Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Another card for a Dad

I have to admit I've made this for my son to send to his Dad just in case he doesn't get around to making the card he keeps saying he intends to. A standby if you like, hence I haven't stuck a sentiment for father's day on it as it may well end up as just a birthday card for a male at a later point if Andrew gets around to making his card in between revising and exams. I don't want to add on the pressure so I'm not metioning it, just being prepared.

there are so many male/fathers day challenges out there it seems a shame not to try and enter them all, though it's hard to make different cards for each when there's a limit to how many Dad's there are in your family to send cards to.

I used one of the fab teddy stamps from lili of the valley on my card and some basic grey papers , love these muted turquoise blues and brown together. The image is coloured with promarkers and the faux brads are craftworks. The saying is form a stamp man set, and oh so true as I'm sure any gardener will agree, not that hubby is a gardener and this is certainly more what he thinks a garden is for.

The challenges I am hopefully entering are:-
Stamp something-happy something (this so sums up this card as it's not sure if it's a father's day or birthday card yet)
Basic Grey- turquoise, cream and brown
Totally gorjuss- card for a male
magical crafts fortnightly challenge- father's day or male card
Just cute bears-here comes summer ( I really hope this will be the norm this summer)
Pear tree designs- father's day
Crafty card makers-cards for men
Cupcake craft challenge- one for the boys
Incy wincy designs -one for the boys
Forever friends- something not forever friends
A crafty little place- one for the boys
Papertake weekly- ice cream colour ( mine are cornish vanilla, chocolate and bubblegum, never sure why it's this colour as I always think of the old big pink penny bubblegum but that's what it is turquoise blue, well around where I live anyway)
Creative inspirations-for the boys
Clean and simple- father's day
I love promakers-bears

I decided to add some more faux brads as the top corner looked a bit empty and I thought this balanced it up more , let me know if you agree or not, thanks Julye


Karen said...

REally lovely Julye, love those LOTV images. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.

Donna said...

What a lovely card, loving the image!

Thanks for joining us at Pear Tree Designs and good luck

Donna x

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Super cute card!! What an adorable image!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at ACLP this week!!

NGCARDS said...

This is a lovely little card! Thanks for joining us this week at Wednesday's Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog! xxx

Sarah A said...

Hi Julye

This is so cute and the brads finish it off perfectly!

Thanks for joining us over at Incy Wincy Designs for my "One for the Guys challenge.

Sarah x

Gwen's Busy Little Hands said...

Julye this is so sweet. Love that little lazy bear and his little bird companion. The sentiment is wonderful. Thanks for sharing this with us at A Crafty Little Place.


Anonymous said...

The bear is so sweet and you've coloured him beautifully.A really super card.Thanks for joining us at Pear Tree Designs.
Lisa x

Sue C said...

Lovely card Julye, such a cute image. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers. Sue C x

jackiescrafts said...

What a lovely card that image is cute

Thanks for joining in at Magical Crafts this time

Jackie x

My name is Wynneth said...

Awww.. what a sweet card :o) Thanks for joining us on I ♥ ProMarkers this week.

Kat said...

How cute is that image. I love that bear. Thanks for joining us at Just Cute Bears and Totally Gorjuss this week.

Kat x

Karen said...

Lovely Julye, thanks for joining us at Pear Tree Designs.

Lorraine said...

I really like your semi circle and yes, I like the extra brads too. Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

Rica said...

Such a cute card, great papers and adorable image.
Thanks so much for playing along with us at Basic Grey.
hugs Heather xx

Jane said...

Just cute...cute...cute! Thank you for joining us at Crafty cardmakers XX

Shelly said...

Hi Julye! Love your cute gardening card! Although he's not getting much done in the garden her lol! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake this week! Hugs Shelly ;)

{Jane} said...


Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x

miscanthuscrafts said...

Great card. Good Luck and thanks for joining us at Pear Tree Designs this week.


Lou said...

Cute card!

Thanks for joining us over at Pear Tree Designs Challenge Blog.

Good luck.

Lou x

Squirrel x said...

Great card hun! Thanks for playing at Totally Gorjuss this week. Hugs, Sxx

Poppy said...

great card.
Thank you for joining us at Forever Friends.

Annie said...

a fabulous card with this cute LOTV teddy bear! thanks for joining in with us at Just Cute Bears.
hugs, annie x

Cara said...

Love it!! Thanks for joining us at ACLP!!

katesacraftybugger said...

gorgeous card , that bear is perfect for a dad's card .Thanks for joining us on I ♥ ProMarkers

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Julye :-) The image is adorable and the papers and colours you used are fab :-) I think you can get ice cream in any colour !! :-)

thanks for joining the PTW Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

LISA said...

Brilliant, love it!!! Thanks for joining this week at I ♥ ProMarkers.
Hugs Lisa xx

Julie Riley said...

Fab card, its lovely. I am sure your son will find the time just because you have made one for him now !! Thanks for joining us at crafty cardmakers x

Sande said...

This is such a cutie!

Thanks for playing along with Forever Friends challenge!

Hugs, Sande

WeirdCat said...

Lovely card, always a good idea to have a stash of cards with no label on them as a just in case,thank you for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week
Ruth x

Amber said...

So adorable! Wonderful masculine project! Such a darling stamp!

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Lovely card, great colours! Thanks for joining this week over at PTD, hugs Heidi (DT) xxx

~*Joni said...

Hi Julye! Adorable with the added brads, yes they balance out so well. What a cutie image, the colors are so sweet and he is adorable! Thank you so much for joining us at our Guys challenge over at ACLP!
~*Joni ACLP DT

Mel X said...

Super card Julye, love the leather look background and the papers fab. Cute image and great sentiment.

Thanks for joining us this time at Magical Crafts and good luck in the draw.

Mel X