Monday, June 16, 2014

Quad bike

I haven't had much time for crafting this weekend as I've been selling a few goodies at a local Vintage Rally. I made some tractor, train and car themed cards and they went down really well. I did manage to get in the craft room for a few minutes though and make this card.

It's a continuation on my plan to make at least 1card from each of my topper boxes (I think I've managed about 5 boxes now!)

I started with the circle Kanban topper of the quad bike, mounting it onto a mat I die-cut from a tread plate pattern DCWV paper. I wanted a background that reflected the muddyness of the topper but I didn't have anything suitable in my stash so I made my own. I cut a square of green card to just smaller than the 8x8 base card and then put some Walnut Stain distress ink onto my blending mat. I sprayed the ink with water and then laid the green card onto it to pick up the splattered ink. The damp ink caused the card to warp so I let it dry and then sprayed my table with a small amount of water and placed the back of my green card into the water. When it was slightly damp, I moved it to a dry spot and weighted it down with some paper pads. After a couple of minutes, it was flat again.

I attached everything to my base card, finishing with the speedo topper.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-
Crafty Cardmakers 'circles' 22/6
Digi Choosday '2 papers' 24/6
Papertake Weekly 'boys' 17/6
Cute Card Thursday 'so macho' 18/6
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges 'anything goes' 17/6
Totally Gorjuss 'dad' 21/6
Love to Create 'anything goes' 22/6

and also the Creatalicious CT call which closes on July 15th- check it out here.


  1. Great image for our macho challenge. Thanks for playing along with us at CCT.x

  2. I love this fabulous male inspired card. That speedometer is so clever, and is perfect for our current challenge

    Thanks for joining us with our 'going round in circles' challenge.

    Crafty Cardmakers and More

  3. Fabulous card! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes challenge this week at Love to Create! Mo xxx

  4. What a great idea = and such an original topper. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this time. Cxxx

  5. Cool card. Thank you for joining our "Anything Goes" Challenge at Love to Create this week.
    Ruza, LTC Admin/Designer
    Ruza's Craft Corner

  6. Hi Vikki!
    Thanks for entering the CT Call for Creratalicious Challenges Blog.
    I would love to have you on the team! Please, send me an e-mail to ( so I can invite you to our private blog.

    Kisses and welcome!