Monday, 30 May 2016

Ahoy there

Hi Crafty Shipmates

The lovely sunshine was very short-lived, but crafting continues at craft central whatever the weather, and this week we had a nautical theme.

My lovely friend, Wendy wanted a beach/nautical card for her SIL and I really wanted to use my new Marianne Punch Dies - so it just had to be.

Jackie ( from the Thursday class I go to) showed us some card she had inked to look like wood, so I thought I'd try that technique too. I used white card instead of craft, and used different colours because I wanted a more sun-bleached look.

I'm delighted to say that the waves in the porthole were stamped with a stamp I made myself, over a year ago - I'm so pleased to have found a use for it (and thanks Clare for the tutorial)

Stuff used:
Super Smooth white card (Papermill Direct)
Sand coloured paper from my stash. scrap of blue paper
Acetate, string, netting
Marianne Punch dies- Fish, Shells
Spellbinders nesting circle dies
Docrafts stamp
Home made stamp

Happy Crafting


  1. Super card Jan .. you COULD enter it for the "SEA" challenge over at That's Crafty

    Happy Monday


    1. Hi, thanks Kathy - that was super quick of you - I was still editing! Yes, I saw the challenge and thought I would enter it, hence my speedier than normal blogging

  2. That'll teach me! And there was me thinking you might not have been aware ... either way - best of luck with your challenge mate


  3. Looks great Jan. Great to see you at That's Crafty's challenge blog too. Best of luck with the challenge. Lx

  4. Fantastic card Jan, love the theme and what a great background you have created..
    Been chilly here today..well a few days and not much sun.
    Pam x

  5. Great card Jan, love the sun-bleached wood effect

  6. What brilliant textural techniques, stunning card, I am "shore" Wendy and her SIL loved it xxx