Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Books or Book Paper at Cardz 4 Guyz

It's time for our new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz, and this week we would like to see Books or Book Paper in your design.

I must admit I struggled with this at first. Although I love to see altered and folded books, I can't bear to do that myself; I don't like to write in books, or turn the page corners down, or do anything to hurt them. In fact when I thought about making an altered book, it made me want to rush to my books, all 5 bookcases full of them, and fling my arms around them to protect them!

Luckily my Dovecraft Curiosity Corner collection of goodies contains some newsprint paper and paper with newsprint leaves on it. so although it's technically imitation newspaper rather than books, I am claiming artistic license!

I fussy cut the leaves from two different sizes of paper, leaving a border around them so they would stand out from the background. My choice of image is determined by the fact that I wanted to use this gorgeous vintage bicycle ribbon I won in a recent challenge - isn't it super? The image itself is a die cut from an old Hunkydory kit.

I am sharing this with:

Suzy Bee's Blooming Challenge - Make it Male
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - April    


Barb said...

Oh I really love this Jane and that ribbon is really special. I do understand what you say about books although I tear them up willy nilly as you know. When I used to china paint I had a couple of favourite books that had notes written all over the pages! Bet that made you shudder...... Hugs, Barbxx

Julie B said...

We are of a like mind when it comes to books. I chicken out and made my own! Love that ribbon. :)

Cara said...

Brilliant man's card, love all the sepia tones. I have my treasured collection of Discworld novels, some signed by Terry, it used to be a joke that a unsigned copy was worth more as he did book signings for every release. I struggle to read books these days and have a kindle, but nothing beats a proper book, does it. Cara x

Sue - said...

Lovely card Jane. I know just what you mean about books. I can't bring myself to use them either even when they're falling apart!

Liz said...

Great masculine card, Jane. I love the ribbon, it perfect for the card.

I had intended to enter the Cardz 4 Guyz challenge last week and even bought a new stamp to use at a craft fair last Sunday, but when I sat down to make the card I realised I'd just missed the deadline! So, the stamp is still in its packet, unused! Hopefully I can get something made for the current challenge. xx

Monika Reeck said...

You are so CLEVER JANE
love the news paper or paper book
the flower/leaves made with it
and the classic bike is really manly
you are great really at making manly card
love this

Elizabeth Hart said...

Love, love the use the text in this card for the background and the die cute - just fabulous! Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

Tammi said...

Awesome. Thank you for joining us over at Craft Your Passion challenge. Hope to see you again.

Lots of Hugs

Catie Cuddles said...

What a brilliant card. Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge.
Happy crafting!
Catherine ( DT ) x