Saturday, 7 April 2012

Scrapbook Sisters Challenge - Dad's Birthday/Male Card


I'm a bit late with this post, naughty me!!   It's a four day week here in the UK I've had to do OT to cover the hours that I had off yesterday... hmmm... something not right there!  And I'm not paid for it, I might get time off in lieu (although who knows when!) if I'm really lucky.  Must check if I have the word idiot written on my forehead later :-D.  

Enough moaning, onto the card which is for this weeks Scrapbook Sisters Challenge which is 

I ended up doing two cards, but before you get all excited they are both quite simple (mojo still hibernating...), I'll post the second one later!

First up, one made using the Papermania Portobello Road stamp set, which is all a bit retro looking

and some MME papers, which are from the Miss Caroline Dilly Dally Set, which are a bit surfer-dudish, LOL!!  I cut a tag with a TH die and stamped "Dad" with individual letter stamps (those little wooden ones - love them, but they are a nightmare to line up!!), and die cut a pinked edge to some more CS, and wrapped some co-ordinating ribbon round the card

I've coloured the image with Copics, popped Glossy Accents on the windows, cut it out and mounted it on a couple of die cuts - the Kraft one has been stamped with an Indigo Blu map background stamp and sprinkled with guilding flakes

Don't ask me what colour the Cor'dinations CS is!  It has been run through  a cuttlebug embossing folder and sanded, and some Woodware Screw Head brads add a bit more of a blokey feel to the corners

And I decorated the inside too with some off cuts and an LCI sentiment stamp (check out the half price offer on these at the moment!)

As I said, simple, but as it's my Dad's birthday next month it's one more card that I can relax over!

More later


Catherine said...

Hope you feel better soon hun, fab card...

Mynnette said...

This is fabulous! LOVE the used of the Cor'dinations with the embossing folder. Thanks for joining us at MMM! :)

Lisa Jane said...

well do i really need to leave a Comment Sue .. you know what i think lol... I LOVE IT!
that nestie looks like a tax disc! Brilliant idea.
Hope you have a relaxing weekend , sounds like you need it
A very Happy Easter to you and yours
Lisa x

Suzanne Brookfield said...

Sue, this is a great card with a fab image, wonderfully coloured. Thank you for sharing with us at Make My Monday this week! Suzanne x

Fliss said...

Fab card Sue. Those backing papers are gorgeous and your colouring of the image is lovely.
Thanks for joining in with our MMM wheels challenge.
Fliss x

Emma H said...

What a great masculine card - the papers are perfect and so are those little screw brads! Thanks for playing along with Fab n Funky this week!