Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Happy Birthday Dad!

Today is my lovely Dad's 75th Birthday!
Happy Birthday Dad!

I do hope he likes his card!
When I saw Gus over at Bugaboo Stamps, I just had to have him for my Dad's Card!
The image & the sentiment are just perfect!

I coloured up the image using my promarkers & chalked in a sky background!
I added a white line with a gel pen to make the balloon look shiny!
I inked around the edges with a distress inkpad.
The base card was made using a Pop Out Stepper Card Template from Deborah  Lauder over at Craftystash.
So easy to use & very effective!
I simply printed my base card with a Digi Paper from the Essentials 5 Set over at Stamping Dragon Designs.
I then flipped the card over in the printer & printed the base template on the other side! All ready to score & cut, not a ruler in sight!

Next I used my graphics programme to add two more Digi Papers from the same set to the elements sheet.
Doing it this way meant I could print all the elements on one sheet & not a lot of waste! I added my own wording then too!
I cut everything & assembled using a mix of foam tape & photoglue.
The only embellishments added are a couple of bits of recycled string!
You never know when a piece of sting might come in handy!
Eh Dad!
I have entered this card in the Monthly Comp over at Craftystash!
This month you are required to use one of Debbie's fab Templates!
There are lots on the Craftystash website as well as Freebies so it doesn't have to cost you a fortune!
Do pop over & check it out! There are lots of fab prizes on offer!
Join in If you can, you have until the end of the month!
I'm off to find some other suitable challenges to enter my card in!
Thanks for looking!

Challenges I'd like to enter this card for:-
Ambers Crafts & Stuff Use a Digi
Claudia & Co Clean & Simple
Partytime Tuesdays Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe's crafts One For The Boys
Craft Your Passion Show Us Your Layers
Crafty cardmakers Use Red White & Blue on your project
Crazy Challenges 3 different papers
For Fun Challenges Go Green- something recyled (String & My Dad, a recycled teenager)
Make It Mondays Anything Goes
Paper Playtime Friends My Dad, A Girls Best Friend
Pollycraft Fun & Games (Birthday Party & Balloon!)
Stamp-N-Doodle Masculine
There's Magic In The Air  Multi Fold Card
Alys Sunday Challenge Bakers Twine  (I used string)
Cheerful Stamp Pad There's a Man In My Life
Creative Challenges Use A Digi
Creative Inspiration Paint Inspired By The Rainbow
Quirky Crafts Use the Colours Red White & Blue on your project
Sparkles Forum Anything Goes
Crafty Ann's Fancy Folds


  1. Great card, I love Gus too (used him on MY Dad's birthday card too!!!!!!!!!!!) A heads up, the FOR FUN challenge this week is to go 'green' and use something recycled on your card, so this would be perfect! Hugs, Ali x

  2. Gus is great! Your dad will love him!And he looks like he's having a party and he's red, white and blue!! so, thank you so much for joining Quirky crafts challenge this time, don't forget to pop back 6th and 7th of May to vote for your favourite and ask your blogging buggies to vote for you too! (phew!)

  3. Great card,such a fun image...thanks for joining us this week at Pollycraft.

    Take care
    San x

  4. Awww what a fun card, and what a fun stamp he he I love this and fantastic step card, love it. Thank you for your nice comment on my card. Hugs xxx

  5. Dawn, I am sorry, I didn't see the words Party on, which of course means you would qualify, please delete my last comment and this one too, as Lyn has already commented.

    Cazzy x

  6. How fun! My husband would love him! Love your card, beautiful. Thanks for playing with us at CI Paints. Hope you will join us again. Hugs, Sarah

  7. hi Dawn.
    this is sssssooooooooo cute. love the image and moreover love the way u have colored it and used it. the folds of the card nice too. i am sure your dad would have love it too :).
    and i saw the pictures ov ur cuties, they are so adorable, just hug them from my side too :). hope you had fun on easter.
    take care

  8. WTG on 20 challenges!!! Glad one of them is our recycle challenge at FOR FUN :) Glad Mr Blogger is behaving now too! Hugs, Ali x

  9. Love this. Cute card. And happy birthday dad!Thanks for playing along on FOr fun.

  10. Fabulous design! Love your lil old man, he is just adorable.

    Thanks for joining in with our wedding/red, white, blue challenge at Crafty Cardmakers.

    Lin xx

  11. Brilliant card! Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

  12. Fab creation, love the folds just fab!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion this week, good luck!
    hugs shell xx

  13. Great fun card, your father will love it....

    Thanks for sharing your creation with Make It Monday.
    Don't forget......... if you leave a comment on another entry, mention that you saw their card on "Make It Monday" for a chance at second prize. The more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning second prize.

  14. Great card Dawn, I love these images and you have done hime proud. Hope your dad has a good birthday.
    Avril x

  15. Really cute, great funky fold card...just adore that sentiment lol. Thanks for joining us at Amber's Crafts and Stuff's Use A Digi challenge this week, hope you see you back again. Hugs lin

  16. Fab card! Love the stamp and saying!

    Thanks for joining us at SFC.

    Hugs, Lynsey xx

  17. LOL...Love it!!! Love the fold you used. Great image and sentiment! I have a few Gus stamps, but not this one, may need to get it! Great card! Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations Paint!!


  18. This is a great card, I love the image and the fold you have used
    Thanks for joining in at SFC this time

    Jackie x

  19. What a great card I love the design thanks for playing at Aly's

  20. skated has left a new comment on your post "Happy Birthday Dad!":

    What a great card, thankyou for joining us at Stamp'n'Doodle

    Kate xxx
    Stamp'n'Doodle DT

  21. Oh how I love this image. Your dad will just be tickled pink when he gets it. Tell him HB for me. Thanks so much for joining us at TMIA/PCC this week. "Hugs" Carol

  22. Great card ~ I'm sure your Dad will love it. Thanks for joining us at Claudia & Co.

  23. What a fun card, love the sentiment!!! Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations this week, hope to see you again next week as well


  24. Fun card, great folds. Thank you for joining in at Crafty Ann's challenge this week.
    Jen x

  25. this card is great fun! thank you for joining the "there's a man in my life" challenge at the cheerful stamp pad!

  26. A great card. Very funny! Thanks for playing with us over at For Fun this week.
    Love n hugs

  27. Great card! I love the intricate fold! Thanks for joining the Party this week and I hope to see more cards from you soon!


  28. This is soooooo cute. I love your card. It is perfectly wonderful. Thanks for joining "There is a Man in My Life" aqt the Cheerful Stamp Pad. Hopefully you will come back soon.


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Dawn xx