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Thursday, 4 June 2020

Watchful Seagull

Gosh, it is June already...the weeks just seem to rush by.

My brother celebrates another birthday soon, but as he does not
read my blog it is safe to show you the card I made for him.
I bought a lovely clear stamp set about 2 months ago, and this image and
sentiment are included in it. That fabulous wood-grain background is
stamped on kraft cardstock with Walnut Stain distress ink, then trimmed 
down to fit the card front. I bought the stamp about 2 years ago, and this 
is the 1st time I have used it...yes, I am hanging my head with shame!!!

A closer look at the image which was a joy to colour. As usual
I used my Promarkers.

My double Figure Eight knot was tied with kitchen twine.

This is one of several sentiments in the stamp set.

Challenges I would like to enter
2 Crafty Critter Crazies #39 - 'Anything Goes' (MUST have critter)
Beccy's Place - 'Anything Goes' (MUST use a Beccy's image)
Crafty Animals #39 - 'Anything Goes' (MUST have animal)
Creative Inspirations - 'Let's Hear It For The Boys'
Cut It Up #201 - 'Boys Will Be Boys'
Little Red Wagon #552 - 'Patterned Paper or Make Your Own'
Moving Along With The Times #119 - 'Things With Wings'
Papercraft Business #30 - 'Fathers' Day/Masculine'
Passion For Promarkers #545 - 'A Celebration' (brother's birthday) TOP 5
Sweet Stampers ##44 - 'Animals/Birds'  DT Favourite
Unicorn ##55 - 'Masculine' TOP 5

Image and Sentiment - Beccy's Place Smooth Seas
Colouring - Promarkers
Dies - Spellbinders Classic Rectangles (cut down several times to 're-size')
Background - Stampin' Up Hardwood 
Ink - Distress Walnut Stain

On this very chilly, wet evening I say "thank you for visiting, and please stay safe in these troubled times".

Jennifer.  xx


  1. Your colouring is awesome Jennifer, you've done a wonderful job with the image. I particularly like the soft painty-look of the water and sky. I also love that figure eight knot you tied with the kitchen twine. Very cool!

  2. Fab colouring on this lovely image! Thanks for sharing at PFP

  3. A super man card. Well done and on a fab knot, not something I do well. Thanks forr joining Passion for Promarkers. Elaine

  4. Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage challenge good luck. Have a nice day
    Anneke DT

  5. Hello… Thanks for sharing your lovely seagull card with ‘Moving Along with the Times Challenge Blog’; it fits perfectly with our ‘Things with Wings’ challenge theme. Hope you can join us next month for our new challenge. Diane Louise (Team Leader) xx

  6. Awesome coloring and great masculine card. Great take also with our Challenge Theme "Patterned Paper/Own Background" @ Little Red Wagon this week ! Thanks for joining us and i hope to see you back again soon.


  7. What a fabulous card.
    Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers and i hope to see you again.

  8. Hi Jennifer,
    what a very wonderful card for your Brother.
    I love your wood background you have created it's brilliant.
    Super gorgeous stamps used for both the background and image and your colouring is fabulous.
    Thank you for joining the MAWTT Challenge.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

  9. What a great masculine card! Lovely image too! And don't feel bad for waiting to use this amazing set. Sometimes we just need the perfect reason for it! I love all the great details... woodgrain background and the nautical knot. Perfect! And of course the seagull is perfect for our critter challenge! Thank you for sharing this beautiful card with us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies!!!

  10. Aw I love this card! A great image and that background is fab, I'm glad you got to use your wood background stamp and I'm sure you'll have lots of use for it - especially for those male cards. That sentiment is gorgeous too - love it. Thanks for joining in with my challenge this week at Passion for Promarkers. Hugs, Karen xx

  11. What a beautiful, peaceful scene. Great choice of background paper.

    Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up for our Boys Will be Boys challenge!


  12. This is great! Love the sentiment! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Creative Inspirations and good luck!

  13. Great Male card and a perfect sentiment. Thanks for playing along with us at Crafty Animals. Lisa DT

  14. Nice birthday card, I am sure your brother love it; I like the stamp set!

    Thank you for joining us at Cut it Up for our Boys will be Boys challenge.


  15. Lovely coloring, great card design. Thanks for playing along with Papercraft Business Challenges!
    Jill – Design Team member at Papercraft Business
    Visit my blog - Killeen House Studio


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