Sunday, 14 June 2015


Good afternoon fellow bloggers!  Today I'm posting a card for our next challenge on the OSAAT blog.  This fortnight the theme is Anything Goes - for a Man!!!  I don't often start out with an idea in my head but I did with this one - I had a vision of an old map in shades of brown with some 'marine' type die cuts surrounding the image.   Obviously it doesn't pay for me to get any bright ideas before hand 'cos I end up with a totally different card!

I thought this could be a card for someone going on an imaginary 'gap year'.   I say imaginary 'cos I don't know anyone who is intending to do this!  Mind you it would be nice.


7" x 7" Kraft Card - Anna Marie Designs
Digi - 'Lighthouse Turtle' by Craftygirl Creations at Stitchy Bears Digi Outlet
Wonky Rectangle die - Spellbinders Dies
Nautical Frame and Accents dies - Spellbinders Dies
Loopy Rings die - Memory Box Dies
Scalloped Rectangle die - Tonic Dies
Card, paper, twine - stash
Piece of gold mesh - very very ancient stash!
Spectrum Noir Markers

We would love to see your creations this fortnight - male cards are (allegedly) quite challenging to do, so the more you make the more practised you'll become!  We are offering the following prize this month - not to be sneezed at eh???

I'll be off now, people to see, places to be .. oh and cards to make!!!  Lots of huge hugs to you, together with a cuddle if you need one!

Sue xxx


  1. Super card Sue. I'd like to have a gap year - but it will definitely be imaginary!! I have some of that gold mesh too - and silver. Gosh, they stuff we acquire over the years eh? Big hugs Christine xx

  2. Ahoy Sue
    I have a friend who is always travelling so would love this. Very nautical and beautifully embellished.
    I would say "avast behind" but seeing how much weight you've lost, maybe not lol!
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

  3. Fab card for an imaginary gap year Sue! Carol x

  4. This is gorgeous Sue, I love the image and your detailing it fabulous.
    hugs Sue xx

  5. What a fun card Sue, I love the image and all the detail
    Kevin xx

  6. This is just awesome, Sue. LOVE the way you dressed up this boy-card...the anchors, bubbles, waves....amazing! I struggle with anything manly. Mr P is pining for his baby. As always he finds consolation is taking long long naps! :)
    hugs, Asha

  7. Beautifully done Sue. Love the sea turtle and the layout of the card. It does not matter that it is different than your vision, it turned out beautiful.

    Hugs and Blessings

  8. Hi Sue fab card, I love the turtle image and the nautical details, great design, hugs Kate x

  9. Wow...looks great. Had a giggle at your description of the gold mesh as very ancient stash...I have some of that mesh too! Minde is pretty ancient as

    Great masculine card, Sue.

  10. Wow...looks great. Had a giggle at your description of the gold mesh as very ancient stash...I have some of that mesh too! Minde is pretty ancient as

    Great masculine card, Sue.

  11. Fabulous Sue, yep an imaginary gap year sounds like an awesome plan :) :) :) Love all of your attention to detail, just perfect :) Big hugs, Jane xxxxx

  12. Sue, What a fun nautical card! Love all the elements that create such texture and dimension. Thanks so much for joining us at Words 2 Scrap By. :)

  13. Beautiful card. Thank you so much for joining us at Kitty Bee Desings Aloha Friday Challenges.
    Naz xxx

  14. Lovely summery marine card, great image, thanks for playing along at Paper Creator, good luck, hugs, Colette xx

  15. So glad you hooked up with our challenge, just love you’re design!
    We look forward to seeing you again over at
    Sandie (Proud Sugar and Betty DT)

  16. such a fabulous card for a "gap year" - maybe the person can simply travel a little at a time all year long in books and photos! Your card's collage elements look wonderful together, Sue - What a great idea! (love all the rolling waves, and the turtle's painted shell!). Hope you are doing well. Thank you for your sweet comments on my blog. love, de

  17. Gorgeous! Love it!
    Thank you for joining us at KBD Aloha Friday Challenge. (

  18. Super card Sue, love the design and colours, hugs Carole Z X

  19. Fantastic nautical imagery! Thanks for playing along in W2SB's masculine card challenge!


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