Saturday, 18 February 2012

Ship Ahoy!

Hi guys!  I hope you got a chance to watch Sam's shows yesterday on C & C using these stamps.  They were fab!  Leah and I sat and watched them together(between episodes of baby tv!)  I didn't realise until I watched the shows just how many samples that I had made using Sam's new ship stamps!  There are actually three more to come after this one!  I sat down one afternoon and cranked out seven ship cards without blinking an eye!  They are very easy to be creative with and work so well for those pesky male cards we always worry about having to come up with ideas for, huh?  This card took about 15 minutes to make, which is very unusual for me!   I started with a piece of the 12" x 12" Tim Holtz kraft card from his Kraft stack..  It already had a lovely large compass sort of pattern on it in a raised clear embossing.  It picked up the light nicely so you can see it on the background of the card in the pic.  I used Grand Labels four to cut it out.  Using the natural jute that Sam had on the show yesterday, I glued it to the edge of the card following the shape of the nestie, but when I got to the bottom corner,  I coiled it leaving the end piece to come out and fray at the end.  I stamped the ship on a back of a leftover  piece of the kraft card with a black archival ink pad.  I cut it out with a circle die and edged it with black soot distress ink.  The highlights on it were done with a white pencil.  I stamped the sentiment on a kraft tag (which actually came off of something I purchased and I just used the back of the tag!)  I used a clear perfect medium pad o stamp a few anchors om it for a watermark look.  I edged it with black soot also.  I hadn't realised that the metal tassel I attached to the top of the card had fallen as I took the pic so it looks a little bit like a blob, but it is actually one of the Tim Holtz metal tassels so it hangs nicely when you hold the card upright.  I added one of the game spinners to the background (sort of to look like a compass needle).  I cut a piece of black card and distressed the edges quite heavily and matted the entire card on it.  You could quite easily adapt this for Father's Day or a male birthday and you have a quick and easy card sorted!  All for now, Sue x

110 comments:

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, I love this one.

inkypinkycraft said...

Ths is a gorgeous card, I love these colours! Hugs trace x

Герцогиня said...

This is a gorgeous card!
Hugs, Tanya x

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue the C&C show was fab, The Cards i can only say WOW the same for this one , i just love everything about it . Elaine H x.

Sonia said...

Good morning Sue, another fabulous card - love the rope for added interest and texture.
Blessings
Sonia - St Helens

melanie said...

love the card ,watched the shows and ordered the stamps ,hope you had a great time with leah .Melanie

Missmizog said...

Hi Sue
Brilliant card. Love the coiled jute looks fantastic.
Sue

Heather said...

Morning Sue
Yes I watched the shows yesterday and they were brilliant, another talented lady. I ordered the stamps and can't wait for them to arrive. I have the Tim Holtz papers that you have used for this card and I can't bear to use them lol. I love the way you have stuck the rope around the edge then coiled it, I noticed this card on C&C and loved it as I did all the samples. I am going to be looking for 'Nautical' embellishments today ready for when my stamps arrive (I might even get to use my Tim Holtz papers lol. x

mags said...

Great card Sue. Really like the Tim Holtz papers and the clever way you have put the rope around the edge.
Mags
x

Mrs O crafty blog said...

Love the nortical theme.. It goes so well with the distressed look... Another fantastic card. Thank you so much for sharing P x

Clai01 said...

I taped the shows and watched them last night, thought it was very interesting and Sam did a great job with her demos, like the idea of the seaweed flower "thingy" LOL

sue said...

Fabulous Card, really nice.
Sue M

CraftyCj said...

Love the jute on this card gives it a truly nautical feel. x

Janet said...

This antiqued look is really appealing, I love it.

Maryann said...

I just so love this card here Sue. It´s sooo perfect for males or just people, who loves to sail. My sister and brother in law are kean sailors and have their own boat, and I know my sister would just love this one too.
Unfortunately I wasn´t able to see Sam´s shows yesterday, and I know, I missed out on a lot of great things and ideas, but that´s life sometimes, that we can´t have it all.
Have a wonderful week-end and lots of fun everyone.

iReneM said...

