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Tuesday, 9 June 2015


Good morning,

First of all, I must say 'Happy Birthday' to my baby girl (who is 23 years young today) - blimey I am feeling old!

As this is my first post of the week, I will ask if everyone had a good weekend? I was at a local craft fayre on Sunday and spent far too much money, although I told myself before I went that I didn't really need any more crafting stash - but the message never reached my brain, obviously!! I have so many ideas in my head for new projects that I can't think straight - just need a few extra hours in the day to play.

On a crafty note, we have a brand new challenge over at Cardz 4 Guyz - a blog devoted to male themed projects for the beloved men in our life. My teamie Jane has chosen the theme this week, which is


This is a great one for men's cards and so easy to incorporate - here's what I made for my DT inspiration ...

I began with a piece of design paper from my stash which has a woodgrain pattern on it (although it's not easy to see on my photo), then I passed it through a basket weave embossing folder and highlighted the embossing with some Gathered Twigs distress ink, before layering it onto a piece of kraft card.

The stamped section is one (of my many) my purchases from yesterday - it is actually all one stamp from Inkylicious, but I stamped it out and cut it into three smaller sections before mounting on a darker brown. I added these to my background, layered on a piece of hessian, which is nicely frayed around the edges. Three little co-ordinating buttons finish off the design.

Why not pop over to the challenge blog and check out some fab inspiration from the team.
Hugz, Jan xx


  1. That looks very tactile and textural, I can just picture the recipient running their fingers over it.

  2. Lots of texture here Jan and I love the sentiment.
    Were you off to the Dome then on Sunday?
    I've never been but some of the girls at class were off talking of going.

  3. Love what you've done with the sentiment, great card x


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