Monday, 7 June 2010

Father's Day and a chance to win BIG............

What on earth do you put on a card for a man who has no particular hobbies/interests? I mean, if they don't golf, or fish, or like football, they can be so difficult to design for. I don't have anybody in mind for this card, it was just a personal challenge to see what I could come up with. This one came about by accident. My thursday craft group had set themselves a challenge to use 'buttons'. I had just bought this plaid paper, and thought it would be perfect for a bright and cheery Father's Day card.
The tree was cut at 3", and I used my distressed stripes embossing folder to add texture to the pinking shears circle.
The sentiment is by Craftwork Cards

the teensy buttons are by Dress-it-Up from Jo-anns


Now then, how would you Cricut owners like to win all four of the new Cricut releases?

Cindy Loo, Freshly Picked, Wall Decor and more, and Mini Monsters

That's the prize that's up for grabs over on the Scrappy-go-Lucky blog this week. We are having an International blog hop, each day a different member of the design team will be posting a creation inspired by her country, and a clue. Collect the letters from each blog daily, solve the anagram at the end of the week, and enter for the draw to win the cartridges. In addition, each of the design team will be giving away 10 Cri-kit gel pens and holder, to a random winner drawn from the comments left on her blog (the winners will be able to choose which set they want).
So there you have it. I am busy working on my card, which will be shown right at the end of the hop on Saturday, when it will be my turn to give away some pens. So start hopping, I would love it if one of my blog buddies won the grand prize
Good luck



32 comments:

  1. This is a perfect card for one of those difficult guys!! I love what you did with the tree! Masculine cards are just so hard! Wow, what a awesome giveaway! I would most certainly pass out if I was to win hee hee! I'll be sure to hop along just to see if I get lucky who knows!

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  2. A great fathers day card, I love the paper piecing, and the lovely bright colours. Pauline xx

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  3. Oh Enfys this is perfect!
    Love your paper and your tree is fabulous!
    Brilliant card!
    hugs
    kim x

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  4. Crikey that is a challenge. I do mostly personalised cards and when I ask for info on the recipient and they say...just do anything...I cringe! This is just great Enfys, love the idea. Will definitely join the hop, really need some new cricut carts lol. Hugs
    Pinky

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  5. Oh what a fab father's day card En and great colours Love the buttons on the tree. Great unique man card I love it!
    hugs
    juliexx

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  6. Wonderful, dear Enfys, you have chosen so beautiful papers.
    Great compliment for this card.
    Hugs
    Melodie

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  7. WOW...it's been a while since I have visited you...You have really come up with some AWESOME creations! Love this card, guy cards are so hard for me and this one is perfect! I'll be back to soak up some for the inspiration you give...I sure won't be soaking up the Florida sunshine...we've have terrible weather here in Orlando! Hope you enjoy your day!

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  8. Great colours, I would never have thought of that paper for a man but it works, brilliantly.
    Haven't got a CriCut, mores the shame, never mind though it's a great prize, someone's going to be very happy, Yay xx

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  9. I love your card. I think cards for guys are hard. I have a crossword stamp that I like to use. Oh no that is one I rent. Well I can request it anytime. It is a great system.
    Thanks for the tip on Scrappy-go-Lucky. I enjoyed reading about Sophie. What a cutie!
    I love that the hop is one place a day. You can spend more time at each blog.
    Thanks for the sweet comment on my card.
    Love to you,
    Linda

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  10. Great tree En - I love it - fab mix of papers and shapes - brill! Cheers Claire x

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  11. Cute card. I'll be hopping along on the blog hop. Was already over to see Mandy's post. Will be anxious to see what y'all come up with this week.

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  12. This is a cute card. Masculine cards are so hard for me too.

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  13. This is really fabulous En! Great idea for the non hobbyist. xxD

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  14. I love this card. That tree could be used for so many things. You always inspire me.

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  15. Hmmm-the perennial man problem.I do like it En but think the men in my life would spot a touch of girliness there. They are so difficult to please-on the other hand I don't worry too much because as long as they like the pressie--------. Get my drift.Now I would be thrilled to receive that card-without the sentiment you understand! Hugs BettyXXX

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  16. Very cute card Enfys! Thanks for sharing with us. I found some of those tiny buttons at my Walmart last year. I haven't used a bunch, but they make really cute centers for Prima's little flowers.
    In regards my 'opinion' on my blog, I guess it really wouldn't matter about the warranty on my machine, as it's already over a year old - I can't imagine them fixing it now anyway. So I'll just keep my fingers crossed. :)
    And thanks for the info on the pens drawing, and cutting. Thanks a bunch. Hugs, Jess

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  17. O how lovely is that card! :D

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  18. Hi Enfys wow thats one stunning card, just right for the man who hasnt got any real hobbies, the tree is really just ideal for them, and the details youve put into it are fabulous. with love and hugs Shirleyxxx

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  19. Great card, love the use of buttons!

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  20. This is a really great card, love the colours and the tree is perfect for a no interest male. I have this problem every year for my father in law. I visited scrappy go lucky this morning as I always do when new post arrives and love the look of the blog hop and would really love some of those pens lol.
    Kim xXx

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  21. What a gorgeous card Enfys.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  22. Great Card... I love the color and the tree to me is a symbol of family. Keep up the great job..

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  23. Love the colors on this card, and my dad fits that description to a tee. This is an awesome giveaway. Can't wait to see what you make Sat. TFS

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  24. en what a super card hun, i love the cute little buttons on the tree and the paper is gorgeous xxxxx

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  25. I love the card...I may hafta scraplift this...haha! Great giveaway and challenge.

    Heather dot dumond at Maine dot edu

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  26. Great tree and buttons. I like your choice of papers. It would be so fabulous to win.

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  27. Love that card En! Its simple and really effective.

    Got my flights booked ;)) Fancy a green lunch later on?

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  28. What a great card for Fathers's Day. I love the colors.

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  29. Awesome Father's Day card! I just love that tree!!! :)

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  30. Such a cute card! It is bright and cheery and perfect!

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  31. I LOVE THIS!! Great Job my friend!
    Hugs,
    Emma;)

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  32. AWESOME!!! Manly cards are tough! This one is great!!!

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I love reading your comments, thank you for taking the time
Enfys x