Sunday 3 March 2013

My first Toread - Xeru

Hi everyone, I've managed to spend some more time in my craft room this weekend whilst being on standby to take a family member to hospital....

I decided it was time to play with my new Toread stamps and accompanying cd from Crafters Companion. This little character is called Xeru...

 I've coloured him using Copics. The backing papers are from the cd, printed onto smooth card. I've used Spellbinders Labels 29 to frame the image, inking with Forest moss distress ink. I also cut the same shape in the contrasting paper. The 'Brother' stamp is part of the stamp set, made into a tag with a Spellbinder Framed Tags One die. I used the forest moss ink on the tag and coloured some white ribbon with a copic I used in the image. The sentiment is LOTV and has been cut with a Spellbinder Stately circle die. I've added ribbon and candi to finish off. Here's a close-up of Xeru...

I've also decorated the inside to match the front...

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:-
Natalie & Amy - Die cuts 
Addicted to stamps - use a stamp 
Papercraft star - Happy Birthday 
Simon says stamp - Anything goes 

Thanks for visiting. I may get a bit more craft time this afternoon...or maybe I should do the ironing...nah..I'm sure craft will win!

See you soon
Helen xx


  1. Such an adorable image gorgeous card Ginny x

  2. Beautiful card,lovely image and

  3. Thanks for joining in this week at ATSAM - your card is lovely - Jacqueline xx

  4. Aww, he's fab!
    Hugs Jo x

  5. Ha! What a cute lil guy! Great work Helen!

  6. Helen this is a brilliant card I LOVE this little guy :D Your colouring is amazing! Thank you for joining us at Natalie and Amy's challenge and good luck.

    Huge hugs

    Amy xx

    P.S. If you would like to go on a crafty weekend or a day break there are still spaces on the one I run yearly in October. For more information CLICK HERE

  7. This is such a fun card! Perfect card for a brother! I have two myself and I can see the same mischievousness in this image! Thank you for sharing this with us over at the Papercraft Star.


  8. Well, I take craft over ironing anyday! Great image and layout! I hope your family member is ok. Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM! xx

  9. That image makes me smile, great card.. thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

  10. What a cheeky chappy he is. Fabulous card. Thank you for playing along with the ATS&M challenge this week.
    Regards Florence.

  11. This is totally fun! Thank you so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


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