Monday, 23 March 2015

The Dad's Big Birthdays.

The year of the big birthdays continue... This post its my Dad's 70th and the future Father In Laws 60th. Being the milestones that they are I decided they needed to be bigger than usual so I went for 8 x 8 square cards. The bigger card demanded a bigger image. 

I loved colouring this image with my promarkers.  It from Dr Digi's House of Stamps - a digital stamp online shop.
www.doctor-digi.com

The background papers are My Minds Eye - little Robots collection of 12x12.
I used a templates for the large number and drew round them on the co-ordinating striped paper from the same kit - before mounting them on green card and cutting out again. Happy Birthday is a Pebbles sticker and the letters are from Doodlebug.


The promarkers used are -
Skin - Spice, Coral, Soft Peach, Blush & Antique White (Flex)
Hair & Newspaper - Warm Grey 1, 3 & 5
Pants - Icicle, powder blue, blue pearl.
Dressing Gown - Poppy, Ruby, Crimson, Cardinal Red & Burgandy.
Slippers - Pale Citrus, Lime Zest, Lime Green, Pear Green & Marsh Green.

The next card I made for my Dad - who last year took up Crown Green bowling. So I bought this digital image from Digistamp Boutique.


I used the templates for the large number and drew round them on Doodlebug - red spot paper before mounting them on blue card and cutting out again. The Letters for DAD and the "th" are also from Doodlebug. The Background paper is from Pink Paisley and has a gloss effect on the circles. I also added some Glaze on the Bowls to give them some extra dimension. I used a die to cut the grass and for the "happy".
Promarkers used -
Hat - Poppy, Ruby & Cardinal
Top - True Blue, Royal Blue, Egyptian blue (flex ) & Indigo Blue.
Grass - Lime Zest & Pale Citrus.

16 comments:

  1. Love these cards! I have such a hard time with masculine cards...these are great. I saw your post in K&C. I'm your newest follower:) I'd love if you'd follow my blog too. :). ~Bonnie

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    1. Following you too Bonnie! Love your creations. Thanks for your ace comments (:(|)x

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  2. Two fabulous cards Lilibet, your father and father-in-law will love them. Great colouring and design on both and those digital images are perfect for your themes.
    Lorraine

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  3. Argh thank you Lorraine. They did love them. I did worry the 60th image might be a bit insulting - but he laughed so much!! X

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  4. Great cards. Love the Digis and your colouring. Now following your blog. Mind is www.occasionsandcreations.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Tanya... Following you too - great cards xx

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  5. These are brilliant! I love both these cards- you have done a fabulous job with them.
    Thanks for joining us at the Scribble & Scrap Challenge xx

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  6. Lovely cards, both of them. Thanks for sharing your card with us at I Love ProMarkers. Good luck, hugs from Lisbeth

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  7. Great cards. Thanks for sharing with us at ABC Challenges.

    Nikki

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  8. wow, thanks for joining us at ABC Challenges with your awesome card, cheers, Carol DT

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    1. Thanks Carol. Glad you like it! x

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  9. haha!! made me smile, your colouring is stunning and love the bright colours... perfect!! x Thankyou for joining us over at Digi Choosday for our 'Use a die' challenge Lynda DT xx

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    1. Wow thanks for the lovely comment Lynda. x

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