Saturday, 18 June 2011

Hubby's Father's Day card & one my son made!

Mrs Last Minute dot com here again... trailing in with hubby's father's day card at last!



I've used a LOTV stamp and for some strange reason I decided to colour with koh-i-noor pencils instead of my usual promarkers... probably not my best effort colouring-wise but I do find the pencils very relaxing :o) Papers are Pink Petticoat printed onto linen card, red cardstock is from Papermill Direct.  Cut the stars with the sizzix primitive star die, and then embossed them with my brand new Stampin' Up embossing folder - my new favourite thing I think!  Buttons and twine from stash, sentiment is Elzybells.  Layout is based on an old Papertake Weekly sketch.

I'm entering my card for the following challenges:

And this one was made by my 8yr old son Morgan... (note the bold type - I didn't colour this lol!)


Bless him, I think he's done a really great job of it, and he was so pleased with himself :o)  I let him loose in my craft room with my promarkers (eek!) and he picked the paper and matched up the colours himself.  He even did the stamped sentiment himself, first time he's ever stamped anything.  I just did the cutting for him.  Image is from DigiStamp Boutique available here.

I've spent the whole day at home with Dex today - I've a horrible feeling he's coming down with chicken pox!  It's going round nursery at the moment, and he's been really limp and hot all day.  He won't eat or drink and hasn't moved off the sofa all day, poor thing.  So I'm expecting to see some spots soon.  Means we can't go and see MIL as planned tomorrow - she's got cancer and apparently because of the reduced immune system it can be quite dangerous for her to be exposed to it, even though she's had it before.

Blimey, I can't half go on!  Well done if you actually read any of that waffle... off to hop around your blogs now...

46 comments:

Debs said...

Two fabulous cards Lisa - but I think the second one just steals the show today!
Hope your son feels better soon.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
{{Debs}}xx

Noreen said...

Both are fab cards, Morgan's colour matching is superb, well done Morgan.
Hope Dex is better soon. Shame you cna't see MIL tomorrow, but chicken pox would be very dangerous for her, especially if she is on steroids. xx

Anonymous said...

Fabulous cards Lisa. The one your son made is very sweet, kids love colour. I wish I was so bold with colour.

Anonymous said...

Wow, well done Morgan - definitely talented like his mum! Two gorgeous cards! Hope little Dex is ok; hate it when little ones are sick. xxxxx

The Crystal Elephant said...

Great cards, both of them. Well done to Morgan! xx

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Lisa, love both of these gorgeous cards. Your colouring with pencils is amazing and I love the details. Morgan has made a great card, love his bright colours. Hope Dex feels better soon, bless him.

Donna x

Lynne in NI said...

Gorgeous Fathers Day card ... your colouring looks pretty good to me! And your son obviously has your colouring talents too... what a fab card!

Claire x said...

This is a super Father's Day card Lisa - love the image and the red and blue looks stunning together. And your Son's card is just brilliant - you are brave letting him loose with your PMS though LOL. I hope he doesn't have the chicjenpox :O( Have a great weekend hun. Hugs, Claire x

Sue said...

Hi hun
two gorgeous cards, fab colour combo on ya fathers day card awesome colouring,Morgans card is fab great design, hope the pox dont arrive, sue,x

Janette said...

Hi Lisa, Two really fab cards, please tell your son he has done a really brilliant job and should be well pleased with himself.xx

Cricket said...

Two very cute cards.

Jennifer said...

Love your card Lisa. The colour combo is spot on!! Morgan's card is amazing!! A little designer in the making! My youngest daughter has the knack too. She's a dab with my Copics and Pros....matches everything brilliantly just like Morgan. Hope little man makes a speedy recovery. Sorry about your MIL too xx Jenny xx

Debs M said...

LOVE your card, i really need to try different colour combo's, yours look fab, the twine and stars look great too!

Morgan's card is fab, great colour matching....better than mine! x

CraftyC said...

Hi Lisa, love your card but Dex's is even better lol. I know what they're like. My Zoe who's also 8 loves making cards with me and will only colour with my copics as her felts aren't professional enough?? Best to get C/Pox whilst there young anyway, they don't notice it as much so don't suffer too badly. Hope its nothing and he's a little brighter tomorrow
Clairexx

Vicky said...

Well done Morgan....and mummy didn't do too bad either...lol!
Love the colours on your card Morgan...super colouring and great embellies too...just like mummy!

hope wee Dex is better soon hun...big hugs Vicky xx

Jan said...

I agree with everyone - Morgans card is FAB! I Love it, but i can see where he gets his talents from! Jan x

Cazza said...

Your card is fantastic Lisa, love the colour combo and your colouring is perfect! :o)
Wow, Morgan's card is AMAZING!! And he chose all the papers and embellies himself - he's definitely inherited your card making skills! I bet your Hubby will be so, so chuffed with it :o))
Hope Dex isn't too poorly with Chicken Pox if he has caught it, bless him. It's such a nasty virus but especially in adults so better for him to get it now although horrible to see him so ill xxx
Take care hon,
Big hugs,
Cazza
xxx

Marcy said...

