Port Hole Window to the Open Sea

Hello Everybody,

first of all thanks for all your lovely comments and sorry for not being able to join in to last week’s challenges.

Anyway I am back from holiday now, and I got some real beauties for you today. They are two more shadow box cards with a nautical theme:

Open Sea Port Hole Cards

These cards were inspired by friends of mine who have a connection to water. Dianne owns a narrow boat, Sue’s partner is a river pilot and Tracey’s son wants to join the Navy … plus I do like the look of Tall Ships. They make me think of old times and explorers travelling the seas to discover what was out there … hence the old antique looking coins paper for the card on the right.

More recently, a sort of 28 years ago, I had a bit of a seafaring life working on a cruise liner .. didn’t last long tough … even more recently, we went on a couple of Narrow Boat holidays.

As you can see, there is definitely a connection to boating and travelling as far as I am concerned … and that’s why I enter both cards in the ‘Suitcase/Travel’ Challenge at Out of a Hat Creations.

Stamps I used for the cards were The Open Sea set by Stampin’Up!, Timeless Tags by Stampendous and the one with the World Map from the DoCrafts Travel Range (used for the back ground).

Enjoy!!!

Back soon … until then …

Happy Crafting!!! 🙂

Shadow Box Frame

Hi Everybody,

take II for today …

I made a Shadow Box Card for the Out of a Hat Creations challenge, which for me meant this week that I had to make something fitting the code word frame.

Initially I wanted to use one of the stamps I got at Saturday’s demo … that’s until I realised that my biggest acrylic block was too small!!! Interestingly now as I am writing this blog lots of ideas are flooding in, but I felt seriously stuck.

Luckily the new copy of ‘Quick Cards Made Easy’ arrived through my door yesterday … and inside I found a tutorial on how to make shadow box cards … and that sparked my imagination …

angelic shadow box card

Hope you like it!

Angel stamp and words by Stamp Camp (bought them last year at the stamp fair in Hulme Hall organised by Happy Stampers North West)

frame die is a Nellies Multi Frame one; the piano and notes cam free with a magazine; feather stamp and swirls by sizzix are from Stampin’UP!

Enjoy!!!

🙂