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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.

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Football Crazy!!

I realised today, that it's been over a week since I last blogged. It's not for the lack of crafting either - I have several creations ready to blog - I just haven't got round to it. I am blaming technology - I have acquired myself an IPad which (as I am home most of the day) seems to now be on constantly. As I am using it to check emails, Twitter and Facebook, I have not turned my laptop on for a while. I've discovered quite a few apps too - I've got the Kindle app (no books yet, mind you), one for the weather, obviously C&C and QVC to get my crafty fix, and several others including My Fitness Pal which is turning out to be the most useful in my continuing bid to keep myself fit and healthy. 

I kept telling myself "I'll blog tomorrow!", but it didn't really happen!! So, this evening, I decided to make the effort, switch it on, and get on and blog!!

This one is for my friend's son, who will be 9 later this month. He's very into sport - and particularly likes football, so a footie themed card it is!!

It's nothing fancy - quite a straightforward card for me (and no Spellbinders in sight!) The base card is Craftwork Cards size 6, and the red and blue mats are Bazzil. The 3 footie themed toppers are from an old Kanban sheet that I found languishing at the bottom of my box of crafting items for male cards - obviously just waiting for this occasion! The patterned backing card is also Kanban - and was also something I'd forgotten about! I cut the letters using my X-Cut Die-Licious Roma Alphabet Die, and the numbers are using an old X-Cut set of dies.  

I would like to enter this into the following challenge:

Use Your Stuff - Let's Hear It For The Boys

Don't forget there is still time to get your Olympic Sports themed cards into Crafty Cardmakers Challenge. And we have a DT call too - just add DT after your name when you enter the challenge!!


1 comment:

  1. It is very hard not to get all legalistic about blogging, isn't it? Also, fatal to compare one's efforts with another's. I think we can only do what we have time and energy for.

    Your card would please any lad would love it - I am sure Ethan will do so!


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