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Monday, 1 June 2009

365 Day 71 & TPE #17 & MTTC #64, 3 Clovers & If The Shoe Fits

Paul's Dad is an avid golfer and is very lucky to be able to go on holiday frequently and golf around the world. He is going to Spain in a week and will be away for Father's Day so I've made his card early as I'll need to give it him on Saturday.

I have used and older sketch from Day 71's challenge at 365 Cards and I hope I have been able to fit it in with this week's recipe challenge #17 over at The Pink Elephant.

I have used a digital image of Jim Playing Golf from Digistamp Boutique. I have paper pieced his hat, smock and shoes in the same K & Co backing paper. The brown scalloped edge strip was handcut using a Fiskars border template from a scrap of card. The image was coloured using water colour pencils and Marvy le Plume pens. The sentiment is from a Lets Make Cards pack layered onto a scrap of the paper. The golf ball button is from my stash and the other 2 are from Papermania. I have entered this card into the Father's Day challenge #64 at My Time To Craft

He never says anything about my cards so I'm not sure if he likes them or not, but at least I know I've made a nice card fro him even if he doesn't appreciate it. Paul likes it and that's what matters to me the most.

I have also entered this card into 2 other challenge blogs that I have become aware of thanks to Vickilyn a fellow 365'er. 3 Clovers Thursday has a challenge this week to make a card for Dad (or a man) and If the Shoe Fits....Scrap It! has a Wednesday card challenge to make a card for Father's Day. Both blogs look interesting with lots of challenges and I've added them to my ever growing list. I think before I concentrated more on just sketch blogs but there are so many other challenges to help stretch my creativity. I think my cards have definitely improved as a result of this.

16 comments:

LORi said...

Hi Mandy!! This is just too cute!!!
And Fun!! LOVE it!!!

HUGS!

Dawn said...

He is so cute!! I love that image!! Great card, I love the colors you chose.

Ann said...

A great card - love the little golfing embellishments - they just add that finishing touch.
Ann xxx
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Carol said...

I'm loving that the u.k. babes are quick off the mark this week!!
Perfect card, with the embellies and the paper piecing...just great :)
Thanks for playing...

Hugs
Carol x

Robin said...

This is adorable!! I am so in love with that digi! I must go check out what else they have to offer! Thanks for sharing it with us at TPE this week!
Robin

Rose said...

Mandy this is cute cute cute!!! fantastic take on the challenge :D

Colleen said...

The plaid paper is too much! Subtle but, such an important detail! Very, very well done.

Julie said...

Great male card, love the image. xxx

Jeanne said...

This is adorable!! I am saving to faves so I can copy for DH LOL

Jo said...

What a fun little image, I have lots of golfers in my family so this will be so useful. Thanks for joining in with us at MTTC :o) Jo x

Tracey said...

Perfect card for Father's Day :o)

x

Lesley said...

Fab card! Thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge xx

Leah the Orange said...

what a cute card! love the fact that it's masculine yet still CUTE! :) thanks so much for playing along with us at The Shoe! :)

---Karmyn

Kristy said...

Making a masculine card is a challenge for me but you knocked it out of the park!!! Great! Thanks for playing with us at the Shoe!

lesleyworth said...

Fantastic card! Hits the nail right on the head!

Lesley

Sue from Oregon said...

Great card!