Monday, 30 May 2011

Number one Dad

Good morning one and all and back to normal for the bank holiday weather where I live though I'm not complaining as the garden was in desparate need of some rain, though I do feel sorry for the families of starlings, bluetits and house sparrows that are feeding on my bird table. It's so funny how every so often they shake their heads to desaturate. I have found that they absoloutely adore the 1/2 lb smart price packs of lard I buy from the Asda (hubby thinks I'm barmy but then whats new there?). The baby's make me laugh  as they help themselves but if mum and dad are around tyey squark open mouthed as if helpless and starving to death. They all seem to prefer it to the seed and nuts though the bluetits do eat more of the nuts in the hanger feeder but this may be as the starling family are a little intimidating in number.

My card today is the first of my fathers day cards I will be making. I recently was lucky enough to win a boys to men CD from OLL and love the papers one of which I used as a base for this card. The image is one I was lucky enough to be given by LOTV who sponsored one of Penny's challenges, though the rubber version is on my wish list. I coloured the image with promarkers and the cup in sakura glaze. The bunting or banner is simply cream card cut into triangles and circular alphabet  peel-offs added to spell Dad. I added stitching around the edge to finish off.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-

Create ink-Colour lab-soft suede, cookie crumb, baja blue and cream
Little red wagon-use a number
the house that stamps built-stitching
Papercutz-use a banner
Charisma-card for a man
CYDA-fathers day
Totally gorgeous- string or twine
Easy craft projects-for dad
wags n whiskers-stitches
Just add ink-fussy cutting
Crafty Ho's-twine
Fab n funky-cute and cuddly
Secret crafter-clean and simple
Here come the boys-father's day, hubby or partner


Wendy (Woo to friends!) said...

Brilliant little card! Love the bunting, the trophy and the bear how cute! Thank you for sharing at HCTB's! Woo x

Gaynor said...

This is nice, I like the banner , and the stitching, thanks for sharing with us at CYDA, Gaynor DT x

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Very sweet

Thanks for joining our "Clean & Simple" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE this week :)

Hugs Jane x

Leah the Orange said...

too cute! i love the banner, and the little bear with the trophy is just perfect! just the right amount of "bling" too! thanks so much for playing along with the Charisma Galz this week. xo

Stephanie-Emma said...

Great card! Thanks for joining in at ECP Challenges. xx

p.s. I have blog candy giveaway going on over at my blog

Nikbee said...

A wonderful card Julye. I love the image.

Nikki x

Jen said...

Great card! I love that teddy bear image! Thanks for joining us at the ColorLab this week!

paperfun said...

So sweet. Love the Dad banner.

Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Days Away, in our Father's day challenge.


Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That is fabulous, thanks for sharing!
Hey, I have a giveaway here, please come join in the fun!

Joanne said...

Awww... really sweet! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon :)
Joanne xo

sgc said...

Love your card--and the way you used the twine. Thanks for playing along with the Crafty Hos.

Anonymous said...

Cute Card. I love your bear. Thanks for joining us at ColorLab.

Sharon Keanly said...

What an adorable card, you've captured our challenge at Totally Gorjuss just perfectly. Hugs Sharon

Basslady said...

very adorable and sweet!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Paddington fan said...

Aww, super cute card - love the bear and the bunting is the perfect finishing touch!! Thanks for joining us at Here come the Boys this time and good luck, love Jacky x

Amanda said...

Great card, I love the bunting. Thanks for playing along with our Father's Day challenge at Craft Your Days Away.

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