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Monday 13 May 2013

Three Strikes!

Every Thursday morning, my friends and I go tenpin bowling...

3 strikes mean a TURKEY

 and the Turkey dance!!

So when I saw the Catch the Bug Challenge (3 Strikes and you're Out!)

this is what I made and I was in the TOP THREE!!!:

The main image is from Bugaboo 'akvgirlcelebrate' 
which was a Friday freebie last week, coloured with Promarkers.

 The other images were stamped using 'Kitchen Sink' stamps and 'Versafine'.
Pretty papers from my scrap bags and the twine from the Naif Street Souq in Dubai...

I am hoping that all three cards that I am making today will be 'strikes'!!

My second one is a Tim Holtz tribute:

I started with a purple card blank and matted it with blue card, torn around the edges and distressed with 'stormy sky'. I used this with 'fired brick' to make a wrinkle-free background with a water stamped medallian. This was cut using my topnote die and matted on a contrasting paper. Finally I added  'Umbrella Man' in black and a rosette in the same contrasting paper as before...

This was to satisfy the Cards Galore Challenge - a Tim Holtz Homage

Happy Crafting!


  1. Fantastic take on our theme this week!
    Thanks so much for joining us this week for the Catch the Bug Challenge! Hope to see you again!

    Cheryl First
    aka Cafexpressions
    DT Member for Bugaboo Stamps

  2. Two fantastic makes and congratulations for being "blog of the week" some wonderful creations here on your blog xx

  3. Both cards are great, but the first is my favourite - it's such fun.

  4. Congratulation on winning Blog of the week over in All things crafty x

  5. Beautiful cards Susan! Thanks for playing along in our Three Strikes challenge...you made such a fun card with the fun image and great dotted papers. Good luck in the challenge and please do join us again.
    Bugaboo DT

  6. LOL, too funny... Love the card. Thanks for playing along with us at Catch The Bug.

  7. Super cute and I love the story (and the turkey dance photo) that goes along with your creation!
    Thanks so much for playin' along with us this week at The Bug Blog with Bugaboo Stamps.
    We hope you'll join us again tomorrow for our new challenge!
    Hugs & Happy Days!

  8. Great card thanks for joining us at Cards Galore and good luck x


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