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!!)

Recipe:
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!

23 comments:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  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.

    Hugs
    Valxx

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

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  9. brilliant, I love this stamp!

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  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

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

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  12. What a gorgeous card Pauline.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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

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  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 :)

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

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

    -Sarah

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  16. Hiya Hun

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

    Joey,xxx

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

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

    ~Courtney~

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

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  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

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

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

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

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