25 Aug 2018

Men’s Birthday Card

Oh dear what has happened to the lovely sunny weather we were enjoying! Blustery and cold here.

Men’s cards are always difficult, so I had to put my thinking cap on for my fathers upcoming birthday card. I was recently given a packet of Tim Holtz’s paper dolls. I don’t usually make a lot of vintage type items, but these looked very interesting, and I could conjure up whole life stories to go with them!

I selected one of a young boy, and his dog as he looks like a hard worker. My father grew up during the war, and he had to leave school at just 14 years old to do much needed work on a farm. After the war he went onto agricultural college. He has always worked hard, and has had many interesting and rewarding  jobs  -  a local councillor, a Justice of the Peace/Magistrate. Also like myself, and all of my family he has selflessly helped others, and has been committed to endless voluntary, and charity work. 

My father will be 88 years old on his next birthday. To remind him of his younger days doing farm work I decided to add some chickens from a Hobbyart stamp set, to go with my chosen paper doll. I coloured and fussy cut the chickens and eggs. I used my aquamarker pens to create a simple background. I added twigs and various bits from my ever bulging nature box. I finished of course by adding a large 88 at the top

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  1. fabulous card Jannet, wonderful vintage image and perfect for your Father. What a grand age he's reached, it's just wonderful.
    I hope you are well as I've not seen you here for a wee while, Kate x

  2. It's difficult to put these dolls in a scene and you did just that brilliantly! I think your father will love it too...

  3. I love this card , so atmospheric to me and I adore the natural additions!

  4. Ooh. I am glad you are crafting, you must be feeling better, yay! I am behind with my commenting - so sorry! Fabulous vintage card - gorgeous image and love the chickens and extra texture - your Dad will love it! He sounds a remarkable man. xxx

  5. Fabulous masculine card love the images and great vintage look
    Carol x

  6. Fabulous creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at Let's Craft and Create. We hope to see you again.
    ~ DT Sherry x

  7. What a great card for your father! I love that you chose real natural items to adorn your card. And I loved reading about your dad's early life, too! This is perfect for our Back to Nature challenge at Frilly and Funkie! Hugs!


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