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Wednesday 1 April 2015

Outside your comfort zone at Eclectic Ellapu

Good morning folks or I should say good afternoon as pesky blogger hasn't published this for me lol. Can you believe its April already? That means its time for a new challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu and the Pink team's theme is 'Outside your comfort zone' this month. The purple team have a fun challenge too, their theme is April Showers/Spring! We're certainly having our share of April showers here, everytime I put my nose outside the door I get drenched lol.

I struggle with male cards and CAS cards so i've really stepped out of my comfort zone with this card. It was very quick and easy to make though. I used a background stamp from Indigo Blu, coloured directly onto the stamp with distress markers and spritzed lightly with water and tipped the stamp to let the colours run a little before I stamped directly onto the card blank. The sentiment is also from Indigo Blu, simply stamped with Black Archival Ink.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge: shaped cards
Aud Sentiments: anything goes with a sentiment
Cardz 4 Guyz: something beginning with S (stamping, spots and sentiment)
Indigo Blu Challenge: Off the edge
Scribble and Scrap: anything goes
Simply Create Too: anything goes
Through the Purple Haze: anything goes

Thanks for popping by today
Claire xx


  1. As you say such a quick card Claire but what a stunner it looks.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

  2. This is really lovely and striking, Claire!

    Lucy x

  3. Love how you've done this Claire...a great CAS OLC and perfect for a male. Carol x

  4. I love the way you've used the stamp, the colours look great and it's a perfect male card. Thank you for sharing at Cardz 4 Guyz

  5. Fabulous effect by adding the ink to the stamp. A wonderful male card, fits our challenge with your Spots and Sentiment. Thanks for joining in with us at Cardz 4 Guyz.

  6. I agree with the others a perfect male card - you are not alone when it comes to clean and simple - it scares the hell out of me - well done sweetie xx

  7. Yes a great design for a masculine card. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

  8. Beautiful creation-thanks for playing with us at Through the Purple Haze!
    Carolyn, DT

  9. Clever idea and perfect for a male card. Thanks for sharing it with us at TTPH this time.
    Dawn TTPH DT xxx

  10. Love it! This stamp set has been on my wish list for a long time and I love how you used it. So glad you shared your creation at Cardz 4 Guyz.

  11. Great male card. Thanks for sharing with us at Scribble and Scrap xx

  12. fabulous shaped card. Thanks so much for joining us at Aud Sentiments
    Julie T

  13. Perfect card for a male! Beautiful stamping! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Simply Create Too!

    Hugs, Marja
    Simply Create Too DT

  14. Love the colour changes, great simple and effective card. Thank you for joining us in the IndigoBlu challenge this month. Nikki K. xx

  15. Fabulous, very effective...thanks for joining us at A Gem Of A Challenge!
    Helen x

  16. This is a fabulous shaped card, such a wonderful CAS design.
    Thank you for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge.
    I have Birthday candy on my blog if you would like to take a look -


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