Monday, October 24, 2011

Father's day (I am behind...)

Hi Guys,

Just popping in with a quick post. Today is my only full day off (finished Sunday a.m, back Tues p.m) but I can't complain as I only four more shifts til hols!!!! I need them too, still trying to shake this chesty bug, think everyone at work got run-down with it being so hectic, some time out will be fab.

Anyway, I thought I'd share two cards that I made for Dad for Father's day this year.  I made one from Mum & one from me.

I was searching Splitcoast looking for some inspiration when I came across this cute card. My Dad is tall, thin, has grey hair and spends 99.5% of his waking hours in the garage. I couldn't believe it when I saw 'Gus' (my Dad even has Gus' nose, but, ssshhh, don't tell him I said so) and I really wanted the Gus stamp. Imagine my excitement when I found out that he also came as a 'digi' and I could buy him straight away, oh joy!!!. I even had the same DP as used on the original card, I just chose different papers from the set. I went with the nuts and bolts as Dad always has piles of them on the floor  (I even bought him a 'magnetic broom' for his b'day so he could pick them up) and he is always looking for batteries too, so I went with that sentiment.

The piece de resistance though, was finding this next 'Gus'. Mum is constantly washing chocolate off their sheets as Dad is a chocoholic who loves nothing better than a midnight snack. The only problem is that he sometimes falls asleep mid feast. I couldn't believe my eyes when I found this digi, so perfect!!!

I matched it with SU paper and SU chocolate stamps (retired, for reasons beyond my understanding...) I think Mum nearly liked this card more than Dad did, and Dad was pretty impressed.

I'm off to make a cuppa and relax for my last free evening before Saturday. Have a good week,
Fi x


H2 :) said...

Hi Fi, nearly fell off my chair laughing at your post. Both these cards are totally adorable & sound like they fit your Dad to a tee. Thanks for sharing them, they are such fun.
Enjoy your break & hope you feel better soon. :)

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

I had a good giggle too, Fi! Imagine seeing your dad in a stamp! Lotsa fun and I can tell a lot of love went into the creating! Hugs xx

Genelle Little said...

Great cards, Fi! Sorry to hear you have been sick, I hope you are better now and enjoyed your time off. Have missed popping by your blog and must catch up soon. xox

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