Monday, 11 June 2012

Little Additions fathers day card

It's Masculine Monday on my blog as usual and today I've made a fathers day card using a baby set! No, please don't edge away - I haven't gone completely mad! Come and have a look:


The Little Additions stamp set features this lovely squashy-looking chair which I thought was perfect for a fathers day card. My father is 86 now and has lost the feeling in his fingers and toes, so he can't walk far and can't do fiddly things with his hands and is most often found reading in his armchair. I do think of armchairs as being quite male as my husband is obsessed with 'his' armchair! I paper pieced the chair on my card using polka dot paper from the Patterns stack, and I made it for this week's CASual Fridays challenge where the ladies are calling for spotty cards, and for Make My Monday where a fathers day card is required.


I do love combining sentiments from various sets to make new, unique ones and it's easy with my stamp-a-majig positioner. The 'it's your day' on this one is from Happiest Birthday Wishes and the 'dad' is from For My Family which contains sentiment stamps for every member of the family and teacher too! This is a slightly different version of the card which was made for Technique Tuesday where Mynnette show-cased a fabulous velveteen technique. I thought it would make an excellent armchair cover! It's hard to see though - let's zoom in:


I'm not sure if I was very good at this technique (you stamp a design in white craft ink, allow it to dry, then overstamp it with a solid image and wipe with a soft cloth.) My version is rather too subtle - Mynnette's is more pronounced - do pop over and have a look.

EDITED TO ADD: A weird thing has happened - I scheduled this post on Sunday morning and on Sunday evening I was having a browse online (something I rarely do) when I came upon a card on Mary Fish's blog that is almost identical to this one! Mary made hers first and I promise faithfully that I hadn't seen it before making mine - this is a completely inadvertent CASE and how bizarre that they are SO similar! Do go and check out Mary's wonderful blog where you'll find lots of tips and fabulous card designs.

Here's what you'll need to make today's card:
Stamps: Little Additions, Happiest Birthday Wishes, For My Family
Ink: Pacific Point, Basic Grey, Whisper White craft ink
Card stock: Whisper White, Real Red
Other Patterns designer paper, Heart to Heart punch, stamp-a-majig
I'd be delighted to order any of these items for you and can have them delivered to your address in the UK. I'm committed to providing excellent customer service and am always happy to offer help and advice. To place your order, just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593.

Do you remember me posting this card at the end of May? I'd made it for my husband's birthday in July and thought I was quite safe to post it considering that crafting isn't really his thing. It was only when he collared me, demanding to know what I meant by saying that he bored the children about historical issues, that I realised that he is in fact a secret reader of my blog! After I'd got over my astonishment, I spent an enjoyable few moments trying to convince him that half an hour lectures on political reform aren't really top of the children's list of favourite entertainments!

I'll be back tomorrow with something more feminine so do come and have a look if you have a minute.
Hope to see you then,

29 comments:

  1. Both your chairs look brilliant, Vicky. Perfect for fathers day cards. As you said... there's something about men and their favourite chair...mine has one, too x

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  2. Love this and I'm with you - armchairs and sofas totally say "dad" to me!

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  3. Great card for fathers day and you are right men do have a favourite chair

    Anne

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  4. Love the versatility of stamp sets! This is gorgeous and perfect for fathers day.

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  5. These are lovely cards, that chair is really sweet actually, but you've really made me giggle that your hubby reads your blog, you'll have to mind your p's and q's now!

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  6. A lovely Father's Day card Vicky - wouldn't do for my husband though as he prefers the floor!
    Thanks for joining in with us at MMM this week - Jacqueline xx

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  7. Super cards Vicky, love it in the polka dots, spooky how you and Mary have both gone for heart cushions! xx

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  8. Both great versions of the archair.

    Aha . . . you're busted! xxx

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  9. Both chairs are fab Vicky, must have a go at that technique. Men and chairs yes but I tend to monopolise the sofa, all of it:)
    Val x

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  10. Love the chairs...so, so sweet with the little hearts...and I'm having a giggle over the conversation with your hubby. I never quite know when mine will or will not read my blog :) Thanks so much for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  11. Love both your versions the best! You come up with such great ideas Vicky - particularly with sentiments - love it!

    And now you know your hubby reads your blog, it'll be a great place to drop hints for presents too! ;-) Gill x

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  12. you know what they say . . . "great minds . . . " frankly, i love both versions of your card, especially how you paper pieced it. bravo! hugs, m

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  13. Armchairs are definitely perfect for any father that I know! I love the polka dots and the velveteen technique is fantastic. It looks like some well worn denim. Soft and oh so comfy!

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  14. Lovely fathers day cards - and how weird that you both made it at the same time! Do you think it could have been shown at an SU event or something? Pesky husbands, can't always anticipate what they're going to do - hope that hasn't ruined the surprise of his card! M x

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  15. Love it Vicky. You'd better be careful what you say on here now!!
    M x

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  16. gorgeous card Vicky. i have to admit that i'm careful about what i say as i know my DH checks my blog every now and again so i'm careful hugs Karen x

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  17. VICKY!!! LOVE that Velveteen stamped chair--so fabulous for my Technique Tuesday challenge! Thanks for linking up with me there AND for joining us at MMM! :)

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  18. Lovely masculine card! CAS perfection! Those colors work so well for men and yes, do they love their armchairs! So glad you could join us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  19. Ha ha! Oh dear, are you going to have to make him a new birthday card now? Love that you've used a Little Additions stamp to make a masculine card. THe armchair is perfect for a Father's Day card!

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  20. fabulous card Vicky I can just see your dad sat in the big cumfy chair. thank you for joining us at MMM
    suzi b xx

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  21. A super card for father's Day Vicky, isn't the year flying by?!

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  22. Well they're all delightful! I binned sooooo many of my early attempts at velveteen its not funny - I think practice makes perfect on that one! I think I like the spotty version best but that's because I have a thing about spots and stripes on home furnishings ;-)
    Tara
    x

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  23. What great cards and perfect for any guy especially dads mine loves his too and wont let any one sit in it ! The colours are perfect and yes i can see the velveteen technique must give it a go. You had better be careful what you say about hubby from now on just in case !!

    Marie

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  24. lovely CAS card! perfect use of colors and elements, Vicky! So glad that you join the fun with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  25. It's just that great minds think alike Vicky! I'm sure it must happen all the time. Super use of your stamp. It makes a great fathers day arm chair. x

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  26. Hi Vicky, I love the armchair image for a fathers day card and the spotty one looks such fun too :0)
    eek.... You'll have to be careful what you write on your blog now-tee hee.
    Thanks for linking up to CASual Fridays :0)
    Jenny x

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  27. Aw! how lovely a heart and a chair for a Dad, love it.

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  28. I think your idea for the fathers day card is absolutely fantastic. Your father will like it for sure.
    Eva

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  29. Really gorgeous card and thanks so much for entering our masculine card challenge at Make My Monday.
    Hugs, Fliss x

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x