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Thursday, 14 August 2014

Got Tractor

 Good morning and welcome to my blog.  Today being Wednesday it means it's another wonderful Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.
Congratulations to our winner and to our top 3 cards.

This week Sally has another wonderful sketch to work with which is really easy and you wouldn't believe it but most of our DT's chose a masculine images for their cards, and none of us knew what each other had chosen.

Sketch# 024
I've made a Father's Day card for my husband from the boys, Father's Day here in New Zealand is the 7th September and is always the first Sunday in September.

This photo is the reason for my card.  We purchased this John Deere Tractor February this year.
Her name is Bertha( I named her Bertha as she looks so big) and my husband loves her to bits.  We purchased her to be able to tow our boat from our Bach to our boat ramp rather than using our Jeeps for launching our boat.  Here is Bertha before her makeover, the front end loader has been sold, she had new mudguards, rubber seals, and  she's currently in the paint shop finishing her total makeover which she needed as she's 32 years old and hasn't ever been loved like she is now by my husband.  
I'll post an up to date photo once she's finished.  

This week our sponsor is Laurie from Doodle Pantry, wow Laurie has totally amazing images and just so many to choose from and some sets have precoloured images and design papers attached to the file as well.

Doodle Pantry


Hello, my name is Laurie.   I'm just a regular Joe crafter.  While trying to
find digital images that met my own crafting needs, I decided to draw some of my own, as I had so many unique (weird!) ideas that I just couldn't locate elsewhere.   I sincerely hope something I've done inspires you to go create something to bring a smile to someone else and hope you enjoy creating to your hearts content with some of my doodles..


Laurie is offering our winner this week
$10.00 voucher for her online store.

Don't forget to drop by the rest of our Design Team and check out their amazing creations this week using Doodle Pantry images.

Challenges I'm entering:
John Deere Green by Joe Duffie 

Card Recipe:
1. Base: White SU
2. Coloured Card: Green and Yellow Bazzill
3. Design Paper: Doodle Pantry Digi Paper from Got Tractor Image
4. Image: Got Tractor Set Pre Coloured
5. Colour Medium: I added some green grass with a copic marker
6. Sentiment: Computer generated using Papyrus font.
7. Inside: Inside the card using Papyrus font for the verse.
8. Embellishments: Jute, Bronze Brads and Spellbinders Tags

9. Embellishments: Jute, Green ribbon, bronze brad, coloured  striped brad.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and your lovely comments which are so much appreciated.
Take care everyone wishing you all a wonderful week and happy crafting.


sweetbloominscraps said...

Wow, Kathie! What a project or makeover that Bertha is going through. Can't wait to see her! I just love all the fabulous detail on your tractor card! The burlap fabric really adds to your card! Love those vibrant colors. Well done! Happy Spring! Hugs, Judi

Cindy Groh said...

I love this card. It is such a perfect male card. May I post a link to your card on my Manly Monday blog post? It's a post where I showcase masculine cards for my readers. Let me know if you want your card in the Monday post and I'll send you a link to it after it goes live. My email is grohcm at gmail dot com. Send a link with an email so I can find your card again.
Cindy from cre8ivecindy.blogspot.com

rachel taylor said...

fab image on your card thanks for sharing with lexis creations Rachel dt

Joanna said...

I can't wait to see what Bertha is going to look like! I love old tractors ... my grandpa had a red one. There is something wonderful about old things (says the girl who has an addiction to antiques!)

Your card is fantastic. That burlap is THE perfect touch to the card!

Nikki C said...

Wow this is just wonderful love how you've coloured it all in :) Thanks for playing at Incy Wincy this week and we also have a DT Call going at the moment
hugs Nikki

L.Wilson said...

This tractor card rocks! Love how you layered the patterns and also really like the burlap accents, so perfect. Thanks for entering Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge 49!

Linda Anderson said...

Fabulous card Kathie! And what a fun story about how this card came to be!! Love the burlap! Happy weekend.


P.S. My son leaves Aug. 25th for Australia!! Can't believe the moment is almost here! Needless to say, he's super excited.

maureenjscott said...

Fabulous card for our 'Inspired by a Movie/Book/Song' Challenge. Thanks for sharing at Love to Create! Mo xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi, A lovely project, love the image and the gorgeous colours. Thank you for joining Crafting From The Heart this week. Good luck and we hope to see you again soon.
Hugs Erin DT & Co Owner x

Heide said...

You have represented Bertha beautifully! What a great looking card, love the John Deer colors as well as the burlap. Have a super weekend.
Hugs, Heide

Ruza Rebel said...

Great card! Thank you for joining our "Inspired by a Song, Book or Movie" Challenge this week at Love to Create.
Ruza ~ LTC Admin/Designer
Ruza's Craft Corner

mulberry station said...

Bertha is awesome, Kathie. My father in law worked for International Harvester for a lot of years, sooo we are a red tractor family. LOL...the green ones are great too. Don't tell anyone from my family that I said that. I love your fun card. It was really fun to make these masculine cards this week.
Hugs, Nancy

Jacki Randolph said...

WOW!! a fabulous card for Dad!! Thanks for sharing your wonderful card with us at Love to Create Challenge Inspired by a Song, Movie or Book.

Jackie - LTC owner

alethea said...

What a fabulous fathers day card!Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion this week for our Bring me Sunshine Challenge! Hugsxx

Sharon Noble said...

Fabulous male card
thank you for joining us at Paper Nest Dolls Challenge Blog
Hugs Sharon
DT x

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

Well, it goes along with the song, "she thinks my tractor is sexy"...haha I love old cards, trucks and yes, tractors. Wonderful that this will be restored and a bit of education about Father's Day. Love your card and all the extra elements and textures like the burlap...perfect. Thank you for sharing and joining us at Doodle Pantry for our August challenge.

Melanie Smith said...

LOVE THIS! I am sure the Dad did too! Thank you for participating with us at Through The Craft Room Door. Melanie, DT

Anonymous said...

Wonderful colors on your card. Thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy Designs.
Kaia, DT