Hazel - Girl Spy

Hazel - Girl Spy
Hazel - Girl Spy

Sunday, 16 January 2011

Paper Romance Challenge #33

Two days in a row I have slept in and me with a sore back since I did that big shop on Thursday. They must be putting something in the water! Either that or I am spending too much time on the computer and my eyes need an especially long rest. I'd like to say thanks to everyone who leaves comments for me too and to Alice, I craft on a folding table and am just trying to organise a more permanent spot and will take a photo for you when I achieve it - it does however depend on Mr H organising his 'Stuff', so I could be waiting for ages!

 I have two very similar cards to share; I wanted to enter a challenge and was not sure about colours and layout so did two with the same stamp.

This is the one I have chosen and only because it's more masculine looking than the second one. I used the same Popcorn the Bear image and sentiment for both cards and embossed them both with Stampendous Black. This is a blue 15cm square card blank with smaller mats of blue paper which were magazine freebies. I used Dewdrops and butchers twine from the Ribbon Girl and the blue ribbon was from Crafts 4U2 Do while the buttons and brown eyelets were from a set from Caroles Crafts.

Promarkers used: Burnt Umber,Cocoa, Cinnamon, Caramel, Putty, Sky & Royal Blues, Tulip Yellow, Magenta, Cocktail Pink & Bright Orange.

This version used a 15cm square white card blank and a mat of Lasting Impressions Smooth Sailing cardstock. The image and sentiment were matted onto blue coredinations cardstock. I punched an oblong from blue floral paper from Caroles Crafts with Debbie Moores Punch Anywhere Honour Punch and placed this under the image mat just to alleviate the 'plainess'; I used a vellum based saying mounted on Smooth Sailing cardstock and tied with a knot that I saw in Creative Cardmaking Issue 24, using  the same blue ribbon as before. I decorated the card with flat-backed pearls and PM Aqua dew drops.

Promarkers Used: Slate, Warm Greys 5,4 & 2, Violet, Purple. Caramel, Cocoa, Tulip Yellow & Bright Orange

I would like to enter the first card into the Paper Romance Challenge #33 which was to make a masculine card.

Cheerio and have a great Sunday,


  1. Gorgeous cards! Love the colours.


  2. I really like both of them, but i agree the top one is better for a man I like all the button detail.
    Kevin xx

  3. Very cute! Great coloring :)

    Thanks for joining Paper Romance this week!

    Sandra P