Saturday, 18 January 2014

Happy Birthday Gus....I mean Dad!

Hi everyone,
now Christmas is over it's time to get cracking with the Birthday cards for the year. Already 2 down, the next is my lovely Dad's on Monday. 69 and honestly looks and acts a lot lot younger. Still goes to the gym everyday although he spends more time exercising his voice chatting to everyone then actually working out but that's my dad for the hind leg off a donkey...I wonder who that sounds like.....
Anyhooooo, as soon as I think of cards for my dad there is only one image comes to my mind. Gus from Bugaboo. Im sure Jodie over at Bugaboo must know my dad because Gus is Roy! They are perfect for him. And as my dad has a wicked sense of humour I knew he would see the funny side of this digi. So let's have a look...
The image is Gus Birthday Reaper from Bugaboo stamps.
The digi papers are from Barnyard Blowout Paper Set 1 from Raspberry Road
All shaped and wording has been cut on the Silhouette Cameo available from That Craft Place.
I want to take a minute to explain another cool feature the cameo has that I have only just found. If you have the designer edition for the software (highly recommended) you can drag your digi papers from a folder on your computer into the 'my patterns' part of your cameo library. What this does then is allows you to fill a shape with that paper and cut just that shape -saving you ink. So on this card you see the denim frame around Gus. Previously I would have printed out the digi paper which comes 8" x 8". I would then load that into the cameo and cut the shape out of the printed paper. Now using the fill I can fill the shape with the denim paper and it will only print that shape not a whole 8x8 square. The nusing the registration marks you can load into the cameo and cut out your filled in shape. Sounds complicated but after a few times its a doddle and saves so much wasted ink and card.
The image is coloured entirely with Copics.
The sentiment comes from Bugaboo with the digi as a separate file but I have merged them onto one for this card.
Thanks for stopping by. Come back on Sunday for my next DT project with the amazeballs That Craft Place. Hopefully time willing I might have my dads other card from my children ready to blog before then tomorrow.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Keep Smiling
Stacey xxx


  1. Oh wow this is so fun. The design and colouring is perfect for a 69 year old.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  2. OMG Stacey, this card is such a hoot and I'm pretty sure he's going to LOVE it! I think it is fabulous... love Gus and how you've personalized it.

  3. Brilliant card love the image Ginny x

  4. Such a wickedly fun image and sentiment. Sounds like your dad will love it.A fabulous card.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiment this week.

  5. what a lovely image and card thanks for sharing with brown sugar this week Rachel DT

  6. Great fun card. Bet your Dad will be chuffed! Thanks for joining us at the Cards Galore Encore Anything Goes Challenge #1 and Happy Birthday to your young at heart Dad!! Kates x

  7. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for January with your super card - hope to see you again soon. x

  8. I love the brilliant Gus images love the layout and co-ordinating papers-Happy Birthday to your Dad-thanks for joining us at Crafty Girls
    Carol DT x

  9. Ya gotta love Gus and his wisdom! Thanks for sharing at Aud Sentiments!
    kathy b

  10. This is a great card, I love your layout.

    Thanks for joining in with our latest challenge at Crafty Calendar.

    Jo x

  11. This is a fabulous card. Great Image. Thank you for joining us at AGOAC. x

  12. Love the image! Thanks so much for sharing over at A little bit crafty!


  13. A great card. Thank you for joining us at One Crazy Stamper this month.

  14. love that Bugaboo, always the funnest of birthday cards. thanks for playing with us at SFTW.

  15. Just adorable, love the saying so true. I am sure the card will be a big hit.

    Hugs Diane