Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Mini Car

Welcome to my new follower, Andrea of KandA Creative Moments.

The Male Room challenge is a Theme challenge, 'School Colours'.   I decided to use my university colours of red, black and white to make a masculine card.  At the age of 37 I decided to have a career change and went to university to follow my dream of becoming a teacher.  Four years later, after juggling studying with raising a family, I was qualified and worked in a local Infant school until I retired.  
The Mini is a Tattered Lace die cut.  I used a MB 'Stitched Country Border' die for the red background.  Sizzix 'Stitched Oval' and 'Stitched Rectangle' dies were used for matting and layering.  Three black Card Candi finished off my card.

I am joining in the following challenge.

32 comments:

  1. Well done you on going to university as a 'mature' student, not easy juggling home life etc. What a great die that mini is and love the colour combination of your Uni days x Great masculine card x

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  2. oh my gosh this is cute! Looks like a mini Cooper car! Love that die!

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  3. Cute card. I love the die of the coop. [Bunny]

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  4. Such a fun card Liz! Love all those dies that you used - that mini is so cute!

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  5. Great card for a male 'petrol head' although I know a few ladies who are keen on minis too! Interesting edit on the 'lucky' black cat - didn't know they could mean bad luck although witches' cats are traditionally black which could bode ill maybe??

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    1. I've got a red mini, which is why I couldn't resist buying the die, especially when it was on special offer! xx

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  6. Fabulous male card Liz, a lovely colour combination too.
    Congratulations on achieving your dream whilst being a Mum.....amazing!
    Janice x

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  7. Soooooo lovely with that mini cooper Liz.
    Great card. Hugs Veerle x

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  8. Love the awesome mini, reminds me when I was nursing that 8 of us fitted into one, we were crazy in those nursing days. [aNNie]

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  9. A great colour combo for this card Liz, I love the car die.

    Sue xx

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  10. Wonderful card Liz, super colour combo and a great Mini die. Good on you for going to Uni and following your dream xx

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  11. With BOTH my hats on Liz, you did well in your completion of studies and with your card, it's wonderful, great colours for it too. Thanks for joining us at The Male Room. Faith DT

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  12. So glad to know that you has been a teacher :) I work at primary school :)
    Love so much your clean design for this card, great intricate diecut car and colours!

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  13. What a lovely TL Mini die Liz and the red, black and white is a great colour combination and I adore the pretty zig zag stitch round the oval and sentiment rectangle. A fabulous card. That must have been a huge decision to go to university as a mature student to train as a teacher and by the way you talk about it on here it was obviously the right one. x

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  14. A wonderful card, Liz! I love those colours together. Great design!
    Hugs, Liv

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  15. Such a fresh-looking card! A beautiful car-dies! Hugs, Gerrina

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  16. Hi Liz,
    what a very wonderful card, and your design is ace.
    Love the colour choices also.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  17. This is so beautiful!! I love the mini!! What a fun card!! And such an inspiring story that you went to school to pursue your dream!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  18. Super masculine card, so crisp.
    Thanks for sharing at HLS anything goes with dies. :)

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  19. I raise my hat to you Liz - I worked full time and got my degree so I know how tough it is! Love your mini creation too. Shabneez x

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  20. Fabulous card Liz, great car on this card.
    Hugs Pam x

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  21. Gosh reminds me of the song "Ballard of Lucy Jordan" although you were not driving around in a Sports car, or maybe you were?"
    Super card, great die and design.

    Kath x

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  22. have a nice and creative month!
    lovely creation!

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  23. Fabulous card, love the red and white combo x

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  24. Great design , looks fabulous in those colours.

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  25. Wow--I really admire people like you who go to college as adults! I'm so glad I went right from high school or might not have done it! Darling card--such a neat car die!

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  26. Great card, Liz. I think we should never abandon our dreams! I enrolled myself to the Open University when I was 31, I gratuated at 37 and I never regreted it! Kisses, my friend.

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  27. Awesome card and a great design! Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers!

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  28. Haha, my plan for today is to make a card for the Male Room using my own uni colours which were also red and black, it's a great colour scheme for a masculine card and your Mini is brilliant
    Jane

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  29. I like your male cards. Such a beautiful work :-))
    I am so glad you played along with us at The Male Room. Hugs, Andreja

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  30. What a fabulous card, love the mini and that's a proper Austin mini too. Thank you for driving it over to join us at The Male Room.

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  31. I think this is fabulous! Love the bold colours from your University. The die cut car is just gorgeous. Thanks so much for playing along with our School Colours challenge at The Male Room. Deborah, DT.

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