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Sunday, February 23, 2014

Last GD card for Sentimental Sundays Challenge#195 - Create your own background

I've enjoyed my Guest Designer spot at Sentimental Sundays and had lots of fun creating the cards to share.
This week the sponsor is Oak Pond Creations.  This is my second post for today, so scroll down and check out my other post and I would love to hear from you too.
Today we had an engagement party to go to so I didn't go to church as I didn't think going dressed up in my finery would have looked good under my choir top( a bit too much, I think) and we didn't have time to come home in between to get dressed before going to the party. It was a lovely day weather wise and it was held in the courtyard of the school of our friend's fiancee. It all went well - they had a barbeque and then had an icecream van come in for an hour and serve icecream cones, gelatto and coffee. Hubby helped them to pack up at the end of the party and I was getting a bit anxious to get home so I could change and then head to the shop to pick up the low fat milk that our youngest son and I are using on our 8 week food and fitness challenge. Supermarkets open late on Sundays so didn't have time to pop out early morning to get it.
The sponsor this week is Oak Pond Creations and the theme is to make your own background. I chose to make mine using a large background stamp from Stampin' Up.
Here is the card...... I knew what I wanted to do but was a bit stumped for the background and ended up buying myself a stencil with  stars within circles to try out and maybe use a sentiment like - You're a knockout but I had gone along to my friend Shirley's to craft  on Friday and she had this fabulous woodgrain background stamp and it was perfect! I stamped that and hung my gloves on the wall and then finished it off at home with the other elements that I had envisioned.

SU Crumb cake cardstock
Beige textured cardstock from stash
Image is boxing gloves from Oak Pond Creations
Background stamp from SU (thanks for sharing with me Shirley!)
Other images, boxer, tickets are internet finds ( I love this vintage boxer!)
Sentiment is from Technique Tuesday clear stamp set - Incredible by Ali Edwards
Oval Punch
Copic Markers
Memento Black inkpad
SU Baked Brown Sugar inkpad
Brad from my friend Shirley's stash
Pearls from my stash
D/S tape roller
Foam Dots

I am entering the following challenges:
My Sheri Crafts - Challenge #127 ~ Vintage Guy
A little bit Crafty - February challenge ~ Man Up!
Crafty Girls Challenge - Challenge 12 ~ Anything Goes

It's getting late evening here in Adelaide and I'm a bit tired so will finish off. Before I go I would encourage you to pop by the challenge blog and check out the wonderful, inspiring cards from the DT and join in the challenge. We would love to see what you create.
Thanks for stopping by,
Take Care,


  1. WOW , Amazing!! This turned out to be a great masculine card .Love all the embellishing you added
    hugs Shirley

  2. Such a nice masculine card you did a great job tfs!!!

  3. Oh this is one brilliant male card hun adore it hugs cherylxx

  4. This turned out amazing!
    Don't you love it when things come together!
    Hope it's cooled off a little for you over there!
    I'd send you some -30 something we had this morning if I could!

  5. Wow! I love that background stamp! The gloves hanging from it are perfect with the vintage image, too! Thanks for joining us at My Sheri Crafts!

  6. Excellent card Sandy! You've done a stellar job putting these elements together. Well done. Hugs and happy crafting :) -Kim

  7. Oh, what a great masculine card! It is wonderful! Thanks for sharing it with us at My Sheri Crafts! :)

  8. This is a FAB male design, Sandy! The stamped wood grain background looks fantastic, love how those boxing gloves seem to be hanging in the wall, and even the sentiment is a great decorative feature!

  9. Love the background, woodgrain is so versatile!

    Victoria DT

  10. Fabulous card! It is so perfectly masculine!
    Thanks for joining us as a Guest Designer at Sentimental Sundays...

    Sandy S

  11. Just popping by with another DT hat on...Thank you for joining the Crafty Girls Challenge, hope to see you again very soon.

    Victoria DT


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