Friday, 26 June 2015

Happy Father's Day

My youngest son handed me a real challenge for the card he wanted me to make for him to give his Dad this year!  My husband makes models and then uses them for war gaming and Laurence decided that he wanted his card to reflect this.

As I'm sure you will know there are not very many images of this type available so I resorted to photocopying the box fronts of the kits that he makes up and recycling a map from an old book.


Lots of distress ink and a computer generated sentiment and this is what I came up with.  I also decorated the inside of the card to match.


Laurence was very pleased and I think hubby was quite impressed with his card.

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

Get Creative Challenge 17 - For the Boys/Father's Day
My Sheri Crafts Challenge 159 - Masculine
One Stitch At A Time Challenge 238 - Anything Goes with Men
Words 2 Scrap By Challenge 18 - It's a Man's World
Crafty Gals Corner Challenge 25 -  Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination Challenge 39 - Always Anything Goes
Sentimental Sundays Challenge 264 - Happy Father's Day or Manly Cards
Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent Challenge - Always Anything Goes (recycled map page)

Thank you for calling today, please leave a comment so that I know you've been and will be able to come and visit you.

Pauline
x

43 comments:

Kath said...

A great card and a brilliant idea to photocopy the boxes of the kits hubby has as it makes it even more personal.
Kath x

Gina said...

What an Original 'recycle' card ! He will surely be happy with that (if he doesn't miss his kit box :) )! Creative regards, Gina

Sue said...

This is fabulous Pauline, I am not surprised your hubby was impressed!
Sue xx

Sarah said...

Blimey Pauline is there no end to your talents!!? What a brilliant personalised OOAK card and I bet it went down a storm xx

aussie aNNie said...

Looks like the perfect card great colours as well and fab style.
xx {aNNie My Personal Blog}

vickiscraft said...

This is a fabulous card Pauline, you are clever! ;)

xx

Lau W said...

Excellent work Pauline, superb !
xxx

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie, I love this creation and the colours you have chosen :0) hugs Pops x

Ulrike Ewert said...

Hallo liebe Pauline,
was für eine coole Herrenkarte,einfach Klasse,
hab ein schönes Wochenende,
glg ulrike

Pamellia Johnson said...

What a wonderful masculine card Pauline! Great work with the distress ink, your card has such a worn feel to it, perfect for dudes! hugs :)

KandA said...

That was a great bit of thinking on your feet and the photocopied images look super. Such a great card and I bet all your work was well appreciated xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

what a fantastic card Pauline
Gr Karin

Carol L said...

What a wonderful, creative and personal card for your son to give his dad! Awesome idea!

Sue B said...

Oh Wow Pauline! what a fab idea to photocopy the box fronts… this looks awesome with the map background… and so beautifully decorated inside too! bet they were well chuffed with this card! :-)
Hope you have a nice day!
Big hugs, Sue B xx

meg said...

What a wonderful idea Pauline, did he recognise the toppers as copies of the boxes? Adding the map as a background was inspired.

Avril Watson said...

A stunning, vintage card Pauline, love all the detail, inside and out, hugs xxx

Ans Gilbert said...

it's a gorgeous, you made a perfect card for your husband, love the images and the background, well done,
hugs, Ans x

Sybrina K said...

Pauline, Those creative problem-solving skills of yours came up with one great Dad card! Thanks so much for joining us at Words 2 Scrap By. :)

Camille Short said...

Very nice - and inspiring to come up with such a nice card with a difficult "challenge."

Kuni said...

Wonderful card Pauline, i love it.
Have a great weekend.
hugs
Kuni

Sharon said...

I am not surprised you had lots of praise for this card Pauline - it is fabulous. Love the images.
Have a lovely weekend.
Hugs Sharon. x

rachel said...

perfect bespoke card - glad it was appreciated Pauline - brilliant xx

Carol said...

What a fabulous make Pauline, great take on the remit! I noticed JS does a tank die now, thought of buying it for hubby's next card. Carol x

Glenda said...

Great looking masculine card! Thanks for sharing with us at My Sheri Crafts!

Glenda's Cards

Bad Kitty said...

this is gorgeous

KT Fit Kitty said...

Genius idea and no wonder both giver and receiver loved it! Well done, Pauline!

Ann Abrahamson said...

Soooo creative! What a terrific guy card! Thanks for sharing with us at W2SB!

Judith said...

what a fab card Pauline - totally personalised and I'm sure it must have goe down a storm! hugs Judith x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Brilliant Pauline a great personlised card
Kevin xx

Amy Cohen said...

Outstanding- I am sure he adores it.Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Gals Corner.
Amy-DT

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

WOW! What a fabulous card!

Thank you for participating in the OSAAT "Anything Goes with Men" Challenge!

Sue Crease said...

This is a great card for your hubby. You pulled off your instructions to a tee. Thanks for linking up this week at my sheri crafts.
Sue

Lorraine A said...

Fabulous card Pauline :-) Very original and I am sure your hubby loved it! :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
luv
Lols x x x

julie_woolston said...

Beautiful Pauline love the image.
Hugs Julie xxx

nwilliams6 said...

OM Gosh - this is what card making is all about Pauline! Making something that is so great that the recipient is thrilled. You captured something they both love so you achieved greatness here. Love the card! Hugz

coldwaters2 said...

Brilliant themed card Pauline the images are fantastic superb make for any male
hugs
lorraine x

Deb Bradley said...

Fab card I bet he was over the moon with this,personal card like this are always appreciated the best,hubby's got his 50th card up still (6years on lol )

BobbisTreasure said...

Love how creative you were improvising your images! Great job on the Words 2 Scrap By challenge!

Sue said...

I love that your son knew just what he wanted for his Dad, he knew right where to come to get it! What a wonderful card, so much more meaningful to your husband than an ordinary Father's Day card. Wonderful creation!

Hugs
Sue

Dawn Lancaster said...

Wowsers, this is awesome!
Hugs
Dawn xx

Ema M said...

Thanks for sharing and joining us at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
Ema
IDCB Owner

Beth said...

wow looks like to me you answered the call with flying colors Pauline fabulous design and card.

Chris CSDesigns said...

This is such a wonderful card for so may reason including the imagination that went it to it but the thing that stands out the most is because it was a combined effort between you and your son meant for someone you both love. Really great job. Thank you for sharing this in the June challenge on Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent. and look forward to seeing more of your lovely creations.
:) Chris / CS Designs

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