Thursday, 14 May 2009

Dad - You're a star!

This is the card I have made for my dad for fathers day. I know, I'm being quite organised! :-)
It also meets 2 of this weeks challenges as I have used the sketch from Sketch Saturday and it also meets the animal antics theme for papertake weekly.

This is my favourite stamp to use for male cards and has definately been a wise investment! Coloured with my distress inks. I paperpieced the sign they are showing and used Doodlebug rub on's for 'dad'. All DP is from the BG Granola pad. Blue CS is coredinations. I ran the strip of paper at the bottom through the cuttlebug with the swiss dots folder before distressing with an emery board to make the white spots pop! Sentiment created with my dymo machine {also a favourite of mine on male cards}. The stars are handmade. Inner stars punched out from Granola paper and matted onto handcut white stars, with a little brown ink around the edges!

I quite enjoyed making this card, which is surprising as I usually HATE making male cards. Only because I'm usually stumped as to what to do without my cute girly images, sparkle and flowers! Lol!

Hope everyone is well. Just sat with my OH watching Leeds United in the play offs. They are currently one goal down! Please let them score another goal otherwise my life won't be living if they have to stay in league 1 for another year! :-)

Big Hugs, Vicky x


Dawny P said...

Gooooorgeous!! Love the soft colours and the image is just fab chick xxx

Sandra said...

Great card, your dad will love it!! I need to start thinking about father's day cards too. Thanks for the inspiration and for joining in with the Sketch Sat challenge.
Sandra x

Sandra said...

Brilliant "Fathers Day" organised are you!,love the cheeky image and the papers you have used,
Have a lovely day
Take care
San x

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Vicky,l love the image and colours.

Hugs Riet.x


Good morning Vicki, im loving this dad card its perfect. What a great image and fabulous papers! hope you are having a good day enjoy your weekend hunny hugs Linda x

Kim Piggott said...

Wow Vicky this is just fabulous!
Such a perfect image for a man's card thanks for the inspiration!
Love how you have paper pieced the top and used rub on's for Dad!
Gorgeous paper and love your stars just such a perfect touch!
Have a great weekend!
kim x

Avril Ann said...

Fab card, I am sure your father will love it, I started crafting after I lost mine, so he will never know, but I make one every year and light a candle, he was my best friend ever and I nursed him through cancer, but the big C won. I too hate doing male cards, and we have a lot in our family and now that my grandson stays here, I have one nearly every week for his wee friends. Oh I do go on, sorry. Love Avril xxx

Sue said...

This is such a fab card for your dad. I love these cheeky monkeys. Your right about them being perfect for a male card. Have a good weekend.x

Marcea said...

OMG this is seriously cute - just love that image. How organised are you lady!!!

Claudia Rosa said...

wow.. fabulous dad card.
love the changitos :-) they are so cute

Anonymous said...

Soooooo sweet Vicky, what a super card for your dad!
Have a wonderful weekend.
Carole x

gina said...

Gorgeous card Vicky,
sorry about the play off, Dave (o/h) is mad leeds fan so I know your pain, we were still talking about it this morning!
Gina xxx

katy said...

Hi Vicky, i know Tracy is adding more of the New Miss Anyas later today, the first batch sold out fast ! Thought you might like to know :) Love Katy

Beth said...

This card is so fab! I love the cute little monkeys and the colours are great!
Beth xx

Tara said...

Everything about this is just perfect Vicky - the image, the colours and the dymo sentiment are brilliant! xx

Tab said...

Fab card hun, love the image and the papers that you have used!
Hugs Tab xxx

Bev said...

Beautiful card hun, sweet cheeky image and fab papers. Sooo cute x

Sheila said...

ooooh, i love changitos too! must dig mine out to play with again, it's been a while since i used them...

Sheila :)

steph said...

Cute card! Thanks for joining us for the PTW challenge!