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For the Boys!

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Hi bloggies!

While I was sourcing stuff for the wedding … I found a site that had Sizzix alphabet die sets on sale for $15 each! Needless to say … I couldn’t resist! The postage was a bit of a killer … but still a bargain … so my self discipline flew out the window and I bought 2!!! Sheree’s fiance (Murray) had a birthday recently … so I tried them out for the first time!
 
You can also see another recent buy … the star embossing folder. I have bought a few goodies from different suppliers (new discoveries) … so am losing track of what came from where! But … I am enjoying having a few new options for my Big Shot! I pulled out some of my metallic bronze cardstock that I haven’t used in ages and glued it on top of the Bashful Blue card. Then I ran this through the Big Shot with the embossing folder. I added some Crystal Effects to the letters … for a bit of pizzazz!
This is one of those photos that was hard to get  the colour balance right. On the original photos the blue actually looked white … so I had to fiddle a bit to get some bluish tinge into the picture. It is still not quite right … but it was the best I could do! (There is no white cardstock on this card.)
The sketch was a past Mojo Monday sketch … and worked really well for this MALE card! Obviously I am too late to enter … but that’s fine! It is so good to have a starting point when you are a little lacking in Mojo!
Sorry … the formatting isn’t working in WordPress this morning … so this post is a little scrappy! Hopefully I will pop back later and be able to fix it up!????  — Added later: Is anyone else having trouble with formatting their posts in WordPress? I can’t get anything to work (ie. paragraphs, italics, etc).
Off to the school hall opening today … and plenty of bookwork to keep me busy! See you all again soon!
 
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10 thoughts on “For the Boys!

  1. I bet ‘Muz’ liked his birthday card Andrea, and well done on the bargains :-).

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  2. Isn’t it so exciting to find new stuff and new suppliers???!!! You did well with this haul!!

    I can’t say I would ever have put these blues together with copper but I LOVE it…this card is definitely heading into my inspiration files!!

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  3. Great card, love the alphabet and that star folder is fabulous! Thanks for popping by my blog too. Can you tell who’s on Uni hols lol?

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  4. What a great maculine card Andrea. Love the textures and those alphabet letters. I keep forgetting use them, but they are sure helpful since you can spell anything. The twine and dew drops are just the perfect embellishments. The shimmery paper is very pretty.

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  5. I shd NOT be asking…but WHERE was this site???…LOL!!!
    Totally perfect card for Muz…besides…who else is he gunna get a personalised b’day card fm?? Great blokey effort (for some reason I feel like I shd grunt or something??) hee hee hee ooxx

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    • Did you want to know about the Sizzix Alphabets??? I bought the Mango Tango & Cherish sets. You can save on postage if you have them posted without the storage case. Probably significantly cheaper??? I bought them in their cases … so I think I paid about $50 postage! http://www.ohmycrafts.com/sizzix-sizzlit-alphabets.aspx
      Or … was it the star embossing folder? I bought this (& a heart one) from Lincraft ONLINE. They were both “Ezcut” Embossing folders. http://lincraft.cart.net.au/cat/2069237.html?page=1
      I hope I am not being a bad influence!!?? 😉 😀
      Hugs xxx

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      • Ta for that sweetie…..any crafting influence is a good one isn’t it??? (wink) I always like checking out new places….drool always….but rarely faulter…unless I know I have O/T or some other fiscal advantage coming my way. Mind you…those Alphabet Sizzix prices are INSANE!!! Ta so much darl. ooxx

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  6. This is totally sweet! Great alphabet font! this is so pretty!

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  7. ohhh what a nice folder, and it is perfect for a male card, I love the little raised stars – and I love that font too xx

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