Monday 17 September 2012

Ahoy Matey (and a Proud Mum Moment!)

Evening! It's time for my second GDT post for Paper Cupcakes and this week, there's a fab freebie image to work with (it's only free til Wednesday though, so make sure you hop over and grab it quick!) and it's a recipe challenge - 1 embossing folder or dry embossing of some sort, 1 or more die or punch, 1 ribbon, twine, string or something of the like, 1 or more buttons and use glitter or some sort of sparkle. Here's my card:
Image - 'Ahoy Mate' by Paper Cupcakes coloured with Spectrum Noirs.
Papers - Rusty Pickle.
Dies - Tim Holtz 'Weathered Clock' die and MFT die-namics 'Mini Flag' dies.
Other - Docrafts embossing folder, Vintage Photo distress ink, Eyelets, Crop-a-dile and Twine, Black card and Pirate coin buttons - all from stash. For the glitter part of the recipe, I also used my sakura stardust pen to highlight the writing on the flags but I don't think you can see it very well in the pic!?!

I'm also entering my card into the following challenges:
Phew! I think that's it. Don't forget to hop over to 'There's Magic in the Air' with Paper Cupcakes and join in!!
Before I go, I just wanted to share my 'proud Mum moment' with you - my son, Sam started secondary school today and of course, I couldn't let him leave this morning without the obligatory photo shoot! Here's my handsome boy in his new uniform:
(Sorry, I can't get it to appear the right way up - if anyone can tell me how, I'd love to know!) Just turn your head sideways for now ;-)
Hope you like my card and piccie. Thanks for


  1. Oh what an adorable card!! That owl really makes me smile!! :) Such a fun layout too!!

    Your son is such a dapper looking young man dressed so sharply!! HUGS

  2. Super cute card:) What a nice proud mom moment, would make a nice picture for a layout:) Thanks for sharing it with us.

    Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
    Monica L.

  3. This is a fabulous card, love all the details. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Ann's.
    Jen x

  4. gorgeous card marie.i love the design and stunning owl.
    great pic of your son hun, he looks very dapper.i hope he is enjoying his new school :D

    xx coops xx

  5. What a super card. it's just perfect for our Autumn Colours Challenge at The Crafty Pad thanks for playing!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx
    PS, I find if I recrop those naughty images, they eventually sort themselves out! :) x

  6. This is so cute and I love all of the embellishments you used too! Thanks so much for joining us at DigiHaven!

    Peace & Luv,

  7. What a fun card! Love the laced detail with the eyelets. Thanks for joining us at Digi Haven and hope to see you back again soon. xx

  8. I love your card. Lots of great texture and that owl is adorable! I love your corner with the eyelets and twine..that is fabulous and my fave part of the really fits with the pirate theme! Thanks for joining us at DigiHaven this week..

  9. Love the eyelet and twine detail! This is so adorable and your son is definitely handsome! Thanks for playing along with us at Raise the Bar!

  10. Adorable little owl for our Fins or Feathers challenge on Digi Haven. I love the lace up on the side and all the other details! Thanks for joining in on our challenge!
    visit my blog @ sandy's crafty creations

  11. Thank you for joining us in our challenge over at Digi haven. I love the pirate!

  12. Just love you steam punk style card with pirate owl Marie !! Just fab !! Thanks for playing at The Crafty Pad this week !!

    hugs Diane xx

  13. Fabulous co-ordinated card. thanks for joining us at Di's digi downloads. xx

  14. Thank you so much for joining in on our I Believe I can Fly challenge over at Raise The Bar!
    ~*Joni RTB DT

  15. Congratulations! You are a top three winner for the Digi Haven Feathers & Fins challenge! Please pick up your "Top 3" Winner button and display it proudly on your blogs.
    Sandy, Digi Haven DT

  16. Fabulous card Marie, thank you for joining us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x


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