Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Father's Day

I don't believe it - I have actually made Father's Day cards before the eve of the day itself tee hee. I can even post them second class - but dare I risk it? ...... mmmmm

I wasn't sure what to do on these cards (I make two one for my Dad and one for my Father in Law) and then the Daring Cardmakers' dare this week popped into my head. Their dare, set by Kathy, is
"The World is your Oyster"

So I got right to it and used the World Cup as inspiration for my Dad's card

and the Mauritian flag was inspiration for my FIL's card. I concentrated on the colours of the flag rather than just putting a flag on the card iyswim.

The colours of the Mauritian flag represent the following:-
Red represents the struggle for freedom and independence
Blue represents the Indian Ocean in the middle of which Mauritius is situated
Yellow represents the new light of independence shining over the island
Green represents the agriculture of Mauritius and its colour throughout the twelve months

Thanks for visiting my blog today.


Di said...

How fantastic that the Mauritian flag represents so many things just by it's colours. Fabulous cards Tracey xx

Carol said...

what a great idea to incorporate the flags....and what a great thing for the Mauritian flag to represent so many things....xx

Lynda said...

Two great cards Tracey. Thanks for joining in with Daring Cardmakers.

Lynda xxx

Hazel said...

How clever to think of using the DCM theme - the dads are going to be thrilled with these - so topical x

Angelnorth said...

Great take on the dare Tracey, these look great! Love the way you used the Mauritian flag for inspiration, too!

Andria said...

Brilliant take on the theme you've chosen, the cards are brilliant, especially with the meanings behind the flag.

Karen said...

Thats really inspiring to use the flags for your inspiration Tracey, they look fab! XXX

Lythan said...

Fabulous cards Tracey - I love both the Mauratian inspiration and the way you have used it on the card. Awesome! Thanks for joining in with DCM this week :)

Kaz said...

Fab cards Tracey and lovely to hear what the colours represent xx

Kathy said...

Oh - clever you to make the theme work for you twice over - what brilliant cards, Tracey. Thanks for joining in with
us this week!

Gez said...

Great cards Tracey. It shows you've taken so much thought & care making these. Sure to be loved.
Hope you have a lovely weekend.xx Sorry for not being around much at the moment. Thank You for your lovely blog comments. Hugs, Gez.xx

Nickynoo said...

Just to say thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment! Your cards are fab, the Mauritian one is such a nice idea :o)

Janice said...

Brilliant ideas Tracey, bet the Dad's loved it!

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