Friday, June 12, 2015

Knight in Armour

     Father's Day is just around the corner and I'm getting the last of my cards made.  I always send cards to all the fathers in my family -- sons, grandsons, SILs.  My own dad has been gone for many years but I think about him whenever I make a card for one of the other guys.  :-D  I never made one for him because I wasn't doing paper crafting back in those years but, in a way, each one is for him.

     This one is done as my DT card for the latest challenge at QKR Stampede this week where our theme is "Father's Day Cards."  I used Digi 17003 "Knight in Armor" and Digi 11805 "To My Dad."  Isn't every father a Knight to his kids?

     Although it looks a bit complex, it's really a very CAS card.  I colored the knight with my ProMarkers, then used a die from Spellbinders to cut him out.  I used other dies from that same set to cut the frame and nestled the knight into the center of the frame.  I backed it with gray CS, cut to fit the outside shape of the frame.  That entire piece went onto the front of an A2 card, making it tall and skinny.  I added the sentiment and the twine and it was finished.

     Challenges:  There are a ton this week with Father's Day or Masculine themes (!) and a few with other themes

Art Impressions
Artistic Inspirations
Corrosive Challenge
Crafting for all Seasons
Crafting from the Heart
Crafting with an Attitude
Craft Your Passion
Crafty Boots
Crafty Sentiments Designs
Creative Moments
Digi Choosday
Digi Sketch
Dragonfly Dreams
Glitter n Sparkle
Going Grey with Scrap Creations
Ladybug Crafts
Love to Scrap
Outlawz Twisted Thursday
Paper Girls
Papertake Weekly
Passion for ProMarkers
Pile It On
Scrapy Land
Sisters of Craft
Top Tip Tuesday

     I hope your week has gone well.  This is the last day of the week and now the weekend starts. COme play with us at QKR Stampede.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie 


  1. Fantastic!!! Love the way you framed out this knight in shining armor. Cute image too!! Great card for a guy.

  2. Wow! What an awesome card! I love the Knight image and that frame is gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #19!

  3. Wow! I love that knight and the twine makes a beautiful finish. Thanks for playing along with us at Creative Moments. Maria

  4. Wow! I love that knight and the twine makes a beautiful finish. Thanks for playing along with us at Creative Moments. Maria

  5. Oh, Nana Connie, I love your knight card. :)
    Have a lovely day...

  6. Fantastic, great card and image. Thanks for joining us at the Sisters of Craft Blog Challenge, good luck in the voting and we hope to see you again. Creative Blessings, Tracy x SOC DT

  7. Brilliant card, love the image he is fabulous!
    Linda xxx

  8. Oh this is marvelous. Your frame goes perfectly with that adorable (but manly) image.

  9. What a fun card,love the image, thanks for sharing at Crafting from the heart!

  10. You are so right- every Dad is a Knight. A fab tribute to your Dad- and Yes- the frame does make your card look fab- so detailed and adds such a classy flair to your card. I just got one similar and cannot wait to use it. God Bless Dad's- love this wonderful card!

  11. Fantastic! I love the image & the way you've framed him!
    Dawn xx

  12. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Love to Scrap, good luck!!! Amy DT

  13. Gorgeous card Connie. I love the fab image and your colouring is perfect. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week for our masculine challenge. Hugs, Denise x

  14. Beautiful!!!!!Thanks so much for playing this time at Love To Scap!
    Cristina DT

  15. Love this card Connie, it is such good fun. Thank you for sharing with us at Dragonfly Dreams, hope we see you again soon...
    Love and Hugs ~ Lady Anne
    Dragonfly Dreams
    Anne's Paper Dream's Blog

    Lady Anne Milnes-Howard of Glencairn, Caithness Scotland.

  16. Fun card. Great job with your coloring. Love the diecuts.

    Thanks for joining in at Love to Scrap!
    Best of luck with your entry.
    Tammy DT

  17. What a lovely card. Something different. Fabulous. Thank you for playing along with us at Dragonfly Dreams. Traci DTx

  18. Lovely make. Thanks for joining us in our Fathers day or Male make challenge at Digi Choosday
    Anjie (Senior DT Team Leader)

  19. Love this one!!!! Great digi. Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday Challenges. Monica.-Dt

  20. Love the knight in shining armor dad! Thanks for sharing at the PaperGirls.

  21. So stunning Connie.The image is fabulous and i love the frame.
    Thanks for joining in my masculine challenge this week at PFP :D

    xx coops xx

  22. What a wonderful masculine design here Connie! Love your frame which is perfect for your image here! ;)

  23. FANTASTIC Fathers Day Card!
    Thank You for joining us last week at PIO!
    Hope you join us again soon!
    Have a GREAT day!

  24. Love that fabulous fun image and gorgeous frame!
    Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday! Jane (DT) xxx

  25. What a great image, perfect for masculine cards. Fab card, thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

  26. Great card, I love the image, isn't he great? Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.



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