Father's Day Card

Saturday, 18 June 2011
Good evening all.  It's been a while again since my last my post.  I've really been suffering with my back, not just physically but mentally as well.  I've been having to take days here and there off work and it's really been getting me down.  I hate not being able to do things which gets me frustrated and this then gets me down.  I've not been able to craft much either because of that but also because I was feeling down. It may seem strange especially when crafting helps so many people who suffer with depression and other illnesses but I was getting so annoyed with myself that I was unable to want to do anything, if that makes sense!!  I had all of these lovely goodies that I'd purchased that were just sitting there!

Today I decided that I was going to do something about that and I've managed to make my Dad's Father's Day card as well as one for Jon's dad!  I am paying for that now but boy did it feel good!!  My mojo was suffering so I had a look around some blogs which helped to inspire me. 

Tonight I will show you Jon's dad's card.  My inspiration for this came from a card the lovely Marcea made.  I used the Cheers Bear from Lili of the Valley which was purchased at the Masterclass in May.  I love all the LOTV bear stamps!

Stamp: Cheer Bear - LOTV; Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black & Copics;
Card & DP: Doodles of Dots & Harlequin - Pink Petticoat, Core-dinations; Tools: Circle & Scallop Nesties
Embellishments: Glossy Accents, Sentiment Oval - Craftwork Cards & Gemstones. 

A close up of this little cutie. you can't really tell that the beer glass has had the glossy accents treatment, the sun deserted me at that moment!  I don't know if you can tell either but I've started to use some polychromo pencils to enhance the shading on my bears.  We were shown this at that Masterclass. I'm hoping that I'm doing it right!

This weeks Lili of the Valley challenge is Bring on the Music.  I really wanted to enter this card & the only song I could think of was Boney M's Daddy Cool!! I think he looks a pretty cool dad so I hope that's acceptable!!

I'm going to enter this card into the following challenges:

Blogger Challenge - Masculine Card
Fashonista Friday - For Men
Craft us Crazy - Father's Day
Crafty Sentiments - Fathers Day
Delightful Challenges - Anything Goes
Dutch Dare Card Challenge - For the Boys
Lili of the Valley - Bring on the Music - Daddy Cool!
Southern Girls - Anything Goes
Sisterhood of Crafters - Dad
Papertake Weekly - Dad's & Lads

Thank you for stopping by and for any comments you may leave, they are greatly appreciated.

xx :0)


  1. Sarpreet said...:

    such a gorgeous card - beautiful papers

  1. Pami said...:

    It's good to have you back Sarah and so sorry that you have been suffering. I hope things start to improve, day by day. Your card is wonderful! The layout is great and your colouring is just amazing! You can also enter into our challenge at Moving Along With The Times as well as this is inspired by a song! Take care honey. Pam x

  1. Aw this is a gorgeous card Sarah! An adorable lil' bear and perfectly coloured too :)
    Take care.

  1. Lisa said...:

    Hi Sarah, Sorry to hear you have been suffering :-( Hopefully things will improve when you have recovered from the op.

    FAB card! Such a cute image and great layout.

    Lisa x

  1. Cazza said...:

    Brilliant card Sarah and fabulous colouring too, I think you're most definitely doing it right!
    Sorry to hear your back has been giving you grief :o( Hope you feel better soon xxx
    Take care and big hugs,

  1. How cute! Wonderful coloring and design! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

  1. Sheila said...:

    I'm glad I saw your card on the LOTV challenge. It is absolutely gorgeous and your coloring is fantastic. I have to say, I understand what you are going through, because I suffer from depression, anxiety, and fibromyalgia. There are days I totally just want to play, but I can't get my body to physically to color. There are times when I look at my last post and it's been 6 months or one year. Just know that you greated a beautiful card, and shared it with us.


  1. Liza said...:

    Such a cute card Sarah, I think I am going to have to invest in some LOTV stamps! Sorry to hear you are suffering so much, take care.

    Liza x

  1. coops said...:

    fantastic card sarah.i love the image and design and your colouring is stunning.
    so sorry to hear you are suffering with your back hun and that you are feeling down.
    i hope you atart to feel a little more yourself soon, take care :D

    xx coops xx

  1. Pops x said...:

    HI sweetie this is really super sweet, great jon on the theme too, thanks for joining us this week at LOTV hugs Pops x

  1. Kim. said...:

    What a great card, love the image and the papers and colours are beautiful. Thanks for joining us this week at Crafty Sentiments Designs.
    Kim xXx

  1. maddy hill said...:

    Oh thats such a sweetie ! love the colouring.
    maddy x

  1. Splashbunny said...:

    So cute!!! just right for father's day
    thank you for sharing at Delightful Challenges this week

  1. Kazza said...:

    That is a very gorgeous fathers day card!! The colours and image are perfect. Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls. Karenxx

  1. Darling card- your coloring is fabulous! The layout is awesome- love the papers you used.

  1. Stephanie said...:

    Such a delightful card Sarah! I'm so sorry to hear you've been down sweetie....I can't begin to imagine how you must be feeling but I am thinking of you & sending you a cuddle through cyber space :) xxx

  1. Sorry to hear about your suffering so! Back problems are no fun and so understand how it can depress you!
    Your card is adorable and at the same time a great masculine card!

  1. I hope your back gets to feeling better. Your little bear with the beer glass is super cute! Thanks for joining us at Blogger's Challenge this week.

  1. BarbaraW said...:

    Adorable image. Great card.

  1. Dot said...:

    Wonderful mans card, so adorable. Your colouring is really pretty. I think you are doing it perfect.Thanks for joining us at Dutch Dare Card Challenges and we hope to see you again next week!!

  1. Hi Sarah
    A gorgeous card love the LOTV image and paper's are fab,thankyou for joining us this week at Delightful Challenges,
    Hugs Dianne xx

  1. Iulia said...:

    Oh, what a great card! Love the coloring of the bear, simply awesome!
    Hugs, Iulia- new follower:)

  1. lesleyworth said...:

    Gorgeous card! Your coloring is fabulous! Thanks for playing along with us at the Shoe!

  1. Ida said...:

    Your card is just adorable. Love the sweet bear image you used. Thanks for joining the BC Masculine challenge.
    Hope your back is feeling better this week.

  1. Rach said...:

    A gorgeous card sweetheart. Hope that ur back problems are sorted soon, keep your chin up babe xxxxxx

  1. Sue said...:

    A great card Sarah. I love the LOTV image. Hope your back isn't giving you to much pain, I do sympathise, I've had back problems from time to time myself. Sue.x

  1. Marcea said...:

    this is just fabulous sweetie xxx

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