Wednesday 20 June 2018


A masculine card today, made while watching the football World Cup on television.  Anyone else following the football and crafting at the same time?
The yacht and waves are from the Poppystamps 'Marine Sailboats' set of dies.  For the sea I found a scrap of turquoise glossy card which, as well as matching some of the anchors on the paper,  embossed beautifully with a Sheena Douglass 'Water Ripples' embossing folder.  I made a frame with Memory Box 'Stitched Scalloped Circle'  and 'Stitched Circle' dies.  After assembling the little scene, I added the frame and on the back attached a white 'Stitched Scalloped Circle' die cut before attaching to the card blank so the card looked neat from the back. The patterned paper is from a Trimcraft 'Sail Away' paper pad, which I've had for ages but never used.  Now that I've finally used the first sheet, I'm sure I'll be using them much more!  The red panel is raised up on foam tape and a sentiment and punch dots added. 

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  1. This is so pretty!
    Thank you for participating at Ike's World Challenges.
    /"Anyone else following the football and crafting at the same time?" -
    My husband - makes repairs in the kitchen and watch the game. Smile./

  2. Great male make, beautiful summery card

  3. A wonderful masculine easel card Liz and a great idea to craft whilst watching the World Cup. The sweet sailing boat is complemented so prettily by the background paper and the also the red sentiment strip matches the hull of the boat too. x

  4. This is such a cute card, Liz! I love the ocean theme so much and it's gorgeous as an easel card!

  5. Really lovely easel card Liz, great papers and design, super sea and image. Thank you for joining our 'Use two or more dies' challenge this week at Allsorts.

    Kath x

  6. Amazing sailing themed easel card, all matches just perfectly!!!

  7. A fantastic card Liz, but I have to admit that I would rather be crafting than watching the world cup.

    Sue xx

  8. Well I am certainly watching the footie Liz although not crafting at the same time, but think a lot of the games so far are lacking in excitement but hopefully things will improve after the group stages.

    A great masculine card and perfect for our Allsorts theme, many thanks for joining in.

    B x

  9. Afraid I don't share your enthusiasm for football but crafting yes, every time!! A lovely summery card with the sailboat which goes so well with the paper.

  10. Lovely card Thank you for joining us at Ike's World Challenges good luck Ginny DT for
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  11. This is wonderful Liz, love the "sea" and your little boat AND the design of the card, great paper too. Footy? nah! only when I have too LOL. ALthough I did watch the lack lustre (until that header) England game.

  12. Love those little red waves and the sweet little sailboat. The paper is perfect and that is a cute design for an easel card. I do watch football in the fall while I'm crafting too.

  13. Fabulous card :-) So crisp and clean.
    Nope..... studiously avoiding ANY and ALL football :-)
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  14. So pretty and serene - like a warm summer's day at the lake.

  15. I love your wonderful easel card. And, I really love the waves and water the way you used the embossing folder with it.

  16. Lovely card! I just love your beautiful sailing boat!
    Thank you for playing with us at Card Mania Challenge ! Wish you good luck !
    Hugs, Veana R.-DT

  17. Well now, this came together perfectly Liz! I love that sailboat die and I am loving the papers you used. That embossing folder is perfect for the sea waves too. Such a fun birthday card! Hugs, Brenda

  18. Fabulous easel and nautical card Liz, the whole concept and papers are gorgeous.x

  19. I am so enjoying watching the world cup but can't craft at the same time so I am missing my crafting! Your card is so creative and classy and wonderful die cutting and scene making x

  20. What an eye catching nautical creation Liz - love it! Shabneez x

  21. Lovely Summery Card and i totally like the Anchor Paper. Great take with our Theme this week @ Little Red Wagon. Thanks for playing and i hope to see you back again soon.


  22. This is such a fun design Liz. Love the anchor paper that you've used. And how cool is that ripples embossing folder. Need to get one for myself! :) Adorable scene you've created with the sweet die-cut boat. xx

  23. It's gorgeous and such a change from "brown" on male cards. Thank you for participating at Ike's World Challenges

  24. Super masculine card, Liz!!! Love the design! Thanks for participating in Poppystamps "For The Boys" challenge!

  25. Beautiful card,thanks for playing along with us at Unicorn Challenge this month!
    Have a nice day
    Anneke DT

  26. I love your masculine easel card Liz, a great nautical theme!
    Janice x

  27. Brilliant card design Liz.
    Thank you for joining us over on Poppystamps challenge blog.
    Pam x

  28. This is perfection Liz! I love the sailboat and pretty papers to match!

  29. very beautiful easel card. Loved the sailboat diecut and background papers. Good luck and thanks for playing along with us at Card Mania Challenge. Hope to see you again
    Shylaa DT@CMC

  30. Lovely card, well done! I'm not crafting during the games, just some knitting and crochet. Thanks for joining us at Daisy Chain Challenges.

    groetjes, Ellen

  31. WOW!! Such a lovely easel card Liz..Thank you so much for joining us at Happy Little Stampers - Anything goes with dies challenge. Hugs xx Deepti Aggarwal

  32. So pretty
    Thank you so much for joining us at the Cuttlebugmania Challenge!
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    Dr Sonia


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