Bumble Bee's Craft Den

I enjoy crafting and like to try my hand at different things. If there is anything that you see on here that you would like made, please feel free to contact me bumblebeescraftden@gmail.com or by going to my page on Facebook www.facebook.com/bumblebeescraftden. You can post on the wall or send me a message there. I appreciate any comments that people leave so please feel free to comment!!!

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Birthday Card for my Dad - Gardening Theme!

Today is my dad's birthday so I made him a special card, special as in it took me ages to make!!  I decided to do a side stepper card as these are my favs at the moment.  He doesn't do bears, cute things, fishing etc but his one hobby and interest is gardening and he has an allotment so every year I have to try to think of a good gardening themed card!!!  It's much easier now that I make cards as I think I exhausted every design for sale in card shops!

Anyway - I made this using a template from a magazine for the shed, boot, pots and spade which I coloured with Promarkers and glossed with Anita's 3D gloss.  I used my Cuttlebug for the 'Dad' lettering and the leaves which are in this case supposed to be weeds!!  I also have a pack of lovely Martha Stewart glitter pens that I bought in the US and I used the green one on the 'weeds' and on the loopy punch out which was done with my new MS punch!  THe 'Happy Birthday' is also a MS punch which was again glittered using the MS green glitter pen.  The paper is one that was free online but I have no idea from where I got it!

Here's the card - hope you like it!

I'd like to enter it into the following challenges

Cards for Men - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Lexi's Creations - Anything Goes
The Stampman - Cards for Men
Paper Sundaes - For a Boy or Man
Incy Wincy - Anything Goes


  1. Fantastic card. I love all the little details. Your dad will love it. Jaqui x

  2. Great card for your dad. He will love it. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.

  3. Great card hun, ya Dad is gonna love it!
    Thank you for joining us as Craft Your Passion this week! Good Luck, hugs Shell xx

  4. Wowee this is fabulous! Men are so awkward when it comes to cards, lol! I normally cheat and buy them.

    I really love these cards too at the moment, hugs Heidix

  5. Wow that's so intricate and managing to use your new US goodies. Your Dad is sure to love it x

  6. Great card, love the colours, great style

  7. Oh my, what an amazing card!! Perfect! brilliant detail. You are so very clever. I do hope you win something xxx

  8. This is so great!! I bet your Dad loves it!!

    Thanks so much for joining us at The Stamp Man :)

  9. What a great idea for a card. Thanx for joining us at Incy Wincy Designs. Don't forget to visit all the DT blogs and leave them some love for an extra chance to win.
    Renee DT

  10. cool card...love all the little embellishments. Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week.


  11. oh goodness! This card is awesome! I love the whole concept--it's something my dad (with a green thumb) would love!

    Thanks for playing with the Paper Sundaes Challenge this week!
    ♥Lisa M.

  12. What a lovely card Angie - not seen one like that before.
    Happy Birthday Mr Showering x

  13. Wow this is fantastic! Would be perfect for my dad too who works as a head gardener!!

    Thanks for joining us at Cards For Men and good luck in the challenge! x

  14. Such a fabulous card, I love the shed and all the gardening paraphenalia next to it, and the punching just adds a great finishing touch. Thanks so much for joining us at the Stampman :)

  15. Wow stunning card....Love the shed and all the embellishments..Great male card....Thanks for joining us at Cards for Men....
    Mandy xx

  16. This is lovely and what is good about it too is it could be for a woman too!!!

  17. Fantastic card, I'm sure your Dad loved it! Thanks for joining us at Lexi’s Creations this time for our ‘Anything goes’ challenge and good luck, love Jacky x

  18. Fantastic card love all the details thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy.
    Jenny x

  19. Wonderful card, I'm sure your Dad will love it! Love the "weeds" such a great addition! Thanks for playing along at Paper Sundaes this week :)


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