Thursday, 24 March 2016

Crafting won!

Hello Everyone, thank you again for coming along.
If any of you saw my Saturday post, you'll know I was in a dilemma - craft or housework? Crafting won, ERIKA! 
I prepped a couple of cards that I need to finish, finished a couple of cards that needed inserts, made a card (which is below) and some knitting. 
I made this card for a friend to give to her brother-in-law. her brief was - "we're not close, needs to be posted, lives by the sea and is a retired bus driver." So, as I did card a card around the bus theme last year I decided to use a sea theme this time. I have kept it fairly flat (one layer of decoupage) and matted all of the elements with sandpaper. The images are from a digikit - Pebble Shore by Serif. I used a Perfect layers ruler to do the torn effect - so much easier than tearing freehand. After watching Leonie Pujol and Nicky ? on Hochanda and Create and Craft respectively, the both cut their sentiments at quirky angles - Woo hoo! so easy as I can't cut straight. I did, however, use Perfect Layers rulers to create the edge of the sandpaper mat. I use these a lot. In my opinion is one of the best value for money craft purchases I have made
A simple card, but very pleased with the end result

The Perfect Layers Rulers Can cut a border from 1/16th" up to 1"
5x7 card blank
Printed on 250gsm super smooth cardstock
Serif cd-rom - Pepple Shore


  1. Great card Karen and the design is wonderful.
    Debs xxxx7
    {Debs Cards}

  2. Hi Karen this is a brilliant card I love the design. Thank you for the tips as well. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  3. Fab 'man' card Karen, looks great. xxxx

  4. Happy Easter Karen Great male card. Best wishes Jackie x

  5. Love this awesome masculine card, that sailboat looks great!

  6. Hi Karen
    Spot on for your brief and a great fella card.
    Clever using sandpaper for the beachy theme.
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

  7. Hi Karen,
    what a perfect card, and I love your very fab and super design.
    I too have those rulers, but they move when I use them and try to cut.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.