Me!!!! 
I've just realised I haven't mentioned who our wonderful sponsor is this week!
The lovely Joanna Sheen


is offering a £10 voucher to spend in her wonderful online store!

I'd like to enter this card for the following challenges
Addicted To Stamps Mother's Day (a card for a woman)
Catered Crop The Letter B ( Blooms, Bubbles, Bathtub,Bling, Bow)
Dream Valley Challenges For A Special Lady
Great Impressions Lot's Of  Flowers
Stampin' Sister in Christ Use Your Green Thumbs
Pan Pastel Spring Time
Creations By Gill M Colour Inspiration
Just Some Lines Give A Gift Of Flowers
One Stop Crafts Recipe 1 image, 2 papers, 3 embellishments
Coffee Chocolate & Cards Bingo Pearls, Punches & Flowers
Delicious Doodles Bingo (2 Lines! Gems, Ribbon, Punches & Flowers, Pearls, Brads)
Fairy Fun Fridays Anything With Flowers
Fairy Tale Green & Yellow
Sweet n Sassy Digi Challenge Quote Inspiration " Sweet April showers do spring May flowers"
Moving Along With The Times Gardening or Flowers
Paper Play Challenges Monochrome & Ribbon
Southern Girls Get Your Girly On
House That Stamps Built Card for a woman you love
I Love Promarkers Flower Power/ Floral Image
Celebrate The Occasion Happy Birthday (Must Use Ribbon)
Paper & Such Design For The Girls
Sassy Cheryl's April Showers
Paper Creations Ink April Showers Bring May Flowers