Wednesday, June 4, 2014

No. 1 Dad

The new challenge at Frilly and Funkie is called For All Our Fathers and with Father's Day fast approaching we want to see vintage or shabby chic projects for a Father in your life - your own Father, your Husband or any other fellow who is a Father.

I haven't had a Father in my life for more than 30 years so whenever I make a card for Father's Day, it is either for my Husband as this one is or for my Grandchildren to give to their Dad.

I am on the Frilly side of the team at Frilly and Funkie and while I had some initial trepidation about making something for a guy that would live up to that without looking feminine in the end I think I managed to pull it off.

I am going to be presenting the Saturday Step X Step on June 7th so come back then for details on this card.  I can tell you a bit about the image though.  The other night I was asking my Husband to remind me what kind of car he had for his first car and he told me it was a 1959 American Motors Rambler - black with a white top.  This is an image of that model of car and when you come to Frilly and Funkie on Saturday, I will tell you how I made it.

The funny thing is that my first car was also from American Motors and was a 1974 mint green Hornet Hatchback.  It was a nice car (as all first cars are) but it was only a two door model and as time went on the weight of the doors caused problems and after we had our daughter, it became a pain to put her in and out of the back seat.  There have been lots of cars since then and all have been four-door models.

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:

Bearly Mine - One For The Boys
Country View Challenges - Only Men Allowed
Doodle Pantry - Make It Manly
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Masculine - must include ribbon or trim (jute ribbon)
Allsorts Challenge - For The Guys
My Sheri Crafts - Anything Masculine
Speedy Fox and Friends - Vintage

I have used the following products from The Funkie Junkie Boutique in the creation of this card:


  1. What a fantastic male card Cec. Can't wait to see how you put this together. Jenny x

  2. Wow, what a fabulous masculine/vintage card - it's really wonderful! Thanks for joining us at MFP's Speedy Fox & Friends and hope to see you again soon.

  3. Like the vintage masculine car card. Like the Tim Holtz feel that your car seems to have with the embossing & distressing. Wonderfully done. I'm fond of antique vintage cars. Saw a 1959 For Fairlane the other day parked outside of WalMart. Photographed it & met the owner when he came out as I was photographing it. Thank you for entering Doodle Pantry Jun ch.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    Doodle Pantry DT

  4. WOW - your card is amazing!!! I love it!!! Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine Design!!! hugs, ANDREA

  5. Afraid Blogger is not showing me your photo Cec, but I did see the thumbnail link on the challenge blog and can see it's a great masculine creation.

    Thanks so much for joining in at Allsorts this week.

    B x

  6. Wow what a fabulous male card, stunning design and colours..Thank you for joining us at Bearly-Mine Design for this months challenge and hoping you would like to join us again soon. Good luck in draw..Hugs Lozzy x DT

  7. What a lovely male card you have made here which fits perfectly the Bearly Mine Designs Challenge this month of “One for the boys”. Thank you for entering and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Bearly Mine Challenge Blog Design Team Leader)

  8. CEC this is perfect Glad you shared at MFP............Lis

  9. Oh wow Cec, what a great male card! Love the jute ribbon, the embossing, and such a fun image! Looks so good together!
    hugs, Sarah

  10. A great masculine vintage style card!!! I like the embossed layer! Thanks for playing along with Speedy Fox & Friends this week!

  11. This is a perfect masculine card in my mind -- subtle colors, lots of texture and a fabulous image! Thanks so much for sharing with us @ My Sheri Crafts challenge!

  12. Wow! Artistic talent and technical talent all in one person! This is fantastic!

  13. I just love cards with gears and this is so gorgeous! Love all the details that you put into it :)
    Have a good week and thank you for sharing it with us on the RRR challenge.

  14. Definitely masculine. Love the gears, button, twine. Thanks for entering your wonderful card in the Doodle Pantry Challenge.

  15. I struggle with masculine cards, you hit it out of the ballpark with this one Ced!

  16. Brilliant project, love it! Thanks so much for adding it to our challenge at Countryview Crafts!

  17. Love your project!

    Thanks for joining us at RRR!

    Jenn DT

  18. Such a gorgeous card! It caught my eye straight away.. I joined your lovely blog! Best wishes! Ingrid x

  19. I am so impressed with your card, Cec! You have put so much thought into this lovely work of art. Your husband will treasure it always!

  20. Great colors and textures. Thanks for participating in the Doodle Pantry challenge this month!

  21. Congrat's on your Top 3 win Cec, a fabulous make and a worthy winner! Chris xxx


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