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Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Father's Day offering

Hi to all you sweet bloggers out there,
well I've got a 'male' card finally done for Father's Day! Little bit out of the old comfort zone but I'm fairly pleased with it Lol! As uber critical as usual though I can always think of things I could have done better, but a) ran out of time and b) was trying to be clever and it didn't go according to plan! Therefore things are a bit wonky and it has an air of being 'thrown together'. I say it was meant to look like that for the manly rough and ready impression! Who am I kidding? The image looks a bit washed out on the photo, the colours are more vibrant than that, and I'm blaming my dad for the colour of the tractor - I stupidly asked him what his favourite all time tractor is (he's been a tractor driver for more years than he cares to remember) and he said a little grey one! I should have just gone with what colour I like - red! I did try to add some sparkle with a silver gel pen on lights etc but that doesn't really show on the picture. Needless to say after all that, Dad will adore it!!

I did follow the sketch from The Sweet Stop this week and travelled it up the easel. Of course I couldn't find a Father's Day sentiment in my ever growing stash (probably only dreamt I have one in the first place!) so had to make a rather amaturish one up at the last min!

Supplies: SU; cardstock and double sided paper, photo corner punch, scallop punch, 'for you' sentiment
LOTV Pride and Joy stamp (lent to me by my fab friend Fleur - what would I do without u?!xx)
TH Distress inks
Nesties labels two
string, buttons and scrim from stash

More wonderful challenges I couldn't do without:
Cupcake - Boy, oh boy, oh boy
Stamp man - Boys and Men
Allsorts - A recipe for the boys: 1 designer paper, 2 punches or dies, 3 buttons
Fussy and Fancy Friday - Man or boy card and DT call

Thanks for stopping by and maybe leaving a comment. BIG HUGS to everyone who has recently left me comments they mean so much to me you are all Fab!!!


Fleur said...

A fab card Nicola, I'm not sure Darren will be impressed to find out that your Dad's favourite tractor is a grey fergie and not a lovely new shiny grean & yellow one LOL.Seriously it's a lovely card & I'm sure your dad will love it.
Hugz Fleur xXx

Chris said...

Gorgeous card Nicola and such a great design. I love the shape and your wonderful colouring, it's a perfect shabby chic look, so I think you're being too critical of yourself :D. Your Dad is going to love it! Hugs, Chris x

Crafty Chris said...

Fantastic your Dad will luv this one I still have to make hubby one from the kids.
Chris x

brenda said...

Hi Nicola

We used to have a Massey Fegie as well, just like that one and my Dad loved it, nowadays they look like bits dropped off the super large John Deer's and the like. And the combines with massive tables that are like giants compared with the old ones..........

I can go on talking forever as you may ahve guess by now.

I am sure you Dad will love your super card and it's a very unusual shape.

Thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week and good luck.

B x

louise said...

Loving your Fathers day card and the tractor looks great, fab touch with the string works great with the design.
Louise xx

sari said...

Oh my...This is simply adorable! Love the image, your coloring and the sweet details! Thanks for joining us at The Cupcake Craft Challenge this week! Good Luck! Hugs & Sunshine!/Sari

Neil said...

Hi there, A really lovely card that i'm sure will be treasured. Thanks for joining us at The Stamp Man

coops said...

fantastic male card nicola.the shape is brilliant and i love the lotv image.your colours and details are gorgeous :D

xx coops xx

Lolis said...

Nicola! This is just amazing! love all the details! I colored a popcorn the bear stamped image for my husband but I haven't decided on the type of card I'm going to use thank you for the inspiration!

Lolis said...

p.s. I would love a tutorial on this card!

Jen said...

simply fab.. perfect man card
Thanks for joining us at OSCC and Good Luck

Jen xxx

Jennipher Lowery said...

Great job with the sketch Nicola. Glad you joined us at the sweet stop. I just signed up to follow your blog.

Hanna said...

W-O-W! I love your pretty card, Nicola, it's so very beautiful! I'm in love with your sweet, awesome design, and all your breathtaking details and paperwork. Unbelievably gorgeous! :)
Love everything about it.


Faye said...

What a gorgeous male card. I love all the little details. Thanks so much for playing at Cupcake this week. Good Luck! x

carrie-lee said...

fab card nicola love the design xxxx

Juanita said...

Hi Nicola,
Your card is super cute, thanks so much for joining us a t Fussy and Fancy. I would like to talk to you about your interest in joining our DT, can you please email me at juanitagillen @ mac . com.

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