Thursday, 23 June 2011

Fathers Day Card... last one for this year!!

Good morning!!

Today I am sharing the last of the Father's Day Cards - yes I know it was last Sunday, but I didn't post it then, and I am quite pleased with this one, so I'm sharing it now... better late than never :-D

Just a quick update before I share my card... last night I started making big son's costume for his Spanish Day tomorrow... yep, Spanish day.  I mean seriously, what 9 year old has a Spanish costume hanging in his wardrobe ready to wear (OK, maybe if we lived in Spain, but we don't... dressing up here follows the standard themes of Doctor, Knight, Fireman, Cowboy, Pirate kinda things... national dress has not featured so far...) 

Anyway... his class has learnt some sort of dance, I think it is a 9-year old friendly take on a Paso Doble... so far he's wearing black trousers, tucked into white socks with a red velvet trim (sewn on), black shoes, and a white grandad collar shirt.  I am sewing my way through a cummerbund, and SIL has donated a moustache.  That sounds all wrong!!! It's one of those ones that grips to your nose... I didn't like to ask why she had a moustache tucked away in her kitchen drawer!!!  I'll try and get him to try it all on tonight and take a picture in full matador pose... If I can bribe him enough I'll post the pic later :-)

LOL, enough of my chit chat... onto the card!!  (well in a kinda roundabout fashion!!)

OK, so you need to know a few things... ever since I can remember my parents have had a VW camper of one sort or the other... I remember a blue one with a split screen, but when I was little they got a new one with a pop up roof and bunks up the top.  It's bright (as in 1970's bright) yellow!!

We used to pack the van up at the beginning of the summer holidays and just go.  Somethings's we'd have a return crossing booked, sometimes not, and we would pootle all over Europe in this bus, one year it took us to 10 different countries by the time we had to come home because school was starting two days later!!

Now my Dad used to race motorbikes and as such likes a tinker (thus the climbing ladders aged 81, two weeks after getting out of hospital...), and decided at some point that the standard engine was a bit boring... so dumped it in favour of a big Porsche engine with twin Webber Carbs, and all sorts of other bits and bobs...  There is indeed a wolf hiding behind the original 1970's patterned curtains but these day's he's in need of a bit of TLC (the bus,Dad's OK now, LOL!!) , but hey, he's 33 and I'm older and there are days where my paint is wearing thin too... but I don't think Dad'll ever sell him.  And after driving the thing I can assure you that there is nothing more satisfying than beating a boy racer off the lights. 
When you are middle aged. 
A Woman. 
And driving a bright yellow brick/bus.
With curtains.

And the added bonus, that when you get bored you can pull over and make a nice cuppa :-D

So to cut a long story short, when I saw my DT buddy Lisa's daughter had set up her very own Digi store, Squidgi Digi and had a pretty much spot on Camper Van for sale (female version also available!!) and some retro sentiments too, I was sorted for Dad's card!!

Here's my card

Papers are by Bo Bunny and Echo Park; Bazzill CS; Paula Pascal sentiment; Squidgi Digi image and Sentiment, buttons from stash; Nesties; Cuttlebug Embossing folder

I did a double spodge of Glossy Accents on his indicators and headlights to make them a bit more domed, and coloured the bumper in again and 3D'd it, and stamped the numberplate and 3D'd that too...

And the inside

And back to the front...

Needless to say, he thought it was brilliant (and not just cos I made it!!), so thanks Lisa and Beth for the images - just brilliant :-D

Right that's my lot for today

I'd like to enter these challenges please

I also used the sketch from the Stamp Fairy, but don't hink I can enter as this isn't one of their image, but thanks for the inspirational sketch!!

Sue xx


Jemima's Jems said...

fabulous card and such a gorgeous colour too:)

thank you for joining us at MMCS

Tammy said...

This is adorable and I love the bright fun colors!! Thanks for playing along with us at Catch the Bug!
Tammy :)

Gerda said...

I love it though hon, it looks adorable!!

Hugs, Gerda aka Stampfairy

Lisa Jane said...

Beth and i loved reading your post and seeing the card .. does your dad have a name for his camper .. we would love to know lol
I love the colour and the fab layout.. so glad your dad loved it
Lisa x

Jacki Randolph said...

Oh this is super cute!! Fab coloring and I love the sentiment. Thanks for joining us this week at Stamp Fairy!

Whimsey said...

Oh that's just adorable; love the added glossy accents! Super cute!

Wendy said...

love this image, hubby had a camper van for his surfing thanks for joining us at Paper creator crafts

Doreen said...

A fabulous card.Thanks for sharing with us at

josie2010 said...

Hi Sue!
Brilliant card! Lovely bright colours and a fab image!
Thank you for joining us at Glitter Geeks this week!
~Josie xx

Debbie said...

WOW love the colours you have chosen, thank you so much for joining us over at Paper Creator's Crafts.

Debbie x

Stephanie-Emma said...

Wow this is such a cute card! Thanks for joining in with the Glitter Geeks challenge! Hope to see you again next week! :) xxx

CraftyC said...

A beautiful card Sue and I've never seen a camper van so happy!! lol

Diane's Card Designs said...

Beautiful card! Love the colour and the buttons are very effective.
Diane :-) xx

Lisa said...

Thanks for joining us at Stamp Fairy, hope to see you next week!!

Amanda R said...

OMG I would love to see you beat the pants off some young kid in the VW camper! Must be part of getting old to have such a warped sense of humor that we could also make tea in our "souped up VW van"! Love the card too, glad your dad enjoyed it!

Amanda R said...

Sue, I was giggling so hard Joe asked me what I was laughing at! Just had to tell ya!

Zulma said...

Cute card! nice image, colors and embellish. Thanks for sharing with us at 2SC this week.
Zulma DT

julie_woolston said...

Love this card thank you for joining in the fun at Paper Creator Crafts first challenge.

Julie x

Jodie Mackrell said...

cute card! love the colors thanks for playing this weeks bugaboo challenge at catch the bug!

Faye said...

This is a brilliant male card, with a fab image and super colours. Thanks for playing at MMCS this week. x

Louise said...

Love it!
Thank you so much for joining us at Little Claire's this week x

Anonymous said...

Thanks for joining us at Stamp Fairy, hope to see you next week, Samantha :0)

Jeanette said...

This adorable card sure brings back memories. I enjoyed reading about yours, too. Thanks for joining us this week at I Did It Creations.