Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Simon Says ,,,,, Fathers Day/ For a Male

Hi all :-) I hope all is well with everyone and you’re all looking forward to some crafty time :-) This is a long post ,,, get coffee :-)

Thanks for all your entries to our Stars and Stripes Challenge and we hope you will all join us this week too on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)


Our lovely GD Christine and the DT have all used Tim Holtz goodies on their creations this week and I think we all enjoyed getting inky and having a play :-)

My Dad loves to feed the birds in his garden ,, it is like watching the pied piper when he goes out with food ,,, birds appear from nowhere and hop around his ankles ,,, they seem to know when its feeding time !! so cute to watch so that was my inspiration for my card :-)

The backround paper is from a Tim Holtz Seasonal Paper Pack , distresssed and inked with Vintage photo. The next layer is grungeboard which has been embossed using a Burlap folder, I then swiped Vintage photo distress ink over it to highlight the raised bits and embossed with Vintage Photo Embossing Powder. I then sprayed it with a homemade mist using a little water, antique linen distress ink refill and perfect pearls powder.

The tag was made using a selection of distress inks and Tim Holtz stamps, a weathered clock, stamped with vintage photo and heat embossed as before and I used a game spinner. The little bird is from an Urban Chic cling set . I used an Elegant Flourish die cut and some flowers cut from Lavish Ribbon and the tag ribbon is from the same pack. Everything was coloured with distress inks ,, I used a Grungeboard Elements bird die, this was coloured with a paint dabber then smothered in crackle glaze and when dry sponged with black soot ink amd the beady eyes were made with Enamel Accents.

As always Heidi will be giving one lucky entrant a fabulous $50 spree to her Simon Says Stamp Store !! woo Hoo !! :-)

There are new products arriving every day ,,, so keep an eye on the All New Just In pages !! :-)

It is Christine’s last week in the spotlight ,, thanks for joining us christine ,, it has been lovely having you along with us Smile xx please pop over to the Simon Says Stamp Challenge and see what fabby inspiration there is !! :-)


Oldie But Goodie ,,, Lots of Layers +I have had the TH stamps for ages ,,,

Sweet Stamps ,,,, Masculine

Partytime Tuesdays ,,,, Anything Goes

Karen's Doodles ,,,, Fathers Day

Lexi's Creations ,,,, Fathers Day

Craft Your Days Away ,,, Fathers Day/Special Man

Crafty Emma ,,,, Embossing

ECP ,,,,, For Dad


Cheryl said...

oh wow love this hun its stunning love the design hugs cheryl xx

Anesha said...

Amazing card, such wonderful details!!

Christine said...

Gorgeou vintage creation Lols your dad will love all the detailed distressing & embossed images..
Thank you for having me on SSS chall blog..its been great ..

smiles Christine xx

Jacee said...

Great Lorraine, I dislike making mens cards,they always seem such a faff but you've done a smasher here, it looks fab!
Hugs Jacee

Mephisto said...

WOW, what a stunning work!
I couldn`t do so amazing works :-)


Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Awesome card, Lols. Love that crackled, gloss on the bird. Your Dad will love this.
I'm with him - I love feeding and watching the birds in the garden. This week they lucked out and got a whole coconut cake - one of my disasters - but they loved it!!
Caroline xxx

jonim52 said...

Stunning card. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stamps.

Anonymous said...

Absolutley gorgeous, love the colours..

Thanks for joining us at CYDA.

Huggies Angel

Sue said...

Hi hun
oh this is fabulous luv the timmi style hun, lovely design, sue,x

Sarah said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Lols. I love the vintage look and all the detail. Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Days Away for my special man challenge, good luck xxx

Pops x said...

Hi sweetie, this is just stunning love the colours and the papers are fab too, gorgeous work hugs pops x

Anonymous said...

WOW awesome card hunny! love this style :0)

Dora said...

Wow this is fantastic Lorraine, love the vintage look, so beautiful xxx

Glenda Atkins said...

Not much to say except 'awesome' and maybe 'wow'. Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creation this fortnight!

Mandy said...

Stunning card Lols, so creative and so Tim, your dad will love it.
OMG how lovely to have such tame birds visit
hugs Mandy xx

TaraG said...

WOWZERS! Lols, this is absolutely gorgeous and so many wonderful techniques and TH products used it! Love the story about your Dad that inspired this card too.

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous Lols, beautiful details.

Rica said...

Fantastic Lols, I can tell just by looking at this how much you enjoyed it's creative process!!! So many fabulous techniques and stunning details - I love the clock, I want - but can't make my mind up between the stamp or the die - useless at shopping - that's me!! As for the ribbon it is gorgeous - that's a definite must have!!
Heather xx
(ps - still covered with ink!!)

KraftyKoolKat said...

Fantastic Lols. Thank you for joining us at CYDA this time.


Julie said...

Awesome make - so much texture and detail! Thanks for joining in with our Embossing challenge at CES this week, Juliexx

Kari said...

This is a wonderful male creation!
Thank you for joining Karen`s Doodles this week and good luck!
Hugs,Kari :)

Tracy said...

Thanks for joining our challenge Oldie But A Goodie with this gorgeous entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Wishcraft said...

It's gorgeous Lols! Love all your fab details - wish I was as good at inky stuff :o) Lisa x

email: said...

Wow, Lols! Beautiful work! I love the embossing and the little bird is so cute with a bit of sparkle! Great for a special guy!!

Simon Says Stamp!

Lorraine said...

Oh I love your gorgeous vintage/grungy card! All of the beautiful inking, distressing, detailing and love the different pattern & color on the tag!

DesignerDiva said...

Gorgeous card Lorraine, what amazing texture!
Thanks for sharing it with us at Oldie But A Goodie this week and good luck with the challenge
Hugs Laurie x

* Vanessa * said...

Just LOVED your card!!
Thanks for playing with us at ECP!!
Lots of kisses,

Stephanie-Emma said...

Great card, love how grungey it is!!

Thanks for joining in at ECP challenges xxx

Suzie McFloozy said...

Great card - love the sparkle and that gorgeous tag x
Thanks for joining in with us at Easy craft projects x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Debs said...

WOW WOW WOW stunning work - love it!
Thanks for joining us at An Oldie But Goodie this time and good luck.
Debs xx