Wednesday, 26 March 2014

My Hero!

Hi everyone.  Happy Hump Day!  Hope you are having a fabulous week.

I thought I would share a new character from the newly released Work and Play 2 Collection at Polkadoodles.  This was released yesterday and I have had this made for over a week.

This CD is another great collection and covers a multitude of occupations and hobbies.  It comes with some fabulous sentiments and papers too!

Here is the card I came up with.  I was going with a simple card and thought that the soldier would look great standing in front of a tent like card.

I have paper pieced his clothes with the camouflage papers and then coloured him with pencils.  Did you know that I used to be in the Royal Air Force (UK) (I served just over 9 years, Andy did 18 years) and wore this get-up!?  And I have actually fired a Sub Machine gun and this type of rifle :-)

For the tent I just printed the camouflage paper on some beige card stock.  Cut a line up the centre front layer, and folded them back to look like the flaps of the tent, adding some brads to secure them.  The base of the card has just been shaded with a dark pencil.

A close up of the little soldier, shows Nikky's meticulous attention to detail, when she is drawing her digis.

For the inside, I just used the camouflage paper again, and added a little white to write on.

This is the CD I used - Work and Play Collection 2.

** Work & Play Collection 2

I am entering this card in the following challenges.

Cuttin and Stampin - Weekly Challenge 14-12 : Paper Piecing (closes 31 Mar)

Eureka Stamps Weekly Challenge #82: No Square Cards (closes 30 Mar)

Hiding in my Craftroom - Challenge #142: Let's Get Digital (closes 29 Mar)

Allsorts Challenge Blog - Challenge #251: All about the Boy (closes 28 Mar)

Little Scrap Pieces - Show it off Saturday Linky Party (closes 29 Mar)

Oddball Art Stamp Co - First Challenge: Use a Digi (closes 14 Apr)(entry #2)

Craftitude - Challenge #61: Anything Goes or Add as Brad/Eyelet (closes 3 Apr)

Thanks for stopping by today.

Happy crafting.


  1. LOVE this card, Karon....very manly and perfect for all heros - little and large! (Remind me not to annoy... girl with a gun...scarrrry! lol)
    hugs, Asha

  2. Oh Karon, what an amazing card!!! You did a lovely job.. Wow!!! Love the new look to your blog, it is awesome!!!!! hugs

  3. Your blog is so pretty and I love that you shared your RAF experience with us.That's wonderful news. I love that I found someone else I can talk in acronyms with...LOL. My husband just retired 22 years in AF and I mostly only speak in abbreviations.
    Your card is SENSATIONAL and what a tribute to all those who serve. LOVE this and adding the tent is superb.
    I'm with Asha though...I'll mind my P's and Q's from now on.

  4. Great card. You do such justice to the Polkadoodles collections.

  5. What a GREAT card Karon!!!!! I love the tent shape!!!
    AWESOME job my friend!

  6. You did the military proud with this creation. Like teh camo paper piecing. Like the unique tent style card that compliments the soldier wonderfully. Thank you for entering Cuttin' & Stampin' Ch14-12 Paper Piecing.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    Cuttin' & Stampin' DT Orange Team

  7. Wow! Karon, this card is fantastic! What a perfect design for this sweet soldier! So wonderfully done. :o) And I had no idea you were in the military! Go YOU! Good thing I'm always nice to you... hehe! ;) Have a happy day, my friend!

    Hugs and blessings,

  8. It's just a perfect card! Your idea to make a card like a tent is great. I like your paper piecing. Royal Air Force!!!!??? Wow, Karon, I am impressed!

  9. This is just too cute and you are just so creative. Love this.

  10. Adorable card! I love how you made the card into a tent! Fun!

  11. What an awesome card!! I love the little soldier!! The camo tent is so fabulous!! You did an amazing job with this!! I didn't know you were in the military!! You rock!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  12. Love the blog redesign! The banner is perfect! This card is so cute too! It is neat to hear about your RAF past. Sub-machine guns and rifles, oh my! We now are obligated to beg for a picture. Post one! Post one! Post one!

  13. First let me say I love your blogs new look, Beautiful. Your card is over the to cute. Love the tent look. Well done.

    Have a creative day.
    Hugs Nana
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  14. This is one super hero it Karon... And wow your new blog looks amazing.... love the design of it!

  15. What a great card, Karon! Love that you included the tent-shaped card! Thanks so much for playing along & sharing your project with us at Cuttin' and Stampin'! :)

  16. Adorable - love the tent! Such a great idea. Your soldier is terrific - awesome job on his glasses. Enjoyed hearing about your service - very admirable! Have a great rest of your week...

  17. This is ADORABLE!! I love the shaped tent card!! As for the little guy is his Super cute!!!
    Have a wonderful day my friend,
    *Crafting With Creative M*

  18. This is fabulous, Karon. I love each and every detail of this card. Your girls must be very proud of you and Andy.

  19. This is super Karon! The paper is awesome, and such a great shape! Carri~Abusybee

  20. I love this Karon!
    putting that brave soldier in front of a tent was a brilliant idea!
    great job all around!

  21. I love your card.
    The soldier is adorable standing beside the tent. What a creative idea.
    I would never guessed this about you :)

  22. Wow. I love this tent card. I've never seen anything like it. Bravo.

  23. Gorgeous card Karon, I love all the detail and pretty paper. Well done.

  24. A fabulous male card. Great idea to use a tent for a background. It is interesting to learn little snippets of people history.

    I have nominated you for a Liebster Blog Award. Details on my blog

  25. Fabulous design, awesome card, great shape and collection!
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts Challenge, welcome again;-))m

  26. AWESOME card!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!! I haven't seen anything like this and it is FABULOUS!!! Great job!!! Thanks so much for sharing with us over at HIMCR!

  27. This card is just fabulous! The tent is so very clever and looks like the real deal. That little solider looks wonderful, what great details. And, I love the ticket/sentiment. Also, loving the new look of your blog - such pretty colors!

  28. Gorgeous inventive card for a male Karon. Thank you for joining us at Allsorts for our All About The Boy challenge x

  29. Karon, your card is absolutely adorable. I love that tent and the soldier. Very nice job.

  30. How adorable is that little tent!!! So creative! Have a fabulous weekend!!! :)

  31. Oh my! This is super fun and soooooo creative Karon! :)

  32. Super cool work! Totally creative! :D

  33. Super card and loving that image and all, could be you standing there.xx

  34. This is super! what a great card base and papers!

  35. Love your card.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,

  36. Great card, thank you for joining us at craftitude, good luck and hope you’ll visit again
    Caroline dt

  37. this is adorable!! thanks for sharing with is at Cuttin' & Stampin'

  38. This is such a great card, sure to bring a smile to a service person. Thanks for joining us at Oddball Art Stamps challenge!


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