Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Team Dad

Greetings Nomad followers and friends.  Special hello and welcome to new followers.  So glad you joined us.  So summer is here, the bunnies are bouncing, the chicks are hatching.  I mean, right now, the chicks are hatching.  Very exciting.  There are a lot of men challenges out there at the moment what with Fathers Day just around the corner.  Thought I'd flex my brain cell and try a few man cards.  Never the easiest I find but plenty of inspiration out there so here we go.  Man card number 1

I have done a Shaped card.   I have used the Soccer boy from Panduro's Pojkar set Stamped onto some Scrap card and cut out.  The card idea was inspired by Alby over at Bunny Zoe's Crafts where the challenge is casing a DT member.  I liked the colour, blue of course, and the shape of Alby's card so I used my new Crafts Too Frames 7 set.  I embossed the two pale blue layers with Sizzix Retro Circles and Bricked embossing folders.  Then added some highlights using VersaMagic Night Sky.  The DAD was cut from dark blue card with Sizzix Ducky Wucky but the embossing didn't show up very well so I coloured over using American Crafts blue galaxy marker.  

Joining the fun at
Bunny Zoes Crafts - Casing Alby's card
That Craft Place - Dies and Punches
The Artistic Stamper - Makes for Men
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes/shaped card
Country View Challenges - Die Cuts
Simon Says Stamp and Show - S Shaped card/Stamping/Soccer
Simon Says Stamps Challenge - Masculine/Fathers Day

Ooh, having a bit of a link frenzy.  Ah well might get lucky.  It's always nice to win even if it is just good old Mr Random doing the honours.   Was very happy today when Mr Random picked me over at the Stampotique Designers Challenge.  Now there's some very illustrious company over there so very happy to be a winner.  I can stock up on a few of their delicious stamps now.  Happy Dance.  

Thanks for dropping by.  All comments gratefully received.  Off to feed the hungry ones and see if I can hear any peeps.  Or something like that.........


  1. Love this little man, fabulous card. We have summer here to I am enjoying relaxing in the sun in sunny Devon, hope it lasts while I am away.

    Sylv xx

  2. Good luck with all the links - fingers and toes crossed you get lucky! This is a delightful card, simple yet full of character. Hope the 'hungry ones' enjoyed their feed! xx Julie Ann

  3. Surprisingly, Gail, I have never made a "shaped" card, so I find this one particularly interesting...and trendy! I must have a go at this! I think your soccer guy is perfect for any dad because if he is still not playing soccer, he has taught his kids soccer, or definitely *remembers* playing soccer! Definitely a winner in my book!

  4. This is great. I love the papers and design you used :) Thank you for joining us over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge. Hugs, Dawny x

  5. A cute card for a man. Thanks for joining us at Country View Crafts in our die-cuts challenge.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  6. great card Gail! Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show :)

  7. Thanks for joining us at The Artistic Stamper this month with your fun card ;)
    xoxo Sioux

  8. That's a very stunning card! I am simply awed with the design. Truly manly. Some good fathers day quotes would be great on that.

    Cheers and congratulations!

  9. I run through Simon Says Stamp and saw this one of the entries. This is truly a great card. Wonderful creation.

    Fathers Day Poems


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