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Tuesday, 12 June 2012

DT Post for LEJ Designs challenge: Daddy dearest

Good morning all! And a happy Tuesday to you!


This morning there's a new challenge starting over at lejdesignschallengeblog - its theme is a male card and the title is daddy dearest - obviously any male card will be acceptable but the challenge is highlighting Fathers day which, of course, falls on Sunday!

The challenge can be found here. There are prizes for the first two names chosen at random from cards or other projects entered - first prize is 3 digis of your choice from lejdesigns and the second prize this week is a pack of artbars from Derwent, our sponsor that you can visit here.

So my card this week features some time stealing pixies - I thought they were quite appropriate for fathers day since it always seems that the older you become the quicker time goes - and obviously my dad is older than me! There's logic there somewhere - anyway - its a fab digi - so what do you think of my card?


I made the background paper using distress ink pads direct to paper - china blue and walnut stain and used some cut and dry foam to blend the edges. I did a similar thing with the tag except the brown ink was applied to my craft mat and the blue dyed tag patted onto the ink.I've coloured the image using promarkers and added a heart charm. The 'Dad' was diecut by my sister in New Zealand - she has a laser cutting machine and occasionally sends me words to add to my cards!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
male card at panpasteluk
anything goes at craftyourpassionchallenges
Father's Day at craftysentiments

Here's hoping you have a fabulous Tuesday!
Love and hugs Rachel xx

16 comments:

  1. I think your logic is spot on, love the image, the pixies are so cute and I love the distress ink background paper that you have created, really sets the clock and pixies off well. Lovely card.
    Not sure if it just me but a bit of the right hand side of the card is covered by your sidebar? Crafty hugs, Anne x

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  2. This is just gorgeous,love the image and fab colours.xxx

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  3. Fabulous card.Love the inky background and cute little pixies.So that's where all the time goes!Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
    Lisa x

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  4. Hi Rachel,
    Great card,really made me smile :) x

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  5. Really gorgeous hun, I love the tag and the inked background
    Lindsay xx

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  6. Love those pixies, Rachel, think they stole some of my time, too! I'm sure i only had my eldest son a few years ago...yet he's gonna be 25 next week, eeek!!
    Hugs Jo x

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  7. Hi Rachel
    Love this card great images.
    Thank you so much for your lovely card it arrived this morning it's so nice to get a card in the post.
    Kaz.xx

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  8. Fab card Rachel, I love your handmade backing papers. I think I have a few Time Stealing Pixies around my house - I don't know where the time goes some times.
    Pauline
    x

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  9. Love this image Rachel and the papers are great. I think the idea of time stealing pixies would expain where most of my days go. Love Linda xxx

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  10. Great card. Love your image and layout.
    Thanks for joining Craft Your Passion.
    Hugs Berit - GDT

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  11. Just popping back to say thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog hun
    Lindsay xx

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  12. Gorgeous card Rachel, that background is fab-u-lous and I adore that image. Thanks for joining us at PanPastel UK this week
    Claire xx

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  13. oh lol fab image and fab Father's day card
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week
    Lisa x

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  14. fabuous Fathers Day card! Thanks for entering our challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week! Gemma :)

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Thankyou so much for leaving a comment - it really does mean a lot to me! Hugs Rachel xx