Tuesday, 11 June 2013

To Dad

This is the card I'm going to send my Dad for Fathers Day (which is this coming Sunday in case you'd forgotten).  Now, I know he has a sense of humour but I'm not sure if I'm pushing my luck a bit too much here as my Dad doesn't quite look like the image on the card; yes he is balding but he's not quite at the Santa look just yet.  But I do know he likes his tea.

Plus I've never known my Dad to wear a lime green ensemble as I've depicted here, but I do recall some very similar lurid 1970's wallpaper which I'm sure was captured in the many Birthday parties we had as kids........

Feet Up and A Cuppa are available to buy right now so you too can insult your Dad!  Plus authentic Bloomin' 70's wallpaper adds the perfect touch - available in various cringy colours!

PS Don't forget the Birthday Sale - its on until 23 June but you'll need the discount code (on the post below!)

I've used Promarkers for colour and the three die cut letters I found in my stash (the d's are actually b's and p's) and they have been coloured with Promarkers too.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Ladybug Crafts:  For The Men In Your Life
Crafters Cafe:  Father's Day / Male
Cards For Men:  Boys Will Be Boys
Craft Your Passion:  Father's Day
Crafty Cardmakers:  Father's Day


  1. LOL! Too cute and wonderfully done! Love that image and you're right - the background really does remind you of wallpaper! Love it.

  2. FABULOUS card :-) My Dad would appreciate this.
    I went and bought the digi - thanks for sharing this :-)
    IKE xxxxxxxxxx

  3. I too had cringeworthy wallpaper in the 70s. Hideous purple stuff that should have put me off of purple for life, but strangel it's my favourite colour!

    Fabulous image, beautifully coloured and it looks great against the wallpaper background. Perfect card for Father's Day

    Thanks for sharing with us

    Lin xx
    Crafty Cardmakers

  4. oh lol.. he will love it i am sure ..i still visit people who have wallpaper like that lol
    Lisa x

  5. Oh, how fun, Ruth! Love the coloring and design on this! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  6. Great card, your colouring is fabulous I'm sure your dad will find it humourous. We had lurid curtains in the 70s which are in loads of photos, orange is not a good decor colour.

    Thanks for joining in with my challenge and sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers.


  7. What a great image. Am sure your Dad will love it. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this time. Cxx

  8. Hehehehe!! This card is so fab!! What a fun image and you have coloured it beautifully :) Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers for our Father's Day challenge.
    Fiona x

  9. Love how you created the scene here... the wallpaper, baseboard and floor boards are a wonderful touch! Nicely done! Welcome to Craft Your Passion's “Father's Day/ Masculine” Challenge and good luck!
    Design Team - Craft Your Passions
    RubberMAD (http://ggetty.blogspot.com/)

  10. Love it. Love it, love it. Just fabulous. Thank you for joining us over at Ladybug Crafts. Hugs Nina

  11. Great card, love it! The wallpaper is perfect!! Thanks for playing along at Crafty Cardmakers. Good luck! Sharon x

  12. Perfect! Thanks for joining us at CYP for our Father's Day Challenge.
    DT CYP


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