Tuesday 7 October 2014

Time to Retire

Good morning folks.
Another Tuesday so time for another challenge over at Cardz4Guyz. This week we would like to see your projects related to the theme:-


Well I'm sure you can come up with a few interpretations on that theme but here is mine.

The card was made with the sketch over at The Male Room in mind, with a nod to my teamie over at ATSM, the wonderful Loll. This was her card which stuck in my mind.

This is quite a plain design and I thought that having the recessed vertical DP panel added a touch of interest and dimension. I kept the colours to the autumn palette in keeping with a few of the other challenges floating around at the moment. I used Copics to colour the image which is a LOTV stamp- Lazy Afternoon. This is an old one of theirs but I don't think it is being retired unlike some of their stamps, get them before they sell out! The DP is a scrap of a NitWits paper from the stash.
I added a sprig of foliage as I cut off the top of the stamp and thought it needed a little something. The sentiment is from a Woodware set - Small Greetings, I think which I picked up this week from Sir Stampalot.

OK, that's about it. Pop over to the main site to see what the rest of the fabulous girls have for your inspiration and why not join in.

I shall also enter the following challenges-

Stamping Sensations - Autumn Colours
Crafty Little Fairies - Only one DP
LOTV - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by and come back soon, leave a comment if you can it always brightens my day to read them.


  1. Love this Julie! This vertical panel adds so much to your design! fabulous dimension!

  2. this is beautifully designed. That image is just adorable, Julie. I too loved that recessed panel of Lolls. I'm playing catch up right now - hope you are well xx

  3. Hope Max enjoyed those beef sandwiches, at least they were defrosted!! Love your card, the inset panel of paper looks wonderful and the image is beautifully coloured xx

  4. What a sweet retirement card. Love the design, and that wonderfully colored image.

  5. I adore your card design. It is stunning with this fantastic stamp. Thank you for sharing your wonderful card with us at Stamping Sensation.
    Eret x

  6. A wonderful card, which would suit many occasions. I do like the recessed panel, a great idea. Thanks again for your wonderful inspiration at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz

  7. A really delightful Autumnal creation Julie.

    Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

  8. I really like your take on the sketch. Great dimension with the recessed panel. Super image too! Thanks so much for playing along with The Male Room this week!

  9. Thanks for entering our 'Anything Goes' challenge this month Julie with your fabulous card.

    Good luck!

    Anne x
    Lili of the Valley

  10. Awww... What a sweet little cowboy taking a snooze. I love the extra little touch you gave this card by sinking the strip. Great job!

  11. What a lovely card. The recessed strip and the leaf are little touches that make it perfect!

  12. Such a darling card Julie! I love how you interpreted the sketch and your colors are fantastic.

  13. Stunning card! The image is adorable and beautifully colored. How creative with the sketch, by making an recessed panel...love it! Thanks for joining us at The Male Room

  14. I love this sketch and you took it to a new level- love the recessed strip- brilliant! The image is adorable and I love how you colored it!

  15. This is a lovely card and great take on the sketch. xxx

  16. Wonderful card - love the recessed panel!
    Thanks for playing at the Crafty Little Fairies Challenge!
    Helen x


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