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Monday, 19 March 2012

CCM #64 Time

As the clocks go forward next Weekend here in the UK and we will be on British Summer Time, our challenge for you at Crafty Cardmakers this fortnight is ‘Time’. It is hosted by Jackie and this is what she had to say about her challenge.

Your card should reflect in some way the concept of Time - time passing, time spent, time waiting . . . You can use stamps, digi images, photographs, shop bought embellishments, embossing folders, background images, your own drawings or anything else you can think of. 

Time Main

We are sponsored by StampMan 

and also by Di's Digi Downloads (2) copy

Please see the Crafty Cardmakers blog for more details.

Most of the team have been very arty with their creations, but I had a leaving card to make for a colleague of my SIL who sadly has just been made redundant. As they work for a Brewery, the expression ‘time Gentlemen please’ sprung into my head. I did check first if he had a sense of humour because otherwise it could be considered tasteless! I was assured he did have so the above card is what I came up with it.

I am told that he has white hair, so I left my chaps’ hair white. The background is embossed with a Cuttlebug clock parts folder onto Core’dinations and sanded back to reveal the core. The image came on a free cd with The Complete Guide to Digital Crafting magazine. I coloured him with promarkers but paper pieced his shirt to match the matting behind him.

The two beer glasses were pics I downloaded and printed onto Crafty Computer Paper’s printable shrink plastic.

The sentiment was printed on my pc. I do hope they are right and that ‘Bedlam’ (his nickname because apparently he causes bedlam wherever he goes!) has a good sense of humour!

I am entering this into the following challenges:-

2 Sisters Challenge Blog – #83 Spots and Dots

Cardmadfairy’s Digi Days – #29 Add a Sentiment

Digi Designs Challenge Blog – Pastels

Digi Doodle Shop – #99 People

Here Come The Boys – #23 DIY Image or Embellishment (my beer glasses)

Lia Stampz – #13 Anything Goes

Mema’s Crafts – Just The Two of Us (Blue and Yellow)

Scrappy Frogs – Seeing Spots

The CD Sunday Challenge Blog – Spots and Dots

Totally Papercrafts Friday Challenges – #108 Male Card

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  1. Great fun card, like the sentiment you added as well.

  2. Well he better have a good sense of humor with a name like bedlam !!!! Never heard of printable shrink plastic before sounds very clever !! Love your take on the theme Lin made me laugh and goodness knows i could do with one !! Fab work and full of fun I bet Bedlam will love it !!


  3. Hey Looby! great to see you entering a CD Sunday challenge! I'm sure Bedlam will see the funny side and will love your card. And the dotty paper fits in well with the theme Spots'n'Dots.Thanks for joining in this week and hope to see you again soon.
    Pamela - aka Pyjama Princess (Guest Designer in March for CD Sunday)

  4. What a great leaving card. Love the colouring and paper piecing. Thank you for joining us at CD Sunday this week.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday DT

  5. Great beer belly - love the image - not seen it before
    Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week - Good Luck
    Sarah x

  6. Sorry Lin - where is the image from - forgot to ask?
    Sarah x

  7. Super cute humorous card Lin, fabulous colouring on the man!

  8. Love your card, great take on "Time" theme.
    Jo x

  9. I think that is an excellent alternative interpretation of the theme! And I am getting all excited about printable shrink plastic paper(?). I'm going to have to try some of that...


  10. Hi, Lin! This is a totally different take on our challenge--LOVE the creativity there!!! LOVE your coloring! Fabulous!!! :)

  11. love your card - it's amazing *lol*
    Doreen xx

  12. Great card, what a sad occasion though. xx

  13. You've made a fun card and even though the chap has been made redundant he will have a little smile at this one.
    Thanks for joining us at CD Sunday this week.
    Jenny x
    CD Sunday DT

  14. A great card Lin and beautifully coloured. Love the paunch.
    Thank you for joining in with us at Cd Sunday.
    CD Sunday DT

  15. Great card.Lovely colouring and love his matching shirt.I'm sure this will be much appreciated.Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges.Hope to see you again next week :D
    Lisa x

  16. beautifully colored! i love the soft touch you use when coloring your digi. very nice! thanks for playing with us this fortnight at liastampz.

  17. Fantastic card, really fun and great bloke card. Thank you for joining us at 2 Sisters Challenge Blog this week :-) Kezzy x

  18. Fabulous image, the paper piecing is wonderful, love the whole thing hugs Karen

  19. Brilliant card Lin, great image and papers. Thanks for joining us at Here come the boys DIY challenge. Teresa xx

  20. Excellent card!! Thanks for playing at Here Come The Boys! Woo x

  21. What a great card, fab image, thanks for joining us at Here Come The Boys, Karenx


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