Saturday, June 1, 2013

Rooster for Father's Day Birthday

     I had no idea when I first saw this new release "Rooster" set at Doodle Pantry that I'd be making it into a Father's Day card !  Quick story  and then I'll show you the card.

     I was very short on time, having been gone so much of last month so I printed a pre-colored version of the rooster (doesn't Laurie do a great job of coloring?)  I had it lying on my computer desk when an out-of-town friend dropped by unexpectedly.  I was thrilled to see her because it's been nearly 6 years since she moved and we've only been able to e-mail and talk on the phone occasionally.  

     She saw the rooster, asked what I was going to do with it and, when told about my card making, asked if she could get a card for her husband.  His birthday falls on Father's Day this year and she wants to give him a card that works for both occasions.  :-D

     They live in a high-population, suburban area close to Seattle.  It seems that someone, some years ago, let some chickens go free in the hills of their neighborhood and her husband is frustrated by being awakened at the crack of dawn every day by an extremely proud and loud rooster!  LOL

     As soon as she told me this, I had to go back and print the sentiment I used, which is also part of the "Rooster" set.  I hope Rich has a sense of humor about this card.  :-D

Sketch is from Sketch n Stash.

     I die cut the image and matted it with brown CS.  The background dp was in my stash and it was a leftover scrap.  The sheer brown ribbon came from my local craft store.  The sentiment is die cut also and threaded with that same ribbon.  Although it's a bit hard to see in the photo, I just tied the ribbon ends in a know and cut them on an angle before attaching the sentiment piece.

     Since it's a masculine card, I added three brads to each of two corners and called it finished.

Cards for Men -- Dad
Crazy Challenge -- Use sentiments
Created with Love -- At least 3 layers
Cupcake Craft - Boys
Digi Darla's -- Father's Day
Melonheadz Friends -- Father's Day or male
Ooh La La -- Inspired by Nature
Outlawz Greeting Cards -- Vintage masculine b'day
Songbird -- All creatures, great & small

     OK, that's it for today.  I hope your weekend is going well and that you're finding lots of "me" time, with things fun and relaxing.  If you want to see a photo of the entire Rooster set, see below.  Don't forget that our new Doodle Pantry challenge starts today at 10:00 EDT.   You are required to use a Doodle Pantry image on your entry, but then you get a free set ("Quirky Stork" - see below) just for entering the challenge.  In addition to that, you will get "Vintage Cooking" (see below) as a freebie with any purchase made before June 24.  How can you lose?  Buy a set, get a freebie, use one of the images to enter the challenge and get another freebie set.  Three sets for the price of one, and they all include digital papers, too!  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie



Asha said...

That's a funny story, NC! The card is so beautifully put together. Your friend will love it! I'm so glad you're back. Don't sweat over the visiting. :-)

Doreen said...

Beautiful card,love the image and

Darcy Schroeder said...

Loved the chicken story! Beautifully made card with a great design. Love it!

Pat (mspfd) said...

LOVE this! Perfect sentiment with this gorgeous image. Beautiful design. Thanks for sharing your fun story! I bet your friend's husband gets a kick out of this great creation.

Denise Pustelniak said...

Wonderful colors! GREAT use of the sketch! Love the rooster. Thanks for joining us at Digi Darla's!

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Fabulous card, love the layout and the colours you have used on it, thanks for sharing with us at Digi Darla and good luck
Julie x
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Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous Rooster and love the papers and the design. I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

Linda xxx

Jackie Scott said...

Wonderful masculine card! Love the story behind it - sentiment is perfect!

sari said...

This is such an elegant masculine card! Thanks for joining my challenge over at Cupcake Craft Challenge this week! Good Luck! Hugs and sunshine

Cara said...

Hi NanaConnie ... Coming from The Outlawz to see your great blog (love the kitten) and I am now following you!
I love the story about this card! I hope your friend has a sense of humor too!
(Hugs) Cara

Jo said...

Great card & a fab sentiment NanaConnie! Love the story too....your friends hubby is sure to love it!
Hugs Jo x

Chrisboldo said...

Great Card! Thanks for joining us over at CWLC Blog.

Chris B - DT

Sassy Raggedy said...

Wonderful card Connie. Love the mat behind the image. Hugz, joann

Lady Bug Stampers said...

Great card NanaConnie thanks for joining us at Created With Love Challenges.
Linda K. DT

Linda Anderson said...

An absolutely gorgeous card NanaConnie! And your story behind it made me laugh!


Dawn Lancaster said...

Fab card, super sentiment & a brilliant story to go with it!
Great work as always my friend!
Dawn xx

Scrappin Chris said...

Love it!! Gonna have to stop by and see all the new releases. Thanks for joining our You Lift me Up challenge at Created with Love Challenges.


Jacq said...

Love the story of how the card came to be - I hope Rich has a good sense of humour too but how can he not when he see this great card. :)

Gail said...

Howdy Nana Connie - dropping by from Melonheadz to say thank you for entering your lovely card in our challenge - good luck on the draw and enjoy your week@ Gail DT

Gail said...

Howdy back as a friend saying I love your story! That is the coolest thing - and this rooster worked perfectly for this card to kill two birds with one stone - no pun intended - well maybe a pun intended - enjoy your week!

Craftevan said...

Brilliant card well done
Thank you for entering our challenge on Cards For Men.
Kate xx

Teresa Arsenault said...

This is gorgeous, NC. Love that rooster.

Shannon White said...

Fabulous image Miss Connie!! Love your take on the sketch too! And I bet your friends Hubby Loved this! 8-)


Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

Your card is so striking. Love the rooster and coordinating sentiment!

Thank you for participating in the MelonHeadz Friends Challenge!

Mei said...

The card looks great for a father's day card! Great work! Thanks for joining us this week at the Crazy Challenge!

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Glenda Atkins said...

Fabulous rooster card and after reading your post I can see how the sentiment is perfect for it. I bet they both get a hugh laugh out of it. Wonderfully done Connie.

Benzi said...

After reading the story, I am positive this card is just the perfect one and the sentiment is so fun. What a laugh he'll get when he sees this one.

Nannieflash said...

Fabulous card love the design and your colour choice. Thanks for joining us at CFM, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Tabitha Davis said...

Great project. I love all the colors and everything.
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Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

That is such a great story! And the perfect sentiment to go with it lol. Love that image and great layout!!!!

jimlynn said...

One of our "neighbors" has chickens (and roosters) but they're so far down the road we never hear them! One mama and several babies did wonder all the way down here to our yard the other day though.
Yours is so pretty!!! Another great card!

citronlime said...

Great card!!!

Thank you so much for joining us at Songbird Challengeblog :)

Hugs Linda

Purple Crazy said...

Fab card, love the story, thanks for sharing at OLLCB x

Susan Sieracki said...

Absolutely love the card and the story behind it is priceless. You used the perfect sentiment too. I bet he loves it and roars with laughter!

Glittered Paws said...

Awesome card - but then we have awesome images to work with - great job on the card.

Dawn Frost said...

Great story NanaConnie, along with a fabulous card!