Thursday, 8 November 2012

Happy Birthday Dad

This is the card that I have made for my sixteen year old son to give his Dad, I had strict instructions - not fussy, not soppy and bright colours - lots of scope there then!

He is very into music at the moment, he has recently got his old record player out of the loft and bought new speakers and an amplifier for it.  He is currently working his way through all of his old vinyl albums - it must be something to do with his age - so I chose music as a theme.


The papers are some that I've had in my stash for ages called Rock Star, they have been so useful for boy's cards, I've almost used them all up and that doesn't happen very often.  I used my X-cut star die to cut the stars and layered them onto some hand cut card stock stars.  Full details of everything I have used are listed below.

I have kept the inside decoration quite simple using some of the same papers and a Pinking Circle die cut.


Card Recipe:

Papers:  Best Creations Inc - Rock Star
Card Stock:  Joanna Sheen - Onyx Stardream
Tools:  X-cut - Star die, Spellbinders - Pinking Circle, Standard Circle and
Ric Rac Border
Sentiment:  Peel Offs from stash

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Cards for men Challenge 23 - Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge Week 179 - For Men Only
Here Come The Boys Challenge 39 - Die cuts/punches
Gingerloft Challenge 51 - No colouring allowed!!
Lexi's Creations Challenge 77 - Special Birthday
City Crafter Challenge Week 134 - Stars and Sparkles
LEJ Designs Challenge 28 - Use Die Cuts or Punches
One Stitch at a Time Challenge 138 - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting me today, please call back again soon.

Pauline
x






32 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

Great 'dad' card Pauline, if he is into music, especially all the 'oldie records' this is just great for him. lovely design and as always, love the inside...xx

kanda said...

This is a fabulous card Pauline. Just as instructed and I bet both son and husband are pleased with it xx

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

This is a fabulous card thank you for joining us at Here Comes the Boys die-cuts and punches challenge this week and good luck Ginny ♥

Doreen said...

Love this gorgeous card Pauline.xxx

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is brilliant Pauline, such a great design and fabulous colours

Sue

Michelle J M said...

"Dad's" just going to love this! Love the stars, the background is super and the inside, well .... Michelle x

Ros Crawford said...

Wow! What a super card this is ... Many thanks for playing at CCCB!

Spyder said...

Love this design, inside and out! lovely card
((Lyn))

Nela said...

Totally fabulous!
Love the colors and the stars!
Nela x

Lorraine said...

Fabulous mans card Pauline. Love the design and bright colours.
Lorraine x

Craftnut said...

Thanks for joining our man challenge at allsorts this week, Tracy x

rachel said...

Fabulous work Pauline - really brilliant take on your son's words - great card - I'm sure it will be well received! Hugs rachel xx

Sue said...

Ooh this is gorgeous Pauline! I love those scrummy papers! and the stars look really fab… I'm sure he will love this! :-)
Hope you're having a good week
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Awesome masculine card, thanks for sharing it with us at CCCB!

Pia S said...

I think you made a super card, and you did succeed in following your son's strict orders :)
The stars and music notes make such great embellishments for a male card! Thanks for your advise about CDs.

Jules said...

A great male card Pauline .. .. and just perfect for your son to give his Dad!

Love the colour combo and the papers!

Love Jules xx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Pauline, a really fabulous card, love your design not to fussy as men dont really like them when they are. Just also wanted to remind of next weeks Challenge over on Bearlymine please can you make sure your card is uploaded to the DT blog by Sunday Evening. hugs Shirleyxxxx (I dont know your email address at the moment)

Donna said...

Stunning card Pauline, perfect male card and such a cool design too :) Donna ♥ x

Teresa said...

Fabulous card, thanks for joining us at HCTBs Teresa xx

Kathryn said...

A fabby make :) thanks for joining in at LEJ this week xx

Nikki Byrne said...

What a wonderful male card :o) Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us at OSAAT this week and good luck. hugs

NIKKI DT

Pat (mspfd) said...

Fantastic masculine card! You really hit this one out of the ballpark!

Carol said...

A fabulous card Pauline, I think it fits the brief perfectly. Carol x

Made by Mandy said...

I struggle with men's cards but this is super, very graphic and your papers are great.

Many thanks for joining in with our Anything Goes challenge over at OSAAT & hope to see you back again soon.

Mandy (DT member for OSAAT)

Ellen said...

A fabulous card for your son to give his dad! Love those bright papers and design! There is nothing like the sound of vinyl, good for your son!

Cazzy said...

Hi Pauline, thanks for your comment on my blog and for letting me know you had problems. At least you could leave a comment, which is more than anyone has been able to for a week or so!
I love your card by the way, great colour combo and love the stars.

Cazzy x

Jan Ltc said...

What a great card Pauline. Love the papers and the stars they go perfect together xx Jan

Charlene said...

WOW awesome card!! Thank You so much for shaing your wonderful card this week at CCCB :-)

Dora said...

What a fun card, love the style and colors. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week and good luck xx

Linda R said...

What a fun card. Thanks so much for playing along with us over at CCCB!

Kellylouj said...

Such a fab male card Pauline, your cards are always amazing x

Patricia St Martin said...

Just love your masculine card. Thanks so much for joining us at Cards for Men challenge. We love seeing your creation. Good luck on the challenge.
Hugs, Patricia