Thursday, 24 May 2012

Hello Sailor!

'All the nice girls love a sailor' - or so the song says!
And who couldn't love this little man in his sailor suit?
He's part of a set called 'Sailor Boys' and I couldn't resist - (as with all things from the pen of Ms Manning),- there's 3 sailor boy images, this cute dog and some toy soldiers so no doubt I shall be colouring some more and making lots of sea themed cards.
I coloured the image with promarkers and used some watercolour pastels for the background. Stitched onto dark blue card and placed 3 red eyelets in the corner (they're suppose to remind you of port holes - LOL).
The patriotic backing papers were a free download - there's a set of ten papers all on the red/white/blue theme and you can grab them from here. (A great site!)
I decided to layer and stitch them onto the same dark blue card and used red cotton cos I thought it would stand out better than blue!
The ribbon is from my stash, placed onto a piece of white card with the edge punched out with an MS punch and layered onto the blue card.
The  sentiment was also a freebie (what a cheap skate I am...lol) from TLC and the silver sailboat charm was the last of the sea type ones from my stash with some sewing thread in the red/white/blue colours threaded through.
The inside is also co-ordinated using the same papers.

Challenges -
Papertake Weekly - Red/White/Blue
Desmet Designs - Red/White/Blue
Mo's Challenge Blog - World Traveller
Play Date Cafe - Colour combo - (Denim/Cherry/Baby Blue)
Order of Opus Gluei - Sew What
Charisma Cardz - No flowers
Forever friends - Use 2 images(one animal)
52 Card Pick up- week 21
It's another glorious day here so am off into the garden to enjoy the sunshine - hope you're all basking in the beautiful weather! Don't get sunburnt! x

36 comments:

  1. you couldnt have used Mo's cuties any better Viv, perfect colours
    Mina xxx

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  2. Love this Red, White and blue Jubilee theme that's going on at the mo, and yours is really cool. The big bow and tiny charm are fab and the dog's adorable too. I'm just finishing my red, white and blue card off!
    Kxoxo

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  3. This is gorgeous Viv...love the fab image and layers.xxx

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  4. You're quick off the mark with the next challenge Viv - what a fantastic card and thanks for sharing about the free downloads. Love that sailor image - might have to invest in that!

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  5. Such a lovely project! And I like this ribbon :)
    Greetings from Poland!

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  6. Great card Viv, love the colours and all your layering...

    Anne

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  7. Perfectly cute, love those papers you found...

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  8. Thanks for sharing your lovely card with us at Desmet Designs. Good luck with the challenge.

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  9. I like ! Everything is perfect. Well-kept work. Beautiful choice of colours. Bravo !

    Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

    Hugs from France.
    Catherine.

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  10. Wow Vivvy babe theose eyelets just remnd me of portholes pmsl, but they do really, its a stonker of a card babes!!! love it and love all the red white and blue too , that ribbon is gorgeous!!! fabby me pal xxxxxx

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  11. so gorgeous me matey...your getting a bit good at this ant yer with your stiching too fabulous and patriotic..love him.hugs sassx

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  12. Great card, gorgeous images and beautifully coloured. Thanks for joining us at FOREVER FRIENDS challenge. Good luck and hope to see you next time.
    Diane x

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  13. What a Gorgeous Card Viv, I love the image, I must have him he is toatally adorable and love love love your papers and ribbon.
    Hugs Mau xx

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  14. Such a cute card Viv! Love all your details. Thanks for playing this week at The Play Date Cafe.

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  15. Great stitching and really does stand out in the red. Love the papers too. Hugs mrs .a

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  16. Absolutely fabulous Viv, adorable image.
    Wendy xx

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  17. Fabulous card, love the stripes :o)
    Jackie xx

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  18. gorgeous card vivi.i love the fab nautical design and colours and really stunning image :D

    xx coops xx

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  19. Gorgeous, beautiful colours and sweet, adorable image.
    luv
    Debby

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  20. So sweet, Viv, such nice papers and colouring...
    Monica xxx

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  21. defenitely too cute for thsi world!! Lovin' the papers, wowzer!
    Hugs, Alessandra

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  22. Great use of the colors...I'd love for you to link up at 52 Card Pickup!

    http://www.oldbackporch.com/2012/05/52-card-pickup-week-21.html

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  23. Lovely card Viv, I'm loving the image, lovely colouring, I really need to practise with my promarkers thank you for joining in with us at Desmet Designs xx

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  24. Love it Viv!
    The colours are great and the image gorgeous ;o)
    All beautifully put together !!!

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  25. Superb card Viv, I need to make a jubilee card and you've just given me the inspiration I've been looking for thank you (you haven't seen my circle doilies have you, I've been looking for those too lol) absolute brilliant card.
    Teresa xx
    I can't remember if I asked already but did you see the winners on allesandra's blog candy? I'm pretty sure your name was there. xx

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  26. This is adorable! I love the nautical theme with those colors and great papers! Glad you joined us in Mo's Challenge.

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  27. aww beautiful fab image card great papers x

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  28. Oh this is so adorable, I love the sweet image and the papers and sentiment are fantastic. Thank you for joining in with the Desmet Designs challenge
    Lindsay xx

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  29. Is that not the sweetest image or what? Gorgeous coloring and love all of the red white and blue!

    Shelby

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  30. An absolutely brilliant card, I agree with everything that's been said above but too hot to write it out. lol!!
    Anne x.

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  31. Ohhhh, this is so sweet. Thanks for playing along this week at Charisma and hope to see you next time too!

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  32. You're right - a lovely image and a great card Viv!!

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  33. How cute is this, Viv?! LOVE how you've tied your theme into every layer and every element! Brilliant! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

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  34. I think this is a marvelous card, I was smiling as your site loaded and your sailor is adorable. The embellishments and paper are ideal and the added red stitching reinforces the nautical theme as well.

    Thank you so much for sharing such an original and creative card with us at Opus Gluei!

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  35. fantastic use of my free papers i would love to post your card with a link to your blog on mine with your permission ? x pam

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  36. Oh my goodness!!!! Just adorable!!

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