Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Gorgeous Grunge for the Paper Craft Crew

With today being the first of October it is good to take a moment to notice those other things besides temperature that signal the arrival of Spring - the most wonderful is the extra hours of daylight with the sun rising earlier and setting later in the day. It makes such a difference don't you think? and this coming weekend we will begin the Daylight Saving period which is always hard for the first day or so but really is so worth it in the evenings…..and of course there is also lots of new growth in the garden - flowers appearing and new veggies growing well although of course the weeds are giving a good show of strength too but not for too long :-)
I will have some photos of the blooms soon but first it is time for this week's sketch from The Paper Craft Crew   the Design Team have come up with a wide variety of styles to inspire you so do go and take a look if you can.

Now if you think this week's sketch bears a striking resemblance to the one two weeks ago you are not wrong :-)
So seeing as I did a female card last time…I have done a male one this week :-)

I did however to make this a standard sized card as it is much easier to post - here in Australia our Post Office charges us more for "non standard" sized cards and this card is destined for delivery to New Zealand and it still looks ok I think?

For this card the colours came from the pack of DSP - and Real Red seemed a good contrast colour to bring it all together. The other card used is some Smoky slate and then it was a case of having some fun with the wonderful Gorgeous Grunge and some sequins!! Now some would say that sequins (or bling in general) has no real place on a masculine card but I beg to differ :-) Surely as long as the "bling" looks metallic - you know, like a shiny car!! -  it's quite ok :-) So what do YOU think?

Card stock: Real Red, Smoky Slate, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Flashback
Ink: Real Red, Tuxedo Black Momento
Stamps: Gorgeous Grunge, Just Sayin'
Access: Big Shot, Word Bubble Framelits, Itty Bitty Banner Framelits, Red and Silver sequins (Non-SU)

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you have time to check out all the great cards from the Team at The Paper Craft Crew this week and I look forward to seeing what you will create with this sketch too!

Happy stamping until next time,



  1. Wow Jan you really have an art with the Gorgeous Grunge Set! Just gorgeous and the dsp - love it! Also dropped by and said Hi to Eva. Vx

    1. Thank you so much Vicki! I do love the Grunge set but you know that already lol :-) So glad you stopped by and said hi to Eva too! xx

  2. Love the card Jan! It's bright and fun!!! - Katerina