Thursday, 2 June 2011

I just don't do guy cards



When I saw the Fathers Day cards challenge over at CARDS I was stuck as I just don't make guy cards. Every year I give my dad a ready made fathers day card and I always feel bad about it as for years I have given my mum handmade cards for her birthday and mothers day.

The other day as a customer was screaming at me on the phone at work I decided to distract my self from the situation by googling  ties, shirts etc to see if I could get some ideas for this challenge. With all the images I came across I got the inspiration to make this card. The background is part of an actual newspaper that I thought would make a "manly" background and also another way of recycling something that would normally be thrown away. I am happy with the way this card turned out and might start getting into making guy cards, it's great to get out of my comfort zone.

I want to apologize about the lack of comments from me to all  the lovely people who have commented on my cards of late. I have attempted to comment several times on many blogs and its just not happening, I believe there are some issues with blogger at the moment. I truly appreciate all your comments and will try to comment again soon.

This card was chosen to be part of the CARDS challenge gallery

9 comments:

Emily Keaton said...

This is fabulous! Love that shirt and tie. The perfect guy card. :)

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome card dearie!!!!!

Leanne said...

Your dad's going to be delighted with your handmade card this year. Lovely card! I like the newspaper background. BTW, you dad & uncle look so much alike.

patti west said...

The newspaper background is brilliant!! Love this card -- it's another Susan original! :) :)

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, what a fabulous card.

Chris and Paige Evans said...

This is SUCH a cute card Susan!! Thanks for playing along with the CARDS challenge!

Jenny said...

brilliant card, such an inspired idea to use actual newspaper too.
Had a nosey through your blog and just love your style....had to join your followers.
Apparently by unclicking the 'keep signed in' box on sign up page means you are able to comment easier :)
Jenny x

gram7creator said...

I really like his card good job!!

Hannah said...

Wow, for someone who doesn't do 'guy' cards, that is absolutely gorgeous. Love that card, just perfect as a fathers day card :)