Monday, September 08, 2014

Father's Day in the Land of Oz

It's Father's Day here in Australia, I have stacks of cards in my drafts still to post but thought I'd share the cards I made for my Dad and Hubby while they're fresh, well one of them anyway.  Today is the card I made for my Dad
I made an easel card, my Dad just loves them (as do I, so that's a bit fortunate, lol)  I used an image from the Stamp Fairy - this is Lenny Father's Day 2 available here - I just visited the site to grab the link and see that they're CLOSING DOWN, gasp, better go and get some of those super cute images before they're gone!.  It wasn't until I had it all printed out and ready to go that I realised I used a Lenny image for Dad's birthday card back in May; oh well, it is a cute image and he DID really like his birthday card :-) oh, and I ran out of time (yup, again with the last minute card making scenario!) 
The image comes with both teddies "au naturel" and it didn't feel quite right, so I paper pieced a dress for the little girl (just a free hand cut shape, I made sure it had sleeves and that made it look so much more like it belonged)  I paper pieced the tie (which was already on the image) as well. Crafts 4 Eternity has a Digital challenge, Outlawz Friday Colouring Challenge and My Time to Craft have Teddy Bear challenges and Cutie Pie Challenge want us to use an image with two characters on, so I'm entering them; Hobbycutz and Corrosive Challenge want to see something for the boys so I'm entering there too.  I cut and embossed the image panel with a Crafts Too Squares die
I coloured the image with Copics and some Prismacolor pencils.  I used the sketch from Sketch and Stash this time around, I do like a nice sketch :-)  The papers are Kaisercraft, they really are beautiful IRL, with loads of gold foil, the brown cardstock is from my stash. I'll be entering Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge as my card base is (all but) covered in DP.
 The only embellishments on the card are the Kaisercraft Sparklets on the horizontal panel, they were clear - I coloured them to match the DP with one of my BG Copics, worked a dream, and they stayed nice and sparkly!  Totally Gorjuss has a Bling Challenge, so I'm entering there.
  I made the sentiment on the computer, Aud Sentiments wants to see a Sentiment Other Than Birthday, I'm in!  Clear It OutOSAATCrafty Girls ChallengeCatch The BugArt by Miran and Papertake Weekly all have Anything Goes challenges running so I'm entering them too.
 That's it for my Dad's card.  I hope he had a lovely day - we had the family all over for BBQ breakfast, my sister is up from the bush so with her and the twins it got pretty noisy, lol. Happy Father's Day to everyone celebrating today :-)  I'll be back in a few days with my hubby's card (or one from my draft folder, gotta get into that soon!)  Until then, Happy Crafting, Donna


Gem x said...

I love love love this its so cute, thanks for entering into the Cutie Pie Challenge. Gem DT xx

Lorraine said...

A brilliant card. Love the image and so beautifully coloured. Gorgeous!
Lorraine x

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Donna. The image is so delightful, your colouring is stunning and I love the clothing you have added. The papers are beautiful too.
I am sure your dad was thrilled to receive such a special card.
Sue xx

debby4000 said...

Oh what a beautiful and adorable card.

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Donna
Gorgeous image and papers.
Thanks for joining in at Hobbycutz Challenge.
Best wishes.

Lisa xx said...

Oh this is adorable.....thank you for joining in with the cuties xx

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

fabulous design and image Rowena Delicious Doodles

~@ngie~ said...

a fantastic Father's Day card... love the image & dp's :)

Thanx for joining in with us over at Sketch N Stash.... good luck :)

love n hugz Angie xXx

Cazro said...

Gorgeous, I love everything about your easel card. Thanks for joining us at MTTC. Caz

Jacee said...

Fabulous easel card Donna, I absolutely love the colour combo, fabulous work!
Hugs Jacee
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chanya13 said...

Beautiful card, wonderful colour combo. Thanks for joining us at Clear It Out!!! I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka

~ginny said...

Your coloring is First Rate - lovely shadows and highlights and the blending is so smooth! Your choice of papers and the turquoise embellishments is spot on for this project too - nicely done Leslie! Thank you for sharing your project & creativity with us!
DT for Aud Sentiments: [#114 – Any Sentiment other than a Birthday]
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Lynn's Place said...

Amazing entry for CIO challenge blog thanks for stopping by and playing with us....come again <((><

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Beautiful card, thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie's. Sue x

sgc said...

Fantastic card--fantastic coloring! Thanks for playing in Bugaboo's challenge.

michele said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

Sue said...

Hello again Donna, just popping back for another look at your gorgeous card and to say thank you for taking part in the Sketch 'n' Stash Challenge
Sue xx

Aurelia Aurora said...

a very cute card... love the colour combination.. thank you for sharing it with us at Artby MiRan challenge... good luck :D


Jen Leeflang said...

Thanks so much for taking up our September “Anything Goes” Challenge at Bugaboo Stamps! How wonderful that you used a Bugaboo image too!
Good luck in the draw – and if you’re not one of the winners, please do come back and join us again tomorrow, when we start a new challenge!
Luv’n huggz
Jen Leeflang

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Gorgeous card, I love the image and the gorgeous papers you have used
Thanks for sharing it with us over at Sketch and Stash and good luck
Julie x
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Helen said...

Gorgeous - such a sweet image and I love the papers you've used.

Thanks for joining us at the Cutie Pie Challenge.

Helen x

mixamatoasties said...

What a cutie.

Thanks for sharing at Hobbycutz this week.


Unknown said...

Thanks for joining in at One Stitch At A Time
Good luck
Hugs Katie x

Desire Fourie said...

This is a beautiful creation with great details. Love the colours and embellishments. All the elements work so well together. It is perfect for our 14th ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
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Hazel said...

Delightful easel. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper September challenge with your super crafting - hope to see you again soon x