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Thursday, 6 July 2017

Two cards

The Allsorts Challenge this week is 'A Question of Sport'.  I make lots of football related cards,  so I thought I'd make something different this time.  My hubby went out running today, I know......who would choose to go out running in this heat!  However, it gave me the inspiration to dig out an old wood mounted stamp with a runner. 

The image is a Paper Nation stamp, 'Running Man', which I stamped with Memento 'Tuxedo Black' and coloured with Promarkers.  For the embossed background I used a Creative Expression 'Textured Linen' e/f.  I think black embossed card card be even more tricky to photograph sometime than metallic card!  I cut a scalloped strip across the middle so I could add the sentiment.  I was tempted to add a little embellishment in the top right-hand corner, but decided to leave it as it is so I can add an age if needed, or just send it as it is.

I am joining in the following challenges with this card: 

Onto my second card for today, which I can post on my blog as I know it's been received.  I was lucky enough to win a voucher for the Happy Little Stampers shop and I used an image and a sentiment on my second card from one of the stamp sets I chose.
I started with a square, black card blank.  The Happy Little Stampers set of stamps I used is called 'Wish you were here'.  I stamped the London skyline image and sentiment with Versafine 'Black Onyx'.  I love all the detail in the image.  For the embossed background I used a Couture Creations folder, 'Jo Jo'.

I am joining in the following challenges with this card:

32 comments:

  1. Even seeing a runner on a card makes me feel hot today - I'm hibernating! Two great cards and good choice of stamps for your win.

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  2. Hi Liz,
    what brilliant cards and their designs are so super.
    I thought the running man was Paper Nation as I have the decoupage set.
    Didn't know they did stamps also.
    Love the stamped image on the second it's brilliant.
    Your hubby is mad in this weather. LOL.
    Still if it's what he loves then he must do what he loves.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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    1. I've got a few of the Paper Nation stamps, all wood mounted and bought quite a few years ago in a sale. I think they're probably discontinued now. xx

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  3. Great cards Liz! I love the textured backgrounds!

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  4. Two lovely cards Liz. Running in this heat? Is he MAD? Makes me want a cold shower just THINKING about it!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  5. Congratulations on your recent win Liz. You chose some goodies. They're two super cards. I can't imagine anyone choosing to run in this hot weather. Your hubby must be very fit. Barbxx

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  6. Lovely card, also love the city scene, especially London! Thanks for sharing with us at CCCB!

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  7. These are both fabulous!! The runner is awesome!! Congrats on your win!! I love the stamps you picked out!! They look amazing on the second card!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  8. Two fabulous cards Liz, I especially like the second one - it is so elegant.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  9. Two fantastic cards Liz, I feel all hot just thinking about running without actually doing it. I love the cityscape.

    Sue xx

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  10. I would be sick running with this heat...but the card is a beauty! Just as your 2nd one; love that London skyline amd it looks so elegant this way! Keep cool!

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  11. Great image of the runner and one not seen very often. Super colours too.
    Love your second as well.
    Thank you for joining our 'Question of Sport' challenge once again over at Allsorts.

    Kath x

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  12. Both cards are so well made and fun, especially the 2nd one with a carnival scene! Love the embossing and I'm sweating already just thinking of anyone running in this heat! AACK!!

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  13. Super cards, I love the clean lines of your London Skyline... it lets the image standout x

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  14. Two fabulous cards Liz. I love the Paper Nation runner and the black, red and white looks wonderful, the textured linen embossing does show up beautifully and gives a great effect. The second with the London skyline stamp really lends itself to black and white, and I adore the embossed background you have used here too. x

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  15. Wonderful cards, Liz, as always! The first one is perfect for a guy & how I love the dry embossing on the second one!

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  16. Your red and white card is very striking Liz and perfect for our theme this week, many thanks for joining our Sports challenge at Allsorts this week.

    The second card is a great CAS example.

    B x

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  17. I'm certain I forgot to also thank you for joining us at Penny Black and More Liz.

    B x

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  18. Love your entry for our challenge! Your card is so elegant! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

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  19. Both cards are super Liz. The runner makes a change from your footie ones. Hope your hubby had a good lie down when he returned!
    Janice x

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  20. Both cards are awesome! Thank you so much for playing along with us at 4 Crafty Chicks xoxox

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  21. Both Wonderful cards, love the embossing on the black card, makes a great texture behind the super running man. Your Black and white card is gorgeous, so elegant and classy.
    Faith
    x

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  22. Is it sad that I recognised the runner as being Paper Nation before you told us?! Fabulous cards, at least with the black embossed you don't need to worry about your reflection in it.

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    1. No reflection, but difficult to see the embossing....... I wonder what black metallic embossed card would be like to photograph? 😉 xx

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  23. Congratulations on your HLS goodies, Liz. You've done a fantastic job creating a card with them for the Addicted to Stamps challenge. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  24. Yes, your husband is a weirdo , sorry for you, but at least you've made two fabulous cards! The running man has a really characterful face, doesn't he?
    As to your London card - how crisp and elegant! I always love a London theme - I see it as my home town as I lived there for so long and still commute in- although where I work, the landmarks seem far away! Thanks for entering at City Crafter.

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  25. Thank goodness I spotted your gorgeous London Skyline card in the Addicted to Stamps gallery, because for some reason this post never appeared in my blog feed! It's a really lovely card, so bold and striking and absolute CAS perfection
    Jane

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  26. Great cards! Love the B&W with the London scene. Very CAS and elegant! Thanks for playing with us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week!

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  27. Applauding your husband's commitment to running, despite the heat! The only exercise I get when the temperatures are soaring (or plummeting) is crafting *grin* Wonderful that he inspired you to bring out your runner stamp; it's fabulous! As for your London skyline card: lovely! A wonderful showcase of your new HLS image! So glad you shared this gem in the ATSM CAS challenge!
    ~carol

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  28. Pretty cards! Thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More and good luck!
    x Daniela (DT)

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  29. Thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  30. Gorgeous creation!Thank you for joining in The Artitsic Stamper Creative challenge this month x

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