Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Addicted to Stamps - Theme Challenge #2 - Cards for boys

Hi again everyone.  It's that time of week again for a brand new challenge at Addicted to Stamps.  The theme this week is Cards for Boys...........yep those tricky critters!!!!  lol

For my card I have chosen to use stamps from the docrafts Wellington 8"x8" set.  He's such a gorgeous creature and I think much more male oriented than a "cute" teddy you might use for a card for a female.  I've taken a blank 8" square card and have used a variety of Coredinations card stock added mats and layers which have been embossed with my Cuttlebug Wicker Weave embossing folders and then sanded back.  A couple of pieces I've just sanded.  The main image has been stamped onto watercolour paper and coloured using Aquamarkers with an added touch of atyou Spica glitters.  I then die cut the image with nesties and then added a layer of acetate over the top.  Holes punched and brown gingham ribbon added.  The sentiment No 1 Nephew is matted onto a Spellbinders Fancy Labels die cut and the other (which I think is so true) has just been layered onto matching Coredinations.  I had a bit of ribbon left so added it to the top left with a brad.  It's my eldest nephew (hence the No 1 - my other, younger, nephew is No 2!!!) Dominic's birthday in a few days time and I thought this would be good for him (although he's all grown up......) as Wellington is sitting on a very adult leather armchair in possibly a library - and as he's an author what better?  lol

Please pop over to Addicted to Stamps and look at the amazing inspirational pieces the DT have made for your delectation this week.  We look forward to your entries and popping over to your blogs.

Happy crafting.


  1. Lots of lovely elements to look at on your card today Karen. Wellington is too cute! Love what you've put together here. x

  2. This card is certainly chock full of wonderful elements. I love your layout and all your embossed panels. Cute teddy, too xx

  3. Fabulous card Karen - Wellington is gorgeous - Jacqueline xx

  4. Great card Karen Wellington certainly is a cutie


  5. Wellington is just lovely and I think Dominic will love him! A great card!

  6. Good job Dom doesn't look at our blogs:) Lovely card Karen can't wait to see it IRL! Very appropriate with the library armchair:) BTW Tom was brilliant!
    Val x

  7. Brilliant male teddy - love him although I've not succumbed yet. I'm sure this card will be much appreciated.

  8. Karen what a gorgeous card, Wellington is super cute but manly enough for boys of all ages. Another super and beautifully crafted card from you.



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