Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Fly Away!

Ooh the sun is shining here in Manchester today! Hope it is shining for you too! Next Sunday is Father's Day and as I wanted to make an extra special card for my dad, I chose this gorgeous Penny Black stamp which is called 'Fly Away.' I love the way the little boy is looking off into the distance wistfully and the faithful dog by his side. Lovely image! and I think my dad will like it.

The papers are Serif 'Spring in Your Step' - and they were freebie in Scrapbook magazine. They were a very nice set of papers and they were perfect for male cards!! The border, corners and mount edgings were done with scissors. Buttons, ric rac and gems are from stash. Gorgeous green card is from Papermania Capsule 'Fresh Verde' pack. I have just bought some more Papermania Card as I love it! The sentiment is again one from the gorgeous 'Dreamy Sentiments' set from Lili of the Valley and mounted on Nestablities. The DAD letters I printed from computer. Then coloured them Cornflower Blue to match and added Glossy Accents to make them look funky!

Colouring: Promarker unless numbered
Hat and Suit: Meadow Green, Soft Green
Skin: Almond and Blush
Hair: Copic E33 and E35
Dog: Copic E31, E33 and E35
Dog's Hat: Copic E35 and Cinnamon
Plane, Shoes, Trimmings: Pastel Blue and Cornflower


I would like to enter this into the following Challenges:-

Creative Inspirations - Challenge 115 - 'Card for Dad/ Man in Your Life!' (ends 14th June 2011) 
C.R.A.F.T - Challenge 106 - 'Father's Day' (ends 15th June 2011) 
PaperPlay - Challenge 23 - 'Father's Day/Man's Card' (ends 15th June 2011) 
One Stop - Challenge 135 - 'Father's Day' (ends 17th June 2011) 
Penny Black - Challenge 155 - 'One for The Guys' (ends 17th June 2011) 
Secret Crafter - Challenge 138 - 'A Male Card' (ends 17th June 2011) 
Creative Inspirations - Challenge 61 - 'Father's Day, Card for Dad' (ends 17th June 2011) 
Incy Wincy Designs - Challenge 98 - 'Father's Day/Masculine' (ends 19th June 2011)
Top Tip Tuesday - Challenge 38 - 'Open Challenge' (ends 20th June 2011)
Poodles Parlour - Challenge 1 - 'Anything Goes' (ends 23rd June 2011) 
Dream Valley - Challenge 9 - 'Father's Day' (ends 25th June 2011) 
Ooh La La Creations  - Challenge 82 - 'Father's Day/Special Man' (ends 26th June 2011) 

Tip (Top Tip Tuesday)
I used to get my Promarker Blender Pen mixed up with my Cool Greys as it looks very similar. So I put a red elastic band on my Blender Pen! Now it is easy to find quickly and just the feel of the rubber band as you pick it up let's it know it's your Blender! 

I have done quite a few 'male cards' of late and they are really growing on me! There are so many wonderful images that are suitable for men at the moment! It's great! I hope we still get some male challenges every once in a while after Father's Day!!!

Hope you are all keeping well
Thanks for visiting and for your lovely comments!
Love Sue xx


chrissy xx said...

Fabulous! LOve your colours and this cute image.
Your buttons and brads are perfect!


Kreatives von Andrea said...

Was für ein goldiges Motiv und du hast es so wundervoll coloriert.......was für schöne Farben und deine Gestaltung gefällt mir sehr gut.....ein sehr gelungenes Kärtchen!

Wünsche dir noch einen schönen Tag, einen ganz lieben Gruß von Andrea

Lisa Jane said...

I love male cards Sue - and this is fantastic... lovely colours and cute little image
Lisa x

Kath Stewart said...

fabulous card sue....definitely one for the guys...thanks for joining in the fun this week at Penny Black Saturday....hugs kath xxx

Bea said...

Cute card :o)

Thanks for joining us at Secret Crafter this week


Anne said...

A great card, love your image choice and those papers are lovely too.
Thanks for joining the fun over on Poodles Parlour
Anne x

Judy Rozema said...

So very sweet! Your coloring is lovely~ Thank you for sharing at Top Tip Tuesday!~

cheryl said...

oh this is one brilliant image colored to perfection and so love those papers,too,hugs cheryl x
opps,thanks for playing at creative inspirations too hun hugs cheryl xxxx

DesignerDiva said...

Sue this is a beauty and 2 cards in 3 days!! (I'm struggling to make any with work) I love the colours together, a gorgeous green and that little man is such a cutie, also I'm lovin how you have done the two opposite corners of it.

Re your question about OBG, I'm not sure but I would think as long has you use a rubber stamp that is at least 6 month old it wouldn't matter if a digi stamp was there too. To make sure I'd just put in the post that I have definately used an old rubber stamp.
Can't wait to see what you make
Hugs Laurie x x

Anonymous said...

Awww i think it's a fabulous card! Love your image and the papers. It's perfect for Father's Day. I am sure your dad is gonna love it.
Have a lovely day!
Hugs xx

lalkygirl said...

fabulous card ,love the papers and the sweet image
thanks for joining us at the poodles parlour and good luck
tracey x

coops said...

stunning card sue.fab papers and design and i love the gorgeous image :D

xx coops xx

Debbie said...

One of my favorite Penny Black images which I might add you colored to perfection. Thanks for joining us over at Creative Inspirations..


Lou Mac said...

This is adorable! I love the layered up corner embellishments and the colour combo is fab. How could I forget that image?! TOO CYOOT!!

Thanks for joining us over at PaperPlay Challenges for our 'Father's Day/ Man's Card' Challenge this week. Good luck!

xo Lou Mac.

sharon said...

Wow what an adorable card, I love the colours. Thanks for playing along at CRAFT challenge. Sharon x

Flutterby Trina said...

awww he is so cute! love the layering up on the corner! Thanks for playing along with us this week at T.T.T and our 'open challenge' week, hope to see you again soon! Good Luck

Curly said...

Wow this is so very cute, great design and layout,

Thank You for taking part at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge: 138 A male Card

Good luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget :) x.

Anne said...

Woopee, what a sweet card. Thanks for stopping off at OLL this time and hope to see you again soon. Hugs x

Francesca said...

Fantastic Man's card , thanks for joining us at one stop craft challenge this week


Maggie's Crafts said...

Thank you for taking part in an OPEN CHALLENGE at Top Tip Tuesday!

Your creation is beautiful!

So happy you've joined us and goo luck!!!


Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Thanks for joining our "Male Card" challenge this week on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

Hugs Jane x

sara said...

gorgeous love that image and the papers are scrummy thanks so much for joining us at dream valley this week
hugs sara x

dragonllew said...

Such a cute card thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy this week.
Jenny x

Unknown said...

Stunning card. What a fabulous image and your colouring is beautiful. Great tip too!! Thsnks for sharing with us at OLL this time. Good luck.
Dawn xx

Lynne in NI said...

Great card ... that's a perfect Father's Day image and lovely papers too! Thanks for playing along with Dream Valley Challenges and thanks for the marker tip too (I'll definately be using that once I find an elastic LOL)