Wednesday, 16 June 2010

A Father's Day card for my lovely Dad...

I took the chance to get this finished last night because teaching all day then writing reports since 4pm had given me a headache and I needed a break! I had done the paper piecing for the image and printed my papers ages ago. The papers are from a free download from Summertime Designs called 'Boy oh boy'. I love using digi papers for paper piecing because you can use photoshop to rescale them. As you can see, the backing paper and the chair are the same paper, just rescaled. I need to do another card for Dad this weekend because it is also his birthday on Tuesday and he will be 80!
This card fits lots of challenges. Cards for men, CRAFT, Paper Cutz, Totally Gorjuss, Cupcake Craft and Stamptacular Sunday all have challenges to make a card for a man or a Father's Day card. My Time to Craft have 'Xtra special'- make a card for someone extra special. JUGs have a digi challenge which allows you to use digi papers. I also made the sentiment on my computer. (I really would love to get to grips with digi images but I have an inkjet printer and always end up with the ink running.) OCC have 'Gotcha cornered'- decorate the corners, which gave me a chance to play with my new Sizzlet die. And finally, the sketch is from Pink Elephant.

9 comments:

Kathryn B said...

Aaah! How sweet is that little bear! I'm sure your Dad is gonna love this card!

Thanks for getting digi with Just Us Girls this week!

Stampin' Pam said...

You did a great job with the JUGS digital challenge this week. Super cute card. Great sentiment - my dad used to say that same thing. Thanks for playing along.

Andrea M said...

HAAA! Love the sentiment - my dad used to say the same thing when he was dozing off and we'd catch him :) This is such a beauty of an easel card!!! Fantastic work! Thanks so much for gettin' digi with Just Us Girls! Please come back and join us again next week!

Dana Gustafson said...

THis is darling! I love a good snooze under the blanket of a good book so this image strikes a chord with me! Thanks so much for getting digi this week with Just Us Girls!

issy said...

Super card, with a lovely image. Im sure your Dad will just love it.

Thanks for playing along with Cards for men this week and good luck in the challenge.

issy

Catherine said...

Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Craft this week Alison ! I love your card : the colours, the DP, the sweet image... Everything is perfect ! Good luck ! Smiles from Catherine

Helen Dooley said...

what an adorable card. Thanks for playing along on PCC this week.

Lesley said...

Great card, lovely paper piecing! Thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge xx

Leonie said...

O super cute image and great paper piecing. thanks for joining us this week at SSC.
Hugs Leonie