Saturday, 4 June 2011

Happy Birthday Dad!! :)



Morning :)  Now today is my dads birthday, and without going all mushy, he means the world to me. :) aww.

Anyhoo, today is also the start of a brand new challenge over on One Stop Crafts Challenge where our theme is 'texture'.  We are sponsored this week by the the lovely Shelley, who is generously offering a prize from the One Stop Card Crafts online store - how fab is that? 

I used one of my favourite Teddy Bo images for this, as I dont believe all men like 'football, darts, sports and beer' - I think all men like Teddy Bears!! :D lol. 

I followed a great sketch over on Papertake Weekly, and really enjoyed making this, even though I dont usually 'do' male cards very often.  I distressed, inked and hand-stitched HOTP papers, coloured the image with PM's and added some metal corners from WOC.  The big brad is also HOTP, and the scroll die is Marianne. 

I will be entering this card in the below competitions:

Wild Orchid Challenge - Embossed Layers - I embossed and chalked the edges of the nestie dies.

Papertake Weekly - Great Sketch.
Simon Says Stamp - Fathers Day/Male.

Thanks so much for looking at my blog today, and good luck to everyone in these challenges.

27 comments:

Nanda said...

Great card. Your coloring is wonderful.

Hugs,Nanda

KarinsArtScrap said...

oooooo your card is fabulous alison, your father love it.
great coloring and colors.
beautiful card.

greetings karin

Suzilou said...

Oh Alison he is sooooo cute and I love the colours and the layout. Those papers are lovelly as well with the stitching and distressing and those lovelly corners and not seen that Marianne die before will have to look out for that.

Hope you are having a fab weekend with lots of sunshine :) xx

sarham said...

Oh that´s cute and funny! The bear reminds me of my dad sooo much =D Gorgeous card!

Dora said...

Wow I love this, your colouring is awesome, and great distressing xxx

Claire x said...

Happy Birthday to your Dad! What a fabulous card - love the colour tones and that image is just so adorable. Have a great weekend hun. Hugs, Claire x

D K Crafts said...

Hi Alison. Beautiful card for your dad. Love the image and colours and the layout is perfect for it. Hope your dad has a great birthday. My hubby's is today and I have yet to make cards. Oh well, have til teatime before he comes home or it will be shop bought. Enjoy your weekend. Donna

Abi said...

Or maybe it's that most men like a good snooze lol! It's a wonderful card, coloured & embellished perfectly xx

Olga said...

this is priceless, your Dad will love it!!!!

Bridget said...

How adorable Alison! I love all the details & your coloring is awesome, as usual. Your card reminds me of my hubby. He would insist on watching a show on TV. I would give in, cuz I knew it wouldn't be long & he would look like this. lol Then I could watch what I wanted!

Deb said...

fabulous card Alison, love all the details and the distressed finish!
Have a fabulous weekend!
Happy Crafting, Debxx

coops said...

aw wow!! fantastic male card alison.i love all your gorgeous details and the image is fab.
stunning colouring and design too :D

xx coops xx

Heidi said...

I just love your card Alison!
Beautiful colours and the image is wonderful:) Your colouring is fantastic.
Happy Birthday to your Dad!
Hugs, Heidi:)

Delphine said...

Hello Alison! Sorry it has been such a long time since my last visit:-(... Your card is gorgeous as always, I am sure your Dad will love it! The image is fantastic and you have coloured it beautifully! Gorgeous papers and wonderful details! I love it all! Have a lovely weekend! Hugs Delphine xx

Marion said...

Hi Alison,
This card is just fabulous. I love the Teddy Bo reclining in his armchair. Fabby papers and great detail. Bet your Dad loved it.
hugs
Marion

Deb said...

glad to hear your prize arrived! hope you enjoy playing with them!

Happy Crafting, Debxx

Katina said...

A fabulous creation Alison! Love the colours, distressing and stitching. The papers are beautiful and the touch of gold is just perfect!

Pops x said...

Hi sweetie, I am loving this gorgeous creation here, just fabulous, hugs pops x

Paula said...

I like how that big gold button on the scroll pikcs out the buttons in the armchair & your stitching the stitching on Teddy Bo himslef. This is a lovely Dad's birthday card & I love that combination of gold & aqua. Thank you so much for your lovely comment too - R was thrilled with what you said as well.
Paula (PEP)

Fleur said...

WOW Alison this is absolutly stunning. The paper choice is perfect. All in all it's a perfect card
BIG HUGZ Fleur xXx

Vicky said...

Hi sweetie this is gorgeous hun I sooooo love Teddy Bo love this card hun its fantastic it really is.
Be as mushy as you like hun I miss my dad so much he really was my best friend, a fantastic man who I could talk to about anything at all I love him to bits & so wish he was still here with me.
Happy birthday to your dad sweetie hope he had a fab day hun.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Antonella said...

Too cute! What a great birthday card. I'm glad I followed you here from the One Stop Craft Challenge, I'm also linking up too.
Hugs, antonella :-)
http://quilling.blogspot.com/2011/05/wacky-wednesday-hug-card.html

Little K Smith said...

Oh I love this Alison, such a fabulous image! :D I adore the gorgeous colours and the touches of gold make this really special :)
Enjoy the rest of Sunday.
Kelly.x

Debs said...

Fabulous card Alison, love all the embellishments. The teddy image is perfect for all dads and yours will love it I'm sure. Debs xx

Faye said...

What a fantastic male card, and to top it off, your colouring is awesome. xxx

Spyder said...

I love this image! He IS so cute and yes, my son in-law loves teddys and still brings his bear with him when they stay over!! shh! don't tell him I said so!
((Lyn))

Dawny P said...

What a fabulous card chick - love your wonderful design and the colours you used are brill. Thank you for joining us over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge and hugest of apols for being late stopping by - major techie probs - :( Hugs, Dawny x

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