Sunday 13 June 2010

Just for Dad

Hello everyone. Hope you are still enjoying a few last moments of the weekend ;)

Just a quick card I wanted to share with you before it goes in the post ;-) A Father’s Day card for my Father in Law. My Dad passed away a few years ago ;( so only one Father’s Day card to show…

I got really emotional when I made this card. And the sentiment really says it all…

I again used a sketch from One Stop Craft Challenge #84. I just love this sketch, it really works for me. I’m sure I will be using it lots and lots! Lol ;)

The papers I used are K&Co, mixed with cork scrabble like letters (my F-I-L looooves scrabble!) resting cosily in the TH ornate plate, lots of TH distress inks, machine stitching (my fav technique at the moment, just can't live without my new sewing machine!), some screws brads and a couple of real sprockets from a clock bought in a flea market (exactly for that purpose lol!).

The quote sentiment was designed by Raindrop Echo for Whimsy stamps. And the “Father’s Day” image is a courtesy of Cathe Holden at Just Something I Made. I discovered this blog recently and highly recommend, it’s fantastic! It’s full of lovely vintage images ready to download ;-)))). Make sure you have a look at Cathe’s DIY projects, it’s full of really great ideas!

The challenges for this card:

One Stop Craft Challenge #84 - sketch
Totally Gorjuss #34 - For the boys
The Shabby Tea Room #13 – Just For Dad
GC #55 - Quotes
JUG # 37 – Digital stamp/paper
Cards for Men #12 - Father's Day

Thanks for stopping by!


♥Jan♥ said...

This is one of the very best Father's Day cards I have seen this year ! A lot of women have issues with making masculine cards, but I see you have not. Just love the whole thing.

Carol Q said...

Gorgeous card Joanna. Lovely choice of colours and beautifully layered.

Unknown said...

This is wonderful! I have such a hard time with masculine cards.. I love shabby feel it has! who knew you could do that with a Masculine card!

Hugs, Linda

Nicole said...

Great Father's Day card! Nice use of all of those papers! Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR! :)

Ann English said...

What a fantastic card-LOVE it---and I am sure your FIL will, too!

Debbie said...

This is absolutely WONDERFUL!!!!!! I love the vintage papers you used! Thanks for sharing your design with us this week in the Tea Room :)

Crafting Queen said...

Wonderful card.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That's a cool Father's Day card, I am sure your FIL will love it!

Chrissie said...

What a delight to see you using my sketch for a second time Joanna... this one is a stunner!


Tracy Evans said...

What a fantastic Father's day card, I'm sure it will be cherished. The vintage papers are wonderful, I love the design. Tracy Evans x

Andrea M said...

Wow - what a fab Father's day card! Love the scrabble pieces - how clever! My dad would love that touch - he loves word games! Thanks so much for gettin' digi with Just Us Girls! WE appreciate your support!

Cheryl said...

Beautiful card! I just saw you were one of the top picks at the Shabby Tea Room. Congrats!

AKiteFlier said...

Wonderful Father's Day card. I lost my dad at 19 so I understand the feeling. It's still bittersweet if I make a FD card for my brother or DH etc. Thanks for getting digi with JUGS this week.

Dana Gustafson said...

This is a wonderful tribute to your FIL. I love the vintagey pieces. I bet Tim Holtz would love that you used his hardware in such a cool way...and to honor such a special person. I lost my dad this year and I agree, the best way to remember your own dad is to honor another great dad you know and admire.

Francesca said...

A wonderful card, thanks for joining us at One Stop Craft challenge this week and good luck!

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