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Boz Towers, Essex, United Kingdom
I'm a Red Hat Society member with a love of crafting of all sorts. A very proud mum to four fabulous children and Nan to six gorgeous grandchildren. I started work as a milliner and now have an abiding love of scrapbooking and card making.

The lovely people that drop by ~ thank you.

Monday 11 June 2012

Sail Away With Me

At the One Stitch at A Time challenge blog our theme this week for Challenge 117 is for 'The Man in Your Life'.   Our sponsor this week is

who are offering a smashing prize of three Promarkers to the chosen winner who uses a Stitchy Bear Digital Stamp in their design.  Please put the hash sign # after your name when linking your design to the challenge blog.

If you chose to use a non Stitchy Bear digital stamp in your design you will be entered into a runner-up draw for a $3coupon to use at Stitchy Bear Digital Stamps store.

 When selecting the image to use this week I chose this beautiful cameo by Floppy Latte Designs of a sailing boat and it can be found right here.  As I live very close to the river I see many sailing boats along our stretch of the coast and it reminded me of the Thames barges seen recently in the fantastic Jubilee River Pageant.  I was struggling to find the right sentiment for my image and I was watching a tribute to the late Robin Gibb and I wasn't aware that he and his brothers wrote 'Islands in the Stream' sung by Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers. These are some words from that song that I thought fitted perfectly with the image and as a tiny tribute to Robin Gibb.

I've simply used a black card base and mounted the image on to some sea green card from my stash.  I used a Spellbinders Edgeabilities die on a couple of strips of sea green card and added a couple of cardboard hearts.  The image and the sentiment have been dusted over with a blue distress ink to take away the starkness of the white card.

I would like to enter the following:

Creative Inspirations Challenge #116 ~ A Card for a Male 

Sentimental Sundays Challenge #106 ~ For a Special Guy

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #158 ~ Male Card

Digi Doodle Shop's Challenge #111 ~ Male Card 

Dream Valley Challenge #34 ~ For that Special Guy

Scrappy Frogs Challenge Blog ~ Celebrate Men 

The Crafty Pad #174 ~ Let's Hear It For The Boys 

Creative Card Crew #12 ~ Song Inspired

LEJ Designs #7 ~ Male Projects 

Make It Monday #93 ~ Anything Goes


Pia S said...

Nice sentiment! Love the dramatic look of this card!

Dawn said...

Fab card! Thanks for playing at The Crafty Pad this week in our It's All about the boys Challenge!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

carol said...

lovely card, thanks for sharing your creation with us at CRAFT this week, x carol

Aunty Sue said...

lovely card and thanks for playing at Creative inspirations and Craft this week

Diane said...

What a striking card Jennie !! I love the touch of marine blue colour. I hope you have someone special in mind to sail away with !! Thanks for joining us this week at The Crafty Pad !!

hugs Diane xx

Olivia said...

A fabulous job on is card. Excellent image for a male. Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays, Olivia

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is fabulous sweetie. Thank you so much for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges this week and good luck.


aqualeiga said...

Lovely card, it's perfect for our Let's Hear it for the Boys challenge at THE CRAFTY PAD this week, thanks so much for joining us this week.
Hugs, Ali x

Bettina L. said...

This is such a fab male card. Love the CAS design with the string, button hearts and sailboat. Thanks for playing at last weeks Digi Doodle Shop Challenge . Hope to see you back again this week for a new challenge. Bettina xx PS Sorry for my a bit late comment

Evelina Wikberg said...

Love it. Great colours and the bold image makes the card pop. Fab!Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley challenges. Hugs Eva.

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

So beautiful, the silhouette image is gorgeous. Thank you for joining in with the LEJ Designs challenge
Lindsay xx