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Friday, June 22, 2012

Carpe Diem - Sieze the Day

Well, it just keeps raining. We had quite heavy rain again last night and on and off today. We do need the rain, but when you get several days in a row and you can't get the washing dry and get your craft gear to the car without getting drenched, then you get a bit fed up with it all!!!
My son said he saw about 7 accidents today out on the road because people just don't drive smart in the rain. All in a hurry to get from A to B.
I didn't go to craft this morning. I had a couple of things to deliver to Shirley, so Fran and I caught up with them at a little cafe 5 minutes from here. I checked out the newsagent and found a magazine with some freebie stamps and I have used one of them on my card for today.
Here is what I made.

Front of card

 Inside of card

SU Early Espresso for cardbase
DP is from Sandylion Sticker Designs ( been in my stash for a very long time! )
Nestabilities Large Labels Die - I used SU Sahara Sand cardstock
and drew around the die onto the Early Espresso to make a matte for the diecut
Stamp - freebie with Creative Stamping magazine.
SU Close to Cocoa ink
Black Bling from stash

I kept this pretty simple as the paper has lots of little sayings on it. I cut out Carpe Diem from another bit of the paper and backed it with some Early Espresso and then popped it over the original one on the background with a couple of foam dots. The motorbike was also mounted with foam dots.
The inside has the same cardstock but for some unknown reason the scanner has made it look different and neither of the above pics is really the right colour.. I did two second generation stamps on the bottom of the cardstock and also sponged the edges of the card.
I think this card could be used for quite a few different occasions, so I've left it without any extra sentiment.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
CCEE Stampers - CCEE1225 ~ Masculine Cards
Do You Stack Up - Challenge #77 ~ Inspired by a Movie ~ I chose "Easy Rider"
Paper Play - Week 25 ~ Use a Die.

Well that's it for me, I'm going off to snuggle up in bed and get some sleep. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy what is left of your day.
Take Care,


  1. I love this card Sandy. Good find with the stamp, I'll have to hunt around for that mag. I have a pretty good motorbike digi but sometimes an inked image is better : )

  2. Just got up in a hurry, spooky noises, so thought I'd look at your card.
    Nice work,like the soft colouring.your boys would like it.inside good match.
    love mum

  3. great card, Sandy. That must be the only craft magazine that I've never bought lol

    Margaret xx

  4. Fabulous card Sandy well done Hugs Elaine

  5. Seize The Day! This was the school motto where my two boys attended....can't tell you how many times I sewed it into blazers, shirts, etc...haahaa!
    Love that motor bike image, and you're right about your card being suitable for any's a little belter!

  6. stunning card
    thanks for playing with us at paperplay this week

  7. A brilliant guy card, Sandy - love that muted colour!

  8. Great male card - love that image. Saw this mag the other day but didn't buy it. Wish I had now!!!
    Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week xx

  9. oh this is one,super male card Hun,and love,the muted colours just perfect hugs Cherylxxxx

  10. Great quote paper, love the bike, great colours!

    Hope you have a great weekend!!!

  11. Lovely masculine card, great image!

    The rain is non-stop here too, yuck!

    Sleep tight xx

  12. Fantastic how you have stamped the same image on the inside.

  13. Great male card, lovely DSP, great image, love the inside.

  14. Hi! I'm so glad I found your adorable blog. This motorcycle card is super cool, and I know so many people who would just LOVE it! My sister-in-law and her hubby love to "bike"'s adorable! Thanks for sharing. I enjoyed browsing through your blog. Lots of cute things to see that inspired me.

    I have a challenge blog where I would just LOVE to have you check out and play along when you have time. Your darling art would be such a blessing to us, and I'm trying to grow participation. It's Word Art Wednesday, and I'd LOVE to see you play along. Check us out here:

    Thanks for sharing and inspiring. Your blog really is sweet. I would love to follow, and have you follow me. I have blog candy right now on my personal blog. Hope you will visit, and have a GREAT week!

    Karen L

  15. Great card. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  16. Simply Gorgeous!! Thanks so much for playing along at Paper Play this week:-)


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