Sunday, 25 March 2012

Gus golf retirement card

I had fun with this one :o)  Mum asked me for a card for someone at work who's retiring - he's into golf, which always makes things easier for men's cards, doesn't it?!




I've used Gus Golf from Bugaboo, with some fab MME papers and dark brown cardstock from Papermill Direct.  I added the sentiment before I printed the image, and Gus is coloured with promarkers and flexmarkers.  The embossed star and 'golf ball' circle I found in the tub where I keep all my rejected shapes - the things that get cut out or punched and then don't make it onto my card for some reason.  Added some spotty Papermania buttons, a button from my stash and some baker's twine to finish.

I'm entering my card for the following challenges:

Dex has still been fairly cheerful today, the chicken pox doesn't seem to be affecting him too badly - although he's absolutely covered in spots.  At the moment he thinks they're quite funny, but I keep expecting the itchiness to start properly - don't think he'll be quite so happy then!

Hope you've all had a great weekend :o)

30 comments:

heidy said...

Haha fab card for a man Lisa,I love these Bugaboo stamps!!
XXX Heidy

Joey said...

Lisa its fantastico! absolutely love it, gorgeous layout. Joey xx

Annie said...

Fab card, I always struggle with male cards but this is fab!

Hugs Ann xxx

Annie said...

Fab card, I always struggle with male cards but this is fab!

Hugs Ann xxx

Debs M said...

love this, fab golf ball!! x

Squirrel x said...

Good old Gus, lol, super card hun! Sxx

Molecraft said...

What afab, fun image and great papers too! Sorry to hear Dex is poorly hope he gets better soon!
Helen x

Vicky said...

So love this card hunni loving the lush papers, love your male cards hun.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Christine said...

These MME papers are lovely for a mens card! Love the layout of this card. I really like the golf ball you've made. Great add! xx

Carol said...

Fab card Lisa, love the papers.

Hope Dex recovers quickly and doesn't start itching. Carol x

Gemma said...

What a fantastic card sweetie & just love that image...

Poor little Dex..hope the chicken pox goes very quickly!!

When my boys got chicken pox when they were little they thought you grew chicken wings...hehehehe...don't worry i did tell them the truth...not!! Cruel i know hehehe

(well at least it kept their mind off itching)

hugs and xxx
Gemma

Mau xx said...

What a fab card Lisa, these images always make me smile and love your Golf Ball.
Hugs Mau xx

Jackie said...

Brilliant card, love the golf ball :o)
Jackie xx

Jules said...

Hi Lisa

A great card!!

Love the golf ball!

Hope all is still going well with the chicken pox. We used to play dot to dot with the spots, a paintbrush and calamine lotion to see what shapes we could make.

Love Jules xx

xxxtglxxx said...

LOL!! What a fab, fun card! :) I love these bugaboo images, they are so funny.

Awesome colouring, layout and design hun, this is brilliant!

hugs

xxalisonxx

Mary J said...

Brilliant Lisa!! That golf ball using the SU embossing folder is fab - pure genius!!

Jen said...

gorgeous lisa....

i love these bugaboo images they are perfect for mans cards

jen xx

Christine L said...

Fabulous golfer's card Lisa... love it and I bet he will too!

Glad Dexter isn't itching too much!

Hugs
Christine x

Aileen said...

Super card. Love these images and the background paper is a super match. x

Heather said...

Great card and cute image. Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Playtime this week.

Heather P said...

Oh, I just love this card! It is just PERFECT for a retiring golfer, lol! Great image, great coloring! Thanks for sharing with Pile it on this week!
Hugs,
Heather P
www.heather-p.blogspot.com/

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Hee hee, that golfer doesn't look too happy. Great retirement card and I love all the layers. I like how the paper pattern mimics the golfer's shirt.

Whisper said...

Superb - am loving the layout and cool image, Luv Sam x

coops said...

fantastic card lisa.i love this fun bugaboo image and great papers and design :D

xx coops xx

Gemma said...

fabulous creation! Thanks for joining in our Masculine challenge this week at Pile it on! Gemma :)

Jenny said...

Brilliant Guys card Lisa, those digi's are so funny :0)
Jenny x

Lorraine said...

Oh I love the Gus images, lol. Perfect retirement card! You've colored it bautifully (love the sky) and love the embossed "golf ball"!

coldwaters2 said...

Fantastic card for a male Lisa, great image and a fabulous design.
hugs
Lorraine x

nat x x said...

Thanks for joining in with the challenge over at CYDA. love the card and the image
Nat x x x

Bettina L. said...

Such a fab male card. Love all the layers and the design with buttons, star and string. Thanks for playing at Totally Gorjuss and good luck. Hope to see you back saturday for a new challenge. Bettina xx