Sunday, 4 September 2016

One for the Boys - and finally in my own bed!

The summer months have quickly passed and here we are in September already! Time for another challenge at Stamping Sensations and this month the theme is 'One for The Boys'. Our prize is shown at the end of this post!  
For my card this month I opted for a vintage nautical look.
The papers are from a pad called 'Character' and I thought they were perfect for my travel theme.
I used neutral tones throughout layering the DP onto some kraft cardstock before adding it to the base card.
All stamping was done with Vintage Sepia Versamark ink.

I stamped the compass onto a text sheet from the same stack and fussy cut then stuck into the right top corner.

The left over sheet was used to stamp the sentiment and also to create the banner which I ran through my really old crimping machine. A couple of punched holes and some thick twine knotted at the top.

After stamping the image onto the hand made tag I added a little colour to the sea with 'Salty Ocean' DI. Inked the edges with Antique Linen. Same thick twine through the tag top.

Our prize is this selection of goodies  -  

Hope you will join us!

Other Challenges -
Pixies Playground
Gem of a Challenge - Twine
Just Us Girls - Travel

So - those of you who follw me will know I have been AWOL for a ridiculously long time - 32 days to be exact!
Arrived home yesterday from the National Championships - we were really lucky with the weather - just 2 bad days. I collapsed into my own bed last night - LOVED IT!!
Only two more nights home then am off again this time to Elgin in Scotland for the Under 25 Mens Internationals... home next week but will have time whilst here to come and visit you all. Coffee, biscuit and blogland - all a girl could dream of!
Thanks for staying with me - missed you all. x


McCrafty's Cards said...

I absolutely love this card Viv!!!
Kevin xx

brenda said...

It's a super masculine card Viv and the DP's compliment the image perfectly.

Hope your Sunday goes well where ever you may be.

B x

Linby said...

What a great card. It could just be me, but the tag makes it look like a ship in a bottle!

pinky said...

Perfect for the challenge Viv, so manly and love the vintage feel.

Sally H said...

A wonderful masculine card, Viv! I love it! Beautiful vintage feel and super stamps too xxx

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

This is a superb masculine card Viv and I love your nautical theme. I like the sepia colour tones that you've used and the subtle flash of colour for the sea looks great. Lovely layering and layout too. Sandra X

Dora said...

Fantastic card, and what a perfect match with the ship and papers. really Beautiful.

Kathleen said...

Oh wow, what a fantastic male card and so suitable for my Son-in-Law, my address is.. kidding.
Love it.

Kath x

Meggymay said...

Its a super male card, love the vintage colour tones.
Yvonne xx

Carole said...

Great male the vintage tones and your layout, and that twine is just the right finishing touch!

Marlies said...

A beuutiful stylish masculine card Viv. A fab design! Marlies x

Sarn said...

Fab male card with the nautical theme mate.
Hope you're not overdoing it out there in the big bad bowls world?

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Pia S said...

This vintage style nautical scene is really beautiful and works for any occasion for a man. Great papers!

Ina G said...

So many beautiful 'travel' elements added here Viv. Such a fabulous male card. Love it. Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls this week.

Sharyn Polesel said...

Nautical is always fun, and I love the vintage feel of it. Thanks for playing along with us at Just Us Girls!

Di said...

Wonderful card Viv - perfect for a chap! And I bet you'll secretly be glad when all the touring is over?! Great that you found time to come and play in the Playground with us.


Di xx

Pat said...

Well Viv, you have been a busy lady, I'm not surprised you were glad to sleep in your own bed for a change. This is a great masculine card with that clipper ship on it and the postmarks and compass dp makes a great background. I love that touch of twine on the tag and the fishtail banner run through those eyelets, a great design touch. Hope the championships in Elgin go well and that the weather stays good for you. x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Love this, thanks for playing at agoac. I have a giveaway so hop over.

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A fantastic card Viv, I love the vintage look it has too.

Sue xx

Tracy said...

Hi Viv
Fabulous creation, great masculine image and design.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Mrs A. said...

I'm rather loving that sailing ship stamp. Looks great in the sepia colours with just the touch of colour to the sea. Hugs Mrs A.

Marjeta said...

Great card. Image is super and your scene fantastic. Hope you will have more time to rellax. In meantime just have fun.