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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, 22 January 2015

Running Shoes!!

Good morning! Can't believe it's been nearly a week since my last post!! Time does fly - and I can assure you I've been busy making things - just not sharing at the moment!!  I've just got back from my morning 'run' (I use the term loosely)! It was colder out there than I had anticipated!! But I've been and done my time - so while I'm cooling down, thought I would share a card.

Today is my eldest stepson's birthday! And he's another runner (a proper one!) - so this called for another running card! At one stage all I seemed to make was football cards - now it's running - and it's getting very hard to find new things!
Anyway, this one is a La Pashe decoupage sheet - I love the bright colours of the shoes (and believe me runners seem to love their neon colours!) - so reflected that in the matting and layering.
I didn't go for anything fancy - just lots of layers set at different angles - with the red layer embossed with Crafter's Companion Hessian Embossalicious folder. The letters are cut with Die'sire 1" letters, and I finished it off with a big button.

I would like to enter this into:
Crafty Gals Corner - Let's hear it for the boys
Fab n Funky - Button It
Ruby's Rainbow - Masculine Birthday

Take care


  1. Fabulous card Carole love the design and layout.hugs Julie,lie xxx

  2. I love your masculine card. Would you let me showcase your card and share a link to your blog post in what I call Manly Monday? It's a post on my blog where I share masculine cards (of all ages) as inspiration for my readers. If you are interested, please email me a direct link to your card so I can find it at grohcm at gmail dot com and I will add you to the lineup for the following Monday. I hope to hear from you.
    Cindy at Cre8iveCindy

  3. Thank you so much Cindy. I have sent you an e-mail. Let me know if it doesn't arrive. Cxxx

  4. wow! a very clever and stylish card!
    thank you so much for playing along with us at ruby's rainbow challenges!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  5. Love it! Great image and card. Thank you for sharing with us at Ruby's Rainbow masculine card challenge.

  6. Great image, love all the layers! Perfect for any runner! Thank you for sharing with us at CGC. Hope you join us again!

  7. Great card! I love the colors, and the design!
    Thanks for playing along with our Let’s Hear it for the Boys Challenge this week at Crafty Gals Corner!
    Crafty Gals Corner - DT Coordinator
    Crafty Gals Corner

  8. Fabulous card - great job of coloring and the image is phenomenal!!! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner and good luck!
    Lynne, Crafty Gals Corner DT


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