Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Father's Day

Hey all, well the weather has been lovely here I even got to craft outside in my dad's backgarden YAY, which is the first time I have been able to do that and I loved every minute.

Now I thought I would blog about a card I have made for my dad, for Father's Day so here it is and a little about the card itself and my wonderful dad. 

Now my Dad is not just my Dad he is my best friend, and the most wonderful person I know, without him I don't know what i would do. Yes I have my own health problems and think of giving up at times with being in so much pain but then I look at my dad and think firstly no way is he 62 this year and secondly if he can with all his health problems I can. Some years ago my dad was diagnosed with Thyroid cancer and had 2 major operations to remove his Thyroid, he is now clear of the cancer but still has regular check ups, so on top of that he has Sleep Apnea, a metal plate in his arm, Asthma, Weight Issues, Type 2 Diabetes and so so much more and is classed as disabled but yet he still gets up every morning and does his normal daily duties of seeing to my gran who is very ill with Dementia and even finds the time to go fishing, which i sometimes go with him. So I wanted to show my dad how much I do appreciate him and everything he does.

This year is the first time I have handmade my dad a Father's Day card, now he see's all my creations and is always so proud of me of what i have achieved, so this year I wanted to make him something special and what better way to do it than making him this Bookatrix Keepsake Card.

Now I started to struggle on an image for the card as I just couldn't find the right one for what i wanted with my dad being a big fishing freak so it had to be fishing and it had to be cute, So during my search I thought about recycling some old cards from over the years which I seem to keep from all occasions yes even father's day. So during my search I found an old card I had sent to my Dad which had the above image and sentiment's on so it was perfect, what better way to recycle old cards than to re-use them in my own way.

I first started out by choosing my 3 pieces of card 2 blue and one gold piece, I then got my Glitter Girls Bookatrix Embossing board and placed a sheet at a time onto the board and scored around the board, once this was done on all 3 sheets of card I then cut them all out.

Next I then decorated the border edges of each piece of card with some peel off border stickers, once that was done I then folded each piece back on it self to give it a curved look, now it was time to glue all the pieces together but being careful so they all lined up correctly, Now they were all lined up and glued. I then took my recycled card pieces and played around with them a little until I was happy with where i wanted them once I was I then used some 3d foam stickers and stuck them into place.

Lastly I added a lovely blue bow and ribbon down the centre, to give it a finishing touch, once this was all done I then made a stand and gift box for it to go in ready to give to my wonderful fishing mad Dad.


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges


  1. What a wonderful shaped card , love the image! Thanks so much for playing along this week at CCCB :-)

  2. Aw! what a cute card ... Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!

  3. Wow Your Dad will be so pleased you have made this for him!! The image is a great recycle and so apt for the fisherman inyour life. Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes this time and good luck.
    Carol xx

  4. So adorable! Thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

  5. Fabulous Father's Day card... perfect male image!

    Thanks for sharing at Anything Goes..

    Christine x

  6. This is lovely..Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments and good luck.

    Caz CSD DT xx

  7. what a sweet father's day card....Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments!

  8. Oh that is such a sweet card for your dad. Wonderful card. I'm sorry to hear about his health troubles. But I'm happy to hear you have such a great bond with him. Take care Kelly. Thanks for joining CCCB this week. Hugs and happy day, Wendy

  9. Lovely Father's Day card and perfect for our "We Love You Dad" challenge at Creative Craft Challenges and good luck. Hugs, Gale DT

  10. This is so sweet! Thank you so much for playing along at Crafty Sentiments Designs! We hope that you will play along with us again soon!

  11. wonderful card and so sweet! Thanks for joining us at Cuttin and Stampin this week!