Monday, 14 July 2014

Friend - ship - Card 42

I made this card for a friend that used to work with DH before they both retired. Previous to that, He and I worked together for many fact he went on to be the Vice President of my union.

He is coming to visit us up at the lake in July and I have this card ready to give him.  He did us an enormous favour when DH retired and this card is to thank him. The image will have a special meaning for him (that I can not share the details of here).

The wee charm is from England and seemed so appropriate for this card as he was our anchor.
I have used a VOS (very old stash) item on this card. The tag that the anchor is hanging from and the snippet of DP behind the sentiment are actually both tags. They are from a package of aqua, orange, and blue tags and die cuts in various sizes, that I bought at a garage sale...a long, long, time ago. I just liked the aqua/orange colour combo and then never used it! lol    So I hung the anchor from a little tag and trimmed down a larger one to mat the sentiment...mitchy matchy...just the way I like it! My daughters tease me about that... lol

PS My DH did not like the colours I used for the tug boat. He says it would blend in with the water too much.  A brighter, more vibrantly coloured tugboat may make an appearance in the near future!

****************This is card #42 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 - snippets from my stash
Dies -Spellbinders
Punches - Stampin' Up oval
Stamps -image and sentiment stamp are both Stampin' Up
Ink - Momento black and comics

I am entering this card in the following challenges
1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets
2. We Do Doobadoo - Spotty and dotty (my background paper is dotty)


Christine Harrop said...

I love the analogy of the anchor for your friend - sounds like he was an anchor in a time of trouble. It's a great card which I'm sure he will totally appreciate - even if your DH thinks the tugboat colour is wrong! Has he never heard of artistic license? ... lol ! I am so impressed that you are now up to Card #42. Good for you. We should all take a lesson from you I think. Hugs Christine xx

aussie aNNie said...

Love this tug boat, super colours are on a roll like
♥aNNie The Journey is the Start

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hi Maureen wow no 42 - good going! A wonderful card for your friend and obviously has a lot of hidden meaning for him which I am sure he will appreciate. Susan x

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,fab image and

McCrafty's Cards said...

I love this Mo, the ship is gorgeous and I like the colours
Kevin xx

Sharon said...

This is fabulous. I love the tug boat and I think the colour is fabulous also. Love the design and charm.
Enjoy the rest of your week.
Hugs Sharon. x

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Maureen, lovely Friendship card, especially as it has a meaning for your friend.
I love the tug boat and your little embellishments, Kate x

Erika said...

Hi Mo, I love your little tugboat and charm and the bright colour combo, my two favourite colours.
DH is obviously a very practical man when it comes to the colour combo but as your card won't be going in the sea it doesn't really matter, LOL.

Happy crafting, hugs Erika. x

Hettie said...

This is gorgeous Mo. Loving the colour of the boat. Nuffink wrong with that boat.

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Such a cute card and I'm sure your friend will love it's special meaning.
Caroline xxx

jimlynn said...

I love the little blue tug boat! Cute, cute card and the charm is wonderful. I know your friend will love it too.

Pia S said...

This card has a great balance between sweet and masculine. I love it and I think the colors of the boat complement the blue DPs perfectly. Also, love the sentiment and the little anchor, it sounds to me that this will be perfect for the person receiving this.

Kathleen said...

Nearly there Mo and a really lovely card. Cute image, bet he wants it red lol.
That's what I will be doing from the 16th, sailing, but in a much larger ship than that one lol.

Kath x

Sue said...

Awww love this Maureen its really great and such a wonderful card to give someone that means so much to you and your DH..lots of huggles Sue xxx

debby4000 said...

Oh what a cute card.

SARN said...

Well I think it's a great card Mo! Congrats on reaching 42 of 50 of your cards. . . you're nearly there.

Hugs, Sarn xx

Di said...

Super card Mo = obviously made with a lot of love and care for a very special guy. So good that he was there when you needed him and I do so love the symbolism of the anchor!

Tell Al the tug boat looks brilliant as it is BTW - I'm far enough away that he can't tweak my ears :)

Hugs, and I see you're still diligently hopping round the playmates - so sweet of you Mo!

Love and hugs

Di xx

Carol L said...

Well I like the blue tugboat as it all perfectly color-coordinates! Women see things so differently from men don't they? cute cute card!

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Maureen,

This is a great card for someone special. I like the symbolism of the anchor. We are so fortunate to have people like that in our lives.

I think the tugboat looks great!


Jules said...

Hi Mo

A fabulous card .. .. how lovely to celebrate friendship! Where would we be without it!

Great image and layout and I love the little charm very much.

Only 8 cards to go on your spending freeze. I wonder what your first purchase will be? LOL!!

Hope you are having a good week.

Love Jules xx

Neet said...

That's a cute tug boat on there - and I love the sentiment behind the addition of the anchor charm.
Hugs, Neet xx

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card for your friend Mo, it obviously has a lot of hidden meaning - I'm sure it will be much appreciated.

MagsB said...

What a cute little tugboat, I think it looks very smart in blue! I love your mitchy-matchy detais, too!

love Mags B x

MaryH said...

What a beautiful way to thank your friend. Isn't it wonderful the way we have anchors in life? This one sounds very special, and your card is so appropriate & well designed. Now I like the blue boat, but your DH would know more about the colors than I do. Also loved the tiny charm & the nifty way you've used your bargain find. Always love reading about that. And more kudos on shopping your stash too. WTGo! TFS & Hugs

Bonnie said...

Wow! You're almost to the magic 50! I like the blue tugboat and usually the water looks brown to me!

Tracy said...

Your card turned out lovely.
I like the blue boat myself ;)
Love the charm it is perfect for your card.
Your friends sounds like a sweet man.

Greta said...

What a neat card! I love the anchor charm & know your friend is going to love this!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Must admit Mo when I read the sook wang tape or whatever it is at end of your posts I always wonder if it is real... doesn't sound it!!!
But wonderful blessing to have friends as anchors in times of trouble and extra special card.

Oh and colours are just perfect... or maybe a bright red tug would be fun. Well done on 42. Shaz in Oz x

Joann Burton said...

Now this is adorable and that little anchor charm is precious. Love the little tugboat so much. Great job...Hugs, joann sassy raggedy

Karen Petitt said...

Well I love the colours used here! Such a super cute image and a gorgeous layout too. I'll have to try that colour scheme as I am loving orange right now Karen xx

Claire said...

Gorgeous card, love the fresh colours. Thanks so much for joining our Spotty and Dotty challenge at
Claire xx

Liz's creative corner said...

Fabulous card, love the colours, thanks for sharing with us at we do doobadoo, hugs Liz xx

Sarah said...

I really like the layout of this card. I may have to borrow it. That charm is really great and I love the combo of blue and green. I'm sure your friend will love it.