Excellent!
I love everything about this card. I like string/jute/raffia on men's cards

x

shampylou30 said...

another great card love the rope effect sue xx

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue

yes the shows were great. I am going to do the cloud stencil with spellbinder, thought that was really clever as i never get clouds right. Loved the embellishments, bottle with letter in, ships wheel, even the rope looked good . Nice tucked around the porthole. Seemed a shame to cover her map up after Sam put so much work into it. I have been amazed at the different looks you have managed with these stamps. Defiantly a winner. T did notice that you came in the top 50 stamps on the web . WELL DONE
Born again spellbinder
Nadine hug x
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

Lydia Jordan said...

Morning Sue,

How can you make a fab card in such a short time. I would have been faffing around for ages.
Lydia
XX

auscrafts said...

fab cards and a interesting show ,lots of ideas

Patricia said...

Good Morning Sue,
WOW! how stunning is todays card, love it, the rope adds such interest.
Ordered too much!!! never mind it will all keep me busy when it arrives.
Hope you enjoyed your time with Leah....bet you had a ball........!!

Patricia xx

Carole Z said...

Love this, saw it on TV yesterday...Sam's shows were great and have ordered the stamps..gad you and Leah had a good time! Love Carole Z xx

AnneRD said...

Sam gave great demos yesterday. Again I am glad you showcase your cards on the blog, as we see them all too briefly on the shows. Another good 'male' card today, love all the different textures. Anne x

Lexie said...

Another fab card, Sue. I think any man would be happy to be given one of these gorgeous ship cards.
xx

Sue Yorkshire said...

Fabulous card sue. I recorded the shows as I wasn't at home yesterday. Now I can't wait to see them if these are the results.

Sue x

Clare said...

Gorgeous card. I enjoyed watching Sam's shows yesterday.

Clare x

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
lovely card for the males. I watched and recorded Sam's show yesterday, it was very interesting. I didn't buy anything though, as I'm saving my money for your show. on Tuesday.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L

marg said...

Hello Sue
Glad you enjoyed babysitting..
Sam's show was interesting, Leonie was enjoying herself as well.... the stamps are wonderful I will have lots of use from them. I am noting all your lovely samples.
Thank you
love marg

Lynnus said...

Missed the shows as working but have just looked on c&c at some of the demo videos and they are amazing stamps. Love your card - the rope sets it off so well, have decided to hold off on the stamps though - I am waiting for your show! x

hazel said...

Morning Sue, yes whatched the shows they were fabulous, lots of new items to add to my wish list. Think you and Sam should get your heads together more often and come up with more amazing stamps. Loving the card, its amazing and like you said would suit many an occasion for a male preciptant. xx hazel

Anonymous said...

Wow!! Sue,you made ALL those cards in an afternoon? You certainly had the wind in your sails. Lovely stamps and as you say will solve a lot of the problems of cards to make for men. Well done Sam very different designs ---you'll be setting the trend! Mabex

Redanne said...

Hi Sue, Sam's demos were excellent, loved the new stamps and yours and Sam's cards were just stunning. Also loved the rope/twine, so useful for this type of card. Another winner!

Cazann49 said...

Another fab card Sue. These stamps are perfect for mens' cards! Love the way you've used the Jute as well..Have a good day...xxx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue

Yes I watched Sam's shows and ordered the stamps and embossing folders so looking forward to being able to make a lovely card like this one!

Love Jean x

jemet said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card real chunky mans card

Jean x

Felicie said...

I love this card.

Hellma said...

Another perfect Male card.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, loved the shows & love this card. Three more, you say, looking forward to it. With Love & Light Theresa. H

Joanie said...

Hi Sue, watched the show, the stamps are fab and I loved all the samples. Can't wait till mine arrive.
Joan x

Marie-Louise said...

Fantastic card.

baconbits said...

Wow love this one to. These pesky mens cards will be a dream with these stamps.
I also was tuned into the show and it was fab, and i even got pulled out to win a Sam original - how lucky am I.
TFS
Hugs Amanda x

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, watched the show, great sample cards. Another great idea for the most difficult genre - Men! Hugs, Carol S.xx

Debbie Tinks said...

