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5 August 2012

Happy Birthday Dad!

Evening everyone, hope you are well?

Well did you watch the athletics last night? ..... absolutely amazing and today we have bagged some more medals again too!  I have to say I am not normally a fan of the Olympics but watching London 2012 has been brilliant.

The day has been a bit mixed weather wise too - we've had pouring rain, thunder, sunshine and wind!! So I escaped into the craft room this afternoon to make my Dad's Birthday card.

My lovely Dad will be 80 on Tuesday!

Here are my Mum and Dad pictured at my wedding in March this year.

We are going out as a family on Saturday for an Italian meal, so that will be really nice and something to look forward to.

So onto my card which is an 8" x 8":


Car Ingredients:

Digi Stamp Boutique Grandad Relaxing Digi Stamp
DieNamics Letter & Number Dies
Bazzil Basics, Kraft & Kanban Cardstock
Dovecraft Sugar & Spice Papers
Card Candy

I am entering this into the following challenges:

Craft Your Passion 121 Sketch
Crafty Sentiments Numbers
I Love Promarkers 128 Spots & Stripes
Delightful Birthdays
Wags n Whiskers 85 Birthdays
No Matter Which 1 Anything Goes

Thanks for popping in - hope you have a lovely evening.

Claire x


  1. Great card Claire I bet your dad will love it

    jacqui x

  2. Happy Birthday to your dad - those papers make me think of Neapolitan ice cream yummy card!
    Debbie xx

  3. Hiya Claire.
    Firstly what a super card for Dad, and an 8x8 looks so nice and special.
    Secondly, what a gorgeous couple your Mum and Dad make and they look so happy and well (I hope they are). God bless and hope he has a fab day.
    Olympics have been amazing havent they.

  4. This is fabulous Claire....great image and colours. Lovely pic of your Mum and

  5. Happy Birthday to your dad for Tuesday and the photo is lovely.
    Love the card, great image and papers.
    Kim xXx

  6. Great card Claire, Best Wishes for your Dad.
    Hope you all have a great time out together.
    Avril xx

  7. Claire, lovely! What a grea tpicture your mum and dad, have a lovely day on dads birthday. Jill x

  8. Gorgeous card Claire, I hope you have a lovely meal x

  9. Your card is great Claire and I'm sure your dad will be delighted with it. That's a lovely photo and I hope he has a super birthday and your all enjoy your meal out.

    As for the Olympics, I know just what you mean. I'm not normally interested but am really enjoying them this time.

    Jo x

  10. A fab card Claire. Love the image and what a lovely pic of your Mum & Dad.

    Donna x

  11. what a lovely picture Claire!
    i've made a new blog if you want to see it:
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxx mimi

  12. Bet your dad loved his card. Fab design and image. Thanks for taking part in our first challenge at NMW Challenges, good luck. I do hope you have joined in on the blog hop. Hugz Suzanne

  13. It had to be an 8x8 card for an 80th birthday celebration! He'll love it -- and what a lovely photo of your mum and dad. I hope he has a lovely birthday.

  14. congratulations Dad on your 80th!!!
    A beautiful card Claire which he will treasure, hope you all enjoy the meal out

  15. Hi angel. I hope that you are well. I am so sorry it has been so long since I visited. I am struggling at the moment to keep up with blogging and commenting. It is such a busy time with the animals and also now being on a DT. Hope you forgive me !!!.
    How gorgeous does you Mum and Dad look!. Happy Birthday to your Dad. You card is lovely and I bet he will be over the moon with it hun. Hope that you are keeping well and all of the family are good. Big hugs Clare xxx

  16. Fab card Claire, congratulations to your Dad. Carol x

  17. A lovely photo of your parents Claire & a great card - I'm sure your Dad will love it. Hope he has a lovely birthday & that the meal at the Italian goes well. Enjoying all the sport too, Jx

  18. oh this is fab.. i bet he loved it.. fab image!
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week
    Lisa x

  19. Love your colourful card, Claire, what a privilege that you can make your dad an 80th birthday card! Hope you all enjoy the celebrations. Thank you for playing along with our Birthday Challene @ Delightful Challenges :)

  20. Gorgeous card good luck with the I ♥ ProMarkers challenge. Hugs Ginny ♥

  21. Lovely card, gorgeous image choosen, thanks for joining us in our first challenge at NMWC. Good luck and hope to see you back soon. Hugs, Marion

  22. What a fabulous card for your Dad Claire and the picture is just lovely - enjoy the meal! x

  23. Hi Claire, fab card, I bet your Dad loved it. It is my Dad's birthday today, he will be 86 and we had a family gathering at the weekend as well.

  24. Fabulous card Claire - bet your Dad loved it. Belated birthday wishes from me :o)
    Thanks for the get well wishes - so pleased to report that other than an annoying cough I feel so much better today - thank goodness.
    Just a week until we go on our jollies - I'm getting mega excited now!!
    Have a fab day
    Debs xx

  25. Thank you for sharing a photo of your parents Claire ! They are such a lovely couple ! Your Dad will love his card ! The papers are beautiful and the image is really cute ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

  26. Wonderful card Claire, I'm sure your Dad will absolutely love it! :)

  27. What a super card for your Dad. Fun image and lovely papers. Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

  28. Such a gorgeous card, love those number and letter dies. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week :)

  29. Hope your dad has a smashing day hun! :) and your card is so sweet too! :)



  30. What a bright and colourful card Claire, I'm sure your dad will love it! Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion challenge blog. Hugs, Louise G

  31. Aww your dad's card is fab Claire… what a wonderful image… love the scrummy papers and layout.. hope he is having a wonderful day today!
    and hope you are well hun!
    Big Hugs
    Sue xx

  32. Brilliant card, i'm sure your Dad will love it!! Thank you for sharing with us at I ♥ Promarkers and good luck in the draw!!
    Hugs Hazel xx

  33. Fab card, bet your Dad loved it - hope you had a great time with your family on Sat. And what a lovely pic of your Mum and Dad at your wedding, they look pleased as punch!

  34. lovely card! love the image perfect for men

  35. What a delightful picture of your parents and a great card to celebrate his special day. thanks for sharing a Delightful challenges.


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