Thursday, 23 July 2015

One man and his dog

Hello blog land and I hope this finds you well today.

While I was looking for a suitable man stamp I rediscovered a (now discontinued) colour it yourself LOTV art pad, so set to with my SN pencils. 

The "manly" gingham was the remainder from a sheet of A4 that I had printed off for another project and suited the unfussy look perfectly together with some brown coredinations cardstock for mats.

These challenges were the inspiration

Without Words - July Colour Challenge Blue and Brown
Crafty Friends #10 - Use a punch (the tag was punched)

Enjoy your day and see you soon xx


Squirrel x said...

Just gorgeous Sarah, love that sweet image and the gingham is so perfect with it. Thanks so much for sharing at Without Words this month hun. Huggles xx

Julie B said...

Great image Sarah. I have the stamp for this, it reminds me of Al and Max!

Laine said...

Stunning Sarah. Have a real 'vintage' feel.

Doreen said...

Love the fab image,just

Marianne's Craftroom said...

I hVe this art pad too, cute cute image. Love the colours and baker's twine, one of my faves x

Lisa xx said...

Gorgeous card Sarah, what a sweet image xx

Di said...

Absolutely gorgeous Sarah! The gingham is just right for the darling image and I love that you picked up the light blue in the twine that you added.


Di xx

Sue Nicholson said...

Lovely sweet card, thanks for sharing. Have a lovely weekend cheers Sue N x

Pamellia Johnson said...

What a sweet card Sarah, that image really does speak for itself! hugs :)

*Vicki* said...

This image is absolutely precious!! I love the wonderful gingham pattern and the softness of your coloring!! It's always fun to get back out those "old" or "retired" images for sure!! :)

Pollard Carole said...

Gorgeous card its such a great image i just love twine and gingham on men cards This is fab love and hugs Carole x

Gerrie's kaarten said...

Lief kaartje Sarah ,mooi plaatje
Groetjes gerrie

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Hi Sarah...Gorgeous card....Love the sweet image....great papers....Joolsx

Veerle said...

Sweet card Sarah and i love that image.
Hugs Veerle x

Sue said...

This is one of my favourite LOTV images and you have designed a wonderful card to match! Clever work with the pencils too...I love

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Sarah. I love the image and fabulous colouring.
Sue xx

Lucy Woods said...

Awesome card! Love the twine at the bottom! Shame they don't do those pads anymore!
Lucy xx

Chrissy said...

Have you ever found an image that stirs up emotions Sarah..well this one does for me..gorgeous and love the papers and simple design with fabulous it.


Lorraine said...

A brilliant mans card Sarah. love the image and cas design
Lorraine x

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Sarah, a great image and lovely clean design - a perfect masculine make.

Carol S. said...

Brilliant card and love the colours. The papers are perfect too. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Liz McGuire, said...

Hiya, that's such a sweet image. Great card, Liz x

Diane Louise Janion said...

Beautiful card, gorgeous image... thanks for joining in our 'use a punch' challenge over at Crafty Friends... hope you can join us again next time... good luck.
Diane Louise x

MaryH said...

Awwww, such a darling image, made even more beautiful with your great pencil colors. You must have every gingham color that exists, because you always have just THE right one to go with your motifs & colors. This one is just so very cute. (and the Olive Garden meal was just superb. I look at the menu, and then always order the same thing. 'Cause it's so good!). TFS & Hugs

Patricia said...

Brilliant card Sarah, I just love that sweet image and your great design.
Have a good day
Patricia x

Jules said...

Hi Sarah

A super neat card using a fab image.

Love how you have cut out the tag stamp with a tag punch. Great idea.

Pleased you are enjoying my sketches. I look forward to your "grand reveal" LOL!!

Have a good day.

Love Jules xx

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning creation, gorgeous theme and adorable colours..
Have a wonderful weekend.
{aNNie My Personal Blog}

coops said...

stunning male card sarah.i love the gingham and gorgeous image and colouring ;D

xx coops xx

Debs said...

Fabulous male card Sarah - love the image and the gingham DP.
Debs xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Sarah,
what a very fab image, and your have coloured it so perfectly.
Great Gingham paper used too.
My you sound like you did get very wet this morning.
As I said we seem to get the smallest amount of rain in my area, and we haven't cut the grass for a couple of weeks as it will die if we cut it too short when it's starving of water.
My kitchen is in the front of my house which doesn't allow for a hose pipe as I have to run it through my living room, and it won't fit on my kitchen mixer tap.
Tried buying one of those X hose things, and using the bathroom tap but the pressure isn't enough to extend it.
So hey ho it's the watering cans for me, and then backache after.
So any rain is a pleasure for me.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Tracey said...

Gorgeous card Sarah & that image is so sweet :o)
I hope you're enjoying your weekend.

Desire Fourie said...

Sarah this is such an endearing masculine design. Loving the twine with the tag.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Michelle said...

On I love this image Sarah. It's very sweet. A lovely card. Michelle x

Rebecca said...

Hi Sarah, I love your card, the image is so sweet and your card is simple but very effective!

Love From Rebecca xx

Kat W said...

Fab colours, fab paper, fab design...just the perfect male design :-)

Big hugs, Kat xx

Karon said...

Fabulous card and sweet image. TFS and have a great week.

Dr Sonia S V said...

This is such a sweet card and love the way you used the twine
Dr Sonia
Cards Crafts Kids Projects

Inkyfingers said...

Such a cute image Sarah but I think your beautiful, soft colouring really takes it to another level!
Carol x

Mojca said...

Such a gorgeous card Sarah, love how the image stands out. Hugs! Mojca

Lynne in NI said...

Awww lovely card Sarah, that's such a sweet image and looks perfect with your gingham base :)

Jane Savage said...

Gorgeous male card, Sarah! That paper is just perfect for that precious image! I’m sure I have this art pad…now I wonder where I put it?!! xxx

Annette said...

Gorgeous Sarah, I love that image and it's perfectly coloured with the pencils.

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is one of my all-time favorite images, Sarah, and you have showcased it perfectly in your manly card!! Well done using snippets, too!! Hugs, Darnell

Annette said...

Just popping back to say thanks for joining in at Without Words!

Asha said...

Aaaaaw! What a beautiful image. LOVE it.
xxx Asha