Sunday, 3 April 2011

Some Neglected Stash for a Sunday

 Happy Mothering Sunday to all Mums everywhere.  I'm having a quiet day without either son as one is still at University and the other has just started a part-time job and is at work.  Before he went he presented me with a large bottle of "Mother's Ruin" - gin - in this case a blackcurrant gin that is my favourite ever tipple:).

I've finished up a card for the Sketch 'n' Stash Challenge, really the only new stash is the baker's twine, but this is a "neglected" card even though it's not stash as such...  I stamped and watercoloured a seaside scene with my Hobby Arts Scene-It stamps but it just didn't look quite right and it's sat on my desk for months.  Yesterday I trimmed out large swathes of scene by using a Nestie circle on it and I'm much happier with it now and it has made it into a card.

The strip is My Mind's Eye 29th Avenue DP, sentiment is Elusive Images embossed in red, baker's twine is from Quixotic Paperie and I dry embossed a swirly white panel.

My card is for the following challenges:
Sketch'n'Stash - sketch
Tellen's Place - embossing
Totally Papercrafts - one for the boys
Stamping Vacation - pick 3 from a list (I chose circle, dry embossing, sentiment)
Sentimental Sundays - let's get wet
Cards for Men - embossing


  1. Happy Mothering Sunday to you too. Don't drink your gin all at once lol.

    This card is so beautiful. I do like the look of the Hobbyart stamps.

    Enjoy your day.

    Jo x

  2. Beautiful Scene Anne and LOVE that sentiment!! Happy Sunday!

  3. Hello Anne. Pretty card. Love the image and the papers are so nice and effective with the embossed panel. Thank you for joining us at Tellens Place and good luck.
    Sandra x

  4. what a great card... the image is great & I love the twine you used ;o)

    Thank you for joining in with us over at Sketch N Stash... Good Luck!!

    xXx Angie xXx

  5. Hi Anne, this is really a pretty card. I love the swirls with the idea of the water. It is perfect for our challenge at Tellen's Place. Good luck and I hope you will play with us again!
    Hugs, Sarah

  6. This is really effective - and the colouring fab, as always.
    Yum, yum, blackcurrant gin - I do remember that!
    Big Hugs

  7. Happy Mum's Day! Your card- and your coloring are fabulous! Hope you had a great day!

  8. Hi Anne, this is really a lovely scene and the swirls go so well with sailing, doesn't it? Thanks for playing along with us at Tellen's Place in our "Embossing" challenge. :~)

  9. Oh fabulous card Anne and fab details.

  10. Your card has such a serene feel to you a calm place to ponder the sentiment, which I love! The spots of red in the thread, the sailboats and brads are wonderful!

    Thanks for playing along with Stamping Vacation's challenges!

  11. Hi Anne! This is really lovely! Thanks so much for playing with us at SS! We appreciate your support!

  12. I love the beautiful scene on your card!

    Thank you for joining our “Let’s Get Wet” challenge at Sentimental Sundays .


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  13. This is beautiful, I love that scene & it's perfect for those awkward men in our lives that we struggle to make cards for :)

    Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays & Good Luck!

  14. What a wonderful summer scene on the water. You used one of my favorite embossing folders. Thanks for joining us at Tellen's Place.

  15. A lovely embossed card thanks for playing along at Tellens Place this week good luck
    Luv Jane xxx

  16. Such a great scene and I love the embossing folder you have used.
    Thanks for playing along with our embossing challenge at CFM.
    Hugs, Alison x

  17. Fabulous card and gorgeous scene too...I love it!

    thanks for joining us at totally papercrafts and good luck!!..

    hugs Vicky xx

  18. A gorgeous scene on a lovely card. Great use of embossing. Thankyou for sharing this at Tellen's Place this week and hope to see you back next time

  19. thank you for joining us at Sketch n Stash with your lovely card

  20. What a lovely card! I really like the scene and you did a fabulous job with colouring the ocean. So glad you joined us this week at Sentimental Sundays :-)


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