Thursday, 28 April 2016

80 Years Young!

Good morning all! Hope you are all well!
( I must apologise for not being up to date on my blog commments.
I've not been feeling so great this past week but I am trying to catch up, 
so please just bear with me!)

The card I have to share with you was made for my lovely  Dad
who celebrated his 80th birthday yesterday!
Happy Birthday again Dad!

I know he likes these colours & he likes Marilyn Munro
The card base is 8"x8" I do enjoy working with this size of card!
The papers are from my minds eye.
The fantastic image is from Marilyn from Ike's Art. I've used her several times now!
I coloured her lightly with flexmarkers the cut out with a Spellbinders circle die!
I used the layout from Paper Play Sketches & would like to enter their challenge!
Isn't it fantastic!
I changed it to a square & instead of adding further embellishments,
I used Tea Dye distress ink with a film strip die & some sequin waste
as stencils. I used a bit of Kraft CS for matting & layering!
The fish tails were created using a square punch.
The sentiment button was done in my graphics programme.
If anyone would like it, please just ask!
The ribbon & lace are from my stash! I do love adding a bit of lace to cards
for men, as long as it's not too flowery or sparkly!
Hope you like it!
Thanks for stopping by!

I'd like to enter my card in a few other challenges

DRS Designs - Include The Word "Day"
Seize The Birthday 2W Birthday + Optional Topping: Anything Goes
Through the Purple Haze - Add A Number Oops no more than 10 challenges
Crafting By Designs - Let's Hear It For The Boys and Men
Inky Impressions - All About The Boys
Sisterhood of Crafters - Birthdays
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes/ Use Ribbon
Crafty Sentiment Designs - Birthday
Always Playing with Paper - W, E3 - Masculine Card (Cut off circle shape of engine)
Cards in Envy - Birthday Cards
The Ribbon Girls -  Anything Goes as long as you include an image


  1. Beautiful card Dawn, gorgeous colours xx Zoe xx

  2. A great card. I'm sure your father must have loved it. You put so much thought about his likes into it.

  3. Wonderful card Dawn. I love the colour and the fabulous details like the film strip. Happy birthday to your Dad and hope you are feeling better now. Cathy x

  4. Happy birthday to your dad ♥
    Love Marilyn and love how you donn your card!!
    ♥Hugs Valentina♥

  5. Sorry to hear you have been under the weather this week. A beautiful card you created for your Dad! Happy Birthday wishes winging their way to him!
    Linda xxx

  6. What a fun card and card design!
    Thanks for linking up your project using our sketch at Paper Play Sketches.
    Our challenges are every other Wed. Link up as often as you’d like! Have a wonderful day!!
    Kimberly, DT Member :)
    Kimberly’s Craft Spot
    Paper Play Sketches, DT Member

  7. What a fabulous card Dawn and sounds like Dad will LOVE it since it encompasses some of his favorites! Great job! Happy Birthday to Dad! My mom was 86 in January and Dad has been gone some 27 years ... time sure flies ... treasure your time with him! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘BIRTHDAY’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  8. Hi Dawn this is a stunning card that you made for your Dad. I hope he had a very Happy Birthday. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  9. wooow did you have birthday Dawn
    happy happy birthday
    your Marilyn card is really fantastic
    great use of the sketch

    is this you the winner at Happy little stamper
    did you see it
    hurry send mail to Kylie..

    She gave 48 hours to contact her hope you are not late
    and it is a bundle giveaway
    your bday present
    wish we can visiting each other again
    but I know you are a busy bee
    dont worry I am happy to see your blog and some times I can commenting :) again happy happy birthday Dawn

  10. see this link Dawn you are the winner I guess the name is Dawn L

  11. Oh I bet your dad loved this card Dawn. Sorry to here your a bit under the weather just now.
    Hugs, Julie x

  12. I hope you fell better now. Special card full of nostalgia and inspiration, a great card. Best wishes to your Dad 80's Birthday and for many years more.

  13. A gorgeous card Dawn, fabulous papers and great take on the sketch.
    Sorry to hear that you have been under the weather, I hope you are feeling better now.

  14. Happy Birthday to your dad. Bet he loves this. Thanks for playing along with us at Seize the Birthday!

  15. Nice card Dawn and hope you feel better soon, thanks for joining in with the Ribbon Girl April use any image challenge, best of luck, Mary x

  16. I bet your dad loved his card! It really is a great image and design and I love that sketch. I'm truly sorry to have to say this but the TTPH challenge rules state that no more than 10 challenges (including ours) may be entered. This means that you won't be eligible for the draw - however I still love your card and would like to thank you for thinking of us and hope we see you again really soon. Hugs to you Sue Pxxx TTPH DT

  17. The colors and design of you card! Happy 80th to your Dad and I hope you start feeling better! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy.

  18. Wishing a happy 80th birthday to your dad. He is going to love your Marilyn card. Thanks for playing along with us at Seize the Birthday.
    Barbara, DT team member

  19. Dawn fantastic card which I am sure your dad will love. I have sent your goodies and they should be with you in the next day or two. Love Alison xx

  20. Hi Dawn, A fabulous card, with gorgeous colours. Hope your dad had a lovely birthday and hope you feel better soon. Have a lovely weekend.

    Hugs Jen xx

  21. A beautiful card Dawn and a gorgeous colour. The image and papers are wonderful. I hope your dad enjoyed his birthday xx

  22. Dawn, What a wonderful card for your dad's special day and a great interpretation of the sketch! Thanks so much for joining us at Cards in Envy. :)

  23. What a beautiful card! Happy belated birthday to your Dad!
    Thanks so much for linking up with us at Paper Play Sketches.
    Tanya ~ Design Team Member

  24. Fab card, my friend, and a Happy Birthday wish to your dad, too. Loving the paper choices and the simple way you added ribbon and lace. Exquisite design!

  25. Hiya Dawn, i hope your dad had a nice birthday and that you are feeling better ? I'm the same and thats why I haven't been around, a lot of people seem to be ill at the moment :(

    The card is awesome and i am sure your dad loved it.
    Sending hugs xxx

  26. Beautiful. Thanks for linking up your project at Paper Play Sketches.
    DT Janis

  27. What a beautiful image, and I love the teal and green combination! Thanks so much for playing with us this week at The Challenge!

  28. Some Gorgeous Color on this Dawn! What a fab card for your friend - you captured some meaningful things for her and I really like how this looks. Thanks for sharing this with us in the DRS Designs Challenge. Hugz - big ones!

  29. Gorgeous card for your Dad. Hope your Day enjoyed his Birthday.
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Challenge

  30. Lovely card.
    Thank you for joining us at crafty sentiments.

  31. A fabulous make for your Dad Dawn, hope he enjoyed his special day. Hope you are feeling better now. Carol x

  32. such a pretty card, I love the colors!!!! thanks for playing with Cards in Envy!!!

  33. A fabulous theme for your card, love the image and great papers.

  34. Great card. Thanks for joining the DRS designs challenge.

  35. Sorry to hear you've been poorly Dawn, hope you feel better soon!....This is a fab card for your Dad and wow 80years young!!
    Hugs Donna xx
    Kraftyscot Handmade Crafts

  36. Back again, with my DT hat Still a fab card and thanks so much for sharing it with us at Crafty Addicts!
    Hugs Donna (DT)


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Dawn xx