Monday 30 April 2012

Ooooh this one was a pain!

Hello there blogworld,

Well here I am again - bored of me yet??  I can promise you that I won't be seen tomorrow but then I'll be back again on Wednesday with my Divas card.

Today it's a card made with a purpose and it was a pain!  It was my Father-in-Laws' birthday last week and I was really struggling to know what to make him.  I had some brilliant suggestions from bloggyfriends and I was going to go with one of those when I was digging through my stamp boxes on one last desperate attempt to think of something - and I came across the stamp I've used.

So in the end I made a card that was relevant.  His 'hobby' is to dig and dig and dig!  He is a massive gardening fan, but not flowers - oh no he's a fruit and veg fanatic.  Probably the reason why he's made it to 87 this year, even with only one kidney that massively failed a couple of years back, is because he is the original 'organic' gardener!  If it's veg or fruit and it doesn't come off his allotment - he doesn't eat it!

Anyhows you are all dying to see the card - I can tell, it's pouring through the screen at me!!  So here we go:

Front shot of card:

Detail of image:

I used:

Wild Rose Studio: For Men - Grandad Gardening (see even it's name is appropriate!) coloured with my Promarkers
Sentiment - freebie off the web

Dies / Punches
Nesties - image and circle
Martha Stewart - zig-zag border

Everything else:
Papers: First Edition Paper - new leaf
Ribbon and pearls - from my stuff
Craftwork cards - card blank

Not much else to say really, as I've been here three days running!  Ooh apart from Emily really enjoyed the party - but then got sent to bed early when she got home for being extremely rude to her daddy!  I wouldn't say that I enjoyed it particularly, but it certainly took me back to my disco days!  Shouting at your friends in the semi-dark because the music is so loud!  Oh, happy days!!!

See you Wednesday,

A challenge, or two:

Sketch N Stash: Challenge 86 - Doreen's sketch (the image is bigger than on the sketch - hope it's OK).  My stash, well everything - nothing less than a year old used on this card!!

Cards for men: Challenge 9 - Texture, the leaf paper at the very back is embossed, could the ribbon also be texture?

Crafty Cardmakers: Challenge 67 - for the boys

Here Come the Boys: Challenge #26 - hobbies (is digging a hobby? ;-) Seriously it would be gardening)

and just for fun:

Lisa's Waste Not Wednesday - Hi Lisa, I have actually used this stamp once a year ago!  And I've had it for a good couple of years - do you think that's a good ratio of length had to times used???!! 


Jayne A said...

Fabulous card Sarah.


Anonymous said...

A brilliant male card Sarah, great image!
Helen x

melsanford said...

What a fab card! I love the image :-) I love my allotment too - I wonder if there's a girlie version....? Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Vicky said...

This is fabulous Sarah...and thanks so much for joining us at SnS too :o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Christine L said...

Hi Sarah

Fab card for your F-I-L - bet he loves it! Know what you mean about some cards being a pain.... almost like we're laying them like a hen lays an egg!!! Then we think 'thank goodness that's over!' LOL! (not sure if hens think that way...... )

Christine x

coops said...

stunning male card your papers and layers and the image is fab :D

xx coops xx

Berry said...

This is great Sarah! I love the image dad cards are such a pain!
Glad Emily had fun at the party, yes Caleb had a great time and still hasn't even got some of the pressies out of their boxes!
Hugs rebekah xx

mixamatoasties said...

Fabby card Sarah! Love it :)

Susan x

baileyrosy said...

great card, I bet your dad will love it he sounds like a real character ! Love the great colours they work so well with the image. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers.


Unknown said...

This is so cute Sarah, love the colours and papers, your FIL will love it xxx

Anonymous said...

Fab card Sarah! Love the gardner! Thanks for playing at Here Come The Boys! Woo x

Wendy Fraser said...

The perfect card for a male gardener, he'll love it. xx

fionalawlor said...

Fantastic card! I love this image is so sweet and your papers are perfect :) Thanks so much for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers for our "For The Boys" challenge.
Fiona x

Doreen said...

gorgeous card Sarah - fabbie male card
Many thanks for joining us at SnS this week

Wishcraft said...

There you go - you had the perfect image all along! Fab card, love those papers. Thanks for joining in with my WNW challenge hun :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Michelle Short said...

I think your card is great! I love the papers/colours

Thanks for joining us at Sketch n Stash,
Michelle x

Jen Nelson said...

fab card... perfect for the challenge

thanks for joining us at cards for men this fortnight

jen xxx