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"I used to think that anyone doing anything weird was weird. I suddenly realized that anyone doing anything weird wasn't weird at all and it was the people saying they were weird that were weird." -- Paul McCartney









Thursday, October 18, 2012

A FIRST FOR ME! - using a ready coloured topper ...

While out shopping at the Chinese Wholesaler yesterday, I came across some die cut toppers that were selling at a really low price.  Now I have never bought ready coloured toppers before, so I decided to try this set from Anita's Die Cut Toppers, called Sailing
http://www.docrafts.com/Content/Product/zoom/ANT%20157103Z.jpg 
This is the card I made:



The image is really lovely, and as it's a sailboat similar to what my brother sails, I will keep this one for his next birthday in March. (It will remain a secret cos he's not a follower of my blog - he has no interest in my crafty stuff at all - *gigl*)

I added the following to make this card:
white CS card base
blue CS rectangular diecut
blue CS flourish
gems

Really quick to make, with a very satisfactory result, I think.  But you don't really need to be a rocket scientist to put this together - LOL!

I would like to add this card to the following challenges:


CREATIVE CRAFT CHALLENGES 2, “THREE’ (I have three blue gems and three clear gems)

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
Durban
South Africa

15 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous,love the fab image .xxx

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  2. Jen, this is fabulous! You always come up the the coolest stuff! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Stamp-N-Doodle!
    Hugz,
    Chana

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  3. Super card Jen, and very effective! I have a hard drive FULL of digital toppers and card sheets I have bought the last 2 years, and I love them!

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  4. What a great man card,lol. Love the colors you used also. Alos like how you frame it. Thank you for playing along at Lady Anne's.

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  5. That image works perfectly in your design--great masculine card, Jen! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

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  6. Beautiful card!!! Great job coloring!
    Thanks for joining CTO this week!!!

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  7. great card. TFS with us at CTO.

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  8. Such an elegant card Jen - love the colour scheme - thanks for playing at creative craft challenges this week hugs Judith x

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  9. Lovely card and what a great find!!! Thanks for playing with us at Creative Card Challenges.

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  10. Really beautiful male card, I love the colors with your fabulous image! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO for our "Male birthday (tall card)" challenge :)

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  11. Eine tolle Karte ist das geworden, danke für deine Teilnahme bei den Kreativen Stempelfreunden.

    LG
    Ulla

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  12. This is just beautiful! I'm loving that topper! Thanks for playing along with the Perfect Sentiment Anniversary hop!

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  13. Nice card!! love it!
    Thank you fo sharing with us at Stamp n Doodle this week.

    Hugs,
    Jill

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  14. Your card is great! There's nothing wrong with having some cards made of pre-colored images. Thank you for sharing it with us at The Perfect Sentiment.

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  15. Your blue and white color scheme work perfectly for your nautical themed image. It's a lovely clean design!

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