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Hello and welcome to my blog. Here I will be showcasing all my design team work, general crafting and digital scrap booking.I hope you enjoy seeing my creations and listening to my ramblings. If you leave a comment I'll know you've been and be able to visit you in return. I read and appreciate all comments which are left - good or bad! Thank you for taking the time to visit me. Pop back soon. Carol xx

Saturday 8 March 2014


Good morning all.

Well we actually had a few flakes of snow yesterday afternoon...nothing lay though! Got all my chores done yesterday so the weekend is mine to do as I like although a trip to Edinburgh is needed to pick up some glasses...may be able to fit a quick waltz around either Hobbycraft or the Range (or both) while there!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a fab weekend whatever you're up to :)

Today I'm sharing a card made for my brother.

The stamp is a very old one which came in a large wooden box from QVC, which I've stamped onto parchment card. The kraft frame is a Spellbinders die. The background was made loosely following the faux leather method...I started with parchment card and as I hadn't any spray and shine to finish it off I used some gilding wax over the embossing which was a folder from Die'sire. Finished with some string and a charm. A bit too grungy for my tastes but okay for a male card.

Question...as this is the first time I've used my gilding wax I was a bit heavy handed in places...what do you use to apply yours with?

Challenges entered:
Sister Act Card Challenge - anything goes
Stempelsonne - young men birthday
That's Crafty - anything goes
Wags n Whiskers - sports
As you Like it - favourite 3d texture...
mine is embossing, love how a piece of plain card takes on a new life and so many ways to dress it up after.
Charismas Cards - use something not for crafting , the faux leather technique uses glycerin
Baffies Kreativladen - anything goes
Crafting By Designs - anything goes

Carol x


  1. Fabulous card Lynne. This one certainlt has the Wow Factor. I love the background too and stamping on parchment was the perfect finish to your card. Hugs Rita xxx

  2. This is fabulous, love the background. I hope you have enjoyed your day.
    Linda xxx

  3. Well l hope Carol you manage both shops and l don't expect you to come away empty handed.....lol Beautiful card for your brother and what gorgeous background enjoy your weekend too x

  4. Hi Carol a fab masculine card. Your application of the gilding wax looks fine to me. I have just bought some and only tried it once but it looked very uneven so I am afraid I don't have any tips for you! Susan xx

  5. This is a brilliant card Carol, I love your background and lovely frame around the image - a perfect male card.
    I hope you enjoyed your shopping.

  6. Just perfect for a boy or brother! I'm sure he'll love it.
    xxx Asha

  7. Fabulous masculine card Carol,love the monochromatic look!

  8. Lovely color scheme and such a nice design. Very masculine and love the sort of rustic look!
    Thanks for joining our "Use something not meant for Crafting" -challenge at Charisma Cardz.

    Hugs from Finland,
    Eemeli {DT}

  9. love your design and the techniques used. Really fab male card! Thanks for sharing with us at Charisma cardz, good luck! Jo x

  10. Fabulous card. Love the faux leather.

    Thanks for sharing at Charisma.


  11. I'm sure your brother loved this gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us this week at the Sister Act Card Challenge! Hope to see you again next week! Sheena B.

  12. I love this, thank you for joining in with the That's Craft challenge. X

  13. Perfect Man Card great Stamp so cool.
    hugs Elfie

  14. Carol, this is a fab male card. I love the grungy look to it. Thanks for sharing with us at Wags 'n Whiskers.
    Cindy DT


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