Saturday, 20 April 2013

Easy on a Sunday Morning

Hi Friends!

I hope you're enjoying your Saturday - we've got blue sky, some 'cotton wool' clouds and it's a lovely day! I'd like to welcome Julie who is my newest follower - thanks for sharing this journey!

I want to share a card with you that I've made for my Dad's birthday tomorrow. It's OK - my Dad doesn't know about my blog, so I'm quite safe posting this up! :o)  I've used the current sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches for my layout, only I've flipped the sketch.

My card recipe is as follows:

  • Base Card - is a pre-made A5 card blank in Kraft
  • Design Papers - are all by Summer at Summertime Designs and they come from a kit called Fathers and Fedoras. The base layer is called Random Blue Paper, the banner is made from Stripes Paper, and the top layer of paper is called Grunge Paper.
  • Image - this idyllic Sunday scene is a rubber stamp (I know, I can stamp too!!!!!!!!!) which I won a couple of years ago from Little Claire's Designs. It's called, not surprisingly Sunday Morning and this is only the second time it's been inked ... shame on me! I brought the image to life using my Spectrum Noir Pens in the listed colours before using the "out of the box" technique with the smallest rosette from the "nest" on the Ultimate Pro Embossing Board Springtime Sweets and Cupcake Treats to de-boss the shape around the scene. By de-bossing, I could see where the tool was, and knew just when to stop and then start again leaving the table legs, parts of the radio and the top of the cafetiere outside the shape.

    • Radio - TB2, TB3, TB4, TB9, Silver Gel Pen
    • Cafetiere - EB2, EB8, BT1, Silver Gel Pen
    • Mug - EB1, EB2
    • Table - TN3, TN4, TN5
    • Book - DG1, DG2
    • Sign - DG2
    • Glasses - Silver Gel Pen
    • Outline - GG1
  • Sentiment Ticket - is by Debbie at The Crafty Pad Designs (available from Card Making Downloads). This ticket is called Happy Birthday Plain Style. I coloured it using my Spectrum Noir Pen in TB2 and Silver Gel Pen so it goes with main colours of the card and image.

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

I hope you have a great weekend, and I'll be back on Monday with my regular DT posts - see you then!

Hugs, Helen x


  1. Gorgeous card Helen, I hope your Dad has a lovely birthday.

    Hugs Julie xx

  2. fabulous image Helen - really wonderful card! Glad you enjoyed the sunshine - we certainly did! Hugs rachel xx

  3. This is adorable!!! Thank you so much for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations this week! Good luck!
    Rene ;D

  4. what a great fun card. thanks for joining us at cupcake inspirations :)

  5. What a fun card for your dad! He will love it!!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

  6. A wonderful card Julie I am sure your Dad Will love it! Hugs Susan x

  7. What a fab card, I am sure your Dad will think so too! Thanks for joining us at {PIN}spirational Challenges!

    Lisa Grace xx

  8. Fab card. I'm sure your Dad will love it.

    Thanks for sharing at LTC this week.


  9. A wonderful card. Thank you for using our weekly sketch and entering the challenge at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  10. Very homey card - coffee and a paper on a Sunday morning reminds me of my Grandpa. Thank you for playing along with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  11. Hi Helen.
    I love this Blue-Brown Combination card.
    Thanks for your participation at {PIN}spirational Challenges this week.
    Anat (tshupile)

  12. Excellent masculine card, Helen. Love the way you used the colors! Thanks so much for taking the challenge at CDAC.

    Christine - CDAC DT

  13. Fabulous card and you matched the Inspiration colors so well! Love the sign on the table LOL Thank you so much for playing the CDAC INSPIRATION CHALLENGES
    CDAC DT Member
    A Look Through My Eyes

  14. What a great card!!! Thanks for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!! Hope to see you again next week!



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Helen x