Sunday, 2 June 2013

Plants for Father's Day

With Father's Day just around the corner, I decided to make a start on my cards, this one's going to be for my Father in Law, who used to be a very keen gardener, he even did it professionally for a while when he had to leave school, aged just fourteen, to help support his parents and many siblings.  He's too frail to garden now, and has all but lost his sight but loves to talk about his gardening day's in his own garden and at Aigas Estate where he worked.
 It's that Papermania Home to Nest Ultimate pack yet again, this time used with a Papermania kraft stepper card.  All the papers, die cuts and the sentiment are from the pack, which is so useful for so many occasions.
It's nice and large with lots of textured elements, such as satin ribbon, chunky buttons, scuffed edges and of course the decoupage topper, so even if he can't see it all that well, he'll be able to feel where everything is.  He always appreciates a handmade card and likes to show it to visitors and the warden of his sheltered housing.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Craft Loving - #1 - Father's Day
Creative Corner - #21 - Boy, Oh, Boy
Wags 'n' Whiskers - #105 - Father's Day
CRAFT - #209 - Father's Day or Male
Papercrafting Journey - Masculine


  1. Hi Wendy, this is just lovely and so perfect for a gardener. Love how you've made it so tactile in order to help your FiL see it. So thoughtful, Kate x

  2. Love this awesome card that's perfect for your FIL. I wish him well. Have a super crafty Sunday.

  3. This is fabulous love all the detail Ginny x

  4. Hi Wendy. Your card is beautiful for your father in law. So thoughtful and kind of you. I'm sure he loves it :)
    Thanks for joining us at the Craft Lovin Challenge Blog!

    Angeline DT

  5. Wendy, This is lovely and your FIL will love it too many memories for him x

  6. fabulous card Wendy, your FIL will love this

  7. so stunning wendy.fabulous design, perfect for a gardener ;D

    xx coops xx

  8. Gorgeous card and image, thanks for sharing.


  9. Thank you for sharing your great male card with us this week at CRAFT challenges.

    good luck

    Sylvia x

  10. Lovely card Wendy. Love the soft colors. Thanks for joining us at PCJ and good luck in our "Masculine Card" challenge. Hugs, Gale DT

  11. lovely card. This is perfect for a gardener :)
    thanks for joining us at CCC this week!
    Tammy DT

  12. What a beautiful card! He'll appreciate your thoughtfulness with this personalized card!

  13. Another fun gift for Dad is the TickleMe plant Gift Box set. In it he can grow a real house plant that moves and closes its leaves when you Tickle It!

  14. Beautiful. I lik the image and the apers you chose. The distressed edges are perfect.
    Thank you for joining us at the Wags'n Whiskers challenge. Hope to see you again soon!
    Tamara DT

  15. What a cute card, thank you for playing our at Craft Lovin Challenge this week

    Suzette x


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