Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Anise Soccer

Today starts a new challenge over at Little Miss Muffet Challenges and the Blog Candy winners are also announced over there today. The challenge this fortnight is tags or banners! I chose to add a Magnolia tag to my project along with Anise Soccer, a Sugar 'n Spice Doll.

I found this cheery paper in my scraps pile so I don't know where it came from. But it's a high gloss double sided paper so I used both sides on the card. I love this fresh color scheme of pinks, oranges, blues and greens. I was even lucky enough to find matching Baker's Twine! :D

The button brads were made with an Imaginisce iTop Brad Maker - I used a punch to create the star-shaped circle then the tool to crimp the paper onto the brad. Two of the buttons use the background paper but the third one is actually the extra soccer ball that I colored with Anise! It was the perfect size for the small brad and I could resit seeing what a soccer-brad would look like! :D

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
Bee Crafty - Challenge #50 (digi + birthdays for little kids)
Bugaboo Stamps Challenges (anything goes)
Elephantastic Challenge #26 (birthday part)
The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge #133 (neglected stash - paper)
Wee Memories Challenge #55 (color, floral, twine, stamp)

DT: Little Miss Muffet Challenges #9 (tags or banners)
Main Stamp:
Anise Soccer (LMMS)
Patterned Paper: scraps
Metal Die: Magnolia Doohickey Vintage Lace Tag and Provo Craft Cuttlebug Vintage Corners

Copic Markers colored on Copy Paper:
-skin tone: E000, E00, E21, E11
-browns: E55, E57, E59
-blues: B91, B34, B37
-pinks: R20, R21, R22, R24
-grays: W2, W4, W6, W8, 0, C00, C1, C3

Did you know? A baker's dozen, long dozen, or long measure is 13, one more than a standard dozen. The oldest known source, but questionable explanation for the expression "baker's dozen" dates to the 13th century in one of the earliest English statutes, instituted during the reign of Henry III (1216–1272), called the Assize of Bread and Ale. Bakers who were found to have shortchanged customers could be subject to severe punishment. To guard against the punishment of losing a hand to an axe, a baker would give 13 for the price of 12, to be certain of not being known as a cheat. Specifically, the practice of baking 13 items for an intended dozen was insurance against "short measure", on the basis that one of the 13 could be lost, eaten, burnt, or ruined in some way, leaving the baker with the original legal dozen.
[Baker's Dozen,]


  1. This is fab Barbara! I love that bright green twine and the i-top brads you made!


  2. I love this card Barbara, your brads are fantastic, great idea and perfect with this image. hugs Donna x

  3. Thanks for joining our "Dust off your stash" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

    Hugs Jane x

  4. Very cute card--and image! Thanks for playing in the Bugaboo Challenge.

  5. Adorable card love the sentiment
    hugs Nikki

  6. This is adorable!! Thanks for joining in at Wee Memories this week!

  7. Its certainly a cheery paper! Love it! Really sweet card! Thanks for playing along at Ellephantastic this month. Jill

  8. very beautiful card, Barbara, gorgeous embellishments!
    hugs, Alina

  9. So cute love the brads!!!Thanks for playing along with us this week at Wee memories!!!!

  10. Fabulous card love the brads thank you for joining us at Ellephantastic

  11. Just adorable! I love the bright colors and your embellishments are perfect! Thanks so much for playing with us at Bee Crafty.

    Deanne :)

  12. Very cute image, love the brads, the football one looks fabulous, the bakers twine is fab too. thanks for sharing and taking part in this months Ellephantastic Challenge.
    Elle DT


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