Its that time of year again which is a bit of a tough one. Last year was the first Fathers day without my Dad - but I made myself busy by being away for the weekend. This year we are doing the same and heading down to Somerset on one of those Sun Holidays (that never in a million years only cost £9.50), staying a Brean Sands. This is something that I really need to do - get out of these four walls and relax - the doc said it would do me good. Now believe it or not, I've never been to Somerset - for that matter - the only place I have been to in the South West is Coombe Martin - and that was 15 years ago (give or take a month)... Anyway, we are there from Friday to Monday and meeting up with our good friends from Cardiff who are staying also. They just happen to be the people we spent last Fathers day with - as we were staying in Saundersfoot where they used to site their tourer.
Anyway, I still have to make a Fathers day card to the DH from the kids so here is my offering which I am also entering into a few challenges:
Here is a side view
The image, coloured with promarkers, is a free digi from Pollycraft Designs. I can see this image will come in handy for loads of people (of the male variety) I know - (obviously this is no reflection on me LOL)...
The DP is Funky Hand from the Dreams Come True CD, the circle Sentiment on the bottom flat part of the card was a free one, the beer glass made into a border along the bottom has been made by me, using a free image that I've had for ages from the Digi Stamp Boutique. The 'bottoms up' sentiment was made by yours truley on the pc in 'cool dots' font - which was one I downloaded for free some time ago. The image was coloured with my promarkers and layered up to make into decoupage. I really love this card and the colours...
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Fab n Funky Challenge #28 - Just for Dad
Digital Tuesday Challenge #63 - "Easel Card" (but must use a digital image)
A spoon Full of Sugar Challenge #108 - "Enjoying the Sunshine" (I think a bit of the summer sun and a bit of warm weather turns loads of people into beer monsters!!!)
A Crafty Little Place Challenge #43 - "One for the Boys"
Cupcake Craft Challenge #95 - "One for the Boys"
Incy Wincy Design Challenge #45 - "One for the guys"
Magical Crafts Challenge #17 - Something for a Male/Fathers Day
Paper Cutz Challenge #45 - a card for Fathers day using a digital
Simple Doodles Challenge #19 - "Just for you Dad"
I think that this is a record number of challenges i've ever entered - and lots of these challenges are firsts for me - which is fab!!!!
I also made this card for my OH to give to his Dad
The image was a freebie - a long time ago from Digi Stamp Boutique. I printed it out 3 times, coloured in with promarkers and layered up as decoupage. I put Glossy Accents on the finished image to give it a glass look - but this doesn't pick up too well on the picture. Again, the design paper is from the Dreams Come True CD from Funky Hand. The Sentiment was created again by me on the PC printed in Cool Dots font as before. Image layered up on oval nestie and scalloped oval nestie. The 'dots' are more card candy, which I think adds a great finishing touch.
Well I hope you have a great weekend wherever you are and what every you are doing.
For those of you who visited due to WOYWW - many of you asked me to let you know how I got on at the doctors - so here's a little update.
He's changed my medication from Nefapam to Diclofenac and increased the dosage. He's put me on amitryptoline (sp?) for the nerve pain and to help me sleep (can you tell i've not taken them yet as its turned 1.40am and i'm still up!!! He also requested a full blood screen so I had bloods taken this afternoon by going back to the surgery after lunch and he's also requested some x-rays - so went and had this done later afternoon. I'll just wait now. I am still on tramadol and paracetamol, but I have to see if these meds work over the next 2 weeks.
So, thats me. This will be my last post until I come back after my weekend in Somerset - so I will catch up with all my blogging friends after that. Please still leave your comments though as getting on the laptop will probably be the first thing I do when I get back home.
Have a good one,
hugs, Paula x x x