Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Unicorn Challenge Blog - For the Guys

Hi My Crafty Blog Friends

I have been away to Liverpool for a few days. It was an amazing trip it centred around a concert by the Bootleg Beatles with the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Roger McGough. This concert celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the release of the Sergeants Pepper's album. We also visited the recreated Cavern club we joined the National Trust so we could visit the house where John and Paul  grew up. We even did the ferry cross the Mersey trip. It is a wonderful city there is so much to do and see.  I have been missing a bit but I am slowly catching up now.

On the first Tuesday of the month the new challenge starts on the Unicorn Challenge blog this time the theme is For the Guys. Which is just in time for all those Father's Day makes.

I am sharing the Father's Day card I made for my father-in-law. He was a sailor and he loves nautical themed cards. As he is loosing his sight I like to make the design bold and bright and tactile.

I used an A4 hexagaon embossing folder to create the background. The paper came from my stash. 

The ship is a Signature die and I made the waves with a Tattered Lace die. 

This is another  brilliant Signature  Father's Day die. I love sentiment dies. I have a few alphabet dies but I hate putting sentiments together is is just brilliant to cut them all out in one go. 

This is a statue in the Cavern Walks shopping centre which I think covers part of the site of the original Cavern Club where the Beatles played in the 60s. 

Here is the ferry we crossed the Mersey in. It was decorated by Peter Blake the artist behind the Sergeant Pepper's album cover.   

A view of the Liver building from the water. It was a wonderful trip to an amazing city. 

I hope you have a great week. 

Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie

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  1. Brilliant card for your father-in-law Jackie, fabulous design, love it.
    Looks like you had a great time. Beautiful photos x

  2. Looks like you had a great time xx

    Super card :-)

  3. thanks for sharing your holiday photos, Jackie, and your pretty FD card for FIL - I love the old style "clipper" ship die cut and have not seen one before - I enjoyed your vacation photos and "sightseeing with you" - especially seeing the different landmarks from songs written and sung so long ago. It reminds us of the tapestry of life, doesn't it? Have a great week! hugs, de

  4. what a gorgeous father's day card today!

  5. Brilliant card for Father's Day....great photo's....Joolsx

  6. This is a fabulous nautical card Jackie, Love the ship and added ribbon. So glad you enjoyed your trip and some great photo's. Hugs Jennifer xx

  7. Hi Jackie,
    this is a very wonderful card for the male people in our lives especially if they were or are sailors.
    Love your wonderful design and the embossing is so lovely.
    Great to make it in those colours also.
    Love your photos of your time in Liverpool, and it was wonderful to see them as I was a teenager when the beatles first shot to fame, and I still love their work today and always will.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  8. Lovely card Jackie It's lovely to hear bout your trip to Liverpool I thoroughly enjoyed my trip there just over 10 years ago now We stayed at the Adelphi (of BBC fame) Did you see the wall etched with the names of Liverpudlian stars That's one of my lasting memories

  9. Great Father's Day card! I love the ship die!

  10. Brilliant card for Fathers Day Jackie, wonderful photos you have shared.
    Pam x

  11. Such a fun card Jackie. I am now singing the Blue Peter theme song in my head! Great pictures.

  12. A brilliant card Jackie and a fabulous colourway.
    Great photos of your 'Beatles trip'. My godfather, Allan Williams, was the one who discovered them and became their first manager xx

  13. A fabulous card the design is stunning and so glad you had a great trip The concert sounded wonderful but i cannot believe its 50 years I can remember buying the album I bought anything Beatles in those days Thanks for sharing the photos I love Liverpool its a great city Love and hugs Carole x

  14. Really fantastic Fathers Day card Jackie. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

  15. Gorgeous card, Jackie. Great pix of Liverpool too.
    Em xoxox

  16. A great nautical themed card Jackie. Glad you had a good break and enjoyed seeing the photos. Shabneez

  17. Lovely card Jackie. Great that you made it bright and tactile so that your father-in-law can appreciate it.

  18. Looks like you've been on a fun trip, Jackie. And what a fabulous Father's Day card! x


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