Friday, 6 June 2008

Father's Day

I thought I better start making the Father's day cards - so it isn't a rush job a week on Saturday LOL! I was blog hopping the other day when I saw this fab wallet card that Nicky had made - her blog link is on the right (the Altered Inker) - such a fab idea Nic!- I fell in love with it so I hope she doesn't mind but I just had to have a go at making a couple of my own (one for my dad and one for hubby - yes I know the kids should get the cards, and they will as well, but I thought he would like one of these too LOL). Nic handstitched hers and it gives a lovely chunky effect but 'throw my hands up in horror', I don't do handstitching! I got the sewing machine out instead LOL!


I also made boxes for them and inside the wallet there is an opening for money or vouchers, an acetate window for a photo and some pockets for 'credit cards' (I made some little credit card sized sentiment cards to fit in these).

Anyway here are the results. By the way the one with the bird and clock is for my dad (I hope I don't get them mixed up - not sure what he would make of the nude image - he's 83!)



8 comments:

Jaqi said...

Very nice, and I love the colours. Very effective, Jaqi x

lorrainescrafts said...

good colours for dads ...I bet he would be made up with the nudey ones!!

Chris said...

Fabulous Karen you did a great job with them... I bet they will be really well received too :)
Chris xx

Chriss Rollins said...

love them a great take on niki's.
fab use of stamps..talented lady.
chrisx

Andrea said...

they are great Karen and you should see the card then on my blog for my FIL he is 82, its a nude, shock horror, he will love it x

Denise said...

They're great. Dad would probably do a jig :)
Hugs
Denise

dddeeebbbzzz said...

These are stunning! Lucky dads!

Minx said...

Oi stop theif with my idea PMSL, gutted as now yours look far better than mine lol, love the extra pockets and details, i have a machine, but am really scared of sewing paper as never tried it before, maybe now i'll have a go xxx Did i forget to say, they both look amazing xxx