SUE LOVELY CARD

Jane said...

Love the vintage look really effective nortical theme cards

Jane xx

Lizzie said...

i just loving the nautical at the mo there so for the males but different colour ways would work for us ladies to. Sam done good yesterday loved her techniques. Now just waiting for Tuesday
Thanks
Lizzie (Serial copycat)xx

Vicki Sharkey said...

Wow, I can't believe that it only took 15 mins to make. What a fab card.
Vicki :)

Evik said...

WOW! This is a great idea with clear embossed pattern.I love it.

Rita said...

Fabulous card Sue. I have ordered the stamps as you said they can be used for so many types of card. All the Best for Tuesday. Hugs Rita xxxx

eileen.fj said...

Hi Sue
Very rugged masculine card-love the rope effect
Eileen x

Toni said...

Unfortunately missed the show yesterday but always on the look ot for 'man' embellishments and stamps. Love these.
Toni xx

Fiona said...

Like the rope effect - one for a good glue!

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Love this card, the rope is so effective. Watched Sam's shows, she did great. Did not buy the stamps, (they are on my whishlist) saving my pennies for your show next week. Your time with Leah sounds fun. Have a good weekend.
Hugs, June

Claveh said...

I love it Sue, another great card!
Thanks.

lainey said...

love love love it Sue :) lainey x

happy2craft said...

Hi Sue,
Watched Sam yesterday, saw this card on the show, lovely samples throughout the show, I bought the stamps, missed posting a comment for yesterdays card, but I wanted to say, I loved it, the lattice die is great, loved the colours in the flower decoration, glad you mentioned the black seam binding is in your show, tried to get it before but it sold out.
Tuesday's nearly here, lol.
Best Wishes to you Sue.
Happy2craft

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Love the card & loved all yours & Sam's samples (& Sam's demos) on C/C last week. Have made a note of all the stamps/goodies to purchase at Ally Pally in April. As I live in France C/C charge so much postage to come out here so it is better for me to include in a trip to see my family. My daughter-in-law loves your work a well, so I am sure she will be purchasing on our trip as well. Thanks, Ann W

May said...

Stunning card Sue,I Watched C&C it was fab!, love the rope effect, Hugs May x x x

Jenny, said...

wow lovin all these 'men' style cards you're doing, always hard to make for these creatures, lol

Dawn Louise said...

Love the card sue and Sam's shows were great inspiration. X

ang said...

lovely male card lovin the kraft card and the image thanks angxx

dutchess said...

wow Sue that was a wicked show and I bought sooo much stuff!!! just cant wait for it to arrive.loved this card when I saw the samples so thanks for posting it ....helps to refresh the senior mind....LOL hope you have a good weekend take care Margaret

Anonymous said...

Yet another inspiational card.
Grimsby Chris

Tammy Ortiz said...

This is so gorgeous I love Tim jolts so much
Hugs tammy

gwendraeth said...

Fab card again, love what you have done with the rope to give dimension,
Gwenda

CraftyLoops said...

This card is amazing Sue. I love how youve used the natural jute. Very clever. Lee x

CraftyJo said...

Wow, we'll have no trouble with 'manly' cards now if we just check back on all you've shown lately. This is another smasher.

Phil D said...

thats a great card Sue - you are super

Cumbrianlass said...

Hi Sue
Another wonderful card. I watched and recorded (for future reference ) Sams shows she was really great.
Janet

Linda said...

Hi Sue, I missed Sam's shows yesterday as I was away, but will be ordering her stamps asap!! Linda x

Victoria said...

Everything about this card coordinates like a dream. Love it!

gwen70 said...

Fab card Sue love everything about it, perfect for the man in my life

Sue J said...

These stamps are certainly going to make male cards a lot easier. I love the colours you have used. :)

Ayelet said...

This card is gorgeous! Love the rope.

SusanneJ said...

Loved watching the shows and ordered everything of course because you just have too lol fab card Sue!!! love it

Hanneke said...

Wow these nautical themed cards of yours look great and are ideal for those cards for men! Love the image and rope. Hugs, Hanneke

PaulineC said...

