The country has gone....

Olympic crazy, I for one can't stop watching these Olympics, well I can't go anywhere as One I live on top of Olympic land the Traffic over here is mad, and Two my Poor car has been put of action for a few weeks now, and after having a dang in my Mum's car yesterday, I think I will give up the driving for the mo and just sit and enjoy the rest of the Olympics in comfort of my own seatee....

Now today I made a card using Create with Connie and Mary's challenge  HERE  this which is use Real Red, Saraha Sand and Black,  coupled with Mojo Monday's 253 Sketch this week HERE......

Now I am not sure I like the card I created, I love the colours, But I struggled somewhat with the Sketch, but then that's what  challenge should be all about, taking you out of your comfort zone..

I used the Stampin Up Delightful Dozen stamp set again, I kept it simple and as I wanted a card that was more male orientated than female, I substituted the Ribbon and bow for a strip of card stock and brads.  I used the Stampin Up Marvelous Markers again, so perfect for this type of stamp design.....

Thanks for popping by, Happy days!!


  1. What a wonderful, clean, contemporary look for you card! Just DELIGHTFUL! Thanks for playing along in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

  2. Oh what a clever way to tilt your layers. Great job on the color challenge this week and thanks for playing with the CCMC team this week!

  3. I'm sure the reality of living on top of Olympic land isn't nearly as fun as it sounds, but it's still pretty cool! I really like your CAS and somewhat masculine take on these two challenges. The multi-colored sentiment is so eye-catching! Thanks for joining us at Create With Connie and Mary!

  4. Very cute...I love all the angles on the sketch and you did great with the color combo! Thanks for playing along with our sketch challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!
    (And...would love to visit your lovely city one has been great watching the Olympics and seeing everything over there!)

  5. What a fun birthday card! I love the different angles combined with the circles. Great masculine card! Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge this week!

  6. What a very fun card! I love the contemporary look of it! So unique and creative!! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  7. Love the simplicity of your card. It really catches your eyes. come and stop by when you get a chance.

  8. Hello

    I stumbled across your blog. Always a pleasure seeing another crafter getting pleasure from what they do.

    Your cards are more sophisticated than anything I have done.

    I sometimes make my own Christmas cards, I make lino cuts and print them on my old hand press

    Im'e a gilder and use gold leaf and imitation gold leaf rather a lot.

    Have you thought of gilding onto paper?

    It's really quite easy to gild onto paper, there are now modern gold sizes that are simple to use, and there are various ways to create antique and distressed finishes as well., like the crackle glaze and antique glaze.

    If you have a moment, pop over to my site, there is quite a lot about gilding onto paper, in particular there is an old bookbinders recipe which you can use to make really authentic looking imitation vellums and parchment papers from ordinary papers.

    Good luck to us all.


  9. Great card! i think you have gifted with a creative mind keep sharing such a beautiful work!



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