Monday, April 23, 2012

April Craftmad Card Swap

This is the kit I sent.
Hi everyone....another week, a little cooler here and beautiful sunshine day. :-)
Just past the half way mark in April and I actually feel like I am on top of all that I do in life for the first time this year.

What a fun swap we are having this month at Craftmad.
Thanks to Karleen's wonderful suggestion we are making up two card kits.  One we keep and create our own card and the other kit we send off to our partner for them to create a card.
The person originating the kit holds off posting a photo of their card until their partner is ready and that way we are not swayed by each others creation.

All the patterned paper and cardstock are from Stampin Up.  I have layered them all up and roughed up the edges with the blade of my scissors.  The image I am not sure where that is from so if you know please tell me so I can acknowledge the artist.  Thanks to the amazing memory and searching skills of my friend Helen I can tell you that this wonderful image is available here a Paper Cupcakes.  I have coloured it with my Copic pens which I really enjoyed as I have not done much colouring this year.  The sticker sentiment is from the Sticker Store.
I was not really happy with the blue strip down the centre...had thought to emboss it but thought it would then be too much.  On the weekend I pulled the card out again and stamped random circles (Stampin Up Priceless) on the blue strip and am now much happier with the card.

Circle stamps added.

In my opinion much better than mine.  I really like the embossing and the way she added the diamond of patterned paper.

I would like to share this card with


  1. What a fun idea and a lovely card.....

  2. This is brilliant Merry, so nice and finished to perfection:)x

  3. I love this card kit idea, and love the different interpretations , love he reds and blues here!!!

  4. Beautiful card!! Love the image and love your coloring!!
    What a fun swap!

  5. Fantastic card Merry. Saw this on MIM..Loz

  6. I do the 'kit' thing with my DT's now and then and they seem to love the idea and it's always so great seeing how differently all their work turns out.

    Your card is super and ideal for the men.

    B x

  7. Woderful taste, Merry. I love them.

  8. Fabulous card the image and colouring.. great masculine card.

    Thanks for sharing with us at Make it Monday.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  9. Great card, what a peaceful image. Saw you on MIM.
    Hugs, Heide

  10. Great card Merry and no mine is definately not better:) just a different interpretaion of the kit. I really love the way you have coloured the boat,my colouring kills leave a lot to be desired. Really enjoyed this swap.

  11. Your card is Fantastic. Saw this on MIM. Faye

  12. This is a great guy card! You're right about the blue circles dressing it up, but what I really like is the text paper for a background. I always have trouble picking backgrounds for guy cards. I saw your on MIM.

  13. Wonderful, masculine card!

    I’m stopping by from MIM.


    **I am having a give-away on my blog. Feel free to stop by if you are interested.**

  14. Great card, love your work! Thanks for stopping by from MIM. ~Diane


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