ahead of the game for once! father’s day card done and dusted! 18

Hey there everyone! it’s a lovely spring afternoon here in Rutland, UK and I’ve had my tunes on all day whilst I craft and network my card making business. I wanted to share with you the card I just finished today, that I coloured up earlier this week with my copics.

I had absolutely no clue what I was going to make my husband from the children for fathers day this year, but found the perfect image whilst I was looking at something else. I love it when that happens, as it does save on total frustration. there are so many amazing stamp companies out there that sometimes you can look for hours, and have to compile a short list! however, as I’d already just finished the baseball boots card by just inklined (which in a backwards way, I will try to get on my blog tomorrow) , I decided to go straight in to the second boots card using a pair of planted up gardening boots digi from their site, with a similar layout!


coloured up using copics

the main reason for doing this today, was that I was waiting on my cardstock delivery , and as it arrived nice and early, I got it done this morning before having to do some less fun work, and the dreaded housework!

gardner fathers day


I used some lovely mocha coloured cardstock ,and papers from the gorgeous ‘stella and rose’ paper pack from My Minds eye inc , which I inked round the edges with Tea dye distress ink to give a slightly more earthy tone.

I also added a sentiment that I made myself using one of my current favourite fonts, some twine, a couple of brads, and photo corner diecuts.

I hope you like it, and I hope that he will too! (especially after the chaos that ensued, trying to get my ‘staging’ back in the packet… OOPS he won’t notice that I lost half of them, as I hoovered after 😉


I’d love to enter this card in the following challenges:

crafty sentiment designs

scrap creations spring/ flowers

sweet stamps

crafting from the heart

dream valley challenges

love to scrap

crafting with dragonflies

crafty calendar challenge

live laugh stamp colouring linky party

crafting with friends


About rachel Gillham

I'm a twenty something mad cat lady, with a rescue cat and a passion for all things crafting... You can often find me tinkering with one or other of my machines, making cards, vinyl decals for items, or doodling quietly.

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Very nice card!


Great card – love your colouring.

Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Calendar Challenge.

Helen x


Fabulous Father’s Day card! The image is beautifully colored and I love the color paper you used. Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog
Tina dt

Pamela Squires

Beautiful card, beautiful coloured. Thank you for joining us at Crafting from the Heart.

Pam x


Such a beautiful image and beautifully colored! Gorgeous creation!
Thanks so much for sharing!!
xEllie – Let’s Color Linky Party and Critters & Creatures Linky Party


Great card and lovely idea for a male card…..you’ve inspired me. My OH spends hours in the garden so this would be a perfect card for him too. Thank you for joining us at Crafting with Dragonflies. Wynn DT


Good job .. i love it 🙂

Claudia Rogier

Stunning card. Thanks for joining us at CWF.

DT Crafting With Friends


Fantastic card! Truly beautiful!! Thanks for playing with us at Dream Valley Challenges!
Neva DT


So gorgeous card. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs. hugs


This is gorgeous, my hubby would love this card, he plants flowers in any container he can find, not found any boots yet!
Linda xxx