Saturday, 12 November 2011

Happy Birthday Dad!

It's my Dad's birthday today, "Happy Birthday Dad!" so of course I've made a card using one of my 'gardening' Hedgehog digi's. Hedgie With His Watering Can 3932. because dad does love his garden.
I've coloured him using my Promarkers, (the hedgehog, not dad) then added streaks of colour from a gold and silver glitter gel pen. His little hand fork has a touch of silver to give it a metal look, the watering can has green, and the little flower also had a dose of gold glitter gel pen added to the colour, just to give it texture and a bit of sparkle. That doesn't really show up in the pictures though.
I started off with some green card folded and cut down to about 5½ x5½ then added the green gingham card using the same green card to layer the veggie paper. You can download green gingham paper HERE (other colours too)
The veggie/seed packets papers are freebies too. They're from the May's Issue of Papercrafts Inspirations Magazine (# 86) They're called Garden Goodies and you can download them HERE.
There's a couple of other patterns, with watering cans and pots, paper ribbons, tags, sentiments etc plus what you see in the photo, but I didn't have them already printed out. I don't use the papers from the magazines, I file them to remind me I have them saved on the computer. In any case there's usually another pattern on the reverse, so you have to decide which to use, and no ones going to use the yellow if there's watering can and wellie boots on the other side, are they!?! (No!) So, download them, save them to your computer (I have a Papercraft Inspirations file) and then you can use them when ever you want!
I haven't put any sentiments on the front of the card, as I thought there was enough going on, but inside I've typed Happy Birthday Dad. (it took me ages to come up with that...!)
The Font I've used is a freebie. It's called Hybrid Hibiscus and you can download it HERE or just Google the name. I coloured it green on the computer but used a red gel pen to colour the Hibiscus flowers.
I made a pocket inside too, which was going to hold a packet of seeds, but when I went to add the packet, it was empty! All the seeds had disappeared! So, maybe, somewhere, these mysterious flowers will start growing. As long as it's not in my craft room I don't mind! Anyway, dad got some chocolates instead, so much more yummy!!)
New Follower! Hi and a big {{wave}} to Jacky Knight, no link, but is that Jacky, Paddington Fan?!? I think it might be! She keeps disappearing, but, she was there! That's it from me. Thanks for stopping by!
OSATT- use a digi
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge: Cute
Craftycatzweeklychallenge.-use a digital
Cardfairy's Digi Day's Challenge: Digi + Texture
Daisy Doodles- Anything goes+with a digi
Make it Monday-Anything goes


  1. YAY!!! Blogger let me in today...Fabulous card Lyn, your Dad will love it "Happy Birthday Dad"...gorgeous image[which I have used] and lovely colouring.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  2. This is beyond adorable...I know it's a man Love your design. Thanks so much for playing with us at OSAAT.

    xoxo Marjo

  3. Hope your dad had a great b'day! Love your card :)

  4. AND....Thanks for sharing at 'Make it Monday'...

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  5. Hi Lyn! Such a cute card and great tips about digi papers. Hope your Dad had a great birthday - the card will have been a big hit for sure! Di xx

  6. Wow! This is so cute!! Love the bright colours! And also the cuteimage.
    Thanks for sharing it at One Stitch At A Time.
    ~darling Ho~OSAAT-DT

  7. Fantastic card for your Father.. saw this on MIM.. Faye

  8. What a gorgeous card Lyn ! Love all those freebies and the links ( thanks )
    Hope your dad had a wonderful day,and l am sure he was delighted to receive such a special card !
    susan x

  9. Gorgeous card Spyder, I like the image and all the detail, Thanks for joining in with us at Cardmadfairy digi days.
    Kevin xx

  10. Hi hun
    aww adorable card, super cute image, luv the little packets, hope ya dad had a great day, sue,x

  11. This is gorgeous. I saw it on MIM xx Jan

  12. Lovely card you have made for your Dad. So glad to hear you did not colour him in!! LOL!!

  13. Oh My Word this is one very pretty creation, I just love colour theme, fabulous image too its just perfect for our challenge this week,

    Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz Use a Digi Challenge I hope you can join us again next week

    Good Luck with the challenge,
    Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :-)x

  14. Fab card and thanks for joining CRAFTY CATZ this week

  15. Wow very pretty. What a wonderful card for your dad or any gardener. My mom is a garden educator at an elementary school. Thank you so much for providing the link I fell in love with the seed packets and the veggie background paper. LOL Thank you very much for sharing and thank you for visiting my page!


  16. lovely card, thanks for playing along with CRAFTY CATZ and CRAFT this week, x carol

  17. What a cute card! Thanks for joining in with our texture challenge at Cardmadfairy. Hugs Gillian.


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