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Monday, 13 June 2016

CCM #166 For a Special Man

Our challenge today at Crafty Cardmakers is themed around Father’s Day, next Sunday in the UK, and is for a Special Man. Because we don’t all still have our Father’s we are happy for anything created for a special man in your life.

Jim B'day Front

My card was created for my Brother In Law’s Birthday. I used papers from Basic Grey on a black card which I made using the Spellbinders Card Creator Happy Day die. By the way those levels of pink, lemon etc on the steps aren’t actually there. It’s the chiffon background showing through the gaps!

My stamps and matching dies are all from Heartfelt Creations’ Winking Frog range.

CCM 166 Slant

The main and largest image is Fiddle’n Frog, the others were from the Leaping Frogs stamp and die set, which consists of two borders one of the toadstools and the other of the frogs, which I stamped, coloured and cut and then trimmed into seperate sections. The little bees are from Froggy Frame stamp/die combo which was a Create and Craft exclusive set.

CCM 166 Side

Because the main card and the layers were diecut, and I didn’t fancy cutting out seperate mats, I did some faux stitching with a white pen to give a bit more definition to the layers.

I love Heartfelt products. This card cleverly folds flat for postage, but as my BIL only lives three streets away that wasn’t a problem. The sentiment is also from Fiddle’n Frog stamp set.

I am entering this into:-

Aloha Friday Challenge – #73 Masculine Cards/For Dad
Alphabet Challenge – H For Handcoloured Image
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards – #111 Use a Die Cut
Craft for the Craic – June: Something Masculine
Crafty Calendar – June: Fathers Day/For a Male
Happy Little Stampers – June: Anything Goes with Dies
In The Dragon’s Lair – June: One for the Guy
Polkadoodles – Week 22 For the Boys
QKR Stampede – #195 One For the Guys
Stamping Sensations – June: Feature a Creature

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  1. This is just fantastic! LOVE the cute frogs & the step design is awesome! Thanks for joining us for the QKR STampede weekly challenge & best of luck!

  2. What a lovely card Lin, those froggies are so sweet and perfect for our theme, many thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations Challenge.

    B x

  3. Lovely card and those little frogs are super. bet your BIL loved his card.

  4. Wow, this is fab and full of lovely little details. Thanks for joining us in the One for the Boys challenge at Polkadoodles,
    Katrina x

  5. WOW!! such a fab card... love all the tiny details..Frogy stamps are too cute...Thank you so much for joining us at Happy Little Stampers.

  6. Beautiful card. I love Heartfelt Creations and you did a marvelous job on this one. Love all the super cute froggies and mushrooms. Thanks for joining us at Kitty Bee Aloha Friday Challenge.

  7. Lin - love your card. It is so cute. Judy

  8. what beautifully done. Great papers and frogs.
    Thank you for joining at Stamping Sensations this month.

  9. Fab card thanks for joining us in Polkadoodles For the Boys challenge
    hugs Aly xx

  10. I so love this step card! They make such a statement and yours is wonderful! Thanks for playing with us at Dragons Lair Designs this month! Nan, DT

  11. I don't like frogs in real life, but Wow Lin you have an amazing and brilliant card here. I totally love it. The colouring is wonderful. Love it Love it. Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenges Caz DT

  12. A stunning card Lin. I love the shape of your card and how you have decorated each of the steps. Your frogs are so cute and work perfectly with your papers. Sally.x.

  13. What a fabulous card and such great images, I love frogs!! This is just perfect for our theme this month. Thank you so much for entering our Crafty Calendar (Father's Day/For a Male) Challenge, lots of luck to you. Hugs Sue Pxxx DT

  14. Fab fab fab I love it Jacqui DLD

  15. This is AWESOME!! Love it all, from the (fabulously coloured!) cute images to the great paper. A really nice card for a man, and it's not too "blokey", like I said... LOVE it :-)) Donna x


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