Here's the card I made for him
I used a scallop edge 8 x 8 base card and created a background using a Memory Box hexagon stencil and Distress Inks.
The cute bees were a free digi from Uprintables by Rebecca B - there are some great images on her site for free download (check her terms and conditions before using). I fussy cut all the bees and attached them with PinFlair Glue to give them different levels.
The sentiment is a stamp from a set by Stampin'Up! which I stamped using black Archival Ink then cut out using an oval punch.
Dad's birthday started by opening cards and gifts - helped by Miss Tilly, who loves nothing more than opening parcels as you can see !
The day finished off with a family dinner at a local restaurant and more card and gift opening
The birthday celebrations didn't end there, however. The following day saw us heading off to the Craft Exhibition at the NEC where Dad was a huge hit with the presenters on the Create and Craft stand. Stephanie Weightman very kindly spent a lovely long time speaking to him - I tell you he was a very happy chappie
I did add to my stash, even though I was sure there was nothing I needed ! I went a bit crazy on the Lavinia Stamps stand, but I know I will use my new stash often as I do love there stamps and dies. I also picked up two great goody bags, the one from Create and Craft was particularly impressive and great value for just £10. Containing dies, embossing folders, templates and punches plus loads more.
I think this post is about long enough, so I'll save my latest project for posting at a later date. I hope you've enjoyed this little window into our family celebrations, thanks for visiting.