Saturday, 4 June 2011

Father's Day Crafting

I have been in my craft room this afternoon making my two Father's Day cards (for my Dad and Dad-in-Law) and my Niece Lorna joined me. These are my cards.

This first card is for my Dad - an avid Fisherman (but only in the nice weather LOL). It fits the following challenges:-
  1. Stamptacular Sunday #113 - Bugs or Boys
  2. One Layer Wednesday #56 - Father's Day
  3. Less is More #18 - Monochrome
  4. Here Come the Boys #3 - Father's Day
I stamped with Stampin Up Chocolate Chip ink and watercoloured with the same ink and Crumb Cake, Early Espresso & Soft Suede (all shades of brown)

"Best Fishes" stamp from CUDDLY BUDDLY
Personal Impressions set from SECRET CRAFTER
Ink spots (Neutrals set) from STAMPIN UP
Chocolate Chip card stock from STAMPIN UP
Pearls from stash

This second card is for my Father-in-Law who is 81 and played football until he was in his late 50's. He still loves to watch and you can see him itching to "have a go". It fits the following challenges:-
  1. Stamptacular Sunday #113 - Bugs or Boys
  2. One Layer Wednesday #56 - Father's Day
  3. Less is More #18 - Monochrome
  4. Here Come the Boys #3 - Father's Day
  5. Pollycraft #95 - Be my teddybear
  6. Passion 4 Promarkers 102 - Sporting Marvels
No7 bear from LILI OF THE VALLEY
Personal Impressions set from SECRET CRAFTER
Promarkers in shades of tan brown from SECRET CRAFTER
Card & Pearls from stash

This is Lorna with her card made using Popcorn Bear from CRAFTERS COMPANION.


Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Terrific male cards (which I find so difficult to do). Congrats

Hugs, Sandra My card is HERE!

Dora said...

O wow these are fantastic Jane, love the monochrome clean and simple style and your niece is so sweet. Hugs xxx

Maureen said...

Two great cards, well done.
Here's mine!

dutchstamptramp said...

What a cute cards, wonderful colouring!

Hazel said...

I like your cards but I love Lorna's card. She's obviously a very advanced card maker! Well done, Lorna (I have a sister called Lorna.) Hazel x

bakeandmakeinbristol said...

This has a lovely sepia tone which is very effective - I love it

Pauline said...

Wonderful cards, they look fab in sepia tones.

Chrissie said...

Super cards Jane!
The monochrome effect works really well on both of them.
Thanks so much.
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Jan said...

Great cards xx Jan

Wendy (Woo to friends!) said...

Quite simply brilliant cards thanks for joining in the fun at H C T Bs Woo x

Ang C said...

Beautiful cards!!!!

Mandi said...

Super cards Jane
Great monochrome
The second has 6 combined challenges, but as you hae the other it doesn't matter!

Super inspo!
Thank very much
Diva LIM mandi
"Less is More"

Rita said...

Fabulous cards Jane. Hugs Rita xx

Bron said...

The simplicity of these cards are just perfect for male cards. Your neice is too cute and she has done a fab job on her card too. Thanks for joining us at Stamptacular this week hugs from bron :D

My name is Wynneth said...

Two fabulous cards, I love how you used these images to such great effect with the monochrome theme.

Beryl K said...

Fabulous card, I love the image
Beryl x

Lynne said...

Great male cards.
Lynne xxx

Diane J said...

Good Fathers Day Cards.
Diane x

Susan said...

Oh Jane! I love both cards! So perfectly CAS! Love the monochrome too. I think my personal fave is the second card...that image is awesome!
my card is HERE

Aileen said...

Fab father's day cards and perfect in the colour you've chosen. x

Zoechaos said...

Super cute cards. XOXO Zoe

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Jane, what a gorgeous card. I love the image and your colouring is perfect. Thanks for joining in with my challenge over at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

Paddington fan said...

Gorgeous cards Jane - love the CAS style combined with great images and colouring!! Thanks for joining us at Here come the Boys this time and good luck, love Jacky x

Diane said...

Very well done...I struggle with masculine cards...these are very well done....and Lorna is a cutie pie!