Friday, 18 June 2010

Polka Doodles Challenge - Fathers Day/Male Theme

Good morning folks, it's time for the next Polka Doodles challenge and this week's theme has been chosen by Dee. As it the day for all those dads on Sunday, Dee would like to see something for Fathers Day or male themed and what you make is up to you.
I've just realised that it's a week since I last blogged, unfortunately having been very busy with my work and no time for crafting! That will change over the weekend though as the new Polka Doodles CD comes out on 27 June on Create and Craft TV and Nikky has been working very hard to get all the new images over to the DT so that we can make samples for the show.
Anyway, back to this week's challenge and I've made a very vintage style card on a music theme.
I was inspired by a certain musical which came straight to mind when I saw these gorgeous grungy, vintage style papers on the Not For Girls CD in the Sounds Good section.
My card is very simple to make. I resized the music background paper and printed it on the right side of a piece of A4 card which I scored and folded in half to make my card blank. I then resized the jazz player twice and printed this out. I cut out the whole panel of the smaller on and matted this on dark red card with a wide border at the base. I added 3 tarnished silver star brads on one side. I then cut out the larger jazz player round the image and added him with foam tape. I assembled the card as you see with some cut out music notes from the instrument sheet and text printed with a Dymo.
You have until 12 noon on Sunday 27 June to upload your creations and good luck if you decide to enter. Don't forget to have a look at the other DT creations as there's some fabulous stuff there.

10 comments:

  1. oh fliss this is just brilliant love it hugs cheryl xxxx

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  2. Fabulous card Fliss - ideal for Father's day or male birthdays (I always struggle with those)!! Love the distressed shade of red with the black and white - it looks so classy.
    Hope you manage to get all those sample cards made - I will be watching (or recording) the programme.
    Hugs, Sylvia xxxx

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  3. Hi Fliss, thanks for the kind congrats on my tea room DT win, it was sweet of you. I must tell you how much I love your jazz card! My daughter fell in love with it as well as she is an avid music fan! Beautiful work!

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  4. I love the vintage look of this Fliss. So different from most of the traditional male cards.x

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  5. Wow! Gorgeous. I think I might have to invest in that cd!

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  6. Love the distressed look of this card Fliss and great colours too.
    Nice to meet you last weekend. Have you used any of your purchases yet?

    Fiona x

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  7. Hi Fliss

    Totally jazzy card its fab xx

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  8. I love the overall look and design of this card and your choices of image and papers is fab.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  9. Fab card - I love the Jazz man...have to get a dynamo - love the lettering, there may well be one in the loft somewhere - but finding it could be tricky! Cheers Claire x

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Fliss xx