Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Happy birthday you old dog

I know it isn't particularly respectful calling my Dad an old dog, but I don't think he'll mind (and it is pretty fitting) so I made this card for Dad's upcoming birthday. The inside sentiment reads "Happy birthday, you old dog".
The image is "Best seat in the house" from Just Inklined. I had such fun colouring this image, especially getting the colour of the chair just right. Now my Mom would never have allowed a chair that looked this rough sit in the house but if it was up to my Dad this type of chair would definitely have been in a place of honour, not to mention the old smelly dog. I used a mix of Basic Grey papers and cardstock stickers from the Pyrus collection. I love the eyelets on either side of the card - I punched holes through the one paper layer and then inserted copper eyelets so that the cream background paper would show through. I still think this card is too plain but Dad likes simple so I held back on embellishing further. The great benefit of making cards is that each card can be taylored to match the recipient's likes/dislikes.

That's it for today. Hope you are having a great one!

Fab 'n Funky - anything goes
Stampin' Royalty - birthday
Crafty Emma - anything goes
Paper Sundaes - use something new (the Basic Grey paper/embellies)
Creative Inspirations - use something new
Top Tip Tuesday - metal (the brads)
Sketch and Stash - sketch (my forgotten stash are the eyelets)


  1. Great card AND a great Man!!!!


  2. So nice card! Thanks for sharing :)

  3. Hiya Shelley!

    What a cracking card hun! love the image lol and your papers too :o)

    Thank you for joining us at Sketch and Stash and good luck!!

    Hugs Vicky xx

  4. what a fabby card,love your image and i'm sure your dad will love his card:)

    Thank you for joining us at sketch and stash


  5. Lovely card. Thanks for your visit in my little corner. I am now following you too.

  6. fab, thanks for joining us at FnF

  7. Perfect card for a man. They are so hard to craft for. Thanks for playing with Stampin' Royalty.

  8. Oh great card,Thanks for joining fab'n'funky this week

  9. Oh this is fab!! Love the image & the DP!

    Thank you for sharing with us at CES Challenge this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  10. Great card, I love the image and your coloring is fabulous, thanks so much for sharing with us at Creative Inspirations this challenge

  11. Striking but very still a funny card. Many thanks for joining in with Fab'n'Funky Challenges this week.


  12. Great card! tehhehee so funny! hope ya dad likes it! love the brads too! thanks for joining in with our Challenge at Tip Top Tuesday, don't forget you can enter as many projects as you like!
    Samantha :0)

  13. Brilliant card, hope Dad approves lol... great take on the sketch too. Thank you for joining us at Sketch and Stash this week.

  14. That dog looks just like my pup - curled up where he has no right to be and so comfy! Fabulous image and great colour combination! Thank you for joining us at Paper Sundaes - we hope to see you again!

  15. Great Dane, Shelley, this is so fun! perfect ! I'm sure he will love it. Thanks for showing us your NEW stuffs at Creative Inspirations this time round. Happy Crafting!

  16. That's an awesome image. It reminds me of Marmaduke, the cartoon character which is my all time favourite. Thanks for sharing with us Stampin' Royalty.