Sunday, 21 June 2015

For You, Dad

Hi guys

It's Father's Day today here in the UK.  I sadly lost my dear Dad in 2005 after a short battle with cancer so I always find special days like this pretty tough, especially as he was taken from us at only 57 years of age :(  He was such a lovely man so the happy memories always make it a little easier.


But, although my Dad is no longer here I did make a card for Matt's dad for Father's Day.  Here it is...



On a panel of kraft cardstock I stamped the little gardening image and coloured this with FlexMarkers.  I then stamped the sentiment, the Dad part then die cut with its co-ordinating die and popped up on 3D foam.  I matted the panel onto some striped patterned paper and then adhered flat to the kraft card base.

Materials used:

  • Stamps: Little Claire - one of their Dinkies stamps (unknown name); Clearly Besotted - My Hero (with co-ordinating die) and Happy Everything
  • Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black; Versa Color - Bark
  • Patterned Paper: Lawn Fawn - Let's Polka
  • Cardstock: Neenah - Desert Storm

Challenge entries:

Creative Inspirations - Challenge #318 - Male Creations
Loves Rubberstamps - Challenge #156 - Masculine Theme
Crafty Cardmakers - Challenge #141 - For a Man or Boy
Crazy 4 Challenges - Challenge #290 - Masculine Card


I'll be back again in a while with another card I made last night.

Happy Father's Day to all the lovely dads out there :)




9 comments:

  1. Love the robin on the spade. It reminds me of the card Nich set her Dad this year. :)

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  2. Hugs to you today, Neets, from another who will be missing her Dad today... your card for your FIL is fantastic, and will be loved I'm sure of it!
    =] Michele

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  3. Lovely Father's Day card! Thanks for joining us this week at Loves Rubberstamps!

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  4. Awesome Father's Day card for Matt's dad, Anita. Love the sweet gardening images and that fun, striped border. xx

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  5. Fabulous masculine card, and I love the font on the sentiment! Hope you had a lovely Father's Day with your family!

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  6. Such a great card! I love the C&S style of it! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations! xxx

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  7. Oh, this is fabulous!

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More!

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  8. Fabulous CAS Card! Thanks for joining our challenge over at Loves Rubberstamps!

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  9. So sweet card!! Beautiful image!
    Thank you for playing along with us at Creative Inspirations!
    Hugs, Barbara GR

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