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Monday, 2 April 2012

UnstampaBelles Challenge - Monday 2 April 2012

I have the greatest of pleasure of being a Guest Designer for the UnstampaBelles Challenge for April 2012.  For this challenge blog NO stamps or digital images are allowed and instead the challenge focuses on quilling, stitching, stickers, paper punches, cutting machines, decoupage, canvas work, parchment, iris folding, beading or to be totally honest anything goes apart from stamping or digital images.

The challenge is being sponsored by The Sticker Store.
Well from the colour of my card you might guess I live in the United Kingdom and have gone for the Union Jack colours of red, white and blue.  I decided to make a card for father's Day for my regular card stall for charity.  The gorgeous bulldog image and matching backing paper is from the Joanna Sheen Furry Friends CD.  I've used this character a few times now.  He's perfect for those ever so difficult men cards.  

I have used a scallop card blank and turned it into an easel card.  I have then used red, white and blue card stock and cut it out with various sizes of a Nestabilities die.  I have fussy cut the bulldog.  The flowers I have made by cutting the same card and also scraps of the backing paper and cutting with a scallop circle Nestabilities die.  I have then scrunched up the pieces, laid them up, added a red/white/blue button to the top and held it all together with some wire.  For the easel stopper I have used the same card, ribbon and a Craftwork Cards sentiment which I have coloured with a blue Brilliance ink pad.  The card has been finished off with some more ribbon, another Craftwork Cards sentiment and some gems.

I would like to thank Merry and her Design Team for having me as their Guest Designer for April 2012.  Please click here and have a look at their wonderful creations.

I shall be entering this card into the following challenges:

Top Tip Tuesday - Easter and/or animals
Ribbon Carousel - Anything goes
Simon Says - Anything goes
Inspire me Friday - Anything goes
Crafty Emma - No girls allowed
Joanna Sheen Challenge - It's a man's world
Crafty Boots - Nautical or red/white/blue
Make my Monday - Men and boys
Kaboodle Doodle - Anything but a rectangle


JanR said...

What a great card! That bulldog is perfect.

Cathy (aka CrafteeCC) said...

Great card, Kym ;-)

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Kym that is fantastic news and what a super card I love, love that doggy image and what a brilliant design, super card.
Lorraine x

Merry said...

Kym, it is a pleasure to have you as our Guest Designer and this is a brilliant card. I so love all the shapes you have used and the fact it is a Easel card. Thanks so much for joining us this month at Unstampabelles.

Dee's Craft Room said...

Fab card Kym, cards for men are so hard to design, but you have done a great job.

Thank you for sharing your card with all of us at Crafty Boot Challenges.


Crafty Daffy said...

This is a really adorable easel card! I love that cute dog and the colors are a great take on our nautical colors challenge. Thanks for sharing it with us over at Crafty Boots Challenges. xx Denise

Mynnette said...

A very unique card--LOVE the patriotic color scheme! Your pup is fabulous. ;) Thanks for joining us at MMM! :)

Christine said...

This would be perfect for my father in law. He loves bulldogs!! Really lovely Kym. xx

MagsB said...

This is an excellent man's card! I love the bulldog!

love Mags B x

Cazro said...

Thanks for joining us at MMM with your very patriotic card. Caz

Suzi said...

What a fun card you've created Kym. Perfect for our challenge. Thank you for joining us over at Joanna Sheen with your fab creation. Good luck in the draw.
Suzi x

Julie said...

Gorgeous card, Kym - such a great design! Thanks for joining us at CES Challenges this weeek, Juliexx

Bettina L. said...

Wow that dog is adorable and I love the shaped easel card design. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

Fliss said...

Thanks for joining us at MMM with your lovely card Kym.
Fliss x