Happy Father's Day!

02 September 2013

Yesterday was Father's Day and I pondered for a long time on what type of card I was going to make my husband. He has a few different hobbies, which include music and playing guitar, vintage dodge trucks, hot rods and buying and selling vintage bits and pieces. 

Until a couple of months ago there was never any talk of motorbikes and I have to say that I was happy with that! Then he discovered a 'cool' group of guys called the Sydney Cafe Racers. The hunt was on for a vintage bike. He sold one toy to buy another one!

I'm sure boys never grow up, their toys get more expensive!

I remembered the new stamp set, 'Rev Up the Fun' on page 51. I originally puchased this stamp set as it's a great set for young boys and I'm always making cards for my sons friends and nephews birthdays. Seems it's also a great set for big boys as well! ;)

My style is usually more clean and I'm certainly no sponging queen like my upline Teneale Williams and I think she would be proud of me for using the Gorgeous Grunge set stamped together in layers! However this card needed to look vintage and it had an oil leak when he first got it, so I think the splotches look like great oil leaks.


'Every day can be a Joy Ride' - In this house, like most, every day is a joy ride! It has it's ups and downs, it's generally pretty fast and busy, but I love it and I love enjoying it with my husband and best-friend. 

Stamp Sets: Rev Up the Fun ; Gorgeous Grunge
Accessories: Linen Thread
Designer Series Paper: 'Sweater Weather' from Holiday Catalogue (pg18)
Colour Combination: Very Vanilla ; Crumb Cake ; Chocolate Chip ; Midnight Muse ; Cherry Cobbler

Happy Father's Day to all the other amazing Dads and Husbands.

Lou X


  1. Great card! I find guy cards are difficult and you nailed this one. Don't you love gorgeous grunge? Big boys, big toys...so true! Happy Father's Day, Dan!

  2. You sponged and a fancy inside. God I love your work, its amazing girlie.