Monday, 11 June 2012

Father's Day

Good morning

What a wet one it is!   Ten days time and it is mid-summer day!!

Firstly I want to say welcome to my new followers.  Thank you for 'joining up'- I so appreciate it.

We are continuing our challenges at  Make My Monday  with June and Associated Events, and of course Father's Day is in the middle of June.  If you do not want to make a Father's Day card then a Masculine card would be fine.

I guess my card may be considered multi-gender, but certainly if my dear father was still with us (he passed away last September on his 92nd birthday), then this is what I would have given him.  One of Dad's abiding interests was plants, particularly his garden, but also the countryside.  And he was certainly a 'seedsman', collecting seeds around the garden and anywhere else he could get them, and germinating them in his greenhouse for the following year.  Hence my choice of stamp.

The background has been brushed with distress inks in various shades of green and I have overstamped in leaves from a Stampin Up set,  I have also stamped extra leaves and cut them out for the embellishment.  The main image is a Stampendous stamp.  I love their botanical images.  The flowers are Prima.

I am entering this into the following challenges:

CCEE Stampers - Create a card with a Vintage Feel
Cards for Men - Father's Day
Delicious Doodles - For the fellas
Desmet Challenge - Men/Boys
Dream Valley Challenge - For that Special Guy
Pan Pastels Uk Challege - Boys/Fathers
Secret Crafter - Happy Father's Day
Simply Create too - Father's Day/Male
The Pink Elephant - Masculine
The Stamp Man - Make it for a Man
Simply Create Too - Make it for a man
The Cheerful Stamp Pad - In the Garden

I really appreciate it that you take the time to look at my blog and leave such lovely comments. Thank you each and every one of you. Hugs,


  1. Oh this is soooo gorgeous Val

  2. What a gorgeous card Val! I love the softly stamped leafy background and the botanical image looks fabulous with it. It's lovely to hear your affectionate memories of your father. Vicky x

  3. Just so gorgeous Val...:o)

    big hugs Vicky xx

  4. Beautiful Val. This would be so perfect for my FIL too. Another man with gardening in his heart. Thanks for sharing and hoping the rain eases off soon. You guys in the South are really getting the worst of it at the moment. Hugs, Buttons x

  5. An absolutely beautiful card Val xx

  6. Gorgeous card Val - I used that set too, it's great for male cards - Jacqueline xx

  7. What a gorgeous masculine card, just perfect for our Father's Day Challenge this week at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge, thank you for joining us
    Hugs Kate xx

  8. beautiful card, I think the image is perfect for male cards especially gardening enthusiasts, and the colour and tones are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Desmet Designs, Jo xxx

  9. Thank you so much for joining us at The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge with absolutely amazing creation its just perfect,
    I hope you will try to join us again next week,
    Have a lovely week,
    Hugs Bridget SCSC DT

  10. Fabulous card love your image and your colour choice. Thanks for joining us at CFM, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxxxxx

  11. Wonderful card! Thank you for playing along with The Pink Elephant Challenge!

  12. Val: Great entry into our Challenge #15 - "Happy Father's Day [or for a Male]" Challenge. I had loads of fun visiting, commenting and looking around on your blog. A heartfelt thank you for joining in at Simply Create Too.

    Simply CreateTooDesign Team Member

  13. Lovely Card Val, beautiful colours used

    Thank You for joining in with Desmet Designs

    Hugs Sara xx

  14. Really beautiful card, I love the colours. Thank you for joining in with the Desmet Designs Challenge
    Lindsay xx


Thank you soooo much for all the wonderful comments you leave on my Blog. I appreciate each and every one....and for you taking the time to do so....I will try to get over to your Blog too.
Love and big hugs
Val xx


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