Monday, 6 October 2014

Dad's 80th Birthday...

A Special Birthday

As promised here are the projects I made for my dad's birthday in August.

I used a Hunkydory topper and card with a spellbinders die and kept everything gold!  I cut the largest die from the Timeless rectangle three times, in black, gold and craft card.  As the middle was covered by the topper I cut them in half so I could mat and layer them as it is the largest die I have in this style and shape.  I stamped the Anna Griffen happy birthday stamp onto Polkadoodles card which is the best for colouring really but it was a bit that was a leftover! This was mounted with another die from the same set Blossom tags and accents that I used on the stamped image.

The 80 is cut from Tim Holtz alphabet die and the tag is cut from some dies that were free in a magazine!  The gold ribbon and dots are from my mountain er stash of craft stuff!

This is what 'we' made for Grandad!

The cars pull along so it was a fun card for the kids to help make.
It is using Hunkydory die cut decoupage toppers and a couple of pennies to make the pulling bit a little more sturdy!  The bow is just from the Lattice bow set by Sue Wilson and the button from my jar!
The background paper is create and craft dainty dots in the red and the blue is the sparkly paper they did at the same time but I cannot remember what it is called!  Anyway it was embossed with a Crafters Companion Vintage embossing folder which I wanted for so long!

This is another card I made for my father in law to give to him as every birthday my father in laws gift from me is the years worth of cards he needs!

I used the Sheena Douglas stamps from the little bit sketchy range - Visitor.  The birthday stamp and banner were free with a magazine!  It was all done with gold fine detail embossing powder on water colour card.

The Album
I also had a task and a half, I decided that all his photo's shouldn't be in a box any longer.  I went the project life route as I had so many pictures to fit in.  The cards are all left blank as I wanted my dad to write on them.

I only took a couple of pictures as they are his private pictures.  It was a challenge as I ended up in tears every time I did a bit to it!  From his tough childhood to all the family that are no longer with us it was very emotional but well worth it as he loves it and keeps looking at it.  My cousin now wants to make one the same!  He is not crafty in any way but I think with Project Life it's so simple he will be fine!

I also found out my son is the spit of my dad...

My son aged 4 and my great grandmother and my dad aged around 4.

Till next week.



  1. Thank you for sharing your photographs. Love your creations as always they are fabulous.
    Linda xxx

  2. Hi Kay thanks for stopping by my blog :) You have been busy...Fab cards great work xxx