Sunday, 12 June 2011

Something for Dad

This is a quick card that I made with the Polka Doodles free download last week for their Blog Hop, but I missed the card deadline! I think I must be getting old - I keep getting all my dates mixed up! Anyway, as this week's theme at Polka Doodles is 'Something for Dad', I thought i would enter it. 

The free download had papers, images and sentiments that were all really nice - thank you Polka Doodles! It was quite fun to see what I could come up with using the kit. I chose the green paper and the above sentiment which I mounted on Nellie Snellen oval. Then used layers of contrasting coloured card to jazz it up a bit and added ribbons, gems and pearls. I couldn't decide whether to add bow or not, but felt it needed it. It's a 'masculine' bow!!! blue for a boy!

 I would have liked to have done a simple tie bow with the gingham ribbon that I used but I ran out of ribbon!! I will have to restock on ribbon soon and tidy my ribbon box - it's such a mess!! and most of the ribbon now is little scrap pieces. I have been using a lot of ribbons that I have collected free with magazines. But a lot are from new tops and dresses that me or family have bought, the ribbons to hang them up!! But strangely with the 'clothes hanger' ribbons,  I have collected some really cool colours and also they are really good quality !!! tee hee! But I will have to hop over to Ribbon Girl very soon!

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

Fab'n Funky - Challenge 76  - 'Magnificent Men' (ends 14th June 2011)  
Polka Doodles - Challenge 23 - 'Something For Dad' (ends 19th June 2011) 
Crazy 4 Challenges - Challenge 91 - 'Masculine Card or Project' (ends 17th June 2011) 
Sentimental Sunday - Challenge 59 - 'Father's Day Card' (ends 18th June 2011)
Craft Us Crazy - Challenge 10 - 'Father's Day and/or Masculine Colours (ends 22nd June 2011)

Would like to say big welcome to my new followers and thank you for visiting and all your lovely comments!

Hope you are all having a fab weekend! 
Love Sue xx


Delphine said...

Beautiful card, Sue! Wonderful colour combo, great layout and papers and I love your masculine bow:-)! Hugs Delphine xx

Vicky said...

Brilliant Sue...! love the dp's and great sentiment too...

have a lovely evening...hugs Vicky xx

Lisa Jane said...

OH i love the colours ,the papers and the CAS desgn.. perfect for a male
Lisa x

DesignerDiva said...

Lovin the colour combo Sue really fresh and funky! and the 'masculine' bow is now my favourite thing ever lol!! I think I'm gonna have to get some of these Nellie Snellen's, I keep seeing them and they look fab
Hope your weekend hasn't been such a washout as mine - it hasn't stopped raining all day!
Hugs Laurie x

Cheryl said...

this is one gorgeous card great sentiment and love the color tones,love cheryl xx

chrissy xx said...

Fabulous card! LOve your colours and ribbons! LOve the sentiment too!

chrissy xx said...

Sue Get over to Bev's! Youv'e a surprise!

Tracy said...

Fabulous creation Sue, I love your design.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

lis-m said...

simple but it !
thanks for joining us this week over @ Polkadoodles
hugs XX

Kreatives von Andrea said...

Wundervoll liebe Sue, was für traumhaftschöne Farben und alles paßt so perfekt zusammen, gefällt mir sehr,sehr gut deine Karte!

Ich wünsche dir einen schönen Pfingstmontag, einen lieben Gruß von Andrea

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card Sally, love your papers.
Hugs xx

CraftyC said...

Beautiful card Sue, love the colours

coops said...

gorgeous male card sue.i love the papers and great colours :D

xx coops xx

andrea said...

Gorgeous card,love the colours and detail thankyou for joining us at fab'n'funky

Cheryl said...

Beautiful card! I love the fresh colors.

Thank you for joining our Father’s Day or Masculine challenge at Sentimental Sundays .


majsan said...

How cute. ( if you can say that about a masculine card? ;) )
Thanks for sharing with us at CRAFT US CRAZY

MrsK said...

What a great card! Thank you for playing along with our Father’s Day or Masculine challenge at Sentimental Sundays


Sal x

kurlygirl said...

Cute card! I really love this color combo. I'm so glad that you joined us at Sentimental Sundays Father's Day or a Masculine Card Challenge and I hope we see more of your creations in the future!


BondGirl said...

great card. Thanks for joining in the polka doodle challenge

Fliss said...

Great project for Polka Doodles Something For Dad challenge. Thanks for joining in and good luck.