Sunday, 2 June 2013

Happy Birthday To Dad!

Good evening everyone .... hope you are enjoying your weekend. Once again it's two cards in quick succession from me, as I had to sit down yesterday and make a birthday card for my dad so I could hand deliver it when we drove over to see my parents today.  His birthday is actually next week but I didn't want my effort getting bent in the post - it's an 8" * 8" card and they do sometimes get mangled in transit!
I bought myself a LotV sketch pad ... I don't have a lot of male cards to make so I thought this would be good value at the side of buying individual stamps. This is the first one I have coloured - the paper is very smooth and a good weight, though I have to confess I found I got rather a lot of bleaching and bleed with my Promarkers when trying to colour a large area (the chair).
Image: LotV "vintage boys" sketch pad;
Sentiment: LotV "Everyday Grungy Sentiments";
Media: Promarkers and Flexmarkers;
Papers: LotV "Country Gent";
Supplies: hessian ribbon and twine from The Ribbon Girl; ribbon from Hobbycraft; button and card candi from my stash;
Tools: lettering cut with Cuttlebug "Hippie Chick" alphabet dies.

Passion For Promarkers #200 - Add Ribbon, Lace or Twine
Divas By Design - Tie A Ribbon
Craft Your Passion #164 - Natural Materials (hessian and twine)
Cutie Pie #45 - 3-2-1
(3 bows, 2 papers, 1 image)
Joanna Sheen - Spots &/or Stripes
Pile It on #22 - Stripes &/or Plaid
ABC - O is for Open
Creative Inspirations #216 - Anything Goes with Option of Buttons
Simon Says - Anything Goes (2nd entry)
Thanks for visiting today.


  1. This is gorgeous i love the shading and colours x

  2. Fab male card Pauline, adore the image. Hugs, Claire x

  3. A lovely card and so beautifully finished. Those new LOTV images are adorable aren't they. Lovely to have you join us at Diva's by Design, Jx

  4. This is gorgeous Pauline. I love the image, fabulous colouring and the papers and ribbon are beautiful.
    I am sure your Dad will be thrilled to receive such a special card
    Thank you for taking part in the Passion for Promarkers Challenge this week
    Sue xx

  5. Fabulous male card Pauline, gorgeous image and details...Thanks for playing along with us at Joanna Sheen Challenge this fortnight.
    Wendy xx

  6. Gorgeous card, sweet image and fab colours.

  7. Fabulous card for your Dad, Pauline. He is sure to love it!

    Jennifer. x

  8. What a gorgeous card,I love the image and the papers.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  9. this is super Pauline, love the look of the ribbon against the hessian

    thank you for joining in with the cutie pies

  10. Gorgeous card Pauline. The image looks fab, I love his red hat and socks. Great design too.
    Lorraine x

  11. Gorgeous card Pauline, so cute and I love the embellies.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
    Mandy xx


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Pauline x