Saturday, 14 April 2012

Ship Shape

This is a card I have made for my niece's husband, now that is showing my age isn't it.  He builds yachts for a living so I though something nautical would be appropriate.

The image is a La Pashe decoupage sheet and the papers are from my Bearly Mine Designer Extreme CD.  Full details of everything I have used are listed below.  I matted the image onto black card stock and then onto Kraft to make it stand out a little.

This is the inside of my card, I tried to show the decoupage a little but I don't think I succeeded.

I always find it difficult to embellish men's cards so I kept it simple, just some string with a button tied to one side and an anchor charm.


Image:  La Pashe
Papers:  Bearly Mine Designer Extreme CD
Card Stock:  Dies to Die For - Kraft, Joanna Sheen - Onyx Stardream
Embellishments: string, button and charm from stash
Sentiment:  LOTV label stamp, Wild Rose Studio text stamp

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Ann's Challenge 62 - It's a man thing!
Delicious Doodles Challenge 17 - Loads of Layers (I have six layers including the decoupage)
Glitter Geeks Challenge Week 15 - Nautical
Party Time Tuesday Challenge 63 - Water
Divas By Design Challenge 30 - Charmed I'm Sure (anchor charm)
The Corrosive Challenge 146 - Heavy Metal (anchor charm)
For Fun Challenges - TAG (sentiment tag)
Papertake Weekly - April Showers (or Water Water Everywhere)
Craft Your Days Away Challenge 43 - Metal (anchor charm)

Thank you for popping in today, please visit again soon.



Jo said...

This is a great man's card Pauline, love the anchor charm.

I was convinced I had a charm of a ships wheel which would have been perfect for a card I made this week, when I eventually found it, it turned out to be a snowflake :o)

Jo x

Jo x

Kizzy said...

This card is just perfect! Love the image and the coloring, the papers match wonderful with the stamp, fantastic!
Wish you a great weekend!
Hugs Kizzy

Carol said...

Brilliant man's card Pauline and your embellies are perfect. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ann's this time. Carol x

Rosietoes said...

Fabulous card Pauline. Perfect for the occasion and the person. He'll love it!
Edna x

Susan Flynn said...

A brilliant male card Pauline love the image and the papers, it all makes a great card! x

Kathy D. said...

So the image comes that way and all you do is stick it on a card? hmmmm....I might just have to check them out. That image rocks. I love the less is more on the this as the attention stays on the photo.

Thanks for playing "tag" with us at For Fun Challenges. Hope to see you Wednesday when the new challenge is posted.

Catherine said...

Fantastic male card, love the colours......

Julie said...

This is just lovely and that charm is just perfect! I love the way you've done the inside - I keep meaning to try this.

Thanks for playing with us at CYDA for our Use Metal challenge.

Julie x x

Claire said...

This is a lovely card with a nautical feel - love the distressed colours and fabulous image - perfect for any male. Hugs, Claire x

s4rah said...

What a perfect man's card. Thanks for joining us at Glitter Geeks this week!

Carole said...

What a loely card for a man,
I've got those charms which I got out today to use

Happy crafting
Carole xxx

Paula said...

Fab card, love your design and colour combo!! Thanks for joining us at Glitter Geeks this week, Paula :))

Nelly's Crafty Card Attack! said...

Great card, love the image too, perfect male themed card! thanks for joining in with the Glitter Geeks theme this week, Nelly x

iReneM said...

A fab Man's card, Pauline - great choice of papers and embellies to go with the image.
Thank you for playing along us at Crafty Ann's

Kathy said...

This is wonderful. Love the image and the sweet little charm and the way you've finished the inside, too. Thanks for playing along at the Corrosive Challenge blog this week.

I Don't Do Straight said...

Lovely card. Thanks for sharing with us at Smudgy Antics this week :)

I Don't Do Straight said...

Lovely card......I'm sure your Niece's Husband will love it. Thanks for joining us at Corrosive challenges :)

Sue said...

Wow! this is gorgeous Pauline! what a fab image! The papers are perfect and I love the twine and the little anchor - it's a perfect male card! :-)
Hugs Sue xx

DesignerDiva said...

This is stunning Pauline, I love it to bits! The charm is gorgeous!
Thanks for playing along with the Diva's this week wiht your 'Charming' make and good luck with the challenge
Hugs Laurie xx

Jill said...

stunning card Pauline beautiful image and colouring thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

Cely said...

Beautiful project for our water challenge! Thanks for joining us this week at Party Time Tuesdays!

Katy said...

This is an Awesome Card!! I love the anchor charm! I love that you did the inside too! The image is just fantastic! Thank you for playing at For Fun Challenges!--Katy, Guest Team Design Member

Ann Whitfield said...

This is fantastic Pauline, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Teri said...

Gorgeous card hun, lots of lovely layers for us to see! Thanks for playing at Delicious Doodles this time, and good luck in the draw!
Teri x

Bea und Doreen said...

amazing image - love it
Stunning card
Many thanks for joining us at Glitter Geeks this week

Carol said...

Beautiful card,the inside is really nice too :) Thanks for joining us at the Glitter Geeks this week, Carol x

Jane said...

A lovely card thankyou for sharing with us at Delicious Doodles
Luv Jane xxx

Pauline said...

What a fabulous image - an awesome creation! Thanks for sharing with us Glitter Geeks this week!

CraftyNess said...

This is a beautiful card - I am sure anyone would be very proud to receive it :) - thanks for joining the Glitter Geeks this week x

Pia S said...

A lovely card. It's rare to find cards that are suitable for both sexes, but this one actually is! I like it!