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Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom
I have been crafting since May 2008, when in desperation to find an unusual birthday card for my Mum, I gave up looking in the shops and decided to have a go at making my own. I soon realised that crafting is addictive and I haven't brought a card since. In 2011 I completed my certificate in papercrafting as a result of the work I did as part of the course I started entering challenges on line and in magazines. I applied for design teams and also started making samples for Ooh La La Creations for their shows on Create and Craft. I have now completed my Diploma in professional crafting and most recently been runner up in the Papercrafter of the Year 2013 a competition run by Papercraft essentials magazine, I don't have a particular style I like to use elements from lots of styles and techniques, although I do love all things vintage. In 2014 I started to move more towards scrapbooking to take care of the huge family archive of photographs that were stored in my attic. I have continued cardmaking and Scrapbooking through 2015 and 2016 but have also become interested in off the page projects. I hope to be able focus on these in the future.

Sunday 2 June 2013

24 Carrot Dad

I wanted something a bit different for my Dad's Father's day card this year. He loves gardening and still grows all his own veggies even at the ripe old age of 86, he also has a remarkably quick wit for a fellow of advanced years and loves word play so here is what I came up with

I used backing papers from Ooh La La's Every day Occasions, and Yesterday's memories CD.
The die cut Garden shed has been in my stash for a couple of years just waiting to be used, you will notice that the top left hand corner of the shed door has been cut off this is because that is exactly how my dad's shed door looks as it allows the resident blackbirds that nest in there to get in and out even when the shed is locked up. Hence the black bird perched on the shed. My Dad loves his feathered friends and they regularly follow him round the garden when they think he may be turning up some worms for them, they also really appreciate that he occasionally pops a few strawberries in the shed for them to eat.
I tied a little watering can on with some twine - my dad is a great one for water conservation and has two rain barrels he uses to fill his watering can to water the garden rather than use a hosepipe.

A peek inside the shed and the plant pots, watering can, tools on the back of the door the wheelbarrow and the primroses were all cut from backing paper in the Papermania home to nest series. I glazed the watering can with glossy accents to make it look like painted metal. 

Then there are the carrots yes there are 24, which I quilled and added leaves to before sticking to the card using collal all purpose adhesive. I have that bright orange quilling paper in my stash for ages a freebie with a magazine and I thought it was about time I used some of it.

The play on words becomes more obvious when you read the sentiment inside the card I added some more garden tools and primroses round the frame and yes my dad really is worth his weight in gold.

I am entering this card into the following challenges 

http://trimmiescraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ - Male/Father's Day
http://challenges4everybody.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything goes
http://perfectsentimentschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ - Make them laugh
http://useittuesday.blogspot.co.uk/ - Anything goes


  1. Gorgeous card and image, thanks for sharing.


  2. Great card..Thanks for joining us over at Perfect Sentiments.

    Hope you'll join us again.

    Pam DT

  3. this is fabulous! I know your dad will love the play on words and the gardening theme all rolled into one!
    Great job :)
    Thanks for joining our AG challenge at Use it Tuesday this week.
    Tammy DT