Monday 18 November 2013

Focus on the sentiment

Good evening my lovelies, another unscheduled stop here...  I was originally making a DT card, however, the current Sketch N Stash challenge caught my eye, and it just so happens to end 2 days before that particular DT post goes live, so I changed tack and made this instead.

When I was at the last LOTV open day, my daughter was exclaiming over their fabulous large sentiments, so I figured I'd get a set, as I'd been after some for a while anyway. And today I finally got 'round to using one! For this card I chose the Birthday one from the Fabulous Statements set.

I really, really LOVE the papers I used. Well, I say paper, it's actually closer to card, as it's super thick. They're also gorgeous and so very vintage, and I wish I had even the faintest idea where they're from! I remember ordering them online at some point about a year ago... They were loose sheets of 8x8 double-sided vintage designs and I honestly have no idea what they are. If anyone recognises them, please holler!

It's also an accomplishment in that hubby liked it enough to go out of his way to say it was nice and a great guy's card. Without being asked! (normally, getting an opinion from him is like pulling teeth, lol)

Aside from playing along with Sketch N Stash, I'd also like to enter the following challenges:

As you like it - What's your favourite, spots or stripes? (Stripes for me! I looooove stripy paper!)
Bunny Zoe - Shabby chic/vintage
Challenges 4 everybody - Anything Goes
Here come the boys - Sentiments only
That Craft Place - Sentiment
Totally gorjuss - 3 patterned papers

That's it from me for today. Sweet dreams everyone,



Unknown said...

Awesome card and love the sentiment like this and papers are great.xx

Sue said...

Wonderful card Sammy. I love the sentiment, gorgeous papers and a great way to use the sketch.
Sue xx

brenda said...

Love using sentiments as the focal element and this one is fab.

B x

Gayle's Crafty Blog said...

Fab card Sammy, I think I need to get around to buying some of those sentiment stamps they're lovely xx

Jane Savage said...

Beautiful, Sammy. Those papers are fab and that large sentiment looks awesome. xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is fabulous. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Challenges 4 Everybody.

Cathy DT Member

Jackie W said...

Ooooh...this is so lovely! Love this sentiment! Really love those papers and banners too!
Big Hugs!

cotnob said...

This is a brilliant male card Sammy, I love your papers.

Anonymous said...

superb sentiment card for a guy, love the effect you've created Thanks for playing at Here COme The Boys Woo & Sharon xx

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Fabulous card love the colour combo. Thank you for joining us at Here Comes the Boys challenge good luck
Ginny ♥

Tracy said...

Beautiful, i love the colour scheme, Thank you for sharing with us at That Craft Place xx

Ally said...

that's a very special card, love it! Thanks so much for joining us at Sketch N Stash!
xx, Ally

Kat W said...

Sounds like your hubby is much like mine - I almost never get any response to my cards! I am more of a spots girl but for male cards I often think stripes work better for some reason!
This is a fab design and the sentiments are just wonderful. I have a different set of these stamps but have put this set on my Christmas wish list!
Big hugs, Kat xx

Debs said...

Beautiful stylish card - love the focus on the fabulous sentiment.
Thanks for playing along with us at SnS this time.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Mojca said...

Oh it's really pretty! Thank you for joining us at As You Like It Challenge and Here Comes The Boys. Hugs! Mojca

Stacey said...

Great card I love this sentiment.
Thanks for joining us at Here Come the Boys x

Paddington fan said...

Great masculine card, love the big bold sentiment, a great layout and lovely papers! Thanks for joining us at Here Come the Boys for our sentiment challenge and good luck, Love Jacky x

Helen said...

Great card - love the papers you've used.

Thanks for joining us at Here Come the Boys.

Helen x

sara said...

great card thanks so much for joining us at Bunnyzoes this month
hugs sara x x