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Thursday, 20 February 2014

Crafty Little Fairies (DT) One For The Boys

Morning all - time for a new challenge with

And this week our theme is
One For The Boys

You can make anything you like, so long as it follows the theme and features either a stamped or digi image.

I have done a mini tutorial this week for my card:


6x6 pre-creased white card base
Wild Rose Studio Milton & Co – Get Well Toby stamp
Memento – Tuxedo Black
Bristol Board
Distress Inks (ReInkers)
First Edition – New Leaf 8x8 paper pad
Crop-A-Dile Warm Metal Eyelets
Baker’s Twine

And all of these products (or similar) are available from this week's sponsor 

 And here are the details in easy to follow steps (since when have my cards ever been difficult!)

 ·         Stamp image with Memento ink and trim panel to 3.5 x 4 (1)

·         Colour with chosen medium – I used Distress Inks (ReInkers) as watercolours
·         Mat onto piece of New Leaf and trim to a 1/16 border (2)
·         Stamp sentiment onto image panel and when dry adhere image panel to matting layer
·         Cut 5½ x 5½ New Leaf central layer (3)
·         Cut 5¾ x 5¾  New Leaf base layer (4)
·         Mat together
·         Cut 5½ x 1½ New Leaf contrast band and adhere to centre of main panel (5)
·         Adhere image panel to base layers centrally
·         Adhere assembled topper to white card stock (6)
·         With Crop-A-Dile, punch holes (7)
·         Insert and set eyelets (7)
·         Thread through with neutral tone Baker’s Twine (8)

So, it's over to you now, can't wait to see what you make for this week's theme.

Hugs to all, Squirrel xx

PS.  Meant to mention, I have a bottle of Zest-It Pencil Blender on order, I bought Baby Oil last night, so at the weekend if the delivery has arrived I shall do a contrast and compare with these versus Sansodor, if anyone who uses pencils is interested.


Sarah said...

Great card Squirrel!! a fabulous image, perfectly painted, as usual, and I love the stripy paper xx

Judith said...

So cute! A perfect little image and beautifully coloured as always. - I haven't used my eyelets for ages - might have to dig them out! - they look fab on this card hugs Judith x

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Squirrel. I love the cute image, fabulous colouring and brilliant layout too.
hugs Sue xx

Carol Willis said...

Love this Squirrel. Fab image.
Caz x

Faith A said...

Love the detail in this Squirrel and thanks for the tutorial too :) Cute image.

tilly said...

this is a lovely get well card, fab James image

Marianne's Craftroom said...

So gorgeous, cute image Nd lovely to see some eyelets, must use mine again

coops said...

aw so stunning squirrel.milton is adorable and i love your fabulous design.
The stamp you asked me about on my blog this moring is i think a leanne ellis design, it is made by santoro for trimcraft and is called butterfly.i got it from the range who had them on offer of 4 stamps from the range for £10 instead of 4.99 each, bargain :D

xx coops xx

Annette said...

He is a sweetie honey. I love his cute expression.
Great tutorial too. PS, I have given in to temptation with the new WRS stamps (and a die) :0( I thought I was already on a losing streak when it came to will power, so I may as well go out with a bang!! :0)

Zippy said...

Fab card hun, wonderful colouring and great papers, just love it xxx

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

Oooo, this is a cutie, love the colours. Looking forward to your blending comparison x

Doreen said...

Just gorgeous,fab design and layout.xxx

Chrissy said...

Fabulous card Squirrel..love the cute image and colouring of course and just love the eyelets and twine..fabulous male card..
I use pencils and have tried baby oil but it only made my card smell nice..I tried a bit of cooking oil too, but that only made me hungry..so I stick to Archival blending oils from now on..


Princess Judy Palmer said...

Wonderful card, but I hope you never have the occasion to use it (know someone that banged up). I like the stripes going one way... and then the other way. It's a good thing to do to stripes which are often rather dull just all cruising along together in the same direction.

KraftyKoolKat said...

A darling of a creation Squirrel ! Love it.

Claire said...

Love this card hun! Great image and I love your use of eyelets and bakers twine. Hugs, Claire x


Gorgeous and beautiful card Squirrel love the design and fabulous image and colour's have a lovely weekend
Hugs Dianne xx :-)

Debs said...

Adorable card Squirrel - sweet image and fabulous LO.
Debs xx

Dot said...

Thanks for your tutorial, Squirrel, super card,
hugs Dorte

Jackie said...

Absolutely gorgeous, I love the stripes and the way you have attached the twine :o)
Jackie xx

Diane said...

A perfect little image and beautifully colored design.

Hugs Diane

Kat W said...

Fabulous and cute design and I love the twine threaded through the eyelets :-)
Big hugs, Kat xx

Anet van Zyl said...

Adorable card Squirrel, I love the cute image and layout.

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