Sunday, 10 June 2012

Snoozin' on a lazy afternoon!


Welcome to my newest follower, Rachel - glad to have you aboard for this crafting journey!

It's Team A's turn to set this week's challenge time at The Crafty Pad and the lovely Dawn is obviously mindful that next weekend will see us celebrating Father's Day in the UK. The challenge she has set is Let's Hear it for the Boys! So, we'd like you to show us your creations which celebrate Father's Day or A Special Man in your Life. 

There will be 2 lucky prize winners this week as we have two wonderful sponsors for this challenge:

Letraset Sponsor

The lovely team at Letraset are offering our first winner a set of Promarkers in Pastel Tones.


The lovely Emma at Crafty Emma's Store is offering our second winner a £10 Voucher to spend in her Online store.

Debbie, Owner and Creator of The Crafty Pad Designs has (once again) let the DT loose in her online store, and this is the card I have made to show you, using one of her great images for men:

My card recipe is as follows:
  • Base Card - made from  Centura Pearl in Chocolate (I got mine in a Darks pack from Crafter's Companion but they don't seem to stock this any more) onto which I embossed the largest rosette shape from the "nest" on the Ultimate Pro Embossing Board Springtime Sweets and Cupcake Treats. I folded the card so there is a hinge at the top, and 2 "feet" at the bottom and then cut round the embossed shape.
  • Design Paper - is called One for the Dads, and it is this month's Members Download at Crafter's Companion. Ensuring that the "Happy Father's Day" border was in place, I used the largest circle from the "nest" on the Ultimate Pro Embossing Board Springtime Sweets and Cupcake Treats  to emboss the circle, and then cut it to shape. When mounting it on my card, I deliberately set it off-centre so that the lovely border can be seen!
  • Image - Albert Snoozin' is just one of the many fantastic images by Debbie at The Crafty Pad Designs and you can get your own copy of this idyllic scene by clicking here! Included with the image, is a great piece of word art, although I didn't have room for it on my card - sorry Debbie! I used my corner punch to round off the corners, and then distressed the edges of the cardstock before mounting it on my DP and base card. Albert came to life courtesy of my Spectrum Noir Pens in the following colours:
    • Waders - DR3, JG6
    • Jacket & Hat - EB2, GB10
    • Shirt - EB1
    • Skin - FS2, FS3
    • Hair - BG1, BG2
    • Tackle Box - CR2, TN3, TN4
    • Fishing Rod - TN5
    • Tree - TN7, TN8, Colourless Blender
    • Grass - DG2, DG3, DG4, Colourless Blender
    • Water - BT1, BT2
    • Outline - IG1
    • Sky - light blue chalk, having made a "mask" using the clip art on my computer to make the right sized cloud shape, which I then printed onto a sticky note and cut round. I then stuck the cloud mask at various places in the sky and simply dabbed my chalk around, leaving white fluffy clouds in a pale blue sky!
So, that's my Dad's card sorted for next weekend ... and I'm very safe in posting it as I don't think he knows about my blog! Head on over to The Crafty Pad and see what this week's awesome Guest Designers and my "Talented Teamies" have made for this challenge - don't forget to pop round their blogs and leave some love; yes, we like reading your comments as much as we like leaving them for you! Don't forget to come back and then show us your creations celebrating Father's Day or The Special Man in Your Life! You've got until 8pm (BST) on Saturday 16th June 2012 to link your cards up. If you use a Crafty Pad Designs image on your card, Debbie will give you another image for free! (The small print for this offer is on the challenge blog.) Looking forward to seeing your cards.

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

Have a great week!

Hugs, Helen x


  1. This is just gorgeous,love the fab image and

  2. Brilliant card Helen and thanks so much for the help wih the signature thing - I've followed it all and it has worked but I need to pay attention to the resizing!!! So thankyou so much - and well done on making such a fabulous card!!! Love and hugs |Rachel xx

  3. Helen, your card is the perfect inspiration for the Let's Hear It For The Boys Challenge! Love that you did all the instructions too!
    Dawn xx

  4. Perfect male that image and the card shape, too!
    Hugs Jo x

  5. Great card and yes, I love how you used chalk in the sky! Thanks for being part of our first challenge at Chalk N Stock!

  6. Great masculine card with this sweet image!! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Sweet Stamps!

  7. Fab card Helen, he looks so contented having a quick snooze - I think fishing might have that effect on me!

  8. Hi Helen what a fab card the image is great and lovely detail.

    Hugs Julie x

  9. fabulous card, this is such a great image!

    Many thanks for joining in the
    ♥Cute Card Thursday Challenge♥
    this week! Have a great weekend ♥Debxx

  10. Lovely card, love the peacefulness this image has, thanks for joining us at LMMS. Joey x

  11. What a gorgeous masculine card, just perfect for our Father's Day Challenge this week at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge, thank you for joining us
    Hugs Kate xx

  12. What a great image Helen! Love the shape of your card too! Hope you are ok hugs Susan x

  13. Great use of CHALKS!!! love all the details you give to your creation...thanks for playing over at Chalk N Stock...

  14. Wonderful card Helen, I'm still smiling at the sleeping fisheman , so funny! Love it!

  15. Cute card for Dad's and Grads, thanks for playing the Sassy Cheryl's Challenge :)

  16. What an adorable image. cute card. thanks for joining us at Sweet Stamps.

  17. Super darling image. . . . .so sweet and fun. Such great accents and details. Perfect.
    Thanks for playing in the Sassy Cheryl's Grads & Dads challenge this week.

  18. oh, how cute... yup, perfect for Father's day!
    Thanks for playing in the Sassy Cheryl's challenge!

  19. Back again Helen, just to say thanks so much for joining us at Delightful Challenges this week for our Summer Fun Challenge hugs Susan x

  20. Great card- and perfect for Father's Day- fishing is a great theme! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stamps!

  21. This is fab sweetie. Thank you so much for joining us this week at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges and good luck.


  22. Helen this is super! Your dad is going to love this and you have colored the image perfectly! Well done hun :)

  23. Thank you so much for joining us at The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge with absolutely amazing creation its just perfect,
    I hope you will try to join us again next week,
    Have a lovely week,
    Hugs Bridget SCSC DT

  24. This is fabulous card for a men. :)) I love it.
    thanks for joining DC.

    Hugs, Rosalien

  25. Very nice card design. Love the way way you colored your image. Thanks for joining us at Chalk N Stock!

  26. Fabolous male card. Love the shape, colours and layers. Thanks for playing at Digi Doodle Shop Challenge and good luck. Hope to see you back thursday for a new challenge. Bettina xx


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Helen x