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Monday, 6 January 2014

We Are Sailing

Hi Folks
A bit of a late posting but I have had a busy couple of days.  My eldest daughter moved out yesterday and went to live with her boyfriend.  A big step for her but her boyfriend is so good to her and we know she will be happy.  She is only around the corner from us so I will still get to see her regularly.  So today has been spent doing some tidying and clearing up.  And it's back to the dreaded work tomorrow.

I have been working on using up some of my old craft stash and replenishing my stock of cards.  Today's share is a male card using up an old topper that I have had for a couple of years.


I mounted the sail boat topper onto dark blue coredinations and edged it with stickles.  The background paper was in my paper stash box.  It was all alone so not sure where I got it from or even how long I have had it.  The postcard is a stamp from Papermania and a very recent purchase.  Very useful for male cards.  I stamped it onto white card and then used some distress ink to give it an aged look.  The large blue seaboard sticker was in my stash and worked quite well with the image as did the twine and anchor charm.  Although not intentional, I think it has a vintage feel about it with the postcard and seaboard sticker.

Thanks for popping by and would love to know what you think.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Inky Impressions - Anything goes
A Little Bit Crafty - Celebrate
One Crazy Stamper - Anything goes
Cards Galore - Anything goes
CRAFT - Anything goes
Brown Sugar - Ribbon or twine
Crafts 4 Eternity - Very vintage
Craftyhands - Anything goes
Polka Doodles - Anything goes
Simply Create Too - Anything goes
Catch The Bug - Anything goes
Allsorts - Free and easy
Pan Pastel - Anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes
Scribble and Scrap - Anything goes
Great Impressions - Use something new (postcard stamp)
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
Lexis Creations - Anything goes
Crafty Boots - Anything goes


42 comments:

meine-bastelarena said...

Such a great masculine card and so beautifully put together. I especially love the anchor shaped charm. Thanks for playing along with us at C.R.A.F.T. Challenges. Have a wonderful day and good luck! Hugs, Sujin

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Mags, I love the image and fabulous detailing.
Sue xx

Dee's Craft Room said...

Fabulous card, just perfect for the men in your life.

Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

Dionne

Jennifer Johnston said...

Love this card Mags and all the detail. A great masculine card. Hugs Jennifer xx

Edie said...

Mags, you did a superb job on your sailing card. The tranquility of your card makes sailing look very appealing. Thanks you for joining in with us at 613 Avenue Create.

Jo said...

Fantastic card Mags, I love the nautical theme, a perfect man card. Thank you for joining us at the Cards Galore Encore Anything Goes Challenge#1
Jo x

Shelby said...

Wonderful masculine card! Love the rich blues and browns. Yea for your daughter and hope all goes well.

Shelby

Linda Palmer said...

I love this great card and all of the masculine accents you've added. I never find those neat accents but these are perfect for your card. Love the sail boat to.

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous card Mags. Love the sailboat and that postcard and sticker sure give it a vintage feel.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

This is a fabulous male card Mags. I must do some more of them! Hope work goes ok today! Susan x

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card Mags.
Gr Elly

PoppyKCrafts said...

I am loving this card, male cards are quit a challenge but I think this one is beautiful. Thank you for entering the Polkadoodles anything goes challenge. Happy New year to you. Katie Polkadoodles DT xx

julie_woolston said...

Gorgeous card Mags love the design.
Hugs Julie xxx

rachel said...

wow Mags - I think I've got that topper somewhere - love what you've done with it! Hugs rachel xx

Carolyn L. said...

Super neat card! Love all the nautical and travel themed embellies. Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions!

Basslady said...

a very stylish and awesome card!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi (GD this week on lexi's creations challenge)

Sandra H said...

That's a gorgeous male card Mags something that l would use for my brothers as they are all nautical and what a way to use up and then replace like your way of thinking my thinking too! x

Sandra H said...

That's a gorgeous male card Mags something that l would use for my brothers as they are all nautical and what a way to use up and then replace like your way of thinking my thinking too! x

Moira Gray said...

Fabulous card.

Thanks for joining us at Craftyhands Challenge Blog.

Moira DT.

Pop's Cards said...

Gorgeous creation sweetie as always hugs Pops x x x

Trimgym said...

Lovely

Pollard Carole said...

Great card love the design it all works so well especially like the twine and the way its wrapped around the anchor. Love and Happy Crafting Carole x
PS thanks for following my blog x

Pollard Carole said...

Great card love the design it all works so well especially like the twine and the way its wrapped around the anchor. Love and Happy Crafting Carole x
PS thanks for following my blog x

Sparkly Engineer said...

Great masculine card. Thanks for playing with Great Impressions this month.

Mary Anne, Great Impressions DT

Terry said...

Thank you for sharing your project with the DT from Premium Craft Brands, love it hugs Terry xxx

Diane MoneyGoolsby said...

Hi, Mags: Love this entry too--fab masculine card. Thanks for entering our Challenge #52 - "Anything Goes"

Diane
Simply Create Too Design Team Member
http://DianesDigitalDesigns.blogspot.com

paper fun said...

Simply fabulous! Great vintage masculine card.


Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity.

Mari

Merry said...

This is a beautiful male card….great embellishing. How exciting for your daughter and her boyfriend.

Desire Fourie said...

Absolutely stunning sailing theme and wonderful masculine creation, Mags.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

CraftygasheadZo said...

Love this! Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles. Take care Zo xx

Kathy said...

Wonderful manly card. The anchor charm is the perfect embellie. Thanks for playing along with us for our anything goes challenge at Catch the Bug.

Craftnut said...

Thanks for joining us at allsorts this week Tracy x

maria f. said...

Sleek, subdued. A wonderful masculine card. Thanks for joining the fun at Simply Create Too!

THE BLUEBERRY BEAR said...

Fabulous topper (I have that set too!) Thanks so much for joining our ANYTHING GOES challenge at Bugaboo Stamps this week. Please check again tomorrow to see if you are a winner, and get the details of our next challenge. We hope to see you again soon!
Luv’n huggz
Jen Leeflang
BUGABOO DT

Min said...

Thanks for playing along with us this week for the Catch The Bug Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps!
Be sure to check out The Bug Blog for our newest Challenge that starts tomorrow! We hope you’ll play along!
Hugs & Happy Days!
~Min: Bugaboo Asst DT Coordinator
Kaymin Kreations

Beccalite said...

A lovely masculine card.

Thank you so much for coming over and joining in with our 5th Challenge 'Anything Goes' at CraftyHands Challenge Blog.

Great Big Huge Hugs

Becca xxx (DT Member)

aaemie said...

Love it! TFS with us at OCS.

Jennifer Johnston said...

Hi Mags I really like this card, the colours you have used are just perfect. This is a great male card, I always find making cards for men quite a challenge. Hugs Jennifer xx

Cindy Groh said...

I love this card. It is such a perfect male card. May I post a link to your card on my Manly Monday blog post? It's a post where I showcase masculine cards for my readers. LMK-Let me know. My email is grohcm at gmail dot com. Send a link with an email so I can find your card again.
Thanks
Cindy

Lexie said...

Gorgeous card for the blokies', Mags. Fab colours and embellies...bootiful.


Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck. xx

Lin said...

What a fabulous 'man' card Mags. I love all the travel ephemera, it has really brought it to life.

I bet you had a small tear when your Daughter went! I know I did when mine left home.

Happy New Year

Lin
Lexi's Creations

Lexie said...

Back again to say thank you for joining us over at ALBC. Good luck. xx