Sunday, 5 May 2013

Happy Campers

Morning Folks!

Hope everyone is enjoying the weekend, I'm looking forward to an extra day off tomorrow - I'm voting for more 3 day weekends so I can get more crafting done!!
I hope you can find the time to join us over at Here Come the Boys, where we are celebrating our 2nd Birthday with some fab candy on offer:

To win it, you need to be a follower, pop the badge on your side bar and add your name to Mr Linky's list on the main blog!

Our new challenge for the next fortnight is

Now I do have to admit this was quite a challenge for me, I love the effect of paper piecing but am not great at it and this card turned into a bit of an epic!! I couldn't find a suitable stamp in my collection, 2 attempts with LOTV stamps hit the bin so I resorted to looking for a masculine but non - character digi stamp. After a quick  search I bought this fab camper van stamp by Lilyboo designs at Cuddly Bubbly. 

The printer behaved itself even on the quite thick orange card, last time I fed card through it jammed big style so I was beginning to feel much happier. Should have known better because the new embossing folder turned out to be a bit fierce, my paper came out of the Cuttlebug way more distressed than anticipated, in fact one swirl fell out like a die cut! Still not to be defeated I decided to really go for the distressed look and took a paper edger to everything in sight. Again not something I'd normally do, perhaps it was the frustration or just going for an extra challenge LOL!! 
Here's a closer look at the end result, not my normal style but it is growing on me!!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Crafty catz - Inspired by a song - 
I get around by The Beach Boys
Joanna Sheen - Music Lyrics - 
I get around by The Beach Boys
Digi Haven - Use a digi & buttons
The Ribbon Girl - Add buttons
Little Miss Muffet - pieced off
MAWTT- One for the guys
Crafty Ribbons - Anything goes with ribbon
I love promarkers - put a button on it
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything goes
Delightful challenges - Add ribbon
Clear it out - Button up
Sentimental Sundays -Paper piecing


  1. Fabulous paper piecing great work Ginny x

  2. This is totally awesome! LOVE the paper piecing and I adore the amazing texture! Thanks for joining us at Digi Haven! :)

    PS: I've got a DT call going for a new challenge called House of Cards. I'd love for you to check it out and perhaps apply if you'd like to! :)

  3. Fabulous card. Love the paper piecing and colours! Thank you so much for joining us at Delightful Challenges for our Add Ribbon Challenge! Good luck in the draw, Susan x

  4. hi this card ,fab colours and i love the distressed look...
    thanks for joining us at i love promarkers and good luck
    tracey x

  5. Super card..fab PP ...thanks for sharing your wonderful card with us at CRAFTY CATZ x carol

  6. Great male card and ideal for our challenge over at Moving along with the times. Thanks for playing along.

    Kelly x

  7. super card Jacky, love the fab image, GREaT card! thanks for joining us at Little Miss Muffet, Karenx

  8. Lovely card and great song thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz

  9. Fabulous card Jacky, love the embossed strips.
    Thanks for joining us at Addicted To Stamps
    Mandy xx

  10. Great card. I just love your image and the colour combinations. Thanks for joining our challenge at Paper Crafting Journey.
    Big Hug, Iwona

  11. Great choice of image Jacky! Love the colours and fab embossing. Thanks for joining us at Joanna Sheen.

  12. A cool card. Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays


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