Saturday 11 June 2011

one down, four to go...

Good Morning!, as i'm typing this at night and scheduling the post, I am hopeful that when this post goes live tomorrow that the morning is a sunny one as well as a good one :)

This week's Sketch Saturday challenge is sponsored by our regular sponsor, Simon Says Stamp!

and another fab $25 gift certificate is up for grabs this week! *YAY!*
and all you need to do of course is enter this weeks challenge :)

Here's my card...

This will be one of Dave's Father's Day cards.
My hubby works long hours, so this 'chap snoozing' image from Digistamp Boutique is ideal for him as he often needs to have a nap, like most hard working men do.
I coloured this chap with PMs but decided to colour the 'carpet' a green colour with a SU marker (old olive), looking at it now, it doesn't look a very nice colour and it looks very patchy too, so i'm not entirely happy, because i've ruined the look of it now *sigh*
...and I still can't work out why I decided to use a different type of marker to the rest of those used anyway! because I originally coloured that part a lighter, more muted shade of green with my PMs, so I really didn't need to colour over it because now I prefer how it looked before.
Note to self: don't potch at the last minute!

The cardstock is all by SU, some of this has been pierced.
The patterned paper is from a sizzix 'little sizzles - country' paper stack.
I have handwritten the Fathers day sentiment and drew out the letters to spell 'DAD'

Well that's one card done, I have to make another for Dave, 2 for my Dad and one for Dave's Dad too. Guess what i'll be doing this week! :)

You may have read on the blog yesterday that we have another talented lady who joins our design team from today *woohooo!*
Welcome to my lovely cyber-sister, Fluff!
Please stop by SS and Faye's blog to see her totally fab debut SSDT card :)

And of course, please visit all of the design team, not only to see their stunning creations, but also to show them some love, these girls are THE BEST!

Hope you all have a lovely weekend, and can find time to create xx


  1. Hey Cyber Sis. I think you're being way too hard on yourself. This is fab, love the papers and the two strips! Oh, and the sun is shining.
    Have a gorgeous weekend. Mwah. xxx

  2. Jo, I think the card is just perfect! The image is great and those strips of card look amazing ... are they punched? The sun is shining here too, but i daren't get up out of bed cos i don't want to spoil it! Have a fab weekend. Hugs Jillix

  3. Your card is fab-a-roony Jo and I'm sure Dave will love it! Just perfect :o)

  4. Fantastic card Jo and one of my fav been pants here today :) Donna x

  5. this is fab Jo..we are always our own worst critics!! I thought it was shading that you had added as that's what it looks like!! I'm sure your hubby will love it!!


  6. Ohhh this is so perfect for a dad!!
    (It fits my dad perfectly ;) )
    Love the papers and the image is so wonderful :)

    ANd thank you so much, Jo for the nice comment on my blog (and on SS) you are the best!!
    Hugs from Maya