About Me

My photo
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.

Friday, 2 May 2014

Football Crazy!!

Have been a little lax in blogging lately as am really busy with new stuff and just forgot to pop in to say 'hi'!!  Had another fab night out SUPing last night - and took my first dunk in the sea due to cramp in my foot!! Was a little refreshing - but didn't dampen my spirits!! Also saw a gorgeous fish called a tub gurnard - although my description of a bright orange fish with electric blue edges on its fins made my fellow SUPers think I was hallucinating. This is a photo (courtesy of Lyme Regis Sea Angling Club) of what one looks like - and I think my description was pretty accurate!! 
Anyway - today's card is a card I made for my nephew - I think I have lost track of how many variations on a football card I have made! This one is made using a digi stamp from Just Inklined called (appropriately) 'Football Crazy'. 
The image was printed onto Joanna Sheen Elegance card, and coloured with my Promarkers: Ruby, Cardinal Red, Crimson, Grass, Forest Green, Black, Cool Grey 1,2,3,4. 

I cut the image out using Spellbinders Decorative Labels 1, and inked the top part whilst still in the die, with Barn Door DI. The black mirror card mat is cut using Labels 1, with a Scalloped Square used for the green Bazzill card.

The decorative 'football boot' card is Kanban, and red strips are Centura Pearl embossed with Grand MBossabilties Dainty Dots. I cut the letters with my XCut Rome alphabet die, and used my little Xyron to make them adhesive. All of this is mounted onto more red Centura pearl and black mirror card.

I would like to enter this into:
Dies R Us Challenge - Anything Goes

For those of you that love Crafter's Companion - and the Spectrum Noir Range - make sure you visit the website as the Spectrum Noir Blendable Pencils are now in stock!! 



  1. What a fabulous card! Great coloring and design! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Team Leader)

  2. What a fun and fabulous card! Thanks for joining the Dies R Us May Challenge!

  3. GREAT soccer card! Love the design! Thank you for participating in our "Anything Goes" Challenge.


Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving a comment!! I really appreciate it!! Cxx