Wednesday 8 June 2016

Father's Day

Finally I am back from the house renovations in Wales for a few days.  I was supposed to be going for 3 days and ended up staying for 10!!!  We have reached the point where the destruction stops and the construction starts so are pleased we have turned the corner at last.

Today I have made a card for Billy to give to his daddy on Father's Day.  Naturally the inspiration comes from the renovations and how proud my son is of his first attempt at bricklaying (he did a cracking job).

My background is a piece of embossed card I have recycled from the packaging that the folder came in.  I added some distress ink to highlight the bricks and die cut a wavy edge.  The planks of wood are wooden 'lolly' sticks, again with distress ink added.  I then used a bradawl to make some holes and added brads (nails) and a little hammer charm.  My gorgeous digi stamp is from Bugaboo and has been coloured with promarkers.  I made the rosette and stars with die cuts and added a fussy cut sentiment.


ABC - I is for Important (Father's Day)
I Love Promarkers (310) - Inspired By A Song/Film (My Father's House by Bruce Springsteen)
Cute Card Thursday (428) - Father's Day
Polkadoodles (22) - One For The Boys
Catch The Bug - Anything Goes
Stella Says Sketch (410) - Sketch
Passion For Promarkers (349) - Anything But Square (Rectangle)
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Digi Choosday (23) - Add A Sentiment
Simon Says (Wednesday) - Father's Day/For A Guy

Thanks for stopping by.


Elaine Stark said...

A fab card. I love the rosette and the background. the little extra details make this special. Thanks for joining Passion for Promarkers. Elaine

Crafty KJ said...

This card is fab! I love the way you've done the rosette, such a clever idea to use your dies! Great recycling on this card too and that brick background is perfect! It's always great if you can make the card so personal and those wooden pieces and the hammer are the perfect finishing touch! I'm sure Dad will really love his card!
Thanks for joining in with this week's challenge at Passion for Promarkers and good luck! Hugs, Karen xx

Katrina Bufton said...

Fabulous card, I love the 'planks' and the rosette. Thanks for joining us in the One for the Boys challenge at Polkadoodles,
Katrina x

Anonymous said...

Fabulous, great idea using the lolly pop sticks for planks. Thanks for joining us for the 'Add a sentiment' challenge at Digi Choosday.
Gail Digi Choosday DT

Kat W said...

Fabulous, the brick embossing and plank details are such fun and so clever. What a great and brilliantly personalised Fathers' Day card!
Big hugs, Kat xx

mulberry station said...

Love your adorable card. I love how you have added the lolly pop sticks. So cute! Thanks for joining us at Catch The Bug.

Sue said...

This is fabulous, such a great image and wonderful design.
Thank you for taking part in the Passion for Promarkers Challenge.
Sue xx

Dawn Frost said...

Great Father's Day card I LOVE your background! Thanks for joining Catch the Bug's anything goes challenge hope to see you again! Good luck, Dawn Bugaboo DT

AndreaNorris said...

Brilliant I love what you've done and the image just made me smile I'm sure your hubby will love it. Thanks for joining us at ABC Challenge and good luck
Andrea x

Anonymous said...

What a fantastic card.Just love the texture and dimension.Wonderful recycling too.Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments.Hope to see you again next week.
Lisa x

Lilibet said...

Wow - that background is Fab! Great card. Thanks for entering the challenge at I love promarkers, Good Luck, Liz (:(|)x

Karen Letchworth said...

This is FABULOUS! I'm so glad I found your amazing blog with so much inspiration. I would love to have you share this with us at these two challenge blogs. They're both always Anything Goes, and you can win some awesome prizes at both challenges. I really hope that you will stop by and link up with us.
Karen Letchworth, Challenge Coordinator
Word Art Wednesday

The Crafty Den said...

Such a fun card Christine. I love the fab image and your background looks amazing. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week for Sue's 'anything but square' challenge. Good luck and hugs, Denise x

Andie's Space said...

Hi Christine,
This looks wonderful. Great image & I love how you set him in a rosette. Thanks for joining us at Passion for Promarkers this week.
Andie x

Gayatri said...

Fantastic masculine card. Love the texture on the background, the medallion and metal elements. Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge :) Gayatri xx

Stephanie said...

Awww, what a cute card. Thanks for playing along with our Stella Says Sketch Challenge this month.

Angela said...

Really the "hardware" on the planks (so clever!)...thanks for playing along with us at Catch the Bug!