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Saturday, 2 March 2013

Black and White Army! - just for you Shell!

Good morning blogfriends

Well I got to the end of this exciting week and now I have to settle back down to create something out of it all!  I decided to use this cute little footballer from The Paper Shelter 
- called Soccer Star - available here  for my DT card at My Time to Craft this week. 
 It is also a card for my footie mad nephew who turned 18 on Thursday.  He is an absolutely  mad Newcastle United fan so when I saw this image it just seemed perfect for his card - he appreciates anything black and white and not much else!

Also as our Crafty Mamma at MTTC has similar tastes 
-this ones for you too Shell hehe.
(I have to do something to get round you saying as I cheated for this DT card!!!)

The challenge over at

this week is 


I have to admit that I'm not a big fan of dry embossing - I only have four folders and two of those are Christmas ones!  But I do some wet embossing from time to time.  I had a tidy up and move around of my craft stuff a few weeks ago and now I have no idea where my heat gun is
 - should have left it alone - I know where I used to keep it!

So as I didn't really have anything to emboss with that would suit this card -I have to confess to doing a bit of a cheat - I used card that is already embossed - it is a Tim Holtz card with a heavy weave efmbossed on it - and it was the perfect colour for this card

This is what I did....

Image - Soccer Star from The Paper Shelter
Cooured with copics and prismacolor pencils
Papers - MME Meadowlark
Dies - circles Spellbinders
       - fishtail flag stax from Dienamics
       - 18 - Tim Holtz wanted alphabet from sizzix
Ribbon and gems from my stash

Challenges I'm entering with this card

Craftuscrazy - anything goes
Dutchdare challenge - for the boys 
Crafts and me - dies or punches
Simon says - Anything goes
Clearly inspired - black and white with a pop of colour

Have a fab weekend


Judith x


Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

UP DA TOON!! Lol you have made my day hunnie, love it!
I had made my card stuck it all together & then remembered it was embossing lol so embossed a flower & stuck it on hehehe!
Just love your 'cheat' embossing!
Hugs Shell xxx

sassy said...

wow what a superb and so cute card love the colours fabulous....hugs sassyxxxx

Sue - bearhouse said...

This wonderful Judith. I love that image and the colours and layout are fabulous
Hugs Sue

Pat said...

What a great card Judith, love the cute image and the great colours and layout. Have a good weekend.

Pat xx

Wendy said...

Fabulous card Judith, love the cute image.
Wendy xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

I love your cheat embossing, its not cheating though its sideways thinking ;) Hope alls well, Love Hazelxox

Sarah J. Moerman said...

Great card! Wonderful image! A perfect card for a boy! Thanks for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

Chantal said...

An awesome boy-card! Thanks for sharing it with us over at Dutch Dare Card Challenges this week!

Ann said...

Great card, Judith! I love that shade of blue!

Vanessa (aka V'ness, Nessa, oldschool) said...

Sports fun here too!!!

Janice said...

A great footballer card, love the image. Jx

Eileen said...

Erm not sure if I should be commenting on this one Judith seeing as I am a Mackem. I definitely think he would look better in red and white :)
Perfect male card. Great colouring and layout. Bet he loved it
Eileen x

Wedgie said...

Fab card the image and your colouring is fantastic.

Wedgie xxx

Mau xx said...

Hi Judith, Thanks for calling by I see we are both late I always wake up around this time of
Love the card, the image is fab, its the best football image I have seen. Had to laugh at Hazels comment, she always comes up with the right answer, what a sweet mamma she is xx
Must admit my brain wouldn't have been as quick as yours to think of
Huge Hugs Mau xx

aussie aNNie said...

Ah what a card for a footy player, super image and great designing..x

Sue said...

Aww this is gorgeous Judith! what a fab image and you've coloured him beautifully! Love the embossed card and the scrummy border! :-)
Sorry I haven't been around for a while… hope you had a good weekend!
Love Sue xx

Trudy Harris Thomas said...

This is adorable. I feel for you about the heat gun - I don't have one yet and have to run back and forth from my "studio" to the stove to emboss my creations. LOL

Sandra Smith said...

Terrific masculine card. Love the image!

Kim. said...

Great card Judith and I love your idea for cheat embossing, I would never of thought of that lol. The image is perfect for your nephew (and Shell).
Kim xXx

LINDA M said...

Terrific card. I'm sure he will love the card. Great coloring. Thanks for joining us at the Dutch Dare.

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

A fab male card Judith although I'm sure he would look better in red and white lol! Susan x