Fathers’ Day Lighthouse

I don’t have a die cutter so I didn’t think I’d be able to submit anything for Muse this week, as Anita’s pretty card is mostly die cuts. But the colours are so pretty and made me think of waves and I’ve been planning a Fathers’ Day card with a nautical theme (Dad always gets a nautical theme).  And I had these laser die cuts left over from years ago, so cut them carefully apart and arranged them on a watercoloured background. A fussy cut and printed white “rock” and the colours and layout very much inspired by the Muse card, with the white on blue and a touch of yellow.

I think the apostrophe is in the wrong place on most stamps. It’s not just one father’s day: it’s a day for all fathers…

Entered in Muse #269


Cards4Guyz #196 Fathers’ Day

and two sea-themed challenges that came at the right time…

Addicted to CAS #137: Sea

CAS Watercolour Ocean theme for June



Sailor no longer
But sail away in your dreams
Remember the sea…

Nautical birthday

A relative’s birthday is coming up and he loves boats, so I was intrigued to try a new technique (to me) from Cardz4Guyz – triple matting. I needed a new idea for a nautical card and I realise it’s not very original to use nautical stamps for this challenge, but I was pleased that I’ll have something different to send this year.

three mat ship birthday

Entered in Cards4Guyz #153 Triple Mat Technique

The sea absorbs drops
My tears vanish on the tide
Emotions washed clean