Sunday, September 04, 2011

DIY King

The card I have today is for my husband for Father's Day.  Not only is he the DIY King, but, as it says on the inside of the card he is "Dad to our Incredible Young men".  It's a shaker card ... my first one!  
I've made it a shaker card, because that's the challenge theme this fortnight over at Here Come The Boys ...actually the theme is Slider or Shaker.  Hop on over  and check out the rest of the DT inspiration ...cute! 
The image is  "DIY King" - a digi (but of course!) from Just Inklined, perfect for my husband; especially right now as we're in the throes of Doing Ourselves a project in the al fresco area ... not today though, I'm letting him have a day off - to cook the barbecue for the family :-) I've coloured the image with Copics.  Stamp Something has its September Digi day challenge so I'm entering there (next week is their last challenge, I'll miss their challenge blog as it's one of my faves)
As I'd never made a shaker card before, I went trawling blogland and found a couple of good tutorials, here's one (so there's no excuse!) and to be honest it wasn't that hard!  I didn't use a die, I just cut the frame out using my trimmer; Sir Stampalot has "It's a Frame Up" as it's challenge theme, so I'm entering there.
The papers are Echo Park's Walk in the Park (yes, again!) and blue card from DCWV.  My mum and dad got me the trim last time they were in Malaysia on holiday, they just got back from their latest trip...I now have a whole new set of goodies! (this is the way they "pay" me for budgie sitting while they're away, lol) 
The sentiment is computer generated, the "DIY" uses Alpha Wood font (free from and I think it's perfect for this theme.  The little clear plastic beads have rainbow colours on them, they look for all the world like soap bubbles or water drops.
The inside of the card is basically an exact copy of the front, all in all a very easy card (once you get your head around the shaker thing, of course!)  The Paper Shelter and Simon Says Stamp have Anything Goes as their challenge this time...too easy, I'm in!  Sweet Stampin' has Anything But A Birthday so I'm in there too.
I've made a card for my Dad for Father's will make an appearance soon :-) I'd like to wish him, my hubby and all the Dad's celebrating Father's Day today a very happy day.
I have another post coming up (well as soon as I've typed it, lol) for a GDT spot for Cupcake Inspirations, I hope you'll come back and visit... until then, happy crafting, Dee


Anonymous said...

Wicked little card! love the bubbles, but love the builders bum more!! Lol! big hugs Woo xxxx

Chris said...

OMG, someone cover that butt. That just "cracked" me up, you're such a "card". Enough of my groan worthy puns. I stopped by to tell you that you did another fab job on your Cupcake card this week.

karen said...

Donna this is totally awesome!! Love it, Karenxx

pinky said...

Lol this is just brilliant. Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.

Dan said...

Such a funny card - great job! The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week - Thank you!

Tracy said...

A fun and fab creation. Thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge, good luck
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Vicky said...

LOL....I love it Donna...!

big hugs Vicky xx

Vicky said...

Oops thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin too...!!

V xx

Teresa said...

It's brilliant!!! xx

Lynne K said...

What a great card! Love the image! Thank you for sharing it with us at Sir Stampalot this month and good luck.

Lynne x

Mandy said...

Ha ha ha what a great image lol. Brilliant card Donna, I love it :)
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp for our Stamptember blog hop
hugs Mandy xx

brenda said...

Just fabulous Donna.

I read it was Fathers day in Aussie, seems strange how different Countries have it at different times of the year, our was in June.

Thank you for sharing with us at Stampalot Challenge this month, good luck and hope to see you again.

B x

chris said...

this is great, amazing artwork.
Thanks for joining us in the Sir Stampalot Challenge.
hugs Chris xx

Nannieflash said...

Fabulous card for the hubby whos always tring DIY, like mine. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxx

Francesca said...

what a beautiful card,

thanks for joining us at
Sir Stampalot challenge this month and good luck!


Tracey T said...

Ha! I recognise that view, dear! Only difference is that I don't laugh when I see that at home! Great card, Donna. Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

Tracey Manderson said...

Hmmm, okies, my dad is a plumber, and i have never seen THAT side of him!!! roflmao!! Great card. Good Luck with the challenge, and thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter

Brenda said...

hehehehe, what a fabulous card. Super funny image. Love your shaker card!! Great design and sentiment!

Sally H said...

A wonderful card and a great image and frame! Thanks so much for joining in our frame challenge at Sir stampalot this month and good luck!