Sunday 16 June 2013

Happy Father's Day

Hello all and I hope that your weekend has been going well. A fairly quiet and routine one here - which is probably a good thing! It always seems a lot quieter in the house when one of the offspring is away - goodness knows what it'll be like when they've all fledged and flown the nest.  Part of me is dreading it and another part of me (the selfish, crafting part lol!) is quite looking forward to the peace and freedom - not to mention the extra room! I might even be able to have a craft room - I'm already plotting things for our little bedroom.  However, that is currently occupied by a computer, XBox and teenage boy so will probably need a complete overhaul and fumigation! (Only joking Jack!)

Anyway, as it's Father's Day here in the UK today I'll wish a happy and relaxing day to all dads.  I sadly lost my gorgeous dad when I was 7 years old so had to wait many, many years before I could indulge in Father's Day cards and pressies - so I make sure that my hubby is pampered a bit!  He's such a calm, placid and undemanding sort of person that it's nice to make a fuss of him.  He's definitely not one for big gestures and lots of fuss, but his favourite thing is just to have all his family around him.  Unfortunately this year it'll just be our youngest son here as the two eldest girls live away and our daughter is on holiday - but I know there'll be phone calls (and daughter has left presents, card and instructions with Jack!).

So I just thought I'd share the card I made for him for my daughter and son

I decided to make a gatefold card with a button fastening.  No real extra embellishments (as I said, he's an 'unfussy' sort of bloke and wouldn't really want them lol!).  And the image is 'King for a day' from Mo's Digital Pencil - a fabulous image that is perfect for all sorts of men's cards. 
I've coloured the image with promarkers and copics. The backing papers are from LOTV with some kraft card. The brads and button from stash and the sentiment on the front done on the computer and Spellbinders label dies. 
Just hope he likes it! 
And I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Back soon,
Kim x 

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:-
2Sisters - just for dads
A Gem of a Challenge - Fathers Day
QKR Stampede - for dad
Creative Craft Challenge - We love you dad


  1. Hahaha what a great image - your hubby is sure to love it :)

  2. Fabulous card Kim. Love this image.

  3. Love this card Kim.

    I cant get over your colouring its great.


  4. This is a fabulous Father's Day card - I love it and great image too!

    Gina x

  5. Your card is fabulous Kim. I love that image and your colouring is brilliant.
    I hope you are having a good day.
    Sue xx

  6. Your post made me smile Kim. I too adore my 20 year old son and love having him at home but I do so covert his room - one day it will be a craft room...

    Your card is as usual fab. Loving the image. I need to branch out and do some different types of cards.

    Very best wishes
    Lea x

  7. I'm sure He'll love it Kim it's fab.
    I've also got a bedroom in mind, I had it once but it's been occupied again but soon (fingers crossed)to be vacated.

    Carole xXx

  8. Brilliant card, fab image, I have the little bedroom as my craft room, and it still has astronauts and spaceships all over the walls from when my grandson used to sleep in it, but that's all going to change very soon I hope. xx

  9. I just LOve the design of your card Kim..FABulous image and FAbulous colours...
    I wept buckets when our last one left home lol.. but, they still 'pop' there's a bedroom always there for them.
    On the brighter side..I've also got a small little craft room! Yippee.

  10. Fabulous card Kim - love the gatefold design and the button fastening and the image is fabulous!
    Debs xx

  11. This is gorgeous Kim and your exactly like me I lost my dad many many years ago so Paul gets a bit of pampering on fathers day..huggles hun Sue xxx

  12. Wow brilliant card KIm!! hugs, Karenx

  13. Fabulous card Kim, great image and love the design.
    Wendy xx

  14. I love this Kim. The image is fabulous and I love the papers and gorgeous design.
    Hugs Sharon x

  15. Perfect no frills card for the kiddies to give dad. :-) Hope you all had a nice day. Hugs!

  16. Fab card, beautiful colouring and i love the button fastening on the gatefold, a really clever touch
    Claire xx

  17. Hi Kim,
    fabulous card. Great design as always. Love the image it's so perfect and perfectly coloured too.
    Sadly I lost my Dad this year and found it very hard looking at the great cards everyone has made. Hopefully it won't be so bad next year.
    Have a wonderful crafty day.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  18. Fantastic gate fold card Kim, I love everything about it :o)
    Thanks for joining us at Jellypark Friends & Good Luck!

  19. Great card, love the button fastening, never seen that before!

    Thank you for sharing with us at The Perfect Sentiment this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  20. Hello Kim,

    Love the design of this fab card. Great papers image and sentiment
    Thanks for joining us at a gem of a challenge
    Hugs Kelly

  21. This is fabulous Kim.


  22. Perfect image, sentiment and design! Just a all around great card. Thank you for sharing with QKR Stampede this week.


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Kim x