07 October 2011

Birthday Card For My Dad And DT Card For Stampin For The Weekend.

Hello everyone, I hope you are all doing well. I had a very busy week so far! We are having friends staying in our home for a few days next week, so we gave our house a spring-clean. Yesterday my mother was washing the walls where my little brothers made a mess over the past few months, with their little dirty hands. As she came up from her knees she bumped her head against a cupboard, and there was blood everywhere! Luckily all of us children where there to help her and stopped the bleeding with in seconds with a herb from our garden, called Yarrow. We had to call my dad from work to help us close the wound  with Mazena (corn flour) and bandages. We never get stitches, as it makes a mark later. “Mazena” works best! We ordered my mother to stay in bed the rest of the day. (Something she really struggles to do!) We also washed the carpets on Tuesday and lots of de-cluttering over the week. A busy week, as you can see, cleaning our home and playing nurse! 

But now on to Card Making!! Today I would like to show you a birthday card I made for my dad for his birthday which was on the 1st of October. I also used it as a DT card for Stampin for the Weekend. 
The theme is..........
Autumn Colours!!
I’m starting to really like making masculine cards... what can you expect with 7 men in our home!

And using digi stamps! This is a digi stamp is from Meljens Designs called Beavers Blueprints and I colored him with the following Copics:
E37, E35, E33 and E53 - for the beaver’s skin/fur.
G17, G14 and G12 - for his hat 
R21 and E00 - for the hammer’s bottom part and for the piece of paper in his hand.
Y15, Y11 and Y00 - for the ruler
B05, B02 and B000 - for the screwdriver
W3 - for the shadow around the stamp.

I made a knot with two different ribbons and stuck it on the left side of the card. Also decorated it with a few brown pearls.
Please hop over to Stampin for the Weekend and see if you can take part in our challenge!

I would also like to take part in the following challenges with this card:
Aud Sentiments Challenge -  Happy Birthday 
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - Distressing
Paper Play - Autumnal Colours
Southern Girls -  Boys or Men in your Live
Penny's Paper-Crafty -  anything goes
Truly Scrumptious -  distressing
Deep Ocean Challenge - Happy Birthday
Paper Take Weekly - Anything Goes

Have a blessed weekend and please keep my mother in your prayers!
Crafty Greetings 


  1. Fab card Heidi, I love the cute image :)

  2. Hi,
    Love the card its so cute!
    The colors look great together!
    I am having a photo challenge! I’d love it if you would enter! Here is the link: http://thisismyfathersworld2.blogspot.com/2011/10/my-first-photo-challenge.html
    Check it out!
    In Christ,

  3. Your card is so cute...thank you for joining Art Impressions this week, hope to see you again next time.

  4. what a cute image - lovely card
    thanks for joining us at Stamp-n-doodle this week

  5. what a cute image, I like your choice of colours and papers, so nice and warm, thank you for joining our challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's Best challenges, hugs, martina

  6. This is perfect. I love this stamp and how you put the ribbon on the card. Thanks for sharing with us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.

  7. Male cards can be tough but you "hit the nail on the head" on this one! Your colors are fab and the embellies you chose are perfect for masculine cards. Make sure you check out Dude Time Doodles for their male card challenges!
    Michelle B.
    Dude Time Doodles Dudette

  8. Wonderful layout and the image is too cute! Great coloring and I love your details! Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments, hope to see you again!

  9. This is such a beautiful card. Love the colours, lace and the distressing. Thanks for playing at Digi Doodle Shops Best and good luck. Hope to see you back thursday for another challenge. Bettina xx

  10. Dear Heidi-Mari
    Shame, your poor Mom! Wonderful that you guys are such a help and a blessing to her. Have a special blessed week with your friends :) Your baking challenge is a wonderful idea - we are very keen to enter the next one - just need to get organised! :) Need to get sewing too! lots of love, Karyn

  11. Such a cute card. Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop’s Challenges

  12. Wonderful card Heidi!! Very cute image and lovely colours. Stunning!!

    Thanks for sharing with us at Deep Ocean this forthnight.
    Cinzia xx

  13. Really lovely card for a man. Thank you for participating in Digi Doodle Shop's Best challenge this week!
    Liva ❤

  14. Wow, Heidi, you really make beautiful cards!
    I am also from SA, but live in the middle-east. I discovered your blog on DKH Designs!

  15. Heidi, what a lovely card you have made here. 7 males in the household - yikes!!! I have 3 and that's hard enough. Thank you for taking part in the Aud Sentiments Challenge this fortnight and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (Aud Sentiments Design Team Member) xxx

  16. Adorable image! Love your colours. Thanks for playing at Southern girls. Viv x


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