Thursday, 10 July 2014

A Sea of Birthday Greetings - Card 40

This was a fun card to make.  I used five stamps together to create a sentiment card. It gives a kind of homemade subway art look. It was fun to do and I think I will try it again as the stamp possibilities are endless!

The images are done with chalk and a Qtip so are a bit over the lines...another of my "watercolour look" booboo's. More seashells prised off the dollar store scrapbook borders that are eons old.

****************This is card #40 of 50.  I have been on a consumables spending freeze until I made 50 cards (Sook Wang tape and heavy weight card stock exempt).***************

Card base - from my stash
DP -  K&Co starfish paper and unknown snippet of blue paper
Card stck - snippets so orange and Green and brown from my stash
Die - die cut from the scrapbook store's Accucut machine freebie use
Sea shells - individual shells prised off a dollar store border
Stamps - Penny Black, friendship;  a very old stamp from a Costco set; and a  Papercraft Essentials freebie called Florence
Stamp - image is Stampin Up

I am entering this card in the following challenges
1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets
2. Bombshell Stamps - Sun, Surf and Sand
3. Sweet Pea Stampers - for the boys/ men
4. Whimsy Stamps - Summertime


aussie aNNie said...

Card 40! Wow you have done well and your imagination must be just about worn out....gorgeous card though.xx
♥aNNie The Journey is the Start

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,fab images and

Erika said...

Hi Mo what a super beachy themed cards love all your little embellishments too.
If you ever make it to this neck of the woods you must get in touch.

Happy crafting, hugs Erika. x

Em Louise Fairley said...

Love this!

Em x
Creative Em

Kathleen said...

Fabulous card, love all the images and glad to see you getting there, great dedication.

Kath x

Denise Goeldner said...

Great card beautifully done, love the layout & colours. Thanks so much for joining us over at Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Challenge, good luck and hope to see you again.
~ Denise DT ~
Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Challenge
{Denise's Patch of Creativity}

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Well you are really getting through them now Maureen! Love how you used your sentiment stamps! Susan x

Hettie said...

Another bootiful card there Mo.
You are nearly there to being able to have a spend. Have you made a list and checked it twice?

Darnell J Knauss said...

It's always fun to stop in and catch up with you and your fabulous snippets creations, Maureen! You continue to inspire and impress me!! Hugs, Darnell

Joann Burton said...

I just love this wonderful card. How creative of you to use all those images...I like it...40 down you are getting there Proud of you...Hugs, joann sassy raggedy

Sylvia Meppen-Rentenaar said...

This is a great card! I love the sea theme and your sentiments. Thank you for sharing at Sweet Pea Stampers. We wish you good luck and we hope to see you again. Sylvia, DT-member

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Well done on card no 40 Maureen. Was on another blog and rheir mission was 100 cards in 100 days
Rather impossible for me as days go without crafting cos life happens. now.
Love how you used the shells too. Shaz in Oz.x

Carol L said...

I love how you did the fun sentiment panel along with all the water-world creatures! Well done, and WTG in keeping your goal for 50 cards!

Di said...

SUPER card Mo! I do so love those stamps you're using - and the chalk a bit over the lines (mind you I peered real close and can't see it) wouldn't matter one jot IMHO!

Well done for almost reaching your target too - do you feel the pile had gone down a bit, medium amount or a lot? :)

Hugs, Di xx

Sue said...

Oooo card 40!! your doing great Mo!! love all those images..sorry I've been missing for awhile but its been manic here with hospital appointments for Paul and myself..have a great weekend lots of huggles Sue xx

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Well done on making 40 of 50, soon you'll be on a shopping spree. The card is fabby, love the funny images and the sentiments.

Warm hugs

Cornelia W said...

I can see the fun you had - its FUN to look at your card, too!

Sarah said...

I am very impressed with your dedication to getting 50 cards done. Almost there. That shrimp is too stinking cute.

Debs Willis said...

Hi Maureen, this card is great! Live the soft colours & that mix up of sentiment stamps is GENIUS! May need to borrow that idea!
I've been pulling apart 12" scrapbook borders too :/)
Debs x

SARN said...

Fab and fun card Mo.

Rebecca said...

Hi ScarappyMo hope your OK! 40 cards! That's impressive! I really like all of the stamps to create a sentiment card, it looks really good!

Love From Rebecca xx

Pia S said...

I love your new coloring style and these adorable creatures of the sea. And the layout is fantastic!

Pat said...

This card is lovely Mo and a great use of your stash and scraps. I think it's great you are determined to use up stock you already have before buying new and only ten cards to go! I love the fun prawn and oyster, and the pretty starfish paper in the background. x

Greta said...

Super card!

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card Mo, such a great idea with the sentiments.

Bonnie said...

What a fun birthday card! Love those shells!

Tracy said...

Your subway art sentiment looks great!!

Stempelientje Stempy said...

Nice beach card! Thanks for joining the Bombshell Stamps challenge this month!