Tuesday, 20 August 2019

Nautical Twofer

Hi everyone, I hope all is well in your part of Blogland. The cat costume I was making for my granddaughter is finally finished so I've managed to find some time to have a crafty play. Darnell's Twofer challenge this month has a 'nautical' theme which fitted perfectly with one of the new release stamps from Uniko, and for both cards I used the 'nautical treasures' set
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My Onefer is a christmas card. This is a brilliant stamp for male cards but I wanted to use it in a different way and the christmas carol just kept going round in my head. I stamped and heat embossed in gold and fussy cut the boat three times. The sentiment was done on the computer and matted onto gold mirricard and the waves are a Memory Box die. I'm rather pleased with how this turned out and the stamp heat embossed beautifully.



 I'm entering this in the following challenges

Pixie's Snippets Playground challenge 'use snippets' (everything except the base card were snippets)

Inkspirational challenge 'travel'



My Twofer is a very CAS design and also uses a sentiment from the same stamp set, as well as one of the stamps from the new release 'background builders classics' for the sea.



I shall enter this in the following challenges

CASology challenge 'water'


Thanks for popping by today, I really appreciate your visit and all of your comments.

20 comments:

Kathleen said...

Two really lovely cards a great image and choice of colours. Super triple stamping and a lovely CAS card.

Kath x

Darnell said...

Andrea, you've done two wonderful cards using that great ship from the new release! I love that you thought of that Christmas verse and re-enacted it for your first design! I can imagine it looks stunning gold-embossed among the diecut waves! And your second card is beautifully CAS with your ship bobbing on the waves in your square design! Thanks so much for playing in Twofer Card Challenge #19! (I'm glad you saw that the CASology challenge is water!) Hugs, Darnell p.s. I can't wait to see a photo of your granddaughter in her cat costume!!

Leslie Miller said...

Beautiful nautical cards, so clean and pretty! I absolutely love how you made the gold embossed sailboats into a Christmas card simply by using the verse with them. Clever! I love the die cut waves on that one and the stamped waves on your pretty blue card. Thank you so much for playing along with us at Twofer!

meg said...

Two beautiful CAS cards, in the Christmas one the waves are really effective and I love the way you added the sentiment, the second is a perfect CAS card

Sarah said...

These are brilliant cards Andrea. I love the three ships, what a great Christmas card and I love how you have done the waves on the second xx

Carole said...

Fab cards Andrea..how have you the time to craft?? Love the Christmas card especially..so very classy and a great die for the sea . Hugs xx

Vicky Hayes said...

LOVE that boat Andrea - why isn't it on my shopping list? (It is now!)

The three ships card is inspired! A brilliant idea for a Christmas card. and I love the colours you've used and the simplicity of your designs :)

Cat Craig said...

To lovely designs with a nice clean CAS style. Thanks for playing along at Twofer Card Challenge #19.

HilaryJane said...

What an elegant sailing boat that is. I really like your Christmas card. Very stylish xx

aussie aNNie said...

Two fab cards Andrea, love the nautical..hope yo are well.x

Anne said...

Two lovely cards Andrea, very clean and modern
Anne x

brenda said...

On big time catch up Andrea, weekend away followed by a couple of day in hospital hasn't helped! Really great CAS creations and and perfect masculine cards.

B x

Deb said...

Oh wow, I love these, your Christmas card is fabulous, I so love that carol, one of my favorites! Glad to see you back making cards again! Have a great weekend, Debxx

Di said...

Well, who really is a clever sausage with those three ships! I adore both cards - and may even steal the three ships :) I already have the single ship from a release ages ago :) Girl done good!!

Hugs

Di xx

Pia S said...

I think your idea of using the ships on a Christmas card is brilliant, and with the gold ink on white you’ve achieved an elegant look. I think it’s lovely. Thanks for joining our challenge at Inkspirational.

cotnob said...

Two super cards Andrea, I love the yachts and fabulous CAS designs.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Nancy said...

I love that you used the theme for two fabulous cards! Thanks for playing along with us at CASology!

Marlena M. said...

Such a unique approach for a Christmas card, and so classy too! Love both of your cards! Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational~

Lori said...

Your sailboat cards are wonderful! The gold Christmas card with the sentiment is gorgeous and brilliant!

KT Fit Kitty said...

These are beautiful! Love the simplicity and I adore anything to do with the ocean!