Saturday, 15 June 2013

Father's Day at A Gem of a Challenge

Good morning my lovely blogging buddies.
I hope you are all keeping well and those not I wish well soon.
Hope you have some lovely plans for the weekend - we have plans for a lovely family meal tomorrow to celebrate my eldest son's 30th birthday earlier this week.
Other than that we will just be chilling - hopefully in some sunshine :o)

This week over at


it's the turn of Team Gems to share some inspiration on our new challenge theme:


Here's what I did:

I used a fabulous image from Pink Gem Designs: 'Golf Monster' - I used the pre-coloured image and printed it a few times so that I could create my own decoupage.

I also used a background design paper - and in Craft Artist I added the Golf Monster image and the
Keep Calm Golf Sentiment then printed onto linen effect cardstock.
Some simple and layering and then added the decoupage layers.

Please pop over to the main challenge blog to check out the fabulous inspiration from my lovely DT buddies.

Hope you can find some time to join in the fun with us this week.
One lucky winner will win
2 Individual Digi images
of the winners choice from PINK GEM DESIGNS.....
That lucky person could be you :o)

Challenges I would like to enter:

Digi Haven - Anything Goes
Jellypark - Masculine
Pattie's Creations - Father's Day
QKR Stampede - For Dad
Polka Doodles - Male Theme
Crafting for all Seasons - Masculine
Anything Goes - Father's Day
Papertake Weekly - Hello Boys
Craft Your Passion - Father's Day/Masculine
Crafty Cardmakers - Father's Day

Thanks for your visit today - it's always lovely to see you here and I look forward to reading any comments you may wish to leave.

Have a fabulous weekend.


Claire said...

Hello lovely - great card and fab image. Hope you have a lovely day! Hugs, Claire x

Lin said...

Debs, love your golf monster. Very clever how you turned a pre coloured image into decoupage like that. It has made a fabulous card.

Thanks for sharing with us

Lin xx
Crafty Cardmakers

Carole said...

Great card Debs, love the KEEP CALM sentiment.

Carole xXx

Debbie said...

What a fun card Debs.Great idea.He'll love it.Have a super family weekend.Hugs Debbie x

Bev said...

Lovely card & thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles. What golf 'dad' wouldn't love this.

Bev said...

I'm struggling to comment on your card Debs and have no idea why. Beautiful work! I think any golfing dad would love to receive this. Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles.

Janine said...

Fabulous card and design Debs. What a cute Golf monster too and I love the way you made him in decoupage.
Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes.
Hugs, Janine xx

downrightcrafty said...

great little scene and a fabulous card
Hugs Kate xx

Kelly Lloyd said...

I love this card debs. Have a good weekend
Hugs Kelly

Sonia said...

Just wonderful work my dear friend^_^
Beautiful funny image^_^
Have a sweet weekend^_^
Big hug,

cotnob said...

Great card Debs, I love you background and fab decoupaged image.
I hope you have a lovely weekend with your family.

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is fabulous Debs, I love the way you have layered the image and such a great sentiment to use with it too.
I hope you are having a good weekend
hugs Sue xx

Pat K said...

Fabulous Father's Day card Debs. Love the paper piecing and dimension on this great image. Pat K x

Christine L said...

HI Debs

What a great card for Father's Day... such a monster golfer... I bet lots of them look like that when they want to WIN!!

Christine x

Feebsy said...

What a great card, the image is so much fun and I love the sentiment.

Thanks for joining in with my challenge and sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers.


Michelle said...

Fantastic this card. Love the 3D effect.
Thanks for joining us at Craft your Passion.
xxx Michelle

Vicky said...

Gorgeous hun...:o)

have a lovely weekend...biggest of hugs Vicky xx

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Debs :-) the image is very cute and I love the sentiment ,,, perfect :-)

thanks for joining us on the Papertake Weekly Challenge
Lols x x x

Josephine said...

What a great card for a golfer - love the paper piecing.

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh My Goodness he made me smile, what a great card, Love it, Hope alls well, Love Hazelxoxo

DesignerDiva said...

Hello Hunny I'm lovin' your little golf monster he's too cute lol and your blue Dilly Beans below is FAB!!
Have a lovely meal tomorrow - oh to do normal family things!!
Hugs Laurie xx

mixamatoasties said...

What a fab card. That sentiment would do for Andy too :)

Susan x

Dora said...

This is so fun Debs, love the scene and the cute image :) Wishing you a lovely Sunday xxx

Donna Mosley said...

Great card Debs, love the design, the decoupage looks fab.

Donna x

Ira Huberts said...

Supercute card Debs, didn't know Shrek was so good at playing golf, lol! Love the decoupage! Hugs, Ira xox

Anjie said...

What a great card! Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles.

coops said...

stunning male card debs,i love the wording and fab image :D

xx coops xx

Sue B said...

Oh wow! what a fab card Debs… I love the Golf Monster!! LOL he is SO cute!! he looks wonderful decoupaged… it really adds dimension! Love the cloud and grass background and the Sentiment is perfect! :-)
Hope you are enjoying your weekend and meal with the family! and hope you have some sunshine hun! although none here today! :-( - such a shame as it was lovely yesterday!
Love and hugs
Sue xxx

Kellylouj said...

Fab card, I hope you can pop by and enter at

Kelly x

Sandy Trefger said...

Adorable card for a golfer! Thanks for sharing with us at Digi Haven!

inkydoodlecrafts said...

Great card for a golfer and the decoupage works brilliantly. Thank you for sharing with us over at Jellypark Friends for our Masculine Challenge. Mel :o)

Georgia Ehrmann said...

Love your layering of the image and that beautiful linen paper for your background. Such a great card! Thanks for playing at Jellypark Friends for our Masculine challenge.

Sandi said...

Nicely done!
Thanks for playing in our "Father's Day" Challenge #69!
Sandi ♥
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

Charlene said...

Wonderful card Deb...that image is just too cute. Great job on the paper piecing too. Thanks for joining us at Pattie’s Creations. Good luck and we hope to see you again ~ Charlene PC DT

nwilliams6 said...

Your paper piecing is spectacular! This is sooo fun! Thanks for playing in our challenge!

♥ Nancy
DT Member for Pattie's Creations Challenge!

Juls said...

Really fun!!! Love it!! Hugs Juls

Bianca said...

That´s such a lovely project for a men. Thank you for joining our challenge at Crafting for all Seasons. Tomorrow we will start a new one. Perhaps you will join in again :o) xx Bianca

tilly's crafts said...

fab card Debs, love the decoupaged layers. Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles! Kim x