Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Man of the Hour...or should I say Month...

Hey Everyone,

Yesterday C2 had a soccer game and despite all the pouring rain, they still played!  Such troopers!  Water dripping off their eye lashes it was so wet!  At least there were smiles all around!  C2's BFF was on the other team and they were quite entertaining when they were both playing goalie on opposite sides of the field, full body communicating and dancing to eachother.  Unfortunately , this little distraction created opportunity for the other team to score a goal (or 2) on my little one (I'm sure the distraction was strategic! ;)).  Good times!

One more quicky creation for you today.  As I mentioned previously, June seems to be a manly month.  Father's day right around the corner and definitely some lovin' should be sent to those special men.  I know I've got one of them!  Luv ya, Hun!

Here's a card I made using the trendy omber colouring technique.  There is a neat little technique tutorial over at the Papertrey Ink blog for some inspiration!

Here is my take:

I used Papertrey Ink stamps for the sentiment.  Distress Inks: Faded Jeans, Salty Ocean and Broken China were used for the background omber effect.  The patterned paper is from Chatterbox, the flower is from Prima and the grommet is from Making Memories.

This was inspired by the folks over at Papertrey Ink as well as a sketch #76 from Cardibilities.  I really dug into my stash for this card.  The grommet set is from a garage sale a while back and I don't think Chatterbox is around any more.  It's too bad as I really like their stuff!

Here's the sketch:

I'd like to link this card up to the following blogs:
Simon Says Stamp challenge: Masculine/Father's day
Use it Tuesday Challenge: #57 Masculine
Cardabilities Sketch Challenge: #76
MarkerPop Challenge #24: Loving You
Papertrey Ink-Make it Monday: #120 Overlapping Omber 
Papertake Weekly: Hello Boys!
Crazy 4 Challenges: Father's Day
Milk Coffee Challenge: Father's Day/Male Inspired

Thanks so much for dropping by!


  1. I like your take on the challenge Lizzie.

  2. This just beautiful.. Love your style and how you did the sketch :) Thanks for joining us and sharing your card on Cardabilities!! Have a great day too :)

  3. Wonderful card! great colors and design! Love how you did things with the sentiment! Thanks for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

  4. Love your card...colors & details are fabulous!

  5. Super card! I love all the different elements - really makes for a striking card.

  6. Fantastic Card! Thanks for playing along at PTW this week! xxx

  7. brilliant male card love the embossed background and layout and love the sentiment
    carol x

  8. Awesome work, your card is terrific and with just a nice Fathers Day Quotes Messages, you are set.

    Cheers to all!

  9. Love the metal accents on your card! Thanks for playing along at Use It Tuesday!


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