Monday, 6 June 2011

For Dad


It's my dear dad's birthday this week, so last night I sat down to make him a card so that I could pop it in the post at lunchtime today. My dad hasn't been at all well over the past few months plus he is the main carer for my mum ... he's a real rock so he definitely deserves a card that gives it my best shot!

I bought this darling LotV stamp specially when I went to Port Sunlight 3 weeks ago, and here is the card I made for him. it is deliberately not too fussy but hopefully has enough detail that he will know I made an effort :-)


Recipe:
Main image: LotV "Cheers Bear", coloured with Copics (bear) and Promarkers (clothes and gift), and edges distressed wtih "Vintage Photo" and "Walnut Stain" distress inks;
Sentiment: LotV sentiment circles, distressed wtih "Antique Linen" and "Walnut Stain" distress inks;
Papers: BasicGrey "Capella";
Supplies: pearls from The Hobby House; ric rac and peel offs from my stash.


Challenges:
Papertake Weekly - Sketch #56 (rotated)
Creative Inspirations #61 - Father's Day / Card For Dad
Simon Says Stamp - Father's Day / For A Male
Craft Your Days Away #21 - Father's Day / Special Man
Fussy and Fancy - A Card For a Man or a Boy
Stamp Man #24 - Boys and Men
Scrapbook Sisters #38 - A Man's World
BasicGrey #45 - Shabby Chic (2nd entry)
Copic Creations #51 - Vintage / Distressed
Crafty Pad #124 - Stripes
Craft Your Passion #61 - Anything Goes

Gotta dash ... been at home studying today and I want to do a bit more before I sit down for dinner.

20 comments:

  1. this is one lovely card !!! sooo cute !
    greetings, martina
    x

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  2. Gorgeous Pauline - you know I love this stamp! Love your colours and the way you've rotated the sketch looks great. xx

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  3. oh Pauline it's gorgeous!! hope your dad will be back to full health soon!

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  4. Beautiful card Pauline, love the cute stamp. Debs xx

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  5. Hi Pauline, you've done wonderfully with your dads card. I'm sure he'll be delighted when he receives it, fab job! Ruby x

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  6. this is one super cute image love the colors on this bless you for playing at creative inspirations this week hugs cheryl xxxx

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  7. Gorgeous! I really love the colours, and the way you have coloured the bear!

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  8. Great card Pauline love the image it is beautifully coloured thanks for joining us at papertake weekly
    Angie x

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  9. This is just perfect hun, I'm sure he is gonna love it!!!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion, good luck!
    Hugs shell xx

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  10. Love your gorgeous card Pauline
    luv
    Debby

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  11. What a perfect male card! Thank you for joining us this week at Craft Your Passion for "Anything Goes"!
    ~Jenn~

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  12. So gorgeous card Pauline,I love the image and your papers.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  13. Isn't this just an adorable image (mind you arnt they all) Your card is fab Pauline, I am sure your Dad is going to love it.
    Hugs
    Kaz x

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  14. beautiful card!
    love this lotv image
    thanks for playing with us at fussy & fancy this week
    hugs
    céline F&F DT

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  15. Oh how ADORABLE! I love the image and how you've kept it fairly simple (I'm not one for loads of 'fuss!') I am so pleased you joined us at THE CRAFTY PAD this week for our STRIPES challenge. Hugs, Ali x

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  16. Hi hun and hope you are OK xxx Nice to see what you did with your purchase lol!! It's a fabulous card and I bet your dad will love it Thank you for joining us over at the PTW and Simon Says Stamp Challenge and hugest of apols for being late stopping by - major techie probs - :( Hugs, Dawny x

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  17. Pauline, your wonderful use of layered patterns adds a guy feel to this wonderful vintage looking card. Love that Copic filled brown bear! So glad to see your entry at Copic Creations. ~ Rose

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  18. Fabulous card Pauline!! Your colouring is just awesome!! Thanks for joining in our challenge at Basic Grey this time around, Juliexx

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  19. Fab card, the image and colours are lovely! Thanks for taking part in the CYDA challenge xx

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  20. Adorable! Love the DP and LOTV. Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy.

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