03 August, 2011

BOYS, BOYS, BOYS... Paula's Turn

Hi Funky Hand Fans

Hope you are enjoying the weather we've been having these past few days - and oops to those who haven't had it so good - I've not checked the weather forecast so hope you get it better soon!!!

Right, on the Funky Fifteenth, our Ruth kicked off this months challenge with the theme 

'Boys, Boys, Boys
(See Ruth's original post here).  In addition, you were provided with this wonderful freebie:

to enable all those who don't own anything by Funky Hand (where have you been?) to join in.

Here is my offering this month - which incorporates one of my two boys' favourite colours - orange!

The football boots are digi stamps - from the 'Craft the Year Away' CD, the strips of black are from a patterned paper from the 'Darkness Lifts' collection on the 'Dreams Come True' CD, and finally the blue checked pattern is from the 'Jovial Man' collection from the 'Colour Me Happy' CD.  All the strips were cut using my guillotine cutter.  The sentiment was generated in the workspace area of the Papercraft Factory programme using the 'Impact Label' font.

I cut the circles out using a small circle cutter tool - being careful to use it with my glass cutting mat.

The football boots were printed out on a sheet which had already been printed with a different shade of orange design paper - from the 'Orange October' collection from 'Craft the Year Away' CD - although you may not be able to tell that much; I then went over parts of the pattern with a blue promarker then added black embroidering cotton for the black bootlaces.

To construct my card, I placed the coloured strips down first on my 8"x8" card blank, next I placed the orange, larger circle down - which I'd already matted with the smaller blue circle.  The black 'laces' were fastened at the back of the smaller circle, then stuck down individually so they weren't swinging around! 

I hope you enjoyed my card and it has inspired even more of you to join in this month's challenge brilliantly kicked off by Ruth on the 15th.

If you have a card to enter into the challenge - please use the inlinkz facility at the bottom of each post this month.  Please remember though, if you wish to take part - you must use at least ONE element from Funky Hand in your card - be it the design paper - from a CD, a download - or using a freebie supplied in the past - or even from this month or a digistamp.  If possible - please mention in your post where abouts (i.e. which CD etc) you got your paper/digi from.

Most of all, thank you for reading my DT post - and hope that you can join in if you haven't already - and if you have - good luck!!!

Paula x x x


  1. I love the football boots with the real laces! Great card Paula.
    Anice xx

  2. Another great card and that font is so right for this type of image

  3. Hi Paula

    Love what you have done with the footie boots .. great background too.

    Fab male card!!!

    Love Jules xx


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