Tuesday, 27 August 2013


Ahoy Birthday Boy 
Hey! (Or should that be, Ahoy!?) :)

Well I'm back to reality after an amazing adventure in Italy. The huge mountain of washing is being tackled, my guy is back to work (I'll be back next Thursday - eeek!), and my taste buds are adjusting back to reality food after a week of gourmet Italian feasts! (I won't bore you with holiday snaps here, but if you're interested I've shared a few fun pics via Instragram)

While I was away, it was my nephew's birthday so cue another birthday card whipped up by one of my all time favourite sets to use for little guys, Clearly Besotted Stamps Ahoy Matey! (Which now has coordinating dies - sweet!) Man, I hope my nephews don't ever tire of pirates....I can see them getting pirate cards from me well into adulthood! Ha!

This card incorporates some texture in the form of sandpaper. Seeing as I'm unlikely to use the stuff for DIY projects, it seemed apt to use it for a beach/desert island.

tips and tricks
  • Don't be afraid to use non-cardmaking supplies on your projects. DIY supplies can make great embellishments for guy cards!
  • Texture is always a winner with cards for children! Sandpaper made a perfect beach/desert island but experiment with other materials such as flock and felt for a softer feel if you're not keen on the roughness of sandpaper.
  • Just to add an extra finishing touch, I did indeed put a message in that little bottle/vial. If you use a larger vial, you may consider rolling up some money for some real treasure!
Well it's more a case of laundry room ahoy today, rather than treasure ahoy! Mind you, you never know what treasures one may find whilst emptying pockets.....

Thanks so much for stopping by today - your visits (whether they be directly here at the blogerooo, via email or via some other random feed) are always, always appreciated!


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Pamela said...

LOVE the sand paper and the bottle!

Katie said...

Very cute card. Glad a good time was had--unfortunately, laundry never seems to be completely done, and the work does not stop once it comes out of dryer.

frommycraftroom said...

What a great idea to use sandpaper. Thanks for the tip! Great card.

Tasnim said...

how cool! love every detail in this card!

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