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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.

Monday, 6 August 2012

Challenge #72 - Olympic Spirit

So, after a little break, we are back up and running (pardon the pun) at Crafty Cardmakers!! In honour of the Olympics, we would like you to create a sporting themed card - it can be any sport you like - but it would be great if it was an Olympic sport (Summer or Winter).

We are sponsored for this challenge by Di's Digi Downloads, who are offering a $10 gift voucher. 
And also by Hobby Art who have this to say: As a family business we're a friendly, helpful, bunch at Hobby Art. All our stamps are designed by us and manufactured in Britain. Look at the gallery on my blog - jennymayes.com- for lots of card ideas using the Hobby Art range. We're pleased to sponsor the Crafty Cardmakers Challenge and look forward to seeing the entries. Good luck everyone. Jenny and all. X
They are offering these two great stamp sets!! 

I have to admit, that I wasn't really sure what to do for this. Eventually, though, I decided to go for a Taekwondo themed card - mainly because I already had a Craft Robo template - part of Beanpole Books 'Runner Bean' Sports templates

I started with taupe card from Creative Expressions, and cut the figure as a topper with a border. I then cut it again in white pearl card, so I could use part of it for the white dobok. The belt I cut separately from brown card.

I backed the topper onto a piece of Paper Cellar 6x6 paper from the Victorian Classic pad. I love the way the figure is framed by the large circle. 

The card for the brown base is from my local market, and I cut the front bottom edge with Spellbinders Classic Scallop Edgeability. I layered a piece of the white pearl on top of the taupe - the dotty pattern on the white is from Decorative Inserts 4. I used more of the decorative paper on top of the white, and also above the white. The cream satin and brown organza ribbons are Celebrations (from The Range). I finished it off with a few pearls, and a sentiment that I think was left over from a Kanban kit.

Please pop over to the Crafty Cardmakers Blog for more inspiration, where we are also having a DT Call - just add DT after your name when you enter the challenge!! Couldn't be easier!!

I am really pleased with how this turned out, and would like to enter it into the following:
The Squirrel & The Fox - Make it Sporty
Craft Your Days Away - Olympic Dreams
SJ Crafts Shop Blog - Olympics


  1. Fantastic card, its a real dynamic image.

  2. This is just gorgeous, love the image and the colours you have used, thanks for joining our challenge at Craft your days away, Gaynor x

  3. Beautiful! I love the soft colours and your die cut figure!

  4. gorgeous card. The image is amazing. Love the colour combo. Brilliant
    Big hugs
    Doreen xx

  5. This is great sweetie. Thank you so much for joining us at Craft Your Day's Away this time and good luck.


  6. Great card, love the colours and papers you've used. xx

  7. cool card. thank you for joining SJ Crafts challenge.

  8. I think your card is great, the image is brilliant and I really love the design of your card the papers are lovely.


  9. Love the colours that you have used here.
    hugs Kimx


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