Monday 28 March 2011

Ahoy There Me Hearties !!!

A late post for me today ! I've been busy, busy all day and decided to spend the evening crafting away seeing as I have some new goodies to play with !

I had a fantastic time on Saturday at the NEC and met lots and lots of fabulous crafting buddies, some new ones and some old ones but we had so much fun ! I do have a photo of some of us but its sooo dark. I'll see if one of the others has a better copy !

Well, I've been playing with some Tickled Pink digital images I bought last week and I've been itching to use them. Tickled Pink Challenges has a challenge "One For The Lads" running at the moment so I thought I would print this handsome chappy off and combine it with making a birthday card which is needed in a couple of weeks.

The DP's are Basic Grey "Eerie" which have been manhandled and dabbed with a gold marker pen.

The Tickled Pink digi is "Pirate Frankie" and he has been coloured with a mixture of ProMarkers and Copics.

The background map stamp is an old stamp I bought ages ago from e-bay. The stamp says its made by Creative Stamping. This was stamped with distress ink and then had the full works with ripping, the distresser and loads of distress ink !

A bit of corrugated card which was treated in the same way as the papers and a piece of that cream lace stuff everyone was using a while back with the fancy bits cut off the sides to make it look more manly and then the same treatment again as the papers !

The "treasure" I found at the NEC ! The sentiment is part of a Tim Holtz stamp which has been stamped onto sticky back canvas (my new love !), edges frayed and scrunched up and distress inked !

Great fun was had making this card I can tell you !!

So, I am entering this card into these challenges :

Ticked Pink Challenges - One For the Lads

Sisterhood of Crafters - Let's Hear It For The Boys !

Stampavie and More - For a Boy

Stampin B's Challenge - Make a Masculine Card

Thank you for your visit and for any comments you may leave, they always mean so much.

See you back here tomorrow for Papertake Weekly (yes, already !!).


  1. Gorgeous card Jo, Love the map, and the torn papers ~ the "treasure" is a fab idea too
    It was lovely to see you at the NEC
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  2. This is stunning. Love the map and the metal pieces. Your image is wonderful.

  3. Hi Jo,
    This looks brilliant. I love how you coloured him & the background is just perfect. Fab treasure too! Nice to hear you had a good time at the NEC. Wish I could have been there. Hope you're keeping well.
    Big Hugs,
    Andie xx

  4. Love it!! Those papers are perfect for the image. xx

  5. Hello your card is stunning.
    The image is beautifully colored and I like the colors.
    Thanks, for joining us at The Sisterhood of Crafters.

  6. Brilliant card Jo...the image and papers work so well together and i love all the distressing too!...thanks for joining us this week at Stampavie and More.

    Take care
    San x

  7. Fantastic card - love the colouring and the patterned papers!!

    Thanks for joining this week's challenge at TPSC!

    / Jeanette

  8. Wow this is fabulous. That BG paper is just perfect and love the map stamp!! Your Frankie is coloured perfectly! Love it all. thanks for joining in with us this week at TPSC
    Hugs Leonie

  9. This card is spot on! From the DP to all of the embellishments and of course that fabulously colored image...GReat!

    Thank you for sharing this with us over at the Sisterhood of Crafters "Let's Hear It For The Boys" challenge. Good luck!


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