Saturday, 6 March 2010

Dads birthday card

My Dads birthday was yesterday (same day as mine - he must have been devastated to get me as a present all those years ago haha). I have only just made him his card today as they are still away travelling but are home tonight.

Love the image as it is my Dad all over (mind you he won't thank me for saying that he drinks beer in his pyjamas LOL). The image is a digi download from DigiStamp Boutique who are sponsoring this weeks Allsorts challenge (Just for Men), I just went for a nosey really as one of the DT had used a golfer image from there Digi Stamp Boutique which looked cute. However when I saw this I had to have it for my Dad! The PJ's and slippers were coloured with pro markers and I paper pieced the armchair, got this idea from Cards for Men challenge. I made the crossword in word and used it as the sentiment. I clear embossed the beer glass.

I have followed the sketch over at Our Creative Corner as it is not too fussy for a blokes card and the colour combo in shades of grey (which is a bit out of my comfort zone, still might give into the urge to add a bit of burgundy to his slippers) is this weeks theme on the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge.

Backing papers: Basic grey and the text on is unknown from my stash
Brads: Basic Grey
Cuttlebug embossing folder is Argyle


  1. Hi Sarah - what a fun card . I love that image , it would be perferct for my dad too.!
    You could enter it into the Secret Crafters saturday challenge too which is Shades of Grey.
    Lisa ;)

  2. What a great guy card! I bet your Dad loved it! Hope you both had a lovely day!
    You are so creative! I love the crossword sentiment it's really cool!

  3. Lovely

    Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

    Hugs Jane x

  4. Hi Sarah, what a fabulous image, love the paper piecing. Thank you for joining us at Cards for Men, and good luck with the challenge. With hugs Shirleyx

  5. Hi Sarah,
    Your card made me smile, it looks like my father-in-law, I think your Dad will love it. Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog too.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  6. This is GREAT!!! What a perfect guy card...thanks for playing along with us over at the OCC!!!

  7. Happy belated birthday Sarah!!! Hope you and your dad had a fun one!?!

    The card for your dad turned out beautiful...perfect masculine card!!! I bet he loved it too!!!

    Thank you for joining us this week!!! Hugs ~S~

  8. Great card, Sarah. I love this image.

    Thanks for joining in with our challenge at Cards for Men and good luck.


  9. Great card for your Dad and Happy Belated Birthday to you. Have a good day. Anesha

  10. Such a fabulous card for your Dad he will love it!
    Happy Birthday to you both and he must have had the best birthday ever the day you were born!
    kim x

  11. Hi Sarah

    I love your card.

    A great image with a great backing. I love the crossword with the sentiment.

    Thank you for joining us at Allsorts this week.

    Love Jules xx

    p.s. I hope you had a good birthday.

  12. oooo this is gorgeous sweetie, that image is fab, wonderful papers and embellies too darlin



  13. Hey Sweetie, Happy Belated Birthday, so sorry I am late with this wish, hope you and your Daddy had a super day..xxxx Love the card Sarah, man cards are soooo much harder to make aren't warmest wishes

  14. Fab card! Great image for a man's card...and I love your crossword sentiment!
    Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
    Helen x

  15. I reckon most blokes would fit that image Sarah! LOL. Love the card! It reminds me off a black and white photo.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Cards For Men. Viv xx

  16. The crossword paper is such a unique touch...I LOVE IT


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