I have finally got a bit of time to blog, so I'm going to post a few cards and o some visiting, ah, lovely. The card I have today is actually one of the more recent ones I have in my drafts, I made it for my Dad's 85th birthday (gosh that sounds old!) in May.The fab image is from the Stamp Fairy, I have loads of Stamp Fairy images, just love 'em, this is one of the Lenny Cupcakes set and perfect for a "Dad" card - birthday or Father's Day. Charisma Cardz, Allsorts Challenges, Bearly Mine Challenges, Sweet Stampin', OSAAT , Delightful Challenges, Colour Me Copic and The Paper Shelter all have "guy" or Father's Day challenges, so I'm entering them. I coloured with Prismacolor pencils, giving the textured look I was after. The papers are Kaisercraft, the Save the Date pad - which I think they're discontinuing which is a shame, great papers!
I added the gloss to the noses, flame and candle and glitter to the icing with embossing powder (I made my own glittery embossing powder simply by adding fine glitter to clear detail embossing powder, it's so much better than just adding loose glitter and dries quicker than Stickles) Aud Sentiments has a Bingo Challenge, I've used the Die Cut/Embossing/Two Word Sentiment line - the sentiment is stamped on one of the die cuts that came in the pad. The "Dad" sticker is on a big brad, from Doodlebug I think. The inside of the card is finished to match the front, more of the same paper, another big brad, more stickers!
I used a sketch from Papertake Weekly... they have a regular "Sketchie Free For All" challenge where you can use any of their sketches, so I often go there to find a sketch for a card I'm not going to blog straight away, mmm, actually I often go there to find a sketch full stop! This is Sketch # 46, one of many to choose from :-) I've got a few more cards in my draft that have used other Papertake sketches, I might just have to get them blogged while the free for all is on, lol. The Simon Says Challenge has an Anything Goes theme, so I'm entering there too.
That's it for today's card, I'll be back in a day or so with another - girly one next time I think. I'm off now to a winery for lunch, it's really cool today - about 15C - so the fire will be on... lovely!! Might swing past the Candy Cow (homemade fudge, yum yum) on the way home, or maybe the Margaret River Providore for some dhukka and relish - ah, choices choices, lol. We had rain this morning and the kookaburras are telling me we're in for some more later, we'll be snug in our cabin by then :-) Until next time, Happy Crafting, Donna