Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Fruit & Veg & Happy Birthday Dad!

Today is my Dad's Birthday, and as it's me that's hosting the challenge over at an Oldie But a Goodie this time, I thought I'd pick a theme that would help me create his card.  So todays challenge is

Fruit & Veg
(Please also use something older than 6 months on your card and tell us what it is)

Now my Dad is a super keen gardener and veggies are his speciality (although he's also very good at growing roses and keeping his grass in tip-top condition,) so here are a few inspirational pics of his garden to help you with your creations.

For my card, I chose a JustInklined garden themed digi, called Gardener's Harvest - Available Here which I thought would be perfect for my Dad. I've had it for over 6 months, kept specially for this card! As for my card, well it's nice and simple with kraft and a charm, burlap and neutral papers.  All my colouring is done using Promarkers.

Sweet Stampin - Favourite Stamp - Not sure if I have a favourite actually, but this was defo my favourite for my Dad's card!
Stempelsonne - Summer
Wags n Whiskers - Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks - The Great Outdoors ... in the garden!
Chrisma Cardz - Anything Goes
Sketcn n Stash - Sketch 72 - New charm but everything else is old

Card Mania - How charming - use a charm
Pink Elephant - (TPE260) - Summertime - gardening
Just Inspirational - 3 or more layers

Finally, I've decided it was time to reduce my design team commitments and stand down from the OBAG team.  It's almost 3 years since I started with the team and it was my first DT position.  Thanks Fran for having me on the team, I've had loads of fun and met some fantastic bloggers through my time here.

And as a little thank you, I have a little stamp prize for this weeks winner - it's the garden themed Penny Black slapstick shown below;


Squirrel x said...

Super gorgeous card hun, love that - I know a vegetable growing daddy who would like it a lot too! Hugs xx

Whisper said...

Oooo fabby image hun and i'm sure your dad will love it - gee as he's so good as gardening, does he fancy coming South and helping me with my forest ;-), Luv Sam x

Oooo and you'll have to text me to tell me where you got that super charm from too, of course if you can remember !!, X

brenda said...

Sounds and looks just like my Dad Janice and what a perfect card for his Birthday.

B x

Dreja said...

Eine ganz tolle Karte. Danke daß du bei der SsC mitmachst.
LG Dreja

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah Happy Birthday to your Dad, Hope he has a super day, Love his garden its brilliant, Love the card its super, Love Hazel xx

Sue said...

Happy Birthday to your Dad, his garden looks beautiful.
The card you have made for him is fabulous. Such a great image and beautiful colouring.
Sue xx

Sarah said...

This is wonderful...as is Dad's garden!! I'm sure he loved it!! Sorry you are leaving us at OBAG :0(
But I shall still keep any eye on what you get up to!! xx

Debs said...

Fabulous card Janice - amazing image so beautifully coloured.
Your Dad's garden looks amazing.
Wow to 3 years with OBAG - so many fabulous makes have been shared.
Have a wonderful evening.
Debs xx

Cat's sCrap said...

Original theme. Card everything in simplicity. Bravo ! It's successful !

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz.

Hugs from France.

susiestacey said...

Lovely garden photos, and a perfect card for your Dad too. hope you are well x Susan x

Sternenglanz said...

What a great card!
Since your father is determined very happy about it.

Thank you studied at the SSC with doing


aussie aNNie said...

FAB-ulous image lovey colours and gorgeous creation. The wowzer vegie garden reminds me of when dad had his years ago along with his chooks and all...looks fab.xxxxx

The Journey is the Start

KT Fit Kitty said...

My Dad is a keen gardener too - this card would be perfect for him too! Love the stamp you used - your colouring is gorgeous! Your father's garden looks beautiful! Thank you for the sweet comment on my blog! Wishing you a wonderful day!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Love your card hun & I bet your Dad did too.
Happy belated Birthday to him from me
Hugs Shell xx

Tina Henderson said...

Great card! Beautiful photos of the garden too! Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week!
Tina - DT

Lori said...

What an awesome card for your Dad! Love the wheelbarrow full of veggies - you've colored it so well! Thanks for joining us at The Pink Elephant this week xoxoxo

coops said...

so stunning janice.fabulous image and i love your design :D

xx coops xx

Liz McGuire, said...

Hiya, what a perfect card for your Dad, and what a beautiful garden,

Liz x

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow your Dad's garden is just so beautiful, nature at its best and your card is a wonderful take on the sketch. Your Dad will treasure it.
{I would love you to take part in my 900 Follower Give-away. Thank you so much if you have already entered and good luck}. Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Janice and a brilliant theme.
Your Dad's garden looks wonderful - wishing him a very happy birthday.

Pia Krogh Larsen said...

Thank you for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Would love for you to join us again next week :o)

Paddington fan said...

What a beautiful veggie garden, I wish my garden looked like that! I love your card, a fantastic image, beautifully coloured and love the design which puts the focus on the image! Perfect, I'm sure your dad will love it!! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week and I hope you'll join us again soon! Love Jacky x

KalySto said...

Such a lovely and "charming" card!
Thank you for joining us at Card Mania Challenges!
Smiles, Kaly

Claudia said...

Wundervolle Karte. Vielen Dank für die Teilnahme an der SsC.
LG, Claudia

Holly Hughes said...

Great card! Especially for a gardener. love the coloring and layers. Fantastic job! Thanks for joining us at Just Inspirational Challenges. Holly H, DT

Shary said...

Fab card for a gardener!
Thank you so much for your lovely comment on my blog x

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

Wow! So much to see Nd say. Your fathers garden and rose bed is magnificent and yes, what a perfect stamp for your fathers card that you held on for 6mo this. It is very nice to have a lovely Penny Black stamp for some one. Didn't realize it had been 3 years on the DT. Your coloring and presentation is awesome of this wheelbarrow card.

Sue B said...

Ooh what lovely photos Janice… your dad's garden looks like a wonderful stately home!! he must be an excellent gardener!!! :-)) I used to love gardening before my back went.. nothing more satisfying!
and what a fab image - it's perfect for your dad's card and your colouring is awesome!!! Love the papers, burlap and little spade charm! Bet your dad loved this! hope he had a lovely Birthday!
I'm not coping well in this heat… I'm really hoping that it cools down a bit tomorrow!! Hope you are ok hun.
Hope you have a lovely weekend !!
Big hugs
Sue xx

Vivi Casale said...

what a pretty card and great take on our sketch!!!
great pics of your veggies!!

Thanks for joining us at SNS!