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I'm a part-time primary school teacher, who started papercrafting 8 years ago, when I had a fancy to make my own Christmas cards. Since then, I have tried all sorts of techniques and styles - and I kind of like them all. So my work is very varied, which keeps me interested - and my crafty stash growing!! As well as cards, I love working with boxes and canvases - and I'm always seeking inspiration for new projects.

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Cricketer Card!

So, this year for my husband's birthday, I decided to go for a cricketing theme as he is a very keen Somerset fan. (He was at the T20 match last night, and took great pride in showing me the very blurred image of himself on Sky Sports today!) 

The image is from Beanpole Books 'Runner Bean' Sports Templates, and was cut using my Craft Robo . I used quite a thick green card - so it didn't cut all the way through. But with a little bit of coaxing and a sharp craft knife, I managed to 'release' the image!!

I mounted the cricketer onto a piece of Papermania Portobello Road paper - the newspaper effect one, and again onto another piece of the green card. The base card has a green mat cut with the Spellbinders Postage Stamp Edgeability, and embossed with That Special Touch Dotty mask. On top of this I used another piece of the Portobello Road Paper, edged with an insert from the Postage Stamp set. The strip across the middle is grungeboard - the type that comes pre-embossed - which I inked with Antique Linen DI.

Waste from cutting with the insert was used to embellish the card, and the letters were cut with X-Cut Abracadabra Alphabet die.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafting for all Seasons - For Men
Dream valley Challenges - For that Special Guy
Order of the Opus Gluei - It's All Relative
Scrapper's Delight Papercrafts - It's a Male Thing



  1. I'm delighted you created two things for our challenge, Carole. This is such a wonderful masculine card. May I order a few? lol Thanks for playing with us at Opus Gleui this week!

  2. Hi! I'm with Electra, the more you play with us, the happier we are! What a dear card to make for your husband and what a nice present to take him to a match. The card has striking colors and love the action!

    Thanks for sharing even more creative inspiration to us at Opus Gluei!

  3. Great male card. Thanks for sharing with us at Dream Valley and good luck.

  4. So beautifully creative. Have a great Tuesday.
    Digistamps4Joy DT Member
    Doing Life

  5. Now this is really a very masculine card indeed, such a gorgeous silhouette! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog Carole, really appreciate this. Take care, Ira x

  6. Yay! Cricket! Somerset is my second team (after Durham 'cos my family's from the North East) because I really admire Marcus Trescothick for being so open about his depression - he's a good egg.

    This is a wonderful card, so right for a cricket fan! Thanks for joining in at Dream Valley!

    love Mags B x

  7. Fab card and so glad you shared it with us at Dream valley. xx


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