Friday, 18 June 2010

Gone Fishing Again and New Distressing Tools!

It's week 24 on the Polkadoodles challenge, Now this weeks challenge has been chosen by Dee, the theme this week is Fathers Day/ Male theme. I have used the Not For Girls CD -Rom for my creation, and the image is from the Stampies section. The sentiment is done on the computer. The winner will receive a special blinkie for use on their blog and something scrummy from Polka Doodles! Runners-up will also receive Blinkies!

I have made this for my Dad whose birthday is in 2 weeks time and he's a fisherman so this image is ideal.

Last Friday evening I was getting a little angry with my Distressing tool, everytime I wanted to change my foam pad on it, the velcro kept coming away from the tool. After trying to give it a few sharp words my Hubby asked me what was wrong. I told him what was happening to the tool, he asked if I needed a new one then. I said no, it is with taking the pads on and off. I said I could do with wooden blocks for each colour. Saturday lunch time he came home from work with a strip of wood, and these are what he made me with a strip of wood and some velcro hook. They work great although a little rough looking, but he has said he will get some better wood now he knows they work and will sand and stain some new ones for me so they look better. But guess what I don't care if he doesn't do new ones as I like these and I love the thought he put into these. I have ten colours in distress inks, and hope to get some more eventually as I love using them, he said he'll just make more when I need them. bless him, he can be so thoughtful sometimes.

Have a great weekend
Happy crafting
Tracy x


scrappyjacky said...

What a lovely hubby,Tracy...maybe he could start a little business....I could certainly do with a wood block for each of my colours!!
I bet your dad will love the card...perfect for a fisherman.

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Tracy,
What a sweet thoughtful guy John is. These blocks are great. William is in the middle of making me a drilled block to hold all my Polychromos Pencils.
Almost forgot about the card. It's a great man card and just right for Father's Day.
Fiona x

chris said...

Hi Tracy
I think your card is perfect, so beautiful, and it looks like hubby is going to need an extra special treat on sunday too!!!
Hugs chris xx

Crystal said...

Oh WOW fantastic Father's Day card..This is GREAT!!!!!

Cheryl said...

oh tracey brilliant fathers,day love it and how good is your hubbie,hun they look brilliant,hugs cheryl xxxxx

stampinfrog said...

This is a gorgeous Father's Day card Tracy!Love the papers and exquisite coloring!Ohhhh How sweet of your of hubby to make these blocks!!!
Have a great weekend!

Nettie said...

Great detail on this one Tracy. I don't remember seeing this image on the CD, will have to go back and have a look now.x

Fliss said...

Gorgeous card Tracy and as Nettie said will have to investigate as I remember it being there but it looks so good the way you've done the card that you'd never know it was the same image!
Glad you got your ink tools sorted. Oddly enough I'm about to sort mine as a crafting friend said that she'd put her cut 'n' dry foam on cheap door knobs as recommended by Isa Norris so I've got some sticking to do.
Hope you have a lovely weekend.

Sally H said...

Stunning card and what a treasure of a husband! I love that image

coldwaters2 said...

Tracy this is one fabulous male card your design, colours and image is great.
Lorraine x

Elaine said...

Fab card Tracy. Great image and I love those papers.
What a sweetheart your hubby is! I have the same problem with the velcro coming off the tool. What a fab idea and what a great guy!
Love Elaine xx

MrsK said...

Hi Tracy this is such a fab male card you can't go wrong with fishing! Great colours and embellishies too its all perfect! xx

debby4000 said...

Oh gorgeous card Tracy, beautiful image and colours. Well done Hubby, brilliant job.

Tracy said...

Awww how sweet of him, ya I guess they do have their moments. teehee.
I just love your card. Perfect for all the men in my family. All fishermen

Mandy said...

Awww bless him, that's so sweet, I got so engrossed in hubby's fab little blocks I forgot what your card looked like lol.
Love your card Tracy, the image and colours are perfect for a fisherman, your colouring is beautiful
hugs Mandy xx

Crafty Chris said...

Fantastic card Tracy I was the same as Mandy had to scroll back up was that busy reading and looking at the wooden blocks, isnt you hubby just fantastic.
Christine x

Clare *Littlebear* said...

This is a brilliant card with a great image.
Clare x

Basslady said...

this father's day is gorgeous!

the image is perfect for this purpose...

xoxo silvi (from germany)

Pauline said...

Gorgeous card, and what a lovely thing for your husband to do! Pauline x

Nicola said...

Stunning creation Tracy, your colouring is fantastic and as I am now thinking of investing in some D-Inks I have found your hubby´s creations with wood so interesting too. Men we luv em or hate em but when they are ingenious like this it sure is a case of luv rofl.
Nicola -x-