Thursday, 2 June 2011

OLW 56, Fathers day, men's cards, groan!

Morning I'm back, been a tad busy this week, sorry if I haven't visited you, going to try to catch up with some lovely LIMettes later on. Sun's shining and Mr Mustavcoffee's up a ladder painting, windows, we are going to look smart:0)

OWL56 is at Susan's this week
OLW Rules

1. A one-layer card is defined as a single piece of cardstock folded in half. No other layers allowed.

2. Make a Father's Day card (for a father or special father-figure in your life). Remember to keep embellishments to a minimum.

3. Upload your card somewhere online and link back to it using the InLinkz button on the sidebar of Simplicity.

4. The most important rule of all: HAVE FUN!!!!!
I chose contraptions this week because my father loved gadgets, sadly he's not around anymore but I think he would have been fascinated by all things steampunk, in a masculine sort of way, if you catch my drift and he wouldn't be bothered about sentiments, so I left it off!

I was really pleased with my smoke, LOL It's the little things, as a certain Mr Holtz would say:0)
I hope you like, I think Susan may not be so happy because although it's CAS it's certainly not tidy, sorry Susan :{

Hope your day goes well everyone and Thanks for looking in :0) xx


Stamps by Tim Holtz, Steampunk, it's the background stamp, I love it! I got mine at the Craft Barn.
The contraption stamp came from the Scrolls work stamp company.
Coloured with 2 Cool grey shades, Copic, C1 and C3,

28 comments:

craftattack said...

Great card and wonderful stamps! Hugs, Valerie

joanne wardle said...

love it, the background is fab

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

WOW - that is one SERIOUSLY FAB Father's Day card. Best male card I've seen for a while and I like that there's no sentiment on it too! How do you do it? Tell me your secret!

Hug, Sandra

Neil said...

Brilliant card. Love the simplicity. I tend to get carried away but some images deserve to have their own space! Thanks for sharing

Angela said...

This card is seriously cool. I've never quite understood the steampunk look...but now I do! Awesome card!

Suzi B said...

This is fantastic! I love steampunk!
Sue :)

Pauline said...

What a fab masculine card, love those vintage images!

Doreen said...

Wow Gay this is gorgeous.xxx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Wow this is fabulous, love the image and your smoke too. Tracy x

Jules said...

Totally amazing .. .. I love this very, very much!!!

Love Jules xx

Linda R. said...

Such a great steampunk card... Your really rock at these CAS cards..

Hugs, Linda

Jenny said...

Great card Gay (thanks for letting us know your name by the way..didn't like calling you MAC)
A very different image but just ace for a chaps card. You must have a roomful of stamps :)
Jenny x

Netty said...

Oh wow Gay this is the best male card ever my friend. Annette x

Susan said...

Gay, this is a FABULOUS card for a man!! Love those vintage stamps...and I don't think it's overdone at all!!

Rosemary said...

oh my gosh gay... what a FABULOUS CARD! i spotted it the minute i clicked on the susan's blog!! love it!!

Lisa A. said...

Wow, Gay, I think this is AMAZING!! I love the stamp image...you MADE the smoke?? Wow...what a wonderful guy card...so very very cool:)!!!

Emily Leiphart said...

Wowzers, this is incredible, Gay! I'm not a man but I would LOVE to have this card. LOL It's just that awesome - something about plans and travel pretty much says it all!

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous, brilliant use of those stamps.
luv
Debby

Lynn said...

Love it, love it, love it - what more can I say, lol. Lynn x

Junie said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Steampunk is sooooooooooo trendy just now and I love it !! your card is beyond WOW I absolutely love it !!

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Fabulous Fathers Day card Gay - very "Heath-Robinson", but I guess I'm the only person in blogland old enough to have heard of him!!
Great work - love the image.

Hugs, Sylvia xx
PS: Thank you for your very kind comment today.

Dotty Jo said...

This is just fabulous Gay!!!!! I'm so into steampunk right now... especially since I read a deffinition of what it is... LOL! Have a great weekend, big hugs, Jo x

Esther said...

You are most definately the OL and CAS queen...Love it...Esther xx

Bonnie said...

Wow! This is great! What wonderful stamps! It's been a busy week here too. Glad you got a chance to stamp though.

Chrissie said...

This is amazing Gay, what brilliant stamps and how superbly you have used them!
Chrissie

kingstonmama said...

Oh my. This is just beautiful.

Dolly Daydreams said...

Love it ! What an unusual card those stamps are fab you did a marvelous job.

Marie

Vicky Hayes said...

My goodness this is a stunner! Beautifully layered and beautifully coloured. Vx