Jolly Sailor

My dad loved sailing, in his younger days. Sadly he’s no longer able to do anything much that he once loved. But every birthday and Fathers’ Day I try to make him a card with a nautical theme. He’s recently grown a beard so he might appreciate this one!

This one is in the colours for Color Throwdown this week. Green, grey and white.

sailor

Sheena Douglas Sea View stamps and watercolour marker pens.

Challenge entry for:

Haiku:

Little white dinghy
Over the sea with red sail:
A long time ago 🙁

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One stamp, one colourway, four variations #2

Here are the other two cards I made with the Daisy Gerbera stamp and the yellow and grey colour scheme.

This one was supposed to have 6 hexagons for CAS-ual Fridays’ sixth birthday but I needed more to make the design right…

hexagon

So it’s entered for

Seize the Birthday Anything Goes

and Stamplorations MAY CAS challenge (Feminine enough for me – but depends how you interpret feminine colours!)

Finally, an even more minimal design, with just a silver frame thrown in.

frame

(edited to put the final version in which has the sentiment)

I’ll enter this one in Simon Says Stamp It’s a Frame Up

Today’s haiku:

Feeling very chilled
Soft colours help mindfulness
Making cards is calm!

One stamp, one colourway, four variations

I got a bit carried away. I started trying out the “Kissing” stamp technique for Time Out’s challenge and then I moved into Less is More’s colours of yellow and grey and I could hardly stop.

So here is the first of the cards, with the Daisy Gerbera Stamp “kissed” with a L’Aquarelle background, grey watercolour pen, ColorBox Cat’s Eye ink pads from the bright stack – yellow and marigold.

sending sunshine

This one didn’t come out quite as I expected, but I think I like it better.

It follows the sketch from CASE(E) this Sketch

and is also entered in Watercooler Wednesday’s Feminine Anything Goes challenge from Heidi  🙂

   

Then I tried another variation – very simple design, same materials, still the stamp ‘kissing’ technique, but with some added cardstock. Nice and simple.

yellow and grey kissed

This one is entered for the

Time Out challenge #82 Flowers with the optional twist of kissing

ADDED: This card was awarded an Honorable Mention at Taking Time Out 🙂

and Less is More #327 Yellow and Grey

The haiku:

Serendipity
Boosts my creativity
All turns out OK!

More on the other two cards later…

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Welcome baby girl

Here’s a couple of pink-themed cards for a baby girl!  With congratulations to Kylie of Happy Little Stampers, and one or two other people I know who have new baby girls…

baby girl

baby girl 2

Happy parents now
Safely delivered a new
Baby Beautiful!

Grunge Dragonfly

This is the first time I’ve tried something really grungy, and I’m liking the effect. L’Aquarelle stamps and watercolours.

Grunge Dragonfly

This is entered into Addicted to CAS #110 Grunge

Like a dragonfly
Flitting one to another
Never settling down