Monday, 9 August 2010

Who´s for cutting it up?

Morning peeps, hope you are all well and had a really good weekend. I am on cloud nine cos count down time is here for some lovely cool weather, roll on Wednesday when I can escape this heat - UK here I come! Maybe better get a wee crafty shopping list ready, what thinks you?

Today sees the start of a new challenge at Die Cut Dreams and this week we would like to see some


on your creations but you must use material other than ribbon or trim to be in with a chance to win this weeks prize.

Bloomin heck hubby wasn´t too pleased when he saw I had cut into his shirt, poor darling does the ironing and said at least I could have let him wear it first, hey come on I didn´t want a sweaty bit o material - trust men!

I decided to cut the circular panel with my nestie and now wish I had mounted it onto white card - this shirt is/WAS so fine and the orange card does show through a bit but whey hey it is all in the aid of completing a challenge ROFL.

I have inked up Sailing Boat from Lili of the Valley and coloured with copics and prismas, these stamps are such a snip at only £3.75 each. I stamped onto the shirt with versafine to create the sails and again onto the orange card for the mast and flag. I also recycled some wire from a wine bottle to create the wee beaded dangly, added a cute wee yacht charm sent by a friend, spacer and brad all from stash. Backing paper is by Papermania and corners are Double Do dies.


Craft Your Days Away - Favourite Things ... mine are Lili of the Valley Stamps

Creative Inspirations - Recycle

One Stop Craft - Summer Fun

Secret Saturday - It´s a Man´s World ... Male related

Simon Says - Sing It Baby ... Little Boy Blue ... Sailing

Stamptacular - Snips and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails ... just for boys


Crafty Chris said...

Hi Nicola
gorgeous card, your gonna have to buy him a new shirt now, have a great trip.
Chris x

Annette said...

Nicola, I love this sweet little guy! This is such a great boy card & the added charm is perfect! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at SSC this week.

Danielle Champagne said...

Hello Nicola, such an original idea! I love the repeat on the sail boat, very cute. Your corners are winner: they are gorgeous. the little charm, too.
Sweet card.

jude said...

Love the recycle element !!!hubbies shirt just love it!Hope your not coming too suffolk/Norfolk in uk as you will be disappointed so humid and sticky .In the south also...If you need help with craft shops here happy to,
Thanks for joining in with us this week over at Creative Inspirations.Good Luck
hugs judex

Susanne said...

That's a great way to make a card, just cutting up the shirt, lol
I love the colors and image.

Greetings from Holland
xx Susanne

Debbie said...

Cannot believe I have been ironing shirts, and all the time i could have been cutting them up...Silly me~!!
Brilliant card. Debbiexx

Doreen said...

What a gorgeous card the image is super and I love the colours you have used.Wow what a fab idea cutting up hubbys shirt.ThanKs for sharing this with us at

Tasha said...

Nicola i love this! The fabric was made for those papers! Loving the layout and super cute image
love tasha xx

Gemma said...

Hi Nicola, wondeful card this is, love the image and the charms you used are so suitable! Great take on our Snips and Snails challenge of this week at SSC! Thanks for joining! Hugs Gemma

Chris (Wellnifty) said...

Hi Nicola, Love the card, had to laugh at you cutting up hubbys shirt, great idea, lol..Just been looking at all your gorgeous cards I've missed, love them all especially the fairies.
Enjoy your trip, the weather here at the moment is gorgeous
Chris xx

Christine said...

Hi Nicola very inventive the circle & sail to match..& of course we all have to cut up shirts now..LOL fab creation brill colours..

smiles Christine xx

Susie Sugar said...

Nicola this is just perfect darling what a great idea to piece the sail with fabric
Great card Love it
Hugs Susie xx

Suzi said...

Love the recycle element. Your card is just adorable. Love all the elements. Thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations with your lovely work.
Suzi x

{Jane} said...

Great card

Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x

Sprytebyrd said...

Great card! Love the charms and papers!
Thanks so much for joining us this week at Stamptacular Sunday ♥ Good luck on our For The Boys challenge!
Dee (Spryte)
Sprytebyrds Spot

Basement gal said...

Oh wow, I hope you didn't get into too much trouble. Great card though. Thanks for entering my challenge at the creative inspirations this week.

nessy said...

oh nicola! what an amazing boy card!! love that image ~fab back ground papers and fab detail!!
well it is cooler here and today we have drizzle!!! good old blighty!!
vanessa xx

Liz's creative corner said...

Hi Nicola got here hun late but hopefully before you go away, your cards awesome hun, I love it, oh and by the way I hope you enjoy your hols and have an amazing time, I think you might wish the weather was a little better here though lol, hugs Liz xx

Shelley said...

What a great idea, the image and layout looks fab too. Thanks for joining in our first CYDA Challenge. Hugs Shelley xx

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Nicola this is fabulous what a super cute image and those colours and design are wonderful thank you for joining us at OSCC this week.
Lorraine x

Paul said...

I'm enjoying having a look at all these great male inspired cards - loads of wonderful ideas. Thanks for drawing my attention to your blog and letting me visit.

Debs said...

This has to be a favorite, love the colors and the darling image. The charm is awesome

Cor* said...

OMG this is so great! Love the card, image is fab, coloring is fantastic and layout is wonderful! Bwahhaa. love the 'hubby's shirt' idea!! This also fits into the Prairie Fairy Fun Friday challenge of 'frame image in a circle'. thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations for this reclycling challenge.

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness!! This is just darling!! I really love the colors!! So good to see you again my dear!

Donna said...

Hi Nicola, wonderful card and such a gorgeous image! I love the colours too. Thanks for joining us for our first challenge at CYDA, hope you will join in with us again.
Hugs, Donna x

Cat Spicer a.k.a. Spicey Cat Chick said...

GORGEOUS card!! Very summery. Thanks for playing at OSCC.