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Hello and welcome to my blog. Here I will be showcasing all my design team work, general crafting and digital scrap booking.I hope you enjoy seeing my creations and listening to my ramblings. If you leave a comment I'll know you've been and be able to visit you in return. I read and appreciate all comments which are left - good or bad! Thank you for taking the time to visit me. Pop back soon. Carol xx

Saturday, 8 March 2014

Rugby

Good morning all.

Well we actually had a few flakes of snow yesterday afternoon...nothing lay though! Got all my chores done yesterday so the weekend is mine to do as I like although a trip to Edinburgh is needed to pick up some glasses...may be able to fit a quick waltz around either Hobbycraft or the Range (or both) while there!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a fab weekend whatever you're up to :)

Today I'm sharing a card made for my brother.


The stamp is a very old one which came in a large wooden box from QVC, which I've stamped onto parchment card. The kraft frame is a Spellbinders die. The background was made loosely following the faux leather method...I started with parchment card and as I hadn't any spray and shine to finish it off I used some gilding wax over the embossing which was a folder from Die'sire. Finished with some string and a charm. A bit too grungy for my tastes but okay for a male card.

Question...as this is the first time I've used my gilding wax I was a bit heavy handed in places...what do you use to apply yours with?


Challenges entered:
Sister Act Card Challenge - anything goes
Stempelsonne - young men birthday
That's Crafty - anything goes
Wags n Whiskers - sports
As you Like it - favourite 3d texture...
mine is embossing, love how a piece of plain card takes on a new life and so many ways to dress it up after.
Charismas Cards - use something not for crafting , the faux leather technique uses glycerin
Baffies Kreativladen - anything goes
Crafting By Designs - anything goes

Carol x


17 comments:

  1. Fabulous card Lynne. This one certainlt has the Wow Factor. I love the background too and stamping on parchment was the perfect finish to your card. Hugs Rita xxx

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  2. This is fabulous, love the background. I hope you have enjoyed your day.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  3. Well l hope Carol you manage both shops and l don't expect you to come away empty handed.....lol Beautiful card for your brother and what gorgeous background enjoy your weekend too x

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  4. This is gorgeous,love the design..fab image too.x

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  5. Hi Carol a fab masculine card. Your application of the gilding wax looks fine to me. I have just bought some and only tried it once but it looked very uneven so I am afraid I don't have any tips for you! Susan xx

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  6. This is a brilliant card Carol, I love your background and lovely frame around the image - a perfect male card.
    I hope you enjoyed your shopping.
    Pauline
    x

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  7. Just perfect for a boy or brother! I'm sure he'll love it.
    xxx Asha

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  8. Fabulous masculine card Carol,love the monochromatic look!
    hugs
    Glenda

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  9. Lovely color scheme and such a nice design. Very masculine and love the sort of rustic look!
    Thanks for joining our "Use something not meant for Crafting" -challenge at Charisma Cardz.

    Hugs from Finland,
    Eemeli {DT}

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  10. love your design and the techniques used. Really fab male card! Thanks for sharing with us at Charisma cardz, good luck! Jo x

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  11. Fabulous card. Love the faux leather.

    Thanks for sharing at Charisma.

    Susan

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  12. Fab card, Thanks for joining in with our challenge at As You Like It,
    hugs Samantha :0)

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  13. I'm sure your brother loved this gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us this week at the Sister Act Card Challenge! Hope to see you again next week! Sheena B.

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  14. I love this, thank you for joining in with the That's Craft challenge. X

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  15. Perfect Man Card great Stamp so cool.
    hugs Elfie

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  16. Carol, this is a fab male card. I love the grungy look to it. Thanks for sharing with us at Wags 'n Whiskers.
    Cindy DT

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Many thanks for taking the time to comment on my post. Constructive comments are always welcomed and appreciated on my creations. Carol x