Monday, 15 June 2015

Father’s Day card


Hello lovely crafty friends, another month has whizzed by and my good intentions of posting more regularly have fallen by the wayside yet again. Can you believe we’re midway through June already, it’s scary

Dawny has invited me back onto the Papertake Weekly team so I’m hoping if I have to make a card every week for that then I’ll be able to do at least one blog post a week – that’s the plan anyway! Thanks for all your lovely comments on my card last month too, I really appreciated them all especially after I’ve not been the best blogger in town!!

The EVERYTHING GOES WITH AN IMAGE challenge over at the Ribbon Girl this month is to CREATE A MASCULINE PROJECT. You can use any image you like and we're looking forward to seeing them on this 'everything goes - use any image' challenge. Make you you take a look at what the DT have made too if you need a bit of inspiration. It doesn’t have to be a card, we like to see all your shaped cards, boxes, candles and projects of all kinds!

As usual we have two fabulous prizes, the first is a stamp of the winners choice from Lili of the Valley and then a £10 voucher from The Ribbon Girl for the randomly chosen winner


I stuck with a card because I had to make one for Father’s Day. The Lili of the Valley Vintage Boys is my favourite of their Art Pads and I use it for all my male cards when I don’t have the time or inclination to colour…


June Male


I mixed and matched my papers from two different Lili of the Valley pads - Always & Forever solids and Baskets & Bunnies

The frame is stuck on with foam pads and then you can’t really see on the picture but I shaped my little golfer round an embossing tool before I stuck him on with Pinflair so he has quite a bit of dimension

I did the ‘Dad’ sentiment on the computer and then stamped the blank tag from the Christmas Sentiment tags set (which is very useful!)

I used a ‘lil Inkers stitched circle die and Memory Box clouds

The rest of the goodies I used are of course all from the Ribbon Girl: ivory jute mesh ribbon, chocolate brown and ivory button twine, chocolate heaven flat back pearls and a charm. They have a huge selection of charms and I think they’re such a lovely embellishment, especially for male cards when you can’t always use flowers and sparkly bits


I hope you like my card, I’m going to do a bit of gardening now while the sun is still out – my garden is a bit neglected at the moment so needs a good tidy up before I get my bedding plants in

Enjoy your Monday evening whatever you’re up to…





  1. I love this card Anne, the image is super.. I love the art pads....I know what you mean about colouring, can't get myself motivated at the moment either, I think our colouring mojo's must be having coffee together somewhere lol!! hope they return soon lol!!
    Marjorie xx

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  3. Great card Anne, love the fab design. I think the vintage boys art pads are one of my faves, been busy making Fathers Day cards with it today.

    Donna x

  4. Lovely to see you, fab layout and cute image

  5. Lovely father's day card, this cutie from LOTV is perfect and your card design looks great with these neutral colours!

  6. Great card Anne, nice to see you back in blog land
    Hugs Kelly

  7. Hiya Anne - so good to see you back - and great news about the papertake weekly DT too - it will be good to catch up with you! Big hugs rachel x

  8. Ooh I thought you had moved to the moon Mrs :-P I miss your blog posts and the LOTV blog lots!
    Love this card it's just fab and your colouring is perfect!
    Lucy x

  9. Hello Anne, I just love the vintage boys and your card is gorgeous, love the little guy and your colours are just lovelt, hugs Kate x

  10. Great card love the colours you've chosen they work so well with the great stamp just love that circle die as well its all lovely love and hugs Carole x

  11. Gorgeous card Anne, love the colours and the layout.
    Katrina xx

  12. Brilliant card for Father's day, fab design and details x

  13. He's fab Anne. I hope your dad appreciated his card. Mine obviously liked his so much that he left it behind. :0(


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