Monday, 9 June 2014

Cutie Pie Challenge Blog – Father’s Day

Hello, hope you are well!  Oh, wow! I just realised that I missed my 1 year Blogaversry (the jury’s still out on how you spell that one) which was on 3rd June! I can’t believe that it has been a whole year since I started this venture! Where’s that gone?!! And, this is my 100th post too! Cor blimey, I think I need a sit down! J

I just wanted to say a huge thank you to my little band of loyal followers and those who comment so regularly! I have been blown away by this whole experience and continue to be on a daily basis! I have to admit that it’s all been a bit like Narnia for me!  An incredible world that was under my nose the whole time (but with less lions, witches and wardrobes)!!

So waffle over we begin a new challenge over at the Cutie Pie Challenge Blog today and our theme this fortnight is Father’s Day!
This time we are sponsored by the fabby Bugaboo Stamps with this amazing prize on offer to one lucky winner!

I love this little cowboy (available here) and have to admit to singing ‘Home on the Range’ almost constantly whilst making this card. Be grateful you were not in earshot!! My poor dogs!!

This was one of my ‘evolving’ creations that just sort of grew and grew! I knew I wanted to do a stepper card and shrink the digi to use as part of a ‘Wanted’ poster and it just escalated from there really!

Dies: SB ‘Cherry Blossoms’ & ‘Classic Ovals’ – Tattered lace letters from ‘Alphabet Bunting’
Paper/Card: Kraft – textured white vellum (coloured with SN markers TN4 & TN6 to make it look like a leather belt)
Colouring/Ink: Spectrum Noir markers and pencils – ‘Vintage Photo’ DI
Others: Computer generated sentiment made into a poster – brads – string (from a wedding invitation!?!) – Horse charm from The Hobby House
Hopeless Hand drawings: Wanted poster outline - Cactus (no it’s not a waving alien! How rude!! J J )

Pop over to the Cutie Pies blog to see the amazing inspiration created by my teamies and play along.  Oh and please, please, please don’t forget to make your creation CUTE!

Thanks so much for looking, and have a great day!
Yee ha and see ya!

Colourful hugs
Jane xx

I would like to enter the following challenges:

FAB ‘N’ FUNKY – Challenge #219: Father’s Day or for the Men
CARDZ 4 GUYZ – Challenge #21: Father’s Day
CUTTLEBUG MANIA – Father’s Day/Male card
POLKADOODLES – Week 22: Men on Our Minds
DIGI CHOOSDAY – Week 22: All About the Men
AUD SENTIMENTS – Challenge #108: Any Sentiment for a Guy
CRAFTERS CAFÉ – Challenge #66: Masculine  
CRAFTY CATZ – Challenge #234: Inspired by a Song (Home on the Range)
C.R.A.F.T. – Challenge #262: Father’s Day/Male
QKR STAMPEDE – Challenge #91: Father’s Day
THE PAPER NEST DOLLS – Challenge #12: Anything Goes


  1. Super card Jane, love the bugaboo images too. I have candy on my blog if you are interested..

  2. ...where the deer and the antelope play, where seldom is heard a discouraging word and.... etc etc!! This is just outstanding Jane, you never fail to impress and the hopeless hand drawings are up to the usual brilliant standard too!! xx

  3. Your card is absolutely amazing! LOVE all those details.
    That wanted poster is absolutely GORGEOUS!


  4. Stunning rich colour Jane and your fabulous detail. Love this, love them all. Congratulations on your Blogaversary.

  5. Great card and I love all the creative bits, looks perfect...your song choice is perfect for this also....
    Thanks for sharing with us at CraftyCatz this week.x

  6. Awesome card for a dad. My dad would love this one. Thanks for joining us this week for "Father's Day." Good Luck, and come back to join us again.

    Karal DT for QKR Stampede
    My Blog: Karals Creative Corner

  7. Yee Ha!! Loving your western card, fabulous colours and design. Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Sure am hoping we see ya agin.! Caz

  8. What a fab design, Jane - I love it. Thanx for playing along at Cardz 4 Guyz and good luck.
    Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

  9. Just fabulous. I love everything about it

    Thanks for laying along at Cuttlebug Mania this time x

  10. Wow your card is absolutely fantastic, it's wonderful.

    Thank you for sharing it with us at Fab 'n' Funky Challenges.

    Anne-Marie x x

  11. I love it, Jane! Your layering is so good and love how you used all of the elements! I gotta have that guy now!

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  13. I just typed out a lovely long comment and then lost the lot! (Well, long for me! lol) Jane, I just love visiting your Blog, I love your wit and humour and as always there is such a lovely read. But oh WOW what a brilliant make! I just love the idea of the poster too. You have ticked all the boxes and back again. Love it! Judy x

  14. Another fab design Jane, and love that cute image too... gorgeous :o) Hugs, Lisa x

  15. Amazing, as creative as always, not only is this a wonderful card, but that little poster is so clever and adorably sweet :) I know what you mean about Narnia lol, I sometimes feel the same, but then I do love Narnia ;p Congrats on your 100th post, mines coming up next month (unless i have to add a few before hand ;p) Hugs xx

  16. Forgot to say, I lurve that sunset colour behind him, was that with your pencils? xx

    1. Thanks, Sam! I didn't use pencils but the chisel end of my markers! What a mess I made of my glass mat!!

    2. Wow even more impressed now, it looks fab, lol silly Jane, did you not put something under it? hehe xx

  17. Thank you for joining in on the men on our minds great card Have a good day and Keeeeeeeep Crafting xx Katie DT mind.

  18. Fabulous card Jane, I love this image too, and also made a birthday card for my grandson a couple of years ago with it.. your designs are always so amazing and such a pleasure to look at!!
    Stunning card:)
    Marjorie xx

  19. Such a sweet card Jane really vibrant!! Thanks for joining in our 'men in mind' challenge over at polkadoodles Wk 22 - Men on our Minds...Polkadoodles Challenge

  20. Super nice way you build up your card! Super card! Thank you for joining us at MAWTT
    Hugs Karina

  21. Fun card. Thanks for sharing it with us this week at Crafty Catz. Naomi x

  22. Great card and love the colours. I had to close down Memories to Keep due to a hacker, so my new one is up and running with a candy...if you want to join up and join in please do aNNie xx

    The Journey is the Start

  23. Good morning sweetie this is just gorgeous hugs Pops x

  24. Fantastic card, love it. Thanks for joining us in our All About The Men challenge at Digi Choosday
    Anjie (DT)

  25. oh wow love this jane.your design is amazing.fantastic detailing and colouring and the images are stunning :D

    xx coops xx

  26. Happy 1 year Blog Anniversary Jane! Time flies doesn't it?! Well, your card is just absolutely GOR-GEOUS! Love this design, and you've put it together so BEAUTIFULLY!

    Big Hugs,

  27. Such a wonderfully designed card, love the cute cowboy and your wanted poster and all the other fab embellies.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments this fortnight.

  28. This card is very cute I love everything about it. Thanks so much for sharing with us over at PND DT Beverly


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