Wednesday 15 June 2011

Nostalgic Father’s Day

Well this morning I’m deviating from my usual Stampin’ Up products! *shock*.  But I couldn’t do Father’s Day without using some of my old favourites.  So today I have cards made using my lovely LOTV Boys. 
Father's Day 1
Cute, don’t you think? 
Now, hopefully you can see that these are one layer cards and framed.  Yep!  Couldn’t resist it….I’m entering these in the Less is More Challenge In the Frame. 
But I’d also like to point out how much the challenges set by Lady and Diva LIM (Chrissie and Mandi) have helped my card making!
These cards actually combine the concepts from a couple of Less is More challenges to produce a very pleasing result.
Father's Day 2

Firstly, I’ve stamped the images in Soft Suede and used a water brush to pull the colour into the image.  This gives it a vintage look (Week 18 – Monochrome).

Father's Day 3

Secondly, I’ve considered the placement of the images and used the corner squares according to which way the boy is facing (Week 17 – Pick a Square).  OK, so the sentiment  is outside the square but that was allowed..right?

Father's Day 4

And third and finally, I’ve doodled a frame around the edge of the cards for the latest challenge In the Frame.  It just finishes the card off, I think.

So I hope you like them.  I’ve made these for the office.  A few of the guys will suddenly realise that Father’s Day is Sunday and ask if we have any cards.  Not making too many though…they might be too girly, LOL!  In my quest for the perfect Man’s Card we took a straw poll to determine what men want on cards….STOP PRESS!  Apparently, it’s guns, fast cars and………….. Chuck Norris!!!

Father's Day 5Here’s the last of my cards using this style. 
I’m also entering this in the following challenges:
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge {A Male Card}
Cupcake Craft Challenges {Boy, oh boy, oh boy}
Make It Monday {Linky Party}
Lili of the Valley {Anything Goes}



  1. what a wonderful set of cards - love the sepia colours
    Lisa x

  2. Wow Linda. You have been busy again! I adore these cute LOTV guys and they look great in the sepia effcet you've created!
    HugS, Victoria ~x~

  3. What a fabulous set
    Love the sepia colouring Linda
    Thank you so much
    Diva LIM mandi
    "Less is More"

  4. WOWser, these are adorable and look FABULOUS in the sepia tints too


  5. wowzer these are gorgeous!!! I love the simplicity of these and the gorgeous sepia look!!! fabulous!!! HUgs Juls

  6. Wow, all your cars are just adorable, love the clean and simple-style :)

    Thanks for joining us at Secret Crafter this week


  7. My Goodness what a devotee!
    Simply stunning... I love them all!
    Thanks so much Linda!
    Lady LIM
    "Less is More"

  8. ALL are wonderful!!! Love them!!!

  9. What a super set of cards, love the monochrome and your framing is fab. xx

  10. Linda, all of these cards are GORGEOUS! I love all the little stamps you used...they are just too cute.

    Not to be picky...but, about your photos...have you tried using Picasa to brighten up the image and show the real colors? It's super easy to use and it's free. I did a little tutorial on my blog about how I photograph my photos that might be helpful...and there's a link to the free Picasa program in the tutorial. With cards as pretty as these are, I'd want to make them "shine"!
    My Card

  11. Adorable set of cards sweet images. Just droppin' by from Make it Monday XOXO Zoe

  12. Hi sweetie, this is a really sweet creations, lovely details, thanks for joining us at LOTV this week, hugs pops x

  13. oops forgot to say -Thanks for joining us at Make it Monday this week
    Lisa x

  14. Amazing CAS designs and such cute images! Thanks for joining in the fun at Cupcake this week :) Donna x

  15. I love all of these cards Linda. Not often I see lot stamps used as C&S.Thanks for taking part in this weeks LOTV Challenge!

  16. Gorgeous set of cards, loving the sepia look. Carol x

  17. Oh! I love these cards. Simple but all so beautiful and clean.Great job Linda.

    Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

    Luv CHRISSYxx

    Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

  18. I hopped from Make it Monday...
    these are just brilliant, god idea to make a full set... my fave is the fishing one....

  19. Wow such a beautiful collection of cards, I love the clean and simple design,

    Thank You for taking part at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge: 138 A male Card

    Good luck with the challenge,
    Hugs Bridget :) x.

  20. I saw your project on *Take it Monday* and I am charmed with it! Love the those darling images!

  21. Oh brilliant cards! love them all and love the way you have coloured them too! saw your cards on Make it Monday! great job! :0)

  22. What gorgeous male cards. I love the clean, fresh look here. Thanks so much for playing at Cupcake this week. x

  23. Beautiful set of cards. love the sepia tones. x

  24. Fabulous cards! It's so great to see so much inspiration for masculine projects. Thanks for joining us for this week's Cupcake Challenge. xx


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