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Thursday, 12 August 2010

Cute Card Thursday Challenge 125 - Tree-mondous

Hi All,

I'm back again, this week has been a tough one. I have been taking my Lifeguard Qualification again and so there has been lots of swimming and also learning rescue techniques. Although I have been a lifeguard for 10 years, this is a re-take as we have to re-train every 2 years. This one has been extremely tough for me as I was meant to re-take in February but was rushed into hospital with a life threatening illness and so therefore I missed my re-take. So I have had to sit through another course. The exam is tomorrow and I am a little scared about it, but I guess if I don't pass then it is an achievement to get to where I am after what happened in February.

Anyway onto the card, I have to admit this was a joint effort with my Mum as she stamped the crackle effect at a card class and then brought it home (however, I did all the rest!!!!). We had recently brought some new stamps which could be used for men, why are they so hard to design cards for and I thought that it would look good on the background. Cute Card Thursday's Challenge this week is for a card with a tree on it so I thought that I would enter this one.

How I made the card:
As mentioned before my Mum stamped the crackle effect onto a piece of cream card, I then stamped the Tree Image over the top using a brown ink pad. I then used an old piece of cloth which I bunched up and dipped it into the brown ink pad and then shaded into the edges of the cream card. I then matted and layered different coloured brown, taupe and cream card onto a cream 6 x 6 card. I attached some ribbon and gems and also a sentiment which again was stamped in brown to match the tree.
Very simple but I like it.
Hopefully be back soon after the lifeguard course and exam!!!
Anne-Marie x x


  1. Great card. I just love trees as they are great for any occasion.
    Hope all goes well with the exam.
    Hugs Sally xx