Monday, 10 March 2014

Safe Harbour

Good morning  to you all and thank you for visiting.  Well I don't know about your part of the country but here in North Oxfordshire we have had a couple of really spring-like days.  It's so nice to see the sunshine finally. Hope you all enjoyed your weekend.

My Card

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I thought I would add to my meagre stock of male cards - extremely meagre!  They are far from my favourite cards to make, but we do need them so every now and again I drop one in -  and it takes me so long! Although I must admit this one was very easy as I have used the image before. 

My card is 6" x 6" made from card stock which  I bought from Anna-Marie at one of the shows. It is good strong quality card and stands up well. This is a digi image is by Delicious Doodles from Stitchy Bears Digi Outlet, which I printed onto canvas-effect card stock and coloured with Promarkers. The sentiment is from "Life's Journey" from LOTV. The ships anchor die is from Cheery Lynn Designs. The hessian is from my stash.

The colour is not brilliant because I used navy card stock for matting and it has come up looking black.

Well that's it for today. 

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  1. This really is a great card for a man Christine - love the hessian strip underneath the image and the anchor (I love using this myself, it is so touchy feely - you know what I mean here). Love that image - I can almost smell the sea (or has Blossom just burped her fish breakfast???). Soooo sorry I am lowering the tone again ... however I really do think this is amazing.!

    Lots of hugs to you both Sue Pxxx

  2. Gorgeously created card Christine, awesome image coloured super well.xx

  3. Fabulous mans card Christine...I just love the boat image and love your design


  4. Great card saw it on MIM and had to come have a closer look i love the texture
    and depth it has Andrea #22

  5. Wonderful card Christine. I love the image, gorgeous colours and the hessian with the added die cut anchor looks so effective.
    hugs Sue xx

  6. Hallo Christine I love the texture on your card too and lovely Image for a Manly card..the color are lovely too for manly card..I really love to make manly card but yours also great done...

    I see your card on MIM and hope you like to see my card #14 and would be glad if you love to leave me some love...big hugs, Monika

  7. Super sea worthy card. The layout, image and embellishments are nautical. Thank you for sharing this wonderful art with us at Word Art Wednesday today. Blessings, Carole DT

  8. Prachtige kaart .Mooie heren kaart
    Groetjes Gerrie

  9. Fabulous male card Christine. I love the sentiment too. Love the spring like weather we are having just now. Hugs Rita xxx

  10. Fabulous - I love the image, and you've brought it to life beautifully!

    Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week and good luck!

  11. Fabulous card and image Christine. I saw this on MIM..Loz

  12. Hi Christine,
    what a superb card, and superbly coloured may I add. I love this really super male card. I am at a loss for words to say how clever this card is. The colouring of that super image is spectacular, and to think you once said you couldn't colour well.
    I would take my hat off to you if I was wearing one. lol
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  13. Hi Christine, this is a wonderful guy card; love the image and your colouring, fabulous! Carole Z xx

  14. A brilliant mans card. I love the image and the fab layout
    Lorraine x

  15. Fabulous texture, gorgeous image and beautifully embellished. The sun certainly makes the days a lot nicer! xx

  16. I think the color that came across on my monitor is spot on for this image. It is so beautiful the way you've chosen to color it, love all the texture that you have with the embellishments too. I absolutely love that sentiment though. So very true and this is just a perfect card for either gender I think. Well done, Christine. TFS & so happy you had some lovely sunshine. Hugs

  17. what a fantastic card like the sentiment ,we had lovely sunshine it was a barmy 20 deg here yesterday .Melanie

  18. This card would be totally spot on for my Son-in-Law, he is the Captain of a private Yacht, the sentiment is superb and a fabulous image. Love the card.
    Thanks for entering the LCI challenge one for the boys.


  19. Very impressive card. Love the nautical image and touches!

    Thank you for participating in the One Stitch at a Time Challenge!

  20. WOW, this is really stunning, Christine. Thanks so much for stopping by this week to share in our challenge. It's so nice to have you join us, and I hope that you'll be back by again soon. I look forward to it.
    Bless you,
    Word Art Wednesday
    Blog Hop at my blog with prizes galore!

  21. Morning Christine,
    Great male card, love the image.

  22. Hi Christine,

    A beautiful card, love the image of the boats, love the hessian behind the image and the anchor. The verse is fabulous. The navy card looked navy to me and not Black at all.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  23. Hi Christine! this card is absolutely gorgeous I love it! I'm not keen on making male cards either but its a must I guess lol wont be long until the NEC and I'm looking forward to it sooooooo much lots of huggles Sue xxx

  24. Hi Christine
    Sorry Im behind,blame the germs!
    Terrific card for the guys. Im not a hessian gal but it does look great on your card. Wish the guys were easier to make for.
    Best wishes and good luck in the challenges.
    Ang x

  25. Sorry Christine I do not know how I missed this fantastic card. I love what you have done with this stamp.

  26. Fantastic card Christine. Love the image and your beautiful coloring. Thanks for playing along with us at PCJ and good luck. Hugs, Gale DT

  27. Wow! your card is abs fab!!! I love your colours and layering. I would never have guessed this was outside your comfort zone :) Thank you for sharing at AFA!!!

  28. Fabulous card. I love your design and your coloring is fabulous! Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week. Good luck. Maggie-DT


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