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Hi I'm Clare, and as you can probably tell by my blog name I love to craft. It is a hobby of mine which I fit in my hectic life whilst working as a teaching assistant in a primary school, looking after my son, daughter and hubby Gary. Not forgetting our two mad springer spaniels, Suzi and Jess.

Sunday, 9 June 2013

Father's Day !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It's that time of year again when I start scratching my head!  The challenge of making 3 very different Father's Day cards.  Male cards are not my forte and I always struggle when it comes to embellishments to make the card look I tried.  Well I have indeed tried, it has taken me all day to do just 3 cards.  Have enjoyed it though here are the results.




This is for my father in law.  He used to be in the merchant navy many years ago, so kept to a vintage nautical theme.

The next two cards are for my hubby who is a keen fisherman.  I copied a picture of a common skate onto black card, cut out and decorated with Sakura pens.  The background was one I made a couple of weeks ago with my shimmer mists I stamped with Lavinia textured edge (one of my favourite stamps)  to create sea weed and drew some bubbles by hand.


The final card was stamped with a hobby craft map stamp on to some inky background and then added some mica powder to enhance around the edges.




I hope you have enjoyed looking at my efforts.  Thank goodness that's done for another year! 

Would love to hear your comments.

Big hugs x x x x x x 





















23 comments:

  1. O wow there all fab love them xxx

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  2. Mmmmmmmmmmmmm, which one to choose as my fave.....None (!) 'cos they're all fabulous. Absolutely LOVE the way you've done the Skate, it's brilliant. 3 great cards, well worth the effort, just hope Gary appreciates them ;-) xx Will ring you in the week to tell you our holiday plans for week after next....hoping you can come and see us x

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    1. Oooooh very excited! Let me know the dates, we'll drive up and spend a day with you. Won't tell the kids so it will be a nice surprise for them. X x x x :)))))))))

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  3. wow such fabulous makes! This are all brilliant xx

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  4. great designs - love the colours in the first one, jenx

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  5. Fantastic cards, my fave is the third but it's a close thing xx

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  6. Fabulous cards love the all, hard to pick a favourite.

    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  7. These are all fabulous and I just love them all hun.
    Hugz, Lorraine xx

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  8. Your blog is fabulous and your work is amazing!!!
    Amanda
    http://Oldenough2beakid.blogspot.com/

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  9. Gorgeous cards Clare! Especially love the stepper card with the little boat. xxx

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  10. Clare these are all great cards, I love them all, very impressed with the Skate its superb, well done, you certainly didn't need to visit my blog before you made these lol xxx

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    1. Lol if you'd have been here you would have begged me to, the air was blue (as well as my fingers) and steam was escaping my ears. Wasn't in the best frame of mind for crafting but got there in the end :-). Just find crafting for men very difficult. Probably because I love bling, shimmer and all things girly ;-)

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  11. Ooh I do like the first one, fabulous card!!
    P x

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  12. WOW they are all amazing , love them all . Hugs Tina xx

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  13. These are all great male cards Clare. Very hard to choose a favourite as they are all so different.
    Mags
    x

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  14. Three great male cards, but I think I like the stepper card the best - hard to choose!!
    xx

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  15. Just love all of the these they are great.

    Joan x

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  16. Wonderful father's day projects thanks for sharing hugs Txx

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  17. These are all fabulous, love the skate xx

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  19. All really gorgeous makes, beautiful colours and images, love the string on the stepper card
    Lindsay xx

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  20. Hi Clare, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
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