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Sunday, June 3, 2012

DAD and Clocks!

Hello all!
This morning I am showcasing Fat Pages Cards with Attitude using a template and images from our sponsor, The Cutting Cafe.  I laughed so hard when getting these images- my Dad is obsessed with clocks!  I'm not sure if he really likes them but he sure does have them everywhere.  And I mean everywhere!  The kitchen, bedroom, dining, and even the bathroom! One clock in every room isn't enough either.  He has to have 3 or 4 in each room!  He just gravitates towards clocks, not letting a broken one go by at a garage sale.  He'll bring it home, paint it up, redo the face and hands very nicely, and there you go, another clock!  Then he says, "Where shall I hang it?  I am running out of wall space."  So funny too, because hardly a one is set to the same time, let alone the right time.  Some even stand still, not telling the time at all!   But I guess at 88, if he wants clocks, by golly, he can have clocks!  

The Cutting Cafe can set you up very nicely with this DAD template.  They have a fantastic variety of different templates and images that will go with them.  Fun!  I used the It's About That Time set, coloring the clocks with Prisma pencils.  Using watered down glue, I attached the clocks haphazardly to the face of a pre-cut DAD made of Kraft card stock, and finished off with a final layer of watered glue.  After letting it dry over night, I cut around the underlying DAD card, leaving a clock collage with a nice sheen. Added the Maya letters (a gift from a sweet friend), a few brads, ribbon and a hanging stamped hug ticket.  Oh, oh, and added a broken clock face to the ribbon.    After all, Dad needs more clocks!

A huge thank you to my new followers.  I appreciate you all very much.  To those of you in the UK, happy Queen celebrations.  I just learned what bunting is!  My best to you all.


PS I almost forgot...our challenge at Fat Pages Cards with Attitude this fortnight is DAD/Anything Goes.  I made my card 4x4, Fat Page size, but any card you make is acceptable.  AND you can enter your same creation into our sister challenge, ATC's Cards with Attitude!  Remember, we have Top 3 winners now, too!  And wonderful sponsors for both challenges, The Cutting Cafe and Meljen's.  We would love to see what you create, so come and join us!


  1. Wowee! This is amazing! I love the shaped card and the silhouette words are a really nice touch. I love all of the clocks and that charm is lovely :)

  2. Really different and funky,the clocks look brilliant, love it
    Lindsay xx

  3. Bless your Dads I get it...fantastic card Manderly, love the clocks and the red brads bring so much life to it all...
    such a great card shape also..I love it.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

    [tick tock..time is ticking..only 3 more sleeps...]

  4. Hi Rebecca I have just found your blog from outlawz and so glad I did I am loving what I see so far and this story of your Dad bless him well he will never be late by his clocks will he I am now a follower so will be back soon to read more
    Jacki xx

  5. I LOVE this my friend!! LOVE those letters you used! ;) To funny about your dad and clocks! :)
    Hope you have a GREAT day!


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