Monday, 13 August 2012

Dad's Birthday

This is a card I made for one of my Son's to give his Grandad recently.  I have used a fab seaside image from one of my Ooh La La CD's because Dad was born on the Isle of Wight and loves the Sea.

I got the idea for the porthole from Debby's blog - A Scrapjourney - you must have a look at her blog she makes the most wonderful cards, the brads are arranged a little differently on mine.   I have glossed the porthole, anchor and wave embellishment with 3D Crystal Lacquer.  Full details of everything I have used are listed below:

This is the inside of my card, I have used the same papers and design but left out the brads:

Card Recipe:

Image:  Ooh La La - Boys to Men CD
Papers:  Ooh La La - Boys to Men CD
Card Stock:  Crafter's Companion - Core'dinations
Tools:  Spelbinders - Nautical Frame and Accents, Standard Circles
Embellishments:  brads and raffia from stash
Sentiment:  LOTV 

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

Mema's Crafts August Challenge - Anything Goes With A Twist Of Red
Jackson's Digital Expressions Challenge 17 - Anything Goes - Optional Brads/Eyelets
For Fun Challenges - Happy Birthday
The Paper Shelter Challenge 76 - Going round and round
Allsorts Challenge Week 167 - Going Around in Circles
The Poodles Parlour - Lets See Those Die Cuts
Totally Papercrafts Challenge 120 - Frame It
Crafty Ann's Challenge 71 - Circles
One Stitch at a Time - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door Challenge 31 - Anything Goes with a twist - White with two other colours

I hope everyone had a lovely weekend, did you see the Olympic Closing Ceremony, I thought it was absolutely fantastic.



Claire said...

Lovely card Pauline - I love that anchor and great image. Perfect male card. Hugs, Claire x

Debs said...

Great card for your Dad, I'm sure he loved it.
Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter Challenge this week.
Hugs Debs

Sheila H said...

Fantastic masculine card! The colors and embellishments accentuate the masculine feel. I particularly like the wave :) Thanks much for playing along with Jackson's Digital Expressions.

sue - bearhouse said...

stunning card Pauline. I love the image and the design is wonderful.


Helen Dooley said...

This is a very cool card. Im sure your dad will love this card from his grandson. Thanks so much for sharing with us this week at fOr fun!

sue w. said...

Your dad will love this fabulous card, great image and papers, beautifully decorated on the inside too. Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts.
Hugs Sue W

kanda said...

Super card Pauline and really well designed xx

Josephine said...

This is fabulous! Love how you've used the brads.

Thanks for sharing with us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck!

rachel said...

fabulous card Pauline - so clean and gorgeous - just beautiful xx

HappiExpressions-Carol said...

Beautiful card, love the image. Thanks for playing along with us at Jacksons Digital Expressions.

Sue said...

Oh Wow! this is gorgeous Pauline! what a wonderful design and colour combo. I love the porthole effect with the red brads around it… and the wave border… and the anchor.. it's a perfect card… I bet your dad loved it! :-)
Hope you have a good week!
Love Sue xx

coldwaters2 said...

Oh I really like this Pauline the frame around the image is terrific so are the papers, colours and embellishments, super card
Lorraine x

Chana said...

Fabulous Design! It is really great to see elegant Man-Cards like this one! Thanks for the info on Debby's blog, and thanks for sharing this wonderful project with us at Jackson's Digital Expressions!
Chana, Founder/DT Coordinator

Darlene Lyons said...

This is awesome! I love how it looks like a porthole. All the embellishments are perfect! Thanks for joining us at TTCRD! I added myself to your followers!

Kibbi said...

Thank you, Pauline! You are a real sweetheart!

And so talented! Another fab creation!!

CraftinGranny said...

Hi Pauline, Thanks so much for stopping by. Your dad is going to love this birthday card and the memories it holds for him. Have a wonderful week! "Hugs"

Mema's Crafts said...

Wow Pauline, this is a very unique card. I kept starring at the photo trying to figure out if it was a stamp. The little elements you added are delightful and I am sure it will be well received. Thank you for joining us at Jackson's Digital Expressions and Thanks again for joining me over at Mema's Crafts. I hope you will continue to visit. Hugsz - Lesia

Danie May said...

What a fabulous card, just perfect for a male and that image is stunning and I love the looking through a porthole effect. Thanks so much for joining us at The Poodles Parlour this fortnight and Good Luck!
Danie xx

May said...

Love this card Pauline great design..& colours.. I'm sure your Dad will love it...Hugs May x x

Shari said...

Fabulous card for the special man in anyone's life! Thanks for playing with us at The Paper Shelter.

Jennifer said...

Absolutely fantastic! I love the porthole and papers you used! Thanks for sharing with us at For Fun this week!

Victoria said...

A great porthole to accompany this lovely image.

Mummy lade said...

what a gorgeous creation! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Allsorts and good luck in the challenge.

Elaine said...

A fabulous card Pauline well done I love it Hugs Elaine

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Pauline, another gorgeous card you have made. Thanks for taking part in Crafty Ann's Challenge this fortnight and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Crafty Ann's Design Team xxx

Susan Martin said...

wow.. LOVE those boats.. what a fantastic card! I love how you put it all together!!! Thanks for playing with us at One Stitch At A Time!!!

- Susan, DT @ OSAAT

Kellylouj said...

Lovely card Pauline am sure it will be loved! I enjoyed the closing ceremony although that Jessie J was a bit annoying!

Kelly x

Eva Gro said...

This is really lovely!!
Thank you for entering our challenge over at OSAAT
Good luck in the draw! – Hope to see you again next week!

Eva`s Scraproom
DT Member at OSAAT Challenge blog

Kathy D. said...

That is awesome! love the whole design. What a great card that I'm sure your granddad will love.
Thanks for playing with us at For Fun Challenges. Hope to see you Wednesday when a new challenge is posted!

Anne Fenton said...

Wow such a great the scene. Thanks for sharing with us at TTCRD ....Anne