Saturday 1 May 2021

Surf's Up

It's the first Saturday in May and time for a new Crafty Calendar Challenge.  The theme this month is 'Masculine'.  

For the background, I made a stencil with a cloud die and lightly stencilled sky with 'Blueprint Sketch' Distress Ink.  The sea is embossed with a Creative Expression 'Ocean Waves' e/f.   I added a sun in the corner with a Memory Box 'Stitched Circle Layers' die cut and added a strip of ric rac between the sea and the sky.  Our generous sponsor, Bugaboo Digi Stamps, kindly gave the DT digi stamps to work with and I chose to use 'Surfing Guy'.  I coloured the image with Promarkers and die cut it into a rectangle with a Memory Box 'Stitched Rectangle Layers' die and layered it on a red mat.  The image is raised up on foam tape. 

The Crafty Calendar Challenge ends on 28th May.  Please pop over to the blog to see all the lovely cards the DT have made for inspiration.  The DT will choose a Top 3 and the randomly chosen winner will win a prize from Bugaboo Digi Stamps.

I am joining the following challenges:


  1. A super male card for the challenge and very appropriate if only it would get a bit warmer - still pretty chilly especially in the mornings

  2. The beautiful embossed and stencilled background is perfect for this fun image Liz- love
    the ricrac too- a great idea!
    Have a good weekend

  3. What a fun and pretty card, I love the surfer and makes me want to be at a beach.

  4. Adorable male card, love how you made the sea with the EF, so clever!

  5. I love this fun surfer dude Liz and the clouds, sun and then the added waves embossing make a great background the brightly coloured surfer and surfboard and matted in red for a full house of primary colours. The ric rac makes a great edge to the waves on the horizon too. x

  6. That's a great scene Liz, the ric rac makes fabulous white horses, what a genius idea!! xx

  7. Hi Liz,
    that is suc a great scene you have created and that image is a brilliant one too.
    Love your sky with the clouds you have created.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  8. Great surfer boy card Liz. I like how you used ric-rac braid to add waves to the ocean.

  9. A fun card and oone that let's me long for summer... Hugs, Gerrina

  10. What a fun masculine card, love the image and those beautiful clouds x.

  11. Gorgeous male project! Lovely and bright!
    Thank you for joining Catch the Bug.
    Hugs from Africa!

  12. Love this masculine card Liz, so cleverly put together.
    Janice x

  13. Thanks for jouning our challenge at Bugaboo Stamps' Catch the Bug blog with this CUTE card! I love your use of the ric rac!
    Good luck in the draw.
    Jen L
    Bugaboo DT


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