One In A Million

Hello Everyone
A few days late but nevertheless I thought today I would share the card I made for my Dad for Father’s Day. Along with Le Jardin set of stamps I was lucky enough to also receive  Oxford Impressions’ The Family Man, couldn’t be more perfect for a Father’s Day card.  This is such a great set of stamps (I know, I say that about all the O.I. sets!) but as well as wonderful vintage men there are ever useful images of watch face, key, words and sentiment, advertisements, etc.
As with the Le Jardin card (Sunday’s post) I decided on the larger card base of 8″x8″.Something was astray with my camera and light as the colours in the detailed photographs are the true colours and not the colours in the main image.
At 44 years of age it has been many a year since I last sat on my Dad’s knees (his knees probably couldn’t stand it!!!) but I was drawn to the stamp with the man holding the little girl on his knees.  The tag was in my stash (some I’d stained some time ago with tea and coffee, along with the crochet coaster, gauze and fabric strip) and so all I needed to do was stamp the main image and add Father and Memories.I knew this sentiment had to be part of the card, over-stamping it onto a dyed tag with stamped clocks. Seam binding had been dyed (and in my stash) with homemade spray colour to create a shabby bow and to edge the bottom of the card, Father was repeatedly stamped onto dyed cotton. I know we all say this but my Dad is One in a Million.
Wishes and thank you for visiting…. oops, I nearly forgot to add that I plan on having a wee Giveaway very soon, aiming for the end of this week so I hope you will join me for that.


47 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Lululiz
    Jun 19, 2012 @ 14:06:22

    How lovely, your dad must have been so pleased to receive such a wonderful card, made with so much love.


  2. Terry
    Jun 19, 2012 @ 14:06:23

    Lynne, What a wonderful Father’s Day card! No doubt your dad was delighted to receive this! Love how you added a tag to the card and very clever to add the time piece! Have a great day!


  3. Valerie-Jael
    Jun 19, 2012 @ 14:10:00

    Lovely card, Lynne, your Dad surely loved it! Valerie


  4. Rita
    Jun 19, 2012 @ 14:10:37

    Another beautiful card Lynne. I love the aged look, just like me, although I have no option nowadays. LOL. Hugs Rita xxx


  5. Lucy Edmondson
    Jun 19, 2012 @ 14:13:12

    What a beautiful card; love the colours and the stamps and how you have stamped on the ribbon. What a lovely thing to say about your Dad!

    Lucy x


  6. Marianne
    Jun 19, 2012 @ 14:29:03

    So sweet, Lynne, and the colors give it that sense of long ago remembrances.

    Enjoy the day,


  7. Annie
    Jun 19, 2012 @ 14:50:39

    Hi Lynne this is one stunning piece and I know your dad would be delighted to receive it. The stamps used are fabulous and I am just waiting on an order. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment. You are right about the tin of postcards they are Papaya. I purchased them online a few years ago as I don’t like shopping, but like to keep a few gifts handy in my box should an occasion arise. This is the last tin and I decided to keep it, however, I will share the postcards !! Take care x


  8. Avril B
    Jun 19, 2012 @ 14:59:35

    Hi Lynne, This is lovely – love the image and so perfect for Fathers Day, I’m sure it will rekindle many memories – Love the shabby look to this.
    Avril xx


  9. Tracy Evans
    Jun 19, 2012 @ 15:00:55

    Gorgeous card, love your use of corrugated card and the trim is stunning. Fabulous image and layout. Tracy x


  10. Sophie
    Jun 19, 2012 @ 15:01:24

    Liebe Lynne, wieder so eine wunderschöne nostalgische Karte. So liebevoll gestaltet und zusammengestellt.
    Atemberaubend schön…
    Liebe Grüße xx


  11. may
    Jun 19, 2012 @ 15:24:14

    Beautiful Lynne, I need that stamp set… love that image and the shabby feel to this card is brillant!! Hugs May x x x


  12. Connie
    Jun 19, 2012 @ 15:32:41

    Beautiful card and the sentiment is so sweet. I hope you had a wonderful Father’s Day with your Dad!


  13. Elaine Wheeler
    Jun 19, 2012 @ 15:33:30

    Beautiful card Lynne I love this Hugs Elaine


  14. craftytrog
    Jun 19, 2012 @ 15:45:55

    This is such a beautiful vintage card Lynne! That sentiment & image is perfect, & I love the coffee-dyed tag & coaster.
    It’s been a while since I sat on my Dad’s knee, but I always get a lovely hug from him.
    Alison x


  15. Queenie
    Jun 19, 2012 @ 16:01:45

    Beautiful Father’s day tribute!
    Have a great day.
    Always, Queenie


  16. valerie
    Jun 19, 2012 @ 16:22:59

    Fabulous Father’s day card Lynne I love thatstamp!
    Val x
    ps can’t wait to see what you are going to give away:)


  17. Rinda
    Jun 19, 2012 @ 16:23:43

    REallly lovely – both the sentiment and the artwork.


  18. Martina
    Jun 19, 2012 @ 16:36:23

    A magnificent work of art for your dad, Lynne! Unique and beautiful!


