My shining star

My shining star

Sunday 8 June 2014

masculine/fathers day at That Craft Place

Hello Lovelies! How are you today? I'm good and recovering from my birthday - thanks to everyone who sent well wishes and cards - you're all very kind and I really do appreciate it. Thankyou. Thanks also for all the kind comments on my card yesterday. I hope you like todays offerings - this is the first of two posts.

This is for that craft place challenge blog - I've been working on the team involved with the inspiration side of things - but now we have swapped over and I am now involved in the challenges! This fortnight the challenge is masculine or for fathers day! I used the owl stamp set that I used earlier in the week - its by Sam Poole and I bought it from That Craft Place . They also have a selling page on facebook - thats where I usually shop!

My dad loves green and owls so I'm hoping he'll love this!!! The background was made by running some paper through an A4 sheena folder then dragging the cactus green staz-on pad over the top.

The 'tree' is made from webbing from TCP too. I coloured the bird with spectrum noir pens and used some of the same colours to do some plain card before stamping the sentiments on it!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Fantasy stampersfantasystampers: for the boys
Polkadoodlespolkadoodle: men
MAWTTmovingalongwiththetimes: fathers day
CRAFTtrimmiescraftchallenge: Fathers day
simon says stampsimonsaysstampblog: masculine

Here's a picture from yesterday - before we headed out into the rain to our viking parade'

Here's a picture from the parade itself:

it was a girlguiding float and I think it looked fab!

And here's my lovely girls bringing me a birthday cake at tea time.

it was a lovely day!!!

Big hugs to you!

Rachel xx


  1. Your costumes all look fabulous, hope you did not get too wet (!) but glad you had a lovely birthday - that is a beautiful cake.

    I bet your dad loves the owl card, who could not love that gorgeous owl. Hugs, Anne xx

  2. I am pleased you had a good Birthday and glad you received your card in time. Your costumes looked wonderful and your photos are fabulous!
    Your Dad is sure to love the special card you made for him, I love the owl and gorgeous colours.
    I hope you have a good Sunday
    hugs Sue xx

  3. Great card, that owl is fab. Glad you had a fun day, great pics

  4. The card is fab Rachel, I'm sure your dad will love it. Your costumes look great for the parade, hope you didn't get too wet

  5. Fab male card. Thanks for joining us in our Men on our minds challenge at Polkadoodles
    Anjie (DT)

  6. A gorgeous card Rachel. Hope you didn't get too wet yesterday and you had a great Birthday.

    Sue xx

  7. So cute and fun Rachel! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp!!!

  8. Hi Rachel, pleased your birthday was a good one, and the pics are great, thanks for sharing them.
    Your dad's card is fabulous, love the owl and the colours, hugs Kate x

  9. Super card, its just perfect, thanks for sharing with us at CRAFT and also for sharing your fab photos x carol

  10. Another gorgeous card Rachel. You look like you were having a great time. Marlene

  11. Hi Rachel, Happy Birthday from yesterday and I'm glad you had a great day! You made a gorgeous card, I love it!

    Love From Rebecca xx

  12. A gorgeous card Rachel, I love your owl and fabulous colours.
    I'm glad you enjoyed your Birthday - great photographs.

  13. Didn't you all look fantastic! Glad to hear you had a great birthday. What a great card for your Dad too. Love it. Jenny x

  14. I love the owl in your card, and thanks for sharing your family photos! Thanks for playing with us at Moving Along with the Times x Jessie

  15. Stunning card and do love that owl.
    Linda xxx

  16. Rachel, glad you had a lovely birthday, great card love your design. Hazel xx

  17. Don't know about moving away from inspiration Rachel I think there is bags of it on this card - I'm sure your Dad will love it.
    Looks like the weather didn't spoil the day, I do miss doing things like that now the kids are grown up. Belated Birthday wishes by the way xxx
    Anne x

  18. love the owl,great background and texture,your Dad will love it-looks like you all had a great time
    Carol x

  19. What a great design, Rachel - love the textures in the background and the stamp is fab. Thanx for playing along with us at Fantasy Stampers for our 'For the Boys' challenge - good luck and hope to see you again soon.
    Hugz, Jan xx


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