Someday, the altered art you make today will be
old, faded, falling apart, and someone else will salvage the bits and use them
in new altered art.It's the best that any piece of art can hope for

~ anon~

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Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Two Out of Three Aint Bad

but can I make it 3/3.... or can I kill 3 birds with one stone??

1. My Dads 80th Birthday 'card'
 2. Hels Sunday Stamper challenge is Men ..... and this is for a Man and she can only be hugely impressed that I actually did some stamping on this one.
3. Tuesday Taggers challenge this week was to get Messy.... and messy I got in true Sir Tim Style

So pretty please can this cover all three??

Here is the cover, metal work of course and I am so loving my new metal alphabet punches that I used for the wording on the cover.

I would love to lay claim for the paper used on the back cover, but it is some luscious handmade paper I bought from my recent trip to The Craft Barn. I must love my Dad to use such precious stash

Here is the Star Card/book opened out, it's very trick to photograph, but basically its bound together with I think its called Japanese Stab Stitch ?? I may be wrong
so that's the Men bit and my Dads Birthday taken care of
now for the Tuesday Taggers messy bit

Think I have managed that bit as well don't you??


  1. Your Dad’s card is just fantastic - love everything about it. I’m into Bendick’s Bittermints too ... S x

  2. Yay how fab is that? messy play for 3 challenges and happy Daddy too! Loving all the bits about your project and also seeing where you create your fabulous work - Im also a bit green that you have actually visited The Craft Barn too! Thanks for playing along with our messy week at Tt x Janet

  3. Wow !!!!!!!!!!!!

    Hands look clean mate

  4. Wow Nicks - that card is fantastic and i love the wording on the front. I must say in addition that he's the one man you'll never fall out of love with either!!!

    Paula x x x

  5. Amazing Nicks, truly a work of art. I hope you don't reduce him to tears!!


  6. loving the hands. work of a true artist! lol

  7. Fabulous projects hun - what a lovely mess you have made!
    Thanks for sharing at Tuesday Taggers this week, hope to see you next time too.
    Teri xx

  8. Yep, that's a qualifying MESS all right! Your Dad will be so thrilled with what you've made him, and you've inspired me to get my metal stuff out again too ...

  9. WOW Nicks this is a work of ART. A perfect entry. Thanks for getting messy with TT this week.
    x Michelle

  10. Oh how lovely is that..he will be thrilled Nicks. Whatta lotta work, how much fun!

  11. This is very cool! Love the metal, and well, everything!

  12. What wonderful mess and a really stunning project! Thanks for joining us at TT this week!

  13. Wonderful! Your father will love it! Thanks for getting messy with us at TT this week! Paula

  14. So awesome Nicks, so awesome, I bet your dad is going to love it. Happy Birthday to him.

    I am praying, hoping, and wishing with you Nicks for your friend.
    Thanks so much for stopping by.
    This is such a sucky disease.
    Hugs and love to you.

  15. Wow what an amazing make, very lucky Dad, that front cover is awesome. Its good to get good and messy! Thank you for getting good and messy with us at TT this week.

  16. Fantastic project which certainly does fit the bill for TT this week. Thanks for joining us.
    Pat xx

  17. Thats a beautiful book/card Nicks - love the metal work. Think I'm passing on the messy TT challenge this week altho I could just put in a pic of my craft room.

  18. What a beautiful book...thanks for joining us at Tuesday Taggers this week...good luck...hugs Nikki xx

  19. Hey hun, sorry I missed this til now...~W~O~W! this is truly amazing...tis GORGEOUS! Thanks for joining in again hun ... have a fab weekend x

  20. Oh what a wonderful project. Lovely work. Thanks for joining us at TT this week.

  21. would you be offended or flattered if I wholesale copied this for my dad's birthday at the end of this month? :) I've always loved that quote but have never used it. This year is the year. And I have a pile of metal crying out to be used.


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