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Wednesday, 1 July 2020

A Perfect Time to Craft Open Challenge Blog - July 2020

  Today sees a new challenge over at the A Perfect Time to Craft Open Challenge Blog.

The topic is always "ANYTHING GOES" and you are allowed unlimited entries into the challenge.

This month we are lucky to have two sponsors:
 For my male card (as they are notoriously difficult cards) I have used the Charlie's Stamp called "Cool French Bulldog with glasses" - now who could resist him?
I have coloured my image in with Promarkers and added a stamped heart to each side of the sunglasses.

The backing papers are nearly 8 years old as I bought them just after the London Olympics in 2012!!  One of the backing papers also had little mini postcards so I used two of those as well as a Union Jack die-cut topper from the same paper pad collection.

I have used my Creative Expressions Lisa Horton Ticker Tape Sentiment Stamps.  I have used a mix of the everyday set and the Christmas set to say around the image "Wicked Cool Smile" (which this dog has) and "Happy Birthday Wishes".  I love these ticker tape sentiments as you can make you own words up.

I have finished the card off with a twine bow and a decorative button.

I am entering this card into the following challenges: 

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Allsorts - So cute
Cardz 4 Guyz - Red, white and blue
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
Passion for Promarkers - Make us smile!
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything goes
Creatalicious - Anything goes with the option to add texture
QKR Stampede - Anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything goes
2 Crafty Critters - Anything goes with critters
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything goes
A Bit More Time to Craft Extra - Anything goes
Paper Funday - Anything goes with the option of outdoors
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper July Challenge - Anything goes
Classic Design Challenge - Anything goes
The Paper Shelter - Use a sentiment
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Morgan's Artworld - Anything goes
Simon Says - Bright and cheerful
Cute as a Button - Anything goes with the option to use your favourite sketch
Love to Scrap - Anything goes
Love to Craft - Anything goes


Pamela said...

i enjoy your card, it has so many layers and I can def. see the red/white/blue elements, thank you for sharing with us at C4G

Petra-loves-paper said...

Really funky card,thanks for joining our challenge, greetings Petra DT digichoosday challenge

Elaine Stark said...

You must have had fun making this. A great card.Thanks for joining Passion for Promarkers. Elaine

Sheryl said...

Fantastic masculine card Kym.
Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Hugs Sheryl
Cat Crazy Craft Corner {My Blog}

Natalie said...

Fun card! Thank you for playing along at Word Art Wednesday!

Ellibelle said...

A fabulous summer themed birthday card! Thanks for sharing at Allsorts challenge!

Joy Wilson said...

Wow this is amazing! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. I hope join us again real soon!Hugs, JoyJoyfully StampsLil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator
Joyfully Stamps

Linda Mc Enery said...

This is wonderful Kym! The image is fabulous! I love how you've coloured this cool dude, and the addition of the hearts to his glasses, is such a great touch. Wonderful background papers! Thanks for sharing a smile with us at Passion for Promarkers!

brenda said...

What fun Kym, many thanks for sharing and joining in with our 'So Cute' theme at Allsorts challenge this week.

B x

Nat said...

You have certainly made me smile with this fabulous card Kym, I love your fun image and great layout
Thanks for sharing at PFP

Linby said...

A fun card.Thanks for joining in with my So Cute challenge at Allsorts this week.

Hayley's handmade cards said...

A really great male card, great image and fantastic design. Thank you for joining us at the digi choose-day challenge blog. Hayley guest DT member. x

Anet's Crafting said...

Just love your faboulous card Kym. Beautiful layering. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at The Paper Shelter. We would love to see you again ... Anet DT

Annettes Hobby Rosettes said...

Oh this is so cool. What a fabulous design. Nice work.
Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in.

Annette DT

sweet art designs said...

What a fun card. Thank you for sharing your project with us at Crazy Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge. Myrna S. Design Team Member. Please also join us for our weekly Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Card Challenge at http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/

Annettes Hobby Rosettes said...

Back again, and again, a very cool project. Nice work.
Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld. We hope to see you again.
~ Annette DT

Claire (Mrs H) said...

Love this so fun and light hearted
Mrs H's Crafty Corner

The Crafty Den said...

I love the fun image Kym. Great colouring and the layout is fantastic Thanks for joining us at PFP this week and good luck in the prize draw. Hugs, Denise x

Saphron said...

I love it! Such wonderful paper choices, and your embellishments are perfect.
Thank you for sharing with us over at Cute As A Button. We hope to see you again.
~ DT Saphron

America said...

Such a fun and great patriotic card with so much details and eye candy! :). Love it.Would love to have you upload your amazing masculine themed crafty work to share on our new Facebook Group called; "Masculine Cards".  Hope you can join us for fun and to help inspire creativity! Thanks!  :)

Rhodidodi said...

What a wonderful fun card! Lovely to see you joining us at Creatalicious Challenges.

NanaConnie said...

Too funny, Kym! Love those patriotic sunglasses. :-D Thanks so much for supporting our Anything Goes with a Critter challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies this month. Good luck in the draw.
NanaConnie DT

HandmadeByTasha13 said...

Great card! Really fun!

Thank you for playing along with us at Little Patch of Crafty Friends & good luck for this challenge!!

HandmadeByTasha DT

Twórcze pasje Danki said...

Amazing card, I love yours colors.
Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge. Love to see you join in each month.
~ Danka DT

wannabcre8tive said...

Such a cute card. Love it. Very creative.

Loose Stitches said...

Fabulous creation Kym! Thank you for sharing with us over at Cute As A Button. We hope to see you again.
~ Sherry DT/Admin xx

NanaConnie said...

I'm back now with a different DT hat on my head, Kym. Thanks so much for playing in and supporting our Anything Goes challenge at QKR Stampede this month. Good luck.
NanaConnie DT

Loose Stitches said...

Fabulous creation Kym! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's ArtWorld. We hope to see you again.
~ Sherry DT/Admin/Coordinator xx

FiestyCrafter (Tina) said...

Great fun manly card. It is fabulous! Great seeing you again at LTSCB
Tina dt

Kelly Parker said...

Great card, thank you for joining us at http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.com/

Judy V said...

Fabulous creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld. We hope to see you again.
~ Judy DT

Judy V said...

Great card! Thank you for sharing with us over at Cute As A Button. We hope to see you again.
~ DT Judy

Leslie said...

Absolutely awesome! Thanks so much for sharing with us in our challenge over at Love To Craft Challenge Blog this month! We appreciate you joining us!
Leslie, LTCCB DT
Love To Scrap 2

Melanie said...

A lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes + optional add texture” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT The Sketchy Challenges)

(DT Simply Create Too)

(DT Kreativtanten)

PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy these past weeks…