Friday, 10 May 2013

Sailing

Our swap challenge this month was chosen by Pat and she chose the theme of "nautical".  I was hoping she would allow things like rivers and fishermen but no, she had to be a meany and make us stick to the sea and all things nautical!!!

I opened both my parcels and gulped. I packed them both away as hopeless; I had no inspiration at all.  A couple of days later I laid all the bits out from Pat's parcel and then laid Terri's out on the craft room floor.  I can't honestly say it helped having them staring me in the face though!!

I eventually thought of one idea and quickly made it before I changed my mind.  It is really a variation on a previous theme only this time I used 8 circles instead of 9 small squares.  I didn't need the centre one as it would have been covered by the topper.  The only bit of my stash I used was the small bit of white card to stamp the greeting.  The paler card was already embossed with swirls so I took some of the dark card in the parcel and cut and embossed two more circles to match.


I am entering this in the following challenges:

As you like it:  Dies and Punches
DRS Designs:  Circles
Sarah Hurley:  Shades of Blue

11 comments:

  1. What a great nautical card! Those swirl embossed circles make a fantastic background for your boat. Thanks for joining us at DRS Designs!

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  2. Ah, well,I might have been a meanie, but the definition of nautical is - to do with ships, shipping, sailors & navigation on a body of water. I think if the sea is a body of water, then a river is only an arm or a leg !! :o) Nautical to me means anything to do with the sea & as I live at the seaside, it seemed a good choice to make :o)

    You could have used a sea fisherman though . . .

    I really like this card, the divine swirls give a fab impression of waves & the different blues really do look like the sea, because it changes colour all the time.

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  3. Very nice way to showcase a nautical theme! I like the embossing folder used on the circles. It definitely has the feeling of waves! Thanks for joining us over at DRS Designs.

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  4. Love those swirly circles! Thanks for playing with DRS Designs this week!

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  5. Cute card love the embossing too! Thanks for joining in with our first challenge at As You Like It,
    hugs Samantha :0)

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  6. This is a lovely card. The choice of swirly paper that is also embossed gives a real sense of the nautical them.

    Thank you for joining us at the Sarah Hurley challenge this month
    Claire x
    (DT)

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  7. This is GREAT! Glad you found some inspiration in the end.

    Hugs
    Sarn xxx

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  8. Beautiful shades of blue! Thank you so much for joining us at the Sarah Hurley challenge Blog!!

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  9. What an interesting way to use the swirly embossing folder. Thanks for entering the challenge at Sarah Hurley this time.

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  10. Such a cute card. I love the effect the swirls give along with the sale boat.

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