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Sunday, 21 June 2015

Father's Day - June 21st 2015

Hello Friends!

Well didn't we just pick the best week of weather to have a holiday in this Country!!!!! We had the best time..we are so lucky to live right on the edge of the favourite part of England and we don't have to go far to be right in it's heart, enjoying it's beauty. We have had such a 'full' week that I haven't even downloaded my photos yet, but I will share a few later in the week....Christine, if you read this...I did look out for you when we were in Stow :)

I haven't looked at a computer or iPad screen for more than a few moments for a week and it's been great, so relaxing...but I had to pop on here to share my Father's Day makes and to let you know that I will be catching up with your current posts later on.

Thank you for your comments on my Wedding project for Fran and Alex...last week I had a few messages via Facebook from friends of theirs asking me to make one, but I had to say no. It just took so long.... once I had started it I almost regretted it as it was fiddly and ever evolving, so it was truly a 'one off'....

And so to my Father's Day card and gift box: sadly I lost my own dear Dad many years ago, when I was barely out of my 20's and there were still so many chats to have and questions to ask, but luckily I have a wonderful Father-n-Law. Toni is a typical Italian, likes cars, football and good food and wine!  He also enjoys DIY and gardening, so today usually means a suitable gift card and some Prosecco for a toast. I made the card when we did our Father's Day craft workshop, but I also made a gift box.

I made the box using  black heavy card and the Sizzix mini bag die by Eileen Hull and I also made a carrying handle for the back, with some extra card and die cut a circle in the centre using Spellbinders Classic Circles.  Before putting the box together I ran through the die-cutting machine with an M-Bossabilities folder. I then rubbed it all over with silver gilding wax for an industrial look.

I made the little gift card holder for putting inside the  bag using grey card and a Sizzix Notebook Cover embossing folder,which I also rubbed with silver wax. To finish I tied with black twine, secured with a brad.

The stamps are from Visible Image.

Thank you for stopping by,  I will catch up with you all later and back to work tomorrow so will probably not be posting again until Wednesday!

Love and Hugs,
Carole X


  1. Fabulous card and gift set Carole. I'm sure your father in law will be very appreciative. I was in Stow on Wednesday but a quick trip!! So glad you had a good break and you really were so lucky with the weather. Hugs Christine xx

    1. lol, we were in Bourton most of Wednesday! X

  2. Wow, what an amazing set! I love the neutral palette, works so well for the metallic and for the car image! I love the checkerboard background on your card, how perfect is that!! Your FIL will surely love his gift and card! hugs :)

  3. Hi Carole your holiday sounds amazing I am looking forward to seeing the photos. If you check out the Father's Day card I made for Keith you might be a bit surprised by the similarity. I do love all the things you have created. Hugs Jackie

  4. So pleased you had a good holiday, it sounds like you had a lovely relaxing time. Love your card and box and gift card holder and I am sure your FIL will love them too. Hugs, Anne xx

  5. Your card is lovely Carole and I'm sure Toni will love it and the awesome gift box you made. Hope the rest of your holiday is as relaxing as what you have had already....enjoy. Hugs Vikki xx

  6. Hi Carole,
    Lovely card, I'm sure it was loved by your FIL.

  7. Hi Carole,
    super card and gifts.
    You always make such fabulous gifts.
    So glad the weather was good for your hols.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  8. Wow Carole, these are an awesome fathers day gift set. Just love the metalic grey look. Looking forward to seeing your holiday pics. Glad you had a wonderful time away xxx
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