Monday, 15 February 2010

Dad's 80th Birthday Card

Hello Everyone,
Have you missed me? it feels like month's not just a week since I have been crafting and blogging.
Well I have been doing some crafting, it was good to after so long not being able to,
I made this wonderful wheelbarrow for my Dad's 80th Birthday yesterday,
I used a template I had in my stash, printed out the papers from a cd, as they remind me of the canal boat items, made the box, and I actually used sandwich bags (as I could not find my acetate) for the windows. The flowers where from a blog friend when I bought some stamps of her on ebay.
On top of the lid, in peel off's was
'Happy 80th Birthday to a Special Dad - with love'
We had a great meal at a local pub restaurant, and then back to mum and dad's for a birthday tea as well. I also made him favour boxes, and place settings for the table which you can see a tutorial on Tuesday.
so please pop back for them.
Above is a close up of the wheelbarrow.
I am entering this into the following challenges -
Saturday Spotlight - Use a household item (sandwich bags)
Saturday Challenge - Multi Folds
CraftyAngelsOnline - Fantastic Flowers
Paperplay - Birthday for someone special (can't get no more special than my dad)
Thanks for looking,
x X x


Max said...

What fabulous improvisation using sandwich bags Angie. Sounds like your dad enjoyed a wonderful day with those people closest to his heart.


Max said...

Sorry ... meant to add that I hope you are soon feeling much better. You've had a terrible time of it recently.

Crystal said...

Oh my word Angie what a very COOL design, love the wheel barrow full of flowers what an awesome idea!! Hope you are feeling better real soon!!!

Jill said...

What a great wheelbarrow Angie, pleased you had a good weekend and that you are much better as well. Jill x

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Angie,
Yes you were greatly missed - brilliant to have you back.
This is a great project and I'll bet your dad loved it. So well done - it looks fun to make.
Fiona x

mudmaven said...

Angie this is spectacular! I am so glad that you are feeling better and it sounds like you had a wonderful day celebrating with your dad! Can't wait to see the favour boxes and place settings. Welcome back - you were missed! ~chris

{Jane} said...


Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x

Mel X said...

Hi Angie, sorry to hear you've been ill, hope your feeling better real soon. About the card - WOWZERS!! you've been having some fun girl. This is fabulous, wonderful wheelbarrow and a really special card to be treasured.

Thanks for joining us this week at the Secret Crafter and good luck in the draw.

Mel X

Julie M said...

What a beautiful project, Angie - your Dad must have been chuffed!!!

Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week.

Julie :o)

Helen said...

What a great keepsake!
Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
Helen x

Deirdre said...

What a wonderful project. Happy Birthday to your Dad, sounds like you all had a great time celebrating.

Thanks so much for joining us on Paperplay this week. ♥

CraftyC said...

Oh Angie, it just gorgeous. I love the wheelbarrow, so pretty. Bet your dad loved it!

Liz said...

WOW beautiful project just love it Thanks for joining paperplay this week Hope your well

Liz xx

craft_princess said...

wow, this is a great design!!
glad you are back to creating!

Yvonne said...

Oh my hun, this is fab.I bet he did love it. Such a beautiful creation. Well done you! Good to see you around again, have missed you x

Shawna said...

That wheerbarrow is fabulous!!!!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

How creatively clever! Love what you've done here!! Thanks for joining us at Saturday Spotlight! Can't wait to see what you create next challenge!

Jodi said...

This is just adorable!! Love that idea with the sandwich bags, so creative!!
Thanks for joining us at Saturday Spotlight!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a beautiful creation and a great take on the Around the House Challenge at Saturday Spotlight!! Thanks for joining us this week! Creative use of sandwich bags.

sassyb07 said...

Hi Angie!
what a great card! hope your dad had a good birthday.
hugs, Valerie
p/s I've missed you!