Sweet Stampin' - No Designer Papers

Hey there, my lovely blogging pals. It's time for another Sweet Stampin' Challenge, so here's my DT post. 

It's coming to the end of the Winter Break for my kiddies. I've been doing lots of lovely 'staycation' things with them. We've climbed lighthouses, seen Minions in mischief, had a Mat Hatter's Tea Party, baked muffins and had lots of cuddles with a gorgeous newborn, just to mention a few of our adventures. What I've not had time for in this mix has been crafting! So it was a bit of a rude awakening when I woke up this morning (Saturday morning for me) and realised I had yet to make my DT card for Sweet Stampin'! This week just rushed to a close so quickly. But then I remembered the recent birthday card I made for my hubby, which I was yet to blog. So thankfully, there was no need for tantrums and templates! Because the card I made my lovely hubby, fits our 'No Designer Papers' challenge theme perfectly, phew! So... here's one I prepared earlier.

Those of you who know my hubby, you will know we have more guitars than children in this house and I play second fiddle to his beautiful blonde. (A rather gorgeous 'blonde wood' Tele' I bought him a couple of years ago). So when I saw this stamp set in the 'Creative Stamping' craft magazine a while back, I knew exactly who I'd be using this for. The central stamp (for those of you who are seeing a horse head! LOL) is actually a bare chested guitar player with wings. Squint slightly, you'll see it. It's a perfect image for my hubby and I loved it the moment I saw it. Much like him really!

I used elements from two different stamp sets to create the background for this card, both from Creative Stamping magazines. One is called 'For Him' and had the Flying V, Playstation controllers, and central guitarist image along with lots of other cool male themed images. The second set I used was the 'Fabulous 50s' and had the Dobro'esque' guitar and starbursts on it along with lots of other iconic 50's themed stamps. I've also used some solid and hollow stars, from another Practical Publishing magazine cover gift. I used a mix of Memento inks to create the background including Olive Grove, Rich Cocoa, Desert Sand and New Sprout. The central image was inked in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. I edged the papers with Olive Green Memento Ink and the star shapes were cut with an X-Cut Nesting Stars die set. The scalloped edge was from a Grand Nestabilities Scalloped Square set. 

Come on over to the Sweet Stampin' Challenge blog and join us for our 'No Designer Papers' challenge. We'd love to see what you create for this challenge. I'll be back soon with another crafty adventure, but I think I'll get my kiddos back to school first. Big hugs, Wends x

Challenge Entries: 
Cardz 4 Guys: #79 ~ No Designer Paper
Crafty Musketeers: #27 ~ Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge: #149 ~ Happy Birthday
Crafting From The Heart: #68 ~ Anything Goes
Simon Says Monday Challenge: Anything Goes
Virginia's View Challenge: #16 ~ 100% Stamped
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge: #236 ~ Anything Goes


coldwaters2 said…
Brilliant card Wendy I love the star theme it is perfect with the image, a super, super make
lorraine x
Tracey T said…
What a great card! Perfect for hubby - I'll bet he loved it. xx
Cass said…
Super card Wendy. My hubby would love that card too. The stamped background is fab. Cass xx
Cass said…
Super card Wendy. My hubby would love that card too. The stamped background is fab. Cass xx
Cazro said…
Brilliant, yes at first I saw a horse's head. LOL I love your stamped background, being honest at first, I thought you had used DP but your stamping and arrangement is brilliant. So pleased you joined us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz
Chris said…
This is a fabulous card Wends! Perfect for the theme ...and perfect for your husband!
Glad you have had such a good time with your children, much more important to spend quality time with them than to craft...believe me they grow up too quickly and you'll have plenty of time to craft then...until the grandkids arrive that is :)!
Yes, I confess I did initially see a horse head but looked closer as it clearly didn't go lol! Funny how our brains work! Definitely the perfect card for your hubby then, your background is fab. Hugs xx
Julie B said…
Fab card, reminds me of a Nazareth track, Broken down angel!
Thanks for joining us at Cardz4Guyz this week. :)
Wendy Fraser said…
Brilliant male card, love the stamped backing paper and great colour combo too, thanks for joining us at A gem of a Challenge xx
Kimbo said…
Great card, love the stamped background

Thanks for playing along at Cardz 4 Guyz this week x
Kat W said…
No need for DP when you can create your own fabulous background! It sounds like this is absolutely perfect for your husband and I love the gorgeous earthy colours :-)

Your Winter break sounds fabulous; all the activities sound like lots of fun, no wonder crafting has taken a back seat!

Big hugs, Kat xx
Michelle said…
This is stunning work - thank you for joining us this week at Penny's Paper-Crafty and good luck - Michelle x
Sharon said…
What a marvelous creation.
Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty, hope to see you again soon.
Hugs Sharon xx
Such a lovely project

Thank you so much for entering the Challenge over at Crafting Musketeers

Krafty Hugs xx
Kerrie (crafting musketeers DT)

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