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Friday 13 May 2011

"Easy" as 1-2-3

Hello everyone!

Hurray, Blogger is back in working order! Let's hope it stays that way, I had withdrawal symptoms ;)

This time, our challenge at Card Makin' Mamas is 1-2-3: 1 image, 2 different backing papers and 3 types of embellishments. I planned to make a card for our nephew who is turning 15 at the end of the month. The image selection was easy enough, but of course then I couldn't find two matchting backing papers in the colours that I wanted and after that I couldn't for the life of me come up with 3 embellishments that would suit a boy card. But finally I managed it:

The image is 3D, using 3D glue for the first time. Man, that stuff stinks! I might have to switch brands, I've heard really good things about Pinflair glue, might have to give that a go. Nevertheless, I'm pretty happy with the end result, as I think boy cards are the most difficult to make. And, a first for me, I managed to make myself tear backing paper! Granted, it wasn't the fancy stuff, but a girl has to start somewhere right? ;)

Materials used:
* Cars backing paper (free @ Printable Heaven:
* Artstamps "Big Sentiments" stamp (inside)
* Peel off numbers, striped backing paper, button, ribbon and black square embellishments from stash

I am submitting to these challenges:
* Pollycraft (Boyz to Men)
* The Ribbon Reel (Colour Combo)
* Stamps R Us (For the Men in Our Lives)
* Here Come The Boys (Anything Goes, but needs to be a card for a man)
* Cards For Men (Someone Special)
* Crafty Ann's Challenge Blog (Happy Birthday)
* Sparkles Forum Challenge (2 papers, 1 ribbon or bow, 2 embellishments)
* Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge (Dust off your stash; I've had this image for AAAAAGES!)
* Sentimental Sundays (Anything Goes)

The challenge will run for two weeks, so plenty of time for you to participate if you'd like. We are being sponsored by Some Odd Girl this time. Hope to see you there!


  1. Fabulous male card - i love the image and the DP is fab.. and looks great torn .. a fab effect .love the black crystal squares a great way to add bling to a mans card lol
    Lisa x

  2. Fabulous card for a boy/man! I love the racing checkers you included. So fun!

    Thank you for joining our “Anything Goes” challenge at Sentimental Sundays .


  3. Great card - so fun and perfect for a guy!

    Have a fabby weekend Ciska!

  4. Fab card, I love the race feel to it. Thanks for joining us at The Ribbon Reel this week!

  5. Fabulous card Ciska....he is so cool hun!

    So glad bogger is back....he has been so naughty lol!

    hugs Vicky xx

  6. Fab card, love the vibrant colour contrasts you've used and the images. Thanks for joining in at Here Come The Boys Woo x

  7. Fabulous card!
    Thanks for dusting off you stash with us at the Secret Crafter this week!
    Helen x

  8. Wow this is a beautiful creation, fabulous image,
    and lovely colour combo

    Thank You for taking part at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge: 133 Dust off your Stash/Something Neglected

    Good luck with the challenge,
    Hugs Bridget :) x.

  9. What a fab card!
    Great image - great colours - spot on for a 'boy' card :-)
    Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's

  10. Brilliant boys card, love the papers and the fun images. Thanks for joining us at The Ribbon Reel this week!

  11. You've got all the right elements to make a great masculine card for your nephew! I love this!
    Thanks for joining us at Stamps R Us!

  12. What a fab male card, thanks for joining us at the HCTB's challenge xx

  13. Fabulous card, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

  14. Great card! Thanks for taking part in the SFC xx

  15. Great card for a man!

    Thanks for joining the sparkles girls this fortnight over at sparkles forum challenges!


  16. Super card, thanks for joining us at The Ribbon Reel!

  17. Such a cool card. Thank you for joining us over at Cards for Men.


  18. Great image and I love how you have coloured it! Thanks for playing along with our 'Someone Special' challenge at Cards for Men and good luck!
    Hugs, Alison x
    (I like Pinflair glue- it doesn't smell and it doesn't dry out in the tube like my silicone did.)