  19. cheryl
    Jun 19, 2012 @ 16:41:06

    oh wow Hun this is brilliant the detail is stunning,and such an amazing work of art for your dad totally unique and such amazing art work,hugs Cherylxxxx
    bless your heart for,the comment you left on my blog really meant a lot coming from you hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


    Jun 19, 2012 @ 17:05:48

    Absolutely beautiful Lynne, such a stunning card, i love the colours and distressing work. You are an amazing card artist Lynne. i bet your dad loved this one
    hugs June x


  21. Fliss
    Jun 19, 2012 @ 17:15:10

    A really beautiful shabby chic creation Lynne and I just love the colours and all the gorgeous textures on there.
    Hugs, Fliss xx


  22. Ira
    Jun 19, 2012 @ 17:34:26

    A wonderful tribute to your darling father Lynne, wish I could sit on my father’s knee, if only for a single minute… But you’re so right about using this quote, for that is oh so true… I’m very happy that you can say you dote on your father, I did on mine, too…


  23. Susan Bain
    Jun 19, 2012 @ 17:51:27

    What a lovely card Lynne, such a sweet image, she’s obviously a daddy’s girl! xx


  24. Karen McAlpine
    Jun 19, 2012 @ 18:17:26

    Yes, it is a perfect image for Father’s Day. Beautiful composition! Love that blue fringe.


  25. Dot Arnott
    Jun 19, 2012 @ 18:28:48

    I love that saying you put on the card. I have noticed you have sayings on a lot of your cards. Where do you get them from?



    • lynne
      Jun 19, 2012 @ 20:14:10

      Most times the sentiments will be from Oxford Impressions, The Stampsmith or Crafty Individuals. You will see that I give links for all DT stamps I use.
      Lynne x


  26. Dorthe
    Jun 19, 2012 @ 18:43:12

    Hello dear Lynne- that stamp of daughter and father is the sweetest , I know your dad have loved this card, you made him so lovingly. It is beautiful in the spring/summer colours,and the sentiment so wonderful, and true- the layers you have builted up, looks gorgeous.
    Can`t wait to see your giveaway, my friend 🙂
    Hope all is well– Wish you a happy evening,Lynne.
    Hugs- Dorthe


  27. CarolS
    Jun 19, 2012 @ 18:43:47

    This is gorgeous Lynne! I love the way you hung the key!
    Hope your dad had a great day!


  28. Chris
    Jun 19, 2012 @ 19:51:10

    Lynne, your Dad must have loved his card, so full of love. Love the trims.

    Chris xx


  29. Brenda Brown
    Jun 19, 2012 @ 20:24:00

    Oh my this is wonderful Lynne and perfect for your Dad, bet he loved it to bits.
    hugs {brenda} xox


  30. Cynnie
    Jun 20, 2012 @ 00:48:21

    What a beautiful card…what dad would not appreciate receiving this! Hope you are doing well…..


  31. Kate
    Jun 20, 2012 @ 01:21:34

    Lynne, I love your stamp choice. Very fitting for a little girl and her daddy. I also love the color ink you chose to stamp it with. Soft and Subtle but still a clear image! Beautiful.


  32. Sharon
    Jun 20, 2012 @ 04:19:09

    This is stunning Lynne – I love the colours you have chosen!


  33. stempelchaotin
    Jun 20, 2012 @ 04:52:15

    What a wonderful card.
    Love this blue border. Absolutely gorgeous work my dear Lynne. xoxo


  34. Florence
    Jun 20, 2012 @ 06:42:02

    Beautiful creation Lynne. Love everything about it.
    Regards Florence xx


  35. Jennifer Ingle
    Jun 20, 2012 @ 12:49:42

    Oh, wow! This is so beautiful! What a treasure!


  36. Sue
    Jun 20, 2012 @ 18:45:00

    A lovely card Lynne. I bet your dad just loved this.


  37. michele s
    Jun 20, 2012 @ 20:13:18

    oh Lynne i cannot tell you how much this creation touches my heart! what a wondrous father’s day card! simply beautiful. xo


  38. barnie
    Jun 20, 2012 @ 20:55:06

    Wow, Lynne, I’m missing words, that’s another fabulous card and your father will love it.


  39. Shelly Schmidt
    Jun 20, 2012 @ 22:06:01

    Love the gorgeous card you made- the image is wonderful of the young girl and her dad- love the beautiful pink fiber you added- so beautiful!


  40. Shar_B
    Jun 21, 2012 @ 00:47:04

    Completely lovely! A great tribute to Dads.


  41. Shelley
    Jun 21, 2012 @ 12:34:03

    This is wonderful Lynne! Very masculine. Love the corrugated piece and trim (gives me the impression of a window blind and decorative draping above it).


  42. Lynn Stevens
    Jun 22, 2012 @ 14:31:26

    Awesome card Lynne. Love how you used Oxford stamps. I’ve barly had any free time to stamp lately, hopefully this weekend.
    Hugs Lynn


  43. baileyrosy
    Jun 23, 2012 @ 20:26:28

    oh my what a beautiful card for your father I often wish I could turn back the clock and be daddies little girl again. The image is so lovely and of course you have showcased it once again so beautifully.



  44. Paula
    Jun 25, 2012 @ 08:18:01

    Hi Lynne, what a fabulous card for your Father I bet he adored it. xx


  45. Odetta Donners
    Jun 25, 2012 @ 17:13:16

    Gorgeous! I love all the details and the colors are wonderful! Kind regards, Odetta


  46. gerriherbst
    Jul 04, 2012 @ 01:19:05

    So wonderful…love your tassel trim, its just the right finishing touch. You always know what to add….take care, gerri


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