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Saturday, 10 March 2018

Slam Dunk

For my birthday (a few days after Christmas), John gave me a new computer.
I had had my previous computer for many years, and it was telling me that 
it was "on its last legs". However, although my new one one was the latest
model and quite 'pricey', it frequently played up in several different ways.

We had to take it back to the store about 5 times (1hr. 20 mins. away). The 
computer manager was brilliant, spending up to an hour each time trying
to fix the problems. Eventually he replaced the computer with a new one.

On each occasion, Luke was always friendly, very patient and apologetic
about us having to travel the long distance. Over the course of our visits
we discovered that he was an avid basketball fan, so I made him a card
with a basketball theme to say "thank you". 

I searched the internet for ages until I found this image...perfect for what I wanted to say!
The basketball-textured background was created by embossing with a very old Cuttlebug
folder, and I covered the join with a die-cut strip from a Cuttlebug alphabet die set.

The image was a freebie, but I had to register to download it. 
I multi-layered it to raise it and to increase its visual impact.

The inside of the card is quite simple. Unfortunately I see that the
die-cut "Thank You" words are not parallel. Also, the white square 
is rather 'patchy', as I had written my message on it before I took
the photographs, and so had to photoshop them out.

Challenges I would like to enter
Card Mania #102- 'Embossing'
Crafty Catz #407 - 'Layer It Up'

Image - Unknown (USA site, found via Pinterest, had to register)
Dies - Spellbinder Classic and Scalloped Squares; Crafts 4U Thank You; Cuttlebug Baby Face Alphabet set
Embossing - Cuttlebug Tiny Bubbles

I must close now to prepare dinner, so until next time thank you for visiting,
Jennifer. x


  1. Great embossed card and perfect for our linky party! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Pause Dream Enjoy, Jackie DT xx

  2. Your basketball card is super cute, Jennifer! I couldn't figure out which row on the Try Stampin' on Tuesday Tic-Tac-Toe challenge you used, though. I like the texture of the background that emulates a basketball. Quite clever! -Donna

  3. This is a stellar embossing job - totally works with the basketball theme! I'm sure it was appreciated! Thanks so much for playing at TSOT!

  4. What a fab card and I love how the embossing folder imitates the texture of the ball, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week and I'm glad you got your computer sorted after all those trips x

  5. what a fun thank you card for a man. love the texture of the embossing. Thanks for joining us at TSOT!

  6. Great card! Thanks for joining us at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges.

  7. A lovely card. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Catz Challenge. Marlene GDT

  8. Great card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Pause Dream Enjoy. Hope to see you again next time.

  9. What a great card for a basketball lover, Jennifer! I'm sure Luke appreciated being appreciated. :) Thanks for sharing it with us at Try Stampin' on Tuesday for our second Tic Tac Tuesday Challenge.
    Sara H.

  10. It was PERFECT and match our theme COMPLETELY!!!


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