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Saturday, 9 May 2020


I hope you are all still staying safe, and continue to do so as we
have tentative lifting of restrictions.

Before all this terrible virus descended upon us, a good friend was
planning to venture into the world of sea cruising, but of course that
adventure had to be put on hold for some time.

He is still adamant that when the world is back to 'normal', he will
be on the first cruise ship leaving port. This is the card I made to wish
him Bon Voyage when his dream finally becomes reality. It is safe
to show you the card, as he does not look at my blog.

Tying that knot gave me a few grey hairs, but in the end, with the
help of an online tutorial, I was happy with the result. I'm sorry, I
did not save the link, but if you Google 'knots' there are many tutorials.

Inside the card co-ordinates with the front.

I bought this stamp, many, many moons ago, and I am ashamed
to admit that this is only the second time it has seen ink.

Challenges I would like to enter
Aud Sentiments #250 - 'Masculine' (must use sentiment)
Cardz 4 Guyz #244 - 'Vintage'
Creative Card Cottage #129 - 'Make It Masculine'
I Love Promarkers #409 - 'Anything Goes' with option of 3 of a kind (2nd entry)
Try Stampin' On Tuesday #455 - 'Sketch' with option of nautical (have manipulated sketch)

Image - Stamp-It Australia Nautical Trio
Colouring - Promarkers
Paper - unnamed, from 6 x 6 pad from bargain store
Sentiment - Computer generated
Ink for Sponging - Distress Ink, Walnut

The afternoon has turned very grey and cold, so I am off to make myself a lovely hot cup of tea, and put my fluffy slippers on.

Until next time, thank you for visiting,
Virtual Hugs,
Jennifer.  xx


  1. A super card. Congrats on mastering the knot. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine

  2. I think this is such an elegant card - perfect knotwork, too, lol. Love these images! Hope your friend can travel soon! Thanks so much for playing at TSOT!

  3. Jennifer - your friend will love the card!!! I'm jealous of how well your knot turned out! Super hand coloring with your Promarkers! Good luck to your friend (ours for August was cancelled, so we are hoping to cruise again next summer. Thank you for sharing your creativity with us at Try Stampin' on Tuesday!!! -Donna

  4. Love that knot so much - it's perfect! This is such a terrific card with all the elements for the theme. Thanks for sharing with us at TSOT :)_

  5. Fantastic card! I love the knot you made. So cool! and perfect embellishment for your card. Thank you for playing along with us at I LOVE PROMARKERS. Best of luck with your entry! Nick

  6. Love all the details you had on this card, the sponging technique really makes the card pop and more vintage. Thank you for playing with us at C4G

  7. Such a fab card for your friend, lets hope it's not too long before normality returns and he is off on his adventure! I'm so impressed with your knot, looks really good.Take good care and stay safe. Thanks so much for joining us for the Aud Sentiments Challenge.
    Jenny (AKA the Ginger Ninja!) xx


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