This is a very exciting card as there is so much going on. Love the rope effects.
I wonder if Leah recognised Sam on TV.

Teresa said...

Great card. Can't wait to get hold of these stamps (etc - ordered the lot)and have a play although I don't thinkit will come out anywhere near as good as yours and will most probabaly take me a lot longer.

Elaine said...

Nice texture nice card.
Loved the show.
Hugs
Elaine.W

Barbara said...

Loved the shows and have them taped to watch again. Saw this card and thought it was amazing. You and Sam really are the A Team.

Kazbomps said...

Saw the shows and loved them. Ordered the stamps, embossing folders and the glassine papers. Loved the demos and card samples. Cant wait to start using them. Karen x

rosemarie said...

Hi Sue, You are giving us great inspiration for the male cards, this one is great. I hope you had a lovely time 'babysitting'

Love Rosemariex

Shelley said...

Great card Sue. x

Anonymous said...

Great Card - Sam did some amazing demos on show - loved them all
V.C.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,What a lovely male card, as i have a few sea fairing relations this will comein very handy for birthday's, thanks Yvonne xx

Sue Parish said...

Hi Sue, This is such a lovely card and so beautifully balanced too. I love the rope and I have to say that after seeing the spinners many times and not thinking they were something I would ever need, I now realise I do need them quite urgently! Sue x

sheila said...

just realising how diverse these stamps are and it's great to see how creations from different designers are all marrying up.

Maggie said...

Shows were great and Sams stamps are fab need them all!! Another great card Sue and I really like the texture of the hemp.

Maggie

lesley c. said...

What a fab card for those difficult men! I love it, Its so stylish.

Lelly Jelly said...

Good looking card, Sue. Unfortunately missed the shows but am setting record for your debut as designer! x

Helen O said...

Absolutely fab card Sue, love the layout and the use of embellishments, another one for my men folder, lol. Thank you Helen O xxx

CathyinMN said...

Another great masculine-type card! I really like the jute and the gameboard piece you used to add interest.

Jan said...

A really great mans card Sue, love it.x

Claire said...

Gorgeous card Sue, love all the texture on this one. I've recorded the shows as I was at work but it looks like I'm in for a treat
Claire xx

Crafty mop said...

Great card sue my dad would love it x

scrapper said...

Love the use of the twine on this card, it makes a great frame

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, this was one of my fav's on C & C love what you have done with the rope. Suzie B x

elkeartsandcrafts said...

Hello Sue,
Wow! 15 minutes is all this took. Sounds like a miracle.
Good job!
Elaine J

anna christensen crafts said...

This is a gorgeous card, I love the rope effect xx

Linda said...

Hi Sue, your teasing us again aren't you! Beautiful card, the mix of colour is perfect. Linda x

Pearl said...

Very nice card! Great idea using the thick twine as ship rope!
Love Pearl x

Carole RB said...

Your card is fantastic!

Craftycat said...

Saw this in the show and it jumped out from the other samples! Was hoping to get a closer look at it so thanks! x

Liz said...

great card

Lindyloo said...

Hi Sue,
Absolutely gorgeous again.
The same theme, with Sam Pooles stunning nautical stamps, yet such a different card every time you show us. Sams shows were wonderful and she deserves great applause for these stamps, they really are a very clever range and the variety of card samples was impressive.
All the best Linda

Stacey G.-2 Craf-t-4u said...

Another great one! That rope is fantastic!

Knerten said...

How cool it is with this broad twine; great card, Sue !

Eemeli said...

Great inspiration! This would work so well for a man's card and they really give you hard time. -Eemeli-

Vee Cassidy said...

Dear Sue, I am really liking the nautical cards. Caught the Sam Poole shows I did not buy the stamps just yet and I already had the inks and glassine paper etc but like the others I am holding out for Spellbinders shows!! I too love that TH kraft paper pad and I love when I find a topic that means I can use it!
Vee xx

Heidi said...

Brilliant guy card or for the ladies, let's not be sexist here!! lol Really like the rope trim accent :-)

miislucky said...

I love this! What kills me is....only 15mins? UGH! Great card, Sue. Mimi