Sunday, 17 June 2012

Waltzingmouse Blog Party .....


.... not only is today Father's Day, it's also time for the June Waltzingmouse Blog Party - details can be found here.  This month we have been given a photo for inspiration - we can use anything from the photo - the colours, the shapes, the blossoms, the chairs - whatever takes your fancy!  We can use the picture to inspire us!


I really like the colour palette so have used that to make a Father's Day card for Jonathan.  Kathryn was going to make a card, but asked me instead - and I don't need any excuse to play!!  I've used this week's Waltzingmouse Sketch - WMSC102 (designed by Edna Morrisedie) for the layout.  As soon as I saw the semi-circle I thought of the moon!!  So it was obvious where my design would go.

I've adapted the sketch - but only a bit!!


I added some shading to the dark grey/blue background to create a night sky.  I found the moon image on the Internet and cut it out with a circular Spellbinder die.  I stamped the rocket on white card and coloured it with Promarkers.  The sentiment is a perfect fit with the moon/space theme - don't you love the font?  I finished off by making a large star.  Kathryn was really pleased with the card.

Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Half Pint Heroes, Compact Family, Christmas Cottage
Inks:  Memento - Tangelo, Teal Zeal, Tuxedo Black; Distress - Black Soot
Spellbinders: Stars (S4-335) # 1, 2 & 3
Accessories:  Stampin' Up! Designer Paper (stars), Moon Image - Internet, Card from stash

As a special Father's Day treat, Kathryn and I decided to make Jonathan a fruit cake.  Only it turned out to be more of a fruit bread than cake!  Still, it tasted good.  Next time I'll have a go at a proper cake!  And Jonathan has decided how to spend Father's day.  It's been relatively lazy - we collected my car, Jonathan did some photography stuff and this afternoon he's watching the European Football Championship.


That's all for now - I'm off to join in with the Blog Party.

36 comments:

Lynne said...

Love your (Kathryn`s) card. Great use of the colour pallette.
Lynne xxx

Jenny said...

Hi Deborah, I have a feeling you are going to read the following comment more than a few times:

your card is 'out of this World' - and it is!

Thanks for a brilliant idea for a male card.

Bumblebee said...

Great card Debs, love that you combined the sketch challenge and inspirational photo. Love that combination of stamps too, I think I need the compact family set!

Renee said...

What a fabulously fun card!!
That sweet little rocketship...
the stars...
and the moon!! :)
I know he loved it!
Love how you were able to combine the two challenges...
Blog Party and Sketch!! :)

Anne-Elise said...

Great card, Deborah! Love the rocket, the moon and the cute stars!

Claire said...

Hi Deborah, thanks for taking the time to visit my little blog! Your card looks fab, very manly! The sketch this week was great I thought - lends itself to so many interpretations! Claire x

Eileen said...

Love your card ... he's a very lucky dad!

Lori said...

What a fun Father's Day card! Love how you used the sketch.

Stella said...

A perfect card for a wonderful father; that fruit cake makes me hungry:)

Karin Ã…kesdotter said...

Fabulous card Deborah!
I'm extra happy I just got that Half Pint set after seeing your card! TF the inspiration!
Hugs, Karin

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love the moon!

Claire said...

Love the cute sentiment Deborah - great idea getting that moon from the internet...it looks amazing on the card. I thought you'd been extra clever with your inking!

Kim said...

Wow...that moon is just spectacular and so is your card. I would love to go to the moon in your adorable little rocket, so much fun.

Lynn Mercurio said...

So very creative of you...to the moon and back. Such a fun Father's Day card. I bet your fruit"bread" tasted delightful!

Jeanne J said...

HI Deborah! Love your rocket man! Your sentiment is so sweet and perfect timing for Dad! So cool and creative! Your fruit cake looks yummy too!

Sharron said...

Wow, what a clever design and a fabulous interpretation of both challenges! Love the moon! I just got Half Pint Heroines so know I will be needing Heroes soon!

Joyce said...

Well, your husband and mine decided to spend the day doing the same thing. Good for us gals, who like to craft, right? Love this card--how perfect for father's day. That moon is really clever.

Julia Aston said...

What a fun design Deborah! love that moon - your pretty stars and rocket ship! a great creation for DAD!

Suzanne said...

Love that moon and the whole design of this, Deb! SO cute!

Charmaine Stack said...

Well done, Deborah! You are so clever. Look forward to many more years of custom-making cards to order for your DD; mine is 27 y.o. and I am still making them for her!

Nikki said...

That is a cool card - love it, that moon is amazing. Hope your cake was as good as it looks.

Pauline said...

A fab space themed fathers day card, love that moon cut out, so effective!
And the fruit cake looks yummy!

Jackie said...

Fabulous card and that cake looks very tasty indeed :o)
Jackie xx

Kary said...

Hi Deborah! This is a Wonderful card!! I LOVE the night space scene, and the moon and stacked stars are Brilliant! I'm sure your husband will love this card. Great job!!

Cassandra said...

This is terrific Deborah, I would never have thought to put the REAL moon on a card, but that is exactly what most "boys" would love.

Joan said...

oh what a great card for a Dad! So cute to put the moon on there!

IamDerby said...

Love this set. That moon is perfect, nicely done!

Sue Ann said...

Ahhhh a girl after my own heart, watching football with her honey on Fathers Day~ YOU have a big game coming on Tuesday and I bet you will be watching. I do not know why they are showing both games at the same time~ it is making me crazy!!! Back to business LOL I just ordered the heroes and this card really has me excited. The colors the moon the space ship the wee boy LOVE IT ALL.

Marlena M. said...

Terrific card Deborah! I love the moon~perfect for that image.

Vickie Z said...

Ahh...the moon is too perfect! Love that spaceship and all those stars are wonderful! Fruitcake is wonderful home made and a little blog bidie I visited said it was your B-Day and I'm thinking I'm late-Happy B-Day!!

Marybeth said...

You made a wonderful space scene card Deborah, I love it. Are we talking soccer? Love the way you cut out the moon, great idea.

Rebecca Deeprose said...

Adorable little scene! So sweet!

Edna Morrisedie said...

Way to gooooo Deborah, this is fabby for both challenges, I really dig the use of the world for the sketch element, and you star-y background, super! Thanks for playing along with the Mischief Makers this week!

-Aneta- said...

Wow Deborah this is amazing and great idea ! Wonderful space theme is going on your card!!! :)

Sunflower said...

I love this card the moon and stars look great, but its the fruit cake that's making my mouth water mmmmmm.
Hugs Rizwana xx

Jean Martin said...

Deb this is soooo cute!!! LOVE it!!! Absolutely wonderful design! So glad you could play! :)

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