Sunday, 11 August 2013


This is the card that I made for my eldest son to give his Grandad on his birthday.  I chose the image of a lighthouse because my Dad was born on the Isle of Wight and loves the sea and all things associated with it.  It also reminds me of lovely summer holidays spent on the Island.

This is another Paper Creator card kit.  I have added some of my own papers from the docrafts 'Ahoy There!' collection and a sentiment from LOTV, stamped onto a Spellbinders Ribbon Banners die cut, that I have inked whilst still in the die.

You can see some of the decoupage layers here:

My Dad had a lovely birthday in his nursing home, they made him a fabulous cake that was shared with us and all of the residents.

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

Creative Card Crew Challenge 42 - Banner/Pennant
Creative Moments Chalenge 23 - Sea/Seashore
Paper Pretties Challenge 270 - Designer Duds!
Delightful Challenges - Make it Pop!
Crafts-Too Challenge You - Summer Days Week 2 Fun in the Sun
Craft Your Passion Challenge 174 - All at Sea!
Heck of a Challenge - Summer Holidays
Digitally 'Sweet' Challenge 48 - Layers
A Gem of a Challenge 92 - Summer
Simply Create Too Challenge 43 - Photo Inspiration

Thank you so much for visiting me today, any comments you would like to leave will be very welcome.



Lorraine said...

This is brilliant Pauline. I love the image, the design, the colours...all of it!
Have a lovely Sunday
Lorraine x

Anet's Crafting said...

Pauline, you make such beautiful cards. Your Dad will definitely love his card. I love the red background with the map in front of it. The Image is goregous.

Claire said...

Absolutely love this Pauline - brilliant card, love the nautical theme and so many fabulous elements. Great to see you playing along at A Heck of A Challenge this month. Have a lovely day. Hugs, Claire x

Beryl said...

This is such a lovely card Pauline and such a great card for your dad.
We used to go to the Isle of Wight each year when I was a child. I grew very close to the family we stayed with and never wanted to come home.
Beryl xx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

I love this card Pauline, such a great card for your Dad. I grew up in Southampton and we spent many happy summers days on the beach at Cowes.

sue x

rachel said...

gorgeous card Pauline - I bet your dad loved it - so special - fabulous! Have a great Sunday xx

May said...

Gorgeous card Pauline, Love the images & papers... I'm sure Grandad will Love this card from your son.... Hugs May x x x

julie_woolston said...

Love this Pauline it's fabulous

Hugs Julie xxx

Unknown said...

Gosh Pauline, that is such a beautiful card you've made for your dad's birthday, very masculine, wonderful decoupage work! Hugs, Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

KandA said...

Another really fabulous male card Pauline. Such a fantastic design and image. Glad your Dad enjoyed his birthday xx

Rosietoes said...

Fab card as always Pam. Lovely image and great 'male' design. x

Ellen Taylor said...

Fantastic inside and out Pauline!! Love the map background and the scene through the life preserver is brilliant! Glad your Dad enjoyed his day!

Michelle J M said...

The wait is over! I've been dying to see this! Your cards are always amazing Pauline and this is no exception. I wanted to put a porthole around my image but the image was too big! I love the way you have put the ring around yours and the map and paper is perfect. I am sure your Dad loved it along with the others. Michelle x

Sue said...

Such a beautiful card Pauline. I love the image and fabulous design.
I am pleased that your dear Dad had a good birthday
Sue xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

A fabulous card for your Dad Pauline I'm sure he loved it! Susan x

Pia S said...

What a fantastic nautical design! I love the fact that you chose a lot of red for this card, and the banner with "for you grandad" is a nice detail that makes the card so much more personal. Love it!

Denise Goeldner said...

Love your nautical card, your Dad will truely love it, thanks for joining us over at Craft Your Passion ~ Denise DT ~

Betty said...

Love the design and image Pauline will certainly remind your Dad of the island I believe you said he lived near us on the island we're at Ventnor

Amy A said...

Love this card Pauline! The nautical theme, design and colors are perfect for the Craft Your Passion- "At Sea" Challenge. Good luck, and we hope to see your creations again at our next challenge.

DT for Craft Your Passion Challenges

Donna Ellis said...

Pauline, beautiful card inside and out. Such pretty shading which creates dimension, plut the layering which also shows more dimension. I've never seen a card like this before - it's lovely. hugs, de

Melodie said...

Hi Pauline, your new creation is again so wonderful. Great layout and colours.

Marcee Rodgers said...

Oh how i LOVE nautical! This card is simply AMAZING!! Thanks for joining us for this weeks Digital Delights by Louby Loo Challenge♥

Guild Master Crystal said...

This is a beautiful card! Love that the inside is decorated too :)

Thanks for playing along with us at Creative Card Crew!
~ Crystal (DT)

Chris Hanselman said...

Great looking card. I am sure Granddad will love it. Thanks for joining our Make it Pop Challenge at Delightful Challenges.


Chrissy Larson said...

WOW!! Absolutely stunning!

Denise Pustelniak said...

WOW! Very striking!
Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet!

Jules said...

A great card Pauline. Love the nautical theme!

Pleased your Dad had a lovely birthday.

Mmmmm...... birthday cake!! Yummy!!!

Hope you are having a good week.

Love Jules xx

Inkypinkydelights said...

Love your latest creations Pauline. Love this Nautical one, and the Christmas one below especially. We are in the middle of a very busy time here at the moment but I will be back in Blogland shortly. Thank you for your kind words on my Blog. Judy x

mags said...

A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at A Gem of a Challenge and good luck.

Sue - said...

Like the way you used the life belt as a frame.Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet!

Unknown said...

Super card love the colours and image.Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew on our Banner challenge Hugs Txx DT :)

Carol said...

Another fabulous male card Pauline, love the sentiment. Glad your father had a good birthday. Carol x

Bridie @ said...

What a great card, I love the aperture and also the way you've used the papers. I've been finding them too bright but combined with white like you've done, they look fab.

Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting on my blog

Happy Crafting!

Bridie@BGPayne Crafts

Gerda said...

What a fabulous card! Love the image and colors you used! Thanks for joining us at “Simply Create Too”, hope to see you next time again.

DT-Member SCT

Anonymous said...

This would have been a perfect card for my grandad...brings back memories...
Leona (Scrapper's Delights DT)

Lisa Jane said...

wow this is beautiful.. love the lifesaver as a frame
Thanks for joining us at Heck of a challenge this month

Kraftyscot (Donna) said...

Gorgeous card, thanks so much for joining us at Creative Moments challenge blog
Krafty Hugs
Donna DT xx

Dwie lewe rączki said...

Beautiful and very creative card! Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew.

Brenda Brown said...

Such a beautiful summery card. Thanks for linking it to the Summer Days challenge at Crafts-Too Challenge You.
hugs {brenda} x0x