Monday, 24 May 2010

Happy Birthday Dad!

It's my Dad's 80th birthday today!!  Happy Birthday Dad!

As they've gone away for a couple of days I went and saw him on Saturday to give him his card.  Now my Mum is a stickler for not opening cards before your actual birthday (it's the same at Christmas!) but my Dad wanted to open it there and then - I agreed with him as I wanted to see him open it too, as I was pretty pleased with how this one turned out.  Arguement settled, and the card was opened :-)  What is it that they say about parents and children swapping roles as you all get older?  Tee hee!!

He was really pleased with it, and has taken it away with him (and all the rest of the cards that he isn't allowed to open yet :-) )

I made this at the Scrapbook Sisters Scrap Attack on Friday evening and it's another easel card - they still have the wow factor for me at the moment.  I would have liked to have used a different border punch on this one, but I've only got 2 and this is the least frilly of the two.  I'm definately going to get some more as they are so versatile on both scrapbook layouts and cards.

The image is a digi stamp called The Engineer by Mo Manning, I love how her images colour up, so am going to be ordering some more in the next couple of days.

Anyway, enough rambling!  Here's the card and some close ups

The 80 stuck to the front of the train is cut out of Gold Mirri Card using the Cricut. I Love this image it is SOOO my Dad - yes, he even has a hat like this one :)  He's mounted on foam pads for a bit of interest and the scroll stamp behind the image was one of the 99p ones I got from Scrapbook Sisters a while ago

Images/Stamps: The Engineer digi stamp by Mo Manning, coloured with Copics; Sentiment - Ladybug Crafts Ink, Be Yourself Alphabet - Dawn Houser/Inkadinadoo, Scroll - Rhonna Farrer/Autumn Leaves
Papers/Card: Brown Bazzill, Gold Mirri, Wild Berry Red And Clover Dot Bo Bunny papers, all from Scrapbook Sisters; 
Inks: Antique Linen Distress ink, Timber Brown Stazon; Tuxedo Black Momento
Other: Border punch - Martha Stewart; Green Grosgrain ribbon - C&H fabrics

Special thanks go to master Cricut operative, Julie from Scrapbook Sisters, for being brave and cutting the 80 out for me - it would have gone all wonky if it had been me doing it! :)

Thanks for looking

Sue xx


Julie said...

Amazing!!!! Happy Birthday Sue's Dad! X

vicky said...

Fabulous card Sue, happy birthday to your dad xxx

gayle said...

Great card Sue. Lovely colours. You did a good job with Copics. Hope your Dad has a lovely Birthday.

Jeannie said...

Such a great card Sue I'm not suprised your Dad loved it!

Scrapbook Sisters Blog said...

My Terry loved this card. Thanks for the idea Sue xxx