Good Morning!

Its Saturday once again – they seem to roll around very quickly these days!! So being Saturday its time for another Utah Divas International Sketch Challenge and here is the sketch from the lovely Carol.

I had my usual ‘mmmmm’ moment and then thought I could do flowers or trees or something male as its my Father in Law’s 95th birthday this week – talk about a long innings!  Then I remembered I had the Rustic Rooster in my ‘unmounted’ stash and I’ve so loved the cards that Lisa has made so thought I’d pop him together and make a card using him.

So I’d like to introduce you to Reg – my rather Rustic Rooster ….

Is he ‘rustic’ enough? well he’s pretty distressed I tell you!

I often admire Tanya’s cards and all the distressing she does so I went off looking for my handy dandy Cutter Kit and would you believe I couldnt find it??  Well I searched and searched and there it was in the little drawer I put it in last time I used it – so like hubby says “its always in the last place you look!”

I’ve only used the Rustic Rooster set, three coloured cardstocks and two ink pads.  Rustic Rooster is a level 2 Hostess set so you can only earn this by holding a Stampin’ Up! demonstration. I’ve also done my usual sponging as I so love the look – it just softens the edges of the project your working on.

Stamps: Rustic Rooster (Level 2 Hostess Set)
Paper:  Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze, Parisian Breeze DSP, Whisper White
Inks: Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy
Accesories: sponge daubers, cutter kit, 1″ circle punch, 1 1/4″ circle punch, stampin dimensionals

I do hope you like this card as I did enjoy making it – even with all the little Emily interuptions wanting to know what I was doing! Anything to get out of cleaning your room hey??

Now dont forget to skip on over to Lori’s Live Love Laugh blog to see her wonderful creation for this sketch.

Have a fantastic Saturday and I’ll catch up with you tomorrow.


  1. Hiya Leonie, I love your card……Lovin’ Reg 🙂 I can’t believe you admire my distressing, I love the distressed look & I’m sure you were having a man’s look & then decided to have a mum’s look 😉
    Great job hun
    Tan xox

  2. love the blues!!! i never would have picked this stamp, but you’ve made it come to life. your fil will cherish it. (my mil turns 90 in two weeks)

    the sponging is the perfect finishing touch to the distressing. great card!!

  3. This is great Leonie. Good idea for FIL – my goodness 95 is a good innings. My grandmother lasted to 96 and dementia got her in the end. I hope your FIL has a great day and thanks for sharing this card with us

  4. Reg is really beautiful Leonie and I am sure will be dearly loved by ur FIL. It is indeed a great innings. Love the colour combo. It is a great masculine card.

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