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Tuesday 26 February 2013

Anything Goes Challenge 87 "Very Manly"

Happy Tuesday !!
Welcome to the start of another fortnightly challenge over at the 

We have been challenged to make a
for Challenge 87

My daughters have asked me to make cards for their Dad's Birthday so I have been able to combine real life and my DT card this time around

Whilst I'm on rest and recuperation I've been having a slow and gentle crafty clean up and came across some pretty Kanban foiled cards long forgotten in a plastic storage box and this lovely Zebra die cut topper

It's not my bad photography skills this time the topper is slightly blurred lol!!

I used a black A5 card for the base and cut some black glossy card, silver mirror card and Zebra tissue paper rectangles using the new soon to be released Spellbinder 5x7 card creator dies

I used  antique gold and antique silver Fran-tage embossing powders and Stampendous Silver embossing powder randomly on  all the elements to bring them together and stuck them down with Cosmic Shimmer glue

*Top Tip*
I used a tiny piece of a freebie blending foam pulling out bits of it to make a random pattern and "blodged" it here and there with Versamark ink from a refill bottle, this means the Fran-tage can still be heated from the top of the card and prevents the beautiful chucks from blowing away

I used Sizzix dies and my big shot for the happy birthday and "DAD" letters

Goodness only knows where the Zebra paper came from but I really enjoyed using up some forgotten treasures to make room for some more of  the lovely goodies available from Lynne over at the Craft Den

PS...The tiny photo corners are from the Tim Holtz Sizzix range and are designed to fit the ATC movers and shapers die. I Fran-taged a piece of black card BEFORE I cut them out !!

You have two weeks to make and share your own "Very Manly" card if you'd like to join me and the amazing design team over at the Anything Goes Challenge Blog. We will be around to see all your creations leaving crafty comments everywhere lol !!


  1. oh gosh Hun I just love this,that is one great image and love the layout,hope your back gets better soon hun take it easy hugs Cherylxxx

  2. Hi Nikki..

    Oooh LOVING this fab male card.... perfect for your hubby from your daughters..

    I LOVE frantage also..... and that's a brilliant tip re using it from the refill bottle! Thanks!

    Christine x

  3. Wow...super card and super images, I bet your daughters were happy to give this ti their Dad and he to recieve it. Lovely design and a great tip too
    Carol xx

  4. Your daughters will love giving this to their Dad. Love the effect of the embossing powders. Mine are in a box somewhere - must dig them out.
    Hugs, Janine xx

  5. brilliant card Nikki, just right for a man card..pam

  6. Fabulous cards perfect for a man,love the toppers and all your detail...
    Mandy x

  7. Great card Nikki - you have reminded me that I have some of these Kanban toppers somewhere from when DD asked me to buy them for her and then forgot about them!! Love all the detail you have added and I'm sure it was well received!

    Joan x


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