Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Dad's Best Friend

     I love this little pup which is from a set by Deedee's Digis called "Dad's Day Off."  It happens to be the Digi of the Month for the Progressive Challenge over there.   I used it for the challenge over at Cardz 4 Guyz where I've been a Guest Designer for the entire month of May.  This is my final card for them as GD.  Thanks for making my stay so enjoyable, ladies.  :-D  Our theme this week is "Checks or Gingham" and, of course, your card has to be for a guy.  But with Father's Day coming up in a few weeks, now is the time.

     This time I used a pre-colored image (quick and easy) and then cut it with a die from Spellbinders.  The mat was cut with a larger die from the same set.  The gingham paper came from a stack by Gina K and I ran it through my new "Houndstooth Check" embossing folder.  I'm going to really love that folder, especially for masculine cards.

     The sentiment is mine, computer printed and hand cut, then matted and hand cut again.  The bow is one of those I make myself, sewing it together and adding the pearl.  I kept it all pretty CAS since it's a 'guy' card.

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     I hope you'll take a shot at making another masculine card, add some "Checks or Gingham" to it, and enter it in the Cardz 4 Guyz challenge this week.  See you there.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


  1. I have some of this paper and love it. You really pushed it up a notch by embossing it. This is the perfect guy card and I adore your sentiment - exactly what a pup would be thinking as he brought his dad the slippers. So glad you could play along with us at Deedee's this month. Can't wait to see what you do next month. It's a darling one coming up.

  2. Fabulous image, love the cutie. Fabulous background paper too which looks fabulous embossed.
    Linda xxx

  3. Love the embossing over the gingham paper! Great card for a guy Connie. Of course I love that cute image too.

  4. Great image and I love the embossed paper x

  5. Loving your card, such a cute imge, great interpretation of the theme. Thanks for being our guest during May, we hpe you have enjoyed your spell with us.Looking forwarad to you playing along with us and hopefully returning as a Guest in the future. Caz Blog Owner.

  6. Terrific card! I love that you embossed the gingham paper, it added the perfect amount of texture. Thanks for being a guest designer at Cardz 4 Guyz.

  7. A wonderful card and another fab sentiment, my Dad would have loved that. Love the embossing folder on the check, must try and remember that.

  8. That patterned paper with the embossing looks awesome!! That pup is so cute and a perfect design for a masculine style theme!! :)

  9. I love the papers NC....Great card for the Father's out there. Hugs, joann

  10. Hi Connie, such a cute card. Perfect for Father's Day. Thanks for joining us at Mema’s Crafts challenge this month. We look forward to seeing more of your beautiful work. Hugs, Barbara { Mema’s Crafts }

  11. What a cute card - thanks for entering the CCC Digi Creations Challenge - all the best, and I hope we see you again soon
    DT CCC Digi Creations

  12. How cute and you got the dog's voice down perfectly.

  13. Love it NanaC! The papers work perfectly with the cute image!
    A brillian Guy card!
    Dawn xx

  14. Sweet!! Love the image, especially on the gingham backing paper. So perfect together. Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers.

  15. Gorgeous card. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at CCC Digi Creations. We would love to see you again. Anet DT x

  16. Lovely card! Thank you for playing the Craft and Smash Challenge!
    P.S. Love your cats!!!!

  17. Thanks for sharing on craft and smash

  18. Grazie per aver partecipato al challenge di Craft and Smash!

  19. Bel lavoro. Grazie per aver partecipato al challenge di Craft and Smash!

  20. That is such a cute image--your card is adorable! Thanks for joining us over on the HIMCR blog!

  21. Nice card. Thanks for sharing with us at Mema's crafts.

  22. Such a sweet image! Thanks for playing with us at Craft Time Challenges!


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