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Monday, 3 June 2013

Father's Day at Crafty Cardmakers

Evening Everyone
 Today we have a new challenge starting over at Crafty Cardmakers. Our host is Feebsy, who has chosen the theme of  'Father's Day'
As it's Father's Day here in the UK on 16th of June Feebsy would  like to see anything you've created for or have been inspired to make by an important male figure in your life. 
It could be anything from a card, a scrapbook page, a knitted scarf or a piece of altered art. It does not have to be specifically for Father's Day ( I don't want you spoiling a surprise for anyone) but let us know the inspiration behind your work. 
Whenever I think of my Dad, now sadly no longer with us, I always think of the garden and wild birds.
I can close my eyes now and see him sitting at the table under the window watching the wondrous array of wild birds that graced the bird table and assorted shrubs and bushes.
And there were certainly lots of them from common sparrows and blue tits to much rarer goldcrests and tiny wrens.
He could name them all.
Unfortunately in later years he was no longer able to work on the garden, and when he could it was the vegetable patch that was always his baby and flowers my Mum's province.
I remember one year when we were very young, my sister saved a baby thrush from the cat.
Surprisingly it survived and we spent that Spring digging the vegetable patch from one side to the other (and it was a very large stretch) in search of worms to feed Gus (the thrush).
That stretch of garden was never dug so well, before or since, and miraculously we were able to raise Gus until he was old enough for us to take to the local Bird Sanctuary.
So you can see why I chose this lovely stamp from Stampendous for my card.
The sentiment stamp on the right hand side is also available through WOODWARE CRAFT COLLECTION who are one of our wonderful sponsors with a £12 voucher to be spent at one of their Retailers. 
Our other sponsor this time is THE PAPER SHELTER with a $20 Gift certificate. 
Now I am not good with digi images but they do have some fabulous Digital Paper Pads so I bought a couple of them and used some of the designs from one set on my card. 

The feathers and buttons are also from Woodware.
I would like to enter this in to the following challenges
Brown Sugar Challenge - Masculine Birthday
Sweet Stampin Challenge - Fathers Day
ABC Challenges - Masculine Cards
I hope that you pop along and join us this time. 
Don't forget that the Girls from Woodware will be playing along with us every day this week so stop by and show them some love as well as the rest of the CCM  team.
Happy Crafting.
hugs Kimx

6 comments:

  1. What a fabulous tribute to your father, Kim! This is absolutely beautiful and I LOVE the gorgeous image! The coloring is great, too! HUGS, friend! :)

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  2. Such a beautiful card Kim and I really enjoyed reading the inspiration behind it. A perfect creation for the challenge.

    Feebsy
    xx

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  3. Fabulous card Kim.. love the stamp you have chosen and gorgeous design and papers, love all the finishing touches, charms twine etc.. lovely!
    Hugs,
    Marjorie xx

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  4. Thanks for sharing your fabulous memories Kim. I can see why you chose this theme for your card, and what a beauty it is. That is a gorgeous stamp, coloured beautifully. Love it against the blue background. I like the way the feathers are peeking out from behind it as well.

    Lin xx

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  5. Fab card, love the layout and the colours.

    Thank you for sharing at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

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  6. Great card. Lovely story.

    Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin' this week.

    Susan x

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Hugs Kimx