My Heart Pieces Challenge #3 Summer Loving & Relaxation


Hi Everyone!  I hope you have had a wonderful week.  I definitely have, even with a touch of bad luck thrown in.  I have had lots of good news this week, I found out I won a couple of crafty prizes and my week will be topped off by me attending a She Art Class at 'Time To Create' tomorrow and catching up with all my crafty friends who I haven't seen for what seems like ages.  Its been about 2.5 months since I last caught up with the ladies with everything happening here following the passing of Rod's Dad.  We are actually going with Rod's Mum to place his ashes in the Wall at the lawn cemetery today, so it will be a bit of a hard time for us all today.

This fortnight over at My Heart Pieces Challenge Blog we are celebrating all things Summer and what it is you love to do to relax during Summer.

For my family, Summer means leisurely Sundays enjoying a barbecue or cooked breakfast, reading the paper with a coffee in hand all whilst outdoors enjoying all that nature has to offer.  So when I saw this Busy Dad Image I new this would be perfect to best represent all that we love about Summer as well as being suitable for a Father's Day Card which is being celebrated in some Countries this month.


I have teamed the image up with some Echo Park Papers, added in some grass and sky and the cute clouds which I stamped using a Unity KOTM Stamp.  I am mixed about how I feel about the end result with this card.   I guess its a little different for me, but I also feel it's not quite balanced.  The jury is out! 

Anyway if you want to join in the Summer Fun of this Challenge head over to My Heart Pieces for all the details and some more wonderful inspiration for the DT.


11 comments:

Julie Short said...

I could almost have imagined it was a summer day today Danie, without the flies which was great. I hope that your memorial service went off well on such a perfect blue sky day.

It does seem ike a long time since we have seen you so I am sure I will have trouble with the chatting catchup tomorrow. YOu know you'll be working like navies! lol!

Anyway your card reminds me that the shortest day is soon to be here and then very soon we will be saying 'Yeah for the lazy, or should I say hot days of summer.

sue - aka bearhouse said...

such a fab card. Love the image and the clouds and grass are brilliant too.

Sue

Lynn McAuley said...

Fun papers with this delightful dad!! Super cute, Danie!

MiamiKel said...

Oh how terrficly sweet, Danie! I think you captured the essence of summer perfectly and the papers, coloring - the whole card is just delightful!! x0x0

Becky said...

This is so cute and the design paper is so perfect.

Emkay said...

Such a sweet card. I love how you've surrounded him with nature.

Laurie LaRiviere said...

Dani this is so cute and so someone's dad!! :) they like to read the paper with a good drink outside, have a great time with your friends and in the She ARt class, how fun!!

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Such a sweet card, I love the stitchy clouds
Lindsay xx

Lizzyc said...

Hi Danie, this is a lovely card, love the stamp. and thinking of you today also as you go to the Cemetery... xx

Cindy said...

Hey!
Love the card! I like the stitching, and didn't notice the grass until you mentioned! I LOVE the detail of that! A really nice masculine card!
Cindy :)

Carol said...

Great card Danie, love those papers. Carol x