Tuesday 9 April 2013

Flying High

Morning everyone, please forgive me, but I am in major waffle mode today! It’s time for another challenge at Passion For Promarkers and this week we want to see ‘Cut Out Images’. We are being sponsored by Pink Gem Designs who are offering a fab prize of 4 digis of the winner’s choice.


As soon as I saw Pink Gem’s ‘Skateboard Andy’ I knew he would be perfect for this challenge, soaring through the air on his skateboard. However, I didn’t want him suspended in mid air against a blank background, so today is a first for me as I have created my own background! I was quite pleased with it until my husband pointed out that it’s very difficult to skateboard down a grassy slope, arghh! Now grass and clouds are about my limit, there’s no way I could attempt a tarmac road or concrete skateboard ramp! So peeps, you’ll have to use your imagination for this one, Andy is at the skateboard park, he has just skateboarded up a high ramp and is at the pinnacle of his jump with the grassy hills in the background, lol!!

PFP Skateboard Andy


I have followed this fab sketch from Here Come The Boys, I absolutely love it - all the lovely layers fill up all the spaces which is perfect for a male card as I struggle for embellishments, with this sketch you don't really need any! The perfectly matching buttons were part of some lovely Blog Candy from Kim and the fab wooden cloud was part of a challenge win from Crafty Emblies.

Image - 'Skateboard Andy' - Pink Gem Designs coloured with Promarkers
Kraft card from stash
Sentiment, buttons & papers - 'Back To Basics II' - Dovecraft

’Anything Goes’ – Crafty Bloggers Network
’Anything Goes’ – Lacy Sunshine
‘Use A Background’ – Inky Chicks
’Clouds’ – Creative Card Crew
’Birthday Fun’ – Dutch Dare
’Anything Goes’ – Catch The Bug
’Happy Birthday’ – Dream Valley
Sketch – Here Come The Boys

Thanks for looking!


  1. Beautiful...gorgeous image and layout.xxx

  2. Fabulous male card Nat. Beautifully coloured image and love the background you have created. Great layout and design.
    Eileen x

  3. Looks like he's doing a great job skateboarding down the grass, so what does hubby know? Lol. Fab image, beautifully coloured and showcased. It's just fab!

    Thank you for joining us over at the Lacy Sunshine Challenge. Good luck.

  4. WOW!! This is wonderful Nat. I love that image and your colouring looks fabulous and I think the background is great too.
    Sue xx

  5. Brilliant boys card Nat. The image looks fab and I love the layout. Love it!
    Lorraine x

  6. Stunning image and card love all the layering detail.Thanks for joining our cloudy challenge at Creative Card Crew.
    Hugs Tania (DT)

  7. Awesome card! Love all the layers and your background turned out great! Thank you for playing along in our clouds challenge at Creative Card Crew!
    ~ Crystal (DT)

  8. I love your fabulous background. It is a beautiful grassy knoll. I wouldn't mind strolling through your "skate park."

    Thanks for joining our cloudy challenge at Creative Card Crew.


  9. Thank you for your kind comment Nat.Have only ever used printed backgrounds but yours is brilliant. You have inspired me to have a go!!

  10. Fabulous card, love the beautifully coloured image and great layout. Thanks for joining us for the Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge.

    Sylvia xx (DT)

  11. This is a fabulous interpretation of the sketch good work. Thank you for joining us at Here Comes the Boys challenge good luck
    Ginny ♥

  12. so stunning nat.your background is fantastic and i love the fab image :D

    xx coops xx

  13. Natalie, this is great I love it! And what does hubby know lol
    Thanks for joining us at Lacy Sunshine.

  14. Gorgeous card and my favourite pink gem image! Thanks for playing at Here Come The Boys Woo x

  15. Fabulous card Nat, a great take on the sketch, thanks for joining us at Here come the Boys this week.
    Teresa x

  16. A fantastic card - love everything about it! Thanks for joining our Happy Birthday challenge at Dream Valley. Susie x

  17. Fab card! I love all the layers - perfect for a male card! Thank you for joining our Happy Birthday challenge at Dream Valley :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx


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