Sunday, 6 June 2010

For my dad!

I went to visit my parents today and took my dad this card, as it will be his birthday on Tuesday ... I reckon I'm totally safe to show it on here as dad doesn't own a computer lol! I bought this gorgeous LotV stamp specially, partly because it is so cute and partly because my dad has just bought himself a new car, so the image is totally apt:-)

It was particularly lucky for me that this week's Simon Says Challenge is Father's Day/Male Card as this one fits the bill for that; as it does for Sweet Stampin' Challenge #29 - Boys & their Toys.

I would also like to enter it for

ABC - V is for Vintage
(vintage car, vintage colours and distressed inking on the edges of my image)
Stampin' for the Weekend #40 - Summer / travel
Frosted Designs - Buttons
Caardvaarks June Challenge - stamping + embossing

The closeup is supposed to show that I used Clear accents on both the glass headlights, teddy's goggles and the water puddle ... but unfortunately it hasn't really caught the light (miserable day today lol!!)

Main image: LotV Busy Bears "Pride & Joy", coloured with watercolour pencils and edges distressed with "antique linen" distress ink;
Sentiment: Penny Black "Salutations" transparent set, and rub on letters "dad" from my stash;
Papers: from stash - free with a craft magazine forever ago;
Supplies: button and ribbon from my stash;
Tools: Cuttlebug "Happy Birthday" embossing folder.

Hope my dad will have a fab day ... thanks for looking!


  1. Gorgeous card hun, the bear works so well for that vintage look you have created. Your dad should be thrilled. Hugs, Sxxx

  2. Beautiful card Pauline... those LOTV images are just the cutest. I'm lovin your gorgeous DP too!

  3. Great card Pauline, I am sure you Dad will love it! Fab checked paper.
    Kaz xx

  4. Wow what a fab card for your dad and beautifully coloured.
    louise xx

  5. Fab card Pauline - your Dad will love it!
    Helen x

  6. ohhh, super cute!
    Great coloring and colors! Love the embossing.

  7. Hi Pauline

    One of my favourite images.

    This is a brilliant card, great colouring, and I love your cute image. Thanks for joining in the Sweet Stampin' Challenge this week.


  8. Oh wonderful card Pauline, beautiful bear image and fab colours too.

  9. brilliant, I love this stamp!

  10. This is fantastic. I just love the colours, papers ...well everything really!!

    Thanks for joining us over at sweet stamping this week xxx

    PS hope your dad had a lovely bday xx

  11. What a perfect card for your dad Pauline,great embossing and super papers!

  12. What a gorgeous card Pauline.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  13. Wowzer! This is awesome. Love that image and the embossed paper... Thanks for sharing with us at Frosted Designs.

  14. Pauline... your card is great!! I love the image... so cute, yet so masculine!! And your embossing rocks!! Thanks for sharing this with us at Frosted Designs!!
    Barb :)

  15. Lovely coloring!! I like the embossed part too!

    Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!


  16. Hiya Hun

    fabulous card! gorgeous image I love these lotv stamps, thanks for joining us at sweet stampin


  17. Love the embossing on the card! Thanks for playing along with us at Frosted Designs!

  18. This is super cute! Thanks for joining us this week at Sweet Stampin! Good Luck!


  19. So SO SO CUTE>Thank you for playing with us at FD.

  20. Oh wow this is the cutest male card!

    Ive seen tat image a few times this week and now i want it!lol

    Thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous card with us at Sweet Stampin this week, hope you had fun!

    love emma xoxoxo

  21. You've got one lucky Dad -- a new car and a perfect card from you!

  22. This is just awesome and i just love that image!
    Thanks for joining SFTW!!
    Hugs Di xxxx

  23. What a fabulous card:O) Love the papers and great design. Adorable image.
    Thank you for joining Stampin' for the Weekend, good luck!


Thanks for looking, and for taking the time to leave a comment - I really appreciate it.
Pauline x