Friday, June 9, 2017

America's Sport

     It's Friday and, as you know, that means a new challenge over at QKR Stampede.  We always have our "Anything Goes" theme but each week we offer you an optional theme if you choose to use it.  This week our optional theme is "For the Guys."

     I always hear the old expression that Baseball is "America's Sport" but have never really understood why.  Basketball is the most watched on television and football (the kind we play here in the US, not soccer) is the most attended in person.  So how does baseball rank as America's Sport?

     However it got that way, my grandson plays baseball and loves it so having this card on hand for him seemed a natural.  I used the QKR image "Baseball Bunny."

     I used a pretty simple design but also did lots of layers.  I started by coloring the image with my ProMarkers then cut it with a Gina Marie die.  The sentiment was also done on smaller die cut piece using a die from that same set.

     I matted each of those pieces with navy blue dp from the scrap stash.  I found two more scraps of dp and used them for the background, then layered on the image and sentiment.  Finally, I found some blue baker's twine, wrapped it around the card front and tied a square knot, then trimmed the tails fairly short.  A fun, masculine design.

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     Please come and play in our challenge this week.  You're not required to use a QKR image but if you do, your card will be entered into a separate draw for QKR Stampede images only.  Believe me when I say that significantly increases your chances of winning!  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


  1. This is so darn CUTE! So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  2. I love your cute card and you have colored it to perfection. I just love the dies you used. Your grandson will love this card.

  3. Awe, so cute and delightful, simply a lovable card. Thanks for joining in on the fun over at Open-Minded Crafting Fun. We look forward to seeing you again.

  4. IMG! How cute is this image! And how accurate, LOL Love your card and your coloring! Thank you for joining us at Connie Can Crop's monthly challenge, "It's a Guy Thing". Good luck!

  5. Super cute card! I love baseball :) All 3 of my boys play, and we go to games much fun (but, i'm also not a fan of basketball or football! lol) Thanks for joining us at Connie Can Crop!

  6. This is WONDERFUL, a fab image, I can see him playing out in the field LOL. Great colouring and design too.

  7. LOL ... such a fun creation Connie! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Masculine’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

  8. This card is just awesome! Perfect male card. :) I love all those layers, the fun image and that die cut frame around the image and sentiment is fabulous. Thank you for joining us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges, good luck. Hope to see you soon again.

    Hanne, DT
    Handmade By Hanne

  9. Wonderful male card, excellent image and sentiment. Thank you for joining us at Connie Can Crop.

    Sue - Connie Can Crop DT

  10. You did an amazing job, fantastic card :) Thank you for participating in our challenge from Dies R Us!
    Dies R Us Challenge Blog DT

  11. Hi Nana Connie! Love your bunny! He certainly fits the theme all things big :) Thanks for playing with us at Delicious Doodles this month! Nan, DT

  12. Love this. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Animals. Hugs Traci DT xx

  13. Beautiful! Thanks so much for participating in the Die Cut Divas Challenge this time and good luck :)

  14. Adorable image and great job coloring. I love the layers you used too. Tfs and for participating in Connie's "It's a guy thing" challenge. Good luck.

  15. Such a cute card and image. Thank you for joining in the Delicious Doodles Challenge this time. Hope to see you again.

    Hugs, Vannessa
    Delicious Doodles DT

  16. A great card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional use your favourite colour” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)

    PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy the past couple of weeks…


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