Your card is just adorable and so is your son's! Thanks for playing along with us this week at DYSU.

Anonymous said...

Fabulous Fathers day card LIsa, love the colours and layout! Your Son obviously has inherited your skills too, what a great card, love it! Hope he feels better soon.
Helen x

Vicky said...

Cute cards Lisa. Glad to see you're using your new stash already. I too just love this EF! Hope the little one's not too poorly and you manage to have a nice fathers day!
Hugs, Victoria ~x~

Denise and Louise said...

Two great cards. Morgan's is fantastic - he has done such a great job with the colouring and paper matching. Watch out Lisa - I have a feeling he may take over your craft room again very soon - :0) Hugs Denise xx

Jackie said...

Two fantastic cards, you'd better watch out or your son will be taking over your craft space :o)Jackie x

Crafty_Fairie said...

Thanks for joining us at PTD this week with this fab card.

Kerry

coldwaters2 said...

Two great cards Lisa the first one is gorgeous love the image, design and colours the second is excellent what brilliant colouring another lovely card.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Rose Petal said...

Hi Lisa. Have left something on my blog for you.
Love Sandra xxx

Whisper said...

Both you and Morgan have done a fabby job, love them both, Luv Sam x

coops said...

2 fantastic cards, love your lotv image lisa and beautiful soft colouring and wow to morgans card.well done sweetheart, i really love your fab zingy colours and a great fun image.
hope dex doesn`t get the chicken pox hun, not nice.

xx coops xx

The Little Stamper said...

Two beautiful cards Lisa. I think that Morgan has done a fabulous job and he definitely following in your footsteps.

I hope that the chicken pox disappears soon and that your MIL is also starting to recover.

Sharon x

Donna said...

Fab F'Day card Lisa and my fav colour combo...how cool is Morgan's card....what a clever chap and so beautifully coloured...I wish I could stamp sentiments this well...go Morgan...move over Mummy lol! :) Donna x

Kat said...

Great card Lisa. Love that image for male cards, it fits all sorts of occasions.

And what a great job Morgan's done. Great colouring for a little boy and I love how he's matched the colours in the image, DP and card candy. What a clever boy.

Poor Dex, chickenpox is not a lot of fun when you're little but at least it gets it over with. Poppy and Oliver had it recently too & poor Oliver at only 18 months had an awful lot of spots! Hope he picks up soon.

Kat xx

sari said...

Oh my goodness! What lovely crads!! Love your card, but your sons card...wow!! He got his talent from his mum!! Thanks for joining us at The Cupcake Craft Challenge this week! Good Luck! Hugs & Sunshine!/Sari

Jenny said...

Really lovely card....and yours is not too bad either Lisa,....only joking lol. They are both fab and just the job for fathers day. I love your colouring Lisa be it pens or pencils :)
Jenny x

Faye said...

Hi Lisa, loving both of these cards. Think I need the star die! ;)
Thanks for playing at Cupcake this week. x

Kelly Schelske said...

Love your card Lisa!! Morgan's card is awesome, way to go!!

Miranda said...

Lisa your card is very cute, the image is adorable
Morgan your card is awesome, your coloured the image very well and the papers match perfectly with the image

thanks for joining the DYSU challenge this week
hugs
Miranda

Sharon Caudle said...

Oh my gosh, both of these are so fabulous!! I love them! Thanks so much for joining us at Paperplay Challenges this week, and hope you join us again soon! hugs, Sharon

Juls said...

soooooooooooo GORGEOUS!!!!! LOVE IT!!!! Hugs Juls

melsanford said...

Firstly - your card is just gorgeous! Love the the image and those stars are fab. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley!

Secondly, Morgan's card is soooo cute! He's done a fab job!!!

Hope Dex is feeling better soon! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Jenn said...

Adorable Father's Day cards! Love your LO's on both. Great coloring too!

Thanks so much for Partying with us at Party Time Tuesdays.

Jenn

WencheP said...

Fabulous card, the image is so cute. Thank you for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

-Wenche

Angie said...

Wonderful card love the image and the colours thanks for joining us at papertake weekly
Angie x

Lorraine said...

I love your LOTV father's day card - love the colors, design and that adorable imag! And tell your son I think his card is awesome!!! Well done! Prayers & well wishes for your little one and your MIL.

Melly said...

Oh lisa
Both are so stunning! I love the LOTV so cute!
Thanks joining us this time at Dream Valley Challenges
Hugs Melly xxx

rosie said...

gorgeous. fab colours.

Marie said...

Wonderful card. Really great image and LO. Thanks for playing with us over at For Fun this week.
Love n hugs
Marie

Janna Werner said...

Hi Lisa! Thanks so much for sharing your lovely "add a star" project with us at DYSU Challenge Blog this week! Have a great day, Janna