Monday, August 27, 2012

Happy Father's Day Wishes Card Keepsake

Hi everyone :)
Thank you for stopping by & coming to have a browse.
I would also like to thank & welcome all my new followers.  It is nice to know that i'm not 'chatting' to myself lol.

 I am extremely excited as I have been asked to be a Guest Designer for ABC Challenges for the month of September.  I am soo thrilled & thank you very much for this wonderful opportunity :)

The next challenge at ABC Challenges is:
W for Wishes.

Well, Father's Day is just around the corner for us in Australia which is on the 2nd September.  So I thought I would create a design to celebrate this wonderful occasion :)

I chose an hAngler & stAngler image to be the spotlight of my design.  I'm not too sure of this cute little boy's name.  Maybe you could enlighten me?  He was such a pleasure to colour :)

This little boy has been out fishing for most of the day & he is obviously very good at it cos' he has brought back a big pail of fish home to his Dad for Father's Day.  Pretty cool hey?  I mean, he couldn't get more lucky if he tried...what with catching a gold fish!! lol

I had a lot of fun putting this design together.
The buttons, spirals, yarn & jute are from my oldies stash.  I was so excited to actually be able to use a whopping ten buttons that have been sitting in my button tray for quite some time :)

The DP is Fancy Pants Designs & the ribbon is from my Really Reasonable Ribbon July Club Assortment (which I get a new & different pack each & every month).  The blue brads are My Minds Eye & was also able to use another four buttons from my oldies stash :)  Woo hoo lol.

The inside has been decorated to compliment the outside of the card keepsake.

I was a bit hesitant with putting flowers on this design due to it being for a man for Father's Day but I think they compliment the design well, don't you?  Besides, the Father should think himself lucky to get flowers on his special day lol.  It's not every day a man gets flowers, right? lol

Oh, did you see the tag?  I forgot to point that out lol.
The Magnolia Doohickey Vintage Tag is a recently purchased gift 
to myself :)  What???  .... Well, someone's gotta do it lol.

The sentiment on the tag is computer generated using a free font.

This adorable little boy has fished this design into my 


I have entered this design into the following challenges:

Crazy Challenge #127 - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy - Frogs, snails & puppy dog tails
Bearly Mine #49 - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter #78 - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday #231 - Bling it up
Basic Grey #75 - Anything Goes (brads)
Corrosive #156 - Cute as a button
Pile It On #35 - I Spy 'P' (Paper, Pearls, Pail)
Deep Ocean #32 - Deep blue
Divas By Design #49 - Anything Goes
Lovely Hanlger / Magnolia #50 - Favourite Image
The Sketchy Challenge #29 - Sketch
Bunny Zoe's #27 - Summer


Don't forget to enter the ABC challenge - W for Wishes :)

Thank you so much for stopping by.  
I really hope you come back to visit soon :)
Have an absolutely fantastic week.  Take care & be safe.



Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

This is adorable Lisa! What a great design and I just love those bold blues and greens. A super cute layout! :)

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the image and wonderful

Pet Stores Melbourne said...

Very well done.

Anonymous said...

Wow, this is just brilliant, love it...thanks for joining us at Divas!
Helen x

Margreet said...

Gorgeous creation....thanks for joining the AG challenge of the Divas!
xxx Margreet

Elizabeth Hart said...

This is just way over the top cute - love that little fish too! Thanks so very much for joining us this week at the Pile it On Challenge!

Nikki said...

This is just so sweet love how you've done this :)thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy this week and I have candy on my blog too
hugs Nikki C

Kreativmonster said...

What a sweet creation! I love the colours, all the details, the style!
Thanks for joining our challenge at the Copic Marker Europe Blog!
Big Hugs

Sharon said...

Lovely and the fish really looks great. Thanks for joining us at CCT.x

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my word Lisa this is exceptional, your colouring is ACE, the design is perfect in every detail, awesome project.
Lorraine x

sallysbitz2 said...

This is a smashing card/keepsake Lisa.
Your colours are perfect & the flowers really do work well. I just love how you have added a fish charm on the end of that fishing rod x

Congrats on your GD spot too x

hugs sally x

Unknown said...

Hi Lisa,
Perfect colours, perfect image and perfect bellies for a male card! Thanks for playing with the Sketchy Girls.


R.V.Cards said...

Hai Hai
what A great card you made Lovely colors and a sweet image! Thanks for joining us at Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia challenge blog hope to see you next time
hugs Ria

Jenn Zeeb said...

Thanks so much for playing along with us this week for the Pile It On "I Spy Something With A “P”” with us! Just loved your card, and hope to see you back here next week!

Jenn Zeeb

Berit Synnøve said...

Gorgeous card. Love your colors and all your fabulous details.
Thanks for joining The Crazy Challenge.
Hugs Berit

Mina said...

fantastic colouring of this cute hAnglar boy and I love how you used the fish charm...thanks for joining in with the Bunny Zoe's Crafts monthly challenge
Mina xxx