Saturday, 27 April 2013

Caught in the Act !....

Intrigued by my post title ?  All will be revealed later !

There's a sketch for this week's Simply Less is More blog challenge, it's a simple and classic layout but we are asked to stick to it exactly, no different orientations or moving around the elements.

Here's my entry

I haven't entered the LIM challenges in quite some time, what with being away from home and my stash a lot recently and having lots to do when I have been home, there just hasn't been time to enter many challenges.

When I saw this week's sketch an idea for a card popped into my head, ideal as I needed to get an Anniversary card made anyway.

I used a flower stamp from a set of freebie stamps I acquired recently - stamped using Stampin'Up! Midnight Muse ink - to stamp randomly on the centre panel.  I mounted the stamped layer on a very slightly larger piece of Midnight Muse cardstock to give it a narrow border.  I created the sentiment on my computer and cut it out using a pennant die by Spellbinders, before attaching using foam pads.  As a finishing touch I added a couple of gems to the topmost flower and three gems underneath the stamped layer. 

Now, to the reason for my post title.  I have my 86 year old Dad staying with me for a few weeks, he's an avid papercrafter and cardmaker (and a whizz on the computer !)  and we've been having so much fun crafting together whilst he's been here.  As I've been doing a fair bit of sewing lately, he was curious to see if he could master my gorgeous new sewing machine and have a go at making something himself (never having used any sewing machine before, I might add !)

So, this morning found him busy getting acquainted with the machine.....

... and within a short time, he'd finished off these lovely projects.... how cool is that ? 

I'm so Blessed to have my Dad with me and doubly so as we have so many interests in common.  I shall be really sad when he goes home again in a few days, but will be looking forward to his next visit when we can maybe plan some more adventurous projects to work on together.

Thanks for dropping by to see today's creations, hope you've enjoyed your visit.


Lauren Hatwell said...

Way to go Andy! Great projects there both of you. Lx

Fat Dormouse said...

I love your simple card - I was a bit naughty and didn't QUITE follow the sketch exactly! Yours is great.
and your dad has made some great items too.

Dormouse (

Kathyk said...

FAB anniversary card Wynneth.

How lucky to have Sir AofS staying with you and able to share so many mutual interests. He looks right at home doesn't he?


Debs M said...

love that card, great stamp!

great makes Andy - you're a natural! x

Linda said...

They are amazing and it's so cool that you can share your hobbies with your Dad = making your time even more enjoyable together.

Violets Corner said...

I'm glad to hear that you're having a great time with your Dad Wynneth. You're both talented, love your card and his project.

Warm hugs

Lynne said...

Love your card. It`s so lovely that you can craft with your dad, he`s done a fab job with the sewing machine.
Lynne xxx

Margaret said...

Beautiful card Wynneth and well done Dad!!
Margaret x

GinaA said...

Love the flower stamp you have used and so like the bling.
Happy crafting to you and your Dad.

GinaA said...

Love the flower stamp you have used and so like the bling.
Happy crafting to you and your Dad.

Lilian said...

Great card Wynneth, Well done Andy on using the sewing machine. projcts look great. Hugs

Chrissie said...

What a super card Wynneth and what a clever dad too!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

debby4000 said...

Fabulous card and well done to your Dad. Your machine looks like mine, which I still learning my way round and lack confidence.

Susan said...

Welcome back! I knew I hadn't seen you in a while! Beautiful card this week! I've had a Elna machine for 25 years, and I used to sew a LOT...but the poor thing sits untouched most of the time now. Yay for your Dad's willingness to keep current and learn new things!

Jen said...

great card wynneth
Fabulous interpretation of my Sketch. Thanks for joining us this week
"Less Is More"

Jenni's Jems said...

Oh I love this card and love what dad did too ! x

Viv said...

Great card again Wynneth, dad did well too :) Viv xx

Katie Berberich said...

You must be missing your Dad like crazy, he sure is an amazing Man. What your Dad tackles and achieves at his age is truly inspiring.
Katie x