Good morning to you all and I hope the weather is a bit more cheerful in your neck of the woods. Before I get on to my card I should just explain my absence the past week or so - I simply couldn't motivate myself to do any blogging or crafting... But I've been forced into action as fathers day is upon us yet again and although my Dad say he's 'not bothered' I am and I count myself so lucky to be able to make him another card.
Dad has always been a gardener so I trawled through my Joanna Sheen cds and picked this image from the 'Pamela West collection 2' as he also makes wooden planters including wheelbarrows like this one. I used a hammered effect card base, some ribbon from my stash and embellished using my newly purchased dies. The ladybird and letters are Memory Box and the tag stamped with a Clearly Besotted sentiment is Poppystamps, as are the flowers which were finished with card candi centres.
I shall enter this in the following challenges
The Ribbon Girl challenge 'create a masculine project with an image'
Pixie's Snippets Playground challenge 'use snippets' (for the die cuts and last bit of ribbon)
Creative Inspiration challenge 'male creations'
Poppystamps challenge 'oh boy'
Crafty Sentiments Designs challenge 'anything goes'
Crafting For All Seasons challenge 'it's a boys thing'
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend and I hope all the dads out there have a very special day.