Thursday 19 April 2018


It's certainly sailing weather here today - I think Spring may finally be here in my little part of the world - we have glorious blue sky and warm sunshine.
I have had friends with me for a few days and the house is really quiet now they've gone home! One of them remarked that my poor husband must think he has now gone deaf! 

Used a stamp set purchased a little while ago that has never seen ink until now.
This was a simple card really.

Done on watercolour card and after stamping the lighthouse and boat, I simply masked and then sponged and painted.
I used Distress Inks - Salty Ocean for the sea, Tumbled Glass for the sky and Squeezed Lemonade for the sun, then watercoloured the cliffs, grass and boat with watercolour paints.
Some birds and the sentiment (which I really like!) and job done!

This has now been put in the 'man stash' section of my card box. 
It didn't take too long to do either - I never do enough male themed cards and need to improve this!

Sharing over at
Cardz 4 Guyz - Travel/Transport
Crafty Sentiment Designs - Only For Boys
SOS - Masculine
Crafty Cardmakers - Water
Watercooler Wednesday - Masculine

Hoping that you too have the lovely weather we have - and thank you for visiting me today! x


Carole said...

Lovely card Viv...I love seascapes. Your colouring is wonderful...oh to be at the seaside's summer!! Hope you are enjoying the sun too! xx

Donna said...

Gorgeous scene you've created here!
Thanks for joining the SHOPPING OUR STASH crew this week for our "Yo Dude" challenge!!

Mac Mable said...

Gorgeous masculine themed card with a lovely scene and love the sentiment too x

Janis Lewis said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing with us at Cardz 4 Guyz.
Pause Dream Enjoy

Pia S said...

Beautifully composed scene and watercoloring. I’m very fond of nautical scene cards.

Meggymay said...

It is a fantastic seascape scene Viv, a great card for a man.
Yvonne xx

Joan said...

I do love a seascape Viv and this is a lovely one


julie_woolston said...

Fabulous card Viv, love the design and detail.
Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.
Hugs Julie xxx

aussie aNNie said...

Nothing like a refreshing Nautical card, lovely.xx 💖 [Aussie aNNie's Blog]

brenda said...

Such a peaceful scene Viv.

Same lovely weather here, so welcome after all the rain. Lets hope the sun shines favourbly on the boys tomorrow.

B x

Josephine said...

Absolutely stunning!

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.

Josephine said...

Absolutely stunning!

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.

Pat said...

This pretty little scene is so atmospheric Viv and I adore the lighthouse and sweet little boat and all beautifully coloured, and the sentiment is just great. I do remember when Jacques Cousteau and his wife were on the tv diving and us seeing all the beautiful fish and corals etc., it must have been in the sixties...ooh dear, makes me feel x

Julie B said...

Super little scene and as Pat says, very atmospheric.
Thanks for sharing at Cardz4Guyz. :)

Jo said...

Beautiful seascape & lovely words too. Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Cardmakers this time......hope to see you next time!
hugs Jo x

Penny Hanuszak said...

Beautiful Light House scene. I could look at that all day. Great masculine card and so wonderfully coloured. Yes, a good stamp set for your man stash. Awesome card! Thanks for sharing with us at this week's Masculine "Anything Goes" challenge at Watercooler Wednesday.

Tenia Nelson said...

What a gorgeous card!! Thanks for playing along with us at WWC!!

Heidi Weaver said...

What a stunning card, Viv! I love the lighthouse and the wonderful scene you've created. The texture of the watercolour paper adds to the artistry. Love those bright colours and the "glow" of the sun. Beautiful work! Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday challenge this week.

Anna said...

So beautiful... love it!
Thanks for joining us at Crafty SEntiments this week!
Anna Dt

M DelValle said...

Love the lighthouse and texture. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs. Maria

Created by Kath said...

I love your card Viv! Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges!

Gail said...

A great lighthouse scene! Love the touches of watercolour. Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday.

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

A very beautiful and tranquil scene. It’s lovely to see a bit of sunshine too :)