Monday 4 August 2014

Fitztown - Anything Goes

Here is my card for the challenge over at Fitztown Challenge Blog - Anything Goes is the theme so I'm sure you'll come over there to join us.

I chose the image Sports 8 and it's available here or if you want to look at all the images then visit the Fitztown Store and have a ball!

This image reminds me of when Tim was young and he loved all things American - baseball being one of them. Friends were going to the USA for a holiday one year and we asked them to bring him a baseball glove back and they did, they also brought him a ball and he was thrilled to bits.

My card blank is by Joanna Sheen. I coloured the image with my Promarkers and fussy cut it out. I used a Crafter's Companion embossalicious folder on white paper before matting it on to pale blue card and then I matted that on to dark blue card. The blue card was from Papermill. I copied an image of a baseball bat from the internet and fussy cut that too before adding to the embossed sheet. I put foam pads on the back of the hat and set it over the bat and I think it looks quite effective. The embroidered cap in the bottom left is from a box of embroidery shapes which we bought in USA quite a few years ago. They are for adding to T shirts and the like but when I saw them I thought immediately of embellishments for my cards! lol It can be removed and ironed on to a T shirt. I bought two boxes of them and have only one box left - I've used flowers, palm trees and various other shapes. Well worth the money. I then generated the sentiment on the computer and cut it with one of my new Nellie Snellen dies in a diamond shape. Job done and I like! (That doesn't always happen.)

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
Crafting by Designs Challenge - Anything Goes
Divas by Design Challenge - Anything Goes
The Male Room Challenge - Geometric
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiment Designs - Anything Goes
Inky Chicks Challenge - Happy Birthday
Just Inspirational Challenge - Hobbies and Sports
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Mema's Crafts August Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge - Anything Goes

Thank you all for visiting. I look forward to reading all your comments.


  1. Fabulous card Hazel love the embossing and your finishing touch of the base ball cap
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

  2. This is fab Hazel… I love the fab embossing and both those caps look so real !! it's a perfect male card! :-)
    Hope you have a good week!
    Big hugs
    Sue xx

  3. Great card for a boy. Thanks for joining us at Mema's Craft's. PennyRae DT

  4. I really like the baseball theme, nicely echoed in the circle embossed background. The diamond sentiment panel is just super. Thanks so much for playing along with The Male Room's geometric theme.

  5. A great card ! Thanks for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  6. Fabulous card Hazel...Thanks for playing along with us at Divas this week.
    Wendy xx

  7. I love the texture in this card. I felt as I could reach for the hats. Nice feel!

  8. Lovely card. Thanks for playing with us at Divas this week x

  9. Smashing card Hazel, just right for those young men in our lives, lovely work.
    Hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  10. Excellent hats - they look real! Thanks for joining in with The Male Room!

  11. Thanks for stopping by and playing with us at Mema's Crafts, where there are two winners every month. Come again.

  12. Too cute! Thanks for joining August Anything Goes challenge at Memas Crafts. Princess - DT Member

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  14. Hi, Hazel! what a great background for your baseball birthday card! Love the soft colors, but still looks masculine, too. Great card! hugs, de

  15. Your card is lovely and perfect for the men/boys out there x

    hugs sally x

  16. Loving the embossing on the card, it's just perfect for the baseball theme. Thank you for joining in with Crafts Galore Encore Challenge. Caroline x

  17. Love your baseball themed card. Perfect for many a child or man. Love the texture too. Hugs. Lynn