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Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Coastal Getaway

Hello Fellow Crafters,

I do appear to be on a seaside 'kick', don't I, what with my last post and this one. I am hoping that John does not see this before Father's Day, which is on the first Sunday in September, here in Australia. This image reminds me of the wonderful late spring, and summer I spent in the UK in 1989, much of it in the seaside villages and towns of Cornwall, Devon and many other counties. Many UK residents may remember that it was the warmest summer in several decades
This is the first time this stamp has seen ink. I bought it during our recent trip to New Zealand in a lovely shop, The Papercraft Room, in beautiful Wanganui. It was fun to colour, but kept me busy for ages. I have added 3D Lacquer to the windows of the beach huts, and the glass of the lighthouse. The jury is still out on my choice of designer paper. I am still trying to use up my HUGE collection of peel-off stickers - with a fair stretch of one's imagination, this border peel-off looks like waves.
Several years ago I wanted to add some twine to a card with an old sailing ship image, so surfed the net and came up with here. For the knot on this card, I modified the Carrick Bend knot by using 2 thicknesses of twine, and at times I have even used 3 for a larger knot. I am fond of this knot and have used it on quite a few other cards with a nautical theme. I'm sorry for the 'yucky' colours of the above photo, but I forgot to take a close-up of the knot today when I took the other photos - this one was taken under a lamp placed on the dining table. The cardstock is actually dark blue, on white, and the twine is off-white.
The inside of the card is very basic.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges - 
Daring Cardmakers - 'Get Knotted'
Crafty Catz - 'Anything Goes'
Paper Crafting Journey - 'Anything Goes'
Here Come the Boys - 'Boy's Toys' (Boats)
Kenny K's Krafty Krew - 'Sun/Sea/Sand'
Creative Belli - 'Vacation/Travel'

Stamp - Docraft 'Coastal Getaway' by Michael Powell
Paper - DCWV 'Generation Tech'
Colouring - Promarkers
Dies - Spellbinder
Corner Punch - Carl
Twine, Peel-off stickers, 3D Lacquer, from my stash.

Until next time, thank you for looking,
Jennifer. x


  1. Thank you for taking part in the KKKK's challenge this week. Wonderful card. Remember for next time to use a Kenny K image to have a chance to win in the challenge. Hugs....Kristel

  2. Fantastic card! Superb knot! Thank you for joining the latest dare over at the Daring Cardmakers this week. Gez

  3. Hi Jennifer sooo happy you are here again with such beautiful works!!!!
    Fab image, wondeful colouring... stunning work!!!
    Thanks for all your nice comments you leave to my blog, they warm my heart!!!
    I'm sorry I haven't written before, I read of hard moments and fab ones, but above everything there is your great smile.
    Huge hugs

  4. This is gorgeous. I love the image and the lovely summery colours.
    Lorraine x

  5. Fabulous card. I really like the stamp you've used and the knot is a perfect embellishment. Thanks for playing in the Belli Challenge and I hope you'll join us again. Hugs, Pat K.x

  6. Great card...all that colouring! I think it's the designer paper is an inspired choice :-) So many coincidences; I live in Western Australia though am originally from England, where we used to holiday in Cornwall. I also went to Wanganui two years ago - it is indeed lovely, but I missed the papercraft shop, lol. Thanks for sharing at Here Come The Boys, good luck and hope to see you next time too, Donna

  7. You've made such a lovely beach scene! The image is great, and I do like the design paper you've used. The peel off border and twine are fab details!

  8. Thank you so much for joining us at the Crafty Catz Anything Goes Challenge with this superb creation,

    I do hope you will come on over and join in the fun with us again next week,

    Have a lovely day
    Hugs Bridget :0) x

  9. love that image! great summer card! Thanks for joining us at CraftyCatz. Kim x

  10. This is totaly gorgeous, love what you have done here. Thanks for joining us over at the Kenny K Krafty Krew Challenge this week, good luck and I hope we will be seeing more of your super work in the future.
    Take Care

  11. Very well done! Thanks so much for playing with us at Kenny K’s Krafty Krew *Sun, Sea & Sand* challenge!

    Tammy, KKKK DT from Créations LaDiva :) xx

  12. Thank you for sharing your wonderful card with us at Here Come The Boys! Good Luck!! Woo xx


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